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Unhurried Hearts (West Isle Romance - Book 2) by Kelsey Woods


Swearing off sex for six months in the hopes of preparing myself for a meaningful relationship seemed like a good idea at the time. Go figure the one woman who has never paid me any attention turns up the heat when I still have one month to go.I don’t know if I have the strength to take things slow with the person who makes my heart race.


It’s been ten years since I escaped my toxic step-father and became the woman I always dreamed of. Being a virgin at nearly thirty was not one of my plans. But, I’m terrified of choosing the wrong man for my first time. When my long-time crush and friend turns out to be everything I’ve ever wanted in a man, it’s almost too good to be true.

Unhurried Hearts is a friends-to-loverssmall-town romance set in the fictional town of West Isle, Canada.

This story can be read as a standalone, but reads best after Lovingly Restored, the first book in the West Isle Romance series.

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My Thoughts:

I’ve never been much of a fan of camping, but Kelsey Woods has me thinking I may need to reconsider! This was such an enjoyable read as it follows Chris on his personal vow of celibacy for six months and Anna who is looking for the right man before she gives up her virginity.

Anna’s background had my heart aching for what she had to go through with her stepfather and all of the stigmas she had from her upbringing. I loved her strength for choosing to move far away, seek counseling, and support through her friends. With those things and time, we get to read about the best part of her journey — when she opens her heart.

One of the best parts I found myself admiring about this book is how the characters don’t try to change each other. They find enjoyment in what fulfills the other. For example, when Chris’s regular barber is out of town, he goes to Anna for a cut and ends up relishing in how skilled she truly is to the point of buying salon products to use. Anna isn’t exactly an outdoor enthusiast, but her gains an appreciation for camping and hiking alongside Chris.

I am definitely going to go back and read the first book, then anxiously await for another wonderful read from Kelsey!

About the Author:

Kelsey Woods is the author of debut novel, Lovingly Restored. She wrote her first book on a typewriter at five years old. While ‘Sugar The Adventurous Hummingbird’ was lovely, she now prefers using her Microsoft Surface to bring you spicy contemporary romance.

Kelsey can be found attached at the hip to her emotional support Kindle or in recreation centre workout classes with women in their seventies.

Mother of two daughters and police wife, she lives on beautiful Vancouver Island and will brag about her proximity to the Pacific Ocean at every opportunity.

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