This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Heartbreaker, The
Date of Review: 09/26/04
The Heartbreaker is a story about children: a 10-year-old who has seen the evil side of life, an innocent 7year-old with an angel-like personality, and a chubby blue-eyed tot with sultry dark skin. Three little girls, who have one thing in common, they share the same biological father – Viscount Farley.
Desperately, James Lindford, Viscount Farley is trying to amend his rakish ways. He is taking responsibility for his illegitimate offspring. He has acknowledged their existence; he has purchased them from their greedy mothers; and now he plans to raise them himself. It all sounds so neat and tidy – it is anything but . . .
Phoebe Churchill is a pure country woman, a woman with a loving manner, and a kind heart. A woman who just happens to have raised one of the viscount’s by-blows as her own. Phoebe Churchill is not happy when the lustful viscount comes calling.
Rexanne Becnel does a good job with this simple storyline. Phoebe Churchill is a wonderful creation from this writer’s imagination – a simple, pure figment. On the other hand, James Lindford is a scoundrel. Becnel writes him as an experienced man about town, a man who has never heard the word “No!” uttered from a woman’s lips. The reader gets to share in the fun as Becnel and Phoebe bring this rogue to his senses. My, my! What diversion the reader has because the author takes her time with this knave. She does not reform him overnight; no, by delaying, the author creates a more digestible story.
However, it is the three little girls and their manner that steal the book’s thunder. Becnel has captured the very essence of childhood and the reader gets to savor every minute. A good story, very nicely drawn by Rexanne Becnel.
- Rating: A-
- Sensuality: Very Steamy