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Black Heart (Cursed Hearts #1)

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There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably w ...more
Kindle Edition, 418 pages
Published June 22nd 2013 by R.L. Mathewson
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

Here's how it all went for me...


1. I started reading the book


The first thing I read was the Author's note that said she won't make cliffies in this series.

Dear Author:

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2. I started reading the actual book LOL

First thing you have to know is that I had absolutely NO IDEA what the book was about. So everything was a surprise, especially when I finally found out what it's about.

Shocker!!!!

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3. I met Shayne

He is the bestest ever :D I seriously love that guy, he's hilarious and can't wait for his book!!!
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It's just me Shelly B
Jun 22, 2013 It's just me Shelly B rated it liked it
Recommended to It's just me Shelly B by: Blacky *Romance Addict*
I'm not sure where to start with this review, so I'm just going to go with how I felt while reading.


In the beginning we meet Tristan and he was grumpy but hilarious at the same time. So I was all kinds of excited about him!!!!



Not that he ever let me down, actually all the characters were fabulous and witty. Marty, a female, well THE female in this book was ok maybe not my favorite female lead but ok at the same time. She stood her ground and didn't let Tristan walk all over her....he has a habit
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Jane
Apr 26, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing
I love anything that is R. L Mathewson she could write on toilet paper and I would read it. Love her!

I really enjoyed this book. So different to anything I've read before. It was not what I was expecting the book to be like at all, but R.L knocked another great one right outta the park. Can't wait for more of this series... Awesome book highly recommend it to anyone, along with all of R.L other books.
Melanie♥
Jun 22, 2013 Melanie♥ rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book
I SO wanted to love this one, but it was not to be.

The book was just all over the place for me. The premise was promising, but there were too many tangents and so much set up for the books to come that Tristan and Marty's story just got lost.

Then when we finally reached the climax of the story, it totally went off track and focused on one of Tristan's brothers.

A real disappointment from an author I love.

Britney
May 02, 2013 Britney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favs, strong-alpha
4.5 Stars :)
Loved it!! Better than her other paranormal series for sure. Can't freaking wait for next book!!

Love. The. Brothers

Kicking myself for letting the less than fab reviews keep me from reading this sooner!
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
JUNE 22nd 2013 :D :D

There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with
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Darcy
Jun 30, 2013 Darcy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, romance, ghosts, 2013
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LittleBearDog
5 Never Ending Love Stars

All I can say is that Tristsn is hot and I love to find one if I could ;). Tristan and Marty are so awesome together. They are destined for each other but the cursed have forced them apart so many times till they can break the curse. I love the bantering and bickering between the H/h. I can't wait for Shayne's book. I hope all the brothers get their book. I'm so looking forward towards Liam and Finn.

“Tristan Black, you open this door right now before I break it down!”
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Lindsay
I don’t know what to say about this book beyond saying it was AWESOME! (Yes, it deserves all caps.)

R.L. Mathewson is an amazing writer. She knows how to suck me into a story and keep hold of me until the last page. And her books always stick with me long after I’ve finished them.

I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant about this book when I first heard about it. I shouldn’t have been since I’ve never read a bad book by Mathewson, but this was a new series; not one that has been out and had mult
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Brandie
Jun 18, 2013 Brandie rated it liked it
2.5-3 stars

It pains me to rate this so low since I love R L Mathewson but this book was a hard one for me to rate. It was just okay for me. The premise is a good one and I think sets up the series very nicely, I look forward to future installments in this series. However, I found this book to be a bit of disappointment. It was all over the place. The main story line, the one that this sets up the series really should have been the focal point of this story but instead it started with one thing,
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♥Trish♥
Apr 21, 2013 ♥Trish♥ marked it as to-read
IT'S Live on Amazon!! Whoo-Hoo!!!

Welcome back R.L.!
Ambrosia
Jun 28, 2013 Ambrosia rated it it was ok
Please write more in the Neighbors series!

