Kari moved from the bright lights of Beverly Hills to Nashville, Tennessee. Leaving behind everything she had ever known for a fresh start, where no one knew her family or her past. Starting fresh and struggling to make a name for herself, Kari has almost succeeded in her efforts. In the two years she had been in Nashville, she was starting to get a solid customer base, and she had just landed a job that could make or break her future career. Austin McBride, country singer extraordinaire, and his new bride, Farrah, have hired Kari to decorate the nursery for their twin babies who are due soon. The McBride’s are ecstatic about Kari’s designs, but there is just one condition. Austin’s cousin, Hank, will be making the custom made furniture that will be in the nursery.
Hank was living the good life. He had a good job, a nice house, and a loving wife. That was until she decided that she wanted to leave Hank for another man. Hank had been completely shocked by his wife’s betrayal and rapid exit from their life together. Heartbroken and alone, Hank struggled to pick up the pieces of his broken life. Looking for something to keep him occupied, Hank agreed to build the cribs for his cousin and his wife, not knowing that he would have to work alongside the spoiled interior decorator.
Rubbing each other the wrong way from the get go, Hank and Kari seem to bring out the worst in each other. Forced to be around the other, they finally come to terms when Hank asks Kari to redecorate his house and remove any remaining reminders of his ex-wife.
Both have been hurt in the past and can’t seem to let that hurt go. Love isn’t always pretty or picture perfect. Can these two bitter hearts overcome everything that seems to be standing in their way?
Bitter Hearts is a wonderfully emotional story of two people who have been broken by unfulfilling love in the past. With each other’s help, and a little help from others, Hank and Kari are finally able to open their hearts and allow the possibility of love to take root.
Southern Love Series