Thursday, 2 August 2012

Texas Hearts Series by Lisa Mondello - Blog Tour

Her Heart for the Asking
Lisa Mondello
Texas Hearts – Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781465908490
ASIN: B0077EGDAI
Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 40,000

Book Description:

Mandy Morgan swore she’d never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. But now her uncle’s heart is failing and she has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She never dreamed the first thing she’d see when she stepped off the plane would be her biggest nightmare...the one man she’d never stopped loving.
Beau Gentry had the fever for two things: the rodeo and Mandy Morgan. But for Beau, loving Mandy was complicated by his father’s vendetta against her uncle. This led him to make the hardest decision of his life and he can still see the bitterness and hurt on Mandy’s face. All these years it has killed him to think Mandy had forgotten him and moved as far away as possible from him. But now they’re back in Texas, and he’s going to do all he can to win back her love.

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My Review

Her Heart for the Asking by Lisa Mondello
Texas Hearts Book 1

This is the first book I’ve read written by Lisa Mondello and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed her writing, it is easy to read, character development was well written and the history and romance between Beau and Mandy was exciting.

Mandy is on her way to Texas to visit her Uncle Hank who is sick, hoping Mandy can convince him to have heart surgery. Mandy left Texas 8 years ago and has never returned after the man she loved choose the rodeo over her. Standing in the airport waiting for her uncle to pick her up in walks Beau. She cannot believe Beau is back in Texas and why would her uncle ask him to pick her up?
Beau who has been keeping a secret all these years knows this may be his last chance at winning back the only woman he ever loved.

This story has hot cowboy (one of my favorites), deep regrets, and true love and of course to make the story all that much better some added suspense and deep dark secrets.

I would recommend Her Heart for the Asking to anyone who loves to sit back and relax with their feet up reading a fantastic romance novel. This is the first book in The Texas Hearts series and will continue to keep track of this series and Lisa Mondello novels.

I have rated this novel 4 stars as I love well written romance novels. Lisa will definitely be added to my list of favorite authors.


His Heart for the Trusting
Lisa Mondello
Texas Hearts book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781466004849
ASIN: B007AWZGSM
Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 45,000

Book Description:

Ever since Mitch Broader set foot in Texas, he dreamed of owning his own ranch. Now that he’s bought a share in the Double T Ranch, he’s one step closer to the dream. Then his past greets him in the form of a baby basket, complete with infant and birth certificate naming him as the father. He can’t change diapers and work toward his dream at the same time.
When Sara Lightfoot, “Miss Hollywood” in Mitch’s eyes, rescues him with her particular knack for handling his precocious son, he hires her on the spot as a temporary nanny. No matter how much Sara’s dark eyes and warm heart make this bachelor think of making their arrangement permanent, she’s made it perfectly clear she has other plans that don’t include him or his dreams.
Sara Lightfoot never thought she’d return to her home on the reservation. Now she plans to reclaim the life she left by going back to the reservation as a Native American storyteller, teaching the Apache children stories of their culture. She didn’t expect Mitch Broader’s sexy smile or job offer as a live-in nanny to derail those plans. After all she’s been through to come home, can she open up her heart once again to love?

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My Review

His Heart for the Trusting (Book 2 Texas Hearts) by Lisa Mondello

His Heart for the Trusting is the second book in the Texas Heart Series, Lisa Mondello’s writing is good, story line is well written and I really enjoyed reading about the friendship that blossomed between Sara and Mitch.

Mitch works on the ranch and feels he is finally doing something that may lead to his dream of owning his own ranch one day come true, but his plans may be put on hold for awhile when he finds out his ex-girlfriend has just dropped on a baby claiming he is the father and it’s his turn to raise him.

Sara who is finally returning home to Texas from a horrible marriage just wants to start over and work teaching children about their history. When Mitch realizes he needs help and Sara maybe the one person who is willing to help for a short time till he can figure things out.

The friendship, and the relationship that builds up between Mitch and Sara is great, but of course they due run into a few problems along the way.

Lisa Mondello has written another fantastic novel in this series and I am excited to see what happens in book 3.

I have rated His Heart for the Trusting 4 stars and would recommend it to anyone who loves romance novel.


The More I See
Lisa Mondello
Texas Hearts Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781476431666
ASIN: B007W5CP9K

Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 45000

Book Description:

As a top-notch cutting horse trainer, Cody Gentry was riding high until he lost his eyesight after a freak chemical accident. Unable to see the hand in front of his face, never mind the horse or cattle he trained, he knows his life is over and slips deep into depression. His whole future hinges on the success of an eye surgery that could give him his old life back.
When guide dog trainer, Lyssa McElhannon, arrives on his ranch like Florence Nightingale coming to save him, he wants no part of her or her guide dog. But something about Lyssa’s musical laugh coupled with her tenacity digs under his skin and won't let go. Having been blind most of her life, Lyssa understands the paralyzing fear Cody feels after losing his vision. But she refuses to let the stubborn cowboy waste his life away sitting in a chair when she knows first-hand that a good guide dog can change his world. She just needs one month to prove it to him.
Falling in love with Cody was not part of Lyssa’s plan, nor was having him open her eyes to see that there was a whole lot of living she’d been missing out on.

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My Review

The More I See (Book 3 Texas Hearts) by Lisa Mondello

I really enjoyed reading The More I See (Texas Heart series) this book did not disappoint me at all and I found the plots are all a bit different so you never feel like your reading the exact same story. I am now a big fan of Lisa’s writing and will continue to follow this series. I have already taken a look at her other books to see what else I need to read. Lisa Mondello writes good romance novels, you see the characters develop, friendships formed and love blossoms and of course you keep reading as I have to have the happy ever after ending.

This book we meet Lyssa and Cody, Cody who is blind from a chemical accident is not dealing with things well. His family has hired Lyssa to help Cody adjust to life and teach him how to use a Seeing Eye dog.

Cody is not happy and doesn’t want a dog or any help. Lyssa doesn’t give up and truly understand what Cody is going through. As Lyssa and Cody spend more time together they end up becoming friends and learn many things from each other. Before your eyes you see a fantastic relationship evolve. This is a must read.

The Texas Heart series is an easy to read series, with romance, some suspense, you tend not to put these books down till you reach the end. I cannot wait to read more in this series. I have rated The More I See a 4 star rating as I truly enjoy Lisa Mondello writing, and think anyone who loves romance and cowboys need to read this series.

BIO:
Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide. She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.
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