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Heartless

(Chasing Hearts #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  628 ratings  ·  62 reviews
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Where other girls had childhoods full of Girl scouts, parties and sleepovers.
Charlie’s was full of hospitals, surgeries and the fight to survive.
Forced to grow up quickly, she learned not to let anyone in.
What was the point? People always let her down.
Then Sam Greyson walked into her life.
He bro
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 472 pages
Published April 14th 2014 by House Of Attitude
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Selina Ramotlai For me, it was not that mature, because the only thing that would make it mature content is the cussing and the sex scenes

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Sandra Love
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***Received a copy, to review exchange for my honest thoughts***

Wow… O.M.G. This book is AMAzing!!!!! The author took me on a wild ride. She had me laughing one minute and bawling my eyes out the next.

Charlie’s (Charlotte) mother had died when she gave birth to her. Her father was in the Army so they traveled around a lot, she had moved so many times. Right before her 19th birthday they had moved one last time back to her home town. She was also back with her best friend Jules. Oh m
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Bookworm Betties
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing








*****5- knock me on my ass -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~


“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”

I friggin loved this book! To read the blurb I was expecting a shit ton of angst and tears-which there was, more than I was prepared for-what I was not expecting was the amount of laughing I would do. Charlie was Hi-Friggin-Larious, seriously-this girl was amazing. What's not to love about a motorcycle riding, Chuck wearing, tattooed smartass who is admittedly st-Stars*****
~this
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Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*******I would like to say thank you to Vanessa Marie for offering I Love Story Time an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*******


"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul."
- Judy Garland


Charlie's life has not been easy. While growing up she was always struggling to survive and still is. Charlie's dad is in the military so she is constantly moving. At some point,Charlie is finally able to stay in one p/>
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Dawn Nicole Costiera
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is an inspirational story about survival and will to live. Fighting even when all the odds are against you. Charlie is a beautiful tom boy with very sarcastic foul mouth. She rides a motorcycle and is feisty! She has been through things in her life that most people can never imagine... her life has never been normal. SInce birth, she hasn't had it easy. She lives day to day. Never daring to look to the future until him! When she meets Sam, sparks fly. Slowly, she lowers her guard and let's ...more
Theresa Alberts
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Vanessa Marie writes a story that is heart wrenching but completely full of hope that grabs you from the opening paragraph and holds your attention until the very end. Charlotte or Charlie as her friends call her, has moved more times then she cares to admit being the daughter of a marine. When she finally settles back down in her hometown close to her best friend Jules and his mother Callie, she is finally putting down roots like she always wanted...but the question is for how long. On winter b ...more
Bev Sten
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When Charlie Evans finally gets to move back to her hometown after being dragged around the country by her military dad she hoping that her life would be different. Charlie never allowed anyone to get close to her because people always had let her down. She is happy to reunite with her brother from another mother that she had known all her life. Will life back home be Charlies turn for real happiness???
The Debut novel by Vanessa Marie is funny, heartwarming, sexy, tense and awesome. I feel
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Jamie  Zishka
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was another great student teacher romance, but with a huge twist. I fell in love with these characters from the get go. This is the first book in the series and I can't wait to read Breathless and Fearless! I would give this book a soul shattering 5 stars! It will pull you in and you will devour this story. But be aware there is some sensitive matters in this book also and you will shed some serious tears. I have to commend this author because everything she wrote in medical terms was ...more
Alyssa
Mar 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Dnf at 9%

Maybe it's unfair but to rating this book after not finishing it so early in, but I don't normally give up so easily on books to begin with. This book was juvenile and very poorly written. It just made me cringe with each page I turned. The entire first chapter is completely unnecessary. There's a lot of random scenes and detail that don't really add to the story. I'm not sure how old Jules is yet but he acts like he's in kindergarten from the way he treats Charlie (he calls
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L.J. Baker
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not your typical romance.
From start to finish, I was on this journey with Charlie and Sam, from laughs, to tears, to wanting to yell at the author (in a good way lol), this was an awesome read. It's one of those stories that leaves you feeling satisfied but still wanting more.
Jenn Green
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing








