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Heartless Hero

4.79  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  54 reviews
There are rules to being Abigail Crowne’s bodyguard, rules to watching the infamous billion dollar heiress otherwise known as the Reject Princess.

Love is off limits, but no one said anything about hate.

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Expected publication: October 24th 2019

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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 Truth or Promise CROWNS

Readers! Lovers of bully romance, second chance, enemies to lovers! This!! This book, Heartless Hero is just want you need. Mary Catherine Gebhard hits the sweet spot between hate and love, and the tension sizzles between this couple from the minute they are on the page together.

Theo Hound owns my soul. He is bully to the highest degree. I love every dark and twisted act, every vile word that comes from his d
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„A wound on your soul changes who you are. If you didn’t love yourself first, you can’t love anyone.”

Bully romance? Check.
Enemies to lovers plot? Check.
Second chance story? Check!

Heartless Hero is a perfect combination of all three! Mary Catherine Gebhard has created a brilliant story that draws you in from the first page and keeps all of your attention up to the last sentence. I’m a big fan of bully romances and recently it’s not so easy to please me when it comes to this trope, but M
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
”Abigail and I were a fairy tail I was foolish to believe in.”

Mary Catherine Gebhard just bought her A game with Heartless hero. All the sobs and all the rage! This story was perfection.

Heartless hero is a different take on bully romances that I’ve previously read because this one is a bodyguard bully romance... I hear you. How can that be possible when a bodyguard is there to protect. Well let me just say two words to you.


I wanted to slap his smug face and then drop to my knees for this gu
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 3.5/ 5 stars

Heartless Hero is a hot bully/bodyguard romance but it had a lot of questioning points. I guess you could say I had love/hate relationship with these two and their "relationship". Although I was rooting for them from the get go and hoped like hell they'd get their sh*t together and choose one another over everything else, well... the way they acted towards one another sometimes had me feeling some type of way. Theo was just too darn much of a cruel ahole. Some of the thin
Mary Gebhard
Aug 18, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

There are rules to being Abigail Crowne’s bodyguard, rules to watching the infamous billion dollar heiress otherwise known as the Reject Princess.

Love is off limits, but no one said anything about hate.


"Up and at-em, Reject.” Theo threw open the windows. Yellow gold morning light assaulted the shadowy corners of my
C.L. Matthews
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She brandished me with love, it turned to hate and ended with a promise. Mary has squashed every notion I had for HH and wove a beautiful heartless-reject masterpiece.

I've read a lot of bully romances in my life. Some could say most of them. Not one has destroyed me quite like this one.

I don't say this a ton, or even write reviews for every book I've read...
BUT. And this is a HUGE but. This book deserves a better ranking than I could ever offer or bestow. It outranks my knowledge of perfec/>
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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New to me author and books and what an emotional ALL THE FEELS book it was. Even if I am not sure if I did sign up for the ARC or how it came to me, I am glad it did! Check out my FULL REVIEW & MORE on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Anne Milne
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you've read a book by Mary before you know she takes your heart hostage. Just because this is a bully romance don't expect any different.

Theo will be the guy you love to hate. You will question his motives, want to slap him frequently and beg for just a scrap of attention from him.

Abigail will infuriate you just as much as you will sympathise with her. The reject the loner the unloved daughter but she's a firecracker that won't be held down.

Mary has written a complex bully romance with so
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Throughout the pages of Heartless Hero, I was an emotional mess. This bully romance slash enemies-to-lovers slash second-chance romance had me pulling my hair more than once. I love bully romance books, however lately there has been too many releases that ended up too similar... so I haven't been really enthralled by any recently. However, this book is different. You are caught into the privileged life of the elite Crowne family and witness first-hand all the betrayals & lies happening back stage.< ...more
Pretty_Book_Whore  Narissa
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Uneasy is the girl who wears the name Crowne"

The ugly duckling in a pond of swans. Abby is the Crowne family's shame. The black sheep. Everyone is out to get her and she becomes all alone in a world of riches and arraigned marriages. A princess with no one to have her back. A princess with a haunting secret.
Theo is set on making Abbys life hell. He wants to take away everything from the spoiled princess who saved him only to break his heart. But as with all that glitters, noth
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

"I'm going to break your heart, and you're going to thank me for it."

