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Spartan Heart (Spartan Heart #1)

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Sent away to college in America, Evangeline swore she would never return to England. Anger loses its value when tragedy forces her home to assume ownership of the family's beloved Greco-Roman museum.

Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life
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Published February 22nd 2011 by Astraea Press, LLC (first published February 21st 2011)
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Alice
what a wonderful story from a debut author. every page turn left me wanting more and more. and damn that ending!!!! cannot wait for part two!!!
SATIN SUE
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Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
I was so lucky to have won this book during a comp on facebook. Kristine Cheney is just amazing, she's always there for her readers for any questions. She's simply inspirational! When you read this book you can't help getting swept up in her amazing story.

When I started reading "Spartan Heart" I was blown away with the emotion that is portrayed in the first couple of chapters. The book starts off at Evangeline's parents funeral, such sadness I was brought to tears. After that I just couldn't pu
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Katie aka Ms. Phoenix
Every woman needs a Spartan. This is a great, funny, unique, orginal and well written. Loved it
Ollie
The story begins with Evangeline left on her own to run a museum following the death of her parents and the incredible loneliness in her life. Even though the story starts off on a sad note it soon picks up.

Evangeline discovers a Greek statue one night when she comes back drunk after going out with her friend who has been trying to cheer her up. As she kisses the statue and wishes it was real, Dorien is somehow brought out of the frozen state he has endured for centuries after being cursed by th
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Kristina
Fantastic book! Very original story that keeps you on your toes and ends with a cliff hanger that has you dying to find out what happens next. The book is very raw and emotional. I finished parts one and two in a day and a half. It's addicting! The author has created characters that are lovable and believable. I can't wait for the next book in this saga!
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
I only have one major problem- Cheerio is not a greeting! Seriously ask any person who lives in modern day Britain they will verify this fact!
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
May 09, 2011 Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly by: Kiki Silk
I won this from the Spartan Heart FB contest on St. Patrick's Day!

Yoshay L. Lindblom
Mar 10, 2011 Yoshay L. Lindblom rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All paranormal romance lovers
“The finality of unquenched pain imprinted on her soul. Fearing the brink of collapse, she placed her hand on his chest, sobbing aloud.”(chapter 1)

Evangeline's return to London after nine long years in America is shrouded in bereavement. The sudden demise of her parents under mysterious circumstances raises questions in a way that leaves Evangeline guilt ridden for being absent for a long time. As the only heir to the family legacy of London's Greco-Roman Museum, Evangeline prepares to take over
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Michelle  novelsontherun
RATING : 4 GLORIOUS DORIEUS STARS!!!

Spartan Heart Part 1 was a great quick easy read. It had a wonderful recipe, romance, utterly gorgeous male lead, wonderful reliable bff and a gorgeous female lead. Throw in a villain or 2 and an ex boyfriend with the worst timing and you have Spartan Heart.

Evangeline/Evan , heir to the London Greco-Roman History Museum has just buried both her murdered parents. Taryn her bff has decided a pint or 2 down at the Kingston Pub is what Evan needs. Evan has quaffe
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Tishia (Paranormal Opinion)
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised - I really loved this story! I was lucky enough to win this e-book in a contest that the author was having. I thought the story sounded really good, and I wasn't wrong! I absolutely adore love stories pairing a human and an immortal together. The book starts off with Evangeline at the funeral of her parents, who were murdered. Evangeline has a lot of guilt because she hasn't been around for the past 9 years. The emotions in this book are well written ...more
Annmarie Ager
I was so lucky to find there book the author put a review on my wall and after reading the 5 star review i knew i had to read.

The first chapter or two you come to understand the main charter and her life it was well written and interesting she is a charter that you can’t help but like. The book got exciting almost at once the story had so much to it from loss, love passion, action it had everything that i look for in a book it was simply breathtaking. I felt like i was a part of the book and i l
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Annmarie Ager
I was so lucky to find there book the author put a review on my wall and after reading the 5 star review i knew i had to read.

The first chapter or two you come to understand the main charter and her life it was well written and interesting she is a charter that you can’t help but like. The book got exciting almost at once the story had so much to it from loss, love passion, action it had everything that i look for in a book it was simply breathtaking. I felt like i was a part of the book and i l
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Lindsey ( United By Books Reviews)
Summary : After nine years, death brought her back home. Her parent's death questionable, as any murder would be, coupled with the guilt for the occurrences before they died, Evangeline keeps to herself after the funeral until her quirky and outrageous best friend talks her into a night out on the town. After some drinks to drown out the pain, guilt, and loneliness she goes home and embarks on an adventure. Entering the secret tunnel that her dad only ever told her bout that would lead to the tr ...more
Novels On The Run
MICHELLE'S REVIEW:

RATING : 4 GLORIOUS DORIEUS STARS!!!

BOOK REVIEW:

Spartan Heart Part 1 was a great quick easy read. It had a wonderful recipe, romance, utterly gorgeous male lead, wonderful reliable bff and a gorgeous female lead. Throw in a villain or 2 and an ex boyfriend with the worst timing and you have Spartan Heart.

