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Diamonds and Dust

(Lonesome Point, Texas #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  668 ratings  ·  92 reviews
A sexy second chance romance from NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jessie Evans.

The home run neither of them expected...

Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pik
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Self Taught Ninja (first published November 24th 2014)
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Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm back in Lonesome Point, Texas and I didn't realize exactly how much I'd missed it until Pike realized exactly how much he'd missed it too. But miss it I did, and reading Diamonds and Dust felt a little like coming home. Warming, fun and happy. With a side of annoyance. Yep, that definitely sounds like a trip home...

After many years away from Lonesome Point, making it in the big leagues as a Major League Baseball pitcher, Pike Sherman is back in town for his sister's wedding. And as soon as
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Western romances. Jesse Evans Fans
4 To Let the Past Go and Forgive Stars * * * *

Wow... where to begin this review....First, the superficial... this cover that I got that over with... the story... and what a story it was....

Love born in childhood... a little girl saved by a friend's older brother... nurtured over the years and finally recognized by the boy/now young man in a moment of her frustration... She, finally being frustrated by always being in the "little sister friend zone", lashes out and tells him of how l
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4/4.5 stars

Tulsi Sherman is about to come face to face with her past. Her best friend's brother, Pike Sherman is coming back to town after seven years away. Seven years after they secretly broke each other's hearts. He made mistakes and so did she. She has kept a big secret, and at some point he is bound to find out what it is.

There's a thin line between love and hate and when they are reunited, neither is sure about what to think. Although they want to still hate each other for past issues, it
Becca Moree
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
So…some of you may remember my rant at the end of my review for Saddles and Sin urging you NOT to read the prologue provided to let you see what to expect from Diamonds and Dust.

“Oh yeah…here is my little warning I feel the need to share with you guys…


Okay so I may be exaggerating a tad…but seriously…I am literally stalking the page for
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
I love the Lonesome Point Texas series and loved Leather and Lace and Saddles and Sin, but I do believe that Diamonds and Dust is my favorite so far. Jessie just keeps writing better and better books. She is extremely talented and has the ability to use the written word to evoke such deep emotions that it's almost painful sometimes. Tulsi has been in love with her best friend's brother, Pike, since she was a little girl. At 18, an opportunity presents itself in the form of Pike driving by her on ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I have read the all of the novels in the Lonesome Point, TX Series and have loved them but this one has become my favorite! I sensed it from the start...

Tulsi and Mia have been friends forever and for as long as Tulsi can remember she has had a crush on her best friend Mia's brother Pike. He is four years older and seemed to only treat her like a sister until he couldn't any more. When she was finally right in front telling him what she thought about him, then it finally hit him. That was the fe
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I must admit that I find it hard to find anything about this series that I don't like. Each book keeps getting better and better and we get to see a little more about previous characters, keeping them alive with their stories along with our new characters. But this can be read as a stand alone story.

I think we had all pretty much guessed from book two what was going to happen with Pike and Tulsi and who Clementine'
Crystal Yawn
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The men of Lonesome Point, Texas just keep getting better and better. Tulsi and Pike's story was absolutely fantastic. I cheered, i cringed, i laughed and i bawled (thanks for that :P )
Tulsi and Pike had a short whorl wind love affair when they were young that ended bad with a lot of Young adult misunderstandings and one BIG secret. while reading the book you can feel the train wreck that is going to out the secret, but it is a tear inducing surprise on how it comes out.
Thanks for another great
Bette Hansen
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read!! A very well crafted story that grabs you right from the start. You can't help but cheer as Tulsi and Pike confront their past. After falling in love as teenagers, the relationship fell apart. He went off to a big time baseball career and she went home licking her wounds and pregnant. You'll want to read this to find out what happens when Pike returns to Lonesome Point for his sister Mia's wedding! I highly recommend this one. ...more
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Absolutely loved! Jessie delivered another winner. I really liked Tulsi since first meeting her in Leather and Lace, and greatly enjoyed reading her story. Pike is fantastic, very loveable. And Clem, I adore. Definite five star read.

Highly recommend every book by Jessie Evans.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
This is such a sweet story of a second chance romance. Pike and Tulsi thought they had a love that would last but when Pike’s career took him out of Loansome Point things changed between the two of them. Now, years later, he is set to return knowing that he will have to face the woman he left behind.
While this book can be enjoyed as a standalone it does include the couples from the previous books.
Tami Talbert
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+ Star Rating!!

If someone had told me after reading the first two books in Jessie Evans' Lonesome Point series that I would love the third book even more, I would have called them crazy. I mean after meeting Sawyer and then Bubba (not to mention Carter from her holiday novella), I just couldn't fathom that my heart would shudder so deeply for Pike, but shudder it did. Diamonds and Dust is an amazing tale of second chances and such a deep and everlasting love that teaches you to forgive and over
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, audible
Diamonds and Dust by Jessie Evans is the third book in her Lonesome Point, Texas series.

This story is about Pike Sherman (Mia's brother) who has been away playing professional baseball and Tulsi, Mia's best friend. I'm so totally pleased with myself when I saw this storyline coming when Pike was mentioned in the last book and Tulsi's reaction was what it was. Oh the angst...

