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Billionaire playboy Robert Chatham is as bloodthirsty as it gets. Snarky and self-obsessed, he has a new girl every day of the week. What the London tabloids don’t know is the reason Robb acts like a lady-killer: to avoid having to kill them. A four-hundred year old vampire, he feeds and moves on, never getting attached to any girl.

Until Liz.

A shy American transplant in t
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published March 12th 2014 (first published March 9th 2014)
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SecretNinjaGRL
Aug 03, 2014 SecretNinjaGRL rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, arr-arc
I enjoyed this series but I was a bit bored with all the medical terminology. Working in the healthcare field, I was able to keep up so it wasn't like the book made me feel dumb just...bored.

I wish it would have elaborated more on the relationship between Liz and Robb but maybe there will be a sequel? Although, I couldn't find anything that really indicated there would be. Bummer because I would read the sequel in hopes of seeing what developers between these two and if Thad's wink was a signal
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Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
Why I Picked It Up
Heartbitten sounded like a promising novel based on the synopsis, so I couldn’t wait to read it!

Plot

Heartbitten tells the story of vampire Robb and human Liz. Robb was turned almost 400 years ago, and has been searching for a cure to vampirism in a college lab. Liz is one of the new graduates working in that lab, trying to find the cure to blood cancer, which took her sister’s life many years ago. The tension between the two is thick, but Robb can’t risk her finding out about w
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Katie
Oct 04, 2016 Katie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star, arc-netgalley
ARC received via NetGalley

I didn't enjoy this book. I felt like there wasn't enough to the story.
Lady Raven RAVE!

Length: 2151 kindle
Style: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Story: FAIRLY GOOD
Intimacy level:
Enjoyment: FAIRLY GOOD
Series: N/A
Price: $3.99


The Good

The concept of this story was good. It has promise and could be amazing. Robb's character has so much going for him. Liz's character is the shy virginal type that you want to see get the guy.


The Bad

This story has so many good ingredients, but the final product, not good, something is missing. Robb and Liz's chemistry, it felt like there was no intens
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Patty T
Aug 12, 2014 Patty T rated it liked it
*Was provided a copy of this book for an honest review.

This book had so much potential. A sweet scientist, a billionaire vampire, and set in the UK. It should have been off the charts steaming and hot. The problem-- it wasn't. It was just OK....tepid...lukewarm...and boring at times.

I love vampire stories...especially steamy ones because the whole supernatural thing automatically lends itself to hot romance. This book had solid writing, but just took a while to get going. There was a lot of set
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Leslie
Aug 09, 2016 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I enjoyed the story line and wished for it to dig deeper into Liz and Robb's relationship. I did get a little bored with the medical terminology. I was disappointed at the ending, possible sequel? I would purchase sequel because I would like to see where these characters end up. It really didn't delve into how Robb became a vampire and it barely touched on them becoming a couple. As with all of Aubrey's books, it is a good read and I would recommend it.
Tina
Mar 17, 2014 Tina rated it liked it
2.5-3 Stars!

I wanted to truly love this story, but for now it's somewhere between an "eh" and "I like it".

I'd say that I'd compare this novel to a beautifully wrapped okay present. The structure and writing of this novel is as beautiful as a neatly wrapped gift, but the contents of the story are like a subpar gift. I'd say my reaction was the same too. I see it and I get excited, but after digging in through it's contents I'm left slightly less satisfied. Let's start with the writing itself:

Writ
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Tracy Karol
Jun 30, 2014 Tracy Karol rated it liked it
Great premise, not enough story

I'm not sure if there's a sequel planned for this - I looked and could find no indication of one - so I have to base my review on this book as a standalone. First, I love the premise and the character of Robb. He was very fleshed out and real and it was easy to fall in love with him. He was by no means perfect, and for once he wasn't just a billionaire arrogant jerk; he really cared about others and wanted love. Liz was fine a a heroine, but I didn't love her like
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Darleen
Apr 03, 2014 Darleen rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
» Review can also be found on Orchids & Amethysts.

Title: Heartbitten
Author: Aubrey Rose
Rating: 3.5 - 4/5

Thanks to NetGallery and Fido Publishing for letting me receive a digital copy of this book.

Robb has lost a very important person in his early life - Eliza. He lost her because the vampires took him and made him become one too. Now, a hundred years later, he finds himself torn between giving love a new chance, having Liz in his life, who a virgin on top of it all, and the costs that come a
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Marta Cox
Mar 22, 2014 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
A new book from Aubrey Rose and this time it's featuring vampires and not werewolves . Fans of her work will be quite surprised by this different approach to paranormal romance as this time the author takes a more scientific approach.
Liz is an American studying in London and her chosen field is haematology as she lost her sister to cancer and now believes that the cure lies hidden within human blood. Liz has dedicated her life to this cause and doesn't even have time for dating but meeting Robb
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Amy Softa
Mar 27, 2014 Amy Softa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
I received this book for review from the publisher through Net Galley

This book is described as New Adult, a class of book I am just learning about, even though I believe I have read other books that are classified as New Adult as well. In my opinion they are just edger YA novels with slightly older characters, more graphic sex and stronger swear words. I'm torn between a two and three star rating for this book, perhaps I will wait until the end of my review to make the finial decision.

