Heart Search (Celta's Heartmates, #10)
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Heart Search (Celta's Heartmates #10)

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Latest in the long-running series from the award-winning author of Heart Journey.

Noble Laev T'Hawthorne must rebuild his life after marrying a woman he believed was his HeartMate, only to fall victim to her greed.

Abandoned at fifteen, Camellia Darjeeling values her independence above all-even as her father and uncle emotionally scourge her and extort money. For Camellia...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Berkley Trade
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Ana
I'm a big fan of Celta's Heartmates, but after the last book which didn't impress me too much, I was a bit apprehensive about this one. But at the same time hopeful, after all Laev was someone I really wanted to learn more about. I was not disappointed at all. :-)

Laev is still trying to get over his dead wife. She tricked him into believing they were Heartmates because she wanted the status of being a GreatLord's wife. She was a selfish, unfaithful harridan. After that fiasco Laev finds it hard...more
Tori  smexys_sidekick
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Favorite Quote: “You are a Stup. Laev a stup. Even Brazos is a stup. I am the only Smart One in the Family.”

Laev T’Hawthorne hasn’t had an easy life. His family has feuded with the Hollys for centuries-causing death and animosity on both sides. Then he married at a young age to who he assumed was his HeartMate, only to find she wasn’t. She only wanted the money and prestige of being married into a first family. After her death, Laev di...more
Lady Lioness
July 2013: Rather do a complete series re-read like I did last year, I'm just reading Heart Search and Heart Secret before I start Heart Fortune. Since Fortune's heroine is Glyssa, I wanted everything to be fresh.

May 2012: I think this is my second favorite of the series, right behind Heart Dance.

I love Robin D. Owens. I bought a second copy of Heart Journey during the literacy signing at RWA 2011 just so she would sign it. I caught one typo in Heart Search and this is not a book you can just p...more
Melindeeloo
They are two deeply wounded people, both with strong reasons for distrusting the opposite sex, but will Laev and Camellia learn to trust and leave hurt behind and discover the joy and love that can be theirs by acknowledging their Heartbond?

Even though they are meant for each other, Owen's Heartmates always have a lot of obstacles to overcome and this time round the leads do a fair job of hurting each other before they are able to treasure the precious gift they have been given. Past hurts run d...more
Aurian Booklover
I have been looking forward to reading Laev’s story. I just knew in book 8 that he was duped. He did meet his HeartMate at 17, but he just locked eyes with a very beautiful girl, and thought that was it, overlooking his real HeartMate, who was only 13 at the time. And I was correct. Laev is T’Hawthorn now. His wife died three years ago, when a horrible illness swept Druida and killed a lot of people in all classes and ages. His FatherSire (grandfather) died three months ago, and Laev is dealing...more
Sahara Hoshi
Robin D. Owens' Heartmate series is what turned me on to paranormal/romantic sci-fi or whatever you want to call it. So as a long-time lover of the series I was surprised about the time jump Owens chose to add to the series. However, reading the Heartmate series is like taking a warm shower and settling down with a cup of hot cocoa, it's comforting and you know what to expect. Laev and Camelia were both strong protagonists, in fact I really liked the heroine in this story and cannot wait to see...more
Jacqueline
Solid addition to the series. Way too much sentient cats for my taste. I'm beginning to the think the people of Celta can't figure out how to wipe their own butts without assistance from their fams. I know I seem to be in the minority but they are sort of used as a type of 'deus ex machina' a little too often.

In other news, the planet of Celta keeps getting richer. I like how the author had gone into the second generation. I liked the angsty suffering of the hero and how well the author showed...more
Cindy
Good read, but it's hard to categorize: science fiction romance, paranormal, or ???. It takes place on Celta, 400 years after the first colonists arrived. Celta is fascinating place. It was founded by people with Wiccan beliefs and the rudiments of psychic abilities. It has not been kind to the new settlers and their imported animals and plants. Long term survival is still in doubt but animals and people have been developing steadily stronger psychic powers to help with the fight.

