Heart Sight (Celta's Heartmates, #15)
Journey back to the planet Celta with award-winning author Robin D. Owens in this novel about shadowed enemies and unimaginable psi power.Muin “Vinni” T'Vine has been the prophet of Celta since he was six years old. A unique and lonely child, his strong psi power made most people wary of him. But now that he’s older, he’s ready to marry and protect the girl he’s known was his HeartMate for years.Avellana isn't as fragile as Vinni believes…nor as compliant. She fights to be considered Vinni's equal and a strong member of her Family and community. Both of them have kept Avellana's main power secret for over a decade.But rumors of her strange psi talent are spreading, and Vinni is experiencing premonitions of danger to Avellana—even from the highest people of the land. When the whispers become threats, Vinni and Avellana must discover and defeat their secret enemies before they can finally claim happiness together.

Heart Sight (Celta's Heartmates, #15) Details

TitleHeart Sight (Celta's Heartmates, #15)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
PublisherBerkley
Rating
GenreRomance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction R..., Futuristic Romance

Heart Sight (Celta's Heartmates, #15) Review

  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    I've been waiting years for this book. Vinni and Avellana were introduced in the 2nd book and had parts as children in some of the following books. Now they're all grown up. Vinni, the Premier Prophet of Celta, keeps having terrible visions of Avellana's death. For years he's been sending her to remote places to keep her safe. Now a woman of 24, Avellana is tired of being away her home and loved ones. Even though Vinni still senses danger in her future, she refuses to leave. She wants them to fi I've been waiting years for this book. Vinni and Avellana were introduced in the 2nd book and had parts as children in some of the following books. Now they're all grown up. Vinni, the Premier Prophet of Celta, keeps having terrible visions of Avellana's death. For years he's been sending her to remote places to keep her safe. Now a woman of 24, Avellana is tired of being away her home and loved ones. Even though Vinni still senses danger in her future, she refuses to leave. She wants them to fight together, not spend their time apart, cowering from some unknown threat. As excited as I was about this couple finally getting a book, I went into with some trepidation. After all, these two were young children when I started reading the series, and young adults in the last book I remember them in. Owens did a great job of showing them as grown adults. The main conflict is Vinni's over-protectiveness when it comes to Avellana because of his visions, and how that's damaged them both over the years. I really enjoyed seeing them grow, accept each other as they are, and come together as an adult couple and as HeartMates. Unlike other couples, they've both known since her birth they were fated for each other. That made things easier for them in some respects, but much harder in others. I always love returning to Celta. The world is so well-drawn I'm always fully immersed. This novel is at turns sweet, suspenseful and angst-filled. It was lovely.
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  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    January 1, 1970
    Originally posted at SmexyBooks-http://smexybooks.com/2017/12/review-...Fans have waited years for Vinni and Avellana. We’ve watched them grow up through the series and now the time has come for their story to be told. We first met them both in book two-Heart Thief. Vinni was born six years before Avellana and knew upon her birth she was his heartmate. We see them again in Heart Change when Vinni convinces the Hazel’s to send Avellana to Signet D’Marigold for help through her first passage. We c Originally posted at SmexyBooks-http://smexybooks.com/2017/12/review-...Fans have waited years for Vinni and Avellana. We’ve watched them grow up through the series and now the time has come for their story to be told. We first met them both in book two-Heart Thief. Vinni was born six years before Avellana and knew upon her birth she was his heartmate. We see them again in Heart Change when Vinni convinces the Hazel’s to send Avellana to Signet D’Marigold for help through her first passage. We catch glimpses of them in Heart Fire and Heart Quest. The one common denominator in all this is Avellana is very rarely seen in Druida City. Vinni has had premonitions of her death for years and has used his influence to keep her away from home. However, Avellana is now an adult and refuses to allow Vinni to manipulate her into staying a way any longer. She had hated those years without Muin. Worse was when she got to Druida City only to be banished again after a month or two. She set her chin. Never again. She would live or die with him.Vinni is in for more shocks as Avellana informs him and her family that she has invested in a housing project with Antenn Blacktorn-Moss and will be living in this new community. Alone. Vinnie soon realizes that his actions over the years have deeply hurt Avellana and their relationship. As Vinni gets to know his beloved all over again, he is dismayed to discover that the greatest threat to her comes from his own family.