Wild Dakota Heart (Book 4 of Dakota Hearts)

Dakota Hearts

Book 4
Lisa Mondello
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 Former NAVY SEAL, Ethan McKinnon, has spent ten years in the military trying to wash away the bad boy reputation that ultimately resulted in the death of his best friend Denny Newton. Unfortunately, that meant leaving behind everyone, especially Maddie Newton, Denny’s sweet younger sister. Ethan had faced sniper bullets and lived through black ops missions that he never should have come home from. But facing Maddie again, and gaining her forgiveness, is the most terrifying thing he’s ever had to do.

There was a time when Maddie Newton’s sun rose and set with Ethan McKinnon. But that was before her world shattered with her brother’s tragic death, and Ethan had left her to grieve alone while he played hero somewhere else in the world. Old motorcycle pieces in the garage have been a constant reminder of her brother’s unfinished life. Now that Ethan is back in Rudolph, he insists they work together to fulfill Denny’s dream of restoring the motorcycle and bringing it to Sturgis. But how can Maddie work alongside Ethan when he’s the last man on earth she wants to be near…and the only man she’s ever truly loved?

Also look for HER DAKOTA MAN, book 1 in the Dakota Hearts Series, currently free!

DAKOTA HEARTS:
book 1 Her Dakota Man
book 2 Badland Bride
book 3 Dakota Heat
book 4 Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 His Dakota Bride
book 6 Dakota Wedding
book 7 His Dakota Heart
book 8 Dakota Cowboy
book 9 One Dakota Night
book 10 Dakota Homecoming



If you like a good cowboy romance deep from the heart of Texas, check out Lisa Mondello's popular TEXAS HEARTS romance series which includes, HER HEART FOR THE ASKING, HIS HEART FOR THE TRUSTING, THE MORE I SEE, GYPSY HEARTS, LEAVING LIBERTY and HIS TEXAS HEART.
 
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Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Fiction / Romance / Military
Fiction / Romance / Western
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 **From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello**

The story of the South Dakota McKinnon clan continues in HIS DAKOTA BRIDE, book 5 of DAKOTA HEARTS.

Her heart had always belonged to Wade McKinnon...

When single mother, Skylar Barnett, came to South Dakota, she thought her life was just beginning. Newly pregnant, she waited for the love of her life, Wade McKinnon, to join her so they could start their life near his family. But her joy quickly shattered after learning Wade was presumed killed during a tsunami that hit the small Asian island they'd both worked on in the Peace Corp. She'd spent the last four years making peace with her decision to marry a man she didn't love so her baby would have a father. But marrying the wrong man when her heart belonged to Wade was the biggest mistake of her life.

Secrets and circumstance kept them apart...

No one in Wade McKinnon's life knew that his work with the Peace Corp. was just a cover for his real job in a secret military agency. Not even Skylar, the woman he'd fallen hard for the moment he'd laid eyes on her. But when his mission in Asia suddenly became too dangerous and all agents in the field were ordered to disappear, using the tragic events of the tsunami on the island where they'd met seemed like the only way to keep Skylar and their unborn baby safe until the situation cooled down. As much as it killed him, Wade stepped aside when he learned Skylar had moved on with another man. But now that she's free, he's determined to do everything he can to win back her love and claim the life they'd dreamed of sharing.

Also look for HER DAKOTA MAN, book 1 in the Dakota Hearts Series, currently free!

DAKOTA HEARTS:
book 1 Her Dakota Man
book 2 Badland Bride
book 3 Dakota Heat
book 4 Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 His Dakota Bride
book 6 Dakota Wedding
book 7 His Dakota Heart
book 8 Dakota Cowboy
book 9 One Dakota Night
book 10 Dakota Homecoming
 
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello, book 6 of the popular DAKOTA HEARTS western romance series.

Ian McKinnon was just getting steady on his feet, looking forward to the opening of the Wounded Veterans Center and a big McKinnon wedding celebration, when tragedy struck again. The soldier who'd saved his life while in the military has died. He's charged with his most important mission: find his friend Carlos's family in Mexico or become guardian and raise Carlos's children. The only mandatory stipulation of his friend's will was that Ian live under the same roof with Abby Townsend, a firefighter from Carlos's firehouse. Abby knew the kids well and she could help ease them all through the transition of becoming a family. Okay, so Ian may not be daddy material, but he'd grown up with a whole lot of McKinnons running around. He could handle the kids just fine. The beautiful Abby Townsend was another story.

