Monday, August 24, 2015

Spotlight on Morgan K. Wyatt's new release. I appreciate you stopping by my blog today. Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter drawing at the bottom of this post to have a chance to win a $40 Amazon/B&N gift card!

The Inheritance by Morgan K. Wyatt

Publisher & Release Date: Sweet Cravings Publishing, May 30, 2015

Time and setting: Present Day, Small Town USA

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 205 pages

Heat Level: 1 Sweet Heart

Rating: 3.5 Gold Crowns

Book Description:

Melody’s work as a hospice nurse both gives her life purpose and rips her heart out when her patients die. Her latest client left her his lakeside home. After years of living in foster homes, Melody seizes the opportunity for a real home. 

Her happy residence comes to an abrupt halt when her benefactor’s missing nephew, Levi, shows up. A bomb shattered his leg and life, which left him in need of a safe place to figure out the rest of his life. The will leaves the house to both of them, but only if they cohabit for a year. Otherwise, the house goes to a third party. 

Melody detests Levi for never writing or visiting his dying uncle. Levi considers Melody little more than a gold digger similar to his ex-wife. There’s no way he’ll let her have his inheritance.
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Vikki’s Musings

When I accepted The Inheritance from the author, via Goddess Fish Promotions for an honest review, I did not realize it was by an author I was already familiar with. I had read some of her Cougar series and thoroughly enjoyed them. When I read the book description for this book, it appealed to me because I always enjoy military romances. The Inheritance is an enjoyable read that follows a budding romance between a wounded warrior and a hospice nurse.

Melody Gibbons was abandoned by her mother as a very young child, was shuffled from one foster home to another as she grew to adulthood. As an adult, she lives a quiet, withdrawn life as a hospice nurse. When she finds out she has inherited half of the property of one of her hospice patients, she is thrilled. The only problem is: the other half owner is Roy McDaniel’s nephew, a man who couldn’t even be bothered to come see his dying uncle.

Levi McDaniels has returned from the war zones, severely wounded in body and soul. What woman would ever want a man with only one leg? If that was not bad enough, he finds out his wife only married him for his enlistment bonus. When he receives word of his inheritance, and finds out about the hospice nurse inheriting as well, he is determined to contest and keep the gold-digger from inheriting. A woman he is sure is just like his unfaithful, money hungry soon to be ex-wife.

When the will is read, it clearly states that Melody and Levi must live in the house together for one year before either can sell their interest in the dwelling and land. Can two wounded souls learn to live together, and find a love beyond what either of them ever imagined?

The Inheritance is a well-written story that gives the reader clear insight into the workings of Melody’s mind and a glimpse of Levi’s as well. Their goals, motivations and conflict are very clear. Their romance is tender and sweet. I loved the dog, Charmer, and he lightened the sad story of the characters’ lives. Those light-hearted moments had me chuckling at Charmer’s antics.

Much of the book is written through Melody’s introspection and shows how she lives on a daily basis, taking care of patients in the last stages of their illnesses. Most of it is very sad to say the least. In fact, Melody’s character has a very sad life, no wonder she has such low self-esteem. If ever a heroine deserves a “happily ever after,” it’s Melody.  

I can see that Ms. Wyatt did a great deal of research for the book and it really shows what a hospice nurse has to deal with every day. Some of the scenes between Melody and her patients are quite touching, if heart-breaking. They had me growing teary-eyed a couple of times.

However, this is somewhat of a slow moving book. At times, I became a bit anxious to get on with the romance. The couple does not have a lot of interaction, since most of the book is narrative. There is very little time spent getting to know one another. Hence, I struggled with them as a couple. It kept me from becoming fully vested in the love story.

Nonetheless, the book does have a satisfying ending, even though a few questions remained unanswered, especially the part about Levi’s wife. If you enjoy a slowly developing, sweet romance with two characters that have wounded hearts, each of them trying to move forward into the light, then you will enjoy The Inheritance. Happy reading!    


He was an attractive man and a young one too. When was the last time she’d met a man under sixty-five? If she didn’t count her former roommate’s fiancĂ© and jerky friend, it had been months. It could be the reason behind her over reaction to a man who was her nemesis. He’s the enemy. Overlook the nice packaging, the strong jaw, the ripped arms, and the attitude. He’s trouble with a capital T. Don’t even let him get near the front door.

Charmer’s ears went up, hearing something, and he dashed in the direction of Levi. The leash slipped out of Melody’s hands as her canine loped across the yard. Would he welcome the man with a lopsided doggy grin or roll over on his back for a belly rub? With her luck, Charmer would deliver the house key. Then again, maybe the lawyer already had.

Her eyes drifted over to the lawyer, hoping Mr. Douglas would enlighten her about the nature of the visit, although she had her suspicions.

Levi’s voice had her attention whipping back to the man. “Hey, what’s the stupid dog doing?”

Her dog balanced on three legs while he hiked the fourth, thoroughly drenching Levi’s leg. Worried he might hurt her dog, she rushed forward, knelt beside the dog, and wrapped her arms protectively around his body. “Please don’t hurt him. He’s old and already has enough trouble walking with his arthritis.” Her eyes searched Levi’s face. Would he take out his anger on her instead?

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Morgan K Wyatt believes in happy endings. When things don’t end well, she holds to the familiar Indian saying: If things don’t work out, then it’s not the end because everything works out in the end. She considers herself living proof after escaping an abusive marriage; she found and married her soul mate. While not every day is sunshine and roses, she writes about the possibility of flowers and chance meetings between strangers.

Her reputation as a plant rescuer has people dropping sick and dying plants at her house, and then speeding off in the night. The magic ingredient that brings the plants back to life is love and Miracl-gro. Morgan would love to hear from you. If you have a name for a character, cute dog pics, or gardening info, even better.


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  1. Good Morning,
    Thanks for the review. It is always interesting to know what other people think. I was afraid I rushed the romance when you consider how long they knew each other. Thanks for giving me the other side of the coin. :)

  2. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

    1. Thanks Rita. I'm glad you liked it. :)

  3. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and the excerpt.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today. Good luck in the drawing!

  6. I really enjoyed the excerpt and the review~thank you for sharing!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the drawing!

  7. I enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing!