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His Cowboy Heart

(Montana Men #6)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  905 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Bound by honor and by love

Thats a Montana Man

Ford Kendrick has often dreamed of the day that Jamie Keller would come home to Montana. After high school, she needed to leaveand he, duty-bound to rescue his familys ranch, pushed her to go. The Army made Jamie a hero, but Ford still sees the gorgeous, loving woman who lit up his whole world.

Every day since she left, Jamie has
ebook, 416 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by Avon
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Lover of Romance
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
Jamie Keller and Ford Kendrick were young and in love and just waiting for the right time to leave their hometown and start somewhere fresh and their new life together. But then Ford had his love for his family who needed him and he knew he couldn't leave now. Jamie he knew needed to leave especially away from her toxic mother who demeaned her constantly. He let her go and he regretted it. Now its been years and Jamie has
Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Link to full review below! Emotional and gut wrenching story of second chances! See full review on The Book Disciple
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Coffee Dates with His Cowboy Heart

First Date: We are introduced to Jamie Keller who has been discharged from the Army due to injuries. She is suffering from PTSD after an IED attack overseas. She has some memory loss regarding the assault and is in therapy. The military is awaiting her formal statement before closing their report on the attack. She is not in a good way, sleeps with her gun and has had some episodes that have her waking up firing. Eep! We learn about Jamie's life in Montana and
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5 Stars to His Cowboy Heart (Montana Men #6) by Jennifer Ryan.

Ford and Jamie.......

After reading the blurb, I've been waiting for Ford's story with eagerness and anxiety, as well as anticipation. In this installment of the Montana Men is the story of Ford Kendrick and Jamie Keller.

These two were high school sweethearts who went their separate ways due to circumstances that were cruelly fated to them.

Jamie leaves town devastated and Ford dutifully remains behind. By choice. A choice he regrets.
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read many books where the male lead is the one coming back from a war and suffering from PTSD. Yet, I rarely read about the female lead being the war hero. That is what drew me to pick up this book and read it. I will tell you I read in one day. Yes, this book is a one day read! His Cowboy Heart took me on an emotional roller coaster with great characters!

I loved both Ford and Jamie. The sweet nickname that Ford has for Jamie, I could not help but melt at the love behind it. The nickname
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wont walk away this time. I wont send you away. I wont let you go. I promise.

*Swoon* Oh, my heart is somewhere between melted like a puddle and happy-smiling-bouncing. Because Ford Kendrick, y'all.

Wait, no. Because Montana cowboys, y'all.

I've loved each and every book in Jennifer Ryans Montana Men seriesI swear, they get better, or I get more attached, with each new installmentand there's a good reason why.

Unbreakable, passionate romance.

His Cowboy Heart is a sweet, sexy and compelling
Books and Spoons
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My heart broke about hundred times while I was reading this story. The torture, the agony, and the pain Jamie Keller lives with, the PTSD she has, was written with such authentic, intense, real way, I felt the raw pain, both physical and mental, of the anguish Jamie lived with. The distress of her soul was enormous, as she seemed lost inside of her terrifying memories.
Ford's presence was the only thing that could pull her out of the living nightmares, just a word or a gentle touch pull her out
Big Joe  Rossi
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ford Kendrick thought he was doing the right thing when he made it so Jamie Keller could leave their small town. She had to leave. A verbally abusive mother. She needed a new start, even if in giving it to her he had to break her heart and his own. Unable to leave at the time, he knew she had too. He could only hope that one day she came home to him.

Jaimie is back in town, years later, A former soldier, injured, in pain, suffering PTSD. Her life is in shambles. Her mother is still vile. Her
Gwyn Plummer
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh Ford, how do I love theway you look out for Jamie, the way you selfishly let her go so she could make a better life for herself, the way youve remained dedicated to her throughout the years, and the way you stepped up without hesitation when she returned and needed you.
Ford, like the other Kendrick brothers, is swoon-worthy. His Firefly (his nickname for Jamie) has always owned his heart, and he has no problem letting it be known. Shes suffering from PTSD, which results in some rather
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

His Cowboy Heart is a very hard book to read for many reasons. It's a mix and neglect from a parent, and PTSD. We also have to throw in lost love, not from death, but no easier to lose. As always, Ryan writes such emotionally intense stories. She writes some of the best hero's. They are always there for the heroine, ready to protect them and cherish them. You won't be able to read a story by her and not feel your
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I really struggled with this book. It wasn't terrible, it was still a decent read and one I'll definitely remember (not too often you get a female vet with PTSD as the heroine). But it was an incredibly depressing/heavy read and the romance seemed to take a back seat to the problems that Jamie was working through.

Don't get me wrong, hearing a vet struggle with survivor's guilt, injuries and self-worth, among other things, are really heartbreaking. I have a lot of respect for our vets and want
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Hoo boy! This one hit me close to home. Ive read plenty of contemporary romance that touch on PTSD and former military characters. Seldom is the character female, and almost never is the issue dealt with in this much depth. So be warned, this book has a LOT of triggers if you are current or former military. As much as I really love the story, there are just some people it could be too painful for.

There are a lot of aspects of this story that you know. You know Ford will not be easily
Lynette (TheJadedReader)
I thought I had taken enough of a break from Jennifer Ryan books that maybe I would enjoy this one a bit more than the last few.

I was wrong.

And it's upsetting because at face value, and a couple chapters in even, I was really enjoying it! I thought that Jamie was going to be a great character, and that her scars (both inside and outside) would bring a lot of new elements to the table. I was expecting her to be tough and ballsy and not the typical "tiny feet" JR heroine.

Turns out that every
Garth Mailman
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
The word bitch was coined to describe Jamies bitter, spoiled, taunting mother. Working on her second husband she treats her daughter with contempt and lack of feeling. She reminds me of the domineering wasp-tonged adder who hung over her sons life in Never a Hero, a book I just finished.

Ford, the middle brother of the Kendrick clan, took over his sister-in-laws ranch when she married his brother. In this romance he becomes the boy she left behind her. Not that anyone could blame her for
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Ford Kendrick has often dreamed of the day that Jamie Keller would return to there little town and his life. He never dreamed that she would return the way she did. Jamie left years ago because she could no longer handle what was being dished at her. She thought that the love of her life would go with her. But she never knew the things that prevented him from taking his place by her side. She gained much with the loss of the love she never forgot. Her journey back home takes a lot of patience, ...more
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book that had a female war veteran come back from war with PTSD and overcome all her war fears. She had many scars, burns and gun shot wounds that made her take time to reconnect with the real world. Ford and Jamie were destined for a life together forever. It took sometime but love overcame all the hurt and despair. The connection between them really helped Jamie with her dark past in order for her to live in the present. This book will make you feel Jamie's hurt, despair, ...more
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ford Kendrick has often dreamed of the day that Jamie Keller would come home to Montana. After high school, she needed to leaveand he, duty-bound to rescue his familys ranch, pushed her to go. The Army made Jamie a hero, but Ford still sees the gorgeous, loving woman who lit up his whole world.

Every day since she left, Jamie has longed for Ford. One glimpse confirms it: the sexy, dangerous-looking cowboy left a hole in her heart that nothing else can fill. Yet the battle scars she bearsinside
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Ford Kendrick and Jamie Keller were always going to get married. However, Ford couldn't leave the family ranch when Jamie needed to run away so he stayed while she joined the Army. After 4 tours of duty in which the last one she almost died, she has returned to Montana, suffering from PTSD.

Ford is still single while Jamie is an emotional disaster as the army is pressuring her to remember what happened when the supply convoy was ambushed. She is also being pressured by her buddy in the army,
Breaking Jamie's heart was the hardest thing Ford Kendrick ever had to do. But now years later she's back in town, believing she's battered, broken and unable to give the man she still loves a chance. Determined to prove her wrong, Ford does everything in his power to win back her trust and show her there is hope of having the kind of future they once talked about. But when Jamie's past and present collide, will Ford give up on her or will he be able to convince her that they deserve a second ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This might qualify as my favorite in the series. Its got everything I love reading: drama, intrigue, passion, angst, hot cowboys, and honorable military personnel. This truly was a second chance for Ford and Jamie to get their relationship right. Lousy timing tore it apart the first time around, but will the second time around survive all the emotional baggage the pair is carrying. One of the things I like best about this series is the small-town feel. Everyone knows each other and isnt afraid ...more
Judith Sherrod
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His Cowboy Heart

So many of our military men and women come back home wounded, not only in body but in their minds. PTSD has been around as long as there have been people in this world. Ford loved Jamie enough to give her the love and support that she needed to heal. The thing that tore her apart was her lost memory of Tobin shooting her team and her. Some things are just too painful to remember and the mind closes down to protect itself. This was a page turner. If you have the chance------READ
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ford has everything he needs to build his new life - except for the girl he sent away all those years ago. She needed to get out of town and away from her abusive mother. He had to stay and help his family's ranch keep from going under.
She returns, battered, damaged but not broken by war. Danger has followed her, though and the minefield of her lost memories is one that she will need to walk through with Ford's help. This is a happy ending for one couple and a promise of something else for
Rebecca A. Bamford
Touching, Sweet, enlightening story

Excellent story about love, and lives touched by tragedies associated with PTSD. I loved it from beginning to end. Story was well written and told. When Jamie had flashbacks, you could almost see in her head what she was going through. Ford was strong and steady. He and Jamie had been each others first loves, but he sent her away due to family obligations. Now he wanted her back. His patience and understanding help bring Jamie back from the edge so she and
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cost both so much..... (small spoiler alert!)

His Cowboy Heart caused them so much suffering and cost them so much time and loss. As good as the authors other books in this series. Love her books and read all as soon as I can.
The last of the Kendrick brothers gets his HEA and Grandpa Sammy finds his own happiness. A look at PTSD that is raw, but shows that the experts dont have all the answers.
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down

It was nice to see a book about a female vet. To see her struggles with what she endured and to see what happened with her and Ford. I can't wait for Zac's book and I hope a book about Drake. I could tell you all about this book but I want you to buy it and read it for yourself.
Kim Gibson
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I couldn't stop turning the pages. A good All American story that reminds us, we're not that terrible thing.
Life on a ranch is hard, life in the military is difficult, friends one and go, family may support you or shun you, each life story is on a different path until the paths cross, Ford and Jamie, full circle.
Bette Hansen
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another awesome story in the series. This is a great second chance story that you don't to miss. Great characters in Ford and Jamie and their story will keep you glued to the pages.
Dana Alexander
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down! I got so swept up in the story, loved Ford and Jamie and their story. I became so wrapped up in their lives, they seemed like my own friends and neighbors. I cannot wait to read more books in this series!
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I appreciated a book about a female solider. I think it's the first I've read. The book also dealt with PTSD which I appreciated. I put the book down for the weekend and didn't pick it up again. It just didn't pull me in.
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Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted and McBrides Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isnt writing a book, shes reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When

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