Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone #2020

Heart of Stone Stone Harrison never knew he had an aunt he certainly never expected her to bequeath him one of the largest spreads in central Nevada But something about Copper Lake Ranch and its foreman Luke Reynol
  • Title: Heart of Stone
  • Author: Ari McKay
  • ISBN: 9781623805982
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stone Harrison never knew he had an aunt he certainly never expected her to bequeath him one of the largest spreads in central Nevada But something about Copper Lake Ranch and its foreman, Luke Reynolds, speaks to him, offering a chance for the home he s never really had.Luke wants Stone to succeed as a rancher and put the legacy of his shiftless father behind him, but hStone Harrison never knew he had an aunt he certainly never expected her to bequeath him one of the largest spreads in central Nevada But something about Copper Lake Ranch and its foreman, Luke Reynolds, speaks to him, offering a chance for the home he s never really had.Luke wants Stone to succeed as a rancher and put the legacy of his shiftless father behind him, but he d also like Stone to share his bed Unfortunately, Stone is convinced that the world is a harsh place that will never accept two men sharing their lives Much to Luke s dismay, he refuses to risk Luke s life despite the intense attraction they share.The tension between them escalates when a series of calamities strikes Copper Lake An unexpected and unwelcome visit from Stone s dandified cousin, James, only makes things worse Stone s ability to run the ranch comes into question, but the threat of losing it means less to Stone than the threat to Luke s life Stone will do anything it takes to protect the man he loves even if it makes him a murderer.
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    4.5 Heart Of Stone is a proper Historical Western with everything you would expect and want from it As I was reading this, I was actually imagining myself curled up on a chair, on a Saturday afternoon watching it all unfurl on the TV as a Saturday Matinee Take away the fact that this is m m romance novel and in my opinion, it is a true romance the rest of the story suits the classic Western tale perfectly.A strong, silent Cowboy drifter, with a mixed native American blood and an angst ridden pas [...]

    NOW THIS IS WHAT I NEEDED 5 STAR HIT Ok lately I have read some good books, but nothing has really gotten my emotional juices flowing I was seriously entraining the idea there was something wrong with me, will nothing move me I am happy to report that fear was blown right out of the water with this fab cowboy story This is a historical western story and while there is nothing really new in this plot, the writing and storytelling moved me This story grabbed a hold of my heart and i fell in love w [...]

    This is a true cowboy romance that takes place in an historical setting It portrays that difficulties that face people who are unable to love freely in a time where social expectations are great Stone is part Indian and also a man who didn t care for women but his largest fear is for people to think he is like his father who was an abusive drunk Throughout his whole life he has strived to work hard and to be responsible When he unexpectedly inherits a ranch, he faces a whole new set of responsib [...]

    This is a sweet western historical romance that spans from the Fall of 1887 to the Fall of 1888 that mainly deals with a ranching lifestyle This is the first time that I ve read any of this author s work, and I must admit I was not disappointed The plot was engaging even though I figured out whodunnit way in advance, but it did not detract from the story I wanted to keep on reading to find out if my boys got their shit together, and if the sweet Agnes was ever going to find the one This story wa [...]

    When the words calamities and dandified are used in the blurb it means Jenni Lea must read this story.

    This story was, well, nice I can t say than that.Stamped as Historical Western I couldn t really grasp that sense of time period I won t pretend to know what an authentic historical western is, but I can imagine this being in our contemporary timeline too Aside from the lack of Internet or cellular phone, that is Maybe because the setting of the story was mainly on the ranch so it felt rather isolated so it was easily replaced with a contemporary setting and it wouldn t make a difference for me [...]

    The writing duo that makes up author Ari McKay has delivered an authentic old fashioned western that was well paced and enjoyable to read Stone Harrison is part indian in a time when men can still remember indian raids and losing their loved ones to attacks He is feared by some, hated by others and often mistrusted.A loner by choice, trying to undo the abuse he received by his alcoholic, no good father, he finds out that he has kin an aunt who has left him a considerable spread which boasts a he [...]

    This story is set in the Midwest about 125 years ago Stone is a loner and a cowboy he has no family other than his horse One day, a letter reaches him and he learns that a long lost aunt, who he never met, left him Copper Lake Ranch in Nevada when she died Ten thousand acres of land and eight thousand head of cattle were all his Stone takes the long ride to his ranch, and meets the foreman of the ranch, Luke They touch to shake hands and it is electric But, remembering the time when the book is [...]

    This story is a light sweat romance written in a historical western setting From this point of view I enjoyed this plotted story We even get an HEA for this coupled pair, which was great, but a bit to predictable.

    Ying and Yang on the High PrairieThis is a book filled with conflicted feelings within and between the MCs Stone foreground, cover and Luke, two of the most opposite individuals one might expect in a book about the Old West.Yet mixed race Stone half white, half Pawnee and blond hunk Luke, foreman of the ranch Stone improbably inherits from an aunt he never knew existed, may start off in a chilled relationship But they evolve, ever so slowly and passionately, into a strong couple whose lives are [...]

