Tinman's Heart

S. Carman Knight
Tinman's Heart

Susan Keenan
Release Date
February 2015
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Medical Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Maris McKinney's life is a mess. There's her ugly divorce and her flailing business. And then there's the run-down storefront she can't rent. But don't count Maris out, just yet. She's got a plan and it doesn't include men.

Lucas Kemsley's life has stalled. His career is gone, maybe forever. He's got more debt than he can handle. And then there are all the questions about what really happened to him that November night.

Anyone can see relationship between Maris and Lucas won't work. Too much baggage. Too many distractions. Except Lucas keeps turning up in Maris' life and before long the two find it impossible to resist each other. But the more entwined their lives become, the more Maris realizes that there are parts of Lucas he is either unable or unwilling to share.

Then one sunny afternoon, someone decides Maris should die.

Learn the truth of what happened to Lucas as he discovers it himself, piece by piece.

Book Review by vera (reviewer)
Apr 05, 2016
180 people found the following review helpful
Mystery, intrigue and steamy sex, this book has it all. Fast Paced with likable characters. Can you guess the villain's identity; I was so wrong. Wow, was I surprised!


Maris McKinney is heart-sore after her domineering, controlling, emotionally abusive husband threw her out with only a small day bag of clothes. She is down but not out as she starts her own business, The Cake Company.

Lucas Kemsley was a renown surgeon until a near death accident took away his occupation. After his physical injuries and his post-recuperation, his fame and riches seeking girlfriend left him. Lucas is now in physical therapy to recoup his strength and skill; he is working with this father in construction next door to the bakery. Maris McKinney and Lucas meet by chance; let the fun, attraction, and mystery begins.

Come along as Maris and Lucas solve the mystery of his accident, subsequent behavior and begin the journey of healing body, heart, mind, and of course, love.


Author S. Carman Knight character creation in Maris and Lucas was real and likeable. Maris and Lucas' characters grew throughout the story. Each of the main characters have issues that must be faced and resolved as well as mystery; everything from auto accidents, fires, faulty wiring, criminal investigations, revenge, emotional issues, and an attraction that is hot and steamy is included in this fast paced novel.

Ms. Knight included all the elements needed to create an intriguing story-line. I did not the see the villains of the mystery coming. What a surprise that was! Ms. Knight depicted the relationship between Lucas, his family, and friends with caring and skill; I loved his interaction and close relationships.

The pacing and development were on target. The mystery was introduced but not resolved until the end of the book and was intriguing as I did not put the pieces together correctly. The love scenes are hot, steamy, and burn the pages; this story does include some mild violence. Ms. Knight does not use sex to sell the story, rather the scenes are love between two physically and emotionally attracted adults. Personally, in any book I read, if the sex scenes are too explicit for me, I skip over those parts to get to the meat of the story.

i enjoyed this book; Ms. Knights writing-style and her story-telling skills were evident.


This is a fun, fast-paced mystery romance. I recommend this book to young adults and adults due to sexual content and violence.

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