Sunday, March 9, 2014

Books To Go Now Spring Fling and Blog Hop: Book Review: The Heart Teaches Best by M.J. Schiller

For your chance to win one of many prizes, you must stop by one of the participating blog hop stops (March 7-11, 2014) and tell us how you celebrate Spring! 
To increase your chance of winning you are welcome to visit EACH blog and comment.
We are going to offer two Grand Prizes!!  In order to take part, you must leave your comment and email address on today's post. 
Two winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than March 15, 2014. 
1st Grand Prize: (1) Paperwhite Kindle
2nd Grand Prize: (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card
More Romance Please's offering as a fabulous read for a blustery Spring evening ~

The Heart Teaches Best
By M.J. Schiller

About the Book:
Cooper Sullivan is the cop in charge of investigating a murder outside of a Los Angeles night club.  The famous romance author, Sydney Essex, has been found strangled in the parking lot.  When the young officer returns to the scene of the crime the night after the murder, he gets involved in a fight in order to protect a woman, who he realizes afterward, is the victim’s sister.  Soon he finds himself torn by his attraction to the irresistible blond teacher, and his need to maintain a professional distance.                                                    
Laney Essex is distraught over her sister’s death, so the high school English teacher returns to the bar where the crime occurred to find answers.  To her dismay, she is only left with more questions, many centered on her developing relationship with Cooper Sullivan.  Is the pull she’s feeling towards him reciprocated, or is the handsome detective only showing her professional courtesy, or, perhaps, even pity? 
When Laney receives a threatening phone call from Sydney’s murderer, it quickly becomes evident that the man who killed her sister is after her, too!  Can Cooper figure out who the killer is before it’s too late?  And if he does solve the case, will it just be another file stamped “CLOSED” in red and locked away in a drawer, or will the sparks that have been flying between the two finally ignite?

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Our Review:
This story is by turns, heartrending and heartwarming, and well worth the read. Laney Essex, a teacher, and Cooper Sullivan, a homicide detective, are thrown together when her sister is brutally murdered. Their bond grows tighter when it becomes clear Laney may be a target, as well. I felt I knew and liked these two from the outset (a testament to the author’s skills), and that feeling never wavered. The writing is as strong as both the relationship and the tension MJ builds, which is more than enough to keep the reader engaged and invested right up to the happy ending. Well done. 
-Cary Morgan Frates 

About the Author:
MJ is a lunch lady in the heart of Central Illinois. My gosh, can you get more folksy than that? She met her husband at the University of Missouri-Columbia and now she has an nineteen-year-old (how did that happen?) and seventeen year old triplets! She loves to read, karaoke (where she can pretend she is a rock star) and spends WAY too much time on Facebook. She grew up in St. Louis and still has family there.

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  1. Thank you for your kind words and for spotlighting THE HEART TEACHES BEST today!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of the blog hop!


    1. My favorite romantic getaway is going to Cabo with my husband, eating on the beach, watching the sunsets, just relaxing.


  3. I would love to go back home (Jamaica) and stay at an AI resort, no kids, just the hubby and I :)

  4. Don't know what I'm more surprised by--a nineteen year old or triplets! The lunch lady part is amazing, too, because--I know the cafeteria scene! MJ's a fabulous writer and my karaoke guru! Who can ask for more? Great post, ladies!

  5. Sounds like a fabulous book.

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