Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women.
Valerie Trimarco is very pregnant, very lost, very alone, and very stuck in a Wyoming snow storm. Her car is jammed in a Wyoming ditch, with contractions coming faster and harder ... when her white knight in a cowboy hat arrives. Ranch foreman Jack Ralston's job is to handle anything that needs handling with cool, quiet competence, including a baby who's decided to enter the world right now.
A few years later, Valerie returns to the Slash-C Ranch of Knighton, Wyoming. Now a successful mommy blogger, she wants to thank the man who rescued her and delivered her beloved daughter. Okay, maybe she's wondered about him a time or two over the years. How could she not? So she conspires with his employers and friends to spring a surprise party on him for a proper thank you.
Yes, Jack can handle anything. Except a surprise party. And this open, energetic, talkative woman and her short-stuff kid who gets under his guard. Because they demand the one thing from him that he can't handle - love.
Jack's Heart brings emotional impact to this romantic comedy addition to the contemporary western romance collection Wyoming Wildflowers from award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn.
Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series!
Prequel - Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack's Heart)
Jack's Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding
Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn's Wyoming Wildflowers stories:
"Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!"
"Amazing and touching story."
"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."
"Smart, stubborn and irresistible." ... "So enjoyable I couldn't put it down until I finished it." ... "Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!" ... "Delightful!" ... "Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment."
About the Author
In addition to her romance and women's fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.
Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and-for 20-plus years-an editor at the Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jack's Heart by Patricia McLinn Wyoming Wildflowers Series Book Four Jack Ralston works at the Slash C Ranch for the Curricks. He minds his own business and stays to himself. His walls are high and have been for some time now, and then she came into his life. Twice. Valerie Trimarco was always unsettled. New jobs, wanting to see new places, always going. Things changed the day she found herself heading home to her family to have her baby. Only she never made it home. Addison Rose Trimarco chose to enter the world in Wyoming rather than Massachusetts. I loved this story and all the main and secondary characters. I haven't read the previous books in this series but would highly suggest doing so. Those characters are active in this story and most are quite amusing. Tissue warning alert: if you tear up during stories, you may want tissues nearby for this one. Connected to this story is A New World. This is Eleanor's story, Valerie's cousin. If you enjoy the series where you already know the previous characters, you'll want to read the previous four books in this series (first one is a prequel) and Eleanor's story. **Sensual content and mild language
Wyoming Wildflowers Series by Patricia McLinn February 13, 2015 - February 15, 2015 Prequel – Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) Book 1 – Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) Book 2 – Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) Book 3 – My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) Book 4 – Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower) Love all the characters, the plots, the settings and the stories in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series by Patricia McLinn. The storylines are all catching and I wasn’t able to stop reading, wanting to find out what happens next. I will be looking for more from Patricia McLinn in the future. The story had all of the characteristics that I like to discover when finding a good book to read: • One or more HOT alpha males • Hot chemistry between heroine/hero • Good story line • Wonderful backup characters • Family • Drama • Romance