ARC Review: The Heart of a Hero by Janet Chapman

Posted March 4, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: The Heart of a Hero by Janet Chapman
The Heart of a Hero
by Janet Chapman

4 Stars


Released: Mar 5, 2013
Series: Spellbound Falls #4
Published by Jove
Pages: 353
Format: ARC

Heart of a Hero was charming and heartwarming, full of friendship, love and in this case a herd of extremely cheeky cats!” ~ Under the Covers

Nicholas, originally an Atlantian but now working as Director of Security in Nova Mare, can face down Roman legions and angry gods but somehow is having trouble keeping safe one stubborn 21st century woman. Julia Campbell doesn’t need Nicholas, the most eligible bachelor around, to be her hero not only will she risk all the single women in Spellbound Falls pushing her off the nearest mountain but she has had her heart broken and her reputation ruined once she refuses doing it again…no matter how tempting he is.

What I like about Janet Chapman’s books are her characters, they are always so warm and easy to like; Julia was no different, she comes from a troubled background and I loved seeing her bravery and determination to make her own life and her siblings life’s better. As for Nicholas…he had me at six and half feet tall, maybe it is because I am quite tall but having a hero that I could potentially climb like a tree is a big YES for me!

If you are after a fast paced and exciting book this probably isn’t for you, this more like a slow romantic stroll through a meadow rather than a mad dash through rocky terrain. Although there was a small amount of action, this was mostly about Nicholas and Julia’s path to their own happily ever after.

Like all Janet Chapman books Heart of a Hero was charming and heartwarming, full of friendship, love and in this case a herd of extremely cheeky cats! I recommend you give this series a try.


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About Janet Chapman

Janet Chapman is the author of twenty-two contemporary and magical romance novels, all of which are set in her beautiful state of Maine. She lives in a cozy log home on a beautiful lake with her husband, surrounded by an eclectic assortment of wildlife that she finds both entertaining and inspiring. Probably best known for her Highlander Series (a saga of twelfth century warriors rebuilding their clans in modern-day Maine that now spans three generations), Janet also has two spin-off magical series (Midnight Bay & Spellbound Falls) and several contemporary family series set on the coast and in the mountains. With over three million books printed in six languages, her stories regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller’s lists.

When she’s not writing (well, when she should to be writing but isn’t), Janet and her husband are traveling the state in their camper throughout all four seasons; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and generally rubbing elbows with Mother Nature while always keeping an eye out for colorful new characters—human and beast—to put in her stories.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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Diane Sallans
Diane Sallans

I’ve read all the books in the connected series- Highlander series, Midnight Bay series and this spellbound Falls – really looking forward to this next installment!


I adore Janet’s book and each new release is a “Must Read Immediately”. Her beloved Maine reminds me of my Oregon and she liberally sprinkles in magic and Highlanders ;-). The as an added bonus he has animals woven in and you get a rich romance!


Thanks Suz for the great review!

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks for a great reviewvSuz.

Kathleen O
Kathleen O

Thanks for brining this series to my attention. Great review. I have to get all the other books now.

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