BOOK REVIEW – TOLD YOU TWICE
BOOK REVIEW – TOLD YOU TWICE by KRISTEN HEITZMANN
An actor relies on many resources to excel in his craft, to play each role to its fullest. That arsenal does not usually include hiding behind the mask of roles played.
For Bo Corrigan, that is exactly what charges his talent as an actor, delving so deeply that he is lost in each role. And he forgets his miserable life for a few hours.
But in between roles and in between performances, who is he really? And where does he go to hide when not on stage? Which role, which mask that he wears is the true self?
Alexis Murphy, Exi, meets Bo at the cast party for his stellar performance in the smash hit play written by her cousin and his wife. Even though she is engaged, Exi is drawn to Bo—and he doesn’t take no for an answer.
Exi had finally found a good man in Jeffrey, and can’t believe her luck; not only does he want to marry her but he wants a Grace Evangeline wedding. And what bride wouldn’t want that!
But as her affection for Bo grows, and she begins to question her feelings for Jeffrey, she gets caught up in Bo’s dangerous past.
Can Exi leave Bo alone for her own good? Can she break his heart—and the trust he has begun to place in her—and walk away? Can she deny her own heart?
Ms. Heitzmann drew me into this story and held me captive. As an actor, this reviewer stepped into the part of Bo Corrigan, so vividly did Ms. Heitzmann portray him and his struggles, his angst. As Exi’s heart fell for Bo, so did mine. Every nuance of interaction between them, every sizzling touch and tender eye-connect, drew me further into their story.
When tragedy struck, Ms. Heitzmann wrote an uncomfortable vortex that seemed never to end, an all-too-true reaction to real life crises. I not only identified with Exi and with Bo, but I felt I lived the story with them, from each agonizing page to the final, and apt conclusion to the story.
I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical novels, including Christy Award finalists Indivisible and The Tender Vine and Christy Award winner Secrets. In 2013, her novel The Breath of Dawn won both a Christy Award and Inspirational Readers Choice Award and was a finalist for a people’s choice award in the Netherlands. She is a fiction track and workshop teacher at American Christian Fiction Writers Conference and keynote speaker for women’s and writers’ conferences.
An artist and mountain hiker, Kristen lives in Colorado with her husband, pets, wildlife, and extended family.
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