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The Heart's Victory

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,366 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
"Foxy loves Lance" - it had been true when she was a teenager, but now...? No longer a gangly adolescent, Foxy was still attracted to Lance, but his involvement with auto racing scared her even while his slightest touch thrilled and tormented her.

It wouldn't be easy for them to compromise, but compromise they would as they moved closer to the final victory of the heart and
Mass Market Paperback, Language of Love #16 - Tuberose, 220 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Silhouette (first published 1982)
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Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

*3,5 stars*

This is one of the first books written by Nora Roberts. She wrote it in the early eighties and like many of the Harlequin books written then it focuses mainly on the heroine and not much on the relationship development. Also, the few hot scenes are the fade out kind.

That being said, I really liked her insight into to F1 racing world, Foxy and Lance couple, Foxy relationship with her brother and, how using minimum words, NR managed to create a secondary love story.

I also enjoyed the
Jul 06, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Este libro es... No me salen las palabras, ¡por Dios!¿dónde estaba mi autora favorita cuando escribió esto?
Última Parada es de lo peor que he leido de esta autora. Hasta la mitad de la novela va bien(sin pasarse, pero todo lo bien que puede ir un harlequin normalito, normalito) pero luego llegamos a la segunda parte y ahí es cuando mi cabeza no consigue casar el nombre de Nora Roberts con "ésto".
Si por algo caracteriza esta autora es por crear protagonistas femeninas fuertes e independientes y
Kristie (fabk)
I love Nora Roberts books. I really do, but this one just didn't do it for me. I wanted to like Foxy, she had great potential as a character. I just found that none of the characters were developed very much. I feel like I was only getting part of the story. It was very rushed and I know it would have done better as a longer story.
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
One of Nora Roberts earliest books. The story is very romantic, a little Rhett Butler. I always love to read the earlier works of my favorite authors. It's so much fun to see how far their writing has improved. Even the best writers keep improving. Especially if they take it seriously, like the great Nora Roberts. The greatest writers are the ones who just keep on writing, and as an avid reader, I say thank you!
Maria D.
Jun 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is my fav book....
Well, I hope I can meet a guy like Lance...
Aug 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Andrea O'Brien
May 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well I just found my least favourite so far.
Roberts tried to put in two concurrent love stories but didn't put the extra pages in. Both stories felt rushed and incredibly surface. I didn't feel like I got a good read on any of the characters here. Not to mention that there was a serious return to the domineering asshat hero. When the "intimate" scenes use the word "bruising" as a common verb I find that my disinterest turns into mild disgust. Especially when one of them starts as assault but it
Dec 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: nora-roberts
Foxy has never forgotten or gotten over Lance Matthews. Growing up in the professional racing circuit after her parents died, Fox has always been second to her brother's love of the race. But now, ten years later, she has her own life as a professional photographer and she's once again thrust into the racing circuit for a story and Lance Matthews is back.

Lance Matthews is her brother's best friend and the money man who is designing race cars instead of driving them. He's always been fascinated b
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Última parada

Excelente y muy linda y me a gustado historia no es muy larga ,el personaje de lance es magnífico y el tema central del libro son las carreras profesionales de e disfrutado mucho.
Vona Bowling
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Another shorter Nora romance. Love, hate, tempestuousness with a heartfelt discussion at the end. Fun fluff.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read this book in the Anthology Forever.

I enjoyed the supporting characters but I did not care for the main characters which made this story just OK for me, not a very good read.
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Тц, не ми хареса никак. Едно че е хаотична и повърхностна, ама толкова елементарна вече ми дойде повече. Не става за второ четене.
May 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Personally, this book didn't do it for me. I found myself frequently looking up from the pages thinking about how this couldn't possibly relate to anyone. I finished it but would not recommend it.
Serena Miles
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El libro ha estado bastante bien, aunque si me dicen que es de otra autora me lo creo. Me ha faltado la pizca de Nora Roberts que me gusta... ese enganche que hace con sus protagonistas, no se explicarme

