Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

She has a passion for unlocking secrets of the past… 

Archaeologist Carter Wessex is drawn to Farrell Mountain to solve a centuries old mystery-and to find a fortune in hidden gold. One thing stands in her way: Nick Farrell, a notorious corporate raider with way too much sex appeal and no patience for trespassers on his land. After an explosive introduction, Carter abandons the project… but with Nick in hot pursuit.

What she finds is more valuable than gold…

Though wary of Nick’s change of heart, Carter is soon swept up into the mystery-and the arms of a man she swore she’d never fall for. As buried secrets surface and passion grows, the shocking details of the missing gold are revealed. So are Nick’s true motives, leaving Carter to wonder if everything between them has been just another cunning ruse… and if Nick has more secrets yet to share. It will take a heart of gold to find the truth-and have faith in a timeless love…

I’m having a really hard time writing this review because, believe it or not, I didn’t actually enjoy this book. Gah, it almost causes me pain to have to admit that because J.R Ward (writing as Jessica Bird) is one of my favourite authors ever. But it was an effort for me to get through this book. It was just so… blegh, you know?

Heart of Gold tells us the story of Carter Wessex and Nick Farrell. Carter is a beautiful archaeologist with a passion for old, dirty things. Nick is a ruthless businessman who has no problem trampling anyone who gets in his way. So this is clearly a case of opposites attract. Only… I just didn’t feel it. These two were a little too opposite for me and I couldn’t see how they would find any middle ground. But anyway, these two meet when Carter goes to ask Nick if she can dig around on his mountain to find a missing historically significant something-or-other. Nick doesn’t hesitate to answer Carter’s request with a resounding no. So after some snotty remarks, withering glares and melodramatic door slamming, Carter leaves Nick’s office. It’s only after their heated little exchange that Nick realises that Carter is in fact the estranged daughter of one of his business partners. Nick, being the opportunistic businessman that he is, wonders exactly how grateful said business partner would be if he organised some sort of reconciliation between the two. This makes Nick promptly change his mind about allowing Carter up on his mountain to look for the what’s-it. The story progresses in a fairly predictable manner from there.

I feel kinda disloyal that I didn’t enjoy this book. I really tried; I wanted to enjoy this book. But the story line did nothing for me, Carter was ultimately forgettable, and Nick was an ass. Definitely not one of the WARDen’s better books, but I still love her…

The cheapest place that I’ve found to buy Heart of Gold at WHSmith. But I’ve never used it before so if it doesn’t work for you check out old reliable Amazon.


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