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Close to You (Lost Hearts #3)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  1,613 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
Caitlin Prescott was only a baby when her parents disappeared. Adopted by a wealthy Texas oil family, she became Kate Montgomery, and grew up with no memory of her parents or her two older sisters and brother, who have been searching for her, hoping to right a terrible wrong that was committed twenty-two years ago in a small Texas town.

Now an ambitious young news reporter,
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Mar 29, 2015 Alp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

After 2 long years, I finally finished the entire 'Lost Hearts' series.
This book is very well written so I had a hard time putting it down. I tried to keep myself calm while reading this story, but as always, Christina Dodd's writings never fail to cause my heart skip a beat.

I loved that at the end of this book, after years of sorrowful separation, the long lost siblings were once again a family.

This was my awesome read!
Jane Stewart
Really good first half, ordinary second half. Romantic suspense with a pleasant ending.

Caitlin’s parents are killed in an auto accident when she was a baby. She is adopted by the Montgomerys who are told she was abandoned at the door of a church. Her siblings are sent to foster families. The Montgomerys name her Kate. 22 years later Kate is a TV news reporter. She knows she is adopted but doesn’t know anything about her parents or siblings. Someone is stalking her and tries to hit Ka
Constance Av
Apparently this books is part of a Series, which I did not know until now. I bought this one last summer but I had no idea that is was Lost Texas Heart #3. It is an independent story so I guess it does not really matter if you read the previous ones. I understood everything without having read the other 2.

This is a really good book because of the action and the romance. Although, the person behind everything is quickly revealed, but hey we still got the sexy bodyguard. I like the characters of t
19/6 - This is another 'quick read, review and redonate' romance that I picked up at my library's used booksale. I didn't bother to look at the synopsis as I know Christina Dodd's books pretty well, well her romance books that is. If I'd taken five seconds to read the synopsis I might have realised that this is not only the end of a series (how many times must this happen to me before I learn my lesson on impulse borrowing?), but also not a pure romance, it's a romantic thriller. Now, I have no ...more
Ann Keller
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Kate was handed over to the Montgomerys, a wealthy Texas oil family, when she was only ten months old. She has no memory of her birth parents. Kate grew into an energetic young news reporter, one with the determination to confront even powerful men such as Senator Oberlin.

Oberlin takes one look at Kate Montgomery and swears he’s looking at a ghost. There in front of him is a woman who is the spitting image of Lana Prescott, a minister’s wife with who
Jan 29, 2016 Eve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: immature-heroine
Close to You (Lost Hearts, #3)
by Christina Dodd

Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense


Twenty-three years ago, in a small Texas town, a vicious crime tore a young family apart. The children were scattered, the baby given up for adoption…

Kate Montgomery’s (24) loving, adoptive parents taught her to overcome every obstacle. Now an ambitious news reporter, she faces the greatest challenge of her life; she is threatened by a malicious stalker who knows too much about her mysterious past. She gets a
Jun 21, 2010 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
After falling in love with Hope Prescott in the first volume in this series, I dutifully read through the second and third volumes to get some closure on the mystery of what did happen all those years ago in the Texas town. Ten-month-old Kaitlin (now Kate) is all grown up, a 24-year-old reporter trying to make a name for herself. Then a senator begins to stalk her and she begins to uncover truths that will lead her to her long-lost family.

After 24 years and the resources of an extremely wealth a
1st review: Suspense and romance in one sizzling book! Sexy and thrilling, would make you wonder what would it be like since the characters were very interesting and unpredictable

2nd review: Read this the second time and I still loved it! Since I've read the first two books in this series, I now understand the story better. Pepper is still my favorite of the three sisters but Kate also has that heroine quality in most books. She's independent, has a good head on her shoulder, not a quitter, and
Mar 08, 2013 Madara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was not bad, but it was not good enough also.
Actually, towards the end I felt like giving 4 stars, however, I could not ignore the major part of the book.

I'm really sick and tired of those tall, broad-shouldered, rough heroes. And I'm even more sick and tired of uncontrollable lust from the first sight. I like when desire goes together with emotions. Here it happened only towards the end of the book. Before that I really did not see a reason for Kate to fall in love with Teague.
I'm a sucker
Barbara ★
This is a really sweet romance between Kate and Teague. The mystery of the four orphans keeps the pages turning swiftly. The culprit is truly a surprise and of course, gets his in the end. I didn't know that Christina Dodd even wrote romantic suspense...and rather well too! Her other romances are wonderful so I thought I'd give this one a try. This is the conclusion of the series - Just the Way You Are and Almost Like Being in Love are the previous books.
Oct 06, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, family
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Robinn Yu
The personalities of the characters in this story is much more likeable than the first two. Throughout reading the three books, I honestly just wanted to read Gabriel's story since he's very mysterious but approachable.
May 24, 2017 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Great romantic suspense.

Close to You (Lost Texas Hearts, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback – March 22, 2005
Ana T.
This is the third book in a trilogy about 3 sisters and since I thought the first 2 were pretty average I was ready to consider this one the same.

However this was my favourite among the 3 books. I quite liked the main characters, especially the heroine, Kate, which I found a modern and level headed young woman. Teague was more stereotyped – the kind that is always pursued by women but runs away from commitment because of a sad childhood– but in the end I thought they made a good couple.

The worse
Jun 02, 2014 Desi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful conclusion to the series. I should have quit while I was ahead at book one. I don't know what's wrong with these female leads with their insta-lust for random strangers across rooms. Most women just think "Oh he's really handsome/sexy" in a detached way and move on with their lives. According to Dodd they are always afraid of their overwhelming urges and just can't wait to throw themselves at the fellow's "large" feet and worship at the altar of His Manly Lustliness.

