Back Cover (from Goodreads):
Ten years ago, Emma
Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband
who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have
faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from
the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's
handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to
destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is
Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love
she's ever known?
Another good one from Miss Lessman!
I am/was super excited to finally read Sean's story! Goodness, he's the oldest shouldn't his story been sooner? Nonetheless, this one was very interesting to read. As a quick side note, it is definitely apparent that Miss Lessman has raised the "passion/romance" bar. I truly love Emma and Sean, but there were several issues that came up in the story that I had to skip. :-(
On a more positive note, I found Charity's sisterly affection for Emma so, so, sweet. Reading A Heart Revealed really opened up the doors for us to see Charity's better, softer, side. For once, I actually liked Charity! Emma's motherly care for her neighbor, Casey, was very endearing as well.
It was really different for me to read about Emma, though not in a bad sense. To me it was just weird for her not to be an O'Connor sister! Haha! The tables are really turned from any of the previous books to this one. Overlooking the extra doses of passion, I did like this one. Emma and Sean are such sweet characters and I'm happy they've both found happiness and love in each other. :-)
I bought this book, no review required.