Tuesday, May 10, 2011


By : Kristine Cheney
Published By: Astraea Press, LLC
Release Date : February 21st 2011
Details: Digital Book , 148 pages


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Sent away to college in America, Evangeline swore she would never return to England. Anger loses its value when tragedy forces her home to assume ownership of the family's beloved Greco-Roman museum.

Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life is invaded by the rakish man with knowing emerald green eyes who never eats or sleeps, and seems to know her every thought and feeling.

Falling in love is dangerous, especially when it's with a man who has already been claimed by the bitter oracle, Demona. From the moment of her kiss, Evangeline is swept into Dorien's world of mystery, danger, and passion. The oracle's fury only mounts as they unravel Demona's darkest secrets, but not before Demona finds out about their unborn half-breed immortal twins.

Demona uses her knowledge of the future to manipulate and destroy, but sometimes love has a will, and a heart, of its own.
Spartan Heart Part 1 was a great quick easy read. It had a wonderful recipe, romance, utterly gorgeous male lead, wonderful reliable bff and a gorgeous female lead. Throw in a villan or 2 and an ex boyfriend with the worst timing and you have Spartan Heart.

Evangeline/Evan , heir to the London Greco-Roman History Museum has just buried both her murdered parents. Taryn her bff has decided a pint or 2 down at the Kingston Pub is what Evan needs. Evan has quaffed several pints of Ale and is feeling a tad tiddly. Taryn decides it’s time to take Evan, home . Evan decides she’s up for a bit of a wander through the secret underground passages taking her to the Treasury Recovery Room.

She uncovers a statue of a Prince of Sparta and pops herself up so she can wrap her arms around him and give him a smooch, as you do when you have had a few pints too many. Wow!! some, smooch....it’s enough to bring Dorieus/Dorien back from his cursed stone life and into the arms of Evan. Evan’s passed out so she has no idea her Dorien is a Sparta Prince.

I loved being in Dorien’s head and seeing his awakening through his eyes and the beautiful woman in his arms. What is a Prince to do? Well I know we he did do....* waggles eyebrows*

I liked that Kristine wrote, Dorien’s character was able to smell, see, read minds when he was in his cursed state. It allowed for him to slide into modern London with the help of Tommy ( I loved trustworthy, loyal Tommy) with relative ease. There were some funny moments.

Dorien has been written so utterly gorgeously. He is every girls dream guy without being corny and cliché.

Oh, the Ball scene, be still my heart, Dorien, in his Spartan Uniform. I dare anybody to tell me that’s been done before in a book. Like seriously, how beautiful would he have looked? Evan and Dorien are the most gorgeous couple. I loved Taryn’s response when she was introduced to Dorien. I think we would all have been the same, lol!!!

Now love isn’t meant to be this simple, not in books anyway. There is going to be a villan or 2 trying to cause havoc and separate these two lovebirds who literally were made for each other.

Enter Phebus and Demona. Demona the Oracle ,was a bit peeved at Dorieus, waayyyy back when, so he was given the Nectar of Ambrosia and turned to stone...waaayyy back when. Now he is running around all happy with Evan, Demona isn’t a happy Oracle. So the story starts to take a turn.

Kristine wrote the love scenes with more the reader filling in the blanks, but the build up was rather fan worthy ( fans onself) also filling in the blanks was a bit of fun too...lol!!

Now the ending is one that will have every reader I would say a tad NooooOOOooOOoooo!!! And possibly.......... AAaaaAAgggGGGGhhhHHHH!! as this is a Part 1 and Part 2 story you get the inevitable ‘To Be Continued....’ at the worst place..loL!!! Like seriously Kristine not there!!! So I just have to go and get Part 2 as it just simply can’t end there!!!!!

I loved this book because it made me smile, it was an easy read and it had me totally in love with Dorieus/Dorien. I am now off to find Spartan Heart Part 2 and continue on with the story of beautiful Dorien and Evan and............



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