Kindred Hearts

Kindred Hearts Charming rascal Tristan Northwood seems to have it all an ancient name a noble inheritance a lovely wife and a son he adores Women love him men admire him and it seems there is nothing he can t d

  • Title: Kindred Hearts
  • Author: Rowan Speedwell
  • ISBN: 9781615818983
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charming rascal Tristan Northwood seems to have it all an ancient name, a noble inheritance, a lovely wife, and a son he adores Women love him, men admire him, and it seems there is nothing he can t do, whether it s seducing a society wife or winning a carriage race Little does Society suspect that the name means nothing to him, the fortune is in his father s controllinCharming rascal Tristan Northwood seems to have it all an ancient name, a noble inheritance, a lovely wife, and a son he adores Women love him, men admire him, and it seems there is nothing he can t do, whether it s seducing a society wife or winning a carriage race Little does Society suspect that the name means nothing to him, the fortune is in his father s controlling hands, and he has no interest in his wife except a very distant friendship Society bores him, and he takes dares because he only feels alive when he s dancing on the edge until his wife s brother comes home from the wars Decorated war hero Major Charles Mountjoy jerks Tris out of his despair by inspiring feelings of passion Tris had never suspected himself capable of Almost as terrifying as those feelings for Charles are the signs Charles might return his affection or, even worse, that Charles sees the man Tristan has been trying so valiantly to hide from the world.

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    1. I may sound like a freak but one of the reasons I loved this book so much was the medical stuff! Ok, I wouldn't have liked this book so much if it were a boring essay. I never read essays, period. Almost. But I surely enjoy m/m romances, and a good historical one is difficult to find. The science part is just anecdotical but I was thrilled when they talked about important historic discoveries or about German anatomy books (has that last thing really changed?). Above all, I liked seeing how Surge [...]

    2. Written March 28, 20153 1/2 Stars - Well-made drama with both sweetness and some nagging touching momentsIt was time to give this historical M/M romance a chance. ~ Kindred Hearts was a recommendation from my sweet Spanish friend —the future physician— Sheziss (her 4 star review) last summer. (I can see why this was such a great one for you dear.) I listened to the 12:50 hrs audiobook, well narrated by Paul Morey. ***********************************************************London and Brussel [...]

    3. 4.5 stars Tristan is a young man rebelling against his wealthy and disapproving father by playing the libertine, until his father insists he marry. And after meeting his fiancée, Tristan realizes that she is restful and practical, and he goes through with the wedding. His wife is undemanding, calm and not romantic, and after a while she gives him a son who becomes the light of his life. And yet his days and nights feel empty and pointless. Until he meets her brother Charles, a cavalry officer a [...]

    4. This book was just fine writing from beginning to endrfect historical fiction, well researched, the vernacular was just right, and the love story was beyond moving.It's 1810 and Tristan Northwood is going through life as the stereotypical spoiled young English aristocrat having fun, womanizing, drinking too much and indulging as much as he can.In an effort to sober him up (in more ways then one) his father marries him off to Charlotte Mountjoy, a young woman from a good family with financial tro [...]

    5. “Life is the death of all of us.' - Tristan” --This is one of the BEST and EXCEPTIONALLY WRITTEN regency romances , I have ever read, and, I have to admit, I have not read many. But, this was a grand induction. And, makes me want more historicals.just, this. This book and what I loved about it .The easiness of this read.The sweetness of this romance.The names of the MCs, gosh I can pronouce them , and they have names that work, unlike "Arcu, Rock, or Red " so, they do not stumble my flow whi [...]

    6. I just have to say it: This one shot its load a little too early and left me unfulfilled at the finish.I know I know, that was terrible, but it was too good to pass up.I don't really have the juice to write a full blown review right now. Full review (maybe) will follow.For now, let me work on a stream of consciousness "review"ish thing1) It's a m/m historical set in the Regency. Ding ding ding! Sold!2) There's lots of emo stuff from both Hs at different points in the story.3) The relationship te [...]

    7. this is 2.5*, but I can't bring myself to give this a full 3, and thus I guess I am one of the odd ones out. I decided to be honest and hope this won't end in some retribution-fest again either. The 2.5 stars are for the--mostly--good to very good research effort which went into this book. I appreciate that, though there were niggles, like for instance the anachronisms in some of the medical information.But excellent research isn't enough to outbalance everything. There were simply far too many [...]

