Identity of the Heart by Mary Crawford – A Review

Identity of the Heart (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 1)

By Mary Crawford

CoverSynopsis Identity of the HeartAfter Marcus Brolen’s best friend, Rogue Bentancourt, swears that guys aren’t interested in trying to keep up with her busy schedule as an apprentice in his tattoo shop and art student with some modeling and waitressing thrown in on the side to make ends meet, he signs her up for an online dating service called

After all, it won’t be all that weird…right? He’ll be there to play her wingman as always. Even though he and Roque have never had chemistry, she deserves the absolute best and he’s going to help her find her perfect guy.

When Computer Security Expert, Tristan Macklin, is hired by Ivy Love Montclair, to figure out what’s happening to her dating profile, he quickly concludes that the problem goes much deeper than a simple computer glitch and has become an issue of the Identity of the Heart.


Banshee's Review Identity of the Heart

This review is unique in the fact that I was presented with the incredible opportunity to proofread for Identity of the Heart. I was able to learn some of the inner workings of proofreading and editing, and pinpoint the areas that I need to improve on.

I have read through this story half a dozen times and to my sheer amazement, I was NEVER bored nor reluctant to jump right back into reading and re-reading. That being said, I cannot adequately criticize or write a review based on the editing. I can however review the story and the delivery of the story.

Without further ado….

Mary Crawford is beyond a doubt a very talented story teller.

Every time I read Identity of the Heart was like the first time and even though I knew what was coming, I still bawled my eyes out. Every single time!

Mary writes in a way that doesn’t allow much room for the thought of what may happen; Identity of the Heart is rich with consistent happenings. There was always something pertinent to the plot line or relationships unfolding, and never any redundant fillers. I had so much fun reading this book that I want to do it again, and again.

This book is a little zany and unbelievable, but the characters are dynamic and feel very, very real! They felt so real that I would actually believe the outlandish tale they share.

Did you know that 15% of the proceeds for this book go to Habitat for Humanity?

Did you know that Mary Crawford is a Disability Advocate?


About the Author Identity of the HeartAll About the Author sections are borrowed from the author’s amazon bio page

I have been lucky enough to live my own version of a romance novel. I married the guy who kissed me at summer camp. He told me on the night we met that he was going to marry me and be the father of my children. Eventually I stopped giggling when he said it, and we just celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary. We have two children. The oldest, is in medical school, and the youngest is still in elementary school.

Presently, I’m a stay at home mom and I’m working on several other novels. I volunteer my time to a variety of causes. I have also worked as a Civil Rights Attorney and diversity advocate. I spent several years working for various social service agencies before becoming an attorney. In my spare time, I love to cook, decorate cakes and, of course, obsessively compulsively read.

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