Conflicting Hearts

Fiction - Social Issues
315 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2015
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Author Biography

Conflicting Hearts is the author's real-life story of childhood sexual abuse set in a fictional world. It was written to expose how one selfish act of abuse can have profound life-changing effects upon the mind of a little girl. As a result of the trauma, she grows into a woman who struggles with a variety of painful issues and poor relationships. ​

J. D. Burrows is the author's chosen pen name for Conflicting Hearts. She also writes under Vicki Hopkins and Nora Covington, having released 15 other novels and novellas. She is also an award-winning author of historical romance.

With Russian blood on her father's side and English on her mother's, she blames her ancestors for the lethal combination in her DNA that influences her stories. She lives in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat . Her obsessive hobby is researching her family tree and English ancestry.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Conflicting Hearts by J.D. Burrows is a story of love, commitment and compassion. Life has been hard for Rachel; she has been the victim of abuse, both as a child and an adult. Conflicting Hearts begins as Rachel is alone with not much to look forward to, feeling sad and lonely on her thirtieth birthday. She is on her way to work, gazing at an accident on the side of the road, and slams into the car in front of her. She immediately senses that this will ruin an already bad day and is preparing herself for the worst. When the tall, handsome man in the very expensive car she has hit knocks on her window, checking to see that she is not hurt, Rachel knows he will soon be suing her for the damages. She is surprised and amazed to find out he is calm and not at all concerned about the condition of his car. She panics when, later in the day, she receives a beautiful bunch of red roses from him and an invitation to dinner. She and Ian soon acknowledge an attraction for each other and begin the dating game. Because of her past, Rachel has trouble with a normal relationship and believing anyone can love her. Ian understands her and is willing to put up with a variety of problems. The story follows their ups and downs and makes for a touching and caring story.

Conflicting Hearts tells the story of an abused woman in a very real way. I could not help but feel Rachel’s pain, hurt and confusion, and laugh and cry along with her. J.D. Burrows presents the facts in a beautiful love story that was impossible to put down. The sex scenes were in good taste without unnecessary graphic descriptions. Conflicting Hearts is a good book for any woman to enjoy, but for someone who has been abused it is a great offering of hope and strength. I highly recommend Conflicting Hearts to all women who enjoy a good romantic novel.