    8. A nice enough historical mm romance. The beginning was promising but somewhere along the way I'd lost my focus. It could've been entirely my fault though. I wouldn't want to discourage other readers. And I did enjoy Paul Morey's narrating, as always. ***3.5 stars***

    9. Why this book deserve 5 stars?* The story is VERY good, and I never got bored or tired. It´s hard to write a historical romance, so thumbs up to the writer!* The drama (even if I´ll talk more about it later) was perfect. I like the romance, with dramatic moments, and again more romance it´s perfect, the balance between both.* It´s a long book, but I dare you to read and search for useless parts. Every chapter is needed, to tell Tris and Charles love story.Why I gave 3, not 5, stars?For a per [...]

    10. Beautiful. So wonderfully beautiful.While I'm not a huge fan of historical romance, I do appreciate one that touches my heart. And this one was just perfect!! A little heartbreaking at times but ends with a wonderful HEA. Plus, I adored all the characters.cially the wife. Definitely one of the best m/m historical romances that I've ever read.

    11. This has the feeling of a "proper" Regency, and as a comparison, if you liked the Regency work of Lee Rowan, G.S Wiley, or Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon you'll definitely like this. It has all the elements in place for a "nice" traditional Regency - an arranged marriage, a brooding rake, clubs and ballrooms etc etc--but it doesn't stick to the rules for too long thank goodness!That's not to say it isn't flawed, but in this case the good definitely outweighs any faults--I can't go so far to say "th [...]

    12. Fan-Freakin-Tastic!!! Wow, oh wow! This is by far the best historical M/M romance I’ve read. I absolutely adored everything about this book and just plain devoured it. I’m a history buff first and foremost and loved the addition of Napoleon’s nasty little second campaign. I completely adored Charlie, Trist, and Lottie as well. If I’m going to have some female parts in my M/M well I guess Lottie is the best option out there. ☺Tristan Northwood lost his mother when he was young when they [...]

    13. Чтобы объективно воспринимать этот роман, пришлось старательно абстрагироваться от только что прочитанной Love, Like Water этого же автора. Похожи герои, динамика между ними, схема развития отношений. Книга хороша сама по себе, но я получила бы больше удовольствия от прочтения, е [...]

    14. Such a gorgeous book! The writing is outstanding, and the characterizations are rich and three-dimensional. Set at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the historical details are vivid and well-researched. I've added this to my "to re-read" shelf, knowing that I will come back to it again and again. Just a stunning story, and so well-executedD SPOILERS FOLLOW: (view spoiler)[ The first 20% or so of the book is devoted to the painful life of Tristan Northwood, a seeming bon-vivant who lost his mother [...]

    15. I don't know what to say. This book is brilliant, perfect, wonderful. I was not sure about reading it because one hero is married with children and the other hero is his wife's twin brother! It is not a threesome, so I thought it would be some disgusting cheating and I will not like the characters. I was sooooo wrong! It is a wonderful book, full of love, and nothing disgusting about the heroes or their love at all. Their love and love story is of the purest kind. Ah, my romantic heart! Money ve [...]

    16. Started out really good. I like Regency and its rules and this was one of the better ones. Tristan was very likable and his desperation well done. And then, about 40% percent in, the MCs get together and turn into the worst kind of sniveling women. You could fill a swimming pool with the manly tears spilled in this book! Of course, we're spending about half the book nursing one or the other back to health, too. And yes, that includes the Grand Declarations of Love for Convalescing Characters. Si [...]

    17. I was in the mood for a good historical, and this one really delivered. In some ways, it's a traditional Regency, with a rakish hero and the associated angst involving fancy parties and rich peerage problems. There's even a clever woman. Our hero Tristan has pissed off his father one time too many and the consequence is that his father forces him to marry a spinster named Charlotte, who turns out to be quite delightful. Tristan isn't actually a particularly good rake; he never deflowers the inno [...]