*****5- knock me on my ass -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~


“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”

I friggin loved this book! To read the blurb I was expecting a shit ton of angst and tears-which there was, more than I was prepared for-what I was not expecting was the amount of laughing I would do. Charlie was Hi-Friggin-Larious, seriously-this girl was amazing. What's not to love about a motorcycle riding, Chuck wearing, tattooed smartass who is admittedly st-Stars*****
~this
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Aoibheann { ⊱Aoibh Reads⊰ }
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Review originally posted on Aoibh Reads




Charlie has lived her life moving from place to place as her father moves with the military. She is finally excited to move when she discovers she will be returning to her original home town and will be reunited with her best friend Julian.
Not having any interest in boys, Charlie can't help but give into the attraction she has for Sam
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Ninfa Zito-Maisano
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a review for Fallen For Books.
Heartless is a heartfelt story about losing love and finding love…..
It’s about throwing caution to the wind, putting your guard down, living in the moment, hoping for a future, and letting love in.
It’s about a young woman named Charlie (Charlotte) whom was robbed of her childhood from birth. Since then, she feels damaged and broken and has scars on her body as proof. What she went through in her life scarred her not only physically, but emotiona
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Krissy loves to read
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just finished Heartless today and I gotta give this story a big 5 stars! This is Vanessa Marie's debut and I was blown away! This story has such a gripping meaning, makes me appreciate everything I have and enjoy each and everyday cause you never know how long you have.
There was a lot of things I loved about this book, one being the characters. I can't say I've read a book that I loved each and every character in a story like I did in Heartless! Vanessa Marie brings such amazing characters to l
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Jennifer Juers
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Breathless is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I fell in love
with the characters right off the bat. The banter between Charlie and Jules is just perfect. They are downright hilarious and will have you rolling with laughter. They are two best friends of the opposite sex that have known each other since birth. An unbreakable bond. I believe that every girl needs to have a Jules in her life. He is an amazing best friend. Jules is her "brother from another mother".

Charlie Evans is
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Tiffany Readz
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Although billed as a student/teacher romance, Heartless would be just as good if Sam wasn't a teacher. The story around the relationship is strong enough to carry the book without the taboo tag line.

Charlie is a great character. She's a spitfire, not taking crap from anyone and she will zap you with her quick wit in a second. The lines were good, not cheesy like Vanessa Marie was trying too hard. Charlie and her dad move around a lot, he is in the Marines and has to relocate often. This last mo
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Candi-
OMG this book is AWESOME!!! Once I started it, I could not put it down till I was finished!!

Charlie's life has been anything but easy. Because her dad is in the military she has been moved around over and over so many times its not funny. Since birth she has struggled with her health issues that have had her close to death many times landing her in the "Zipper Club" Because of this, she does not allow herself to become close to anyone except her dad, her best friend Jules and his fam
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Vanessa Marie
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Heartless is not only a forbidden romance, it's so much more. If you love reading books about love and loss. That have not only a good balance between heavy and laughter. It has a strong foul mouthed, motorcycle riding female lead that doesn't take shit from anyone... Then Heartless is for you!



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Sharon Mariampillai
I loved this book! This is a really nice story. I was laughing throughout most of it. The characters were great. I loved the friendship between Charlie (Charlotte) and Jules (Julian). They are hilarious. Then, you add Sarah, and you got the funniest three musketeers. Haha.

