A Raven's Heart

A Raven's Heart #(2020)

A Raven's Heart

A Raven's Heart

  • Title: A Raven's Heart
  • Author: K.C. Bateman
  • ISBN: 9780804181518
  • Page: 498
  • Format: ebook
A Raven's Heart By K.C. Bateman,



August 1815 The war with France is officially over, Napoleon s an exile on St Helena, but Europe is still a very dangerous place to be.Kidnapped and held for ransom at nineteen, ducal heir William Ravenwood knows the only person he can rely on is himself Now part of a spy ring that includes his friends Nicolas and Richard Hampden, he s the smuggler known as The Raven, aAugust 1815 The war with France is officially over, Napoleon s an exile on St Helena, but Europe is still a very dangerous place to be.Kidnapped and held for ransom at nineteen, ducal heir William Ravenwood knows the only person he can rely on is himself Now part of a spy ring that includes his friends Nicolas and Richard Hampden, he s the smuggler known as The Raven, a ruthless agent who specializes in rescuing hostages and prisoners of war from captivity.Raven longs to discover the fate of his colleague, Christopher Kit Carlisle, who s been missing, presumed dead, for over two years He s also equally determined to stay away from the one thing he knows is dangerous to his health the bane of his life, his best friends infuriating and provocative little sister, Heloise.Heloise is a brilliant code breaker, one of the English government s most valuable assets She s also loved Raven for years, but considering that he rejected her at sixteen, before her face was scarred rescuing her brother from an icy river, she s certain he doesn t want her now, despite his outrageous flirting.But when Heloise decodes a message that proves Kit is alive and a prisoner in Spain, Raven realizes she s in grave danger With French agents determined to silence her, he ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe even if that means taking her to Spain with him as an unwilling hostage.As they face French deserters and Spanish freedom fighters, Raven and Heloise try to ignore the simmering attraction that s been building between them for eight long years The differences between them are striking but they ve always had a strange underlying bond Heloise might be scarred outwardly, but Raven s wounds are all on the inside He knows he s not worthy of her love a shadowed Hades pining for sun kissed Persephone but he s not above showing her passion for the short time they re together.A master at decoding complex messages, Heloise finds Raven frustratingly hard to read, but as their lives hang in the balance she s determined to unravel his secrets and unlock his dark, elusive heart


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4.5 stars rounded up.I fairly raved about K.C Bateman s d but novel, To Steal a Heart, earlier this year It s the rare first book that gets that sort of praise, but Ms Bateman s writing, characterisation, plotting and dialogue were so exceptionally good, and the book overall was so enjoyable that I couldn t do anything other than award it DIK status Naturally, I hoped that her second book, A Raven s Heart, would be as good and simultaneously worried that it might not be but I m happy to say that [...]

2.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Heloise and William have danced around each other for a long time As his bestfriend s little sister, William has tried to distance himself from Heloise while she has decided after once being rejected by him to protect her heart They both have their share of scars, both internally and physically, but staying apart might be hurting them than helping With [...]

A Raven s Heart by K.C Bateman is book two in the Secrets and Spies series I have read the previous book but this book is a standalone book for sure This is the story of Heloise Hampden and William de l Isle, Viscount Ravenwood.Ravenwood is a spy along with Heloise s brothers Ravenwood and Heloise s brothers are like family but there has always been something between Heloise and him But when Ravenwood was about 18 years he turned down Heloise feelings when she tried to move forward with her feel [...]

I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review I must say that I must have had enough of the same old I m too good for her trope.And here it is the leitmotiv of the whole story They lust for one another, but they both think they re not good enough for the other So what did he do He treated her like an idiot not that she s not acting like that all by herself to keep her at distance But, at the same time he didn t want to let her go with her life.I could understand her bewilderment poor [...]

ARC Netgalley for honest review Rating 4.5What an enriching and character driven romance Our tortured hero, Raven was taken at the age of nineteen and held for ransom Unfortunately his grandfather never paid the ransom thinking he could hire someone to rescue Raven Sadly during this time he was tortured and at some point escaped on his own He was changed from that point on, feeling betrayed and broken He became a spy for the English crown and was very good at what he did Lady Heloise was the sis [...]

I loved TO STEAL A HEART, Ms Bateman s debut novel, and the first book in her Secrets and Spies series I was hoping that A RAVEN S HEART would be just as good, and I certainly wasn t disappointed Six years ago, nineteen year old William de L Isle, Viscount Ravenwood Raven , was kidnapped and held for ransom A proud and stubborn man, his grandfather, the Duke of Avondale, refused to pay the kidnappers, hoping to thwart their plans by hiring Bow Street Runners to find his grandson Meanwhile, Willi [...]

ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley Historical romance is a genre that is hit or miss for me I often either find the heroine to be too modern and not believableor so of her time that I am not able to relate Heloise was neither She was feminine, appropriate for the time, and still relatable The reason that Raven would be attracted to her was readily apparent.Raven was also enjoyable Capable, heroic, but also passionate and clearly in love with Heloise.ough denying it adamantly and to anyo [...]

A Raven s Heart is both the second in K.C Bateman s Secrets and Spies series and her second published book and what an exciting new addition to the genre she is I was originally urged to read her d but novel To Steal a Heart when it was first published by a respected friend reviewer who was extremely impressed by it, but for various reasons, kept putting it off now I m wondering why on earth I didn t jump to it immediately, because my friend knew me better than I knew myself and I was quite blow [...]

Raven and HeloiseThe bickering and banter in this work was so sweet Two people hopelessly in love, but bound and determined to stay apart I mean, a man cannot lust after his best friends little sister after all I enjoyed reading the push and pull of the protagonists as they navigated the vagaries of a life and death mission If you like a romance where the declarations are clear in the individuals heads, but not public, you will enjoy this work.

4.5 helmsPlease follow me on my blog Review originally posted on Vellum VoyagesGet ready to feel the yearn in this book Raven Heloise just burn up the pages We get a tease of their story in To Steal A Heart and now that we get to read their story in A Raven s Heart it does not disappoint The chemistry was scorching between these two and boy was it fun to watch them both struggle against their wills for each other William Ravenwood Raven is tortured by his past after being kidnapped at nineteen a [...]

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review This is the first book I ve read by K C Bateman, but it definitely won t be the last because I LOVED it This is the second book in the Secrets and Spies series, but I haven t read the first book so I can truthfully tell you that this can be read as a stand alone book However, I enjoyed this one so much I m going to read the first one and then look forward to the next one The characters are complex, t [...]

5 out of 5 witty starsThis is a comedic romance story with a great set of characters You love them right from the beginning That s how it is with me When you go, all the light goes, too He sounded both defiant and vulnerable Heloise is just at the right age where the marriage proposals come from every angle, and even after she was in an accident that left her with a scared face, the marriage proposals still came, and her father was pushing her to pick someone, so she would be properly wedded Exc [...]

4.25 StarsWhy I Read ItI adored the first book in the series, To Steal a Heart Heloise and Raven were very minor characters in that book, but it was obvious that their story would be epic I also was very lucky to receive a review copy from Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.What I Liked About It1 Heloise was fantastic She was smart, generous, and willing to learn from her mistakes I just loved the whole concept of her being a code breaker and liked the little tidbits the au [...]

Viscount Ravenwood, Raven to his friends, has found himself in many dangerous situations during his years as a spy, but his latest orders to protect Miss Hampden, a talented codebreaker, will be his most dangerous yet For he has grown up alongside Heloise Hamden, as a best friend to her brothers, and has wanted her for as long as he can remember But after his captivity, and the many unscrupulous things he has done for his country since then, Raven knows that she can never be his she is too pure, [...]

This is my first book by this author but will not be my last I enjoyed the banter between Ravenwood and Heloise as well as the plot.Ravenwood lives next to the Hampdens and her brothers are his best friends They currently are spies working for Lord Castlereagh Heloise has always been in love with Ravenwood but feels her facial scar makes her unattractive She also works for the government as a code breaker When she breaks a code saying a British operative is still alive but being held, Ravenwood [...]

Wow, what a scorcher This book has everything snappy dialogue, banter back and forth between Raven and Heloise and chemistry that sizzles Right from the opening pages, I was drawn in to this story The interactions between the two main characters was electric and, of course, I was rooting for them all through the book Ms Bateman has done herself proud with the second book in her Secrets and Spies series She is a master at teasing out a scene Who knew a look could ravish one so completely I adored [...]

I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review and I am so glad I did Raven and Heloise have a chemistry that leaps off the page Raven is a Duke, but a spy first Heloise has been the girl next door that has annoyed him to distraction most of his life Raven must now protect Heloise a brilliant code breaker that has broken a code that will set her up for assassination This novel was elegantly written with the perfect amount of detail and excitement that you could not put it down The chara [...]

Very enjoyable book Both hero and heroine were likable and their chemistry sizzling They both adored each other and they both had scars, heroine physical and hero emotional I would have liked an epilogue with cute babies though.

