Title: Our Hearts Entwined
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Published by: INDIE
Date published: May 20, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Book Length: 333 pages
Steam Rating: Steamy
Main Characters: Mia, Natalie, Eric & Cayd
“Our Hearts Entwined was interesting, captivating, dark, serious, unique, intriguing, weird, and totally awesome!” ~Becca
****Due to sexual content, it is advised that readers be over 18 years****
During a routine meeting at a special needs school in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Mia is set to discuss the welfare of one of her students. It’s here that she’s introduced to Dr Cayd Donnelly, a man so devastatingly attractive that she almost forgot to say no when he asked her out – despite her loyalty to her long term boyfriend, Eric.
Shortly after, the usually predictable Mia becomes anything but. The change in her behaviour delights Eric, but concerns her best friend Louise when she stops signing while they talk.
After a month of worry and frustration, Mia finally seeks help. Help that comes in the form of an incredibly hard to resist doctor – Cayd.
From there, she discovers just how entwined her life and her heart is with those of others while she navigates a path of passion, treachery, and loss.
Things will never be the same for Mia again…
(Confused? This book was previously known as ‘Alter’)
Our Hearts Entwined was interesting, captivating, dark, serious, unique, intriguing, weird, and totally awesome!
The first few chapters had me hooked and lost all at the same time! While I had an idea of what was going on, the way that Lilliana Anderson writes is so flawless and beautiful that I just wanted to take it slow and find out when it was time!
The characters are well developed, deep and relatable. Simply put they are REAL! I felt myself drawn to them on a level that I don’t remember feeling in a while. The story line is so convoluted and mixed up and twisted in an awesome way that it keeps the reader focused and paying close attention so that we can hopefully figure out the mystery!
Mia, Eric, Cayd, Natalie, Josh and Louise…what a set of people to get to know! I ADORED the way the book is written from all of their points of view! It really added a depth to the book and characters that I’m not sure could have been there otherwise. (I do sort of wish that it had been written in first person instead…but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me.)
*SIGH* It’s hard to get into the story line without spoilers so I won’t really cover much there. Just know that it is absolutely freaking amazing and one of a kind! The amount of important and real life issues that Lilliana Anderson manages to fit into this story is incredible. I am awed by her ability to flawlessly merge serious topics with romance and mystery. While this is a love story, there are some pretty dark and serious matters that pop up and I felt that that made the story feel real and made it captivating.
The ending is a bit odd…I feel that people will have one of two reactions…”WTF, how can they just let that go!” or “I totally get that…she has issues but still deserves to be happy.” I honestly think I lean more towards the first…but hey everyone has their own opinions!
I can straight up say that this was the most unique story line I have read in a long time! It was so well written that I couldn’t put it down. I felt like a part of the story and often found my heart pounding and tears filling my eyes. I cannot wait to read the next book and find out what happens now!
Bestselling Author of the Drawn Series, the Beautiful Series, and the Confidante Trilogy, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it’s outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting.
When she isn’t writing, she wears the hat of ‘wife and mother’ to her husband and four children.
Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.
Originally from Sydney’s Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.