Your Heart to Keep

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Amanda Mackey

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A heart transplant recipient reaches out to the boyfriend of her donor and is met with anger and resentment, yet an undeniable connection that defies logic and transcends time.


Romance, Melodrama,,Apocalyptic,Young Adult,Drama

Short Summary

Jaxon Reynolds and his love Chloe McQuade are involved in a car accident in which Chloe dies. Her heart is donated to Holly Jenkins who has Marfans Syndrome, causing a dilated aorta and partial blindness. When Jax meets Holly, he struggles to come to terms with someone else having Chloe's heart.

After falling for Holly, Jax can't decide if it's his dead girlfriend's beating heart that draws him to her, or something more. Can he overcome his pain and see Holly for who she truly is?


Denver, Colorado

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,,Tragedy,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending,,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Holly Jenkins

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Sexy, Selfless, Romantic, Gracious, Engaging, Empathetic,Charming,Sexy,Honorable,Seductive,Romantic,Underdog,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Modest,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Jaxon Reynolds

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Outspoken, Sexy, Underdog, Blunt, Complex, Honorable, Masculine, Aggressive, Badass, Charming,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Underdog,Masculine,Sexy,Blunt,Seductive,Heartthrob,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Micah Sullivan

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Masculine,Sexy,Engaging,Empathetic,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Educated,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Micah Sullivan

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Selfless,Patriotic,Masculine,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Funny

Development Pitch

Set in modern day Denver, Colorado, Holly Jenkins finally receives the new heart she's been waiting for. It's a new beginning. A new life. The surgery is a success but a cloud hangs over Holly's new shot at life when she discovers the donor was a girl her own age who died in a car crash. Her boyfriend Jaxon Reynolds is grieving and distraught over his love giving her heart to another. His heart. The one he vowed to love forever. Reaching out, Holly wants to thank the victims family for their daughter's selfless act. Upon meeting Jaxon, she soon discovers he's far from impressed that she has his girlfriends beating heart. But as time progresses, they both can't deny the undeniable attraction. Is it Holly that Jax is drawn towards, or his girlfriends still beating heart? How do they decide what's real and what's not? This book has also been turned into a feature length screenplay.

About The Author

Author of twelve published novels. Mother of two, living in Queensland, Australia. I'd love to see one of my stories on the big screen.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amanda Mackey

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available