A couple of years ago I picked up Heartless, the first book I had ever read by Mary Balogh and went into the lost-in-a book zone. I went to work. From New York Times bestselling legend Mary Balogh—and the beloved author of Longing, Silent Melody, and Beyond the Sunrise—comes a ravishing. Heartless, first published in , was a new venture for me. It is a Georgian historical, set during the 18th century, several decades earlier than most of my other.

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Anna believes that she is tainted and unworthy, Lucas has been burned once and has vowed never to be vulnerable again The dragging of the secret to the end of the book Have heartlfss ever read a book and been enthralled? When a Scot Ties the Knot. The Knave of Hearts.

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He is not tall, he is not laden with muscles and he does not radiate heartlfss masculinity from every square inch. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

En realidad es una novela que no pasa entretenida. Robb Glory in Death, by J. Anna has had to be the mother figure to her younger siblings after the loss of their parents. I’ve not read any Balogh books, but picked up something that was offered for free heartoess while ago.

But then someone from Anna’s past comes back to haunt her and Lucas starts suspecting that all is not well Apr 04, Gilgamesha rated it did not like it. Template credit Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates. She was just TSTL and I couldn’t help feeling frustrated with her throughout the book for enabling the villain to use her the way he did while she continued to lie to her husband. Jun 20, LuvGirl rated it liked it Shelves: Hope my next Balogh is better.


She told Lucas that she had married only in heargless hope that her new husband would take care of her family. Stay in Touch Sign up.

Now he’s back, and she thought she could have him back and continue to, in effect, be the Duchess, plans which were frustrated by his wedding to Anna. I love Georgian historicals and this one was pretty good, although through much of the storyline you have this awful sense of angst.

I was so happy. Sometimes it can be disappointing when you go back and read early titles of a favorite author, but no such thing with blaogh book. Anyway, the sister-in-law was this really retrograde Evil Other Woman, and her sort of villainy was of the kind that I find most insulting and mysoginistic. It is a wonderful moment when the truth of the situation becomes clear to Luke.

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Anna is not ugly, but is rather modest in her looks, but something about her appeals to Lucas. Esto se debe, creo yo That was vaguely dissatisfying and made the book a disappointment. As hearyless this wasn’t enough, the reason Luke was attracted to Anna was because she was so happy and warm.

I hope she writes more like this.

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They marry “for duty and pleasure, but agree that both entered the marriage for convenience. I liked both hero and heroine very much. She lied to the hero telling him there was nothing wrong until the end and he didn’t find out what was happening to the heroine until the last chapter, which was way too late IMO. She would wait for him, otherwise he’d reveal that she helped with his criminal activities although how he would do that without giving himself away Balogh doesn’t explain and even worse, “the truth”: Balogh did an excellent job creating and developing an affection between a cold man and an insecure, yet lovely woman.


Though, it was not an easy read, it includes some suspense with a serious issue and it built tension and made story more excited for me. He makes mistakes but manages to l I loved this book. A man who loves his family is guaranteed to melt my heart and it went out to Luke for the rest of the book. And of course after finishing this one I just had to read the sequel – Silent Melody. Like, none of the shit would have happened if you actually talked to each other. If you want actually heartless Georgian men, I think you want Anne Stuart.

A wonderful aspect of this book, quite apart from the beautiful relationship between Anna and Luke, is the fantastic range of secondary characters. For years he had refused to feel love, but he was captivated by Anna’s beauty and her rustic innocence.