Available digitally for the first time ever, Heartbreaker is a classic novel of romantic suspense from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard
Michelle Cabot reluctantly returns home to central Florida, having inherited her father's cattle ranch—and the mountain of bills that go with it. But Michelle's determined to turn things around, even as she disco...more
I kind of knew this was going to happen. It was too good to be true. Three books by Linda Howard this month and all of them ended up on my favorite shelf.
I would have rated this one 5 stars too if I had read it 30 years ago (though I was way too young back then). I’m sure my mom would have loved it though.
In fact, the whole book felt kind of funny and outdated to me. The descriptions and dialogues were a little bit too old-fashioned for my liking. The characters' physical appearance was ...more
He was a bit of an ass but I liked him.
Not her best.
I felt I was in the middle of a scene from Dynasty, Dallas or Falcon Crest... c'mon, some of you must remember those shows ... the originals!!
4 Broody Cowboy Loving Stars!!!
Loved this the first time I read it several years ago and loved the audio version just as much!!!
Michelle grew up a pampered princess by her doting parents, especially her beloved father. John is the hard working surly neighbouring rancher who loathes pampered and spoiled Michelle....at least he tries to.
10 yrs later at 28 years old, a beaten down Michelle is divorced from h ...more
Michelle Cabot has been the apple of her father's eye, the pampered princess of his Florida cattle ranch, the spoiled heiress who goes jet setting all over the world, the coddled wife of the scion of a quasi-aristocratic American family, and the thorn in the ass of rugged, self-made rancher ...more
Heroine is a poor little rich girl who has lost everything. Hero is the neighboring ranch owner who thought she was a “parasite” on her father’s legacy. They were attracted to each other at 18 and 22 and ten years later, when the heroine returns home after her divorce and father’s death, they still are.
Hero offers to help in exchange for sex and then modifies his offer to taking over some land in exchange for help. The H/h quickly end up in bed and quickly set asi ...more
John Rafferty is a cynic and he has reason to be, his mother couldn't take ranch life and ran out when he was very small, when John took over and made the ranch successful she kept contacting him for money, he was also briefly married. He's a heart-breaker with a reputation of a womanizer but for ten years one woman has tormented him, Michelle, his neighbours daughter, rich, spoiled, haughty and high-maintenance. John doesn't have a very flattering opinion of her since her father borrowed heavil ...more
Maybe that's why this book didn't do anything for me.. It wasn't bad, far from it. But there was no exciting elements. Or at least nothing that got me excited.
I should probably consider taking a break from my LH binge for some time and chill out with some lighter fluffier stuff!
In typical old-school LH style, the hero is a pushy alpha and a sexist jerk, but LH manages to pull off those characters well IMHO.
The heroine is on-the-run from her abusive ex and trying to make it on her own for once after a lifetime of being taken care of by her overprotective father. The hero comes in and steamrolls her off her ranch and onto his. She d ...more
John Patrick Rafferty: An original Alpha Male.
Michelle Langley: Broken, strong woman that has to face her past before she can have a future with the only man she has ever loved.
Amazing story of people who had a past and are destined to be together.
Full review to come. :)
Entre 3.5 y 4
Me ha gustado. Cuando lo empecé no sabía que era el tercero de una serie, pero se puede leer independientemente, pues la autora se centra exclusivamente en los protagonistas y no nombra a otros. Soy incondicional de la autora, y aunque tiene historias mejores, no he podido dejar de leer :D
A bit too much misogyny, and a bit too much of a TSTL heroine, oh!, and the trite lack of communication skills between characters...
Michelle and John met 10 years ago when she was 18 and he was 22. They were instantly smitten but Michelle was so overcome by John's raw masculinity, *eyeroll* that she behaved like an ice queen and they soon had a very acrimonious relationship. She's heard about his womanizing ways and doesn't want to be another notch on his bedpost. 10 years pas ...more
I think back in its original publishing day, I may have liked it more, but today not so much. Michelle is your damsel in distress and John Rafferty is the dashing hero who rescues in to save her. Michelle does have some really sad events in her life. Her ex-husb ...more
When Michelle reluctantly returns to Florida to taken care of her father’s ranch, she realizes she’s heavy in debt and owes money to her nemesis John. Both have been loggerheads since they met, but now she’s forced to confront her past.
So this was disappointing.
The mystery was average, the sex scenes bleh and I honestly didn’t like everyone crowding the heroine and her decisions. I wish she had more backbone.
Also not a fan of descriptions of sexua ...more
The 3rd book in this vintage Linda Howard series has a hero that's quite a throwback. His autocratic tendencies just wouldn't be considered sexy these days. Moreover, I don't buy the undeclared "love" both party supposedly had for each other since the beginning.
What I do commend is bringing domestic abuse to popular fiction and showing a heroine who is strong enough to overcome her dark past.
With a very tenuous link to the previous books (John is the neighbor who came to Rachel's rescu ...more
This book was published in the late 1980's and it really shows. ( The first two in the series weren't nearly as dated as this one seemed)
Michelle Cabot is left with a run down ranch after her father dies and leaves her with all his debts ...more
Another LH Re-read for me. I found I didn't enjoy it as much this time around. While I loved John's twitching mustache, I didn't love him. MOstly I wanted to throw a rock at his head. Still, it's an LH so I liked it some.
Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance ...more