He’s the party animal who’s hiding a wounded soul.
She’s the sweet, awkward girl concealing her feelings.
Their friendship means everything... until the night they set it on fire.
Heartland is a stand-alone novel in the True North world. Expect: cute goats, college parties, caramels, a hot, broody farm boy and a broken girl who can’t stop loving him.
“One of my favorites! This book has it all. Feels, check! Steam, check!. Characters you will love! Don't miss Heartland, it's so, so good!” New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan
“The perfect combination of sweet and dirty.” New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting
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Heartland by Sarina Bowen
Heartland is Dylan Shipley’s book and while I wasn’t his hugest fan at the beginning, Dylan definitely grew on me more and more as the book progressed.
Dylan and Chastity have been good friends for a handful of years now and Chastity has always been a little in love with Dylan and Dylan has merely been in lust with pretty much any girl worth a second glance and who is most definitely *not* Chastity. This goes on with Dylan dating Chastity’s roommate and remaining oblivious to her feelings. When Dylan and Chastity start up a business making and selling caramels, Chastity really seems to grow some confidence and learns to assert herself and ask for what she wants which was wonderful!
I loved so much about this book but what I particularly loved was that I didn’t love Dylan at the beginning yet was firmly team Dylan at the end. Him recognizing his feelings for what they were and also expressing himself and his vulnerabilities to Chastity as well as members of his family truly endeared him to me and I felt like he had come so far and grown so much. Chastity I just adored. She had been through so much and could have gone down a different path but she was all things good and it was a goddamn delight to witness. I loved the progression of their relationship and the nature of their friendship.
This was such a welcome addition to the True North series and I’m so eager for the next book!
*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.
**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.
Loved this story but would not have read it knowing there was going to be a follow on book, there was enough content to be finished in this book but I will have to read the next one which of course is the authors intention.
Will tug at your heartstrings!
Heartland is a story that will tug at your heartstrings!
I felt like I could keep on reading and never want it to end.
Having escaped a cult, Chastity is at university and learning how to live her life differently.
She has her best friend Dylan to help her, especially with algebra.
What I loved about this book was the amazing friendships, the way Chastity came out of her shell and the way Dylan kept an eye on her.
It was beautiful to see them both become closer with a novel idea to help Dylan's family farm.
This story is just beautiful! I really don't want to say much more, but it's certainly a well written best friends to lovers story and an amazing addition to the True North series.