This Heart of Mine Blog Tour

Welcome to day 2 of the blog tour and release day of This Heart of Mine (Raine Series,#3)! I have a HUGE post for you today!! Check out my review and an excerpt, then learn a bit of fun facts about the author and the characters, and see the playlist for This Heart of Mine. Don’t forget to sign up for the GIVEAWAY at the bottom!!


Book Info & My Review



Title: This Heart of Mine

Series: Raine Series

Author: Amanda Bennett

Rating: School School School School School

Genre: New Adult Romance – 18+

Synopsis: Kayla seems to have it all. She has a wonderful man who would go to the ends of the earth for her and a family that seems to support her regardless of the consequences.
But is it enough to help her face her demons and to truly find happiness within her heart?
Madison never thought he would be faced with so many life altering decisions at such a young age. he wants to do right by Kayla and his family, but when old wounds reopen he finds himself questioning every choice he has ever made.
Life isn’t all it seems for these two and they’re coming to the realization that there will always be someone wanting to come along and destroy it all.
Will following her heart prove to be the right decision, or will it be the one thing that could make the only man she’s ever loved, say good-bye for good?

The Review

This was a wonderful ending to the series. There was just as much drama and angst as the first 2 books but I loved how it all came together.

In this final installment, you finally get the answer to the cliffhanger from book 2. There were times I wanted to scream at both Maddison and Kayla for their actions (and assumptions) but I kept reading and it was worth it.

Maddison is as sexy as ever and there was one scene where I think I might have drooled on my tablet. Sarcastic smile That is one hot cowboy!

I loved the secondary characters as well. They were a fantastic addition to the story line and rounded out things nicely. Glenn and Cami were so funny. I found myself laughing at them on more than one occasion.

Overall I thought it was a great read and though bittersweet to see the end, I’m happy with how everything turned out.


My eyes fluttered open and I couldn’t make out anything around me. I was confused and in a foggy haze. I was in a small room, but it wasn’t mine. When I heard faint voices coming from outside of the claustrophobic room, I tried to scream, but nothing came out. I lifted my heavy arm up to my throat, trailing the large plastic tubing that lead to my mouth. I felt as though I was drowning and an overwhelming fear fell over me. I was choking. There was a large foreign object obstructing my breathing and I quickly began to panic. What the hell had happened? Where the hell was I, and why was there nobody around? I started pulling the large blue tube from my mouth and instantly began gagging on whatever it was I was removing.


Fun Facts About Amanda Bennett


– Used to want to be a stand up comic

– I have a major foot phobia

– Deathly afraid of spiders

– Obsessed with reality tv

– I never chew gum

– Addicted to anything Guess brand

– favorite color is black and pink

– absolutely love jewelry but only wear my wedding ring

– Can pick up a softball with my toes

– Can write with my toes

– Favorite drink is coffee and grape soda (crush brand only)

– Am lactose intolerant but I eat lots of dairy with the help of lactaid


Fun Facts About the Characters


Dream Cast


– She only own 2 pairs of shoes besides her boots

– She likes UFC

– Her favorite football team is the San Francisco 49ers

– Loves starburst jelly beans

– allergic to chocolate


– Loves to talk

– Is very OCD

– She has no filter: TMI to the max

– Terrified of birds

– Will randomly start doing cheers from high school


– Can play the guitar and drums as well as sing

– Rarely wears underwear

– Hates to workout

– Hates cake

– Doesn’t like to wear shorts


– Afraid of spiders

– Gets stage fright before every show

– Favorite beer is corona

– Addicted to coffee

– He doesn’t like any of his food to touch on the plate


Playlist for This Heart of Mine

Go to Spotify to hear the songs

List of Songs:

I Won’t Let Go- Rascal Flatts

Lego House- Ed Sheeran

Give It All We Got Tonight- George Strait

Crash My Party- Luke Bryan

Every Light In The House- Trace Adkins

Best Of You- Foo Fighters

Overjoyed- Matchbox Twenty

Hey Pretty Girl- Kip Moore

Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker

It Is What It Is- Lifehouse

Everything- Lifehouse

Bleeding Out- Imagine Dragons

Come Back Song- Darius Rucker

The Cowboy In Me- Tim McGraw

My Kind Of Crazy- Brantley Gilbert

Wasting All These Tears- Cassadee Pope

A Thousand Years- Christina Perri

The Forgotten- Green Day

Danny’s Song- Jim Messina & Kenny Loggins

I Know Places- Lykke Li

Let Me Love It Out Of You- Tim McGraw

Lover’s Eyes- Mumford and Sons

I Need Your Love- Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding

Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)- Gary Allen

Have A Little Faith In Me- Joe Cocker

It Matters To Me- Faith Hill

One More Day- Diamond Rio

Love A Little Stronger- Diamond Rio

The Flame- Cheap Trick

By Your Side- Sade

Almost Doesn’t Count- Mark Wills

Sad- Maroon 5

The Man Who Can’t Be Moved- The Script

Try- P!Nk

Glitter In The Air- P!nk

Stay- Rhianna

Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars

It Will Rain- Bruno Mars

Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

Til My Last Day- Justin Moore

Don’t Let Our Love Start Slipping Away- Vince Gill

Carrying Your Love With Me- George Strait

Marry Me- Train


The Giveaway

Go HERE to sign up for a chance to win a signed copy of one of the 3 books, a tote bag full of goodies, or a book mark!


Find It On:


Goodreads        Amazon        Barnes & Noble


Posted on July 11, 2013, in Contemporary, New Adult, Romance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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