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HORRID, CRUEL, VENGEFUL HERO THAT REVIEWERS FILL THEIR REVIEWS WITH ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY HATED HIM CHECKHEROINE FALLS IN LOVE WITH HIM FROM DAY 1 CHECKWhat, are you looking forchecks ARE YOU KIDDING, WHAT ELSE DO I NEED WHEN I HAVE ALL THIS Review to come. Note AgentScully recommended this book to me and since I ve already read it and don t have the stomach to do a re read, this review is from memory You know how garlic y foods are really good Say a Caesar salad But if the chef overdoes the garlic, you taste it for hours after You don t forget that salad, but you don t have fond memories of it, either.The Winter Heart has too much metaphorical garlic Recipe Take an idiot, martyr heroine and a selfish, thoughtless sister Let the heroine take Note AgentScully recommended this book to me and since I ve already read it and don t have the stomach to do a re read, this review is from memory You know how garlic y foods are really good Say a Caesar salad But if the chef overdoes the garlic, you taste it for hours after You don t forget that salad, but you don t have fond memories of it, either.The Winter Heart has too much metaphorical garlic Recipe Take an idiot, martyr heroine and a selfish, thoughtless sister Let the heroine take the blame for sister s actions.Add in a diabolical hero who wooed and then married the heroine with revenge in mind.Place in a snowbound cabin view spoiler Chill with the big reveal, revenge, hard physical labor, and Stockholm syndrome.After marinating for months, add in the garlic of the evil sister who gets new clothes, diamonds and an affair with the hero.Now crush another clove of escape on a snowmobile Mince yet another clove of a secret baby.Carefully roast a whole bulb of the heroine making a new life, the hero realizing he got it all wrong, and the hero in tears watching his pregnant wife who wants nothing to do with him.Serve in a big bowl of regret and amends because the baby is finally here hide spoiler Pass the breath mints because the evil sister is still alive and not sorry.This is an intense read and everyone who loves HP s should read it because it is a classic trainwreck full of angst and cruelty and emotion Thanks for reminding me of this story, AgentScully I couldn t get past the hero and his hateful, abusive methods of torture I was shocked that the heroine did not cave under the torture and was capable of even walking away The fact that she loved him, didn t make sense unless you want to buy into a stockholm syndrome The twisted baby plot at the end was a cop out by the author forcing them into a reconciliation that should never have happened.He deserved jail, and she needed therapy Not my view of romance If this had been labeled as a horro I couldn t get past the hero and his hateful, abusive methods of torture I was shocked that the heroine did not cave under the torture and was capable of even walking away The fact that she loved him, didn t make sense unless you want to buy into a stockholm syndrome The twisted baby plot at the end was a cop out by the author forcing them into a reconciliation that should never have happened.He deserved jail, and she needed therapy Not my view of romance If this had been labeled as a horror book, I could have stomached it But then in those books, the good guys usually win and the bad guys go to jail Well, I m a happy camper Enjoyed this vengeful hero, mistaken identity virgin heroine ride immensely Meg was the driver in the crash that killed her step mum who was in the passenger seat To honor her last dying wish, Meg at 17, became guardian to her young stepsister She left school, got a job, squelched her dreams of being an artist and devoted her energies to young Carol probably hoping she d grow up to be a kind, gracious young lady But alas no, she became the equivalent of today s se Well, I m a happy camper Enjoyed this vengeful hero, mistaken identity virgin heroine ride immensely Meg was the driver in the crash that killed her step mum who was in the passenger seat To honor her last dying wish, Meg at 17, became guardian to her young stepsister She left school, got a job, squelched her dreams of being an artist and devoted her energies to young Carol probably hoping she d grow up to be a kind, gracious young lady But alas no, she became the equivalent of today s selfie obsessed teen, the one who can t see past her own false eyelashes and sense of entitlement.Carol takes up a position as companion to a wheelchair bound rich society woman, whose husband couldn t take to a life of celibacy and usually dipped his hand, amongst other things, into the forbidden cookie jar labelled Other Women But boy, did he pick the wrong cookie Carol did not like being tossed in the trash after a few nibbles and one night, amid wild claims of being pregnant, drives off angrily with him in the passenger seat She crashes the car, he dies but she lives There should be a warning buzzer the next time someone decides to take a ride with these sisters Anyway, Carol had cunningly used Meg s name and social security number to be hired for this job so after some you owe me you killed my mama hysterics, she convinces Meg to tell the police that Meg was really the passenger and the husband the one actually driving the car Being HP land, they get away with it But the poor widow is devastated by the loss of her husband and his infidelity so she kills herself In the ensuing madhouse of publicity and tabloids during which her own fiance dumps her, Meg decides to just fuck it all and reboot her life She quits her job, sells everything, says adios to Carol who has hooked up with lightning speed to another loser and takes the first train out to the farthest town to escape She works part time and starts putting herself through business school so she can get a better career and eventually indulge in her passion of art She hears of a famous writer, Simon who is willing to pay exorbitantly for a typist so she signs up for it immediately Before long, they end up spending lots of time together She finds his rugged looks, charm