yo le pondria de nota un 8
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Bukan salah satu buku favorite saya. Tetapi menarik untuk dibaca. Saya belajar satu hal yang menarik dalam membaca buku ini, yaitu mengenai car race. DAlam buku ini banyak sekali dipergunakan istilah2 yang lazim dalam dunia car race, juga resiko2nya.
Dan bukan hal yang mudah bila kita menyaksikan orang yang kita cintai, mengadu nyawanya untuk sebuah ego, hal tersebut yg dirasakan oleh Cyntia, dan membuat dia memutuskan untuk menjauh dari dunia balap, tetapi karena pekerjaan, membawa dia kembali k
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book has great dialogue and interesting characters, shows plenty of research into the world of international racing and cars, and has a good plotline. My only problem with it is the title, which is somewhat humdrum when viewed against the contents. Ms. Roberts paints a word picture that brings Monte Carlo and other racing venues to life as well as showing an understanding of people's emotions and reactions. It turned out to an unexpectedly great read. Unexpected because it's a Silhouette Cl ...more
May 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It had me for a few chapters on and off. But overall the characters kept flip flopping. For example the main character Foxy, 80s photographer is at times this strong capable woman who is on the verge of being complex- but then she becomes this weepy virgin who takes crap from her man. And did I mention they have to get married before they have sex... right. It's dated. I get that. But it's like Nora Roberts personal style of strong women and capable men who are kind and witty was fighting agains ...more
Tania Martins
Dentro do estilo da Nora achei este dos mais fraquinhos que já li! Não sei, acho que faltou romance e depois todo o universo do livro que é o automobilismo e as corridas de Indianapolis não diz grande coisa coisa ao leitor europeu, acho que é muito próprio dos americanos e ao ler só me lembrava do filme Dias de Tempestade com o Tom Cruise...

Achei aquele volte face do acidente muito previsivel e o casamento da maneira que foi absurdo, gostei daquela referência no final quando ele diz que (view sp
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I first read The Heart's Victory when it was originally released as a Silhouette romance back when I was a young teen in the early 80s, and despite the fact that the books that Nora Roberts writes now are so much better, this one remains a favorite. It was one of Roberts first books and it shows- it is dated, much too short, and there could have been so much more character development- but there is just something about it that appeals to me, so much so that I've read it dozens of times over the ...more
Ani Purditasari
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Buku ini bercerita tentang Foxy yang sudah tertarik pada Lance sedari kecil.
Setelah beberapa tahun tidak bertemu dan Foxy pun sudah dewasa, ternyata perasaannya terhadap Lance tidak berubah.
Jalan ceritanya sih standar menurutku, cerita tentang perasaan suka sejak kecil hingga dewasa, dengan dibumbui konflik batin Foxy yang harus memilih menyalahkan Lance atas kecelakaan kakaknya atau memaafkan Lance dan terjebak semakin jauh dalam cinta sang pembalap tampan membuat novel ini cukup menarik untuk

¡Cuánto ha mejorado el estilo de esta mujer! Comparando este libro escrito hace casi treinta años con otros posteriores o más recientes, se nota cómo ha progresado esta maravillosa escritora para convertirse en lo mejor que hay en cuanto a novela romántica contemporánea.

Aunque esta novela se deja con un regular, ¡viva la Roberts!
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. It involved racing which is one of my favorite sports. Even though it was Formula One I still got really into the book. The book was very good. The contrast between the two characters really kept you going and wanting to read more.
Jane O'Reilly
Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a re-release of one of her very early titles. The Robert's style is there, but it's not yet refined, and there is sex that is almost forced and a hero who doesn't quite have enough grip on his temper. Racing driver meets photographer. Older brother's best friend trope.
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I know its an older book and I know its a romance in the true sense of the word but I honestly enjoyed this book a great deal. The characters were interesting, with enough depth and extras thrwon in to make for a very good read
May 30, 2016 marked it as zeroes-and-dnf
DNF. I got up to 30%, which isn't bad for an old-school NR, but now I'm bored with this. (Also, the guy who respects the female lead's boundaries is boring, and the one who kisses her against her will is hot? 80's romance, man: they're twisted af.)
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro me encanta. Es una historia bastante cortita pero muy intensa.
Me gusta Foxy y Lanche. Hacen buena pareja. Una novela contemporánea muy intensa y llena de velocidad.
Te hace pasar un rato divertido y te quedas con ganas de más.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Oy vey, I used to read Silhouette books. How far I have drifted. This book I can barely remember. I can only go by my recorded rating of enjoyable.
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read2011
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Yulia Anggraini
g nyangka klo mereka bakal merid dpertengahan cerita...kejutan yang menyenangkan sebenarx cz sejauh yg bsa aq ingat jarang dapet NR yg tokohx merid n menjalani kehidupan pernikahan... ;p
Oct 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: nora-roberts
Years ago Cynthia had indulged in dangerus pleasure with a dangerous man- now Lance was back on the circuit & accelerating her heartbeat.
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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