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Falling for a Cowboy's Smile

(Tender Heart Texas #4)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  293 ratings  ·  29 reviews
No heart is safe when a charming cowboy comes to town...
Dirk Hadley has bamboozled everyone in Bliss, Texas, into believing that he’s an easygoing drifter just passing through town. But Dirk is no drifter. He’s on a mission to discover the truth about his past. And when that past collides with the sweet and beautiful Gracie Arrington, he won’t be able to maintain his char
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published September 14th 2017
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Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The day Gracie Arrington found a chapter of the never published last novel in a ten-book series written by her great-aunt in the 60's is the same day her life changed for the worst. In a short period of time, she lost the use of her legs and her father. Since her mother was already out of the picture, her older brother took care of her. A loving brother who felt guilty even if she never blamed him for the accident, but living in a wheelchair made Gracie shy and dislike changes. So when Dirk Hadl ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I cannot believe that the book was out for 3 days before I learn of it!!! OMG the book that I was waiting for. I was ready to wait for Dirk story but I'm not mad that I didn't have too. I love this series!!!

Also, I think if the series ever comes in paperback with the same covers, I will buy them all.
They are so gorgeous. Every time in the stories when it said that the character has a set of the Tender Hearts book in their library, I keep picturing MY libary (curently a cupboard ;) but for it, I
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this next installment of the Tender Heart series, Gracie Lynn Arrington is on the hunt for the next chapters in the series her ancestor Lucy Arrington, author of the Tender Heart series finished but did not get published before her death. Gracie knows that finding these finished chapters and getting them to print could make all of her brother Cole’s financial worries disappear. And Gracie knows that she is at the heart of these financial woes because of her accident and the time she has spent ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Picking up a Tender Heart, Texas book is a little like finding comfort next to a warm fire on a cold day. By the time I'd read a few chapters, all of my cares slipped away and my heart felt lighter. I adore this series about the search for lost chapters of Lucy Arrington's final Tender Heart, Texas novel. In this story, Miss Gracie is continuing her search around Bliss, Texas for those lost chapters. She's also finally trying to move on after her accident. There is nothing as satisfying for myse ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The fourth book in the Tender Heart Series and it is still quite a good read. I enjoy quite a lot of the books by Katie Lane and yet this one seemed different from any of the others that I have read by her.
This book did pull me in, but it did not seem to hold my attention as well as the others I have read. That is not because of the author, I did not read the second or third book in this series which made this one a little confusing. However, even though I may not have understood everything ful
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series and enjoy going back to Bliss, Texas to catch up on friends I’ve met in the first two books. Cole is still struggling financially due to Gracie’s medical bills, He and Emery are happy together, Gracie still feels a lot of guilt because of Cole’s stress with the bills, Dirk is trying to stay away from Gracie although it is hard. Dirk’s no good daddy shows up in this story to stir up trouble. This story opens with Becky and Mason’s wedding, with Becky and Gracie still trying the ...more
Nate Brightman
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having read the Brides of Bliss Texas series before the Tender Heart series which feature's Dirk's three triplet older sisters in which Dirk and Gracie have an ample presence I was really looking forward to reading this book to find out how Dirk and Gracie fell in love. I wasn't disappointed. Dirk had been a great secondary character in several of the earlier books in the series. Gracie who has been away in Houston as a rehab facility for her back injury since the first book in the series had be ...more
Kelly Bailey
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Once I started the book, I could not stop. There is something about Bliss, TX that pulls you in. I feel certain that you will fall in love with the town and its residents as well. Not only did the story have romance, there was a little bit of mystery that runs along side the story. The story flows great without this element but it does add some fun.
The author deals with a character that has gone through a physical injury and reveals things that someone who has had a physical set back can relate
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charm & Innocence Wins

Dirk Hadley seems like an easy going, but hard-working cowboy drifter who knows more about everything than he should for his young age. Over the past few books in this series he has won over the skeptical townsfolk of Bliss, Texas. Especially Gracie Arrington. Gracie was injured in a riding accident, her depression has her lagging in her recuperation. But Dirk's charm & encouragement provides her the strength to fight for a recovery. In this installment of the Tender Heart
Linda Dunn chilson
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Gracie and for the most part loved Dirk. I can never say I 100% love a character when they are keeping a secret from the other person especially when they go ahead and get into a relationship. If not for that I would have totally love Dirk, but the secret is a big part of the story and it wasn't his to reveal, so he gets a pass. Even with my doubts about Dirk sometimes I totally loved the story. At least he was not a jerk about it most of the time. I have gotten kind of tired of the hero ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC of Falling For A A Cowboys Smile from the author. I knew I wanted to read Gracie and Dirk from the very being of the Tender Heart Texas series. I just wasn't sure if it was going to be the same story. This fourth book of the series in my opinion was the best. I love going back to Bliss and reconnecting with all the quirky characters. Gracie has grew so much siclnce the first book that she has finally grew info her own skin. Dirk had some growing to do too and together him and ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Falling for a Cowboy's Smile (Tender Heart Texas Book 4) by Katie Lane
This is Dirk Hadley and Gracie Arrington's story.

