What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question facing the characters in MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional. They will soon learn, however, that when love is involved, nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Mattie and Jeremy are engaged to be married and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life and meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and a lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that things in her past may not have been quite what they seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?
Readers will instantly be swept up in the saga of love and heartbreak that unfolds. Offering a rarely-before-seen glimpse into the heart and mind of a romantic villain, audiences will find a welcome reprieve from the typical romance
Jeremy shakes his head in wonderment. “I’m so in love with you. I don’t know what to do with all of these feelings. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life.” He looks panicked for a moment. “You’re not going to break my heart, are you?”
To me, this is a great rainy day read. The story itself was one that had a lot of romance, passion, suspense and drama. There was just the right amount of balance between all the different elements that it ended up working out really well during the course of this book.
The characters that were part of this story were also amazingly well written for their personalities. Each of them had their own way to stand out and steal their part of the spotlight and I think that was such a great thing to have in this book. Mattie’s character has a sense of innocence about her. Which is really good in a sense, but also it gives someone the ability to control her. Jeremy has the typical “play boy” personality that seems to work for him, yet at the same time makes him wonder about his future.
My one complaint with this book was I was able to figure out what was going to happen pretty quickly after starting the story. But, even though there was that, I did still enjoy reading the story. It was an interesting twist that came into play during the course of the book that was enough to keep me interested.
All in all, I would recommend this to friends of mine if they are looking for a book that has the right balance of romance and drama!