The Queen of Tarts Review of Dorothy F. Shaw’s Unworthy Heart

Unworthy Heart (The Donnellys, #1)Queen of Tarts review of

Unworthy Heart

by Dorothy F. Shaw

My life has been uncertainty and drama recently and I haven’t made time to read many books…. but when I saw that Dorothy F. Shaw had a new release with Unworthy Heart I wanted to try it. I’m so thankful I did. For a few days I was able to curl up and focus on a Maiya and Ryan’s troubles and put mine on the back burner.

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 The writing in Unworthy Heart reminded me of what I love about the romance genre. Romance tells stories of people finding love, learning, trusting and hoping for a happy ending. Sometimes there’s steam and *fans self* Dorothy writes wickedly hot smexy times! She also made me feel like I knew Ryan and Maiya… and she made me want more in this series!

I adored Maiya. She’s a tattooed red head (I think I need to go back to red hair), smart, driven and successful in her professional life. Ryan is a yuppie-ish single dad, smart, driven and climbing the career ladder. And they both carry baggage, not matching luggage… but an equal amount of carry ons to unpack.

There’d been virtual sparks between them as they began to work together on a project and the scene when they meet in person made me giggle. Those sparks turned to flames! Maiya was so hoping it was all in her head! I loved seeing them flirt and get to know each other. As Maiya and Ryan explore their relationship I just held on for the roller coaster. Their heat was off the charts! Ryan let out his dominant side with Maiya and she learned that she trusted him to take control… They also let down their walls and learned to trust each other with their hurts and hearts.

A few of my fav lines.

Then he kissed her. Wet, hot and wild. His tongue moved into her mouth and she chased it, sucking and tangling her with it. And her heart cracked open. It was too much… He was larger than life; everything she needed and never knew she wanted. Maiya couldn’t stop her feelings now if she tried.

He did things for Maiya he shouldn’t, yet he couldn’t stop himself. A deep motivation to take care of her, in a way he was sure no one else had, kept rising to the top and propelling him.


If you’re looking for a hell’a hot romance with realistic obstacles to overcome and relatable characters that make you laugh, cry and sigh… and want to shake someone. 😉 Then give Unworthy Heart a try!

The Queen of Tarts

♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.



Unworthy Heart (The Donnellys, #1)Unworthy Heart

Series: The Donnellys #1 |
Release date: May 5th 2015 |
Publisher: Samhain |
Genre: Romance, Erotic Romance |
ISBN: 9781619229167 |
Format: eBook and print |


Opposites not only attract, sometimes they spontaneously combust.

The Donnellys, Book 1

Ryan Donnelly’s past relationship may have failed, but he’s determined to make single fatherhood and his career a resounding success. He’s got his eye on the top of the ladder at an L.A. marketing firm when his gaze snags on co-worker Maiya Rossini.

She’s a feisty, witty, tattooed redhead who’s nowhere near his type, but she pushes every one of his hot buttons.

Maiya clawed her way out of her dysfunctional, trailer-park childhood to earn a college degree and establish a promising career. Her future dreams are big, bright and packed with full-throttle fun, but when it comes to matters of the heart and men—especially stuffy corporate types like Ryan—her past slams on the emotional brakes.

In the office and in the bedroom, Maiya and Ryan rub each other in all the right ways. Though Maiya is everything Ryan didn’t know he wanted, he’s got his work cut out for him convincing her she’s worthy of love—or the bright light she’s brought to his life could slip through his fingers.

Warning: Contains a lot of graphic, yummy sex. To those prone to lock their bedroom doors, fair warning. In this book, there are no doors, only windows. With no curtains. For those who aren’t afraid to keep their eyes wide open: Enjoy the show!

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