Wednesday, October 26, 2016


A Raven's Heart (Secrets and Spies) by [Bateman, K. C.]
In the war against France, Heloise Hampden is a high-value asset to the Crown. She’s cracked the enemy’s most recent communication, and for that, someone is trying to kill her. However, it’s the agent assigned to protect Heloise who poses the greatest threat to her heart: William de l’Isle, Viscount Ravenwood. Heloise has quarreled with the man they call Raven since childhood, yet always maintained a chaste distance. She’s sure nothing will change, thanks to the disfiguring scar on her face. So why is she so enchanted by the sight of Raven’s jet-black hair, rakish smile, and wicked green eyes?

Nothing has changed. Raven still wonders how Hell-cat Hampden’s lithe body would feel pressed against his, but for the mission he must remind himself that the woman takes more pleasure in ancient languages than she does in seduction. His imprisonment six years ago broke him in a way that makes the prospect of love impossible. Still, his heart beats like mad whenever he’s within ten paces of Heloise, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even if that means taking her to Spain as an unwilling hostage. Protecting her from danger will be a challenge; protecting her from desire will be pure agony. 

I just had to do it.  5 STARS on Amazon.  The conversations between Raven and Heloise (Hellcat) alone just screamed for it!  I laughed out loud and smiled so many times because of that alone.  Also he would "order"here not to do something and she would immediately do it!   That lead to some funny outcomes.  But it also caused some dangers as well.  This book had plenty of twists, turns, interesting people, and dangerous situations.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  The main characters were everything that I could have hoped for.   Raven's nickname, "Hellcat" made me  smile over and over because it often fit her so well.  This story also has depth of feeling: loss,  unrequited love, regret, longing and tenderness in it.  It also has a scene or two of sex as well.  
Ending has a good one with a HEA and no cliffhanger.  
This is an author that I would enjoy reading more of.  

I was given a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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