The Heart of a Texas Cowboy

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy

by Linda Broday

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ISBN-13: 9781492630203
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Series: Men of Legend , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 216,304
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Linda Broday resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado. At a young age, she discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There's something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers' Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She blogs regularly at Visit her at

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The Heart of a Texas Cowboy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story with great cast of characters: Houston's brothers Sam and Luke; Laura's brothers twins Virgil and Quaid, along with their younger brother Henry; and the people they meet along the way, from the mysterious Clay who rides with them on the cattke drive, to meeting Dr. Mary and the young newlyweds Caroline and Vincent. The storyline was entertaining and I could not stop until I finished the 44 chapters in the book. There are a lot of chapters, but the action moves the book along and the storyline flows so that the reader is not aware. This is a keeper. There is laughter, tears, anger and finally joy with the HEA ending. All Three of the Legend men have their own story...While reading this book, I discovered that Sam's story is book 1, Houston's is book 2 and Luke's story is book 3.Great story, book deserves more than 5 stars. Happy Reading! ******vrnb*****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Houston and Lara also in this second book of the Legend brothers. Cannot wait now to read Lukes story. What i dont get is when one of the brothers are in a fight for their life with the most evil enemy, and i mean pure evil, and they get a chance to shoot to kill, the brothers or brother will talk him to death until the enemy can get the drop on him. If someone was going to kill my baby or any loved one i would blow his head off before i would talk him to death.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
There is nothing truer than the saying love it blind. The first few pages of this story just ripped my heart out. Your heart breaks for one, than you hear the whole story which spins you in a 360 for poor Houston and how he was betrayed. A year later two lost hurt souls come together when two fathers make a deal forcing them to marry. One swearing to service and protect his wife and her child the other hoping for the best, can these two help heal the wounds others have given them? A story full of danger, hope, dreams, action, and adventure with excitement, heartbreak, desire, pain and sorrow as two people build a life together and those who want to bring it down. The story captivates you as it takes you back in time to a wilder side of Texas where actions speak louder than words. A place where it is kill or be killed, the hunted become the hunter and justice is service with bullets flying. Men had honor, women had souls and children had respect they grow up fast and learn to protect those they love. The author takes all of the above and captivates the reader in a story that will hold your attention keeping you spellbound with a story you will have trouble putting down. She shows you the best of the best and the worse of the worse taking down one evil man at a time that is if they do not get taken down first. Houston is a man of his word he holds power but in the west it doesn’t mean much. He is a gentleman until the end always putting his family first standing in the way of danger to keep them safe. He is forced to marry a woman that most would take one look turn their heads or make fun of. He takes it all on the chin making her feel beautiful and loving her child that isn’t his. Lara is a broken woman who has been to hell and back facing things we hope to never face. She has lived our worst nightmare taking one day as it come facing life with her chin held high. Life has not been easy and it is about to get worse as the man who attacked her hunts her down to take back what is his. I love watching these two as their relationships grow both learning so much making a life for them and their child on a trail drive as a gang is hot on the tail making habit over Texas that will bring most to their knees. The story holds you captive keeping you holding your breath and breaking your heart, making you smile and laugh why keeping you on the edge with very vivid details that pulls you in taking you away. I really hated to put this book down. I stayed up very late and picked it up first thing in the morning. I had to see where the author would take it. She surprised me at every turn making my heart beat faster as my eyes grew bigger. The adventure is thrilling and the danger feels real. Ms. Broday puts so much emotion in her stories spinning a tale of romance that keeps you breathless. She makes you smile, laugh and just wanting to cry. Her characters become real leaving you with your hand over your mouth and tears in your eyes. It will be a story that stays with you making you understand how vivid Texas was years ago. These are characters that kept American free they stood up for what is right giving back not only to the land but the people. Fighting for justice the only way they knew how. The supporting characters add so much from their love of the land to their love of one family who is about to lose it all. There is shock and surprises waiting for you between these pages. The author takes you on a story that spins out of control leavi
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Houston and Lara's story. They had both been hurt in the past and didn't want any emotional ties, so their marriage of convenience was perfect for both of them. But, of course, the best laid plans always take a different path. I loved watching Houston and Lara become friends before they become lovers. So often in stories the sexual attraction comes first and you never see that friendship build. Because of Lara's history, Houston knew that his first priority was to become his wife's friend if they were to have any kind of future together. I also enjoyed the added element of the story taking place mostly during the cattle drive. Definitely a nice change of pace from what I normally read. I can't wait to read Luke's story, To Marry a Texas Outlaw, which comes out in Nov.
Holly More than 1 year ago
The Heart Of A Texas Cowboy was not the book I was expecting to read, it was so much better than what I ever thought it would be. You start the story with a huge bang and it only gets better from there. All it takes is one bullet to ruin cowboy Houston Legend's heart, until he gets thrown into a marriage with a young girl with a baby. Lara Boone wasn't looking for love, just a name for her baby after the very troubled past she had to endure. It takes a simple cattle drive for Lara's past to catch up to them and for the both of them to finally discover what they have been missing in their lives. The way this story ended was so perfect for everything that had happened in this story. I never read any of Linda Broday's books before but after reading this 2nd part in the Men Of Legend series, I so want to go read more books by her now. She has this way of writing that makes you feel that you are in the story, feeling every emotion that the characters have. If you are into romance with that old west story-lines, you need to read this series and books by Linda Broday!! Thank You to Linda Broday for writing a great book in this series that turned me into a fan of yours from this day on!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'The Heart of a Texas Cowboy' by Linda Broday is book Two in the "Men of Legend" series. This is the story of Houston and Lara. I have not yet read the previous book so for me this was a standalone book. Houston was set to marry his childhood sweetheart but in a shot of a bullet that changed. Which that changed came the knowledge that he didn't know the women he was marring after all. Now almost a year later his father gets into a gambling debt that only Houston can get him out of. The debt... to marry a women he has never met and giver her child a name. Lara's father is trying to help Lara give her child a name and has arranged a marriage to Houston in exchange to forgive his father's debt. Lara was brutally raped and hurt about a year ago and is looking only to give her child hope for a future. But when Houston and Lara meet at the alter it appears that there might be more to what will be happening to them than just giving Lara's child a name. *A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection*