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What The Heart Can Hold

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“What The Heart Can Hold” has it all. It incorporates romance, passion, sex, drama with sprinkles of humor. Follow Marissa Molinari, a gregarious, hopeless romantic, 26 year old, native New Yorker from a middle-class Catholic background through twenty two days of her life which change the course of her future. Marissa has given up on the idea of falling in love, so when it happens it is quite unexpected. She meets Hans, a charming captivating and strikingly handsome man. Marissa discovers that losing her innocence unleashes within her a powerful lust she never realized she possessed. Hans brings to her life a facet of love she had only dreamt possible but with it a pain she doesn’t know if she can endure.
The story unfolds in each characters perspective giving a better insight into their personalities. This novel includes moments that will bring both a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.

Customer Reviews

What the heart can hold

This was a really interesting book! It had a lot of twists & turns to the plot which I love because I usually figure out what's going to happen pretty quickly. I couldn't stop reading it because I wanted to see what was going to happen🌸 At the end, I had mixed feelings about what happened...but I couldn't stop thinking about the story 🌹 I would highly recommend this book for sure

Heart Wrenching Gripping Story of Life and Love

Author Charlotte Symonds masterfully developed the plot and pace in this book. I found I could not read this book fast enough to satisfy my thirst for the next development. The pace was smooth and seamless as Ms. Symonds wove the threads of her story together. I experienced a marathon of emotions reading this story; I laughed, sighed, cried, and then sighed some more. Ms. Symonds knows how to grab the reader and enmesh them into the story-line. I

This is a deeply romantic emotional love story. The characters are likeable and believable with all the frailties, hurts, and faults we possess as humans with hearts that can hurt, break, heal, and love.

The love scenes in this story were extremely well done without having to rely on explicit or graphic sexual descriptions to convey the love and respect felt. I could feel the intense emotion and love involved in each scene.

This is a well-written solid book which show cases Ms. Symonds' talent as a writer. I did not see the ending coming; it was quite a surprise. My thoughts as I read the last word was: Oh my, what a heart wrenching story of love and life!


I do not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone that loves a solid well-written book which will remain in their thoughts long after they have read the last word. I love books that invoke intense emotion in the reader and this is one of those wonderful books.

I received this book from the author in return for an honest book review. Book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion; book reviews on line under my name and on my blog are my opinion.

What the Heart Can Hold

Great summer read! If you like romance, this book is for you. It’s full of surprises!

What The Heart Can Hold
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Mar 25, 2014
  • Publisher: Charlotte Symonds
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 454 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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