Author: Terry Newman
Genre: Contemporary Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance
Coffee shop owner, Charlee Lightheart, views corporations with contempt. She believes her father died at the hands of the pharmaceutical industry. When she's approached to run for city council on an anti-fracking platform, she's reluctant. She's not sure this movement is her cause.
Billionaire Riley Brockton has given up on love. Then he walks into Charlee's shop. All he wanted was coffee and muffins. From that first electrifying touch, he knows he needs more. He withholds one piece of vital information: he's a lionshifter.
A rogue reporter sets out to reveal the one secret that can destroy the anti-fracking movement and the couple's relationship. Can their love survive the truth and public exposure?
A billionaire lion shifter finds his lioness, in a coffee shop of all places, but before long, they’re in quicksand and sinking. Riley Brockton returns home restless, not knowing what to do next. His lion feels it too. When he walks into Charlee’s coffee shop, something shifts inside him. From the brief contact, he instinctively knows she’s his mate. But he can’t very well just blurt it out to her. He needs to go slow, to let her come to him willingly. Deeply guarded secrets threaten to rip their relationship apart. Riley loves her and to prove it will take the heart of a lion. He’s got that covered. Going all-in with the truth, risking everything his family has worked so hard for? Not so easy but Riley’s willing to risk it all for his lioness.
Heartquake is a beautifully written, heartfelt, modern paranormal romance not to be missed. I’ve read a lot of shifter romances but very few lion shifters. Heartquake is an original shifter romance with relevant issues such as anti-fracking, big business, and environmentalism. The romance itself is well-written with some roadblocks this couple needs to work through. I liked the banter between Riley and his brother and Charlee and her friend at the coffee shop. The descriptive narration provides a beautiful setting and emotional insights. There is a full cast of characters to interact with. What makes Heartquake so moving, though, is the world-building. Terry Newman takes on shifters versus humans and makes it completely believable. I want to live in her world. If you’re a shifter romance junkie like me, you’ll want to read this book. If you’re looking for a book boyfriend unlike any other, pick up Heartquake. A brilliant romance from start to finish, you need to read this book. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Terry Newman has always loved words. As the editor-in-chief of a national natural health publishing company, she has written books on a variety of topics, as well as writing direct-mail advertising.
She’s also worked as a reporter, a communications specialist and a freelance writer. She’d had clients worldwide, and researched and wrote hundreds of eBooks and print books as well as ghostwrote novellas and short stories.
One day she woke and decided to make her dream of writing her own novel come true. She sets all her stories in fictional towns in northeast Ohio and writes about things she loves—like coffee.
Terry has taught workshops on writing and character development.
She has a daughter, a son-in-law, and a grandpuppy, and lives in North Lima, a real town in northeast Ohio.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N