Mary Catherine Gebhard...what have you done to me? Parts of this story utterly destroyed me, and now you've left me with a crazy book hangover!

The profound connection between both Theo and Abigail runs deep, through their fear of abandonment and being unwanted. Heartless Hero delves into at least three of my favourite romance tropes: Enemies to lovers, bully, and second chance romance. You are going to l
Christina ( The MasqueReader )
HOLY HOTNESS!!! This book was AMAZING!
Ticked off all my needs for a bully romance...enemies to lovers! I devoured this book and in the process might have left my buddy reading friend in my book dust! Sorry girl! 🙈
My emotions were all over the place! I’m still reeling from all the emotions, learned lessons, experiences, love and hate that filled these pages!

My feelings towards Theo -
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: October 24, 2019
Actual Rating: 5 stars

Enemies-to-Lovers | Bully Romance | Second Chances

Mary Catherine Gebhard is a new to me author AND I am SO GLAD I took a chance and read this book! WOW! What a turbulent romance with the best kind of angst there is. I devoured this book page by page until I hit the end- and I enjoyed every single second of it. Ladies and gents, I can see why the reviews for Heartless Hero are FULL of praise! And if you want to know WHY then/>/>
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mary killed it with Theo and Abigail in Heartless Hero. She had me in so many emotions. The author broke me but was quick to ease the pain although my heart palpitations were no joke. I’m still feeling the effects as I write this review. The hangover I feel is real and I don’t know what to do now that their story is over. MCG takes the bully romance to a whole new level as these adults navigate their way to find a love that they once shared as childhood friends. The lies, betrayal and all the an ...more
Book Maniac Forever

4.5 "Truth or Promise" Stars
Everything about Heartless Hero had me so impatient to read it: the titillating blurb, the sexy cover and the alluring teasers to only name a few. Bully romance is quite a popular trope these days and Heartless Hero shows originality with a storyline that had me utterly hooked. Mary Catherine Gebhard created two heroes with such intense chemistry and the intrigue of this novel was so gripping!

Abigail Crowne is called the reject for a reason. In her privileged lifestyle she doesn’t quite fit
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-tbr
"Have you ever been so hurt and torn open you'd do anything to make the throbbing pain stop?"

Abby was a pro at projection. She learned at an early age to strike out before you were struck down.
A Princess of lies sporting her tarnished crown.
My heart bled for Abby she tried but people chose to ignore the truth - it is more fun to revel in the gossip
She wanted more...
more than the glitz -
more than just being a name.
She wanted to be seen - Truly seen.
Living My Best Book Life
Heartless Hero is the bully romance/enemies to lovers romance that you need in your life. I am a newbie to bully romance and Mary Catherine Gebhard just made me a fan. She created two amazing, complex characters in Abigail and Theo. This book is absolutely unputdownable and one of my favorite books of the year!

The story follows Abigail Crowne, the black sheep/Reject Princess of her family. She has never fit in with the rest of family so she has used all her frustration and turned it
Jessica Roessler
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mary Catherine Gebhard completely hit it out of the park with this story.
This book is a bully romance lover's dream story. It has everything that you adore in a great dark bully romance, and Theo Hound may now be joining one of the top 5 anti-hero's that you just hate to love, and just love way too much to fully hate.

Abigail is 100% the black sheep in her family of elite. Her siblings revel in her pain from her mother's cruel dislike of her.
She's the "reject princess", and her
Beyond The Covers Blog
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Wealth and privilege flow from the pages of Heartless Hero by Mary Catherine Gebhard.  This book tore me up, not because it was sad, but because it is so well written I could feel the pain and angst the main character Abigail was feeling.  Abigail is a character that you will love to hate but eventually as her personality grows you can’t help but love her as well.  Heartless Hero ends wonderfully but with you wanting more of the snobby pretentious siblings that torment Abigail through out the st ...more
LianaReads blog
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How can one write a review for a love story that didn’t supposed to happen but it overcome everything in its way?

“Love is fear. Fearing it can be taken away, but trusting him not to. Jumping into a black abyss without a bungee cord.”

