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Hero of My Heart: A Loveswept Historical Romance

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

¿It was messy, inelegant, and definitely dangerous. It was heave

“It was messy, inelegant, and definitely dangerous.
It was heaven.”

I’m betting everyone can guess what that quote is about and it’s a good one.

In the beginning of the book, through a haze of opium and drink, Alasdair raises his head off of the table to see a young w...
“It was messy, inelegant, and definitely dangerous.
It was heaven.”

I’m betting everyone can guess what that quote is about and it’s a good one.

In the beginning of the book, through a haze of opium and drink, Alasdair raises his head off of the table to see a young woman dressed in a too-tight gown, noticeably drugged, and the proprietor of the establishment taking bids for her virginity, at the prodding of a young man behind him.  The younger man would be Mary’s brother… whom you will want to punch repeatedly.

Alasdair realizes that he can’t let her be thrown to the wolves, even if he isn’t right for her, at least he’s better than the other patrons all calling out bids. After he’s “won” her, he brings her up to his room, and after a little fuss, looks at her and says, “Welcome to hell.”

Alasdair is cursed by death, or so he believes, thus his addiction to opium. He continuously tries to warn Mary away, but Mary sees through him and decides to save him (as is written in the blurb). But from there, it’s not only a battle against his addiction, but a battle against time, before Alasdair’s cousin tries to ruin him in front of the London Ton, before Mary’s brother helps Alasdair’s cousin, and tries to get her back, and before Alasdair, himself, decides that Mary is safe enough, and retreat into the sweet oblivion of opium again.

If you’ve ever dealt with anyone who was an addict to anything, or you’ve been in that situation yourself — you’ll be able to relate to this book more so than others… but even if you haven’t — it’s still a great tale of romance, redemption, salvation and freedom.  It deals well with drug addiction, in an almost safe way, placing the story in the past, yet making it relevant to today.

Very well written, with pitfalls along the way for all characters, and feeling pity where you may not have thought possible, I very much enjoyed reading this book.

posted by FaeRhiannon on May 17, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Tiresome plot..............................

First they are brought together through bad circumstance --so far--so good. You've read the synopsis so I won't go there. And as expected they fall madly in love. I would hope so--its a romance novel. And then they spend the entire novel thinking about how much the...
First they are brought together through bad circumstance --so far--so good. You've read the synopsis so I won't go there. And as expected they fall madly in love. I would hope so--its a romance novel. And then they spend the entire novel thinking about how much they love each other and how they are going to leave the other person for their own good. Not out loud of course only to themselves. They have great sex and he is thinking about how its a shame he will have to leave her but its for her own good. They have great sex and she thinks she 'll miss him when she leaves him-- for his own good of course. That's pretty much the story. Except he's an opium addict. But she crushes his pills and in about 48 hours he's over. The author knows nothing about drug addiction if she thinks true love and a few days would cure it. The author has a nice writing style but the characters have no reality. At all. I'm deleting it --Iwon't read it again.

posted by kronan1 on June 2, 2013

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

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    I'm here to say I liked this book. This is a new author and I ho

    I'm here to say I liked this book. This is a new author and I hope to keep finding books written by her to read. I know it's fiction but I found myself wondering all through the story-would this really happen? Were females really sold at auction? Were opium parlors really that prevalent? Now I'm curious and will check to find the answers to these questions. The characters were flawed and I'm glad as no one is perfect. I read this book in two days. It was hard to put it down. She is now one of the authors I will add to my collection.

    Try this book and you will be drawn in too!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Sexy and fun this is a must read - if you like Sabrina Jeffries

    Sexy and fun this is a must read - if you like Sabrina Jeffries and Eloisa James you'll love this new Debut from Loveswept.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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