Take a Piece of My Heart

Diane Rose Duffy
Take a Piece of My Heart


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date
September 2014
Book 1 of Wavering Hearts Series
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Kara begins her journey as a youthful innocent woman who marries the town bad boy against her parent's wishes. A James Dean rebel clone..."THAT GUY". You know the type because we have all had one of those in our past. Am I right? Though her bad choices bring her face-to-face with the dark side of human nature, Kara's heartfelt desire to find a pure and everlasting love give her the courage to take chances.

This is the story of Kara and her quest to find her voice, freedom from her past and her own identity. She is a strong spirited female with a snarky attitude and an often-colorful viewpoint on life. Kara is no Barbie doll (either in build or temperament) and thus, her tale will relate to many female readers.

'Take a Piece of My Heart' is Kara's journey of love, friendships, romance, lust and loss. She learns slowly that mistrust, love and hatred of some people may require a second chance.

Book Review by Robin Leigh Morgan (author,reviewer)
Nov 19, 2016
59 people found the following review helpful
I found "Take a Piece of My Heart" by Diane Rose Duffy to be an almost true story of what happens to a young girl like Kara, who's too young to really understand the true meaning of love. Kara, against her parent's wishes decides to run off with a guy her parents had forbidden her to see and gets married to him; which only could have happened because of her youthful innocence.

Before long she discovers the truth of what the adorable man she'd married is truly like, and the happy ever after she once thought she'd get is now merely a nightmare no woman wants to be in.

Not only did the cad she married take a piece of her heart; he took quite a lot more from her. I believe her husband had taken almost everything from her, everything that is except for her will to survive and her determination to find solace somewhere far away from him.

This is a story any woman who's in an abusive relationship and has been able to escape from can relate to. Once Kara leaves her husband she gets on a roller coaster ride of emotions just like any another woman who has lived through the same ordeal.

While I usually find 50+ chapters a bit excessive for a novel of this length; however, Ms. Duffy skillful use this number of chapters on her first outing as an author, makes it read like a diary of Kara's existence with her husband, from when they first met, through her horrific life with him, her escape, to the journey in which she finds the happy ever after she has search so long for.

It's too bad I can only give this book 5 STARS, as it deserves more.
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