From New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott comes the gut-wrenching story of a love that transcends all odds—and transforms the deepest pain into the brightest hope.
Firefighter and first responder Preston Ward thought he had grown immune to the job’s emotional burns. But when he goes out on a particularly tragic call, he realizes that some scenes are too devastating to forget. And yet, if it weren’t for that terrible night, he never would have met the woman who makes him want to risk his heart.
More than once, Harmony Banks has watched her perfectly ordered world torn apart by fate. Now she’s finding out that what she lost wasn’t as perfect as she thought—and it’s tearing her apart. The only thing that keeps her going is the kindness of a stranger: the firefighter who saved her life the night everything changed.
Preston isn’t like the men who have come before. For one thing, he’s far more genuine. And the love Harmony feels growing between them is almost too intense for her wounded soul. But if she and Preston can push past heartbreak, they’ll find that something incredible awaits in each other’s arms.
Advance praise for Searching for Harmony “Searching for Harmony is a heartwarming story of a woman who suffers an unthinkable tragedy—and finds an unimaginable love. It’s a real charmer!”—USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott
“Hey, Harmony! How is it going?”
Spinning around, I plastered a fake smile on my face. I was so exhausted. Even attempting to act happy was a feat in itself.
Mitchel walked up and his smile faded the moment he looked into my eyes. “Hey, Mitchel. Is um . . . is Preston working today?”
Mitchel’s face tightened as he looked at me. “Are you okay, Harmony?”
My eyes stung with the threat of tears. Nothing had been okay since three weeks ago when Preston walked out of my condo after holding me all night long. Or the look on his face when he saw me with my boss at that restaurant.
“I just need to talk to—” my voice cracked and I hated how vulnerable I was feeling. So tired. I’m just so tired.
Closing my eyes, I let his voice penetrate my body before opening them again and seeing him. Preston.
Mitchel stepped out of the way and Preston stood there in front of me. Pressing my lips together tightly, I fought like hell not to be attracted to him. His brown hair was a mess and I could guess why. He couldn’t keep his damn hands out of his hair. His eyes looked so tired and sad. It was as if I was looking into a mirror.
Without saying a word, I walked up to him and threw myself into his body. Preston’s arms quickly wrapped me up and I felt like I could breathe for the first time in weeks.
“Baby, what’s wrong?”
My body sagged as he held me up. Hearing him call me baby was more than I could take. I wasn’t sure how long I could keep fighting the intense pull Preston had on me.
“Preston,” I sobbed into his chest.
Pulling back, Preston placed his hands on the sides of my face and brushed his thumbs across my cheeks. “Harmony, what happened?” Preston’s chest was heaving and my heart felt full knowing he was so concerned about me.
“I . . . need . . . you. This is crazy . . . but I need—” My voice cracked and I buried my face into his chest as I said, “Preston, please take me home. Please.”
Not two seconds later I was in his arms as he carried me to his car. Setting me down, I dropped my head back against his seat. I didn’t dare look at him for fear I would spill my heart out about my feelings for him.
No. I just need to sleep. Then I can think clearly.
Hot breath touched my neck as I sucked in a breath of air. “Harmony, I need to grab my stuff. I’ll be right back, baby.”
Nodding, I tried to memorize the sound of my name coming off his lips.
4 of 5 Stars
As a Kelly Elliott fan, who sometimes looks for the sweet and heartwarming romance, I have been waiting for this book.
Harmony has had to learn how to deal with many heartbreaking issues in her early adulthood. Being disowned by her parents because of a teenage pregnancy to the tragic accident that leaves her more alone than ever. It is pretty damn hard to pull yourself back up and keep walking the steps of life. With the help of her brother Jake she is trying. When the green eyed firefighter comes to her side she can't help but break down and let him catch her as she falls.
Preston loves his job as a firefighter, he has followed in his fathers footsteps. There are some calls that just haunt you in a different way. He can't forget the look on her face while he was working so hard to save her family. Drawn to those eyes, he steps out of protocol and goes in search of her. The more he discovers about Harmony the more he is drawn to her. Wanting to be there for her and try to help her though this horrible time.
Will the natural draw of attraction take over or will they be able to keep things safe in the friend zone? Will Harmony find a way to love again? Will she find the trust in life and live or will the loss always hold her back?
If you are looking for a sweet but sad love story this is your book. Thank you Kelly for sharing Harmony and Preston with us.
*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. www.kellyelliottauthor.com
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