Loved itI really enjoyed this book Loved the characters Great writing that kept you turning pages Lots of action Highly recommend this book

I d like to thank Ms Bateman, Loveswept, Penguin Random House for allowing me to review this title in exchange for an honest review.Friendly enemies since Lord Ravenwood became close friends with Heloise Hampden s brothers, the two have fought their love for each other for years Then Heloise cracks the code of an important missive from France, and Raven, a spy for the crown, immediately rushes to the aide of a friend held captive, taking Heloise along for further code breaking and to keep her sa [...]

Marvellous novel Honestly I was surprised, I truly liked her first romance and I hoped the second would have been as good Well, A Raven s Heart is perfect I was so charmed and amused by the wittiness of the protagonists banters and squabbles, I was captured by their mutual attraction and passion I love nothing better than a long harboured love between friends I even deeply enjoyed the background story and spy romances are certainly not my favourite This novel is no doubt among those I will rerea [...]

First of all, please read the first book in the series You don t need to read it to appreciate this story, but the first story is fantastic and we get to meet both Raven and Heloise The first book is a battle of wills between the main characters on a physical level, while in the second book they battle on a intellectual level K.C Bateman s writing is engaging, the pacing perfect and the characters the right amount of imperfect For romance reviews, check out my website katherinasbooks.wordpress [...]

5 decoding the Raven s heart stars Honestly I think this read is my favorite historical romance read to date It was fascinating mixing suspense, history, romance and wit I laughed a lot because of the play between the hero and heroine and how both wanted so desperately to be with each other This was my first time reading K.C Bateman but if Bateman continues writing like this, I ll continue reading

Yes, Yes and More Yes I absolutely loved this second installment in the Secrets and Spies series I wasn t thrilled with the first one but saw where the potential was there for greatness and I was not disappointed at all This book is fantastic It s host to some of the best characters in historicals that I ve come across in a while I love the angst of the two characters being in love but denying it to each other and to themselves And seriously, how fun was it to have the gypsy s in the story I jus [...]

Heloise is William s Raven best friends little sister Raven grew up with Heloise s brothers Richard and Nicolas and they were still friends and all spies Heloise has always loved Raven and had told him when she was sixteen but he rejected her Heloise has a scar on her face from a accident and feels unattractive because of it Raven is a spy and has to kill on occasion and doesn t feel he is good enough for Heloise William had changed when he had been kidnapped at nineteen six years earlier Raven [...]

Another code breaker is murdered, William de l Isle, Viscount Ravenwood Raven a spy for the Foreign Office is told he is to protect Heloise Hampden, their best code breaker Raven and Heloise are neighbours, but Raven has avoided Heloise for the past six years, even though she is the subject of his most erotic fantasies Raven accepts his mission, he will do it, even if it kills him he is the best at what he does Heloise has been smitten with Raven for those six years, but she s convinced he doesn [...]

Another code breaker is murdered, William de l Isle, Viscount Ravenwood Raven a spy for the Foreign Office is told he is to protect Heloise Hampden, their best code breaker Raven and Heloise are neighbours, but Raven has avoided Heloise for the past six years, even though she is the subject of his most erotic fantasies Raven accepts his mission, he will do it, even if it kills him he is the best at what he does Heloise has been smitten with Raven for those six years, but she s convinced he doesn [...]

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review, which was originally posted on book blog Will Read for Feels.I just love Regency heroines who refuse to be relegated to debutante status and the Marriage Mart, so I was immediately intrigued by K.C Bateman s A Raven s Heart, book 2 in her Secrets and Spies series After all, not only is Heloise Hampden a lady of remarkable intellect, she s used her [...]

England, Spain, EgyptAn adventure that Miss Heloise Caroline Hampden never imagined that she would liveHeloise, the youngest daughter and overprotected of a noble, is beautiful and had a privileged mind What started as a curiosity, made her one of the best translators and expert in discovering the codes of the French, in full Napoleonic war.But still, she had to do it all in the safety of her home while her two brothers, Nic and Richard, were indeed spies.In addition, there was a reason for her [...]

FOR ME THIS IS ACTUALLY A 3.5 STAR READ Heloise Hampden is a cryptographer for the British Government during the Napoleonic wars William Ravenwood is the heir to a dukedom, but he is also a spy for the British Government He has been responsible for assassinations as well as gathering information He considers himself unworthy of love because of what he has had to do in his work as a spy.Heloise and Raven have known one another since childhood Helena s two brother s are also involved in spying for [...]


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