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Heartless by Mary Balogh
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Authors:Mary Balogh
Info:New York, New York : Signet Eclipse, [2015]
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Heartless by Mary Balogh



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the romance wasn't fantastic but the story was very very good and actually had me waiting till the next time I could listen. Anna and Luke meet and get married, but she's tormented by an older man from the past who is coming after her for her father's debts. Very good story. ( )
  afarrington | Oct 11, 2015 |
1800's English historical romance about a woman being blackmailed, who marries a Duke who has sworn off love ( )
  nancynova | Sep 12, 2015 |
10 years ago, Lucas was cast out by his family for nearly killing his older brother in a duel. Henrietta, the woman he loved, whom he planned to marry, had told him that his brother had seduced and impregnated her but was willing to marry her. Lucas traveled to Paris and made his fortune gambling, while determinedly crushing all love out of his heart. Now, 2 years after Lucas' brother died and he inherited the title, he returns to London where his Uncle Theo tries to convince him that he must take charge of the family, the estate, and find a wife. Theo and his long-time lover, Marjorie, plot for Lucas to marry Marjorie's goddaughter, Anna. Lucas sees through them but is drawn to Anna, so he decides to marry her to fulfill his need for a duchess. Anna, haunted by a stalker who declared that he would return to claim her, accepts Lucas' proposal against her better judgment. Then proceeds a year of them tentatively getting to know each other, but mostly in a shallow, teasing way, because both are terrified of being hurt. Anna brings her deaf/mute sister, Emily to live with them. Lucas, after some harsh mistakes with his younger brother, Ashley, and sister, Doris, reconciles with them and begins to build new relationships. The hard part is Henrietta, who is still scheming to get Lucas, even if not by marriage. Lucas finally allows himself to love again when his daughter is born.

Anna is threatened by her stalker, who claims to have witnesses saying that she helped him steal from her neighbors (which she did when he forced her to) and push her father to his death. This man initially gained her gratitude by helping her and buying her father's debts, but turned it into a terrifying game of controlling her. Finally, he kidnaps Anna and her baby and reveals that he believes he is her father. Lucas, with much help from Emily, tracks her down and kills the man

The story of broken hearts and healing was wonderful, as always. The villain and villainness were just a little too nasty and obsessed, although necessary to the story. It is also a prequel to "Silent Melody", the love story of Ashley and Emily. ( )
  dolphari | Feb 1, 2015 |
I love Georgian historicals and this one was pretty good, although through much of the storyline you have this awful sense of angst. It was almost painful to read for you are worried that the heroine and hero cannot be happy because of this awful secret she has (which leaves the reader wondering as well). Lukas jumps to the wrong conclusions about his bride and he's somewhat cruel to her, which I also found hard to stomach. Despite the angst, it succeeds in sucking you in to keep reading to see what it's all about and if there is a happy ending. Still, I enjoyed the book, though I am sick of the storyline in which hero's feel they have no heart and are incapable of ever loving anyone! ( )
  ktleyed | Nov 30, 2013 |
Lucas and Anna are now officially one of my favorite Balogh couples! ( )
  zannerina | Oct 21, 2013 |
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Faith, child, Lady Sterne said to her goddaughter, 'tis time you gave some thought to yourself.
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Lucas Kendrick, the Duke of Harndon, had never met a woman like Lady Anna Marlowe. For years he had refused to feel love, but he was captivated by Anna's beauty and her rustic innocence. Anna's heart raced whenever she was around Lucas. After what seemed like a lifetime of pain and suffering, she had learned that life still held joy - and maybe love.

When they married, both Anna and Lucas were dreaming of happier futures. But those hopes were crushed when a cold confrontation found them denying their feelings. Anna felt foolish for believing that her nightmare past was over. She told Lucas that she had married only in the hope that her new husband would take care of her family. Lucas was furious that he had allowed himself to feel for someone again - and told Anna that he had married her only because of the duty of his station.

They resigned themselves to a heartless marriage of duty, and a return to past unhappiness. But in their hearts, their dreams would never die...

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