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(True North #7)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  5,142 ratings  ·  699 reviews
An emotional friends to lovers romance full of risky secrets and late-night lessons in seduction.

Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his f
Paperback, 329 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Tuxbury Publishing LLC
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mel ☽
1.75 stars

one of my most hated tropes is when an h is a virgin then pines over her man ho “best friend” while he dates her roommate knowing that said roommate is a bitch to her.

did i just summarize the first half of this book? yes.

this book just made me feel annoyed with both MCs, i rolled my eyes so many times i lost count.

anyways, did i like it when h was pining over H while being jealous of the OW (this OW was h's roommate btw)?

“Honestly, I spend an embarrassing amount of time thinkin
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

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It was just heat and patience. Those were the only ingredients.

I love Sarina Bowen’s True North series so much, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Dylan Shipley’s book. Dylan is the youngest Shipley brother and in college. We meet Chastity, they Shipley’s neighbor who lives with Isaac and Leah. Chastity was introduced in ‘Keepsake’ as a runaway from Paradise Ranch where Zach was from.

Chastity is twenty-one and is still trying to get used to college and life in the re
I admit, I cried a time or two…

I’m in Australia and as you would know; the bushfires are really bad at the moment. People have died, been injured and lost their homes. A LOT of animals have died, and more will lose their lives and their habitat. There is even talk that some animals may become extinct. These are all things that are devastating.


They’re a step away from my reality. At the moment, I’m safely sitting in my house in suburbia with my air-conditioning keeping me cool. I feel guilty b
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Two Who Are Meant To Be Stars
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I have been a huge fan of the Truth North series from the start. Sarina Bowen has created a strong family, a circle of friends and family that touches the heart and mind. Each entry was a special tale and Heartland was no different.

We have two characters whose actions and past should not make them work...but when it is all said and done, they are perfect. He teaches her with patience and she shows him what a relationship should be and teaches h
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

AUTHOR: Sarina Bowen
SERIES: True North #7
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020
GENRE: New Adult
THEMES & TROPES: Friends to Lovers
RATING: 4 Stars


Visiting with the Shipleys and going back to Sarina Bowen's Vermont  is always a little bit like coming home. Everything feels familiar, cozy, warm.
Life is full of little moments that don’t matter a whole lot, peppered by a few moments when everything is on the line.

In HEARTLAND we get t
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Let me just get the disclaimer out of the way first. I find SB's writing infinitely readable. She's my go to for a comfort read and I really, I mean REALLY, love this series because of the Shipleys. So it wasn't a surprise that I fell right into this read like a comfy pair of jim jams.

Dylan has always struck me as a carefree playboy breaking hearts all over Vermont so I was pleasantly surprised to find some hidden depth. I'm also a sucker for anyone who loves animals like Dylan does. He may be a
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars 🌟
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelly, ratula
Gah!! Babes!!!! Dylan Shipley is #EVERYDAMNTHING IN THIS WORLD AND THEN SOME!!! Sarina Bowen legit knocked it out of the park with Heartland as this story was full of butterfly inducing swoons, delicious heart and undeniable heat . Dylan and Chastity were absolutely delicious. Their banter, friendship and fiery chemistry!! I am convinced that Dylan Shipley and his DIRTY mouth were created to ruin me!!

There is nothing I love more than a NA college romance but add that to Bowen's amazing reci
Claudia Fosca Stahl
The Dylan Effect will melt your Heart

Every time I read one of Sarina Bowen’s books I feel happiness. It doesn’t even matter if it’s for the first or the eleventh time. I find myself rereading them often because her kind of magic can’t be found anywhere else. I love her words so much. They are so beautiful and carry so much weight but seem also light. Her stories are the kind of awesome you want to devour as fast as possible and hope they never end at the same time.

Heartland is the 7th book in T
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, angsty, and engaging!

Heartland is a charming, friends-to-more romance featuring the dependable, creative Chastity whose finding it harder and harder to keep her crush for her neighbour a secret, and the handsome, dependable Dylan who may finally realize the perfect girl for him is the one whom always seems to be right by his side.

The writing is lighthearted and fun. The characters are warm, charismatic, and appealing. And the engaging plot is a delightful blend of friendship, drama, emoti
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Heartland is a friends to lovers, NA novel following college playboy Dylan, and his sheltered neighbor Chastity. Chastity is still exploring life outside of the religious cult she grew up in and she wants to experience all her new life has to offer her. Including learning all there is about sexuality from none other than the biggest playboy on campus, and her friend, Dylan.

