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Heart of a Warrior (Ly-San-Ter Family #3)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  4,177 Ratings  ·  125 Reviews
Stunning statuesque Brittany Callaghan isn't used to seeing Nordic gods in her tiny California town. But when the spectacular blond Viking—whose name is Dalden—turns up at her doorstep, Brittany knows her dream man is very real. Dalden claims to be a barbarian warrior—since Brittany's passion has been running red–hot since she first saw him, the sexy giant can fancy ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 5th 2002 by Avon (first published April 2001)
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Elaine
May 31, 2010 Elaine rated it really liked it
The third and final book of this trilogy hits close to home. That is, if your home is Earth.

Dalden, the twin brother of Shanelle from Keeper of the Heart, and the son of Tedra and Challon from Warrior's Woman has always tried to deny his non-warrior half.

That denial is put to the test when he meets his lifemate Brittany. Brittany is a carpenter in a small town in California. Not only has she always supported herself, she has done so in a traditionally male profession. She is certainly not willi
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Holjo
Jan 03, 2012 Holjo rated it did not like it
Summary: Dalden has been a supporting character in earlier books from this series. He is the twin brother of Shanelle from Keeper of the Heart, and the son of Tedra and Challon from Warrior’s Woman.

Brittany is a carpenter in a small town in California. She has spent her life learning how to perform every aspect of construction so that she can build her own dream home from scratch with her own two hands. She is very close to having the funds to start building on the land she already owns, and sh
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mlady_rebecca
This is the third book in the Ly-San-Ter Family series. The first book focuses on Challen and Tedra. The second focuses on Challen and Tedra's daughter Shanelle, and this one on Shanelle's twin brother Dalden.

While Shanelle choose to embrace her mother's sensibilities, Dalden has ignored them as much as possible, trying to be the model Sha-Kar'ani Warrior. It has been a year since Shanelle's "marriage", and the family (minus Challen) is returning home from a visit to Tedra's home world Kystran.
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LJ
Dec 28, 2007 LJ rated it did not like it
Heart of a Warrior - NR
Lindsey, Johanna - 3rd book in Warrior series

Heart of a Warrior is a tale of star-crossed love and two powerful people drawn together by irresistible desire.

California girl and a warrior from another planet - pleeeese!
It was dreadful.
Lover of Romance
After Dalden Ly-San-Ter finds out that who was once one of his friends, has taken vital weapons of a sort, he knows that he must go after him and retrieve these weapons. These weapons are called "Rods" which if used properly can influence men to do whatever the holder of rod desires. His friend being a royal, but having no kingdom to rule, has decided to go to a place where he can rule. This planet is Earth, which takes about Dalden three months to reach aboard "Martha's Ship" and with his ...more
Courtney
Apr 18, 2013 Courtney rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013, adult-fiction
One of the worst books I've ever read.
It really didn't make a lot of sense, and I found the idea of this to be "barbaric"
I was expecting a normalish novel but instead I got a romance thrown into a Sci-Fi novel, or maybe it's the other way around, who knows. I don't think someone who generally writes romance should try and delve into something like Science Fiction. Even though we know it's science fiction, it still has to be believable. and this ladies and gentleman, was the worst display of fan
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Jonel Boyko
Sep 21, 2014 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsey combines the best of romance with the best of SciFi in this novel. The multiple, well developed worlds presented in this novel, as well as their interactions, were quite intriguing. I was completely enchanted. Because I haven’t read the 1st two books in the series it took me a bit to catch up on the background but then I was hooked. That said, I’ll definitely be reading (and re-reading) the entire series. Lindsey’s eloquent writing alongside the picturesque descriptions brings everything ...more
Barbara
Jun 26, 2009 Barbara rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars...

I 10 paged myself to the end of this one, it finally hooked me a little about page 90 so I just kept moving on.

Your all going to think I'm crazy but when I started reading Chapter 2 I actually had this thought..."Did they put the wrong 1st Chapter in this book?"...LoL! I had a Sesame Street moment; "Which one of these don't belong?" It was totally weird moment.

I did like all the characters, but I didn't like the way Martha (a computer) was just around and in Daldon's ear all the ti
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Jadzia
Dec 02, 2015 Jadzia rated it liked it
The whole plot could be described shortly - they meet, fall in lust, beat the bad guy, he tells her he is from another planet, she doesn't believe him, they travel through space, she still doesn't believe him, they land on his home planet, she still doesn't believe him, she sees some unusual things, she still doesn't believe him, she gets almost killed and instantly healed, well, then she starts to believe him. Meanwhile they fall in love and the bad guy reappears for an almost insignificant ...more
Tammy Walton Grant
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Sherri Hayes
Jan 28, 2011 Sherri Hayes rated it really liked it
I was really undecided whether or not to give this book 3 stars or 4. It is not the type of romance I normally read, however, I found myself wanting to find out the rest of the story, so in the end, I went with 4 stars.