Evangeline/Evan , heir to the London Greco-Roman History Museum has just buried both her murdered parents. Taryn her bff has decided a pint or 2 down at the Kingston Pub is wh
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Katrina
THE SPARTAN CAPTURED MY HEART AND EVANGELINE'S

Evangeline has flown back to England after nine years of absence to attend the funeral of both her parents whom where Murdered, to inherit their Museum-London's Greco-Roman Museum. In mourning Evangeline finds herself in the treasury room, sad and lonely to find herself besotted with A Spartan statue from 500 BC.. Then it started with a Kiss ....

Where do I began, I must say this is the first book I have read of Kristine's and I was absolutely beso
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Leanne
Dorien was trapped in a statue by an evil witch called Demona. One evening Evangeline who is distraught finds the statue and is immediately attracted to it, in a fit of delirium she kisses it and Dorien is released from the curse. Evangeline and Dorien fall in love, but there is so much more to the story then just that. Read it to find out!
This book is tantalizing and enthralling. The beginning is emotional and fills you with the same emotion that you are reading. You know it's great writing whe
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Benita Vehnom  Ruiz
Evangeline's return to London after nine long years in America after the death of her parents. I have to say I cried when Evangeline was talking to her parents coffins ahhh.Evangeline prepares to take over from where her parents left off being the only heir to the family legacy of London's Greco-Roman Museum. After a drunken night Evan goes into her parents museum when she see a statue of a man and what does she do?!?! She kisses the statue not knowing that with that single kiss she brought him ...more
Tiffany
Apr 29, 2011 Tiffany rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Recommended to Tiffany by: Kristine Cheney
Kristine Cheney has a new HUGE fan! this book was awesome! in every way. every time I got to the end of a page, I couldn't turn it fast enough. it left me breathless! Her Characters were so believable and lovable, and some were hatable. lol... I loved them all, the good and the bad! I want my very own Dorian! he is the man of my Dreams! the cliffhanger at the end, OH MY! if you haven't gotten this book yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GO READ IT! you are missing out on a WONDERFUL start to an amaz ...more
Zeek
Now for an example of you cant always count on GoodReads hype...

Juvenile plotting and characters, I kept flipping back and forth because it felt like things were left out- or edited out. (Especially the supposed love making. I kept thinking- "huh?? did I miss something?") And for some reason all the characters- stammered. "wh-wh- what?) I think the author was shooting for romantic but just came up with a giggling teenagers view of romance with a time travelish twist. I usually hate short stories
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LorettaLynn
What a amazing story:)
storyline was way great,I simply enjoyed it.
Kristine Cheney you rock.
Im so glad i got the chance to readthis book,I won it off of a comp. And im so glad it did.
If you havent checked it out yet,Give it a try!

Happy Reading Everyone
Cecilia
How much do I love this book, let me count the way! Forget it , it's unlimited! Great story, very hot, cliffhanger ending, left me craving for more! Can not wait for the next book, I'm on edge! Must read! Happy reading!
Sabrina
This book is amazing!!! I love Dorien and Evan. They fit so good together. And wow what a cliff hanger. It left me wanting so much more. I can't wait to read part 2
Kim
~ First Reviewed 2011 ~

*** May contain Spoilers ***

Okay, so the book starts at the funeral of Evangeline's parents, a little depressing I know, but vital to the storyline. I swear five minutes into the damn thing and I was all teary eyed. There's this one part when she is looking at her father, stroking his shoulder, and thinks about how she'll forever miss the safest place her head ever rested. *sob* It was so sad! Good thing she had her crazy friend Taryn to keep her sane, I'll get back to Tar
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Pam
A wonderful book. I really enjoyed it and as soon as I can I will pick up part 2.
Kristi-The Book Faery
Wonderful debut author! Review to come!
Laura
“Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life is invaded by the rakish man with knowing emerald green eyes who never eats or sleeps, and seems to know her every thought and feeling.”

I just finished reading Spartan Heart part one and look forward to delving into part two. This story has its tender moments, a sad beginning creating great curiosity. Evangeline’s parent
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Ellen
I was so desperate to read this book after I heard what it was about, I mean come on? Who wouldn't wanna read a book about hot statues coming to life? I waited until I actually got my nook to transfer the file from my computer to my nook to read. I ended up reading this book in less then a week, I normally take a month or more to read books! Now onto the book, I was actually expecting a bit more action, like a bit more into the past and more why in the world did this statue come to life? Don't g ...more
Kristi
I guess I'm going to be in the minority here and say I didn't love this book. The writing in general was good, but sort of choppy. Brief, short sentences that should have been condensed into one sentence for a better flow. I got the sense that parts of the book were in poem format, and others in a novel format. Just annoyed me, and I found myself wanting to correct the silly brief, empty sentences! Here's an example of what I'm referring to:

Distraction wasn�t coming easy. Dorien searched the pla
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Kristine Cheney is an award-winning author of paranormal and contemporary romance and an Arizona native. She's been married twenty-two years to her high school sweetheart, Brett, and is the mother of Taryn, Brett Tyler, and Zackary, and is Grammy to Parker, Ivy, and Evely'nn. A huge labrador lover, she is mom to yellow lab Magnus and to the very naughty (and huge) white Labra-doodle puppy Brody.

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