A Needful Heart By: J.M. Madden
Matt Calvin has watched Gina Carruthers sway up and down the doctor's office hallway once a month for four long years. It’s time to do something about this fascination he has with her. He knows he's not relationship material, but he doesn’t expect it to get that far. He just wants to talk to her, and put himself out of his misery once and for all. Things never go as planned, though, and when fantasy crashes and burns into reality, Gina pays the price.
Gina doesn’t blame Matt for her injury, but she is appreciative when he steps into her crazy life to help out. Proximity fires the sudden attraction between them and Gina can’t believe she’s overlooked the sexy carpenter for this long. Tattooed and intimidating, he’s not the type she's normally drawn to, but something about him tugs at her heartstrings.
When a dire situation develops and they have to save a little boy, Matt loses control of his tightly held emotions. Though his heart aches, Matt walks away, both for Gina’s safety and his own sanity. It’s up to Gina to convince him love can heal any heartache.
A Needful heart jumps in right away no easing in but then Matt has had the hots for Gina for 4 years. Matt is the type of guy you would see and judge on appearance, tats, huge guy with that don't bother me attitude(which is a shield, just like his damn baseball hat) however he is such a good guy. He has fears and doubts himself a lot (I didn't care for his self-doubt) however you can't help but love him in this book.
Gina is well, she is accident prone and tends to hurt herself which is how Matt finally gets the courage up to talk and fate gives him the chance, in a oh lord did that just happen type of way. Poor Girl, she is a sweetheart who had to overcome somethings too.
There is also one darling little boy Gabe in this book who Gina tries to help in anyway she can. Makes you want to jump in the book and hug him... He also plays a major part in getting Matt to get his head out his ass when needed.
Matt spends a lot of time telling himself and Gina that he isn't good for him but slowly Gina breaks him down and that little flicker of love becomes more. There is also one darling little boy, Gabe in this book who Gina tries and helps in anyway she can. His story is similar to Matt's which will make you feel for them even more. Gabe also plays a major part in getting Matt's head out of his ass because like all Alpha males Matt puts his foot in his mouth and has his head up his ass lol.
This book does have some smokin sex scenes, pushy mothers and does include terrible childhood memories and touches on child abuse.
Only thing that frustrated me was I wanted to know more, what happens after. Overall though it this was a quick read which I liked.
I rate this a 4 out of 5