Over all
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Kimberley Jade
I know the work that goes into writing a book so I feel bad rating this so low. I am a hopeless romantic and I love supernatural books so I read the synopsis (which i'm sure you have read before reading this) and it was right up my ally.

*I just realized why I don't like the story. It's like a romance novel where the guy and girl meet, are unsure, decide to get together and it ends there. It feels like the whole book is the first third of a romance book where we have been introduced to the chara
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Jessica
Jul 08, 2015 Jessica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads-win
I received my copy from Goodreads Giveaways!

This was really disappointing. Heartbitten begins with a lot of promise and intrigue concerning vampires and how the main character, Robert Chatham (Robb), comes to be, but the reader is quickly overwhelmed with medical terminology and wool gathering thoughts of Robb and the heroine, Liza. Not speaking about the lovely, Aubrey Rose specifically here, but another author once told me that many authors can get very lazy when it comes to research on a book
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Eva Millien
Apr 24, 2014 Eva Millien rated it really liked it
This new adult vampire romance is an intriguing and mesmerizing read. A four-hundred year old vampire, Robert Chatham is a billionaire playboy who feeds then moves on never getting attached to one girl… until Liz. Shy American grad student, Liz is more interested in the chemistry of hemoglobin that the chemistry between her and any guy…until Robb. Robb has to choose between an old friend and chasing the girl, Liz learns his secret and has to decide to run or stay and they are both on a collision ...more
Taryn Lee
Aug 10, 2014 Taryn Lee rated it really liked it
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

This book felt like an amazing start to our main characters' story. That's the problem with a story like this that's probably written as a standalone with no predetermined sequel: it just does not give the reader enough. I have to say this book was written very well, but I felt Aubrey Rose only gave us part of the story. There has to be more to this heroine and hero.

Liz is studying blood cancer
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Carly
Aug 06, 2016 Carly rated it it was amazing
Emotionally engaging from beginning to end!

Robb was only 13 years old when he was attacked by a black ghost and turned into the monster modern men call vampire. He has adapted to the change, but never stopped searching for a cure. His heart was frozen years ago by the loss of his childhood love. Now he uses women for sexual gratification, and to obtain the blood he requires in order to survive, but refuses to allow himself to ever love again. Haunted by his past, he lives his life isolated and a
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NomdePlumePress
Jun 06, 2014 NomdePlumePress rated it liked it
There's not much doubt about this one: it says right under the title, "A New Adult Vampire Romance." Liz is an American grad student living in London who's a bit of a clutz. Robb is the enigmatic benefactor of the lab she works in on campus. He's also a 400-year-old vampire who was in love with a girl named Eliza once. For the first time since (and after many, many, many attempts), he's discovered the girl who might take her place.

Not only does Liz look a bit like Eliza, but she's also intereste
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Kelly
Mar 28, 2014 Kelly rated it liked it
**I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

This book had all the ingredients to be an awesome book, but I felt like it fell short of the mark. I wanted to love this story but it ended up being ok, because of the lack of progression in the story and the quick ending that left me with loads of questions.

This book was too short to properly develop the story line. The structure and writing were not the problem at all. I am actually considering reading another novel from the
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Liliana Diaconescu
Sep 01, 2014 Liliana Diaconescu rated it really liked it
I was given a copy in exchange of an honest review.

This is my second book with vampires and I liked it very much.
Robert Chapman became a vampire in his childhood, but devoted his life to relentlessly look for a "cure" that could render him his mortality back; after hundreds if years of loneliness, avoiding any meaningful relationship and with just the loving memory of his childhood sweetheart to warm his cold life, he meets Liz, who strongly evokes his lost love, Eliza. Liz, has her own demons,
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Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Heartbitten A New Adult Vampire Romance Novel by Aubrey Rose

**ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley for honest review **

Overall Rating: 2 Rockin' Stars!

The cover of this book and the blurb had me wanting to read it, but as I got further into the story I realized the plot wasn't developing and it was not building enough to keep me interested. Liz and Robb's relationship seemed discombobulated and didn't grow as I read the book. There was no chemistry or intrigue. I was left feeling there should have been more and the ending was like huh? what?

