I have read Meg Donohue's books before and I think the one thing that draws me to them initially is their cover. The cover for Every Wild Heart is no exception. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. And then I saw that Donohue was the author, and I knew I was in good hands.
Gail is a well known radio show host, a single mother, still a little in love with her ex-husband who has moved on with his life years ago. Gail's always been outgoing and take charge, things her daughter is not. Nic is fourteen and shy. Making friends is hard for her, and she deals with a stutter when anxious.
When Nic sustains a head injury during a fall from a horse, her personality changes. She becomes outgoing and her behavior daring, causing Gail and her ex-husband concern as they try to ensure their daughter's safety.
Also on Gail's mind is a stalker that seems to be finding a way in to her carefully guarded life, and the possibility of a real romance with a man she has known her entire life, which would finally allow her to move on after her divorce.
Donohue allows both Nic and Gail to share their stories in alternating chapters, which makes for a fun read as we can see both their perspectives. I loved the premise of this novel and Donohue's writing style which is easy to get into.
Fans of hers will enjoy her latest addition to her body of work, and with every novel she writes, Donohue's readership should continue to grow.
Thanks to TLC Books for providing a copy of this novel for my review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
Every Wild Heart goes on sale today. Visit the HarperCollins website for more information