The Russos have the perfect marriage, or so it seems from the outside. A young boy is badly burned. Each family is facing a crisis and how they deal with it determines their true character.
Emily Griffin has written five books and they all fall into the chick-lit genre. Matters of the Heart is told in a first person narrative alternating between the two main protagonists. Tessa Russo is the wife of a prominent pediatric surgeon. Valerie Anderson is a single mother, who becomes involved with Dr. Russo after her son is badly burned.
This story has great character development, all the characters are likeable and I could understand where everyone was coming from. I was totally engaged from the first page. A story which revolves around a young boy, who is seriously burned, peaked my interest immediately and tore at my heart. I have read some of Ms. Griffin’s other novels, and I was intrigued with the connection to Something Borrowed. Tessa’s brother and sister-in-law are the same Dex and Rachel who are featured in that novel.
This is a standalone book. The story kept me guessing right up until the end. I found the situation touching and it brought tears to my eyes several times If you enjoy a good book in the chick-lit genre, then you should definitely read Matters of the Heart.