Tulsi has been around for us since the beginning of the series. She's Mia's best friend. practically her sister they're so
Amber Boyd
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think everytime I read one of Jessie's books I say that she can't do any better and then I read the next one! Well, she's done it again and I have to say that this Lonesome Point TX series is quickly becoming my favorite!! I mean who doesn't love cowboys? Or ballplayers? But a mix of the two? Holy mother of hotness - I'm all in with this one in the form of Pike Sherman (plus did I mention that he plays for MY team, the St. Louis Cardinals?!)!! Yes well Jessie is winning all the points with Dia ...more
Sofia Almiroudis
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Diamond and Dust was another amazing read and my favorite thus far in the Lonesome Point Series. Jessie Evans once again delivered an amazing book. I knew when I read the insert at the end of Saddle and Sin that I was hooked on Pike! WOW, a cowboy and professional baseball player, can't beat that. I have also had a soft spot for Tulsi, a single mom raising her rambunctious daughter with the help of her best friend Mia. Since she was child, Tulsi has had a crazy crush on her best friend Mia's bro ...more
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

If you are looking for a well-written, second chance romance, then Diamonds and Dust by Jessie Evans is for you. I found all of the characters in this book to be likeable, kindhearted and real. This is a loving and interesting read that kept me engaged from beginning to end. Ms. Evans always creates great storylines and personalities, which will forever keep me coming back for more. Diamonds and Dust is the third book from her Lonesome Dove series, and not only is it a terrific additio
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Diamonds and Dust is Book 3 in the Lonesome Point, Texas series, and it is by far my favorite! I love Tulsi and Pike, oh Pike...

Tulsi is a single mom to 6 year old Clementine. Pike is a major league pitcher who comes back home for his sister Mia’s (and Tulsi’s best friend) wedding. All of these characters are so real, you feel as if you are there with them.

No one in Lonesome Point knows that Tulsi and Pike had a very brief love affair about 9 months before Clem was born and he left for the maj
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads"

Another lovely read in this heartwarming series. This is a fascinating study of two people who make a huge mistake when they are very young, and suddenly find that maybe there is a future after all. But how to straighten everything out, and survive under the pressure of expectation. Again a book which raises issues of how your parents can muck you up, but hopefully not irredeemably. This story is well told, works well and g
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pike Sherman made it to the pros. As a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, he was at the top of his game when an injury sidelined him. Since his sister Mia's wedding was coming up, he decided to rehab in Lonesome Point, where he had been the high school phenom and where he had left a girl behind. Tulsi was that girl. She was also Mia's best friend and maid of honor.

Tulsi and Pike share a past full of secret love and misunderstanding. Can they survive the secrets and build a future, or will the
Nicole Smith
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off the hero is a cowboy baseball player you can't go wrong there. The book right off the bat has my attention. I LOVED this book so much that I read it in a day. I literally could not put it down I wanted to see where Tulsi and Pike's journey was going. The love those two have for each other is amazing! I loved Clementine. The personality that little girl has, loved we got to see so much of it in this one. I will warn you the water works were on in this one so have the tissues handy towar ...more
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
i don't get how tulsi actually kept the big secret from pike for so many years, even after he came back to town and confessed that he's still in love with her, she still refuses to tell him the truth. and she actually wanted to be with him + keep that deal breaker secret? that's not smart, it's selfish. i couldn't connect to the story and find myself skipping pages just to get to the end. i've read a lot of books with plots similar to this but i must say, i really dislike this the most. ...more
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm a total sucker for Jessie Evans' Lonesome Point series. Whenever I need an engaging, quick, romantic read, she's my woman! She's a great writer, her stories are not always as straightforward as you'd expect, and dog gone it, who doesn't love a guy who wears a cowboy hat to special occasions??? Black Stetsons rule!

Oh, and this is a story I was waiting for, although it was a tad bit more predictable than her previous two. Still unique, though!

Full Review soon!!
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. I fell in love with the Lonesome Point cowboys in Leather and Lace, and they keep getting better and better. Great writing, and an emotional journey that stays with you long after you've finished. Just what you expect from Jessie Evans. ...more
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Review was deleted - I overall, I felt everything moved too fast for me.
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by Jessie Evans
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

This might be my favorite Lonesome Point, Texas, book so far. It is Tulsi and Pike’s story but also Clementine’s too. It was great to be back in Lonesome Point with the myriad of characters we’ve already met before but also have Pike “in the flesh” so to speak since he’s only been talked about before. Tulsi and Pike grew up together and always had feelings for each other but didn’t act on them until she
Jul 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Tulsi has kept a secret for six years but that's clear by the books description. After a short season of love with the boy she had crushed on her whole life, her best friends older brother she ended up pregnant and keeping the identity of the father a secret from everyone. I kept expecting a big devastating betrayal that lead Tulsi to break things off with Pike and not telling him he was the father to her daughter but it never came. It was clearly an 18 and 22 year old drama that resulted in poo ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic and very enjoyable second chance romance! Years earlier Pike and Tulsie had a secret fling. Things didn’t go according to plan but now he is back in Lonesome Point for his sister Mia’s wedding and staying for a bit nursing an injury that is keeping him from his MLB career. He will stop at nothing to make sure Tulsie knows he never stopped loving her despite what things may have looked like on social media. But will the secret she so been keeping from him ruin everything or ma ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I was looking forward to reading Pike's story. After all, he is Mia's brother and coming home for her wedding. It should be a fun story. Well, the wedding was nice. The events leading up to the affair were different. Pike's romance . . . It was a reminder of why I don't care for second chance romance. The guilt trips. The angst. The excess baggage. Not really my thing. For what it is, it is an okay story. Just not my cuppa. ...more
Here are some things I didn't like... Like the stupidest heroine on the planet (with possibly the ugliest feet). I couldn't relate on any level with this woman. Or that it seemed to be more narrated than really happening... Shame, cause it had potential- just looking at the summary.. ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, an

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Lonesome Point, Texas (7 books)
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