Her Heart for the Asking (Book 1 - Texas Hearts) [NOOK Book]

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"Ms. Mondello presents a beguiling story that keeps you turning the pages." Susan Mobley - 4 STARS - ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE

Book 1 Texas Hearts Series - HER HEART FOR THE ASKING

Promises made...secrets kept...

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. He once promised he'd love her ...
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Her Heart for the Asking (Book 1 - Texas Hearts)

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Overview

"Ms. Mondello presents a beguiling story that keeps you turning the pages." Susan Mobley - 4 STARS - ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE

Book 1 Texas Hearts Series - HER HEART FOR THE ASKING

Promises made...secrets kept...

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. He once promised he'd love her forever. But he'd abandoned their love for the rodeo and she hadn't seen him since. Now she's back in Texas. Her uncle’s heart is failing and Mandy 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 and a promise he'd made to an old friend. Hank Promise, Mandy's uncle, was more like a father to Beau than his old man had been. The hardest thing Beau had ever done was leave Mandy behind for the rodeo. He can still see the bitterness and hurt on her face. It has killed him all these years to think Mandy had forgotten him...maybe even in the arms of another man. But now they’re both back in Texas, and Beau's going to do all he can to win back her love.

EXCERPT:

"What are you doing here?" Mandy Morgan asked, dropping her too-heavy overnight case on the sun-roasted tarmac. After a grueling forty-eight hour work stint and a five-hour flight from Philadelphia, she stood wilting under the brutal Texas sun, facing her biggest nightmare.
Beau Gentry.
She groaned inwardly, drinking Beau in with her eyes as if she hadn't had a drop of water in months. Eight years was more like it. If she were eight years smarter, she would be moving her aching feet as fast as she could in the opposite direction. But all she could do was stare at eyes so bright they rivaled the blazing sun. At lips so kissable she'd spent the better part of her adult life trying to wipe the memory clean from her mind.
She had expected Beau would have aged some. When she allowed herself to think about him at all, she reminded herself. The faint lines etched in the corners of his sleepy gray-blue eyes gave a hint of maturity, but most probably caused by long days in the cruel sun.
She fought the urge to take a closer look at his ruggedly handsome features, but failed. How could he have gotten better looking after being abused by every bronc-busting horse on the rodeo circuit? His angular jaw, strong and determined, was shaded with beard growth that was probably a day old, maybe more. Mandy suspected if Beau grew a full beard, it would grow in thick and be the smooth texture of his almost black head of hair. She forced aside past memories that gave her such knowledge with renewed irritation.
The man didn't even have the decency to have a crooked nose. What should have been bent and awkward from being broken a few too many times was instead long and straight, shaped perfectly between high cheek bones most women would swoon over, or kill to have themselves. But on Beau Gentry, it was just one thousand percent robust cowboy.
Damn him.
"I'm your ride out to the Double T," Beau said, gripping the edge of his white straw cowboy hat and tipping it in a cordial gesture.
She ground the heels of her low pumps into the soft tar to contain her growing irritation. Did he think she was an idiot? "No way."
"'Fraid so," he said, his expression slightly askew.
"Hank didn't mention anything about you coming to get me when I spoke to him on the phone."
"I suspect he thought you would have found some excuse not to come if you knew I was picking you up."
"He would have been right. Why didn't one of the hands come get me?"
Settling his hand at the base of his neck, Beau replied, "You're looking at him. As of three weeks ago I am one of the ranch hands at the Double T."
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Editorial Reviews

Susan Mobley
"Ms. Mondello presents a beguiling story that keeps you turning the pages."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014009140
  • Publisher: Lisa Mondello
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Series: Texas Hearts , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 39,285
  • File size: 330 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa 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. Look for more stories from her popular Texas Hearts Romance series and her Fate with a Helping Hand series. In 2013 she will introduce a new series called Heroes of Providence. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2001

    Truly a joy to read!