Sam was amazing. New book boyfriend. I love him and Charlie. Their love is so genuine and real. They have amazing chemistry. Also, loved Charlie's dad Joe and Jules's mom Callie. This book was also heartbreaking. Can't wait to
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Medeia Sharif
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After heart surgeries, living without a mother, and moving around so many times because of her father being in the military, Charlie has a tough exterior. Her exterior is going to be challenged, possibly chipped away, when she moves back home. Not only does she reunite with her best friend, but there’s Sam. He can’t stop thinking about her and wants to get closer to her, but she has a big barrier put up. Wow, great dynamics and characters in this story. Kudos to the author and I hope to see more ...more
Nykki Mills
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that make you stop and think. it stays with you long after you put it down. The characters are completely three dimensional. You will laugh your a$# off and then bawl your eyes out. Vanessa Marie pulls out all the stops in this emotional whirlwind debut. I am now a devoted fan. Because I love Charlie, Sam & Jules and the chemistry between all the characters. I can't wait for the sequel!
Jocelyn Sanchez
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much! The main character was fun to read about and tough to the bone! She's amazing!

The plot of this story was interesting and different from books I usually read, but I loved it all the same! The book is well-written and is very entertaining and keep me reading for hours until I finished the book. So good!

I recommend this book to everyone!
Kristina
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book right from the beginning, i was hooked. I heard about heartless from an online blog and knew i had to get it as soon as possible.
Bergur Arnar
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teacher-student
When I started this book, I just thought it was going to be another mindless, silly romance. And for about a third of the book, it was. Then things happened and characters developed and some tears may have fallen.
This book kept me captivated from start to finish; I don't think I could have been able to put it down. I loved how even though the book dealt a lot with grief, pain and loss, it still had humour throughout the book, as if to tell the reader that you can always try and smile through th
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Tabitha Wildman
Decent

Okay, I might be of unpopular opinion here, but the story left me feeling jilted. The book is 80% witty banter and dialogue. It endeared me to the characters, but it left a lot in the air. The small amount of internal thoughts was superficial or didn't seem relevant a lot of the time, it barely enhanced the story. The story is told in third person, but not very well. I would gather a guess it was originally written in first by the way it seemed to change POV's when there is no true POV
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Selina Ramotlai
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is interesting and the most wonderful thing about it is that there is a second book, yay. I think that this book was very heartfelt, especially during Charlie's letter to the college.IT MADE ME CRY SOOOO MUCH.
Emma
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
AMAZING
Their relationship was so great even before the plot twist... something that other teacher-student books fail to do!

I loved every character, and it was so refreshing to have a male best friend who hadn't secretly fallen in love with the protagonist *eye roll* Jules was awesome
I Love Story Time
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, julie-jules
*******I would like to say thank you to Vanessa Marie for offering I Love Story Time an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*******


"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul."
- Judy Garland


Charlie's life has not been easy. While growing up she was always struggling to survive and still is. Charlie's dad is in the military so she is constantly moving. At some point,Charlie is finally able to stay in one p/>
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Chelsea
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love taboo relationships. Seriously. The rebel in me loves watching characters fight against what shouldn't be. However, I began Heartless by Vanessa Marie without even realizing that it was a taboo relationship. Having finished it, I'm almost happier that I didn't because slapping a label on it like that would be a misjustice to the book. It's so much more than that.

The book worked for me because Charlie is wise beyond her years. She's suffered through unimaginable loss and heartb
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Cassie
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
***ARC REVIEW***

All you need is love...

Charlie would love a normal life. A life of not having to move 19 times, being able to lay down some roots and a heart that worked like everyone else, but everyone doesn't get what they want, or do they?

Having a hard outer shell is how Charlie has made it to where she is. Closing herself off and emerging herself in her books, but getting to move back to her hometown, Charlie will learn how to let her guard down.

A chance meeting at t
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Jamie
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know those books that just leave you staring at the last word in awe? The ones that leave you with such a hangover that you don't know when you'll be able to start another? Or what about those books that have you swiping your e-reader wanting more, not because you're not happy with the ending but because you're not ready for it to end?

Heartless is one of those books.

It's been awhile since I've felt so many different emotions while reading a book. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to throw my Ki
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