This book almost got nixed after reading the first two chapters. What I began as a romance, was turning into sci-fi.

Even after finishing the book, I have mixed feeling about it. I found myself wanting to scream at times with frustration over many situations. Also, it was that in
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Dawn
Connan Junior (Daldon) has gone on a mission to earth to retrieve some stolen goods. This is where he bumps into Brittany an Irish American construction worker. The first half of the book was three star, but after the started the three month journey back to Sha-Ka'an it was not engaging. Daldon was a silent figure when he should have been the main focus. Martha talked and talked while reciting all the history of this series from past books. By the end, I was sick of Martha. In previous books she ...more
Kelly
Feb 07, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it
The only Johanna Lindsey book I own that I never read... I couldn't get into it and I don't care much for the series
Finally finished the book ! If not for a reading challenge I would not have read it at all ! It's Johanna Lindsey , which I love , but not into sci-fi . It took no time to catch the bad guy but forever to convince Brittany that Dalden was an "alien" ! Not my cup of tea ... Sorry
Ruth
Dec 01, 2009 Ruth rated it liked it
good. sifi romance series. standard formula. giant barbaric warriors from a super high tech planet arrive on earth chasing a rogue warrior searching for a planet to rule.
Marie
Bintang 3
Buku ke3 seri Ly-San-Ter

Cinta adalah bahasa yg universal. Tak mengenal batasan, jarak, waktu, perbedaan, kebudayaan, umur.... Dan tinggi badan.
Bayangkan Brittany yg memiliki tinggi badan 180 cm bisa merasa mungil dalam pelukan Dalden.

Dan aku masih saja terpukau sama si Martha, komputer Mock II. Coba kalau dia ini milikku...


Brittany Callaghan adalah gadis bumi yg cantik, typical yg tidak biasa. Memiliki 2 pekerjaan yg tidak biasa untuk seorang gadis. Hal ini dikarenakan tinggi badan Brit
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Shelly
I read this years ago and couldn't resist trying the audio version. Still so good
Slayermel
Jan 01, 2008 Slayermel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a good Romance book
I really enjoyed this book, and it had quite a few parts that made me laugh out loud. I did not realize it was the third of a series of books when I started reading it, but pretty much figured that out by the way some of the other characters where being introduced to the story. I never felt lost in the story though, but now I would like to go back and read the other two books (book 1: Warrior's women & book 2: Keeper of the heart). When I originally purchased the book I did not realize that ...more
Timeforme
Rated at 3.5
Main Characters:
Brittany Callaghan - A young woman who agrees to help a Sha-Ka'ani find an enemy on Earth
Dalden Ly-San-Ter - The Sha-Ka'ani warror who chooses Brittany as a lifemate

Synopsis:
Stunning statuesque Brittany Callaghan isn't used to seeing Nordic gods in her tiny California town. But when the spectacular blond Viking—whose name is Dalden—turns up at her doorstep, Brittany knows her dream man is very real. Dalden claims to be a barbarian warrior—since Brittany's passion has
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Randyy
Jan 08, 2011 Randyy rated it liked it
Though I'm never really a fan of science fiction or futuristic books, I did enjoy this one somewhat. I had read the last book, Keeper of The Heart, and had found it interesting enough to pick up this one. The concept of the story was a good one, JL didn't fail in that. She chose an Earthling to be our heroine in this book and by choosing someone from earth who knew all the things the audience knew, it was very easy compared to the other books to learn all the things about their world like the ...more
Irina Augusta
Well, gilirannya bumi yang diceritakan.
Langsung saja. Aku merasa kurang dengan pendalaman perasaan Dalden, sangat-sangat kurang. Oke kalau perasaan memiliki kepada Brittany tapi cinta? Hm, too sudden. Kurang digali lagi perasaannya, kurang deskripsi tentang perasaannya. Sedangkan untuk perasaan Brittany sudah mengungkapkan segalanya, tapi yah aku tidak tahu bagaimana sikap seseorang bila tahu ada makhluk lain selain di bumi dengan tubuh yang sama persis dengan manusia bumi, tapi rasanya Brittany
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Stacie  M. Ritchie
This book is the final book in the trilogy about the Ly-San-Ter books and is about Dalden. He has been helping with his mother to receive accolades, when they receive an SOS from Dalden. The memory rods that were featured in the previous book are back and have been stolen. The men have broken through the hold of them and had them locked in a vault. King Jarron has stolen them and escaped into empty space. They have sent their mother home with her accolades and so they continue on to other ...more
Cherise Spencer
Apr 12, 2010 Cherise Spencer rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
First I want to say that if this is your first Johanna Lindsey book or series she has better ones. I really wanted to like this book but seriously there is no reason to write so much repetitive stuff, there is about 1/3 of the book that I could have done with out and I was really confused on why Johanna wanted to have Martha in so much of this book I feel like she took away from the characters developing.