Our hero is Lae...more
Bookaholics
Heart Search by Robins Owens
Paranormal Romance – Aug. 2nd, 2011
4 ½ stars

Those who love this series will not want to miss the quietly emotional story of two HeartMates who are afraid to love and trust.

Laev T’Hawthorn is a GreatLord whose father has recently passed away. He cannot forgive himself for his youthful passion when he married the wrong woman who was selfish and vindictive. Clouded by lust he mistook his now dead wife for his true HeartMate and caused disgrace to his family. Now he is de...more
Barb Lie
Heart Search by Robin Owens is the 10th book in her Celta series. This book belongs to Laev T’Hawthorn and Camiella Darjeeling, who have spent years not accepting the bond of Heartmates, that they were to each other. Instead, both were victims to the bad people that have effected their lives.

In Laev’s case, he make a mistake many years ago, when he was only 17 years old, by choosing a woman, whom he desired sexually. But she was not his true heartmate. His wife was a vicious woman, who only wan...more
Estara
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Darcy
I was excited to read this book when I learned it was about Laev. We knew he made a big mistake in one of the previous books. I found it to be very interesting that 10-15 years had past between the last book and this one. I wasn't sure how that would play out at first, but I ended up loving it. The babies that were just born are now adults, it really opens things up for the series. I also loved seeing how they interacted with all the old characters I have come to love.

Laev was pretty harsh for m...more
Tehrene
I give it 3 stars because I cant actually say I enjoyed the book overmuch. I really wanted to read it because I liked Laev. I honestly wanted to see him having a happy ending. But this story seemed a little thrown together. Like the antognists were just added later to a love story. I understood the relationship between Cameilla and her relatives, but couldnt understanf why she didnt just move or something to get away from them. The ending seemed forced also, these men went to the extreme and in...more
Crystal
Hoo boy... my favorite trope (said with much sarcasm). "Some member of the opposite sex messed w/ my mind so now I have issues with all members of the opposite sex". Doubled. Plus annoying spoiled brat talking cats. Yeesh. Oh, and characters who we were introduced to while they were barely out of diapers (that always gives me an icky feeling, rather like finding out the sex life of one's own offspring. I just doan wanna know...)

So dumb lets dumber know when dumber starts attempting to get closer...more
Tiffany
Heart Mate was my favorite of the series. Even though I don't think she's ever come close to reaching it I keep reading her new books, hoping for a repeat of the surprise and delight I felt upon discovering it. Apparently Heart Search has been on my iPhone since it came out. Dunno how I missed it. It was sweet, nothing too original, but vintage Robin D. Owens.

How can you not love Ms Owens' world? Her characters all have botanical names, they all practice some form of the arts, architecture is...more
Ellie
Heart Search: A Celta Novel, Book 10 by Robin D. Owens

Grade: B

“Isn’t that the way most men want to die? During sex? Hell, I wouldn’t mind it, either.”

Camellia Darjeeling is a very successful owner of two teashops, has two of the best friends anyone could ever want and has just gotten her very own FamCat, Mica. Everything should be perfect except her father and uncle have come back into her life and are trying to steal everything that she has worked so hard for. Add in her deepest secret, her tru...more
Mikaela
This is the 10th novel in the Heart Series. It is set 15 years after Heart Journey, and features the next generation. The hero is Laev Hawtorn and the heroine is Camellia Darjeeling. Like all Robin D Owens books, the characters are flawed. Both Laev and Camellia struggles with their past. They have both been scarred, and both are wary of love.
Camellia is a strong, indepenent woman, that’s carving out her own niche in the Society. A bit more about the history of the world was revealed. Camellia’s...more
Linda
An old-fashioned romance set in a fantasy-futuristic setting. Really enjoyed it. The fantasy elements are minimal but add a welcome new twist to the plot. Many of the inhabitants of Celta have Flair, some special ability to make things or understand people or animals. Another addition is the FamCat, a familiar animal linked telepathically to its owner. The last and most important is the HeartMate idea, that certain individuals have one special person as a HeartMate.

