Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants by Lori L. Clark

Title: The Heart Knows

What The Heart


Author: Lori L. Clark

Genre: Contemporary / Adult/New

 Adult Romance

Expected Release: March 6, 2014


Estelle "Star" Falconé, a thirty-year-old 
tattooed bartender, was once a free-
spirited dreamer who dabbled in 
astrology for fun and secretly dreamed 
of becoming a rock-star some day.

Twenty-one-year-old Shane Harper 

was once the star of his high school 

basketball team. With a full ride 

scholarship, his dream was to play 

college basketball and study planetary 

science. When a tragic car accident 

permanently sidelines his basketball 

career, college is out of the question.

Sparks fly when their two worlds collide.

Can a relationship survive between a thirty-year-old starry-eyed woman who's on the run from an extremely dangerous man, and a twenty-one-year-old science geek who's hell-bent on protecting her at all cost?

***Caution*** for mature readers. Contains graphic violence including rape. This is a complete, standalone novel.


"What did you dream about becoming when you grew up?" he asked as he studied her face intently. "You know, like a ballerina, or nurse, or something?"
Without hesitation she replied, "A singer."
"You're a good singer?"
She snorted, "Oh God no. I can't carry a tune...which is probably why I never became a famous rock star. What about you, what did you want to be?" she asked. Besides hot.
All traces of happy drained from his face and he sighed. "A rocket scientist." Star's eyes widened. His flippant answer wasn't a joke -- his face was void of humor. "Actually, I was supposed to go to college to study planetary science."
"What happened? Why didn't you go?" she asked.
He stared silently for a few seconds. "Skip. Besides, it's my turn. You aren't allowed to ask two in a row."
She picked up her pen and added that question to the bottom of the list. "Okay, next," she told him.
"How many tattoos do you have?" he asked.
"Two," she said. She pushed up her shirt sleeve and pointed to the blue planet on the back of her hand. "You've seen Neptune."
"Okay, look. This doesn't count as one of my questions. But I'm dying here. What's the other tattoo, and where is it?" he asked leaning forward, resting his elbows on the table.
"It's over my heart and it's just a saying," she said, patting her chest with her right hand.
"What saying?"
She bit her lip and replied, "The heart knows what the heart wants."
"Beautiful." He spoke the word so softly, she wasn't sure he'd said it at all. He pushed back his chair and stood. He rubbed the back of his neck. She fascinated him and he couldn't get enough of her. "I've got to go home and clean my apartment. I've got company coming over later, and I don't want her to think I'm a complete slob."
Star felt as though she'd taken a sucker punch to the stomach. "Oh. Well yeah. You wouldn't want her to think that," she said. She hoped the disappointment she felt over him having some other female in his apartment didn't show on her face.
He reached out, cupped her cheek with his hand, and brushed the pad of his thumb across her skin. "What time should I expect you?" he asked.
Pleased with his response, she raised her eyes to meet his, and smiled. "Six?"
He nodded. "Six it is." He smiled and dropped his hand to his side before turning to leave.

Author Bio

Lori L. Clark was 

born in Iowa, where 

she spent the first 

forty-six years of her 

life. In 2007, she 

loaded up a moving van and relocated 

to Missouri, where she currently 

resides. Lori's only child is a very 

spoiled Min Pin named Barkley. When 

not writing, she reads and runs. She 

completed her first half marathon at the 

age of fifty.

In 2009, after participating in 

NANOWRIMO, she began to take 

seriously the voices in her head. Two 

New Adult contemporary romance 

novels, Different Roads, and I Breathe 

You, were published in 2013, and 

showed early success. The Heart 

Knows What the Heart Wants is set to 

release in March 2014, and has her 

venturing into the realms of Romantic 

Suspense.Lori is a member of Savvy 

Authors, the St. Louis Writers Guild, 

and Romance Writers of America.

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