I thought Dylan and Chastity had a cute relationship. Dylan could easily come off as a guy with
Jan 28, 2020 marked it as nope-nope-nope  ·  review of another edition
Why does the heroine have to always hear the hero having sex? I hate when authors do that and they do it all the damn time
Geri Reads
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I could never resist a good friends-to-lovers story and Heartland has everything I ever wanted out of this trope. It has lots of pining, a dash of denial, and an undeniable chemistry between our two leads equals magic.

maura delaney

i simply do not know what i’m going to do between now and waylaid coming out gah

Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
maybe I would finish this book if I did it as audio otherwise I just couldn't be bothered even skip the chapters..this series, in general, is all over the place I would say it is an average three-star read with only one book that I really loved and that is book six Fireworks

I don't care about this kind of plotline... all this pinning and shit...
Wil Loves Books!
Absolutely loved this one! I’m a huge Sarina Bowen fan, huge. And I looove this series. This one was extra special, it totally reminded me of Sarina’s Ivy Years series, which more on the college, NA themed, but with the True North farm twists. The Ivy Years books ( if you haven’t read them, what are you waiting for!) are actually the first books I read by Sarina and the ones that made me fall in love with her writing.

In Heartland, we go back to a Shipley family story (after a few Rossi’s) and I
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
I absolutely LOVED this book. Being back in the Shipley world was incredible! It made me want to go back and read the all books that I missed before this one. The family dynamic, the way they love and care and go out of the way for each other... GAH. I. LOVED. IT. Dylan and Chastity's romance is HOT AF, but more than that it's sweet and tender and heartfelt. A true friends-to-lovers that I couldn't put down. SO GOOD. ...more
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Dylan Shipley. We all remember him from his siblings' stories!

And Chastity - we remember her too. Two years ago - with only 19 - she escaped the same cult that the Shipley's neighbors Leah & Isaac escaped from some years before.

Now both Dylan and Chastity are away at college.

Chastity has kinda been in love with Dylan forever. But Dylan is not one for relationships. He's twenty and away at college - and he wants to live like that too. Girls, booze, pot.

Chastity is his best friend a
I've read every one of the books in this series. From Grumpy Griff, to Dylan's book.
Such a change in heroes. From eldest in the family, to the youngest. Dylan is a college student, coming home to work on the Shipley farm on the weekends. I found myself getting irritated with Dylan's immaturity and man-whoring ways. Of course he falls for the most conniving of young women-nope, not Chastity. Dylan has to get his head out of his ass first. I had to keep telling myself- he's young. I also realize
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Sarina Bowen delivers a sweet and surprisingly emotional friends turned lovers romance in what is probably my favorite book in the True North series. I feel positively giddy after reading Heartland.

Dylan Shipley is the most easygoing member of the Shipley clan. He relishes in his perpetual playboy status and is making the most of his college experience by partying and sleeping around while still maintaining good grades and his duties on the family farm. He has a huge heart, and his fun-loving na
Nadine Bookaholic
This was my first read by Sarina Bowen and I'm sorry I started at the end of the series because I want to know more about all of the couples, guess I'll just have to go back and start from the beginning then. ;)

You can read my full review HERE

Heartland by Sarina Bowen

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books** 

You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Book
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Jan 08, 2020 marked it as no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
it's 2020 and these types of storylines are just sexist at this point.

"He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard....Now that we’re both in college together, I’m seeing a new side of him. College Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me."

The Book Bee
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I feel evil every time I notice her curves, or have the urge to taste her smile."

I have loved the True North series since the very first one I picked up. With each one, I've been lucky to fall in love with not only the characters, but the writing as well. Sarina Bowen is definitely an author I enjoy and this series sits high on my recommend list. Chastity and Dylan's story was all sorts of innocence and mistaken communication, learning and fumbling. It was also an exercise

My favorite of all the True North books! Dylan and Chastity completely stole my heart.
Close friends since Chastity arrived in Vermont, their relationship really picks up steam (and when I say steam, I mean steam-y!) while they’re away at college. Their blossoming relationship was so heartfelt and I just loved seeing it progress to something really special.

Despite being a bit of a manwhore and just a touch clueless, Dylan is one of those young men you cannot help but love, (no matter your ag
Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
ARC received thanks to author.

i liked the characters and the romance but i feel like something was missing idk.

review to come.
Absolutely love this series...review coming
"I'm in love with my business partner. I can't tell him, because he doesn't date, and he says he doesn't believe in love. Except sometimes I think he does."

True to his birth order, Dylan was the fun-loving, seemingly irresponsible Shipley offspring. He was a commitment-phobic college student, who didn't make promises because he wasn't sure he could keep them (as his past proved). He also worked hard to please everyone. He was a gentle soul. And I loved him!

Chastity was a survivor of the same
3 3/4 Stars!
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Sarina Bowen is the twenty-time USA Today bestselling author of three dozen books, including: the True North series, and Brooklyn Hockey. She's the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She's the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!
Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina's books broken out by trope

Other books in the series

True North (8 books)
  • Bittersweet (True North, #1)
  • Steadfast (True North, #2)
  • Keepsake (True North, #3)
  • Bountiful (True North, #4; Brooklyn Bruisers, #4.5)
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