Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mangled Hearts Blog Tour Stop

Title- Mangled Hearts : Francesca and Cade
Series- Hearts Book # 1
By-Felicia Tatum
Expected Publication Date- July 12th, 2013

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Francesca and Cade

Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?

Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?

Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?

And the most important question….
Can these mangled hearts be mended?

Mangled Hearts is the first book I’ve read from Felicia Tatum, and I have to say it’s an incredible read. It’s not all flowers, hearts,and rainbows. It’s real. It’s a book about forgiveness, redemption, addiction, and love. It’s definitely a must read.

Francesca is a lawyer who’s been the ‘goffer’ at her firm. You know the one who does all the leg work but never gets the glory? Well that is until she gets her first client by request. A client who she never thought she see again. A client that she quiet possibly never wanted to see again. But old memories are brought up and maybe, just maybe this is the perfect time to gain some closure. Her new client is Cade. A boy who won her heart when she was 16. But also broke her heart and left her shattered.
Cade hasn’t grown up the way his father wanted him to. In fact he hasn’t grown up at all. Instead he drinks away his problems, his emotions, and when one night he’s left getting sued for a bar fight the unthinkable happens. He doesn’t know who his lawyer is, but when she walks through the door everything changes. He’s brought back in time to the one girl he loved but let get away because he was convinced he wasn’t good enough. Not wanting to take the chance of her leaving again, Cade decided he’s going to do whatever it takes to get her back in his life. Whatever it takes.
Emotions are wild and the chemistry between Cade and Francesca can be felt through the words that Felicia has written. It’s the perfect example of how life really is. Life isn’t perfect and though we like to hope its true, love isn’t born at first sight. 9 years is a long time to love someone, granted maybe they did fall in love at first sight but like life, their love was difficult. It wasn’t immediate, though you felt it, it happened. Heartbreak happened. Forgiveness happened. Hope happened. Francesca and Cade grew throughout the book. Cade with having to come to terms with his addiction and deciding he needed to be better, not only for Francesca but for himself. Francesca, after a situation at work, grew because she was finally able to live her dream. Not to mention both of their growth by being able to finally say how they felt about each other. That alone is epic.
Felicia Tatum definitely captured my attention from the moment I started the book to the moment it ended. It leaves me wanting more of Francesca and Cade’s story. So that’s my only complaint, the story was so good but too short for me lol. I can’t wait to read the other books by this author and you should definitely be ‘one-clicking’ this book!
<3 Dani

When Dani first passed me Mangled Hearts I was excited for a new book. When I first started to read it I kept having a foreboding like something bad would happen....but it did before the story started, we got to
Relive it. Two hearts that were broken, Cade had issues that he was covering with alcohol even through high school, and Francesca's was broken in high school from Cade. 

Years later they meet when Francesca takes Cade's case as his lawyer. She has always loved him but was hurt by actions that happened. Cade NEVER stopped loving her and was so shocked yet pleased to see her. 
You can see the instant chemistry with them when they reunite. You must read it. Cade drinks ..... A lot. He can't keep a job and isn't responsible. But his love for Francesca drives him to try. When he tries a day without alcohol what it shows him shakes him and he tries rehab. Can he do it? And will Francesca's love bring him through? Their letters to each other are adorable! 

I loved the book but wished there was more. Or an epilogue. Sweet quick read!
We had the awesome task of creating a playlist. I *Dani* love music. There's just something about it that makes emotions stronger, makes life better at time, and there's always a song that describes a particular moment perfectly. I chose these songs, with help from Christina, because they reminded me of Cade and Francesca.

About the Author-
Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently working on various other projects.
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Giveaway Time!!!
Felicia is giving away 5 eBooks of Mangled Hearts, 5 signed bookmarks, a swag pack and a signed paperback of Mangled Hearts.


  1. Listening to the soundtrack now...LOVING it! Thank you so much, ladies!!!

  2. Can't wait to read Mangled Hearts!!