Hey everyone! Today I have a stop on the Mo's Heart Review Tour. Besides my review I have an excerpt and a giveaway to share with you all.
A Miracle Interrupted Novel
By: Edie Ramer
The Mafia comes to Miracle, Wisconsin...
Mo Vincent, the owner of Mo’s Place, is in agony because his soon-to-be divorced sous chef is dating – but not him. He has his reasons for not asking her out. He did the right thing back in New Jersey, and it cost him his son, his wife, his restaurant. Now he’s found a home in Miracle. The village has accepted him, and his new restaurant is doing well. He should be content with what he has...but his heart wants more.
Chef Rosa Fabrini’s divorce is one signature away when her cheating husband returns home and expects her to forgive him. Her lawyer is AWOL, and her youngest son is demanding she take his father back. Desperate to escape the turmoil, she asks Mo to let her move into the empty apartment above the restaurant...right next to his place.
Mo can’t say no. His mind knows she’s forbidden fruit, but his heart dares to hope. Until his past shows up, and he finds out sometimes it takes a village...
Mo has went to the small town of Miracle hoping to stay under the radar from his past that is hunting him. He left behind his wife and son and can't tell them were he is or contact them. He has come to like the little town and his restaurant is doing good. He also wants the impossible his chef Rosa. She is everything besides his son he wants, but she is going through a rough divorce from a cheating husband. When she has to move into Mo's extra apartment the two see they may not be able to fight their feelings for each other. Mo's past is about to catch up to him and it seems the whole village is ready to fight to keep him, but will Rosa stick around.
Mo might not be the biggest or the most muscular guy but he has a heart of gold it seems. I think I fell for him from the start. While he is hiding secrets he still wears his heart on his sleeve. I will say without giving a spoiler when he gives a kiss to the top of a head that just melted my heart. You have to read to see lol . He is also in a lot of ways very loyal person.. Rosa is so fiery and proud. She has been kicked down by her horrible husband but she stands tall. I love her she is everything a woman who has been cheated on needs to see. She never lets the blame be placed on her. there is tons more characters in this book. Most I loved however there was two I really hated. good reasons for that and when you read you will see who.
This is first book in this series I have read and yes it reads perfectly by itself. I will have to check out the rest to see more of this fascinating town. I loved this book and really felt like I was dealing with a huge family not a town. It is that easy to bond with these characters and the book. The plot is a good sound one that keeps your attention the whole book. There is some action in this book that I loved seeing. You get to see just how a small town/ village bonds together. There is several scenes I just had to laugh out loud at. A basement scene had me in stitches and almost made me wake my husband up. I just no I am going to ramble so I will wrap this up. The main characters belong together and you hope for the best the whole book. I really think anyone who loves a good sweet story will amazing people you can see as friends should read this book. You will not be disappointing.
4 out of 5 Stars
This very short excerpt from Mo’s Heart takes place after Rosa has been forced to leave her home, and she’s temporarily staying in an apartment above Mo’s restaurant – right next to his apartment.
She turned to look at Mo bringing in the suitcases. How odd to think that seven months ago, she hadn’t known him. It felt as if he’d been in her life for...well, forever.
All this ran through her mind in a second as Mo stopped beside her. “It’s not a palace.”
“I wouldn’t know what to do in a palace.”
“You’d be the queen. Anything you wanted.”
She laughed, surprised by his comment. Surprised that she had laughter in her. “I’d rather be a cook.”
“You are that. The best sous-chef in the village.”
There was a quiet moment between them, and a sense of peace sighed inside her as she looked at his serious face and knew he saw her as a strong woman, a woman who was temporarily down but not out. Never out. Not as long as she had breath.
She stood taller.
“The furniture is pretty ugly,” he said.
“I don’t know. The couch is the same color as your eyes.”
“Do me a favor?”
She looked at him. He never asked her for favors. “Of course.”
“Run downstairs and get my chef’s knife and bring it back up here.”
She laughed again and felt a shift inside her. Like she imagined the earth felt when a boulder in a precarious spot moved. “Why?”“So you can gouge my eyes out.”
In my stories, miracles are interrupted…but sometimes a few sneak through. I like to think miracles happen in life, too. Part of the reason I feel this way is because I was weaned on fairy tales. But when my mother unleashed me into the aisles of my local library, I gravitated to Nancy Drew. I also devoured comic books about Wonder Woman and Super Girl. My penchant for strong heroines who don’t wait for men to save them is reflected in my books.
I started my writing career selling short stories for mystery magazines and anthologies. I’ve published quite a few paranormal romances and I’ve even tiptoed into the sci fi romance genre. Now I write contemporary romance with heart and attitude and magic. I love writing a magical realism series set in the small village of Miracle, Wisconsin. These are stand-alone books, and anything can and does happen. Everyone gets a chance to tell their story, from a cat to a young blogger to a young woman to young seniors.
I don’t think I’ll ever get bored with this series. I hope my readers feel the same way. My goal is to make readers laugh a little, cry a little, and feel happy a lot.
I live in southeastern Wisconsin with my husband, dog and a very special cat. You can follow me on my personal blog, my group blog, Magical Musings, Facebook and Twitter.
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