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Rugged Hearts

(The Kinnison Legacy #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  879 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Rugged, quiet, hardworking, Wyatt takes his position as head of the Kinnison family seriously. But the scars of betrayal by the women to whom he once trusted his heart now prompt his stark, simple game plan, and no one in hell is going to convince him any differently. What matters most, besides the welfare of his brothers, is to manage the ranch left to him and never risk ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published April 21st 2013 by Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Wyatt grew up with his brother, Dalton, and Rein, his step-father’s nephew on the Kinnison Ranch. His mother left them on Christmas Day when he was 11 and Dalton was 9. Jed Kinnison raised them as if they were his own blood. Years later, after Jed has passed away, Wyatt has withdrawn from any involvement in the community and life in general. Who shows up on his doorstep wearing a pink parka, mittens and hot as sin jeans? None other than Aimee Worth, the new second grade teacher.

Aimee is determin
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

It's the Christmas season in End Of The Line, Montana and Wyatt Kinnison just wants to be left alone. His horse, his dog and his brothers are basically all he needs. When he was a child, Wyatt and his younger brother Dalton were basically dumped by their mother with new step-father Jed when she ran off with another man, leaving the initial bitter pill towards women that Wyatt has since cultivated after his relationship with local girl, Jessie, who also left him. Growing up with Jed as his step-f
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
I wanted a good cowboy romance and I kinda got it. Likeable, but not extraordinary.
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

A little slow to start but once the story got moving it did take some unexpected twists and turns that I didn't see it coming. There is also good set up for the next book in the series which I am looking forward to reading.
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Hmm, it has been a while since I read a book with a cowboy lead character so I thought I would give "Rugged Hearts" a go. Wyatt and Amiee meet by accident and there is chemistry from the start. But Wyatt is determined not to act on it. Well he decides it's ok to keep it casual but he isn't after anything resembling a relationship. However Amiee isn't going to accept anything less:

He blew out an exasperated sigh. "I guess what I'm saying is if the attraction is the same for you and at some point
Rosemary K
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amanda McIntyre has written a wonderful story. I cried and laughed and couldn't put the book down. To put it simply I love this book. These characters speak to your heart. I love their humor and their sexual chemistry. Wyatt Kinnison has protected his heart by withdrawing from people. His abandonment by his mother and a disastrous love affair have taught him that you can't trust women. During a winter storm he meets Aimee Worth, the town's second grade teacher. She gets his attention with her be ...more
In Rugged Hearts Aimee Worth the new second grade teacher in End of the Line, Montana finds her own rugged heart in Wyatt Kinnison, the oldest brother that owns the local Lost Chance Ranch. She sees into the heart of the man that the town thinks is a loner and she pulls him into the activities of Christmas with the help of her students when they get stranded in a snowstorm at his ranch a couple of days before Christmas.

This is a lovely holiday romance full of fun, childish humor and a touch of d
Yesenia Gonzalez
I liked how Aimee was the one to push for a relationship and Wyatt was more the pulling back. She was great always trying to challenge him to be his best. Little by little his little heart of stone grew which why he was refereed to as "the Grinch". The situation with the second grade students was great because they were able to get him to be happy and show the Christmas spirit even if he hasn't put a tree up in years. Such a great story of holding on to a grudge on Christmas to learning to love ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was a terrific story Amiee came to town as a teacher and got lost and stoped and as for directions at the ranch. Wyatt was the only one home but for some reason she gets to him. A couple of chance meetings in town and he ends have 9 second graders at the ranch. And things get interesting from there.
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, by Amanda McIntyre. After reading a large amount of old west "Mail Order Brides" books over the holidays, it was a very nice change of era (?). I really like a story with a little bit of danger and uncertainty, along with some love and laughter and this book gave it to me. I am really looking forward to the others in the series.

Thanks Amanda!
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Very enjoyable read with characters that were well developed and sound. You could relate to their life and the things that shaped them. Some humorous moments as well as a really nice romance.
Tina Susedik
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read the next two books in the series.
Treva Kennedy
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read!

the book had a combination of adventure, suspense and romance to keep me interested. i found it difficult to put the book down.
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
:) lovely!!!!
I just love this story, so lovely, cute and heartwarming.
Sep 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book was horribly boring. Not sure how it has 4.12 stars...
Tracy Fritts
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story!

I really enjoyed Wyatt and Amiee story and how they feel in love and how she changed his life. I look forward to reading more.
Sandy M
Jun 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This is my first Amanda McIntyre book. While I like some things about the book, there are a couple of nitpicks that I just can’t get past.

