Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Heart of Gold by Jessica Bird

Title: Heart of Gold
Author: Jessica Bird (also known as J.R. Ward)
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780451237583
Genre: Chicklit
First Published: January 2003

She has a passion for unlocking the secrets of the past…

Archaeologist Carter Wessex is drawn to Farrell Mountain to solve a centuries old mystery- and find a fortune in hidden gold. One thing stands in her way: Nick Farrell, a notorious corporate raider with no patience for trespassers on his land, and way too much sex appeal. After an explosive introduction, Carter abandons the project…but with Nick in hot pursuit.

What she finds is something more valuable than gold…

Though wary of Nick’s change of heart, Carter is soon swept up into the mystery- and the arms of a man she swore she’d never fall for. As buried secrets surface and passion grows, the shocking details of the missing gold are revealed. So are Nick’s true motives, leaving Carter to wonder…has everything between them been just another cunning ruse? And how many more secrets has he yet to share? It will take a heart of gold to find the truth—and have faith in a timeless love...

As some of you might know, I'm a huge J.R. Ward fan. After reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series I'm pretty much willing to read everything she writes. And this one didn't disappoint. It wasn't as good as the BDB books, but let's face it, what is?

I immediately liked Carter, she's strong and independent and doesn't let big bad Nick walk all over her. She's determined to keep things with him professional, but eventually she falls for his charm. I don't blame her, she lasted longer than I would. Of course there are some complications after they first give in to the lust they both feel. Otherwise the book wouldn't have 384 pages. Nick isn't entirely honest and Carter isn't putting up with his lies. But the question is, is Nick gonna continue chasing after her, even when she makes it very clear to him she's done with him and never wants to see him again?

Heart of Gold is a fun and sexy read. Nick is a dark and handsome guy that made me swoon instantly. I really liked the book so I'm gonna give it 4 stars.

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