Heart Quest (Celta's Heartmates #5)
Tucked away in the Druida City of Celta, Trif Clover knows she has a HeartMate. She wants him so badly she’s actually going door-to-door with her charmkey to find him. What she doesn’t know is that he has already found her. Guardsman Ilex Winterberry knows that Trif is his HeartMate, but fears that being twice her age, with a short life ahead of him, he will only scare her
One of the problems in this book is the i ...more
I understood Ilex's reason for wanting to keep Trif away from him, especially in the beginning. I really liked the way the story progressed and the overall arc of the romance.
Trif really matured as the story progressed. I loved the way she pushed for what she wanted.
The plot suffers from the occasional bout of trying too hard to be a crime novel, as well as a few moments where things don't quite add up; when the main villain was unmasked, I literally had to stop and reread earlier parts in the book beca ...more
There was the possibility for both Trif and Ilex to become a a stereo type as Ilex was double her age, in fact when he was making his heart gift Trif was 2, sort of creepy if you think of it. Trif's personality was one of fun and openness, which balanced Ilex's serious G ...more
Heart Quest is book 5 in the Celtan Heart Mates series. Another winning hero and heroine. Both have been introduced in earlier Heartmate books. Ilex Winterberry has been a quiet presence in earlier novels in his role as a guardsman. He knows his heartmate is Trif Clover. As an honorable man he refuses to pursue the bond since he is convinced he will die soon and refuses to take a heartmate with him [heartmates do not survive the death of their partner:]. Trif, however, is actively pu ...more
This book is perhaps one of my very favorites because out of all the char ...more
This is the a wonderful book in the Celta series but you do not have to read the others to love this love story. You will love it even harder if you do though.
Trif is a wonderful hopeful heroine who comes into her power and talent. Ilex is a devoted smart hero and sexy as hell. I love that this book is about commoners rather than nobility. I love the older hero/younger heroine tension which is based on really issues that keep them apart instead the hero being an idoit. The mystery here is great ...more
Celta was settled by people from Earth a long time ago, there's a derelict spaceship on the planet. The people have developed Flair, a type of psi power. Each book describes new uses for Flair and shows more of the social structure of the planet.
In this book, the reader learns mor ...more
However, when I finished I had to go back to find where the villain had originally been mentioned. Talk about hidden -- and not even in plain sight.
The Turquoise House is becoming one of my favorite characters. I read the series out of order so I ...more
The blasar became a blazer, which led to me giggling a bit when the villainess was attempting to shoot someone with her blazer. I mean; I know they're like deadly to the fashion conscious but this is ridiculous.
And yet another round of anger management issues. Enough with the red haze of anger.
This is the 5th Heartmates book that I've read. I think the thing that I enjoyed most about it is the interweaving of other characters from books I've already read. I usually enjoy when characters show up over and over in a series- it makes me feel like I'm really getting to know them, and I feel more connected because I know more about them than what is simply in the current book.
I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the naming conventions of the characters and how clever it is. Not an unoriginal name in the bunch and yet they all sound like real names. Wonderful