Calculated Exposure

Calculated Exposure Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds Book 2

Contemporary Romance

1st edition published by Lyrical Press/Kensington
2nd edition self-published

September 2, 2013 (first edition), February 20, 2018 (second edition)

CONTENT NOTE: this story contains scenes of workplace harassment and references to past assaults.


Serial dater Curt Ryan isn’t looking for love…or even a distraction. With a Ph.D. in mathematics to finish and his family under intense scrutiny by the Irish press, he already has too much on his plate. But when his godchildren barrel into a pretty American who just happens to live a few hours from where he studies in North Carolina, a new distraction is exactly what he gets.

Photojournalist Erica Desoto hadn’t set out for Ireland looking for a hookup, either, but being abroad incites a spark of adventure in her. Curt is way too smart and a little cynical, but he makes her laugh and think rebellious thoughts. For the first time in over a decade, she starts to believe that she deserves more from her relationships. Further, she wonders if the inscrutable Irishman could be the missing piece to her bold new life.

Frustratingly, Curt is repelling anything resembling commitment. His family has too many embarrassing secrets, and he’s terrified that if he fully falls for Erica, she’ll be the one who quits first.

He may be a genius with numbers, but when it comes to matters of the heart, he’s way behind the learning curve.

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Calculated Exposure by Holley Trent