This is not your typical romance since it's about a couple who have been married for ten years and separated for one year. They badly want children but remain childless. This is devastating for the wife, Candice, making her feel like she was a failure to her husband because she could not give him the family she thought she should be able to provide. When their attempts to get pregnant weren't successful, they tried adoption. When that failed too, Candice believed she had to divorce her husband, Logan, so he could find someone who could give him children.
After being apart for a year, they decided to give their marriage another try. Logan especially wanted to make Candice see how much he loved her, with or without children.
This is a very emotional story that makes you think about relationships and how marriage can be so hard. It shows how important communication is between couples. It's much easier to go through hard times when you have someone you know you can rely on and talk to.
Logan is a very patient man and quite likable however Candice wasn't. I have enjoyed Kimberly Krey's books so I was surprised when I didn't understand why they separated until well into the book. Candice's aunt and uncle where great additions to the story. Their bowl filled with slips of paper each telling them to do something together was a unique idea. They said If the couple followed the instructions on the slips, their love would grow again. Candice's friend, Lana, turned out to be the bad guy. Always gotta have one of those.
I received a copy of Mending Hearts from Inspired Kathy in exchange for an honest review.