“Someone in my family thinks you are so different and unusual that you don’t belong with me.”Heart Sight is the fifteenth book in Robin D. Owen’s romance based futuristic Celta series that is based on several families whose earthen ancestors colonized the planet they live on. Though each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone, the story arc and the couple featured in here has a history that reaches deep into the series so I do not recommend starting here.Solid plotting with a well-seasoned base, strong narrative, and characters easily engage the reader as Owens takes us back to Celta and Druida City for another adventure. In her last few books, Owen turned her focus towards the second generation of Celtas; intermingling the families despite the bigotry and elitism exhibited by some first families. Friendships and romantic connections are made with less thought to bloodlines and family names and more to compatibility and loyalty. Yet, as with all societies, there are those who choose to cling to the old ways and will do anything to maintain the status quo.Avellana Hazel has a powerful and unusual primary flair (gift) that almost killed her as a child and frightened everyone around her. From that day forward, her family and Vinni has strived to hide her gift from the other first families and protect her from herself. She has spent most of her life developing her secondary flair and wanting to start her life with Vinni, Instead, she is shuffled shuttled around like a chess piece from place to place. The past two years however has shown her that in order to have the life she wants, she’ill have to grab her independence with both hands.“I determine my own actions, now.”Vinni has also led an unusual and lonely existence for most of his life. With his sometimes unpredictable prophecies, most people avoid him at all costs. Confirmed as Celta’s premiere oracle and Greatlord of the Vine family at the young age 6, he was raised by his cousins and servants after his mother’s death. Despite him now being 30, they still treat him like a child and attempt to manipulate and maneuver him into their way of thinking.The relationship between Avellana and Vinni is a curious mixture of sexual yearning and innocence and where I had the most issues. While they have long been heart mates, they have yet to heart bond. They promised their families they’d to wait till after the wedding, however, both families have dragged out the marital negotiations for years. While Vinni and Avellana have been intimate both metaphorically and physically, there is an awkwardness to their dialogue and interactions that contradicts their longevity. Their subdued chemistry doesn’t help. Neither does the repetition. Vinni constantly refers to being sexually aroused in some form or fashion while Avellana seems to switch between an independent woman and a Stepford wife.The mystery and romance play well off one another though I found them both a bit dry. While this couple waxes poetic about their attraction and love for one another, there is little action beyond kissing. The mystery is an ongoing storyline thread that is reactivated and drawn it out to included Vinni and Avellana in its web. Owens finally lays it to rest with an acceptable resolution.Readers will enjoy seeing some familiar faces and meeting new one as Owens’ continues to expand the world building. As always, it’s the non-human characters who steal the show. The dynamics of their personalities are well fleshed out and add humor and depth. While Vinni and Avellana both have long-term fams, Avellana’s is the star. Proud, vain, and arrogant; he never lets Vinni forget that he, unlike Vinni, has never disappointed or hurt Avellana. “I take care of MY FamWoman. Always have. Always will. Better than you ‘cuz I stay WITH her.”The Vine and Hazel residences prove quite vocal and informative as they help to catch the villain(s), plan a wedding, and keep multiple secrets.The finale drags as Owens tries to prolong the suspense as she wraps up the various plotlines; making sure they are accounted for and dealt with. Vinni, Avellana and the authorities finally root out the mastermind behind the attempts on Avellana’s life and Vinni learns he can’t let fear rule his life.Overall I liked the story though I felt it wasn’t the strongest in the series. A large part is due to the romance. It has grown through the series without much reader interaction and that hurt my connection with it. I wanted to see their emotional bond grow and strengthen. This felt too much like Owens was relying on the mating bond rather than her couple’s actual feelings. Regardless of my qualms, Ms. Owens continues to entertain with her futuristic adventures and romances. Grade: C+
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  • Barb Lie
    January 1, 1970
    Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens is the 15th book in her wonderful Celta series. The Celta series takes place in a futuristic world, filled with magic, animal familiars, telepathy and romance. We meet our hero, Vinni (Muin) T’Vine early on when, when he visits his heartmate, Avelanna (our heroine), whom he has sent away to protect her from possible danger. Vinni is the prophet of Celta (since he was a child), and forsees attempts on Avellana’s life, as the big T’Vine family doesn’t want him to bond Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens is the 15th book in her wonderful Celta series. The Celta series takes place in a futuristic world, filled with magic, animal familiars, telepathy and romance. We meet our hero, Vinni (Muin) T’Vine early on when, when he visits his heartmate, Avelanna (our heroine), whom he has sent away to protect her from possible danger. Vinni is the prophet of Celta (since he was a child), and forsees attempts on Avellana’s life, as the big T’Vine family doesn’t want him to bond with his heartmate. Seems Avellana has a power that people do not like, and they feel she isn’t worthy of the T’Vine family. Vinni has waited years for Avellana to be old enough to for Avellana to be older, and to Heartbond with her; but now he stills sees these visions, and wants to her stay away. Avellana is now grown up, and misses her home, and being able to use her amazing mural creations. She stands up to Vinni, and will not leave again; her home is where she belongs, and tells him she will work together with him to fight their enemies.What follows is an exciting, and sweet romantic tale of two people who have known each other since childhood, and knew they were destined to be mates. The threat is real though, but Vinni will do all he can to get help to protect Avellana, as they get closer to finalizing their bond. Another nice element to the tense situation is Avellana’s partnership on a new project for specialized made to order homes, in another territory, which will help Avellana become more independent financially. I loved the two of them together, but I loved their fams (Rhys, Avellana’s the cat & Flora, Vinni’s bunny), who talk telepathically, as well as help them. So much fun.Once again, Robin D. Owens gives us another wonderful addition to this series. Heart Sight was a fun, romantic story with a tense and suspenseful mystery. If you enjoy romances in a fun fantasy magic world, you should be reading this series.BarbThe Reading Cafe
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  • Jennifer Richardson
    January 1, 1970
    Lets start with I won a free ARC of this book from a goodreads giveaway. This in no way affects my review, it just means I am actually reviewing instead of just rating.So I started this with feelings of trepidation as after finishing Lost Heart and actually had difficult getting myself to start this book because of those feelings. The fact that I have adored Vinni since his first appearance and Avellana since Heart Dance was what got me to open the book. Obviously, I have an ARC and there could Lets start with I won a free ARC of this book from a goodreads giveaway. This in no way affects my review, it just means I am actually reviewing instead of just rating.So I started this with feelings of trepidation as after finishing Lost Heart and actually had difficult getting myself to start this book because of those feelings. The fact that I have adored Vinni since his first appearance and Avellana since Heart Dance was what got me to open the book. Obviously, I have an ARC and there could be changes now that it has been released.Vinni T'Vine has known that Avellana Hazel is his heartmate since the day they met. This does not mean that the road is simple or easy. Between her heartbreaking attempt at flight and the numerous attempts on her life, Vinni and Avellana have not actually grown up together the way I had always imagined based on previous books. This book is that beginning of the true relationship between them, no more hiding away from the threats against them. Avellana is determined that starting now their relationship will be an equal partnership and while she does develop a small amount deviousness that I really respected and admired, she is so forthright that I could not imagine a better mate for Vinni. Vinni has to come to terms that he can no longer send her off every time he senses danger and what doing that for so many years has done to the bond between them. Once past the relationship struggles they must deal with the fact that some one is still plotting to kill Avellana and the danger might be lurking from inside the family itself.I spent most of the story hating the Vine family, not all the unlike how I felt for D'Silverfir family way back in Heart Thief. Based on previous glimpses into the family from things Vinni has said in other books I knew going in I was not likely to have any fond feelings for them and indeed I really really don't. Beyond that I really liked seeing older characters again especially the Ashes. I missed them. Cal's tiny appearance with the added bonus of foreshadowing for his hopefully future book was beyond delightful.The series has definitely taken a turn in overall plot since the first book and I am not enjoying the new (view spoiler)[ actualization of deities and the planet (of which I hope is the last for a while) (hide spoiler)], but am enjoying the newer depth to the characters. I have enjoyed the ongoing world building and the way the politics in the book shapes the stage of the story without feeling contrived. On a whole not the best in the series and not the worst. I would recommend to long time readers of the series, but would not recommend as the starting point for new readers.
