Laev T'Hawthorn -- one of the highest nobles in the land -- must rebuild his life after a devastating mistake. He married a woman he believed was his HeartMate, only to learn she was a greedy social climber. She callously used him, stealing his family heirlooms. He is determined to reclaim all... show more
Laev T'Hawthorn -- one of the highest nobles in the land -- must rebuild his life after a devastating mistake. He married a woman he believed was his HeartMate, only to learn she was a greedy social climber. She callously used him, stealing his family heirlooms. He is determined to reclaim all that he has lost -- beginning with his self-respect.Abandoned at fifteen, Camellia Darjeeling values her independence above all. She's fought to establish her own businesses -- elegant tearooms -- only to have her father and uncle re-enter her life. They emotionally scourge her and extort money. Trusting men, even her HeartMate, is too risky.When Laev and Camellia meet, they refuse to acknowledge that they are true HeartMates. After her shady relatives are implicated in the theft of Laev's property, Camellia and Laev's lives become ever more entangled bringing each to the brink of despair and passion...and a destiny they can no longer avoid.
Publish date: August 2nd 2011
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Paranormal Romance
, Fantasy Romance
, Science Fiction Romance
, Science Fiction R...
, Futuristic Romance
Series: Celta's Heartmates (#10)
An old-fashioned romance set in a fantasy-futuristic setting. Really enjoyed it. The fantasy elements are minimal but add a welcome new twist to the plot. Many of the inhabitants of Celta have Flair, some special ability to make things or understand people or animals. Another addition is the FamCat,...
4/5; 4 stars; A-The earlier Celta books take place in a time frame of about 6 or 7 years. This one jumps forward several years (14 I think) and follows up on the story of Laev and his heartmate Camellia. It was great to see those characters again. I enjoyed the story loop that was started back i...
Hoo boy... my favorite trope (said with much sarcasm). "Some member of the opposite sex messed w/ my mind so now I have issues with all members of the opposite sex". Doubled. Plus annoying spoiled brat talking cats. Yeesh. Oh, and characters who we were introduced to while they were barely out...
I adore this series. Owens has created such a wonderful world. I'm also drawn completely into it as I read and I'm always sorry to leave when the book is finished. This is one of the better books in the series. I enjoyed it quite a bit more than some of her more recent releases. I loved both Laev an...
3.5 or solid 4...did stay up 'til 2a.m. reading it...hmmm