Blog Tour: Change of Heart by K.M. Neuhold (Reviews + Giveaway)

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Change of Heart

KM Neuhold

M/M Romance

Release Date: 06.17.19

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Blurb

Does my husband’s heart still miss me now that it beats in the chest of another man?

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A heartbeat more familiar than Easton’s own

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He vowed to love his husband until death do they part. And then the worst happened.

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His heart kept another man alive. River. A stranger in the world with Easton’s husband’s heart pumping the blood that warms his skin. Does his heart ever miss Easton without knowing why?

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Sweet, kind, beautiful, River. Easton never meant to meet him…never meant to know him…never meant to fall for him.

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Easton loved River’s heart long before he ever met him, but is it possible he’s falling in love with his mind and soul too?

***Change of Heart is a stand alone story with strong hurt/comfort themes, mild bisexual awakening themes, and a HEA

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Excerpt

The cool night air wraps around me, the din of the bar fading as soon as the door closes behind me, leaving only the scattered sound of cars passing and the occasional drunken laugh escaping into the night. An overwhelming emotional exhaustion hits me, and the task of walking the half-block to my car seems insurmountable. I lean against the rough brick outside of the bar and tilt my head back, looking up at the expansive night sky. The light illuminating the bar entrance flickers, and I close my eyes as an inescapable feeling of loneliness hits me square in the chest and nearly brings me to my knees. I drag in a harsh breath, putting a hand over my heart, and wonder for the millionth time about my heart donor. Did he love someone so much he could hardly breathe? Is there someone out there still who loved him the same?

I drag my fingers to the center of my chest, tracing the raised edges of my scar through the soft fabric of my shirt. I can feel the beat, steady and even against my palm, and I think about the man who saved my life. I don’t know a damn thing about him, but that doesn’t stop me from wondering who he was, what kind of a life he lived, who loved him but selflessly made the sacrifice to save the life of a complete stranger?

4 Stars

Get your tissues if you’re going to read this lovely book by KM Neuhold! Change of Heart, in my opinion, features two love stories. That of Easton and his first husband, Paul, who dies in a tragic accident. Then, five years after Paul’s death, Easton tracks the man that received Paul’s donor heart down and unexpectedly embarks on his second chance at love.
What I liked most about this book was how River and Easton’s relationship evolved while Easton “got his colors back”. He was so grief-stricken and struggling after Paul’s death, he’d only been existing for five years. His relationship with River helps him learn to live again and that is a beautiful thing.
The author was very deliberate in how the story evolved and the MC’s relationship grew giving Easton sufficient time to process his growing feelings for River. I felt River’s side of the story was a bit lacking in that he too had a traumatic event in his past on top of exploring his attraction to a man. I would have loved more exploration of that.
Additionally, the conflict in the book was downright predictable. Several chapters before it happened, I’d already figured out exactly how it would go down. So, that was a bit of a disappointment.
Overall, this is a sweet and romantic, slow-burn, second chance love story. The MCs were generally likable as individuals and as a couple. The side characters, Brandon and Fox, brought enough to the table. There’s some angst, but given the subject matter, it’s to be expected.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

4 Stars

Another great book by K.M. Neuhold – this one was a bit different than the others of hers that I’ve read, but it was still hot and addictive.

Easton had my attention from page one; his hurt and hopelessness twisted my heart. His journey out of the depression that took over his life after the death of his husband was something I don’t think I have seen to that extent in a book, and KM did it so beautifully.

River was different than I expected from reading the blurb, but it made him so much more likable to me. I loved that he tried to explain about all the different things he still needed to do, five years on from the transplant. I loved that he was this bright spot for Easton as they were getting to know one another.

When I was younger I read so many books that dealt with teens getting sick or having some kind of transplant and those books tore at my heart; this one was no different.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

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Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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