This is another addition to the Tender Heart Texas series. I was so excited to read Gracie and Dirk's story. Gracie has been in love with Dirk but he is determined to not cross that line. Dirk has secrets and doesn't want to hurt Gracie. He also has other promises that he needs to keep.

Will Dirk be able to keep his feelings for Gracie? What happens when Dirk's secrets are revea
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love Katie Lane's Tender Heart Texas series. Her characters are so much fun. The stories are lots of fun to read. I have been waiting for Dirk Hadley's story and was so excited to see that Katie Lane finally shared his story with us. He is such an intriguing character with a mysterious background. Well his secrets are secrets no more and wow what an interesting story he has to tell.

Meanwhile I have also been rooting for Gracie Arrington to finally win her true love. Dirk didn't have a cha
Dianne Wagner
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Katie Lane's books. This book is the fourth one in the Tender Heart Texas Series. It, like the first three books, is filled with charming, interesting and fun characters. Humor is interlaced with mystery and romance. The heartache experienced by Dirk growing up, as well as Gracie's experiences run parallel. Where are all the chapters of the final Tender Heart book hidden? Who was Lucy's lover? Other questions were answered, such as Dirk's true identity, but other questions remain unanswer ...more
Kathleen Booker
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Katie finds her family.

I have fell in love with the Harrington's. After being g left by her Mom and the Arrington's Gracie suffers horrible accident on her horse and her adopted brother blames himself. While in hospital her adopted Father suffers heart attack and passes. She gives up on walking until a drifter comes to Bliss and brings her out of her dark place and she not only walks she gets back on her horse. Along the way, she falls in love with Dirk and finds out he is not a drifter but owns
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeping Secrets! Tender Heart is continuing in the forth visit to Bliss, Texas with the book entitled "Falling for a Cowboy's Smile" by Katie Lane. This book features Gracie and Dirk as they struggle with their attraction. They find out that keeping secrets that aren't yours to tell can get you in hot water. The past collides with the present as secrets are revealed about their beloved ancestor. Open your heart to Tender Heart series as these characters have and embraced new additions to the fam ...more
Mary Lawson
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another chapter in the story of Tender Heart, Texas which grabs you from the get go. Here is Miss Gracie who is trying to move on after her accident. She wants to find Lucy's missing chapters and find love.Of course there is a guy she has a help from, but he has some secrets that may keep them from a HEA. This is a series that keeps you wanting more. Katie Lane has once again pulled on the strings of your heart.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm giving this 4 stars because I was still hung up on the book I'd just finished in another series (crazy good) when I read this, and I think that affected my take on this one. It's definitely mid to upper threes, so 4 stars is not off. I did like it, and I actually like this couple more than Emery and Cole (book 1). Looking forward to book 5.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am on book five right now. Loved all these books but this one was by far my favorite. I loved Dirk and Gracie. I loved their connection from book one. :-)

Her innocence and strong mindedness and his strength and sweetness when it came to anything Gracie was, well sweet. Until it was hot and steamy...
Marie McKenney
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this town's stories

Gracie and Dirk's story is such an emotional one. Gracie is healing from injuries and Dirk is looking for family. He comes to town acting as a drifter. His life is far from it. Gracie is struggling with rehab and her history with her mom. The Arrington's and their family and the town help these two through both of their struggles. Love it.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great Story! I have been waiting for Gracie and Dirk's story since book one and this was exactly how I hoped it would be. This story has a lot of heart and will keep a smile on your face. I also really loved the little bit of mystery that was woven in throughout. Learning Dirk's backstory was fun!

Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing

The series is one of the best written. The story continues in this one and all the characters are as lovely as always. Funny, heartwarming and happily ever after. Can’t ask for anything more.
Paula-Diane Lufflum
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Gracie and Dirk have a rollercoaster of a ride. There are so many twists that it'd make your head and stomach hurt. She's a feisty one but worth it.
Linda Fuller
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Book

One of the best series I have read in a long time. I would recommend the author to all my friends.
Lorelei Frank
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't stop reading this series.

Once you start this series, you won't be able to stop. The stories just keep pulling at your heart. Can't wait to start the next book.
June Rodgers
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book in this series.

I have read and loved each book in this series and would recommend it to anyone who likes steamy romance, friends and family.
Pam Richmond
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved It

OMG!! This series keeps getting better and better, the plots and twists keep me focused and intrigued. I highly recommend reading this series, you won't be disappointed
Deborah Bryan Oliver
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tender Heart series

Great storylines - couldn't stop till all read. Can't wait for next one. Glad this series and writer suggested to me.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Best one yet!

Gracie needed Dirk from the beginning. And his story is just as captivating as hers.
Thank you for putting more tender heart in this book!
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, and Tender Heart Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

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