Taking Heart (Healing Harts) – T.J. Kline

Julia Hart knows how much good she does training therapy dogs—it’s what helped her overcome her own trials after a relationship turned unexpectedly violent. But moving beyond her mistakes meant trusting only her family with her heart.

Dylan, a former soldier, has run out of hope for recovery. Plagued by nightmares and flashbacks, he doubts anything will help him overcome his PTSD. When his brother convinces him to try one last time, he agrees to get a therapy dog.

Dylan didn’t expect to find Julia or a chance for a “normal” future again. But when Julia’s attacker is released from prison, Dylan and Julia will have to face the past together.


Loved the concept of this book and the characters were great, this story really captured my attention from the first page.
Dylan was such a fantastic character and im a sucker for a tortured solider. The bond between Dylan and his brother was so lovely, Gage really cared for Dylan and went above ad beyond to get him the help he needed.
Julia wasnt without her struggles either but she was a fantastic character also, showing Dylan that he could overcome his problems and live as normal a life as anyone.
This book really opened my eyes to the struggles associated with PTSD, and how much animals can help.
To sum this book up, its a well written emotional love story with some angsty moments, a great read.

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