Healing Hearts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Haven been lied to and cheated on, Trina Porter swore off love focusing
instead on rebuilding her life. Besides, her heart was too shattered to offer it to any man; not that she would ever make that mistake again.

As a young prominent heart surgeon, Derrick Tyler had it all, well almost, the one thing that elude him was a family to call his own. Being a man who thrives on achieving the impossible, he set out on his biggest challenge yet, to find the first and only Mrs. Tyler.
Can the skillful heart surgeon repair the heart of the gorgeous woman who'd stole his the moment he laid eyes on her? Will Trina fall for the charms and charisma of the surgeon determine to repair her heart so she could be healed and open to love?
Please read on and see what awaits Trina and Derrick.

Copyright © 2014 by GiGi S.

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Healing Hearts

Submitted: October 13, 2015

Haven been lied to and cheated on, Trina Porter swore off love focusing instead on rebuilding her life. Beside, her heart was too shattered to offer it to any man; not that she would ever make that mistake again.

As a young prominent heart surgeon, Derrick Tyler had it all, well almost, the one thing that elude him was a family to call his own. Being a man who thrives on achieving the impossible, he set out on his biggest challenge yet, to find the first and only Mrs. Tyler.
Can the skillful heart surgeon repair the heart of the gorgeous woman who'd stole his the moment he laid eyes on her? Will Trina fall for the charms and charisma of the surgeon determine to repair her heart so she could be healed and open to love?
Please read on and see what awaits Trina and Derrick. Read Chapter

Submitted: October 13, 2015

          Derrick Tyler leaned back in his leather swivel office chair behind his large... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 13, 2015

    "I can't believe you, baby girl," He barked, not at all fazed by the curious glances being thrown his way by office... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 14, 2015

Derrick stood at the crosswalk along with a small crowd waiting for one of many New York’s traffic colored lights to change. He shot a ... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 14, 2015

Derrick had waited patiently for her to get her footing; his curiosity was getting the best of him but, her head was down and her face ob... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 21, 2015

"Hold up, hold up! Let me process that for a second." An amused Roger said. "You didn't get homegirl’s number either?" “Homegirl ... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 21, 2015

Standing in the waiting room just outside the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and still sporting his surgical scrubs, he looked down i... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 23, 2015

Trina looked up from the computer screen behind the nurse's counter. She smiled at the irritated look on Emily Howard’s face as the you... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 26, 2015

Startled by the familiar deep sexy baritone voice, she shot her gaze up and stare wonderingly at the man whose been invading her sle... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 26, 2015

Trina removed the baked brownies from the double-oven and closed her eyes as she inhaled the sweet aromatic scent. "Mmm! the sweet sm... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 28, 2015

Trina paced the floor of her master bedroom, becoming increasingly more anxious with each passing minute. Her high- heeled, open toed, rh... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 28, 2015

By the time they hit the Queens Midtown Tunnel, her initial nervousness was completely obliterated, as they fell into a relaxed flow of c... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2015

His outdoor space was as impressive as the rest of his home, and just as worthy of the spectacular expensive New York City view. The thre... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 03, 2015

Forty-five minutes later, they stood at the front door of her townhouse. “Thanks for a great evening," She began to rummage in the sm... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 04, 2015

When she told Tameca of her impending dinner date that Friday before the end of her shift, there was nothing Trina could do to contain he... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 06, 2015

Trina paced the length of her living room, nervously watching the clock. It was a little before six, he should be here soon. She looked a... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 11, 2015

They made it to her bedroom and hurriedly helped each other undressed. "Wow, Trina." Derrick stared in awe. She was perfection a... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 12, 2015

He opened his eyes, feeling a bit confused as to where he was; he wondered if it all had been a dream. He lifted up the sheet that was co... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 23, 2015

Her body was thoroughly satisfied, but her curiosity wasn’t. She thought of taking him to her folks' house but thought better of it; su... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2015

"So, how long have you known this Derrick character?" Trina’s hand paused on the cookie she was icing and looked across the table a... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 26, 2015

On a warm Friday evening, Derrick found himself standing outside her door. No matter how much he tried, she'd refused to give him a ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 29, 2015

"I was able to locate most of your family, but after doing a little digging, one family member seemed to be the go-to person." “But... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 01, 2015

They followed the direction of his car’s GPS system, which led them to a middle-class neighborhood of modest single-family homes. He pa... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 02, 2015

They both stared at the woman standing in the doorway. Trina guessed she was somewhere in her early fifties. Her hair was styled in a cla... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 03, 2015

He sat down on the sofa next to Trina. His gaze took a quick inventory of the large sunny family room and came to rest on the mantel of... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 04, 2015

Derrick felt his childhood fantasy of the kind of man he'd pictured his father to be quickly dissolved with each descriptive word his aun... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 04, 2015

"Are you okay?" Trina asked him once they were left alone. They were still in the get to know you phase, perhaps this calm demeanor was h... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 07, 2015

“Here to take my favorite auntie to a Broadway show.” He offered Derrick a fist bump. He looked from Derrick to Trina, his lips curve... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 10, 2015

There was a hush in the room. Then, to everyone’s surprise, the unassuming Joseph shot to his feet as if someone put fresh batteries in... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 10, 2015

The day was full of surprises for him; he loved every minute of it. Throughout the day, families from all five boroughs of the city trick... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 14, 2015

“Um, you mind coming back to my place with me?” He asked as he merged onto the expressway. “I don’t feel like being alone with my... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 15, 2015