Also, Kate deserved to
Christie P.
Nov 05, 2014 Christie P. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Caitlin Prescott became Kate Montgomery when she was adopted by the Montgomery family as a baby. She never knew her two older sister or older foster brother but they all remember her and have been looking for her since they reunited. But she has no idea.

All Kate knows is that since becoming a reporter for the local news she has become the target of a stalker and needs some protection until it goes away. Enter Teague Ramos. She hires Teague but doesn't realize how much her safety is going to beco
May 01, 2015 Lucimar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um lado de Christina Dodd que eu não conhecia. Um suspense bem escrito. Caitlin era apenas um bebê quando foi adotada por uma família rica e se tornou Kate Montgomery. Foi uma adoção meio estranha pela forma como o pastor agia. Mais como seus pais adotivos desejava demais adotar um filho, aceitaram sem questionar nada. Alguns anos depois Kate se tornou uma reporter e aí as coisas começam acontecer com ela. E quando alguém a persegue a ponto de machucá-la, ela se ver forçada a contratar um guarda ...more
Apr 30, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had got this book from the library, when I just discovered Christina Dodd. I didn't know it was part of a series till I finished. This book had me hooked from the first page, lots of suspense, action and mystery. When kate's life is threatened she needs a body guard Teague. His childhood was rough, but I like that in a book, it makes the HEA so much sweeter. I really liked that the villain was revealed early, mixes things up. And it gave Teague and Kate time to work things out at the end. Whic ...more
Feb 12, 2010 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The third and possibly last in the series, although I hope Ms. Dodd is planning one that highlights Gabriel, this book wraps up the mystery of the split up of the Prescott sisters. So far it is my favorite, but I have been unable to get Hope's book yet, so I may change my mind. This one is straightforward and believable, more so than Pepper's story, and the reader really has to worry about Kate since she has no clue about what is happening, having been adopted at the age of ten months. It is fri ...more
Pamela Devereux
Jul 31, 2014 Pamela Devereux rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally the last book in the series. It did not let me down. Kate is being stalked but afraid to ask for help. Except this time Linda see this & Teague is hired to protect her. Sparks are flying between them. After a dinner at George Oberlin's house, his wife attacked Kate. They both thought she was drunk & or on drugs. She was ranting about how she looked like Lana & didn't want her killed. Several days later she is dead. Kate & Teague start looking into her death. They also sit ...more
Jan 30, 2015 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back when I discovered the romance genre this is one of the first books I read. This is the book that led me to read everything I could by Christina Dodd. I have read it a few times since and I still love it.

The plot will keep you turning pages as fast as you can. It has great suspense that continues even after you find out who the stalker is. Kate is a great, believable character. The chemistry between her and Teague is hot.

I used to like Teague because he is dominating. This time though, I f
Jun 25, 2009 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caitlin Prescott was adopted by the Montgomerys when she was an infant. She had a happy childhood and is now working as a news reporter. Everything seems to be going right for her when she is picked up by a local news station and is assigned to cover the Texas legislature. However, she picks up a stalker. The station hires Teague Ramos to provide security. He becomes convinced that the stalker and the death of an Austin socialite are related to the events that led to Kate's adoption. Kate needs ...more
May 11, 2016 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 14, 2012 Misty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one better than the others I think. Maybe because they were finally over, or maybe because we finally had some closure. There was just something that didn't work for me in all three of these books and I can't quite put my finger on it. They were all ok but not fantastic. I finished out the series not because I was in love with these books or characters but because I am not one to leave a story unfinished even if I am not really all that into the book. I just had to know how it all e ...more
Jessica Alcazar
If you're following my reviews of this series you already know I hated the writing and the individual storylines were just not doing it for me. But I kinda liked this one. But again, the hero was just an idiot. Caitlin or Kate, I really liked. Her character was very likable but again, the way they introduced her 'longing' that something was missing in her life was very flimsy to me. From one page to the next it was like BAM, I need to find my family because there's something missing in my life.
Oct 10, 2014 Erinw rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and would have given it 5 stars if I hadn't had some issues with the ending. There is a scene with spirits in a cemetery which doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the book. There is also a plot point at the very end which is SO overdone, but I can't mention it without giving something away.

The characters deal with violence and racism, but it flows with the story and doesn't overwhelm the plot. The sex scenes are good and not too graphic for my taste. I would definitely read
Sep 03, 2009 Suzie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romantic suspense is my favorite genre because the "suspense" makes it interesting and the "romantic" makes it have a HAPPY ENDING. Plus, romantic suspense are not as sappy as those Harlequin Romances we read in high school. This particular book was interesting and had a HAPPY ENDING, but also had a little too much sap. It also a few too many details about the sex, but wasn't as explicit as some other romantic suspense novels I have read. Not that I am by any means a prude, it is just that I am ...more
Another entertaining read from Dodd. I enjoyed the characters of Kate and Teague. It was nice that no one was pretending to be someone else in this story (they just didn't know who they were and what they did know they didn't want to share). The villian was disturbed enough to be scary and not completely unbelievable. I enjoyed the happy ending, not only for Kate and Teague but for all of Kate's family.
Elizabet Lőrincz
I loved this trilogy. I am touched by this book. Zack, Dan and Teague are the perfect husbands. I liked almost every part of all the three books. But if I want to tell the truth, Kate was the most nearest to my heart from this 3 girl. Hope was to good. Pepper was coward, I think.. But Kate was brave, and anything that I like in a woman character. So this trilogy.. with sleng were OMG. And amazing ☺☺☺
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