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    For much of this series we have seen Vinni grow up, seen him position his allies to do good for the community and see him with his heartmate as kids. It's the last part that could have been icky, but wasn't. I liked that these 2 knew that they were for each other and built a close bond. It made it hard for me to read this one because for much of the book they were at odds. I get that Vinni still sensed bad things around them and wanted to send Avellana away to protect her. But much like Avellana For much of this series we have seen Vinni grow up, seen him position his allies to do good for the community and see him with his heartmate as kids. It's the last part that could have been icky, but wasn't. I liked that these 2 knew that they were for each other and built a close bond. It made it hard for me to read this one because for much of the book they were at odds. I get that Vinni still sensed bad things around them and wanted to send Avellana away to protect her. But much like Avellana, I wouldn't have put up with it. It was time for them to make a stand and be a real couple. In doing so they paid a high price, one which it we will have to see if it was worth it in the end.
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  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    January 1, 1970
    Muin “Vinni” T'Vine as been a part of the Heartmates series since he was 6 years old. Now he is grown and has a heartmate. Avellana is much stronger than she seems but Muin keeps trying to shelter her from danger. That is the heart of the story. There is danger to both Muin and Avellana. Danger comes from unexpected areas and they have to work hard to finally find and stop the person who wants Avellana dead. A nice addition but it did seem to a little long. I received a free copy of the book in Muin “Vinni” T'Vine as been a part of the Heartmates series since he was 6 years old. Now he is grown and has a heartmate. Avellana is much stronger than she seems but Muin keeps trying to shelter her from danger. That is the heart of the story. There is danger to both Muin and Avellana. Danger comes from unexpected areas and they have to work hard to finally find and stop the person who wants Avellana dead. A nice addition but it did seem to a little long. I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
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  • Coral
    January 1, 1970
    Plot: 3/5Characterisation: 4/5Prose: 3.5/5How much I enjoyed it: 4/5More than a decade of waiting for Vinni and Avellana to grow up. However, their love story seemed muted with the slow pace of the plot. It doesn't help that the author's flowery prose slows down the plot further. I enjoyed it but I wished for more...
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  • Chrissie
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, read this in one long sitting!I love this series and fear it will end. But this book is wonderful with characters, tension, and a good story. Thanks, Robin Owens!
  • Teresa R.
    January 1, 1970
    Been waiting for this book for years. Vinni has always been one of my favorites. Need to go back and reread. Have missed the people and the world of Celta
  • Anna Wick
    January 1, 1970
    At last!Robin full filled the promise of these heart mates story. The journey was exhilarating! I think some of the new stories from Celta have foundations in heart sight. I know I will read the whole series again to make the time to the next book go by faster.
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  • Gloria
    January 1, 1970
    Robin's Celta stories are a little hard to categorize, but I love them. The story of Vinny and Avellana is not without its complications, but it is heartwarming and tender none-the-less. And I love their Fams! For those of you who have not read any of the Celta novels, Fams are intelligent telepathic animals that bond with humans. They are opinionated and can often provide comic relief, and I love them. If you like paranormal romance, you will love the Celta novels. Heart Sight stands alone nice Robin's Celta stories are a little hard to categorize, but I love them. The story of Vinny and Avellana is not without its complications, but it is heartwarming and tender none-the-less. And I love their Fams! For those of you who have not read any of the Celta novels, Fams are intelligent telepathic animals that bond with humans. They are opinionated and can often provide comic relief, and I love them. If you like paranormal romance, you will love the Celta novels. Heart Sight stands alone nicely, but you really should start at the series beginning, to get all of Robin's wonderful world building.