Abby took one look at Ian and shook her head with utter disbelief. What were her dear friends thinking by naming a man whose nickname was "The Hazard" as guardian of their three small children? She only needed to spend one year in Ian's house in South Dakota. She had to either find Carlos's family, or convince Ian that she was the better person to raise the children. Abby knows how hard it is to lose someone you loved. She'll be there to protect the children in any way she can. But can she protect her heart from falling in love with a man known for taking too many risks...and risk heartbreak again?

DAKOTA HEARTS series:

Book 1 - Her Dakota Man
Book 2 - Badland Bride
Book 3 - Dakota Heat
Book 4 - Wild Dakota Heart
Book 5 - His Dakota Bride
Book 6 - Dakota Wedding

and coming in 2015, check for more Dakota Hearts books.

If you're a fan of western romance, contemporary romance, stories full of angst and emotion, and sexy cowboy and military heroes, then you'll enjoy the Dakota Hearts, Texas Hearts and Fate with a Helping Hand series of romance novels.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello...

HIS DAKOTA HEART, book 7 of DAKOTA HEARTS

How do you say goodbye to a love when it had no ending? Gray McKinnon has spent two years struggling with moving on when the woman he loved suffered an accident that left her in a coma and no hope of recovery. Everyone urged Gray to move on. He's had plenty of offers to help him mend his broken heart on and off the rodeo circuit. But moving on is easier said than done when your heart belongs to someone else. At least, he thinks so until he sees Nina Hendrix again.

Nina couldn't help falling in love with her big sister's cowboy any more than she could bring her sister, Jen, back from her coma. She's kept her distance from Gray out of respect for her sister. But when her family decides to move Jen to another medical facility a few states away, she can't help but reach out to Gray, even though she has no illusions that he could love her the way she loves him. She won't let herself be just another woman passing through his life, helping him forget. But one night in his arms makes her realize there is no future for them if every time he looks at her he sees the one woman he can never have.

Check out all the DAKOTA HEARTS books:
book 1 - Her Dakota Man
book 2 - Badland Bride
book 3 - Dakota Heat
book 4 - Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 - His Dakota Bride
book 6 - Dakota Wedding
book 7 - His Dakota Heart
book 8 - Dakota Cowboy
book 9 - One Dakota Night
book 10 - Dakota Homecoming 
From NYTs and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello...
 
The McKinnon family romances continue with ONE DAKOTA NIGHT, book 9 of Dakota Hearts...
 
Grace McKinnon had her chance at love, and she lost.  She'd married a thrill seeking rodeo man who was never around.  All she wants now is to find someone she can depend on while she raises her young son who is determined to follow in his father's footsteps.  When she meets her cousin Ethan's friend, a form Navy SEAL, she thinks it's just more of the same.  Same man, different suit.  But Grace soon learns that life can be thrilling with the right man...as long as she's in his arms.
 
It had been a long time since Jace Strickland had some decent time off to think about anything other than the military.  At a crossroad in his life, he has two months of leave to decide whether to reenlist in the Navy or discover something else in life that gives him the same rush as being a Navy SEAL.  Meeting single mother Grace McKinnon at a veterans event in South Dakota was an unexpected pleasure.  Given the nature of the life he'd chosen, he'd never been the forever kind of man. He craved adventure.  But Grace's sweet lips and loving heart makes him wonder if the ultimate rush in life...is loving one special woman for the rest of his life.
 
Check out all the DAKOTA HEARTS books:
 
book 1 Her Dakota Man
book 2 Badland Bride
book 3 Dakota Heat
book 4 Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 His Dakota Bride
book 6 Dakota Wedding
book 7 His Dakota Heart
book 8 Dakota Cowboy
book 9 One Dakota Night
book 10 Dakota Homecoming
Chance Encounter is the first book in A Chance and A Hope trilogy. These books are NOT meant to be read as standalones. If you like your entire story wrapped up in one book, you won't enjoy this one. This one is for you if you don't mind journeying with a character who has some healing to do before he's ready for his forever.

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Chance knew love once—a long time ago. She died when they were eighteen and the best of him died with her. Since then his work on a ranch in Montana has allowed him to keep his distance from people and from happiness. Eighteen years later, he may be ready to start living again—maybe. He’s watched all his friends find love and embark on the next stage of their lives. Part of him would like to do the same; part of him would rather cling to the past.

