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Secret Heart

(Hearts of Three Rivers #4)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  21 reviews
It only took eight seconds for Nate Montgomery’s bull riding career to go from brilliant to burned out. Back in Three Rivers with no money and no prospects, he needs to regroup and build an identity for himself that doesn’t involve being thrown around by 1500lbs of fury. He finds reprieve in a familiar package of curves on the other side of the bar at the local watering ho ...more
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Christine Meunier
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Had hoped based on the cover that this one would feature horses more heavily in it, but still a really enjoyable read. Nice to read about Layla's hard working attitude and desire not to be the same as her other family members who have a bad reputation in a small town.

Loved Nan's character and her guidance toward Layla as well as Nate - and her desire to help anyone in the town. An enjoyable read.
Jill Oates
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't know why I took so long to read this book - it has been on my list for ages, but this weekend it hit the top and I loved it.

Nate was a wonderful character - slightly flawed but adorable. I (view spoiler).

Definitely read this now if you have this on your list.

PS Can't wait for Banks' book to come out
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What do a retired bull rider and a secretary/bar maid have in common? A second chance at LOVE!

Secret Heart was an awesome first story in The Montgomerys series and another wonderful addition to the Hearts of Three Rivers series.

Nate and Layla are a heartwarming combination. Both have their struggles and their is a secret between them that will change one of their lives forever. Can these past two lovers overcome the things that life has thrown at them for a second chance at love?

You just have t
Kaylee Nizza
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*SWOON* This book is on my top ten list of must reads for this year. Amity brings it with this book. This is a perfect second chance book. I read this book in one day. I enjoyed this book that much that I couldn't put it down. This book is Smokin Hot. Layla and Nate bring you a wonderful sweet, sexy and hot read. I have read this book twice so far. I highly recommend reading this book. ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed all the Baylor brothers and friends in this series, but I think this one turned out to be my favorite. Honestly, I was surprised. I didn’t particulArly like the premise, not the heroine, going in, and being a fan of the Baylors, I wasn’t particularly interested in Nate. However, this is a great story and was the only one where I found myself sighing aloud or getting emotionally invested. Watching Nate fall in love with Layla and Mason, and seeing Layla finally get some Good, was v ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and entertaining

This is sweet, romantic and intense. Nate is a charming, caring, determined and generous. Layla is strong, vulnerable, insecure and stubborn. When Nate came to town a year and a half ago he and Layla spent a weekend having fun, then he went back to the rodeo, not knowing he had left something behind. When Layla found herself pregnant she decided not to tell Nate, not wanting to ruin his life with a baby. Now he's back, and looking to get close to Layla again, realizing that
Penny Ellgass
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Layla single mom working 2 jobs to make ends meet. Her small town is a small town. She is from the wrong side of town ando everyone looks down on her family, but she has tried real hard not to be like them.
Nate a bull rider injured and hurt so bad he can no longer ride. Returns to Three Rivers to lice his wounds and decide what is next. He runs into Layla where she works and asks her out, she refuses,
Layla can't go out with Nate their little fling 18 months ago is over and she has secrets she wa
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
I haven’t read the Baylors yet so was a little hesitant to pick this up and read it but since it was the first book of the Montgomery’s I thought it would be ok. It does standalone and it does make you want to read the stories that came before as I now want to know about the Baylor’s. At times it did seem as though the story moved somewhat slow but it could also be because I was impatient and I wanted Nate to know already! This made me want to become a part Layla’s chosen family and meet Nan and ...more
Marie Bourgery
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can understand why Layla didn’t tell Nate about his son Mason. He was not father material when she slept with him eighteen months ago. He was riding the rodeo circuit and going from one woman to another. Maybe he would have changed if he knew or he might have just thrown money at the problem. Her parents were selfish and manipulative and made her look bad, so she had trouble with relationships. She didn’t have very good ones with the previous men in her life. She might have been afraid Nate wo ...more
Ronnie Fox
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story, not clean but not repulsive either.

This wonderful book will resonate to you in one way or another. Nate's parents abandoned him and was raised by his grandmother, yet had a good support system being very successful as a rodeo bull rider until he rode Night Train. He returns home broken, financially and mentally. Lyla never had any kind of supportive family, became a single mom and was surviving on her own. These two struggling people found hope in each other, except for a secret tha
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Layla and Nate are great characters, they are string and independent but also want to be loved however do not like to let people see any vulnerability. Thankfully the town and especially Grandma know whats good for them and we see magic in action as they both learn more about themselves and what live could be like if they are were together. This book has loads of warm fuzzies as well as sadness, frustrations, hope and laughs so you will be hooked right from the get go!

I received a free copy of t
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Secret Heart by Amity Lassiter.......What a beautiful second chance romance. I loved the characters Nate and Kayla they were both very likeable and relatable. It was enjoyable watching theirs stories unfold. Amity Lassiter has done an amazing job pulling us readers into this story. I highly recommend this book for any romance reader. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is part of The Montgomerys #1 and Hearts of Three Rivers #4 series. A book I enjoyed reading and I will be looking for more in this series. Layla Sullivan and Nate Montgomery have history and she has not told him that her baby son Mason is his. What he does when he is told makes for a very good story.
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. I was drawn in from the start.

It was very refreshing to read a story about regular people who didn't have a huge bank roll and the world at their feet.

Nate and Layla were perfect for each other, they just needed Nan to push them in the right direction to get there
Marilyn Burrows
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He turned her life into joy

She was from the wrong side of the tracks. Her parents lived to see what the town would give them. But their daughter, Layla was a kind, sweet , giving jewel. And she reaped real joy from her town and new family
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart touching

This story really shows you what family can really mean. I love all the emotion that went into writing it. This romance really showed how much work love can be.
Maria West-brauser
Enjoyed it very much
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This story that's part of a series but can be read as stand alone.this young women who is easing her son alone.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This cowboy may not be a bull rider anymore but he's just as determined to have Layla in his life.
Will their past and secrets tier them apart?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Amity Lassiter lives in Eastern Canada with her herding dog, her barn cat, two horses and her Mister. She has loved telling stories her entire life and even before she could write could be found in her grandmother’s basement, reciting fiction into an ancient cassette recorder.

The most influential author in Amity’s life would be Peter S. Beagle, the author of The Last Unicorn, who introduced her to

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