Trina looked away from the scrambled eggs in the pan, her gaze fixed on his anxious face. “Why don’t you go open it while I finis... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 18, 2015

That following Saturday, Derrick headed to City Field, formerly known as Shea Stadium before the Mets partnered up with Citigroup, to mee... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 22, 2015

Sitting at his desk the following day, he picked up his iPhone and set in motion a plan that was sure to piss off the woman who loves her... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: December 26, 2015

"You had no right to do that!" She hollered at him for the umpteen times. Derrick looked up at her from his spot on her couch. He exp... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 11, 2016

Trina slowly opened her eyes to find him watching her with an intensity that set her internal alarm into panic mode. In the two months th... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 11, 2016

"For the record, I want us to be exclusive and eventually take our relationship to the next level." He declared. She crossed her arms... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 11, 2016

Derrick was in his office going over notes for his next scheduled consultation, working hard at not thinking about Trina and her stubborn... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 11, 2016

Derrick shot to his feet, his chair almost toppling over. He glared at them. "You've got to be kidding?!" He barked out angrily. They mus... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 18, 2016

"What is it, Gordon?" Derrick asked the building's diligent concierge from his relaxed post on his sectional. He’d specifically told th... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 18, 2016

Dark ominous clouds hovered over the city, the overcast sky reflecting the inner turmoil that was taking place in the pit of his stomach.... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 19, 2016

He stood next to the bed, startled by not just how much he resembled the sleeping man, but by the mere sight of him. The feeble, sickly l... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 26, 2016

Knowing that Trina would be waiting for him at his place after the surgery; she'd spent the night comforting him after he’d told her of... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 26, 2016

Three weeks after the surgery, Derrick was on pins and needles waiting for the old man to be medically transferred to a long-term care fa... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 26, 2016

"Cut the Mr. Fagan crap, son!" Fagan bellowed unexpectedly at him. Derrick shot his brothers a queried glance before turning to his f... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 26, 2016

“You son of a bitch!” Fagan bellowed furiously. “I should’ve gotten rid of you while you were in the womb of that little bitch!... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 27, 2016

He stood in the middle of the staffs lounge, his fingers laced behind his head as he stared up at the ceiling. He needed to get a grip on... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 27, 2016

Trina woke up before her reliable alarm clock had a chance to do its five-am duty. She scurried out of bed, tripping over her fluffy bedr... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 28, 2016

Trina stared at the closed door of the examining room. Any moment now, her doctor will walk through that door with her faith scribbled on... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: January 28, 2016

He sat at the kitchen table, watching her moved effortlessly around the large sunny kitchen. She ladled two heaping full amounts of the a... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 01, 2016

Derrick stood outside her door, mentally rehearsing what he was going to say to her. This was the biggest decision he’d ever made, but ... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 01, 2016

Derrick’s back stiffened as her words reached his stunned ears. It took him only two long strides to get back to her side. He reached o... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 02, 2016

Trina felt like an observer in her own life as she watched weeks become months and the beautiful fall colors gave way to barren trees and... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 03, 2016

Trina waddled her way to her ringing doorbell. She led out an exhausted breath; taking just a few steps with a nine-month belly was ... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 03, 2016

Derrick stood at the threshold of the kitchen, silently watching her as she iced a two-layered cake, unaware of his presence. An apprecia... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 05, 2016

Derrick threw the pen on the stack of research reports piled high on his desk. He dragged his hand over his face and groaned. He was frus... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 05, 2016

"Seriously, girl?" Tameca scowled her the moment she stepped into the house. "You look like you just got off the Cyclone," Tameca said, r... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 05, 2016

She stood in front of the sliding glass door, staring out into the sprawling backyard. Heavy rain was pounding the rooftop of the house. ... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 09, 2016

She sat on the edge of the bed, her hands clasped together on her lap. DJ has been fed and put down for the night. She had showered, dres... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 09, 2016

“Um, Shawn was here earlier,” She said in a rush. “Say what, now?” He asked, a bewildered expression on his face. “What the... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 12, 2016

"How’s our baby boy?” Trina asked him. It was in the middle of the night, and he had volunteered to check in on DJ. "He's fast as... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 12, 2016

Just when she thought she couldn't love him any more than she already did, he went and proved her wrong. Derrick had not only healed her ... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 16, 2016

"You sure you wanna do this, D?” Cedrick asked. “Just say the word, and I’ll have you outta here in a snap.” Cedrick offered with... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 18, 2016

"Okay, you got something new,” Emma said, counting off on her fingers.  Trina smiled at her friend, who looked drop-dead gorge... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 23, 2016

Derrick shifted from one foot to the other from his spot under the beautifully decorated archway. He hooked a finger inside the collar of... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 25, 2016

“Trina?” Pastor Jenkins prompted. She took a deep breath before she began. “Casting aside the fear of my heart potentially... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: February 26, 2016

“Oh Trina, it’s beautiful,” The young bride-to-be beamed at her. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to cut into it.” Trina s... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: March 02, 2016

Her heart pitter-pattered in her chest as she watched his sexy swaggered walk as he made his way into her office; it's an effect she'd co... Read Chapter

Healing Hearts

Submitted: March 04, 2016

His gaze fixated on the word mother; it echoed in his head over and over again. He covered his mouth with his hand, i... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: March 14, 2016

"What is that, daddy?" Derrick looked to his right at the mini version of his wife kneeling on one of the barstools, almond-shaped ha... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: March 21, 2016

Trina kneeled down with her arms wide opened. DJ and Rachel ran right into her awaiting arms. She sighed contently over their little shou... Read Chapter

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