The Darkest Heart

The Darkest Heart

by Thea Devine


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Ever since a terrible fire killed her older son, one ambition has ruled Countess Lazlaric. Desperate to continue the family legacy, she is determined that her rakehell second son wed and produce an heir. Now, she’s found the perfect bride. A distant relative, writing to beg for help, is ideal for her secret plans.

Alone in the world, beautiful raven-haired Senna Landseth finds more than just Drom Manor’s isolation sending a shiver down her spine. Countess Lazlaric seems overly eager to welcome her, strange noises fill the cavernous corridors of the gloomy manor, and she senses she is being spied upon. Then a note mysteriously appears, inscribed with chilling words: “I’m watching you. Nicolai.”

In the years since the fire that supposedly destroyed him, Nicolai Lazlaric has inhabited the world of a vampire, consumed with seeking revenge on the creature who turned him. Now, it is time to return to Drom Manor. But Nicolai has no idea how badly the Countess wants an heir—or that his hated brother’s prospective bride is residing there. Senna’s unexpected presence upends Nicolai’s plans, for he can think only of possessing the beautiful innocent, of taking her in a blood-binding seduction from which she will never escape. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416562665
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Thea Devine is the bestselling author of more than twenty erotic historical romance novels, several steamy contemporary romance novels, and a dozen erotic historical and contemporary novellas. She lives and works in Connecticut.

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The Darkest Heart 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The inferno killed her heir Nicolai years ago leaving his mother Countess Lazlaric increasingly desperate to see her family heritage continue. Her remaining son Charles is a hedonistic wastrel, but he is all she has. The Countess believes luck has finally come her way when a missive from a distant relative Senna Landseth asks for help. The matriarch invites Senna to stay with her at Drom Manor hiding her plans for the biddable chit to wed Charles. Unknown to her hostess, Senna is not her kin and she is pulling a con. However although welcomed by the Countess, the manor and the woman disturb Senna. For two decades Dominick Janau has impatiently waited to obtain revenge against the person who turned him into a vampire. However, he finds he wants Senna and vows to keep her safe as he also believes she might be the catalyst for his vendetta finally happening. Dominick rushes her to London to keep her safe even as Charles and his mother pursue them. This entertaining gothic vampire romance engages the audience once the players are set. The complicated story line is fast-paced and the cast solid with a neat twist. However, it is the paranormal world that feels genuine, which sub-genre fans will relish as the heroine trapped in the center of an evil circumference learns that sometimes you get what you wish for. Harriet Klausner
Reading-mydrugofchoice More than 1 year ago
I liked this book the characters are very well developed and there is this element of suspense that Devine uses that keeps you on the edge of you seat. Just when you think you know whats about to happen she switches it up on you. Great book. Buy it
vampiregirl76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Senna Landseth is exactly what The Countess is looking for, a bride for her son Charles. What The Countess doesn't realize is that Senna is a con and not who she claims to be. Neither of them know that there is someone more devious than the two of them out there stalking, with a taste for revenge.Deception and secrets play a big part in The Darkest Heart. This story is dark, dangerous and seductive. It pulled me in right way, especially with the Gothic feel it has. I really loved that. Ms. Devine has taken the paranormal and historical and weaved them together so perfectly. All together this was a great story with interesting vampire mythology to sink your teeth into.
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BOBBI SCHAEFFER More than 1 year ago
Written quite well, the only issues I had with this book is that it had very little actual romance in it, and since I found it in that section I expected more. Also, the two main characters were hard for me like, as they felt more like secondary characters than anything else.