Wednesday, July 11, 2012

His Heart for the Trusting by Lisa Mondello

His Heart for the Trusting
by Lisa Mondello

Texas Hearts book 2
My Rating: C
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781466004849
Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 45,000
Book Description:
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 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?
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My Review:

I'll admit right up front that I didn't enjoy this book, but in no way is that a reflection on the writing skill of this author. The writing in this is just fine. In fact, I really enjoy this author's style of writing. Her writing is really easy and entertaining to read and has a great flow. For me, this was a personal issue with the actual story line. So if the story description appeals to you, then you need to ignore my review entirely and stop reading it right now! ;o)

In this book, Sara is desperate to return to the reservation after losing sight of what's important in her life. While I can understand a need to get back to family in those circumstances, she saw the reservation as her salvation/safe place, not her family...which to me, just didn't ring true. Along the way, she gets sidelined by Mitch who's just discovered he's a father when Lilian (the child's mother) abandons her baby at the ranch. Mitch finds himself desperate for a nanny and convinces Sara to help. I liked this aspect of the story especially the poignant moments between the three of them (Mitch, Sara, and the baby). What I had an issue with is Sara's trust of Lillian. She gives her the full benefit of the doubt rather than believing the guy she knows and loves, Mitch. Again, this just didn't read right to me.

Overall this book was just one that I didn't enjoy. The story was a familiar one, but the twists the author gave to it didn't work for me as a reader. BTW, I've already read book #3 in this series and will put that review up tomorrow and I LOVED that one!! I definitely like this author!

I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.


Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA 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.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at  or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

We can't love every book by authors we adore :) I have read Lisa before and she does have a great writing skill. Sometimes it is just the story that doesn't fit the reader!