Overal
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Teri Carter Lloyd
Jan 06, 2015 Teri Carter Lloyd rated it really liked it
This is a very entertaining vampire story with a bored snobby Billionaire playboy Robb (Robert Chatham) who just happens to be a vampire and a very backwards, shy PHD major from America, Liz. But things aren’t always what they seem and as the story progresses you learn to love Robb and you see that he is truly an amazing soul.

Liz didn’t catch my attention till about half way through the book. I felt her character was not a strong as Robb’s though she was very likable and able to stand up agains
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Magic Within the Pages
Jul 06, 2014 Magic Within the Pages rated it really liked it
Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 4 Stars

**Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review**

Truly brilliant book. I am a major fan of vampire books and what's not to love about Robb. The sexy, bad boy, playboy hottie vampire!!

Robb was turned when he was very young and he is now four hundred years old, is a billionaire and is a major playboy. Liz is a young, intelligent student who is with her friend Jenny a chemistry lab, working for Robb Chatham. There is chemistry between Robb and Liz from th
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Nucking Futs the Fire Fairy Book-a-holic
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was okay. Not bad, but not that good, in my opinion.
In a way I enjoyed this book. It was different from the usual vampire books and it did have some good moments in the book, especially in the earlier parts. The sparks between Rob and Liz were sizzling. I was even excited reading about their first encounters. I like the first few chapters but somewhere along the way it fell apart. The chemistry terms were too technical for me to enjoy. The story became
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D.M. Midgley
Jun 18, 2014 D.M. Midgley rated it really liked it
Truly brilliant book. I am a major fan of vampire books and what's not to love about Robb. The sexy, bad boy, playboy hottie vampire!!

Robb was turned when he was very young and he is now four hundred years old, is a billionaire and is a major playboy. Liz is a young, intelligent student who is with her friend Jenny a chemistry lab, working for Robb Chatham. There is chemistry between Robb and Liz from the moment they meet but Robb doesn't want to fall in love but as you all probably can guess,
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Cynthia
Jan 15, 2015 Cynthia rated it really liked it
I received this as an ARC for a honest review in a box set called Alphas Prefer Curves: A Curvy Girl Romance BBW Anthology (Volume One) I will attempt not to post any spoilers but there is always the chance!

This starts with a King and Queens son. Who dares to go out after dark. Then it fast forwards to the current century. Not really big news there but what happens from then on is a bunch of mistakes, twists and turns that you maybe can guess at but then a bad vamp enters who is terrorized that
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Bookbeauty
Apr 03, 2014 Bookbeauty rated it it was ok
*** I have received an ARC via NetGalley ***

"Heartbitten" was an "ok" read and the abrupt ending (and it was not even a "real" ending) left me dissatisfied.
The story of Robb, the playboy vampire and innocent Liz had an interesting plot, but the background of Robb could've been told with more details.

Love scenes were sensual (but sometimes weird: calling the vagina "it"? Seriously?), but I felt like the romance department was lacking because the pace of the story was just too slow.
No real ups and
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Emily
Mar 14, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
Long ago Robert Chatham realized he would never love another, he has spent his four hundred years proving exactly that with rotation of women and playboy ways. He is looking for something though, a cure to his blood disorder and knows he is getting closer. What he doesn't need is a distraction but he finds it anyway, flustered American student Liz. Liz is one of the people working on his special project and Robb can't seem to stay away. He wants her but he knows he shouldn't have her.

Gripping s
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Angel Hatfield
Mar 22, 2015 Angel Hatfield rated it it was amazing
Robert Chatham is a self-obsessed billionaire playboy vampire who doesn't really think much beyond his current scope. Liz is a dedicated grad student studying abroad trying to find a cure for blood-born cancer. When Liz accidentally sees Robert in a rare moment of sensitivity, he doesn't make a good impression on her. When it turns out he runs the lab she works in, he quickly finds that she's the first girl he can't stay away from since he was human. Having read the sequel first, I had an idea ...more
Carrie
Apr 01, 2014 Carrie rated it liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a cute love story between a scientist and a vampire. As a scientist, I wholeheartedly endorse scientist paranormal romance twists!

Liz is a scientist/grad student running a blood lab. Her boss just happens to be Robb, a vampire trying to figure out the key to the healing power of his blood. Obviously, this vampire has some emotional baggage (what vampire doesn't?), but they would both be crazy to fight the insane amount
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4smalls
Aug 11, 2014 4smalls rated it liked it
Copy from author in exchange for an honest review.

This is a first for me! First book by this author. First Young Adult Vampire type of book.

I agreed to read this book because I wanted something different. I read stuff that is so similar that it was fun to add a vampire into the mix.

GOOD: The storyline had some serious potential and I enjoyed the writing style of the author. Lots of good detail but not too wordy. I thought the concept behind the plot was interesting.

CONS: I didn't feel the chemi
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