Review: Beyond Your Touch (Dark Heart Series Book Two), by Pat Esden 3

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5 out of 5 Stars

Available for Purchase on:

Amazon     BN     BAM     Indiebound

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The first book was fun and lighthearted with some dark undertones. This second book gets deep and dark. It grows right along with Annie as she is thrust into more grown up dealings. I found myself very angry and frustrated at times with some of the things happening. I wanted to give Annie a shake, and yell at anyone who would listen. She is young and trying very hard to cope with things out of her control. The story develops at a good speed and we discover new things here in the second book. Sorry gotta stop there, no spoilers. I am ready for the next in this series. Bring it on. I was given this story from Netgalley for an honest review and this is mine.

Reviewed by Fawnzy

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.



She wants more than he can promise.

His desires could lead to betrayal.

But without each other, neither can survive the dangers ahead.

Annie Freemont knows this isn’t the right time to get involved with a man like Chase. After years of distrust, she’s finally drawing close to her estranged family, and he’s an employee on their estate in Maine. Though she never intended to stay on the estate for long, her father’s illness and the mysteries surrounding her family made leaving impossible. And now with the newfound hope of rescuing her long-missing mother, Annie’s determined to be involved with the family’s plans one way or another.

If only she could keep her mind off Chase and focus on the impending rescue. But there’s something about the enigmatic Chase that she can’t resist. And she’s not the only woman. Annie fears a seductive stranger who is key to safely freeing her mother is also obsessed with him. As plans transform into action and time for a treacherous journey into a strange world draws near, every move Annie makes will test the one bond she’s trusted with her secrets, her desires—and her heart.

Pat Esden

About the Author:

PAT ESDEN is an antique-dealing florist by trade. She’s also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales.

Her new adult paranormal novel, A HOLD ON ME (book #1 in the Dark Heart series) is available from Kensington Books. BEYOND YOUR TOUCH (book #2 Dark Heart series) will be released August 30th.







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  1. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. After reading the first one I had to keep going onto this second one too. Let us know when the third one is ready 🙂 Have a great day!


    • My bet is that ARCs for REACH FOR YOU (book 3) will appear just before the RT convention next year. I’ve turned it in and am waiting to hear what my editor things. I’m really excited about book 3.


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