Bulling has and takes so many forms and shapes in life that sometimes even if you don’t want, there’s nothing else to do but accept and live with that life? At least that’s what I feel like many people are struggling with in our days and that’
Skye Yanovsky
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Heartless Hero was one of those books that had my stomach churning and my heart racing the entire book. This is a bully romance and second chance romance that will wreck you.
My heart simultaneously broke for and hated Theo. He was cold and cruel to Abigail, the lonely forgotten child of the Crowne family. All she wanted was to be loved. Instead she is treated so horribly by everyone but especially the one boy she thought would always love her. The tension and chemistry was palpable between Theo
World Of Books 65
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Is 21 year old Abigail Crowne really the person everyone thinks she is - born to wealth that only one can dream off the youngest of 3 the black sheep of this family that rules a small costal town of Crowne Point as if it was its own Principality their mansion even had its own Crowne Guard. But the world think she is fire starter, attention seeker, scandal maker. Abigail knowns though that she Unloved, uncared for and unwanted. The only friend she ever had was Theo; the boy she found on the stree ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-arc-reads
I have ZERO words for this review. At least none that will adequately explain what an evil genius MC Gebhard is!! MCG is a new-to-me author and I had my own party last night celebrating the fact that I discovered her and her magnificent writing. Her words are brilliant, bold, and captivating. Her characters are so raw and real that you do not read this book - you LIVE this book!

The story of Theo Hound, the bad boy orphaned bodyguard, and Abigail Crowne, the reject princess, will make

Bully... Check.

Second chance… Check.

Enemies to lovers… C H E C K .

To conclude, this book was written for moi.

I’ve been practically counting down the days to get this baby in my hands ever since the very first teaser was posted. And, boy, was the wait worth it.

The chemistry. The sexual tension. The quirky heroine. And the swoony AF anti-hero. Just some of many reasons why Heartless Hero is favourite book of 2019. Note: it is mid-October and this is the first t
Shaley- Pretty Little Book Blog
Heartless Hero just ruined my soul and then glued it back together. Secrets, promises, lust, POWER. This book has it all and so much more!!

When I started this book, I went in with a guess of how this was going to go. But this story is so much more than a bully, second chance, enemies to lovers romance. Mary created a story that will stay with me as one of the greatest bully romance stories out there.

Theo is the perfect amount of asshole and a broken man. He is a ruthless
Kandace Denys
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before I really dive into this review, I have something on my mind. And it will soon be on yours as well, if it’s not already.
MCG is an EMOTIONAL TERRORIST. There. I said it. No take backs.

Anyways. What the actual flub just happened to me? Theo is literal perfection. I like my boys mean, and Theo delivers. He’s callous, and unflinching, and stubborn, and so many other things. But under that layer is a whole other side. The guard dog, ever loyal, willing to battle. T
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Okay to be honest this is my first Mary G book! So let’s see how it goes! But to be honest i saw the blurb and was instantly hooked.

Abigail is the misunderstood one between her and her siblings and none of them get along and Theo is now her new bodyguard. She’s been in love with Theo since before he went away and now that he’s back she doesn’t know if she still loves him or if she hates him.

Theo is such a meanie and in some parts i just wanted to smack him lol but then again i do lo
Taylor Graham
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow!!! This book blew me away!!! If you love bully romance, second chance, enemies to lovers, ANGST! This is the book for you! Heartless Hero was the first book by Mary Catherine Gebhard I’ve read and let me honestly say I will be reading more of her work! I went into this book completely blind. I didn’t read the blurb or anything. So I also advise everyone else to go in blind. I got the full impact of emotions this book throws at you. If you love a cold hearted, a**hole, with a hidden sensit ...more
Pernilla B
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
🖤👑 Heartless Hero👑 🖤

This is officially my first book from this author and certainly it didn't disappoint and there's no turning back. I am thrust into the world of her words and work.

Can someone kindly extinguish these flames I've been consumed with after reading Heartless Hero please. The tension, sizzling chemistry and the push and pull between these two will suck you in and light you on fire.

Theo Hound, cold, calm and cruel. He's a tormentor and bully to the highest d
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