    4 Stars - Romantic Times 'Mandy had spent her summers with Hank and Corrine Promise on their Texas ranch for years. Now she's back after an eight-year absence. Mandy is appalled to be met at the airport by Beau Gentry, the man who broke her heart when he chose to ride the rodeo circuit and leave her behind. From Beau, she learns the reason her mother insisted she return -- Hank's heart condition. It's Hank, though, who really gives her a shock when he asks her to learn from Beau, how to run the ranch. How can she work so closely with the man who betrayed her? Even more importantly, will she be able to convince Hank to have the heart surgery he needs to save his life? Ms. Mondello presents a beguiling story that keeps you turning the pages. Though the hero at first appears selfish and the heroine in need of a backbone, their characters develop nicely and the reasons behind their actions prove understandable. Truly a joy to read.' (reviewed by Susan Mobley)

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

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    Loved it

    I was rooting for the MC the entire time I was reading. The characters were well defined and 3 dimensional...and very likeable. The story was original and sweet. Nicely done. I will recommend this to all of my friends who like romance and adventure.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Texas Hearts Series Book 1

    Her Heart for the Asking by Lisa Mondello
    Texas Hearts Book 1
    Beau Gentry had broken Mandy Morgan's heart when she was sixteen and then she watched as he left her to go to the rodeo, the dream he loved...not her. Eight years later she is returning to Texas because her mom told her to visit Uncle Hank. She use to come every year until Beau. Then Texas only held her broken heart and she couldn't face it. She has made a life for herself in Philadelphia working to try and please her father at his Advertising Agency. The minute she steps off the plane in Texas her life changes once again. It's Beau who has come to bring her to the Double T and she finds out that Uncle Hank has serious health issues. She also finds herself feeling like that sixteen year old girl around Beau.

    Beau owes his knowledge of the rodeo to Hank Promise and came to help him as soon as he called. He also knew that his feelings for Mandy Morgan had never changed and now she was a beautiful woman. He hoped for a second chance to fix how he left her last time. Can a high class girl from Philadelphia ever find happiness with a cowboy from Texas? This is a shorter story but full of old secrets and new hope.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Sweet and tender story

    Mandy and Beau's story is so full of emotion. While it is about broken hearts and love found again after 8 years, it is clean and respectable stoty. A very good read....

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Loved this book!

    This was a quick read but there was a lot of story in it. The romance was very nice.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Good traditional romance that wasn't predictable.

    Good traditional romance that wasn't predictable.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Best ever!!!

    I usually only read Lurelene McDanield but my aunt recomended this and i am glad she did! I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT FROM THE BEGINING! If you like ti read a romance with a twist then read this book! An AMAZING read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Not Crazy About This One

    The story could have been written better. It had the makings of a good one but just wasn't long enough or flowed smoothly.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Awesome

    Such a great book... i read it in one day.... it had me hooked. And made me say OMG outloud by the twists....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    good read

    nice series

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    If you like love stories this is a good one...

    A fun read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Texas Cowboys

    I have always enjoyed reading good stories about cowboys especially from Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Good

    Good read

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  • Posted November 29, 2013

    Wonderful love story about two people who find their way back to

    Wonderful love story about two people who find their way back to each other. This is a quick read at 182 pages and I enjoyed it a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Recommend

    I enjoyed this book.( aprox. 250 pages). It does need better editing, but the book is well worth reading. I' m sure most everyone will like it. GJRA

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    This is the first book that I have read by Lisa Mondello, and I

    This is the first book that I have read by Lisa Mondello, and I really enjoyed it. Mandy and Beau have not saw each other in eight years, but the chemistry is still there between them. Circumstances bring them back together, and they have to decide what they truly want out of life, and if they are willing to take another chance on one another. I highly recommend this book, it is the first in the Texas Hearts Series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Good

    Sweet and wholesome story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Recommend

    Short story filled with list love, secrets, regrets and forgiveness! I really enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    SF

    Liked the story. Would have liked it better if it was longer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    How sweet

    100+ pages of sweet memories, regrets and secrets that make a sweet story. Perfect ending

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