Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hold My Heart (Heart #1) by Esther M. Soto

On a manhunt for a serial killer, FBI Special Agent Ileana Harper falls through a break in time, ripping her from the present and everything she knows. After forming an uneasy alliance with the man who comes to her rescue, she unearths long-buried family secrets. Spiraling out of control, she clings to memories of Tommy, her partner and best friend of eight years, to keep her sane, fearful she may never see him again.

FBI Special Agent Tommy Colton relies on Ileana to keep him grounded; she’s the closest thing he’s ever had to love in his life. When Ileana disappears, leaving no trace, he falls apart. Without her beside him, Tommy is about to face the biggest challenge of his career, if not his life.

While trying to find a way home, Ileana races to determine the killer’s identity and discovers he might be closer than she realized. Will she risk everything to catch him, or sacrifice justice to find her way back to Tommy before it’s too late?

5+ out of 5 Stars

Hold My Heart is a must read! My mind was all over the place. Laughter to tears. I couldn't get enough. The mystery... the romance... the suspense... I loved everything about it. I want to shout at the top of my lungs and tell everyone who enjoy romance novels to read this book!

The star of the story is Agent Ileana Harper, and she is one tough girl. She knows how to take care of herself. How to be alone. When she was young, she left her uncaring family. She graduated school early and joined the army. After serving in Afghanistan, she settled down in Chicago as an FBI agent.

Agent Tommy Colton is her constant in life. Her best friend. They went to war together, and now they solve crime as partners. The attraction between them is there, but neither of them express their true feelings for each other.

When a bunch of murders are noticed, Agent Harper and Colton spend countless days and nights looking for a suspect.

This one case changes everything.

Somehow Ileana gets sent back to 1944.

Honestly, it felt like I went back in the time with her. I'd pull up a song mentioned in the pages and read with it playing in the background. My own heart was crying for Tommy. Everything about this story is perfect. I can't think of one negative thing. The only regret I have is waiting so long to read this. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!