He’s hoping that a trip to the Oregon Coast, and a couple of weeks away from his normal life, might help him figure out how he can move forward and maybe even be happy.

It’s taken him eighteen years to get to this point, but a chance encounter on the beach will make him want to figure it all out in just two weeks.

He’s come a long way, but can he really open his heart up to happiness—and to Hope?

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Chance Encounter is the first of three books in A Chance and a Hope Series.
These are not standalone reads. In fact, when you get to the end of this story, you may be faced with a cliffhanger – or you may not. The choice is yours!

What do I mean? Well, when you reach the end of Chapter Twenty you’ll be left with a warm and fuzzy Happy-For-Now. Then you’ll be faced with a choice – read on, all the way up to the edge of a cliff where I’ll leave you hanging, or stop right where you are. If you love a cliffy, you can have one. If you detest a cliffy, you don’t have to deal with it! And if you hate waiting for the next books in a trilogy, don't worry because the series is complete, you can grab Book Two straight away.

Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance


Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! 

Book 1: Mason 
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

Summer Lake Romance Series
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding

The Hamiltons Series

This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.

Book 1: Red Wine and Roses 
Book 2: Champagne and daisies 
Book 3: Marsala and Magnolias 
Book 4: Prosecco and Peonies 

The Davenports Series 
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family. 

Book 1: Oscar 
Book 2: TJ 
Book 3: Reid 

Summer Lake Seasons

A return to the wonderful small town so many readers have grown to love. We'll see our old friends around town and they'll feature to a greater or lesser extent in the new stories. I want you to be able to catch up on their lives if you know them - and to not feel like you're missing anything if you didn't read the original series. 

Angel and Luke in Take These Broken Wings 
Zack and Maria in Too Much Love to Hide


Summer Lake Silver is a new series featuring couples in their fifties and older. Just because a few decades—or more—have skipped by since you were in your twenties it doesn’t mean you can’t find love, does it? Summer Lake Silver stories find happily ever afters for those who remember being thirty-something—vaguely.

Clay and Marianne in Like Some Old Country Song


Love in Nashville

Everyone knows that Nashville is the home of country and with so many Country songs about love it seems natural to find love in Nashville. Unfortunately, just like the road to the Grand Ole Opry, so many aspire but only the lucky ones, who work at it, find harmony center stage.


Autumn and Matt in Bring on The Night


Three cowboys you can't resist...all in one place!

Meet Dane, Noah, and Finn Baylor, the hardworking Baylor brothers, and the women they love in a series reviewers call 'classically romantic'.

RUNAWAY HEART

Never lay down roots. It's the one hard and fast rule Ren Maddock has stuck to while trying to get by and stay one step ahead of a past she'd rather forget. When she responds to a job ad in Three Rivers, Colorado, she comes face to face with Dane Baylor, a sexy cowboy who makes her want to throw all her rules out the window, regardless of the consequences.

HOMECOMING HEART

Two years and a few dirty secrets stand between them. Emma Pierce left Three Rivers and never looked back, hoping to forget about the one cowboy she can't resist. Blessed with this second chance, Noah Baylor will do whatever it takes to prove that the only future he wants is the one with Emma in it.

SECONDHAND HEART

Finn Baylor fixes horses, not people. So when Lily Jacobs shows up with her damaged horse in tow, his first instinct is to tell her to get gone. Reeling from the accident that nearly claimed her life and her horse's, Lily's last hope for her horse is the brooding Finn. And though he's done his best to close himself off, Lily's determined spirit means she might be the last hope for Finn's heart.

This book contains the Hearts of Three Rivers: The Baylors series. Each book stands alone as a complete read, but features appearances from other family members who may have their own story to tell in a different book. Amity's stories can best be described as 'sweet western heat', and contain open door bedroom scenes, but no frank language.

Hearts of Three Rivers

The Baylors

Runaway Heart (Dane & Ren Maddock)
Homecoming Heart (Noah & Emma Pierce)
Secondhand Heart (Finn & Lily Jacobs)

The Montgomerys

Secret Heart (Nate & Layla Sullivan)
Lawful Heart (Banks & Norah Clarke) COMING SOON

Hearts of Heroes
(Military and serviceman related novellas that occur in the Three Rivers world)

The Cowboy SEAL's Bride (Lane Sutton & Miranda Davenport)

This is the final part of Chance and Hope's trilogy. We left them in a good place at the end of Finding Hope. Now it's time to see how their story concludes.

