Monday, 2 December 2013

BLOG TOUR - INCL. ENA'S REVIEW - HER DAKOTA MAN BY LISA MONDELLO

Title: Her Dakota Man
Author: Lisa Mondello
ASIN: B00FRSX700
Series: Dakota Hearts
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages/File Size: 115pages/947KB
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
Release Date: 9th October, 2013


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From USA Today Best Selling Author Lisa Mondello - A new contemporary western romance series DAKOTA HEARTS

BLURB supplied by Lisa Mondello


She needed to risk the truth to get a second chance…

Poppy Erickson had spent the year wondering how all their lives might have been different after hearing the deathbed confession of her childhood friend. She'd left South Dakota years ago because she couldn't bear to watch the man she loved loving another woman. But now she knows the truth. She'll keep the promise she made to a friend, but will Logan understand when he learns the truth? More important, can they again recapture the passion that had been between them all those years ago?

He needed to face the past to get the love of a woman he thought he'd lost…

Everyone knows that the Dakotas didn't get the name Badlands for nothing. Harsh weather and rough living are a way of life. But single dad, Logan McKinnon, had seen more than his share of bad times after the death of his wife a year ago. The last thing he needs is Poppy Erickson, an old flame and his late wife's best friend, showing up unannounced to help after devastating floods nearly washed away their hometown. With no place to stay in town, he has no choice but to offer her a bed at his house. But can he live under the same roof with a woman he'd once loved passionately without feeling he's betraying his late wife?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa 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 won Best First Book in the Golden Quill. Her books have finaled in the HOLT Medallion, and the Colorado Award of Excellence contests. In 2011 she re-released her award winning book All I Want for Christmas is You along with a re-issue of her romantic comedy, The Marriage Contract, with a new contemporary romance called The Knight and Maggie's Baby. In 2012 she reissued the first 3 books of her popular Western Romance Series TEXAS HEARTS including Her Heart for the Asking, His Heart for the Trusting and The More I See. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com.

GUEST REVIEW
BY ENA
Title: Her Dakota Man
Author: Lisa Mondello
ASIN: B00FRSX700
Series: Dakota Hearts
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages/File Size: 115pages/947KB
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book
Release Date: 9th October, 2013

BLURB supplied by Lisa Mondello

She needed to risk the truth to get a second chance…

Poppy Erickson had spent the year wondering how all their lives might have been different after hearing the deathbed confession of her childhood friend. She'd left South Dakota years ago because she couldn't bear to watch the man she loved loving another woman. But now she knows the truth. She'll keep the promise she made to a friend, but will Logan understand when he learns the truth? More important, can they again recapture the passion that had been between them all those years ago?

He needed to face the past to get the love of a woman he thought he'd lost…

Everyone knows that the Dakotas didn't get the name Badlands for nothing. Harsh weather and rough living are a way of life. But single dad, Logan McKinnon, had seen more than his share of bad times after the death of his wife a year ago. The last thing he needs is Poppy Erickson, an old flame and his late wife's best friend, showing up unannounced to help after devastating floods nearly washed away their hometown. With no place to stay in town, he has no choice but to offer her a bed at his house. But can he live under the same roof with a woman he'd once loved passionately without feeling he's betraying his late wife?


ENA'S INITIAL THOUGHTS
As I have previously read a book by Lisa Mondello I was looking forward to slipping into this book. I felt quite confident that I would enjoy the book.

ENA'S REVIEW
My daughter received this e-arc from the authors publicist free in exchange for my reading, reviewing and putting my Guest Review on my daughters blog today.
So the cover is showing the rather fit looking torso of a man, whom I would say is probably Logan Kelly. So would I pick the book up in a store? Yes but to be totally honest it would be the authors name that would attract me to the book.
So now to the review without giving away the plot! This book is a romance story, it has a fairly steady pace that is fast enough to keep me interested right to the last page. The main characters are Poppy Erickson and Logan McKinnon. Logan is a single dad to his son Keith. His wife died and things have been on a downward turn for him ever since. Logan has had a previous relationship with Poppy many moons ago and really doesn't want to jump into another relationship with her. 
Poppy learnt something important from a dying friend about Logan. Poppy also promised this same dying friend that she would revisit Dakota and see Logan again. Poppy ends up staying at Logan's house and their love re-ignites though Logan is at times filled with the guilt, of feeling he is betraying his late wife by offering Poppy a place to stay whilst she is in the area.
So Poppy and Logan re-kindle a relationship but it's not as straight forward there are plenty of ups and downs. At times there seems to be more downs and negatives to their possible relationship than there are positives.
I've been asked to not give away anything more than is said in the blurb and I feel I have said enough.
I really loved the ending of the book.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, I really did enjoy the book. It lived up to my expectations well. Would I recommend the book?  Yes to those who like a good romance story.            Would I want to read more in this series?  Yes I would like to very much.                   Would I read other books by this author? Yes, I enjoy Lisa Mondello's writing/story telling style.

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