and brilliance irresistible, and he is impressed she has brains as well as beauty and talent This mutual attraction society starts burning up into sexy love and he proposes marriage She is ecstatic and believes her life is finally turning around, the poor dear Simon suggests going up to a mountain lodge for their honeymoon far from the madding crowd After a quick, unromantic, registry marriage they begin a long, treacherous drive up mountains roads to the remote lodge where she starts having qualms The lodge is unfit to live in, with a 1920s kitchen, filthy rooms, bare necessities, no links to the external world and her new husband is displaying qualities synonymous with the weather a cold, harsh, wintry disposition He tells her they will be snowed in for the next few months and reveals his true identity Brother of the rich socialite who killed herself, Judger of Meg s evil deeds, Executor of punishment, Withholder of sex, Non listener of explanations, Determined penis controller, Failed penis controller, Oh shit you virgin but you still slut Shamer and Nevermind great sex conquers all Concluder.The best part of the book is how Meg deals with her new Jailor husband so I shall not ruin it with details Carol would have crumbled but Meg is a tough, resourceful cookie who understands his pain, loves him but also knows she has to get away from him Simon is deliciously devilish in his cruelty but never resorts to violence or forced sex He struggles against his love for Meg knowing details of his sister s anguish through her suicide letter and allows his hurt and anger to override his better judgement of her character Carol is a delightful villainess who literally gets away with murder with her drunk driving and digs her own grave with a mouth that doesn t shut up.Aside from the introduction of a bunch of unnecessary characters towards the end of the book which annoyingly detracted from the HEA, I will hold on to this book for a while A new fave Wow, this was one crazy story She not only married him but she went to the mountains with him He treats her like shit and she tries to clear it up and he just was a total asshole She should have let the sister take the consequences of her actions She was too sweet by far When he saw that she was going to have his baby after all that he did to her, he should have swallowed his pride and came to her However, I did like that he waited for her to talk to him as he felt he did not deserve her Wow, this was one crazy story She not only married him but she went to the mountains with him He treats her like shit and she tries to clear it up and he just was a total asshole She should have let the sister take the consequences of her actions She was too sweet by far When he saw that she was going to have his baby after all that he did to her, he should have swallowed his pride and came to her However, I did like that he waited for her to talk to him as he felt he did not deserve her He didn t at first, but I liked him at the end This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I do not deny that I enjoy the rather unrealistic for the real world, and campy in a very this is real to the people participating way, storylines of the Harlequin Presents line.This story has the marriage for revenge plot Simon is a writer whose sister is paralyzed in a car accident caused by a bimbo his brother in law was having an affair with When he goes to investigate, he finds out that Maggie was driving the car But it turns out, she wasn t Her younger sister was.He sets out to get r I do not deny that I enjoy the rather unrealistic for the real world, and campy in a very this is real to the people participating way, storylines of the Harlequin Presents line.This story has the marriage for revenge plot Simon is a writer whose sister is paralyzed in a car accident caused by a bimbo his brother in law was having an affair with When he goes to investigate, he finds out that Maggie was driving the car But it turns out, she wasn t Her younger sister was.He sets out to get revenge on the little tramp who ruined his sister s life He is going to get her to fall in love with him, marry her and take her off to a secluded cabin in the mountains and make her pay for what she did to his sister and her marriage That s probably the worst plan for revenge I ve ever heard Yet this book is a great story.Maggie is of course a really good, decent woman, who would never have an affair with a married man She s never had an affair at all She s too busy working and trying to make ends meet and taking care of her ungrateful Lolita esque sister In fact, she is terrified of cars ever since her mother died in a car accident and she was driving Instead of seeing that Maggie is a good and decent human being, Simon persists in believing her to be an amoral trampy gold digger, but finds himself attracted to her air of innocence all the same He hires her to be his secretary to help him transcribe his book, and romances her into marriage.Poor Maggie is none the wiser until they get to Simon s little cabin in the mountains where he takes her for their honeymoon, when he reveals his true colors He hates her guts and he wants to make her pay by making her his slave and taking her away from the glamorous world she lives in so she cannot seduce and destroy any other men Maggie protests her innocence on deaf ears He doesn t listen After all this, he still expects Maggie to help him with his book, and to do all the cooking and cleaning.This is not a book that you like for the hero, clearly I liked it for Maggie I could sympathize with her, and I hoped she made it out of this crazy situation with her sanity intact Of course, things change where Simon finds he wants to make her his real wife in every way Things heat up in the bedroom, although Maggie doesn t get why she would fall in love with a crazy, cruel man like Simon.All along, Maggie is showing her true colors That she is a good person, and she would never do what Simon has accused him of Of course, she turns out to be a real homemaker turning the sparsely furnished cabin into a home, cooking great meals on the antiquated