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  • PollyannaReads
    January 1, 1970
    The protagonists in this book were much anticipated, Vinni and Avellana, for longtime readers of Ms. Owens novels. I enjoyed their interpersonal relationship. Their history together was very clear as was the need to clean up their past mistakes and assumptions about each other. The personal growth and give of each character to become a unit was natural and well written. It was Vinni's interactions with longstanding characters that were his "friends" (they were wooden or all over the map and felt The protagonists in this book were much anticipated, Vinni and Avellana, for longtime readers of Ms. Owens novels. I enjoyed their interpersonal relationship. Their history together was very clear as was the need to clean up their past mistakes and assumptions about each other. The personal growth and give of each character to become a unit was natural and well written. It was Vinni's interactions with longstanding characters that were his "friends" (they were wooden or all over the map and felt shoved in and overlooked) as well as Avellana treatment of her powers and their final relevation/solution that left me unfufilled by the book ending.
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  • Sasha
    January 1, 1970
    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. This book was very entertaining and very well written. Kept my attention throughout. Great characters and great storyline. I truly enjoy the authors writing style, the author pulls you into the book from the very beginni First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. This book was very entertaining and very well written. Kept my attention throughout. Great characters and great storyline. I truly enjoy the authors writing style, the author pulls you into the book from the very beginning and makes it so you don't want to put the book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat reading from cover to cover. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend this book
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    I have been eagerly awaiting this novel for a very long time as have other fans of the Heart Series by Robin Owens. We have watched Vinni grow up through appearances in previous installments and also came to know Avellana and her unique qualities from the times she has appeared in the series, primarily in Heart Change. Even though these two have known for years they were fated mates they still have a lot to learn about one another and they must solve the mystery of who is trying to drive a wedge I have been eagerly awaiting this novel for a very long time as have other fans of the Heart Series by Robin Owens. We have watched Vinni grow up through appearances in previous installments and also came to know Avellana and her unique qualities from the times she has appeared in the series, primarily in Heart Change. Even though these two have known for years they were fated mates they still have a lot to learn about one another and they must solve the mystery of who is trying to drive a wedge between them. This book was everything I'd hoped for and more. Absolutely loved it!
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  • Sue Patton
    January 1, 1970
    How does Robin get better with each book about Celta?From the first booklet on Celta, Heart Mate, Robin Owen has captivated her fans with fascinating characters, dramatic plots and imaginative scenery. Mirroring real life, Vinny has to figure out how to deal with a heart mate who is discovering the power of a woman learning to to wield her own power. It is hard to wait for the next book!
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  • Olivia_hancockymail.Com
    January 1, 1970
    I love this seriesStart from the first book if you like paranormal romance this series is one well worth. This is story is about muin and if you have read the series then muin has basically been in most of the stories he is the Oracle and avelina his heartmate. This is their story someone is still trying to kill avelina because of her power. I would love to read more of the children story's on this interesting world created by the author.
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  • Tamara Renee Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Another beautiful tale of CeltaFinally Vinny story is told. Any day spent a kilt it is a good day. At this point of the series it’s like going back to visit old friends. A great visit with a little romance a little intrigue and some good catnap. Perfect.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    Read other books firstI enjoyed the first 5 or so books in the series but now it seems very formulaic and a bit dull. Probably wouldn't read anymore inserted except the first 5 made me feel involved. This one, not so much.
  • Diana Gable
    January 1, 1970
    Vinni and Avellana’s story at last. Vinni has always been one of my favorite characters in this series. Seeing him finally settled makes me happy. It’s also nice to see some other beloved characters. I’m looking forward to more Celta stories.
  • Eleme
    January 1, 1970
    Boring
  • Shanan Morris
    January 1, 1970
    Worst book of the seriesCould not connect with the main characters love this author but this book was very boring... unfortunately the entire story was uneventful
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Boring. Predictable. Obvious.
  • nikkia neil
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks Berkley Publishing Group and netgalley for this ARC.The Celta series is unique, gorgeous, and will have my attention til the end.
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