I was extremely disappointed with Black Heart. It was a hot mess.

The first 50% was almost a normal romance story with a matchmaking mother, father, etc. Except for the the H's problem, which resulted in him trying to repulse the h by acting like a jerk and being cold to her, even though he really wanted her. He would get jealous, but then decide that he had to leave her alone for her own good. Meanwhile she always wants him, but his attitude pisses her
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Len
I am so excited to read this. A first come back work of R.L Mathewson.
I loved loved Tristan, though he was a jerk, to all,still i love him.He was also straightforward,hilarious, handsome,tough detective.


I enjoyed the half of story. I have no idea that this was a paranormal. I like witty & funny Marty. The family too was hilarious. I love to meet them. I like the banter of all characters too. half of the book remind me of neighbors from hell. So i continued reading even im not into this kind
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 21, 2013 Gitte TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Reviewed on: http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/06/...

This Author is one of my favourites as she writes stories that have the perfect combination of humour, romance and great characters. She rarely disappoints and I always enjoy her stories. As a reader you know what you’re going to get as R.L Mathewson does ‘just what it says on the tin’. She’ll make you laugh, swoon and fall in love.

Black Heart is a journey into the paranormal. Ghosts in fact. Now I’m not normally an avid reader of this type of
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.chel.
Jun 24, 2013 .chel. rated it it was ok
Shelves: lendable
As a fan of R.L. Mathewson's work, it pains me to give this review.

It’s my first paranormal book from RLM, I wanted to like it, but it just didn’t work out. I had some issues with the book. First, I thought the connection between the two characters were lacking (view spoiler). Second, out of nowhere, around 60% in, the story does a complete 180 in which I was completely blindsided, leaving me confused and uninterested. What made i
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Jenn
R.L. definitely did a great job with this book as I can't stop thinking about it now that I'm finished reading it. I'm in a bit of a HAPPY book hangover.

When I first started this book, I realized about 11% in, that this book wasn't listed under a certain genre that plays a big role in this book. But I loved that it was a secret that I had no idea about. It definitely surprised me. Much later in to the book the other major theme comes out, which I loved too, and was another twist for me to add.
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 B.E.Love
Feb 16, 2016 B.E.Love rated it it was amazing
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This book was nothing I expected and everything I could have wanted. I had no clue this book would have a twist, and when I found out I was so surprised and happy. R.L.Mathewson is a brilliant author that I know will never let me down, and once again she wrote a beautiful engrossing book that I didn't' want to put down and that was well worth the wait. R.L.Mathewson has a way with words that draws you in and makes you love the characters, she can wri
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Violet90
Sep 08, 2013 Violet90 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book but just couldnt love it cuz i got tired of Trishtan acting like an ASSHOLE in ever page lolz! Sometimes it was funny but then i got pissed but i know he loved Martie and was acting like that to keep her away from him cuz he believed that he wasnt good enough for her but still i hate when our hero or heroine does that it just makes me want to pull their hair and scream at them till they get some sense into their stupid brain! Anyways i loved the characters they were all ...more
Jen
Jun 30, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it
I'm torn on a rating. 4 stars for the story and characters but 3 stars for execution.
I enjoy the characters and the storyline and will continue reading the other books. However, I felt parts of the book was rushed, some parts were glossed over and we are told about it after the fact. I would have liked to see Tristan and Marty's relationship develop more then I did, so that I could connect with them as a couple a bit more. When the twist in the story was fully revealed (75% or so) I felt like I
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Ellelou
Jan 25, 2014 Ellelou rated it liked it
2.5 stars

What did I read? I'm confused and have got a headache trying to make sense of what went on...So many unanswered questions.

This was not her usual writing style that I liked so much in Neighbors From Hell series. There were a lot of holes in the plot, quite a few eye rolling moments and a few more or WTH. Around 60% I was getting excited as I thought that things will now be explained but no, it isn't until around 90% that we get answers, well kind of.

