Texas Hearts, #9
by Lisa Mondello
Date of Publication: March 21st 2017
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Cover Artist: Purple Girl Design
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
If you love sweet romances that are clean and wholesome, then you'll love Lisa Mondello's TEXAS HEARTS series!
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . UNDER A TEXAS STAR (Texas Hearts, #9) . . . Sweet. Clean. Wholesome. Romance that touches that heart in more ways than one. Tom and Jenna are two souls torn apart by life and circumstances. They are both brought together through an emergency. They stay together for a chance to find that something. This was a read that was encompassing the soul, the mind, the emotions. My first read in the Texas Heart series did not leave me wanting anything, except to read more of the beautiful romances and how each couple found their special something/one.
The read was filled with life, complications, circumstances, chance, emotions, and more. I found my emotions and heart engaged and pulled along with each page turned and each new chapter finished. Tom/Tag, Jenna, and Brian weaves a beautiful romance that encompasses both Tom and Jenna but also brings in Brian. This was a read that I would recommend to others looking to be engaged in their romance.
Texas Hearts series:
Her Heart for the Asking – Texas Hearts, #1
His Heart for the Trusting – Texas Hearts, #2
The More I See – Texas Hearts, #3
Gypsy Hearts – Texas Hearts, #4
Leaving Liberty – Texas Hearts, #5
His Texas Heart – Texas Hearts, #6
The Wedding Dress – Texas Hearts, #7
Lone Star Lady – Texas Hearts, #8
Under a Texas Star – Texas Hearts, #9
Lone Star Hero – Texas Hearts, #10
Military hero Tom Garrison is an expert in high intensity emergency situations. But after years of military service, all he wants to do is hide from the world. When single mom Jenna Atkins bangs on his door in the middle of the night begging for his help for her sick young son, Tom can't ignore it. He flies Jenna and her son to an emergency center that can help the sick child, but can he just walk away?
Despite his efforts, Jenna and Brian capture his heart—just as he captures theirs.
Both Jenna and Tom have battled life's surprises and been touched by tragedy. Can they overcome the past to open their hearts to love again?
Reaching back and securing his hands at the nape of his neck, he watched as the millions of stars that had dotted the blue-black sky just a half hour ago blinked out one by one in the morning light.
He didn’t want to be alone for this moment, but it was more than that.
He wanted to be with Jenna. Climbing into his truck, he headed over to the Jenna’s. There was a light on downstairs in the den, which Tag hoped meant someone was awake at the Atkins farm. Jenna had said that she had a lot of sewing to catch up on. Maybe she’d gotten up early to get started before Brian woke up. With any luck, she’d be awake.
Anticipation rolled through him. Within seconds Jenna came bursting out of the front door onto the porch. Despite the porch’s shadows, he could see from the light filtering out from the den window that it was her. A smile immediately hit his face, but then he saw the panic in her eyes when she came down the porch steps.
His stomach clenched as the quiet peace he’d been feeling during the drive over shifted into concern. Had something happened? Was that really why she was up so early?
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author 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 book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012.
MY INTERVIEW WITH LISA MONDELLO
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
Emotional. I like to pull at the heart strings. I make myself laugh and cry when I am writing.
What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
I am plotting out two new series. I have loved living in the Texas Hearts, Dakota Hearts and Heroes of Providence world. But those series have either ended or are winding down. So, I’ll be doing a new series.
Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
It’s natural for me. I always wrote even when I was a little girl. Stories just come out of me. I know for some people, it’s not like that. They made a conscious effort to write. It’s not like for me. I always wrote even when I wasn’t thinking of publishing. If I ever stop publishing, I’ll still write for myself.
Do you have a character that you have been working on for a long time that still isn’t quite ready, but fills you with excitement to work on the story?
YES! I have a fantasy story that I have been working on in between projects for a very long time. I really love this story. But it’s so different than what I’ve been publishing that I keep putting it on the back burner. One day I will finish the story if only for myself.
Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I always find questions like this interesting. I don’t think it matters where I go as long as I’m with my family. I couldn’t go a year without them. There really isn’t any place that I’m burning to take off to or spend long periods of time staying. I’m pretty simple. I can listen to music anywhere. Write anywhere. Read anywhere. I can do that all by myself right at home. But it’s people that make a place interesting. And I don’t know what a place has to offer until I get there. So I can’t really answer this questions the way most people would.
Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
I have many projects in the infancy stage. I will be spending the summer going through them and deciding which one has enough details to move forward. I will be finishing up a romantic suspense trilogy called the Wicki Chronicles that I’ve started and will have my agent shop that series around to see if there is interest in the traditional publishing marketplace. If it doesn’t get interest at one of the Big 5 publishers, then I will self-publish it next year. But it’s a project I have been working on for a long time in between working on the other series.
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