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Heartless, an all-new forbidden romance from R.C. Martin is available NOW!!

Title: Heartless

Author: R.C. Martin

Genre: Fiction/Forbidden Romance

Release: December 4, 2017

Host: Enticing Journey

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He was faithful, until he wasn’t.

She was honest, until first touch…

And against all that is pure and noble, they fell in love.


Warning: This is not one of those novels where the characters’ actions are justified. It is merely a story about two people–two flawed humans–who fall in love under forbidden circumstances. It is intended for audiences 18+ years of age due to explicit sexual content.




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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ +

Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Crikey! What on earth did I just go through with this book? A full scale battle would have been less emotionally draining. This author is known for writing books that are emotionally wrought. For weaving a story that is true to the human condition and that at our core none of us is perfect and we’re all prone to tripping whilst on our journey.

Michael is a man of principles and values. A solid love and respect of his extensive family and heritage. He believes in working hard and proving that he is worthy of the trust and faith of the people he works for/on behalf of. He is a compassionate man, battling with a heart aching tragedy in his past. A tragedy that his wife Veronica blocks him from sharing with her, her own pain and heartache is too much for her to bare and she dare not look weak.

Veronica is a woman who has stepped into her role a hundred and ten percent and moves through her day like a military strategist. The cracks in their marriage aren’t on display and nobody, and I mean NOBODY knows they are even there. I liked Michael’s drive, how he was with his family and how he was sexily bilingual.

‘This is how I know that what we have is right. This is how I know that she truly is the great love of my life. I would risk anything for her–I will risk everything for her–and I’ll harbour zero regrets.’ 

Blaine, a woman of simple means and loyal to a fault. Keeping her father well is top of her priorities, he already has issues with his heart and she loves him beyond description. She is a creature of habit and routine. Her father has always told her that she needs to be true to herself and just be happy. But happy isn’t who she is with her boyfriend Mateo. Blaine lives constantly being forgotten and shoved to the side for Mateo’s other passions. She is a dying ember in the fireplace, late at night. Her life filled me with pain and heartache, why couldn’t I just put her in my pocket and keep her and her heart safe from harm?

‘Is it possible to regret the pain you’re sure to inflict but not regret the actions that caused the pain? How can I regret that kiss? How I can I regret the most incredible moment I’ve ever shared with another human being in my entire life?’ 

Together, Michael and Blaine scorch the pages, from the moment they met it was clear where this was headed. A love story like no other I have had the pleasure of reading. Unlike most books of this topic, they try to fight the pull and they know what they are doing is wrong and yet their bond is so great they can’t not be together.

‘Her chest heaves against mine, and I got the feeling that she’s struggling for breath as much as I am, but neither one of us pulls away. This kiss is unstoppable, as I knew it would be. No. Not as I knew it would be. More than I imagined it could be. I can’t stop. I’m hooked.’ 

Heartless is a book that creates conversations and debates. A book that would cause huge discussions in a book group, heartless is a thought provoking, emotional tussle. A book that provokes feelings of joy when part of your mind is screaming that you should be horrified that this isn’t righteous behaviour for good decent people. That you’re wrong for hoping for this or for that to happen. It’s a strong pull of ice cold lemonade on scorching day with an added sour note of not enough sugar added.

This isn’t a book for everyone. People make epic mistakes and this book showcases superbly that wrong things done for the right reasons still have fallout and repercussions. It doesn’t shy away from the emotional backlash and stomach churning regret and disappointment of these actions.

‘It’s been difficult, but I’d ensure anything for the man who now kneels before me. I also know, simply by the way he holds me, that this hasn’t been easy for him, either. Nothing about our journey has been ideal. He’s here. That’s all that matters.’ 

This is the kind of book that I wish I could read again for the first time. Taboo is often done in a way where there is an easy way out. A reason why this or that happened. This isn’t the case here. This is the most realistic taboo book I have read in a very long time. Well done Ms Martin, very well done!



Image may contain: 1 person, selfie, close-up and outdoorI’m a born and bred Coloradan. While I now reside in Virginia, the land of the Rocky Mountains is where I’ve left a piece of my heart and where my characters come to life. I started writing love stories when I was seventeen, and I haven’t been able to stop! With me, you’ll find that I dabble in a few different romance genres, but my voice is one that’s all about the heart. Writing is my dream; and as a dreamer, you can rest assured that there are many more novels in my head that I can hardly wait to share.


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