Her Guarded Heart

The first story in the “Letting Love In” Series

Featuring Addison and Sergei

Independence born of fear . . .

Addison Tetrick fears one thing: becoming like her demanding, train-wreck of a mother who wallows in the bitterness bred by poor choices, from marrying the wrong men to being controlled by them. Addison vows to walk a different path, one of independence and free of men—until she meets fellow student Sergei Petrova while studying abroad. Sergei’s intelligence, kindness, and dedication to family win Addison’s heart. But is that enough to dissolve her fears?

Devotion born of strength . . .

Sergei Petrova is driven to bring pride to his adoptive parents whose love built a solid foundation, but his ambition toward success has left him hollow. When Sergei meets Addison, his world explodes with light, and he knows she is the missing piece of his heart. Convinced Addison is his destiny, Sergei promises to destroy the barriers behind which she hides.

 Love born of the stars . . .

Addison and Sergei soon find their hearts and souls entwined. Sergei believes no obstacle can break them, but Addison’s fears deepen and darken until tensions boil, and she makes a fateful decision that shatters their world. A life apart is in their stars until the Fates offer a second chance. But is Addison capable of releasing a lifetime of fear to accept the gift of Sergei’s heart? Sergei’s love for Addison must be strong enough to conquer the walls that surround . . . Her Guarded Heart.

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The official book trailer is below:

https://youtu.be/B-Q5b0eZPIk

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Reviews:

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Katie Hansen reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Absolutely loved it December 1, 2018
This was such a good book that really captured my attention and that I feel in love with as the story progressed. I highly recommend that you check it out yourself.
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Ree reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Determination and Love November 29, 2018
Addison has decided to go to Russia for a year of her collage studies. Her father and stepmother are all for her to do this to help gain independence for herself. Her mother Tandy can only see it as a waste and why Russia.
Tandy is always pressuring Addison to visit more often, accusing Cassie, her stepmother, for being behind everything Addison does. She tries to guilt Addison at every turn.
Addison goes to Russia with one goal and that is to get her education and return home to finish her last year close to home. She meet her roommate Sophie, a French student, who is full of life and tried to get Addison to enjoy life too.
The first night there Sophie talks Addison into going out their last night of freedom from homework. Addison grudgingly agrees, she is not into going out to night clubs.
Sergie has just returned from four years of studying abroad and is getting ready for the next term, his friends had talked him into going out the night before classes began too. He sees Addison across the bad and wants to talk to her ,but he is too shy. Once she left he never thought he’d see her ever again.
A few weeks into term he sees her and decided to take the class to meet her. It takes him a long time to convince himself that she is not out of his league.When he finally gains the courage to Sam to her Addison throws him off on Sophie as a study partner.
I loved Sergie and his persistence of winning Addison and her heart, how he tries to break down all her barriers. Addison has determined that her education is more important than what her heart wants, all because of how her mother,Tandy, is and she doesn’t want to make the same mistake. Sergie and Addison have an on again off again relationship during school. Will she follow her heart or continue with the determination that she must finish school, make her own way before settling down?
This is a must read with ups and downs firsts, and of course a happy ending. I didn’t want to put it down!!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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allew reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
🔥🔥🔥 November 27, 2018
Her writing draws you in and keeps you involved throughout the whole of each story.
I found myself in love with not only the characters, but also the world she creates. You truly feel as though you are living among the characters. Great character development, steamy sex scenes and enough of the everyday grind to really be able to sink into the book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Misty reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
A great romantic page turner November 27, 2018
A captivating and well written romance. I was addicted from page one in this charming roller coaster ride with great likeable characters that grew along the way. While meeting Sergei when she was studying abroad in Russia the attraction and chemistry is intense. This exciting story was engaging and hit on all of the emotions: love, despair, compassion, kindness, jealousy, pride, hope, sense of family, sense of duty and obligation. An amazing adventure through all the emotional ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and twists and turns with such chemistry and passion as they realize they belong together. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Nate D reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Sergei & Dawn November 24, 2018
Loved Sergei & Dawns story. Couldn’t get enough of these two. But love reading stories that take place in Russia. I’m voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book.
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Lucinda B reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Loved the book!! November 24, 2018
This was a great book with fantastic characters that have captured my heart from the very beginning! It was beautifully written and I absolutely loved the book!! I loved it and would recommend this book to all! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Kathleen Bulfon reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Awesome Romance!! November 20, 2018
Great story line and characters, Awesome !! Loved this book. The storyline was so interesting that it had me turning pages in anticipation of where it would lead . I was very intrigued with the characters in the story. Simply awesome . Definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read. I would recommend to others. Worth the read and the money!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Pat W reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Well written! November 20, 2018
This book was so well written that I was hooked from the very beginning and the characters were so well detailed that I remained totally engaged throughout the entire book! I definitely look forward to reading more from this author!
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Audrey Armstrong reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
A great love story November 19, 2018
I really enjoyed this book. Addison decides to follow her dreams and study in Russia for a year. When she unexpectedly finds love there she doesn’t know what to do. Her whole life has been about studying so she can have a career and not end up like her mother. I liked everything about this book and I highly recommend it!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jeanne Richardson reviewed Her Guarded Heart (A Letting Love In Story)
Great Book November 18, 2018
I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
This is the 1st book I’ve read written by Dawn Baca; she has done a great job at writing a good book. I can’t wait to read more of her books.
The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book. I loved the chemistry between the characters.