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Brilliant scientist Linnea Newberry is on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling the Santa Fe Trail with her grandfather, Dr. Powell, on a botanical expedition to Colorado Territory. She longs to be taken seriously by the other team members, but at every calamity she faces, her grandfather threatens to send her home.

After watching his ma suffer and die in childbirth, Flynn McQuaid has sworn off women and marriage forever. Headed west to start a new life, he has his hands full not only taking care of his younger siblings but also delivering cattle to his brother. He doesn't need more complications.

When Flynn rescues Linnea from drowning during a river crossing, Dr. Powell promptly hires Flynn-unbeknownst to Linnea-to act as her bodyguard for the rest of the trip. As Flynn fights against the many dangers of the trail, he soon finds himself in the greatest danger of all-falling for a woman he's determined not to love.

©2021 Jody Hedlund (P)2021 Tantor

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Loved this book! Exciting, enjoyable listen! My favorite so far! Wish there was a series continued on Brody, and his sibings!

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Couldn’t put the book down so I bought the audiobook too

Mrs Hedlund,
You’ve done it again. Wow. I didn’t think you could top A Cowboy for Keeps, but I think that’s exactly what you did. I now want to go read these two books back to back to get the full effect. I was given a copy in exchange for a review, but once I received it I couldn’t put it down and I needed more— so I went ahead and bought the audiobook so I didn’t have to stop. I finished it in less than a day, many thanks to the narrator for making it easy to do my chores and devour this book. This was completely worth the audible credit, I have no regrets other than for the fact I have to wait for the next release.

I knew at the end of McMuscle’s book (A Cowboy for Keeps), when we were gifted that little preview of Flynn, that Mrs. Hedlund had created a character every reader would love. He is McSweetie to the tenth power. I don’t even think McSweetie really describes him, but McSelfless doesn’t sound as good.

If you’re looking for a book that has some adventure, slow burn romance, a ribbon of Christian faith woven through, and a Cowboy hero that will leave you melting— then run to this one right now.

Truly, The Heart of a Cowboy was the perfect name. I felt so many feelings throughout, my heart was tugged in so many directions. I felt for our main characters. Loved Lynnea, the strong Botanist that was trying to succeed in a man’s world. She kept Flynn on his toes, trying to keep her safe on the dangerous trail out west. Too pretty and too into her work, she would’ve been hurt a million times over if it weren’t for him.

This is a second book in The Colorado Cowboy series, but it holds its own and definitely could be read as a standalone. I just think you would be missing out if you don’t read A Cowboy for Keeps too, it’s absolutely amazing. This series is amazing.

Mrs. Hedlund, thank you for creating a Cowboy series that has caught my heart. This hasn’t happened since I stumbled upon the Archer boys (Karen Witemeyer) and I’m SO glad I have found yours. Now I can’t wait for Brody’s story. My heart is breaking for him, I need some closure—like yesterday.

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  • 10-24-21

not as good as the the first book in series

while I finished the book and I will read the next one please don't make the characters so frustrating!! the first book had frustration but it was tolerable this one had me almost wanting to pull my hair out at times.

I honestly don't know why authors do it time after time. I really did however enjoy the authors way she told the story despite the frustration. not a big fan if the narrator either but she was tolerable.

didn't put the book at 5 stars due to the frustration of the characters but not sure if that's fair.