Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Taking Heart Review & Giveaway with T.J. Kline



Taking Heart
Healing Harts #2

By: T.J. Kline

Released June 2, 2015

Avon Impulse




T. J. Kline's Healing Harts series continues as a soldier suffering from PTSD and a therapy dog trainer find that some scars can only be healed by love...


Julia Hart knows how much good she does training therapy dogs—it's what helped her overcome her own trials after a relationship turned unexpectedly violent. But moving beyond her mistakes meant trusting only her family with her heart.


Dylan, a former soldier, has run out of hope for recovery. Plagued by nightmares and flashbacks, he doubts anything will help him overcome his PTSD. When his brother convinces him to try one last time, he agrees to get a therapy dog.


Dylan didn't expect to find Julia or a chance for a "normal" future again. But when Julia's attacker is released from prison, Dylan and Julia will have to face the past together.


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Author Info

T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and rodeo queen competitions since the age of 14, She has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has had several articles about rodeo published in the past in small periodicals as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah.


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I have to say I love books with animals!

Dylan has ptsd and the last resort is animal therapy. Although his brother sets it up they head off to meet Julia and her trained dogs. Dylan doesn't see hope in his future but when he meets Julia he is attracted to her but he is convinced not only she won't want him but that maybe this animal therapy won't help him. Even though they both have a past you can see a bright future ahead of them.

It was great to see both Dylan and Julia start to get closer to one another while Julia is helping Dylan train his new fury friend. The bond between him and his dog just becomes so sweet I melted right along with Julia.

This book was so well written and the way Kline describes the scenery and the characters it just makes you feel like you are their and are watching everything unfold before your eyes. It also had the right amount of drama and it wasn't overly done. I enjoyed when the ex can back. It made for a good wow factor.

I enjoyed every moment of this book and I couldn't put it down. It's not only romantic but it takes you on a emotional ride with Dylan and Julia. I can't wait for the next book in the series and not because it's Julia's brother but to see where Dylan and Julia are up too.

If you love animals and a alpha man that needs some love and tlc this is the book for you because Dylan is to die for.


  1. Thank you for hosting TAKING HEART!

  2. I haven't heard of this author or book until now, so thank you for your review and introduction. I love an alpha male. Uh huh.