His Heart for the Trusting (Book 2 - Texas Hearts)

His Heart for the Trusting (Book 2 - Texas Hearts)

by Lisa Mondello

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello, HIS HEART FOR THE TRUSTING, book 2 of the TEXAS HEARTS.

TEXAS HEARTS:
book 1 Her Heart for the Asking (currently free)
book 2 His Heart for the Trusting
book 3 The More I See
book 4 Gypsy Hearts
book 5 Leaving Liberty
book 6 His Texas Heart
book 7 The Wedding Dress
book 8 Lone Star Lady
book 9 Under a Texas Star
book 10 Lone Star Hero


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 settling down and 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?

Excerpt:

Still dancing in circles, Midnight eyed Mitch, seemingly aware of his every move. Mitch turned his back to the mare and played with the bridle, as if ignoring the horse. Finally, Midnight stopped running and with cautious steps, she moved forward, stopping every so often and taking a side step, bobbing her head or giving a neigh, as if calling Mitch to pay attention. Eventually, she stepped up alongside him and gave him a quick nudge with her nose. Then another until she was settled alongside Mitch.

Ever so softly, Mitch stroked her head and neck and front legs with long, easy strokes. He smiled his pleasure and crooned softly.

Without even realizing how he'd done it, the bit was in Midnight's mouth and the bridle was around the mare's head. Mitch let the reins fall and allowed Midnight to get use to the bit.

Such trust.

"That's amazing," Sara said quietly.

"Not really," Mitch said, glancing up at her as he kept his attention on the mare.

She turned to him. Mitch was looking at her, his eyes filled with the same questions she'd seen in the kitchen.

Then he said, "She still could bolt at any time."

Sara gripped the splintered rail. "But she hasn't. She came to you when she could have easily just kept running in circles."

"Trust isn't an easy thing for her. She still doesn't know what to think."

"She let you put the bridle on her. You didn't have to chase her. She came to you."

"I have to win her trust. And when I have it, I can't abuse it or she'll never give it up again."

Mitch carefully took the bridle off Midnight and took a few steps away. Midnight followed like a stray dog.

"Does she trust you now? Enough to ride her?"

Mitch shook his head. "We still need a little time together before she'll allow me put a saddle on her. Right now, she's letting me know her boundaries."

"She let you put a bridle on her as if she didn't even know you were doing it."

His face was bright with a smile. "Oh, she knew. But she's still making up her mind. She wants to trust me. I can tell. And maybe one day she will."

"Mitch?"

He looked up at her again from across the corral. He was incredibly handsome. His dark hair was the color of mica in the fading light, and his eyes had turned from blue to a smoky gray. He stood tall, his weight shifted to one hip as he held the reins of the bridle.

Such strength.

Sara remembered all too well how it had felt earlier to be in Mitch's arms. Her heart still raced with the memory.

"What if she's never ready to trust you?"

Mitch's expression grew serious, pulling her into his gaze. He took a few steps closer, his boots kicking up dust from the ground as he walked. He stopped a good ten feet from where she was standing and said, "I can wait as long as it takes, Sara."

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013956841
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Texas Hearts
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 305,004
File size: 841 KB

About the Author

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. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at