For the rest of the book I thought it wasn’t bad, Britney was a good solid and independent g
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Rhapsody
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it liked it
Recommends it for: futuristic romance readers
Shelves: romance, fiction
Maybe my favorite of the series. This is the only one involving Earth. Brittany, a six foot tall, blue collar construction worker with dreams of one day building her own house, falls for Dalden the moment she sees him. Dalden, son of Tedra from book 1 and brother of Shanelle from book 2, is on Earth trying to track down a criminal who intends on taking over the planet. A little ridiculous, but it was okay, with fewer truly infuriating scenes than the previous two books.

I'm a strong feminist at h
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Sari
Sudah kukira tidak akan sebagus buku pertama, Dalden sangat mirip dengan Challen, seorg prajurit yg sangat memegang teguh prinsipnya, dan sekali memilih pasangan hidup akan dijaga mati"an. Sayang Brittany tidak seperti Tedra, sangat keras kepala dan tidak bisa menerima keadaan seperti Tedra. Ingin sekali merasakan kebebasan sbg wanita bumi, sampai tidak menerima kenyataan bahwa ia sudah terdampar di planet lain. Ingin Dalden menerima dia apa adanya, tapi dia tidak bisa menerima Dalden apa ...more
Amanda
Jul 02, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
I'm not sure if this can be considered on a "sci fi" shelf, but I'll add it there since it's got a space vibe to it.

I believe that I liked this book more when I was younger. I borrowed it from a friend to scratch an itch I had to read some fluff romance. It started out like the JL I love to read, but I started losing interest about halfway through the book.

Part of that might be because of the futuristic/space setting this took place in. I love the historical fiction more. It might also have to
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Jeneé
May 09, 2015 Jeneé rated it it was ok
Read this on a total whim, such a bad choice. The story itself was a throw away story. The character development was downright awful. The main female character was obnoxious, the main male character had zero personality, and the overall idea of male dominance in the story line was angering. The end was a total disappointment, that she gave into a submissive role. Like I get the whole you need to respect another culture if that is where you live. But he didn't even ask her to go with her he just ...more
Yulia Anggraini
1,5*...

gaahhwaatt bosanx...
yg jd tokoh utamax itu c martha atw dalden c...?!!kenapa lebih bnyak interaksi antara brit am martha dari pd am c dalden...iiih...boriiing...!!yg diomongin antara martha am brit jg membosankan...!!perbedaan antara cara hidup d kampungx dalden am d bumi...aaarrggh...!!parah parah parah...!!
keras kepala tingkat dewa c brit,susah sangat bwt dy menerima kenyataan...!!
tedra yg terdampar d kampungx challen dlu jg g ngerti jg cara hidup dsana tp pembicaraan ttg perbedaan buda
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Clara
Sep 04, 2014 Clara rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved it! This was the first Johanna Lindsey book that I've read that was not a historical romance. For it to open with us firmly in the "present" or modern times felt odd to me...and then to meet Dahlden and his family made my mind go WHAT?? but I stuck it out for Dahlden to meet Brittany (the odd names of Dahlden's family and places was hard for me to read, without saying too much). From that point on I was hooked and couldn't put the book down. Did I mention that it's funny?!?! I ...more
Kerryn (RatherBeReading)
2.5 stars

I enjoyed this slightly more than the second book in the trilogy.

I have some real problems with the way women are treated in these books and some of the overall message. For example, such a high value is placed on a woman being a virgin.

There is also one particular scene I really disliked in this book when the main character walks out of her room to discover a man she has only even seen once in her apartment with her roommate passed out and she just assumes that her roommate passed out
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Melinda
Feb 28, 2011 Melinda rated it liked it
Well, I did have a hard time getting into the book in the beginning. By the middle, I really enjoyed reading through to the end.

I really loved the 1st two books in this series. This one I seemed to have a harder time getting to the story. Not that I don't love Dalden, but that I couldn't relate to him in the beginning. Once the story switched to his love interest, I had no problem picking up from there.

I'm glad I finally read the 3rd book, as I have been putting it off for a VERY long time. Now
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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