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Publisher Description

Two strong, battle-scarred people grapple with how to make a relationship work in the forceful first Austin After Dark contemporary. - BookLife

She's mending guitars and her life. 

Jenna Olsen isn't sure she'll ever escape her past. Becoming a skilled guitar craftsperson helped with the anxiety, but she dreams of the day when she can trust again.

When an up-and-coming country star asks for a custom guitar in an impossible time-frame, Jenna falls for the challenge.

He's focused on music to help forget the war.

Camden Grace's music and fans help him cope with the physical wounds he sustained in Iraq. But he's haunted by his fractured family history.
When an angry outburst leaves an expensive guitar shattered, he doesn't expect to find a strong-willed woman whose struggle echoes his own.

Will creating a new instrument turn their romance into a smash hit?

As the instrument and their feelings start to come together, a dangerous would-be flame attempts to sabotage their relationship. The jealous rival could kill more than their careers if Jenna and Camden can't rise above the rage to heal their hearts forever.

For fans of complicated characters, this one's a shoo-in.- BookLife 

Deep in the Heart is a new adult contemporary romance with a melody of music. If you like sizzling chemistry, raw emotions, and wounded heroes, then you'll love Alexa Padgett's compelling novel.

January 8
Alexa Padgett
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Ryatsko ,

An emotional journey worth taking

What an emotional journey...this book takes on.
Love the characters connection, and how their relationship grows..

Each milestone they make, the steps forward or backwards, they are real!
This book shows there isn’t an instant answer, but they characters found theirs

ryryzbeauty ,


This book had so much potential!!! In those first couple chapters I was so interested & then it just got stupid & unrealistic. But what really got me was the annoying use of endearment “sugar”. It was over kill! Disappointed.

PTators ,

A sweet, heartfelt, messy, emotional read

I just finished this book, and...wow. Five stars all the way! Written with sensitivity, raw emotion, depth, and realism. Life is messy, and emotions are real — I think the author captured that in this book.... where bad things happen to good people, and the fallout/regrets haunt. Pain and fear, and learning to cope with PTSD/panic situations. It changes everything, but both Cam and Jenna find a way together, amidst their pain. Both strong, both very talented/renowned in their fields. Jenna is a good person - sassy, feisty, and independent - but choices she’s made in her past have had painful consequences and a manipulator from her past is out to hurt her. Cam is deeply scarred too, from a really messy relationship, and from his military service, and a family secret that comes to light. Their story evolves with staggering events and surprises and ends with a beautiful HEA. Loved it!

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