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Heart Choice
by Robin D. Owens

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
352 pages; ISBN: 0425203964

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Heart Choice
Robin D. Owens
Berkley, Jul 2005, $6.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0425203964

On Celta, after years away mourning the deaths of his loved ones due to the Celtan Angh virus, thirty-two years old Straif Blackthorne comes home to Druida City. He plans to find a cure, marry a fertile woman, and repopulate his line of which he is the last “Mohegan”.

Straif hires For Leaf Clover designer Mitchella Clover to fix up his neglected home. She is the only sterile member of a very fertile family as she suffered from Macha’s Disease as a child. Mitchella recognizes Straif beyond just his being a First Family with incredible power and the man she loves, but though he loves her too he refuses to have anything more than a fling with her because he rejects a barren spouse.

The forth Celta fantasy romance is filled with plenty of heart and flair as Mitchella knows she found her life’s Heartmate and willingly gifts her heart to him, but Straif insists that though he loves her he has a duty to continue the Blackthorne line. The lead couple is a delightful pairing because he stubbornly clings to his belief of siring the next generation so that he fails to see the obvious. Straif’s feline familiar adds comic relief though some readers will feel Drina interrupts the exhilarating love story of two stupendous genial scarred souls who belong together.

Harriet Klausner


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