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Peek Inside Healing her Heart

Dr. Greg Stanton is looking for ways to de-stress in the aftermath of losing a patient, and getting hot and heavy with Carrie Jankowski sounds like just what he needs to forget his high-stress life for a while. He doesn’t have time for anything long-term—his only focus is and has always been the well-being of the patients whose lives are in his hands. But when Carrie accepts his straightforward terms of a no-strings relationship, they realize too late that they won’t be satisfied with sex alone...

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Informing the next of kin of a patient’s death is hardly cardiac surgeon Greg Stanton’s favorite activity. Tired of spreading bad news, he decides to take a week off and enjoy a few extra curricular activities—one in particular that hopefully involves a certain blonde director.

Emily’s experience as the Director of New Beginnings, an Assisted Living Residence, has taught her that the wisdom of the elderly is often more healing than any drug. So when Greg drops by her office to tell her one of her residents passed away and mentions he’s taking some time off, Emily suggests that he spend the time volunteering at her facility.

Greg is in need of a way to de-stress. After being burned by her ex-fiance, Emily needs a little fun. What’s a little sex between friends? But when their casual arrangement is complicated by real feelings, one of them will have to step up to save what could be something special before they both tear it apart.

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By Claire May 19, 2014

3.5 - "He'd left her limp and sore but ready for more." Stars!

I really enjoyed Healing her Heart, it is my first read from Audra North, but I will definitely be looking her up again, when I am in the mood for something quick, sexy and a little different.

The beauty of life was in its complexity, and ...more

By Nicola May 17, 2014

This was just what the doctor ordered. After a couple of average reads, Healing her Heart pulled me out of my funk and I devoured it.

Cardiac Surgeon Greg Stanton's high pressure job is starting to wear on him. Physically and mentally tired, he realises he needs a break after he gets a bit of a wake- ...more

By Ren Puspita August 13, 2014

3,5 stars

Healing Her Heart is the start of what I assume a new series by Audra North, called Stanton Family. This is also the first time I try her book and well, I like her voice.

I rarely reading about medical romance, and the first medical novel I read was Demonica series. And it's paranormal, so ...more

By Kame May 16, 2014

3 1/2 stars

Greg is an heart surgeon who also helps in the ER; which means he has had his fair share of having to relay unfortunate news to family and loved ones of patients. This time he must talk to someone he has gotten to know over the past year. Carrie, the director of an assisted living facili ...more

By Margaret August 31, 2016

3.5 Stars

This is a short read with a bit of angst, a bit of steam, and a lot of color – mainly from the elderly residents at the Assisted Living Residence. When Doctor Greg finds himself over-stressed from his job as a cardiac surgeon, he decides to take a week off to recharge his batteries and try ...more

By Yvonne June 03, 2014

Sometimes it’s not easy being a cardiac surgeon. In fact, it can be more than a little stressful as Dr. Greg Stanton is finding out. For months he has been fantasizing about the beautiful director of an assisted living facility. Now, instead of taking Carrie Jankowski out for a romantic dinner, he h ...more

By LJT June 25, 2016

Healing Her Heart by Audra North is an engaging novella that I was able to read in just a couple of hours. The characters are likeable and the plot is complete with emotion, friendship and heat. Ms. North is an excellent storyteller and I will continue to seek out her new works. In addition, this bo ...more

By Angie December 14, 2014

Healing Her Heart is another great addition to this series! It was short, but full of sweetness and sexiness! Dr. Greg Stanton needs a break. He's a cardiac surgeon in the ER, and he's struggling with anxiety over his patients dying. One night he loses an elderly woman, has a panic attack, but Carri ...more

By Amanda May 27, 2014

Carrie is a director for a retirement home. She has meet Greg in the ER more times than she can count. He is a hot sexy heart doctor that is just getting burnt out. Carrie has some attraction, and Greg seems to have some attraction to her. Then Greg has a mini melt down after one of her residents do ...more

By Kassiah June 21, 2016

4 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

I like Audra North, and I like FWB to more stories, so I was glad to pick up Healing Her Heart. Both Greg and Carrie have difficult jobs--he's a cardiac surgeon, she runs an assisted living facility. They've always felt a little spark when they'v ...more

By Lynn June 05, 2014

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

This is a story that makes the doctor seem more human and shows that they go through the same types of things us “normal” people do. Greg is also one smooth talker – wi ...more

By Rosemary May 31, 2014

Greg Stanton is a workaholic. His life has taken a backseat to his medical career. That is until he meets Carrie Jankowski. She is a strong, compassionate and very sexy woman who haunts his dreams. She is there to comfort him when he needs support during a panic attack. He wants and needs her and sh ...more

By Kirsten May 30, 2014

4 1/2 stars
This was a quick read, and a good story. I enjoyed the way that Carrie and Greg found comfort with each other. They helped each other through tough times, becoming friends and then lovers. They had expected to be short-term lovers, but what they both feel while they're together is fantast ...more

By Anna May 28, 2014

Healing her heart tells the story of Carrie and Greg. He is an overworked Cardiologist, on verge of a nervous breakdown and she is the director of a retirement community. They are friends, but when Greg loses one of Carries residents, he has a panic attack if front of Carrie. She talks him down, and ...more

By Patricia May 21, 2014

This novella is short and sweet and will have you eating this up in one day. I not only judge a book I eant to read by the blurb but also the cover. Looking at the cover and blurb I prepared myself for an average read yet got something so much better. Carrie's heart was damaged by her ex while Greg ...more

By Lori May 25, 2014

What a great emotional fantastic read! Greg and Carrie were so cute together. I liked the way that even though they met a year ago and had the slow build of friendship, that their physical chemistry was explosive. And his words to suggest the physical relationship...swoon! It was hot! But I think wh ...more

By Talking May 28, 2014

What an absolutely sweet read! Greg and Carrie's characters had so much fiery chemistry that burned the pages on every turn! The character dialogue was both delightful and sizzling. Both characters had baggage and drama but both with outcomes that were convincing. The added mix of characters from Ne ...more

By Becky July 16, 2014

A fun read! The nursery home characters were a nice touch; I loved watching them get on Greg's case. The chemistry between Greg and Cassie was believable, and their story enjoyable.

My only real complaint is that everything was resolved really quickly here--drawing it out a bit longer would have made ...more

By Bette July 09, 2014

This is a fantastic novella showing how important it is to live everyday to the fullest. Great characters all around but the main two are Greg, burned out cardiac surgeon and Carrie, ever hopeful head of the local assisted living facility. This story reminds us that every relationship has moments of ...more

By Karen June 12, 2014

Healing her Heart is a charming little story by Audra North. I dont normally read novellas but as soon as I saw this was from this author, I knew I had to read it! I love her writing style and I really enjoy her books!! And of course anything from Entangled Publishing is awesome!! ...more

By Lyn January 05, 2015

This is third book in the Stanton family series. You can read them all as stand-alone or in order. The story was well written and lightly touched subject matter which occurs in everyday life. If you are chasing a quick read, you will love Audra North's books. ...more

By Leana May 28, 2014

Cute little read! Thanks for this Audra. ...more

By Misty June 04, 2014

review to come ...more

By Melissa May 27, 2014

This book is a good read. Carrie and Greg story is you can't blame someone for something, someone else has done and follow your heart. ...more

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Audra North

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Audra North

Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can't resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books.

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