Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review of Her Heart for the Asking by Lisa Mondello

Synopsis: "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."

My Review: I have really started to enjoy the characters that Mondello creates. Though the stories feel a little chopped up, like you completely missed the first half and a little in the middle and even a little wrap up at the end. This had a great story behind it and I just wished for a little more development. There were some great surprises through out and as I said the characters really were fantastic, main and sub characters. I was particularly fond of Hank, he reminded me of so many of the old cowboys I grew up around. I did like Mandy, but I found her a little too emotionally unstable to really love, but the personality fit the story. Beau, such a typical cowboy with a little bit of a rough past, but a still well developed sense of honor. And for those of you who are use to my more explicit romances, this is a very clean romance, suitable for any reader!

My Rating: While I did enjoy the book, it just seemed a little unfinished to me. I give it a rating of Two Paws and Stump Wag.


  1. Hi Angie, I'm new to your blog. I love your rating system!

    Nice review. I just finished reading a book set in Texas myself...!

    -Camille www.pixiupress.com

    1. Thank you Camille, and welcome! Hehe, which reminds me I still need to attempt a paw photo shoot for the critters :D

      I do love good western books, hope you enjoyed your book set in Texas!