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The Heartbreaker (Maker #4)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  126 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews


James Lindford, Viscount Farley, has returned from the Orient, feted and celebrated ... until his past catches up with him. It seems the Viscount's randy ways have re
Paperback, 344 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Lynn Spencer
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A- at AAR so 4.5 stars The Duke of Slut is such an oft-reviled character that many romance readers have taken to avoiding these so-called heroes like the plague. However, when a Duke of Slut is drawn with a touch more depth and subtlety (a bit of shame and humility don’t hurt either) and if he meets a heroine who confronts his past head-on and refuses to be a doormat, something magical can happen.

Unquestionably, James Lindford, Viscount Farley, has a most ignoble past. But despite the fact that
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of this author and read the prior books in the series. The first was my favorite, this was also great. The H was a mainstay of the prior books, as the brother to the heroines of 1 & 2. Though he was mainly just the male of the family and never had main action. Here he is the main event, and I liked him even though he came across as a bit of a jerk. Planning his marriage and having his lover be governess to his children and his mistress. There is a great deal of heat between them, w ...more
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it

Well written, of course, and angsty but the heroine was just too besotted by H. I lost some respect for her at the end. Epilogue was very cute, though.
Fangirl Musings
Dec 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like twist-turning plots
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: Ironically, the library...for sell section
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Mary Kate
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
This book kind of annoyed me.


So we have James, this known rakehell hell bent on changing his ways. He becomes betrothed to this woman of good society. She then finds out he has illegitimate children coming out the ears and she calls off the wedding.

After he falls in love with the nanny of his kids (also the aunt to one of his illegitimate children), his ex-fiance comes back into the picture wanting to re-instate the betrothal contract. This helps him out because James wants to c
Sep 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poslednou, z veľmi vydarenej série, je kniha o Jamesovi, staršom nevlastnom bratovi Olivie (z knihy Dohadzovačka) a Sarah (z knihy Pomsta je sladká). Zároveň ide -podľa mňa- o najslabšiu knihu série.

Dej je plynulý, zaujímavý, aj pútavý. James prichádza na svoje vidiecke sídlo po tom, ako si uvedomí, že vo svojom živote napáchal mnoho chýb a je načase ich napraviť. Verejne sa priznáva k svojim dvom nemanželským dcéram, čím stráca snúbenicu a celý Londýn je pobúrený. Východisko vidí v odchode z hl
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I only gave 4 starts because this is the first book in the series that I've read, the first book I've read by this author as well.
I enjoyed this book, and my heart broke for many characters throughout the entire read. I laughed, and wanted to scream, and even cry.
It is well written, I guess the only thing I would recommend is starting with the first book in the series. I'm off to purchase the first 3 books :)
Aug 18, 2015 added it
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James Linford, Viscount Farley, recently returned from the Orient and got engaged, until people found out he'd brought one daughter with him. Then he finds another in the London Stews and is still looking for a third. Phoebe Churchill is raisin her "natural" niece on a nearby small farm. They meet when one of his girls steals from her. She eventually agrees to help with the children and they marry.

I totally skipped the middle of the book.
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
"The Heartbreaker" by Rexanne Becnel is marked very good on my books I have read list. I read it in March of 2007 and this author consistently has been marked very good on my book list.
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Rexanne Becnel is the author of more than twenty historical romance and contemporary mainstream novels, many of which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. With the publication of her first novel, My Gallant Enemy, Becnel won the Waldenbooks Award for Best First-Time Romance Author and the Romantic Times Award for Best Medieval Romance by a New Author. While growing up, Becnel lived for a tim ...more
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