Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Her Dakota Man (Dakota Hearts #1) by LIsa Mondello

 This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
Click HERE for more information.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my great pleasure to feature Lisa Mondello and Her Dakota Man.
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

Her Dakota Man
Dakota Hearts
Book 1
Lisa Mondello

Genre: contemporary romance
 Number of pages: 108

Book Description:

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?

Poppy Erickson had spent the year wondering how all their lives might have been different after hearing the death bed 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?

One look on Logan McKinnon’s face told Poppy that his foul mood had very little to do with the devastating destruction all around the Badlands of South Dakota…and everything to do with her showing up in town after nearly ten years. 

She didn’t have to be standing next to him to feel his anger simmering just below the surface of his composure.  Sitting in her rental sedan was close enough.  What the hell was she thinking coming back home?  Why had she made that ridiculous promise to Kelly?

She parked the car next to his truck and took a deep breath, mumbling under her breath as she pulled the door handle, “This may just turn out to be the stupidest thing you have ever done, girl.”

Truth was, even as pissed off as Logan looked, he was still an amazing sight to see.  

Part of her had hoped that she was wrong.  That she’d gotten over him a long time ago.  That she’d take one look at him, make sure he and Keith were okay, and be able to get back in her car and drive right to the airport in Rapids City.

He turned to her, standing tall and proud.  His thick dark hair blew in the March wind, fluttering around his face and making him all the more strikingly handsome.

Yep.  Stupid.

My thoughts:
I have read a number of books by Lisa Mondello, and was excited to be a part of this tour.  I look forward to her stories and was not disappointed.  She creates wonderful, real characters that have personalities and traits that I can swiftly invest in.  I fall into her books and the pages fly by.  This is a great example of her talented writing and creative mind.  Filled with a myriad of emotions, this story drew me in and didn't let go until the end; where I found myself wishing that there was more.  I am pleased that this is book 1 so it isn't actually over.  Be sure to check out this or any of her other books, you won't regret it.

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