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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold [Kindle Edition]

J.R. Ward
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She has a passion for unlocking the secrets of the past…

Archaeologist Carter Wessex is drawn to Farrell Mountain to solve a centuries old mystery- and find a fortune in hidden gold. One thing stands in her way: Nick Farrell, a notorious corporate raider with no patience for trespassers on his land, and way too much sex appeal. After an explosive introduction, Carter abandons the project…but with Nick in hot pursuit.

What she finds is something more valuable than gold…

Though wary of Nick’s change of heart, Carter is soon swept up into the mystery- and the arms of a man she swore she’d never fall for. As buried secrets surface and passion grows, the shocking details of the missing gold are revealed. So are Nick’s true motives, leaving Carter to wonder…has everything between them been just another cunning ruse? And how many more secrets has he yet to share? It will take a heart of gold to find the truth—and have faith in a timeless love...  

About the Author

Jessica Bird has been spinning tales since she could string sentences together. She is also the author of Leaping Hearts. A graduate of Smith College, Jessica is an attorney who is admitted to practice in two states. Her dream, however, is to someday live a life devoted to writing love stories. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 619 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0451237587
  • Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (31 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007K3D5VQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.7 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good read 23 Jan 2014
By valerie
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was a good read although not a series these books has kept me enthralled all the way through, I would recommend it to all near and far
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea 16 Mar 2013
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When I was introduced to the Black Dagger Brotherhood I fell in love with this whole new take on vampires and, if I`m being brutally honest, with the WARDen ;-)
So when Heart of Gold appeared on my list of recommendations I didn't hesitate. I really wish I had!
In short, I found the lead guy Nick, underwhelming and his aggression mildly irritating. I also waited, in vain it turns out, for there to be some point to his being struck down by such debilitating migraines. I don't understand the reasoning behind making a fairly big deal out of something that doesn't become integral to the story. But maybe I missed something?
Carter was just plain boring and pretty one dimensional, in fact for me, that kind of sums up the whole thing. It's cliched, predictable and really nothing more than a run of the mill romance that you`d read on a sunny beach somewhere and forget the second you closed the book.
I really wanted to like this book and whilst I understand it's appeal to some readers, it just didn't do it for me. BDB fans take care, try before you buy!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 10 Aug 2014
By Jaxie
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I enjoy this authors fantasy series and I found this more contemporary, true life story engaging and enjoyable.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 21 July 2003
By Tracy Marsac - Published on
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Carter Wessex arrives home from an archaeologist dig with only two things on her mind--cleaning all the dirt from under her finger nails and killing whatever is growing in her dirty laundry. Then best friend Grace Hall calls to coerce her into solving the Winship mystery surrounding Farrell Mountain. Carter knows this is a once in a lifetime chance to uncover the truth behind a 200 year old legend of buried gold, betrayal, and death. But Carter knows it's futile to even dream about digging on that mountain. Nick Farrell has no respect for "gold diggers" and loves nothing more than to kick them off his property. Cater makes the trip anyway and meets with Mr. Farrell. Three words pop into her head at her first look--intelligent, attractive, and powerful. Until he opens his mouth, then it's rude, arrogant, and insulting.
After meeting Carter, Nick realizes this woman is the estranged daughter of William Wessex. The very man Nick is involved in making a billion dollar deal with. He begins to wonder what it would be worth to Wessex for a chance to reconcile with the daughter who hasn't spoken to him in two years. Only after Nick falls for Carter does he find out how deep the bitter misunderstanding is between her and her father. His premeditated plans will drive Carter out of his life unless her love for him is stronger that her hurt.
As soon as I finished, my first thought was her next book can't be released soon enough for me. Everyone who read Jessica Bird's Leaping Hearts, Carter's cousin's story, knows what to expect and will not be disappointed with Heart of Gold. Very, very well written. The dialoge, the sub characters, plot, and sensuality were outstanding. My favortie part was Carter's discovery of Nick's secret. It took place far enough from the ending that there was plenty of time for the couple to resolve their issues.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid heroine! 4 Sep 2007
By Popsicle Toes - Published on
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I'm amazed at the 4-5 stars given for this book. Did I read the wrong book? I know I've read it a while back, but I still remember everything about it. I remember how I really, really, wanted to love this book. The story started out really good, with a great opening scene between the hero and heroine that pulled me right into their story. Unfortunately, things started to go downhill the moment the heroine stepped foot on the mountain. She's undoubtedly the stupidest and most annoying heroine ever written!!

