From the author of Unbreak My Heart comes an "enjoyable interracial romance" (Publishers Weekly) about secrets, friendship, and forgiveness that fans of "Colleen Hoover and Mia Sheridan will love." (Harlequin Junkie)
Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about. Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's brother Trevor arrives on her doorstep, willing to do anything to help and make up for his brother's mistakes. Their attraction feels wrong, but Morgan can't seem to turn him away. Trevor is suddenly in too deep. He has always wanted a family, but Etta and Morgan come with complications. Yet as Etta brings them closer together, Trevor begins to imagine giving Morgan and Etta the life his brother never could. But he wonders if Morgan will ever learn to trust another man with her heart, especially a man whose last name is Harris. Praise for Nicole Jacquelyn "Top Pick! Change of Heart is sexy, emotional, and the perfect follow-up to Unbreak My Heart. Fans of Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, and K.A. Tucker will enjoy Change of Heart."-HarlequinJunkie.com
Jacquelyn (Change of Heart) continues her contemporary Fostering Love series, set in Oregon and California, with an uneven but enjoyable interracial romance. Trevor, an African-American who was fostered by and then adopted into the multiethnic Harris family, feels his anguish over the active duty death of his younger brother, Henry, turn to astonishment and anger when he discovers that Henry secretly fathered a daughter. When Trevor travels to California to meet the girl's mother, Morgan Riley, who's white, he finds that she was also in the foster care system and was briefly fostered by his own family. While open to letting Henry's family meet young Etta, Morgan fears they may try to take her child away. The protagonists recognize their instant, mutual chemistry, declare each other off limits, and then throw that all aside and fall into bed the second time they meet. Aside from Morgan's reluctance to accept help, the biggest source of conflict comes from Trevor's mother, who develops an inexplicable dislike of Morgan, forcing Trevor to choose between the woman who raised him and the woman he loves. Etta is adorable, and the extended family provides moments of comic relief, helping to bolster the stilted story.