This is my second selection in the Regency Romance Reading Challenge , our celebration of Regency romance author Candice Hern. A Change of Heart (Proper Companion, book 2) by Candice Hern – book cover, description, publication history. Read “A Change of Heart” by Candice Hern with Rakuten Kobo. Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer and the more.

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I almost put this book down a couple times. Women are in his bed.

A Change of Heart (A Regency Romance)

Perhaps, as my options grow slimmer and I hsrn to see merit in a real life rake, assuming he is willing to have me, as well, I shall chabge to have my own detector surgically removed and find my own happily ever after, but that, my friends, is fairly irrelevant in relation to this review and I would need to see if it is even a covered procedure under my current healthcare plan. The journey was full of angst but the end result was worth it. Please review your cart.

Hern mesmerizes us with the blistering emotional intensity of an unforgettable love story. I would have liked this so much better if he had almost taken that step but found he no longer had a desire to do It despite his hurt and anger. Jack needs a bride, a wealthy bride, to help him continue the family line and save the family from the debts.


A Day for Love. So when lurks in the shrubbery and learns of Jack’s mercenary motivations from earlier, Mary’s hearf devastated and Jack, who hasn’t known he’s overheard and has no idea that she had been so badly treated in the past, can’t understand why she calls the wedding off and disappears.

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This book sounds like fun. From h The second instalment of the Hern’s Regency Rakes series features the most notorious rake – Jack, who by a massive bit of unfortunate events is now the heir. I really was candicd this story however unlikely it was. Unfortunately, he inherited a mountain of debts along with the title, and believes his only option is to marry an heiress. A powerful and compelling romance.

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The characters were real and fun. Glad I wasn’t upset, because this was not a short story as I had assumed. Feb 27, Hopefulpuffin rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course he falls in love with her and s finds out the real reason he had changf for her hand.

To view it, click here. As they get to know each other, they start falling in love, but they keep a lot of secrets, including vulnerabilities each is able to exploit in the other if they don’t take a lot of care.

I loved the first chapter. Dancing On the Wind. Dec 24, Laurel rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Was at times even painful to read but so well told it proves so many things we think insurmountable can be overcome.


She also has a soft spot for rouges. Now as the Marquess of Pemerton, he has inherited six heavily mortgaged estates and all the responsibility thereto. Jack goes on an abbreviated bender before realizing there’s something he can do and fixing the problem with Mary. Lady Mary Haviland is a 29 year old spinster, who considers herself comfortably on the shelf. The two have no idea that they were meant for each other but that becomes clear for the re Beautifully written and featuring two very human characters in Mary and Jack, this Regency romance also had a darker side.

There’s also a nice secondary romance. That devil-to-pay existence does not prepare him for someone like Jonna Remington, a fiercely independent woman who is not impressed with his charm or cunning.

Hern has given us an amusing story with strong and unusual protagonists supported by excellent secondary characters. His life recently changed dramatically when his father, two elder brothers, and nephew all died in a boating accident a year ago. Jack’s a rake and rogue who’s on the make when a tragic accident takes most of the men in his family, chnage him with an unexpected inheritance and even more unexpected burdens.

She was so complex.