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His Heart for the Trusting 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book two of The Texas Heart series is one you will read inone setting. That ex wife of his will make you want to strangle her. The characters are real in every sense, you find your self routing for Mitch and Sara through the entire book. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading "The I See of You"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Both characters were damaged by their past and had difficulty learning to trust again. Mitch is a gentle and patient soul. Loved him! A very good love story.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
His Heart for the Trusting by Lisa Mondello Book 2 of the Texas Hearts Series We return to the Double T ranch where we met Mitch Broader briefly in Her Heart for the Asking, book 1 in the series. Mitch has dreams. He is saving up to buy his own ranch one day and until then he is a partner in the Double T, training and selling horses. And then his world comes to a sudden halt when a baby is brought to the Double T, the woman claims baby Jonathan is Mitch's son and takes off and Mitch's dreams dissolve in front of him as he is holding a screaming baby that he has no clue what to do with. Thank goodness that Sara Lightfoot dropped into his life...or rather the ranch house...at that moment. Sara had run away from her Apache roots ten years ago. She married and left for LA. Her husband molded her into the woman he needed by his side...a woman who was more white than Apache. She had a dream now. With Dave and LA in her past she was returning to her roots to teach the stories of old to the new generations of Apache children on the reservation. Her dream was waylayed slightly as the handsome cowboy begged her to be the live-in nanny until he found someone else. I enjoyed this story. Lisa was able to stir my emotions with some of the situations in the book, laughter when a cowboy learns how to give a baby a bath and tears when dreams look like they will take people in opposite directions. Anger when the past comes back to threaten these three people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 120 page free cowboy romance story and second in series of a woman returning from her life in LA to Texas and the Apache reservation, when she gets immediately side-tracked by a big charming Baltimore cowboy transplant and his unexpected fatherhood. A tell of childhood and spousal abuse. Of running away and learning to face truths and standing your ground. Angst, joy, drama, romance, love, and commitment. Kissing and hugging. An excerpt for third in series is also provided, but is also available in the free Wounded Heroes collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this author. I would like to see her write more serious books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author because her chatacters are like people we all know and love and she puts just enough lala in her stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nice series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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love2readnovels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in the Texas Hearts series concerns Mitch Broader (a close friend of Beau Gentry whom we met in book 1 "Her Heart for the Asking"). Mitch has bought into the Double T and is training and selling horses with the idea of saving money and one day buying a spread of his own. That is until Lillian comes and dumps a baby on his doorstep and tells him he is a father. Sara Lightfoot grew up on the reservation close to the Double T and is a good friend to Beau's wife, Mandy. She has returned home to find her roots after a bitter marriage and divorce. The day she arrives is the day that Lillian drops the baby off to Mitch. Mitch has no idea what to do with the baby so Sara agrees to be a live-in nanny until he can find a replacement. What transpires is two people with broken hearts and failed dreams learning to trust again. Mitch and Sara seem to be just perfect for each other. Can what they have withstand what Lillian has up her sleeve?
judyg54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the series and also very good. This story is about Mitch Broader, who is part owner of the Double T Ranch in Texas (with Beau Gentry from book one). Mitch is enjoying his life and saving up to own his own place someday when along comes a baby left "on his doorstep" by a woman, Lillian, who says it is his child and he can take care of him. Enter Sara Lightfoot, who left years earlier to escape her Indian heritage and marry a man who would take her away. Sara is back, after a cruel marraige, and realizing how important her heritage really is. Sara agrees to become the nanny for Mitch's baby and this is where the story gets interesting. The feelings they have for each other become pretty obvious, but what happens when the real mother comes back into the picture??
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Story What do you do when you find how you have son and had your marriage to his mother annulled after 2 weeks. You work crazy hours at your job which is at a ranch. What ius worse mom left without talking to you. Thus happened to Mitch. Then you have Sara you has come home for good after a bad marriage and wants to find her roots again. I loved this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besides being annoyed by the terrible editing, I just couldn't get attachd to any of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great story . Looking forward to reading more .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the love shown to a child and blossomed between dad and nanny
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many editing errors but still a good read. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right off let me reassure you that this is NOT a cliffhanger. This is a story of a msn who survived alcoholic parents with the love of his granfather. Sara left the reservation when she married her own version of "Sleeping with the enemy". This is a story of learning how to love someone who has been taught to distrust the words spoken. Especially when their past is built on the hurt the received from people claiming to love them. This is a story of redemption. People change, especially when they learn to love others and their happiness means to determine what they need above all else. I highly recommend this reading experience.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars I found this to be an enjoyable read with Sara going back home to the Reservation after a bad marriage. Her plan is to be a Native American stoyteller and teach the children about their culture. On her way she stops to visit her friend Mandy and finds Mitch who has just had his 2 week old son (that he didn't know about) dumped on him by his ex-wife. Sara calms the situation and handles the child expertly which calms both Mitch and the baby. Mitch needs a nanny immediately so Sara agrees to stay until another person can be found. I liked this sweet romance. It's well written and has good characters. Sara had made a mistake when she was younger by marrying and leaving the Reservation. She learned from her mistake and came back with a goal in mind that she was not going to be swayed from. I didn't like how she sometimes made decisions and wouldn't admit when she was wrong. Mitch was so different. He had a goal to buy his own ranch but didn't hesitate to keep the baby knowing caring for him would mean he wouldn't be able to earn the money he needed as fast. I loved the first book in this series so I was looking forward to reading this one. This was a good story but I like the other one better.
kitty36LD More than 1 year ago
Good book I could hardly put it down.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
This was the second book in the series "Texas Hearts" and it was a great read. When Sara Lightfoot, finally gets the courage to divorce the man that she married and left her childhood home for, a man that verbally abused her, she wants nothing more than to move back to the reservation and teach the children the Apache ways. She never expects to end up being a live-nanny for Mitch Broader, who never expected that he would be needing a nanny. His ex-wife just left his son at the ranch for him to raise, a son he did not know that he had. Mitch, is a cowboy who is not afraid of hard work, but is afraid of this tiny baby. Sara helps him learn how to take care of the infant. They both quickly fall in love with the tiny bundle, but can Mitch make Sara see, that her life can be whole on the ranch with him and baby Jonathan. When the ex comes back and wants the baby, at first Sara feels sorry for her, but finally realizes that she has to stand up for the man and the baby that she has come to love. A great romance story.
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Cute story...could not put it down