May 22, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : The Heart Of A Texas Cowboy by Linda Broday

Men of Legend, Book 2


  Genre: Western / Historical / Romance
Date of Publication: May 2, 2017
Number of Pages: 384

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Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.
One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.
All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. The best she can hope for is kindness and acceptance. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband—or any man—after the heartache she’s endured.
In an effort to save the Lone Star Ranch, Houston decides to drive two thousand longhorns up the Great Western Trail to Dodge City. The day before he leaves, the cook quits. When he can’t find another on such short notice, Lara offers to go along and fill in. Over his best judgement, he lets her. Three days out, he notices riders trailing them. Things go from bad to worse and it’s an all-out fight to try to save themselves and the herd.
And when Lara’s troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs to claim.


Praise for The Heart of a Texas Cowboy:

“Broday brilliantly captures Lara and Houston’s hesitations and growing love. The exciting plot, rich setting, and superb writing will delight fans of historical romances.” ~~Publisher’s Weekly *Starred Review

“This compassionate, poignant marriage-of-convenience love story demonstrates Broday’s ability to bring a wide range of emotions to her characters in a fast-paced plotline without losing a bit of the powerful love story. Add this to your Western romance collection!” ~~Romantic Times

“Ms. Broday's conclusion of this phenomenal book is heart gripping, blood pounding drama at its finest. This one will keep readers revisiting again and again in years to come.~~ Tonya Lucas- Goodreads Review

“One of the best historical Western authors.” ~~ Fresh Fiction
“Broday will appeal to fans of such authors as Georgina Gentry, Leigh Greenwood, and Jodi Thomas.” ~~Booklist

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!

Linda Broday, Historical Western Romance Author
I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 8 full length historical western romance novels, with another set to release 2017, and 10 short stories. Watching TV westerns during my youth fed my love of cowboys and the old West and they still do. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. At times, I can feel their ghosts lurking around every corner. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here. I love research and looking for little known tidbits to add realism to my stories. When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I confess to being a rock hound. I’ve been accused (and quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.

  May 15-24, 2017 


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  1. Good Morning, Holly.......Thank you for having me and for taking this book into your heart. This marriage of convenience was rocky at the first and full of uncertainty and doubt. Houston and Lara grew to learn to trust and open their hearts before they could love. But, I think once they let love blossom their marriage became so powerful and that's what allowed them to win against all odds. I used a lot of Kleenex writing this story but I also laughed out loud at sweet baby Gracie and brother Henry. In fact, Gracie tried to steal the story and she couldn't even say a word. One day, I'll have to write her book.

    #3 of this series - To Marry a Texas Outlaw - releases this November with a powerful conclusion to Men of Legend.

    Thank you again, Holly. I loved the review. I'm humbled and grateful for the kind words.

    1. Not a problem! I really enjoyed this story and I have to go back and read the first book before reading the third and final book in this great series!!