Heartless

Heartless

by Jaimey Grant
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Overview

Heartless by Jaimey Grant

A dark stranger....
Finding herself abandoned after the death of her father, Leandra Harcourt takes the greatest risk of her life. She accepts the marriage proposal of a complete stranger, the Duke of Derringer-a man the world calls Lord Heartless.

A heartless proposal....
A desperate girl with no prospects seems the perfect solution to Derringer's most recent problem: marry before his 30th birthday to gain his rightful inheritance, though marriage is the last thing he needs. The need to find his missing cousin takes priority over any silly marriage and he quickly abandons his new bride in the wreck of his family estate.

A perfect love....
Two people were never more suited for each other than the duke and his wife, but will they discover it before it's too late? With an assassin dogging his heels and a suitor wooing his wife, love will not have the luxury of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617521454
Publisher: TreasureLine Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2012
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Primarily a Regency romance author, Jaimey has also dabbled in fantasy of a non-romance variety. A
comprehensive list of works and where to find them can be found on her website, www.jaimeygrant.com. There are more Regencies and fantasies in the works.

She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and two children.

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Heartless 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
Fun, regency romance.  I got this as a "clean" romance.  It wasn't as clean as I personally like though.  So if you are looking for only kissing and tension, then this isn't for you.
ccourtland More than 1 year ago
The story seduces the reader from the first page. A quick read that is easy to get absorbed in and a fun way to lose track of time. A clean romance that lets the imagination explore, which makes it more intimate than typical romance novels. I fell in love with the lead characters and if my eyes would have allowed, I would have read the entire book in a single sitting. This book is a romantic-period pleasure that will appeal to women, especially those who enjoy historical romance. Stylistically, it reminded me of Lauren Willig's Carnation series, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This is a perfect beach or travel book. My next trip, I'm downloading more titles by this author for my pool side escape. The last half is a bit rushed and certain details, moments, and scenes would have benefitted if the pace slowed. For a moment, the reader may feel like they are getting a summary of events rather than an experience. The last quarter of the book is not as strong as the first half. Because of this, I wavered between 3 and 4 stars, but I really did enjoy the story, description and characters. What can I say? This delicious tale melted my icy heart just a touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*A wonderful regency romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting story. Loved Hart and Leandra's journey toward love, heck I just loved bad boy Hart period! Secondary characters were well written too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, there are 242 pages. Basically a good book at times a little frustrating and annoying. Stretching the story a bit much out of the relm of possibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well-written 250 page regency romance with a dark lord and an unconventional marriage. The sex scenes are restrained and acceptable for young teenage readers. Mystery, romance, and some mention of violence. There is also a 3 chapter excerpt for next book but reads as though it should have precluded it. Very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good story. It did end abruptly which was surprising, but story flowed beautifully. The romantic parts were Not detailed in any way like a lot of romance stories today, yet this did not detract from the quality of the storyline. enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book well enough, at the beginning.  However, at the end, it just ENDED.  No follow up to explain things that happened. Very disappointing.  
booksaresanity More than 1 year ago
Great Regency! I love a good regency book and Heartless by Jaimey Grant does not disappoint!  It was even better than most regencies I have read because it involved mystery, danger and secrets!  Oh and a hasty marriage without knowing the other person; that is always exciting!!!  The Duke of Derringer was an awesome dark lead man!  Dark hair, dark clothes and a possibly a dark heart!  And sweet Leandra, she was so honest, kind and forthright that one couldn't help but love her as a character!  Can they let the other into their hearts?  Heartless is an easy read and one that any regency or romance fan will enjoy.  My only complaint is my unanswered question about the will, I am still thinking about it days later.  Perhaps that question will be answered in another book!  I am a new reader of author Jaimey Grant and now a new fan!  I am anxious and excited to read more of her work! I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review
Kimberly Rivers More than 1 year ago
could have used one more page in the ending. its as if the writer got tired of her own story. other than that i entirely enjoyed it. interesting well developed characters are as much a contributor to this enjoyable read as the plot.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Historical Romance *Book source ~ Picked up for free on Amazon Hartley Giles St. Clair, the Duke of Derringer, has been plagued with problems, accidents and outright attempts on his life since he inherited the title of Duke at age seven. Now, an additional problem has cropped up in the form of a clause in his late father’s will, a clause that has gone unnoticed all these years (I’d fire that law firm). He has a week to marry or he loses his considerable inheritance. Since no one in London has any appeal to him he decides to travel to his estate and snag a bride nearby. On his way he stops at an inn when his carriage wheel breaks and that’s where he crosses paths with Leandra Harcourt, the beloved yet bastard daughter of the Earl of Harwood who is recently deceased. In dire straits after her stepmother throws her out, she accepts the Duke’s proposal and becomes his Duchess. However, their troubles continue. With someone out to get him, will Heartless survive to produce an heir? With wonderful writing, fantastic characters and a twisty malevolent plot this should have been a 5-biter for me. However, while Leandra and Heartless were excellent characters when apart from each other, any time they interacted on page they became frustrating to read. Their wildly swinging emotions were confusing to me. Are they bipolar? I didn’t understand how they could go from happiness to rage to lust or whatever else emotion happened to pop up in just a few sentences. It was exhausting. I actually looked forward to them being apart so I could enjoy the book again. Also, I didn’t understand the huge time frame there at the end.  I won’t give it away, but it didn’t seem to fit the plot very well.  All-in-all a wonderful read if you can survive the emotional roller coaster ride between the main characters.
JulieWallace More than 1 year ago
Leandra Harcourt marries a tall dark stranger because she has been abandoned by her step family after her father passes away. She has no where to go. Her husband is mysterious and sexy but doesn't take the marriage vows very serious when he leaves her to attend to business after only being married 2 days. The Duke of Derringer, or as some call him Heartless married Leandra because she is the first woman he meets after he finds out he needs to marry to save his inheritance.  Leandra Harcourt is nothing like his other mistresses, she is plan with glasses. He's intrigued as he learns he married someone he can't just bully around. She learns there is much more to the man than just being cruel. This is a wonderful love story, but not only do you get romanced by a Duke, many questions arise. First, what really happened in the death of the Duke's mom and why has it made him so heartless. Now that the Duke inherited his money, who is out to kill him? Will they stop at the Duke? Or by marrying Leandra has he put her life in jeopardy? In the end, things turn deadly. You are holding your breath wondering how it will all turn out. It's a great story of romance and mystery.
MMRoethig More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!!! Ms. Grant captured me from the beginning and pulled me into another world of romance, danger, heartbreak, forgiveness, trust, and undeniable love. Leandra, the illegitimate daughter of an Earl, was tossed out of her house when her father died leaving her penniless and alone on the streets. Hartley, The Duke of Derringer, must marry in five days in order to secure his lively hood as a last "heartless" gesture by his father in his will. And he must struggle to stay alive as someone has been trying to kill him for years. A chance meeting brings these two together and the decision to marry secures both their futures. But neither one understood how their worlds would change. This story is Cinderella meets Jane Eyre with a style all its own. Leandra must learn to trust when all she's known in her life is rejection from a family who never wanted to claim her as their own, with the exception of her father. Hart must overcome deep routed fear and hatred in his life to let the one person in that can melt the walls he's constructed around his heart. The attraction they each feel towards one another is so strong, the magnetism is breathtaking. This was a clean, sexy, romantic, heartwarming read. I would recommend this to anyone who loves historical romance, as it is sure to lift you up and leave you breathless. This is definitely a book I will be reading more than once! (I received this novel as a free ebook for purposes of review.)