stove, and taking up quilting He sees this, but thinks it s just an act Suddenly, the younger sister shows up, just when things sort of settle into an uneasy truce She has decided that she wants to take her sister s husband, since he s a rich man who can keep her in style The good news is that she is kind of dumb She says way too much, and pretty soon it s clear who the culprit was in his sister s hit and run accident, affirming Simon s doubts about Maggie s innocence.Maggie sees any dreams she had of a happy marriage going down the drain She had tried to get away initially, but to no avail This time she succeeds and ends up getting a nearby neighbor to take her to town on his snowmobile Of course, Simon shows up to claim his runaway wife Repentant and ready to declare his love, having sent the younger sister on her way And Maggie with her forgiving heart, is only to happy to take him back This is a story that you can find only in a Harlequin Presents But, just like some people will sit and watch B movies and enjoy them for the entertainment they provide, that is how I take Harlequin Presents And I do not mean to put down any of the writers of these books I think there are some fine writers in this line But the storylines are what make them seem like B movies to me I think they have some very over the top elements, but they succeed in what they were designed for, to captivate and to entertain, and this book served its purpose For that reason, it s one of my vintage Harlequin Presents keepers I just don t get why someone would write an awesome Old Skool revenge story, complete with deceit and betrayal and evil sisters and jealousy, and then piss it all away with an anticlimactic ending The balance was really good for most of the book, with the heroine growing a spine nicely An appropriate dramatic ending would have given this 4 stars For a similar but less disappointing book, I d recommend Betrayal in Bali I just don t get why someone would write an awesome Old Skool revenge story, complete with deceit and betrayal and evil sisters and jealousy, and then piss it all away with an anticlimactic ending The balance was really good for most of the book, with the heroine growing a spine nicely An appropriate dramatic ending would have given this 4 stars For a similar but less disappointing book, I d recommend Betrayal in Bali &DOWNLOAD BOOK ⇻ The Winter Heart ↬ She D Gone From One Predicament To AnotherMeg Had Taken The Blame When Her Young Stepsister, Carol, Provoked A Tragic Accident And In The Ensuing Publicity She, And Not Carol, Had Been Branded A Cheap Little Adventuress So When Novelist Simon Egan Offered Her A Job As His Secretary And The Chance To Escape With Him To Colorado, Meg Eagerly Accepted.Little Did She Know Simon Had Been Personally Involved In That Tragedy, And Mistaking Her For Carol, Had Planned An Elaborate Revenge.Why Couldn T Meg Convince Him He D Chosen The Wrong Victim 3.5 stars The end was anticlimactic, but the rest was so WTF that I ll round up.Believe it or not I was a junior English lit major before I went into tech That part of me knows a Hqn Mills Boon novel is not technically 5 star literature but wow was this one fun Just what I was looking for in a WTF HP train wreck sorta book I really liked how angry the heroine was with the H as well and she leaves him, which I LOVE Also, the step sister was so OTT self absorbed and manipulative it was hi 3.5 stars The end was anticlimactic, but the rest was so WTF that I ll round up.Believe it or not I was a junior English lit major before I went into tech That part of me knows a Hqn MillsBoon novel is not technically 5 star literature but wow was this one fun Just what I was looking for in a WTF HP train wreck sorta book I really liked how angry the heroine was with the H as well and she leaves him, which I LOVE Also, the step sister was so OTT self absorbed and manipulative it was hilarious And the H with all his irrational justifications shakes head I thought that after he discovered the h was still a virgin, he d realize she hadn t been lying, but he just keeps on being a jerk.I would like to take away a 1 2 star for the end, because even though the H was suitably horrified by his behavior, I think the h was far too easy on him She should have made him sweat a little The Winter Heart is the story of Meg and Simon.In this angsty tale, a martyr, pushover heroine takes the blame for her bitchy evil stepsister s deeds, only to be trapped into a deceitful marriage with the hero who plans to take revenge from her The reason Her stepsister was responsible for his sister s death, and since our stupid heroine decides to take it upon herself, he thinks of her as the culprit So what does he do Employs the h Fakes loving her Marries her Whisks her to an isol The Winter Heart is the story of Meg and Simon.In this angsty tale, a martyr, pushover heroine takes the blame for her bitchy evil stepsister s deeds, only to be trapped into a deceitful marriage with the hero who plans to take revenge from her The reason Her stepsister was responsible for his sister s death, and since our stupid heroine decides to take it upon herself, he thinks of her as the culprit So what does he do Employs the h Fakes loving her Marries her Whisks her to an isolated cabin in a snowstorm and plans to slave her around, making her suffer to punish her Pfft.The heroine was very sacrificing, easily seduced by the hero, quick in forgiving and should have smacked both the H and her stepsister way before the end The hero was cruel and mean, and IMO did not grovel enough The stepsister should be been killed I detested her so much Honestly, it was an overall average read but I love me a good, heartbreaking story and the pain the heroine experiences after learning the truth made me gobble the book up It would have been made better if the hero occasionally showed bursts of tenderness, instead of cruelly seducing the heroine, or if he believed her AT LEAST ONCE.Okay ish.SWE Unsafe view spoiler after h and H meet, H continues to sleep with his GF who later calls the h He is faithful during marriage though hide spoiler 3 5