Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hero of My Heart by Megan Frampton + Featured Freebie

Hero of My Heart: A Loveswept Historical Romance
In this emotional and powerfully erotic tale of love and redemption, a tender vicar’s daughter and a tortured war hero discover that sin may be their only salvation.
When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.

Mary was a damsel in need of a hero, but Alasdair’s plan is shortsighted. He never foresaw her desire to save him from himself. Alasdair is quite at home in his private torment, until this angel proves that a heart still beats in his broken soul. The devil may have kept her from hell, but will Mary’s good intentions lead them back to the brink—or to heaven in each other’s arms?

My Rating: 5/5

A wonderful, sweet, HOT romance! Hero of My Heart was a different historical romance that I absolutely adored.

This book is unique among historical romance. And, it definitely managed to pull it off. The idea of an opium addict hero and vicar's daughter heroine is different among the genre and it could have easily gone wrong. But, it not only met my expectations, but greatly exceeded them.

Mary was a perfect heroine. She was so strong and determined and clever. She's definitely been dealing with a difficult life since her father died, but she still managed to get through it. And when she finds out potentially life-changing news, she deals with it with her chin up. I really liked her. I honestly can't say anything bad about her. She was a perfect lead character and I think others will see her that way as well.

Alasdair was just as amazing. He immediately draws sympathy. He blames himself for his brother's death and feels guilty that his family is all dead while only he remains alive and has some PTSD from his war years. He doesn't want to have to think about all that turmoil, so he chooses to escape reality with some opium.  A drug addict hero could easily have been done wrong, but Alasdair was portrayed in a way that made his addiction seem very understandable. Despite his issues, he remained a noble and honorable gentleman at heart. Which is why he took it upon himself to be Mary's knight in shining armor. He was sweet, clever, gentlemanly, and-with Mary's help-determined to overcome his addiction. He has some major self-worth issues that made him doubt his worthiness to be with Mary and that made him an even more sympathetic character. I adored him so much.

Mary and Alasdair were a perfect couple. I found it so sweet how Alasdair was trying to be a better man for Mary and how Mary was determined to help him achieve that. They were so sweet together. And there were some sparks between them that were very hot when they caught fire. Definitely a blend of sweet and spicy.

The plot was well done. Fast paced and riveting the entire way through. I was hooked from page one and throughout the entire book. There were some thrills and the emotions were very well conveyed. The ending was absolutely perfect.

Hero of My Heart was a brilliant historical romance! Romance lovers, you NEED to read this book!

*Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept for a copy!

Featured Freebie:
Today, I have a book by my favorite medieval author: To the Lady Born by Kathryn Le Veque. Go forth and get it for free!

To The Lady Born

1388 A.D. - The Lady Amalie de Vere is the sister to the Robert De Vere, Duke of Ireland, Earl of Oxford, and personal confident and lover to Richard II. When trouble arises between the king and Henry of Bolingbroke, the Duke of Ireland flees for his life, leaving his sister behind and at the mercy of his enemies. Bolingbroke confiscates Hedingham Castle, the duke's seat, and Lady Amalie along with it.
Enter Sir Weston de Royans. A powerful, pious knight from a good Yorkshire family, his first introduction to Lady Amalie is a shocking one. But he eventually comes to know a beautiful, intelligent and humorous young woman who is in great torment and harbors a terrible secret. However, Weston harbors secrets of his own, deep family secrets that he has tried to run from for all of these years.

As Weston and Amalie fall deeply in love, the two of them must reconcile themselves to these secrets and find understanding and forgiveness. For four years, they live happily and peacefully. Then, the situation changes and Weston’s demons resurface again when his grandfather dies and Weston inherits a baronetcy. Weston and Amalie find a new life with Weston’s new title that leads them into danger, vengeance, murder, and a brutal showdown on the tournament fields of Yorkshire where Weston risks his life seeking justice for his beloved Amalie


  1. Farrah:
    Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to read the book and share your thoughts on it. I am delighted you enjoyed it so much! You have absolutely made my day.
    Megan Frampton

  2. Wonderful review. It really sounds like a great read. I'll be sure to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm glad you're interested in the book :)