Saturday, October 22, 2016

HEART OF A HERO by Janet Chapman

Publisher:     Berkley
Published:    March 5, 2013 
ISBN:        978-0515153200
Genre:       Fantasy, Romance
Format:     Print
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina


With the Princess Carolina of Atlantis happily married to the man of her dreams…not that of her father, Titus, or brother, Mac, her bodyguard, Nicholas, can now pursue his own dreams.  One of those dreams is to find a woman who loves not only him, but his six cats.  And that woman needs to be special in some not so ordinary ways.  She doesn’t have to be beautiful…but she does have to be brave…and love his cats.

Julia Campbell has long worn the title of “town slut”.  Not because she is all that promiscuous.  No, it’s because her ex-husband who used her to get through college and dumped her spread that nasty rumor about.  Instead she is a hard working young woman who puts her family first and who has no plans to fall in love or marry again. 

Nicholas, however, has other plans for Julia and so begins his courtship. What neither realizes is that that courtship will show not only them, but those around them, just what is the Heart of a Hero.

I’m a huge Janet Chapman fan and have totally been enjoying her Spellbound Falls series.  When we first met Nicholas in COURTING CAROLINA I started to fall a little in love with him.  He’s that strong, silent type of hero that is always there for everyone else and you just know he has a little hurting going on in himself.  You just know all he needs is a woman who gets him and he’ll be just fine.  That’s Nicholas.

In HEART OF A HERO Nicholas gets his own story and you quickly find that the strong, silent man has many more facets to him.  And how can you not fall in love with a guy who loves cats?  Chapman tells such a good story.  Her characters are not only fully fleshed out, she paints very vivid pictures of where they are.  You feel the chill in the fall air in the mountains, know what it’s like to slip on those pine needles and can smell the wonderful scents of a fireside snuggle.

Like I said, I’ve enjoy this series…HEART OF A HERO is the best one yet.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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