The best parts of the book are Wyatt, his brothers, and Aimee. Ms. McIntyre is able to portray her characters likeable and sympathetic with little problem. Wyatt, Dalton, and Rein are the typical ranchers and brothers who kid and tease each other as men do. As children Wyatt and Dalton were left with their stepfather, Jed, when their mother decided to abandon
lilly brown
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light read

This author makes an art out of pulling u in with good strong characters.... Makes u want to be a part of the community. Im hooked....
Wendy-Book Lovers 4Ever
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Ever have a character reach out from a book and grab your heart? Well that is what Wyatt did to me. Boy does this man need a big bear hug and some sweet snuggling. Brokenhearted from past deception and loss, he struggles to get on with his life, but never admitting that he is lonely. Oh he makes a big show out of getting through day by day working on his ranch with his brothers but underneath all that hot rugged cowboy exterior is a lonely man with a child's need for love. Home
Debbie Oxier
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This was an okay read but there was nothing in particular that made it stand out to me. Wyatt Kinneson was a loner due to the fact his mother abandoned him and his brother, Dalton, when they were kids. She chose to leave them with their stepfather, Jed, who adopted them while she ran off with another man. Then the woman Wyatt loved betrayed him so he pretty much avoids people and relationships. He works the family ranch along with Dalton and Jed's nephew, Rein, whom Jed also adopted, making Wyat ...more
Carey Decevito
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
A sweet romance that is bound to melt your heart.

Women were bad news according to Wyatt Kinnison. A loner, a scrooge, a man more comfortable and at his happiest around his ranch and the animals that inhabit it never thought once that his life felt empty until a dark stormy night when an unexpected guest turns up on his doorstep.

Aimee Worth has chosen to live the life her twin sister had set up for herself prior to her untimely death. Choosing to live in End of the Line and work as a 2nd grade sc
Annette Vliet
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two people with a past where they have been hurt, find each other, and then they find love.
Nicole Laverdure
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Country romance 5 stars
Rugged Hearts (The Kinnison Legacy)
This is the fourth book that I read written by Amanda McIntyre and I truly enjoyed reading RUGGED HEARTS. I love this author's style of writing. The sexual chemistry between her characters keeps you reading until the end. Once, I started, I could not put it down. It’s the story of Wyatt Kinnison and Aimee. Wyatt is a rancher in the Montana where he runs the ranch with the help of his brother Dalton and Rein, a friend and Aimee is t
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Aimee after the death of her twin sister, she decided to become a second grade teacher in a small town…

She stumbles upon Wyatt’s cattle ranch when she gets lost during a winter storm. After giving her both directions and a map send her into the direction of town (End of the Line, Montana).

Wyatt has had his fair share of heartbreaks starting with his mom abandoning him when he was a kid and then recently an ex-girlfriend.

Neither of them is looking for any type relationship and the heartache that
Cocktails and Books
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! I love Christmas reads and I absolutely love damaged heroes and watching their journey to heal. Wyatt’s mother abandoned him and his younger brother, Dalton when they were just kids. Luckily their stepdad, Jed, had the guts to step in and raise children that weren’t his. What a man!

After a failed relationship, Wyatt is even more protective of his heart and skeptical to trust any woman. This saves him from heartache yet leaves him very lonely. That is until the feisty,
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wyatt Kinnison is a rancher near the town of End of the Line, Montana. He runs the ranch with the help of his brother Dalton and Rein who he grew up with and considers a brother. While Dalton and Rein are out of town doing business for the ranch Wyatt gets a knock at his door one dark and snowy evening that will end up changing his life.
Amiee is the new second grade school teacher. After her sister is killed in a tragic auto accident she takes up her dream of becoming a school teacher in a small
It's more of a 3.5 star. It would've been at least 4.5 stars if it'd been edited better, as it was the story was good enough for me to push through.

I really like Wyatt. He had issues from his childhood to deal with and they weren't easy. He did confront them and deal with them.

Aimee is a strong and confident woman. She has also faced loss in her past, but had survived it and learned from it. She saw what Wyatt had underneath his public face and pain. Aimee was strong enough to know what she wa
Lori Meehan
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This is the first Amanda McIntyre book I've read and I truly enjoyed it.
Wyatt Kinnison is known as the "man with a heart of stone" but life has not been fair to Wyatt and when his father Jed died...well he just closed his heart off to everyone but his family. Aimee Worth has suffered a great lose in her life but has chosen to live life for all its worth. Watch the sparks fly when these two head strong people run into each other again and again in the small town of End of The Line. Can Aimee sho
Cheryl L Rybolt
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last Hope Ranch

Wyatt Kinnison is a lonely man. He is allowing events from his past to rule his actions. He doesn't have much faith in anyone but his brothers. Then one snowy night Aimee Worth shows up on Wyatt's doorsteps asking for directions to End Of The Line, the town where she will be teaching school. He is shocked by his instant reaction to her, and decides he needs to avoid her in the future. Aimee has other ideas. Loved this sweet story and the interaction of the characters.
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