    4 5Welcome to the wild Wild West I have a sweet spot in my heart for the western stories Growing up watching John Wayne movies on AMC and later Tombstone, there s something about the mountains and bleakness and small towns trying survive Maybe it was also all the California history lessons I attended The mining camps and the gold rush making men into fools This is an interesting twist on the classic cowboy story It almost perfectly hit the mark It rushed itself for the last 40%, which was a sham [...]

    3 1 2 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book ReviewsStone is surprised to return from a cattle drive and find a letter waiting for him, it informs him that an aunt he never knew was leaving him a ranch Arriving at Copper Lake Ranch he knows it is a place he could call home, meeting the ranch foreman Luke has him wanting to prove that he has got what it takes to run the ranch Luke wants Stone to succeed and tries to ignore his attraction to the rancher, but one brief moment of shared bliss comes t [...]

    3 Stars Heart of Stone by Ari McKay is a historical western romance with a bit of mystery Set in the late 1800 s in Nevada, it is a mix of old west with the new amenities that are becoming common, such as indoor plumbing and an icebox The story has a nice mix of western ranch life, small town living, mixed with what would be considered a forbidden romance especially during this time period.Stone Harrison is a cowboy, working on a ranch in Texas when he receives a letter stating that he has inhe [...]

    You know, I really want to give this book 3 stars, because the erotica aspect was not that great, but I have to give it 4 stars because the story is just that freaking good The characters are well developed and you understand their actions, the writing is clean and flows easily, the plot is clear and well executed and you don t get bored with the story Okay, maybe you ll get a little frustrated with the aspect of the book that I had a problem withMy problem with the story might be unique, though [...]

    I had a really hard time rating this book, because there was a lot of things about it that I loved, and some things I absolutely hated, and it was hard to decide if the good outweighed the bad.Here s the good gay cowboys native american man becoming successful ranch owner 2 background lesbian couples strong independent ranching owning lesbians gays bffs with strong smart ladyHere s the bad strong, smart lady falls in love with the villain, for no other reason than to resolve a plot line by redee [...]

    4.5 stars for this wonderful book This was a first read for this author, I loved the characters in particular Luke for funny humor at teasing Stone This book was set in 1887 when people had to hide who they truly where and adds to the story of the book Stone has been working around the country for the last ten years but he s never found his home He receives a letter at his current location from a lawyer informing him of an Aunt leaving him a ranch in Nevada When he gets to his Copper Lake Ranch [...]

    This story was quite a surprise for me I don t usually care for western or historical novels, but I really enjoyed this story Outside of a few details, it could have been a contemporary romance.When Stone inherits his aunt s ranch in Nevada, he hits it off pretty quick with the foreman, Luke, but he has good reasons to be cautious He has dealt with a lot of racism due to his Pawnee heritage, but being gay could easily get him killed After one night together, Stone refuses to take the risk of con [...]

    In learning he had an aunt he knew nothing about, Stone also discovers he owns a working ranch, finds his place in the world, and finds love Unfortunately, his fears keep him from fully exploring his heart As often in fiction but also in reality, it takes a series of unfortunate so called accidents for Stone to realize his heart and love is nothing to fear Of course, watching Luke live with Stone s fears is heartbreaking but the journey is worth all the ache Another great addition to my library [...]

    I won this book through giveaways and while it took longer then it should have to get it, it was worth the wait It s a great story, and I enjoyed all of it It s set in the 1800, which doesn t actually tell you that until the start of chapter 2 I was reading chapter 1 wondering why they where moving the cattle on horseback and wouldn t it be safer to move the cattle by vechile then chapter 2 came up and it s like, oh, that s why I would recomend this to any cowboy lovers Awesome book, I m glad I [...]

    Heart of Stone by Ari McKay is a historical western romance with a bit of mystery Set in the late 1800 s in Nevada, it is a mix of old west with the new amenities that are becoming common, such as indoor plumbing and an icebox The story has a nice mix of western ranch life, small town living, mixed with what would be considered a forbidden romance especially during this time period.To read full review please visit liveyourlifebuythebook.wordpr

    Too long The villain conflict in the story was so obvious it was basically unnecessary Stone and Luke fell fast and hard but then Stone gets cold feet for like the entire middle 85% of the story I think they could have worked it out sooner than the last 5 pages of the book It also bothered me that the ranch hands never figured out that they were together It had to be obvious in my opinion that should have been the conflict of the story.

    This was a really relaxing read even with the mystery of what was happening at the ranch Stone and Luke made a great couple and it seemed fairly realistic though I didn t live in the 1800 s so what do I know I thought it was quite clever and I enjoyed the men together very much.

    good story with likable, engaging characters I wish it were a little explicit as to time period because it felt historical but until I saw the word buggy I wasn t sure what time period V Good read.

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