May 6, 2013

Heartless by Jaimey Grant


Book Description:

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.

Christina's BookReview
 "Derringer’s face darkened and he pushed a hand through his loose hair in frustration. “Woman, you try my patience.” He turned abruptly on his heel and continued to the back of the house. "


The Duke of Derringer is someone everyone fears. To many he is known as Lord Heartless because of his merciless behavior. When the duke is in need of a wife he chooses a poor girl that walks into the tavern he’s in. Little does he know that the woman he marries is not what he believes she is. Lord Heartless has found his match in Leandra.

Thrown out after he father’s death, Leandra stumbles into a tavern and encounters Hartley. When he proposes they marry, with hesitancy, Leandra accepts. What Leandra doesn’t realize until later is that she has married a heartless man. Or so everyone thinks. 
When the new duchess takes over Derringer Crescent new changes come. New employees, new designs, new attitudes, new tears, new heartbreak, new enemies, and a first in Derringer Crescent, love.
But with the threats on her husband’s life, will Leandra finally be able to "save" the Duke? Or will the new duchess be a widow before that happens?


First of do you see that cover up there? YUM!! :-) That was my first thought when I saw this book. You look at that beautiful face and automatically know this book will capture your attention and not let go just so you can see what that yummy character goes through.

Okay so enough swooning...:-) So I’ve had this book on my TBR list for a long time and finally thought I should give it a try. I actually enjoy Regency novels and so I looked forward to this. What a shame that I hadn’t read this before! I really enjoyed reading this one!

The Duke of Derringer, Hartley, is known as heartless to many and as you read about Hart you are tempted to agree with the view others have of him. He is merciless and he instills fear in everyone that crosses him. He isn’t affectionate, he doesn’t smile or laugh. He is a haunted soul with enemies up to his neck. And then in walks Leandra. Lord Heartless turns out to have a heart after all.

“As much as I long to make you my wife in truth, a hurried joining is not how I envisioned our first time together.”

Leandra is not the most beautiful girl Hart has seen, she is the bastard child of a deceased earl and she is pure innocence. So the Duke marries her. But Leandra was just the cup of tea Hart needs. She doesn’t put up with his crap, she holds her ground, and she cares for the man everyone hates. Reading about a heroine like her is what makes books much more enjoyable. She was sweet and caring but she stood up for herself and she didn’t shy away from her brutal husband’s anger. 

Throughout the book you see the fight they both put up and see the love that blossoms between them. This book reminded me of Beauty and the Beast, which many know is my favorite book. :-) The only reason this got a 4.5 was because I wanted more lovely moments between Hart and Leandra and because I wanted a little more at the end.

This book has it all; some ridiculous family drama, sinister characters, heartwarming characters, action, tragedy and love. 

Buy this. Read it. Love it.

Happy Reading!

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