And while everyone in the book someho
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Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 21, 2013 Jacqueline's Reads marked it as considering
I was just informed about this... where the F have I've been? Where am I going to find the time to read? I am just so excited! I loved the A Neighbor from Hell Series and Mathewson is awesome!!!



There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her c
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Nikki
Ok, I have yet to read an R.L. Mathewson book I didn't love. This one fits right in! I could not put it down! I loved Tristan so much, even though he was an ass. He was a funny ass so in a way he made up for it ;) Marty was pretty cool too. I absolutely adored Shayne and the rest of the guys. Tristan's family was one of the best I've read and I loved them all! This book did have a twist that I didn't see coming and was pretty cool. I just loved everything about it! I really really can't wait for ...more
Bea
Jun 22, 2013 Bea rated it did not like it
Shelves: r-l-mathewson
I am not a fan of the paranormal romance. I didn't realize that this book was going to take such a turn toward the paranormal when I picked it up. I enjoyed the first half of the book a lot. I liked the characters, and their relationship was believable. And then the story started to get really complicated, the paranormal portion of the story was not very interesting, and I stopped reading.

The description of this book is very misleading. It completely downplays the paranormal factor.

If you like
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Cristal  Jatip
Jun 28, 2013 Cristal Jatip rated it it was amazing
R.L Mathewson did not disappoint in this book. I loved it! all her characters are so easy to fall in love with. I laughed and even cried on some parts. Can't wait to read more in this series.
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Jun 18, 2013 Jenny - Book Sojourner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013, e-arc
Walking into this story, I did not read the blurb ahead of time, so I had no idea what the story was going to be about. I just knew I heard RLM was writing a new series, and being a big fan of her Pyte/Sentinel and Neighbors From Hell series, knew that I had to read this one too. And let me say, RLM has done it again. I loved this first book and am so excited about the start of this amazing new series.

As for the prologue, I loved that we had one. If you read the author's note before the book, yo
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Rachel Regina
Jun 22, 2013 Rachel Regina rated it really liked it
This was a pretty cute book. I felt like I lost interest towards the second half of the book where we learn about what's really going on. There were just too many POVs and situations were explained and then re-explained. I do love this author and I will gladly read more of her books, but this one just lost my attention after awhile lol. I liked it in the beginning and the first half. I do think we could have used more time between the MCs because I felt like after how mean he was in the beginnin ...more
Moira
I feel bad for not finishing it cause I usually love her books, but when I figured out what was going on I had to stop. Even though the characters annoyed me at time I would have continued except for the whole 'cursed hearts' thing. I read another story with a similar plot and just didn't enjoy the story.
It's a well wrote and engaging story, just not for me. I know it's going to be a hit for R.L. Mathewson, people are going to love Tristan.
Melanie
Apr 21, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ry-2013, read-in-2013
5*s
Loved it! really funny & amused me a lot. I love soul mate stories and this is the set up for a full series of them. If this book & the set up for the next book is anything to go by... prepare for some clashing of the sexes - determined female vs stubborn Alpha males.... I'm gonna love them !
Cherise
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Dianne
Jun 02, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing
GENRE: Paranormal; Ghosts and Curses

LENGTH: Good length; 418 pages.

MAIN CHARACTERS:

Marty: Brunette lead character who is secretly in love with Tristan but she thinks he doesn't notice her. She is still heartbroken over Tristan abandoning her when they were younger.

Tristan Black: The hero of the novel. He has golden blonde hair, bright green eyes, perfect tan, and chiseled good looks. He is trying to hide his feelings from Marty because he feels so screwed up and thinks she deserves better. (vi
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Hello, my name is R.L. Mathewson :)

Before I tried my hand at writing I was a receptionist, cafeteria worker at the college I attended, museum worker, bellhop, and about a dozen other different things that are pretty embarrassing so we're just going to skip over those things and pretend that they never happened ;D

At some point I got a little direction in my life and tried my hand at emergency medic
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