    18. I originally bought this book b/c I loved Finding Zach so much, even though I don't read a lot of m/m historicals. But I am happy to say I loved Kindred Hearts and would definitely recommend it.As much as it is a love story, this book is also really a story of Tristan and personal growth towards happiness throughout the book. When we first meet Tristan he is deeply unhappy, acting out and misbehaving but feeling miserable about himself all the while. Tristan lost his mother as a child and he and [...]

    19. Romance-nya indah. Dan angsty sekali karena ini ada masalah psikologi juga, sampai habis berapa tissue buat buku ini. T____T Dan salut buat riset author soal medisnya yg mendalam, karena hisrom lain atau novel genre lain yg kubaca biasanya rada malas buat riset soal bidang-bidang tertentu.Kurasa ini historical romance m/m yg paling berkesan buatku, walaupun sebetulnya jumlah hisrom yg kubaca terbilang sedikit sekali (untuk m/f ga lewat dari 5 buku kayanya, untuk m/m kayanya juga belum sampai 5 b [...]

    20. This was a fabulous read and since I don't usually get so hooked on historicals, that's saying a lot. I love the author's writing style and her characters always just pop for me and stay with me for a long time. Tristan was no different, whether portrayed as a sexually-heartless rogue or the sweet, needy man he was on the inside, I absolutely fell for him right off the bat. The story worked well, the descriptions taking me right into the characters' heads and scenes and the characters themselves [...]

    21. This started off pretty strongly. It could get a bit repetitious at times, but I was fully engaged and invested in the story. However, the moment the two protagonists began their love affair, it seemed to devolve into a soppy melodrama. A repetitive melodrama. Both men suddenly became criers with Tristan leading the waterworks race. There were several places in which both of them rhapsodize about their love for the other, to each other or to anyone else, it seemed. The story dragged out, as well [...]

    22. The storytelling, the history, the character developmentl just perfect. I was riveted to the story and could not break myself away from learning more about Tris and his insecurities and his growth in developing a sense of self.This is such a great heartfelt love story between Tristan and Charles. We see the full range of emotions with these two men and the people in their lives. A wonderful read!

    23. An enjoyable historical. Plenty of story.I was unsure of Tristan at first but he soon grew on me. Watching him and Charles find each other was realistic for me. The time they took and how Tristan reacted felt very real. I thought I might get bored once they got together but the story kept me interested till the end.

    24. Reviewed By BlackTulip for Booked UpWell, I will simply say that this is how every m/m Historical romance should be what a treat!How many times have I thought or said in my reviews that there was definitely a lack of background, well in this book there is no such thing!The wealth of details, the observation of the human mind, and its reaction when faced with very specific situations give much depth to the story and seem utterly genuine. Page after page you are given a piece of the puzzle of lif [...]

    25. REREADFIRST READ: 22/12/14 The beginning of this story was incredible. Actually, this has to be one of my favourite historical reads! Historical (of this kind of time period) always tend to follow the same routine with quite similar characters - its very rare to find one that stands out. But oh my god, the characters in this story are definitely my favourite! The best character was Charlotte, a woman who pretends to be dumb because it amuses, doesn't really care about much, and is, more than any [...]

    26. I have now said this twice in as many daysI don't like many historical romances. I read earlier this week Bitterwood and really enjoyed it so I turned around and tackled Kindred Hearts. I have to say that I would eagerly read any historical written by Rowan Speedwell.The plot, the setting, the characters was written with such meticulous care giving the story depth and life. The knowledge and care for the period that this was written in is evident on every page. The story is touching, engaging, g [...]

    27. Oh wow, this was exceptional for me. What a read! I love good historical novels and this one fit that bill perfectly. The writing was awesome, the setting felt authentic, the characters were interesting, likeable, but far from perfect, the implementation of real historical events was fantastic, the romance heartwarming and electrifying, and the drama level - that could have become totally soap-opera-worthy if you look at the character constellation - was appropriate and never too over-the-top.I [...]

    28. - My major pet peeve: MCs = grown men often weepy and sobbing- Charles is too perfect, Tristan too self-deprecating all the time- Lenghty (500 pages): I understand the need to embed the plot in the historical time, but I would have appreciated less history ;-). But maybe this is because although I do read historicals, they are not my favorite genre.It will be a satisfying read if you don't mind points like the ones I've listed above. I liked Charlotte (her first meeting with Tristan! LOL!) and t [...]

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