Sun in My Heart

Contemporary Romance With A Twist

Romance - Contemporary
218 Pages
Reviewed on 11/07/2023
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Author Biography

Since she was a little girl, award-winning author Tricia T. LaRochelle has been obsessed with tragic love stories. No beach reads for her. Bring on the grit with a double side of turmoil. She likes to feel the character’s anguish as they fight to overcome obstacles to be together. Growing up in central Vermont, she has seen her share of tragedy but remains a hopeful romantic. She now lives in central Virginia, where she continues to foster the possibilities of how love can conquer all.

For her Sara Browne Series, Flickering Heart won a Gold Medal in the 2023 Readers’ Favorite Contest for Fiction – New Adult, first place in the 2022 Incipere Awards for Romance, and was a finalist for Best First Book in the Hold Medallion Romance Contest. Revive received an honorable mention in the 2022 Incipere Awards for Romance. Stay tuned for updates and announcements on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Threads, or sign up for her newsletter at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite

Sun in My Heart by Tricia T. LaRochelle is a gripping contemporary romance novel that delves into the lives of characters scarred by their pasts. Pop star Julian Sommers awakens from a night of debauchery to find himself haunted by the tragic events of a deranged fan's obsession, while Sophie Quinn, a woman desperate to escape her abusive husband, embarks on a journey to reclaim her life. Sophie meets Brian, a handyman who works for Julian and who has his own secrets to protect. Sophie's pursuit of freedom from her violent husband and her struggles with her mother's expectations lead her on a transformative journey. Meanwhile, Brian has a hidden past that threatens to unravel the budding connection between him and Sophie. The enigmatic Julian, still reeling from a traumatic event, seeks solace and distance from the limelight.

Tricia T. LaRochelle's Sun in My Heart is an emotional rollercoaster, a story skillfully crafted to keep readers engaged and invested in the lives of the characters. The story is a tapestry of broken souls seeking redemption and love. Sophie's journey from a place of vulnerability and fear to one of strength and self-discovery is a compelling character arc. Her struggles with an abusive husband and a demanding mother will resonate with many readers who have faced similar challenges in their lives. The introduction of Brian as a love interest adds depth and complexity to the story, with his secrets adding an intriguing layer of suspense. The narrative weaves complex relationships, familial dynamics, and personal secrets into a thrilling tale of survival, resilience, and the healing power of love.