The Heart Series
Romance was never a genre I found to have the excitement and pull that I had come to find in other genres, such as mystery, thrillers, and contemporary fiction. After experiencing and being impressed with the writing of Loretta R. Walls, I was referred to Iris Bolling’s books. Well, I have to say…forget about sexy… IRIS BROUGHT ROMANCE BACK!!! Upon reading this novel, I have a renewed respect and level of expectation for romance books.
Once You’ve Touched the Heart presents a host of characters that have been crafted and strategically placed in situations that you cannot even fathom them making their way out of. As the characters and story came together, I found myself further drawn in…
Initially I was taken aback by the tiny font, but I was told that as I read, the font would not even bother me – and it was the truth. I was also pleased to see that the subsequent books in the series were printed with eye-friendly font. An author who thinks about her readers – a plus!
When I find myself rooting for characters, drooling over others, and intrigued by even more, I know I have found a winner. Iris Bolling has without a doubt found her niche. If you are a lover of romance or if you find that romance is not satisfying your reading thirst, GO BOLLING! This is an excellent romance novel that covers an array of emotions and situations of the heart. I found there are 5 other books in the series and I will relish each one as I am acquainted with the characters of “The Heart” series.
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Star Rating: 5.0*****
Synopsis – Once You’ve Touched The Heart
Tracy Washington, a young woman from humble beginnings is given an opportunity of a lifetime. While in college she meets J.D. Harrison, he is her roommate’s, now business partner’s brother and her life is never the same.
J.D. Harrison is destined to be an undeniable force in politics, however, his strong sense of integrity and belief in a fair and just system places him in a constant struggle between right and wrong. When he meets nineteen-year-old Tracy, sparks fly, but her age prevents him from showing his feelings. Life would be great if others would accept the love they have. However, Carolyn Roth, the ex-girlfriend of J.D., has her own dreams of becoming the first lady of Virginia. She believes J.D. is the man that can make that happen and she will stop at nothing to make her dream a reality. Between vengeful women, criminals and other interesting characters, J.D. and Tracy’s lives become a living nightmare.
Enjoy the beginning of The Heart Series with J.D. and Tracy in Once You’ve Touched the Heart
Synopsis – The Heart of Him
James Brooks, the campaign manager for Attorney General hopeful J.D. Harrison finds himself reluctantly falling for Ashley Harrison, sister to the candidate. As the two become more attracted to each other, their past love interest emerges and threaten to destroy what appears to be a sex-driven relationship. James has hidden his family ties from Ashley and his friends for reasons of his own. Making her a permanent part of his life means, he will have to face the family he was exiled form and certain demons that hardened his heart.
Ashley finds herself in love with a man that she believes is out of her league. She finds herself constantly trying to peel away the shield he has erected around his heart. Unfortunately, an ex-lover takes her attention away occasionally with his obsession with her.
James and Ashley life becomes a rolling snowball picking up speed when it finally crashes. The impact not only affects their love ones, but the political campaign that may produce the future President of the United States.
Synopsis – Look Into My Heart
Socialite Cynthia Thornton has it all, beauty, money and status. The only thing missing in her life is love. It took her going through a few men before she realized she was looking in all the wrong places and for the wrong things. Now, she has taken a vow of celibacy until Mr. Right comes along. Finding love isn’t easy and for a while she simply feels it doesn’t exist, at least not for her. Until… Prince LaVere’ Ashro comes into her life.
Prince LaVere’ Ashro places the world and his country at her feet. All the material things in life are at her disposal. Finally, she has a man that can treat her as the princess she is–or is he?
Just as life seems to come together, a hidden agenda unfolds. Someone wants her dead. Now, the life she envisioned with Prince LaVere’ is threatened and her heart is lost forever–or is it?
Synopsis – A Heart Divided
Attorney General, J.D. Harrison is the leading candidate to become Governor and eventually President of the United States. He has a beautiful wife, two wonderful children and a promising political career ahead of him. However, he has a nemesis that will go to any length to destroy the Harrison’s family—including murder.
A Heart Divided continues the journey towards the White House for J.D. and Tracy Harrison. What do you do when you realize your best friend is in love with your wife? Your brother-in-law is controlling the streets from prison? And you discover father’s death was a murder?
Synopsis – A Lost Heart
Ex-FBI agent Brian Thompson realizes love is missing from his life after nearly losing it to save his friend’s family. On a scouting trip to southwest Virginia the last person he expected to see was Caitlyn Montgomery, the woman that disappeared from his life ten years ago, married with a child.
Caitlyn Montgomery was forced to leave the love of her life, Brian Thompson, for reason she could not explain. Ten years later she sees the man whose love she sacrificed standing in her doorway.
Manipulative parents weave a web of deceit and secrets that is now threatening her son’s life. Now Caitlyn need the man she walked out on help to find her missing son.
Brian finds himself at the fore front of an investigation of a missing child. Can he find the child in time….will he even try?
Synopsis – The Heart
The heart is the most vital organ a person can use.
It is the source of one’s being, their flow in life.
The heart controls—period.
JD and Tracy press forward in their quest to the White House, but is the price too high? Their dreams have come true, even down to the number of children they would have. Now, an assassin is determined to take it all away.
Al “Turk” Day was a kingpin who controlled the streets with intelligence and grace. After spending time in prison, he finds himself protecting the family of the man campaigning to become President of The United States. Looking forward to a calmer life did not include being attracted to a woman that lived by the same street code as he did.
When JD’s love for his country and family become intertwined, who will be left victorious?
The Heart – The Final Chapter
A Night of Seduction can change your outlook on life and open Heaven’s Gate.
Night of Seduction
Music Executive Jason Davies made a mistake. That result was a gift of love, his daughter Sierra. Accepting his responsibility as a father, he moves the mother of his daughter, Latoya Wright into his home. Expectantly, she wreaks so much havoc in his life he completely gives up on love. Then he meets the sexy, lovable photographer TeKaya Kendrick and not only does he find a love, he experiences a night of seduction that will last a life time.
R&B singer Eric “Silk” Davies has lost his muse. Night after night he sings, bringing joy and hope of love to millions, but can’t seem to find it for himself. Then during one of his concerts, his eyes rest on a woman in the front row and his songs take on a new meaning that leads to an unbelievable night of seduction. The woman, he believes to be a call girl, turns out to be a beautiful, baggage filled, school teacher named Siri Austin who just happens to be his key to open Heaven’s Gate.
Two brothers – Two Sisters – Two Loves of a Lifetime!
Night of Seduction/Heaven’s Gate
The Lassiter family consists of six precious gems and six true gentlemen. They are all blessed with good looks, charm, and a wonderful sense of self-worth. They know who they are and who they want.
Child number five, sexy, confident and fiercely loyal, Diamond Lassiter made her choice. She did not save herself for anyone less than a real man to teach her how to make love. When she met Zackary Davenport, there was no question in her mind, he was the one.
With arson connected to his last project, the only mission on Zackary Davenport’s mind was ensuring the new home development progressed without a hitch. Working against him was an unknown force that was out to destroy his name. The last thing on his mind was any woman that was after his heart. To that end Diamond Lassiter was trouble, and he knew it.
Revenge, family secrets and love will keep you engrossed as you wonder whose willpower will prevail.
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