Review – What the Heart Wants by Marion Myles @marion_myles1

Book & Author Details:

What the Heart Wants by Marion Myles
Publication date: March 31st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

what the heart wants.jpgShe’s a horse whisperer. He’s a slick city lawyer. Who’d have thought they’d be perfect for one another?

With another crushing breakup behind her, Elle Roberts is done with love. These days all her energy is devoted to her equestrian business. That is until Nicholas Sterling arrives with his horse, Leo. After one ride, she’s convinced she can help the troubled animal. But what about the man? Sure he’s rich and charming and ridiculously handsome, but Elle assures herself she’s not interested. Turns out that’s a big fat lie.
Nicholas knows he’s damaged. And damaged people don’t deserve love. But something extraordinary happens when he’s with Elle. For the first time in his life, he’s able to trust. In her. And in them. The future stretches before him, filled with glorious possibilities. And he’s happy. Incredibly, unbelievably happy. But no sooner are they settled into their relationship than a tragic event triggers Nicholas’s deepest insecurities.
Can Elle find a way to heal his heart or will this ultimately tear them apart?


If you yearn for romance with deep emotional connections between the characters – this is the story you’ve been waiting for.

What the Heart Wants is the first novel in the Heart Series. Each book follows the story of one woman all the way to her happily-ever-after. The Heart Series continues on with Drawing from the Heart and Feeding the Heart, also available on Amazon.


There are elements to this story which I really enjoyed, particularly the relationship Elle has with her friends and the animals. And there is an added twist to Elle which I’m not going to go into here, but which adds an extra twist to what would otherwise be a fairly straightforward contemporary romance.

However, the relationship between Elle and Nicholas is very much “he loves me, he loves me not”.  This relationship is on and off more times than a light switch in a light switch testing factory.  And it became a little wearing.

Don’t get me wrong, this is not badly written.  I just wasn’t convinced by their love story.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.



purchase links

Amazon (universal link)

About the author

Hello there. My name is Marion Myles and I’m an author. I’m currently hard at work on a romance series which is being published on Amazon this year.

I haven’t always been a writer! I spent the first few decades of my life as a professional equestrian and travelled across North America training horses and competing at horse shows. After amassing more concussions than your average hockey player, I’m now stepping away from the horsey life though I do still ride and teach several times a week.

Aside from horses, I’ve had an enduring love affair with the written word. My reading interests run the gamut from mystery to fantasy to general fiction and even young adult, but when push comes to shove, my heart definitely lies in the romance section.

When not riding or writing, I devote any spare moments to battling a debilitating addiction to Smarties and stalking my favourite authors on the internet. I’m proud to say there are currently no restraining orders filed against me.

I live in Southern Ontario with my beloved dachshund and my husband (also very much beloved)!

author links

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