First: she knows there's something strange going on, and she's being threatened by her competitor (repeateadly, mind you) who means her harm. Yet, she refuses to tell the hero about it (after being asked REPEATEDLY by the hero), or takes any kind of safety precaution. To top it off, she continues to expose herself to danger, all alone by herself on the mountain, even knowing full well someone is there to harm her!! How stupid is THAT???

Second: her so called 'fall out' with her father?? Pfft!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the explanation. So she cut off her relationship with her father over that stupid menial reason???

So the heroine ruins the book for me and I can't say anything good about this book after that. Sorry...
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book 5 Jun 2003
By Teri L. Perez - Published on
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Archeologist Carter Wessex has been given a grant to unlock Revolutionary War secrets, buried with a doomed party of minutemen, on Farrell Mountain. That is, if she can convince Nick Farrell, the mountain's owner, a.k.a., tycoon and corporate raider, to let her dig there. Nick reluctantly agrees to let her do so, but also establishes ground rules that Carter is less than happy with. Carter's name seems familiar, and when Nick realizes who she is related to, his cool business façade tells him he may stand to benefit all around from this decision. Little does he realize what lies in store for his heart!
Arrogant, with a temper to boot, Nick's life starts to change the minute Carter walks on to his mountain. Using the excuse of keeping an eye on her work, soon Nick can't keep his eyes off Carter, and fireworks fly between these two. As the dig progresses, interesting artifacts and skeletons turn up, along with an unsavory associate of Carter's, showing more interest than what seems appropriate in her findings. Carter's dad also makes an appearance, shattering the protective shell she has conveniently built around herself, and questioning Nick's business motives with her dad. Is he just using her to conveniently close another deal, breaking her heart in the process?
The associates that Carter bring on the dig, and other members of Nick's family, provide some great moments, adding nice secondary features and slices of humor along the way. I really liked the different archeological story line, and the many bits of history were very interesting, and not overdone. I must add, that this Farrell reminds me of another, that being Matt Farrell from Judith McNaught's "Paradise", who is one of my favorite leading men. Needless to say, I loved this book and look forward to more from this incredible author!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book! 19 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on
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This is the first book I've read by this author and I couldn't put it down! I just finished ordering all the rest of her books I could find and am looking forward to reading them. I was hesitant to read Heart of Gold since I had never heard anything about the author before, so needless to say I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of read. I think it's safe to say Ms.Bird will undoubtedly gain the recognition and great reviews she deserves and hopefully will be writing lots more books in the future.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HEART OF GOLD - A golden heart-warming contemporary! 26 Jun 2003
By Patricia Rouse - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"Jessica Bird continues to soar with her second heartwarming contemporary, HEART OF GOLD for Ballantine/Ivy in April 2003. Archeologist/professor Carter Wessex is determined to get permission to dig in the mountains of billionaire, Nick Farrell's property in upstate NY to unravel a mystery and hopefully discover gold lost during the American Revolution. At first arrogant entrepreneur, Nick refuses the feisty Carter's request but he quickly changes his mind when he realizes who Carter's father is and that it could be advantageous to his latest business deal. This arrangement might be a deal maker for Nick's corporation but it could prove a heart breaker to his growing relationship with Carter when she finds out about his deal with her estranged father. With a delightful secondary love story between Nick's diabetic teenage nephew and Carter's dig partner's teenage daughter added to the highly combustible chemistry between the headstrong main couple, readers will enjoy one winning romance! HEART OF GOLD proves Jessica Bird's writing is golden with her inherent ability to pen terrific, touching, unique contemporaries that will guarantee romance readers will be her fans for life!"
Patricia Rouse, Rouse's Romance Readers Groups
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