Chance is starting to relax and to believe that he and Hope can have a future together. She's moving to Montana to be with him, but will a visit to Summer Lake help him decide to give Hope a chance—or will he find that he can't let go of the past?

Hope knows she's found the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Chance keeps talking about their future, but he's a man who doesn't make promises. Ever. She thinks he wants to marry her, but he isn't asking—and how can he? As far as she's concerned, saying "I do" is the most important promise you can make.

The future is looking bright for these two, but will the past always overshadow it?


This book is intended for adult readers 18+
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This is the third and final book in A Chance and a Hope series. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order

Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance


Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! 

Book 1: Mason 
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

Summer Lake Romance Series
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding

The Hamiltons Series
This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.

Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies

The Davenports Series
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.

Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid

 **From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello**

The story of the South Dakota McKinnon clan continues in HIS DAKOTA BRIDE, book 5 of DAKOTA HEARTS.

Her heart had always belonged to Wade McKinnon...

When single mother, Skylar Barnett, came to South Dakota, she thought her life was just beginning. Newly pregnant, she waited for the love of her life, Wade McKinnon, to join her so they could start their life near his family. But her joy quickly shattered after learning Wade was presumed killed during a tsunami that hit the small Asian island they'd both worked on in the Peace Corp. She'd spent the last four years making peace with her decision to marry a man she didn't love so her baby would have a father. But marrying the wrong man when her heart belonged to Wade was the biggest mistake of her life.

Secrets and circumstance kept them apart...

No one in Wade McKinnon's life knew that his work with the Peace Corp. was just a cover for his real job in a secret military agency. Not even Skylar, the woman he'd fallen hard for the moment he'd laid eyes on her. But when his mission in Asia suddenly became too dangerous and all agents in the field were ordered to disappear, using the tragic events of the tsunami on the island where they'd met seemed like the only way to keep Skylar and their unborn baby safe until the situation cooled down. As much as it killed him, Wade stepped aside when he learned Skylar had moved on with another man. But now that she's free, he's determined to do everything he can to win back her love and claim the life they'd dreamed of sharing.

Also look for HER DAKOTA MAN, book 1 in the Dakota Hearts Series, currently free!

DAKOTA HEARTS:
book 1 Her Dakota Man
book 2 Badland Bride
book 3 Dakota Heat
book 4 Wild Dakota Heart
book 5 His Dakota Bride
book 6 Dakota Wedding
book 7 His Dakota Heart
book 8 Dakota Cowboy
book 9 One Dakota Night
book 10 Dakota Homecoming
 
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello, book 6 of the popular DAKOTA HEARTS western romance series.

Ian McKinnon was just getting steady on his feet, looking forward to the opening of the Wounded Veterans Center and a big McKinnon wedding celebration, when tragedy struck again. The soldier who'd saved his life while in the military has died. He's charged with his most important mission: find his friend Carlos's family in Mexico or become guardian and raise Carlos's children. The only mandatory stipulation of his friend's will was that Ian live under the same roof with Abby Townsend, a firefighter from Carlos's firehouse. Abby knew the kids well and she could help ease them all through the transition of becoming a family. Okay, so Ian may not be daddy material, but he'd grown up with a whole lot of McKinnons running around. He could handle the kids just fine. The beautiful Abby Townsend was another story.

Abby took one look at Ian and shook her head with utter disbelief. What were her dear friends thinking by naming a man whose nickname was "The Hazard" as guardian of their three small children? She only needed to spend one year in Ian's house in South Dakota. She had to either find Carlos's family, or convince Ian that she was the better person to raise the children. Abby knows how hard it is to lose someone you loved. She'll be there to protect the children in any way she can. But can she protect her heart from falling in love with a man known for taking too many risks...and risk heartbreak again?

DAKOTA HEARTS series:

Book 1 - Her Dakota Man
Book 2 - Badland Bride
Book 3 - Dakota Heat
Book 4 - Wild Dakota Heart
Book 5 - His Dakota Bride
Book 6 - Dakota Wedding

and coming in 2015, check for more Dakota Hearts books.

If you're a fan of western romance, contemporary romance, stories full of angst and emotion, and sexy cowboy and military heroes, then you'll enjoy the Dakota Hearts, Texas Hearts and Fate with a Helping Hand series of romance novels.
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