First to appear is Laev T'Hawt...more
Kitta Cat
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Tina
I have not read the previous one in this series (Heart Journey) since it didn't sound like I would like it. However when I found this on the shelf at Borders I couldn't resist getting it (how did I miss that this was coming out?). Well I must say this is one of the best in this series. I really liked the slow build of romance between the two of them as well as seeing all of the rest of the bunch from previous stories. I really liked seeing the daughter of the first book's hero/heroine as the sec...more
Emily
Ho-hum. An ok addition to the series, but if it's possible, too much romance? So much could have been done with the bad guys in this one, but they were flat and predictable, which took away from any suspense that I think was supposed to be there. Granted, I didn't completely expect how the uncle was dealt with (eww) but I don't think the story would have resolved any other way with the family. Just...meh. And this makes me kind of sad, because I like this world and the author. I guess I just exp...more
Carole-Ann
Another lovely Celta novel which I enjoyed immensely.

The writing flows so easily that it's difficult to stop reading when the eyes/body is shutting down for sleep

Both Laev and Camellia have difficulty trusting anyone (because of actions in their past), so it's heartwarming to see their trust in each other grow as the novel progresses to a natural (for me) conclusion.

I thoroughly adore the 'Fams' wherever they appear; and I do like the intermingling (as in previous books) of the story-line about...more
Holly
I adore this series. Owens has created such a wonderful world. I'm also drawn completely into it as I read and I'm always sorry to leave when the book is finished.

This is one of the better books in the series. I enjoyed it quite a bit more than some of her more recent releases. I loved both Laev and Camellia and thought their romance was well done. I especially like that, though they're fated heartmates, they can choose to accept the bond or not. That neither of them was ready was a refreshing...more
Bikki
For the genre I liked it. If I wasn't on this committee I probably wouldn't have read this book, but being a sucker for a love story with a happy ending I gave it three stars.

I think that Ms. Owens is very imaginative putting her series on another planet that has been colonized by people from Earth...she has developed a full cast of characters and a society with people who come and go in the books. The continuity is there in the few I have read and I like her writing style. A fast and easy read...more
Kat at Book Thingo
Oct 15, 2011 Kat at Book Thingo marked it as blog-review
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A good addition to the series for Celta fans who are curious to see how characters have evolved and want to catch up on previous characters’ lives.

Who might enjoy it: Celta HeartMates series fans

Who might not enjoy it: Apostrophe haterz
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

The earlier Celta books take place in a time frame of about 6 or 7 years. This one jumps forward several years (14 I think) and follows up on the story of Laev and his heartmate Camellia. It was great to see those characters again. I enjoyed the story loop that was started back in Heart Change, that of Camellia's connection to the lost tea set (view spoiler).
Manxkity
I've read this entire series and LOVE IT!.
I'm not going to rehash the story line but just say of the entire collection, It is a wonderful thought out world with plenty of "I didn't see that one coming". For me it is the perfect blend of historical/sci-fi/fantasy in a romance.

I am left with the thoughts - "I wonder what my Flair would be?", "I wish my cats were Fams too" and "I want a House Heart!".
Eilis Flynn
I have enjoyed Owens's Celta series since I read her first, years ago, and make it a point to pick up the latest as soon as it's on sale. This one was no different, and oddly, this one WAS a little different, since it's four short stories, including the origin story (more or less) of how Celta came to be. A little bit science fiction, a little bit fantasy, her books are always a pleasure!
Angela
It pissed me off every time Camellia's family came up in the story. It made me want to really exist in this imagnary world and kick their butts. Its pure corwardice to hurt and terrorize others that are seemingly weaker than themselves. I had a hard time getting all the way through heart journey. I enjoyed this one much more.
Kathy Leitle
I love this world the author has built. She's evolving the world as the stories progress. The next generation is appearing as the children of the couples from the first books are now teenagers. The two damaged people in this story work their way through so much to finally find each other. Of course, the Fams are wonderful.
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