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Stone Hearts

(Poplar Falls #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  845 ratings  ·  125 reviews
A new friends-to-lovers small-town romance from Amber Kelly…When I returned to Poplar Falls six years ago, I’d given up on love.I’d made the mistake of marrying the sexy rebel right out of high school. He’d ended up in jail. I’d ended up pregnant. With a baby on the way, I decided to give up my wild, impulsive ways. All I wanted was a family and to watch my sweet son grow ...more
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Amber Kelly, LLC
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Melanie (mells_view)
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don’t want to put her fire out. I want to sit back and enjoy the burn.

Stone Hearts was exactly the sugary sweet, yet emotional, small town romance I needed. I’ve been on the struggle bus with reading so far this year and Dallas and Myer’s story definitely kicked me out of my funk. A chance at complete happiness for Dallas and her sweet little boy, and Myer finally getting the girl he’s been falling in love with. I love how their love is so clear to anyone who sees them, but not to Dallas. This
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: January 15, 2020
Actual Rating: 5+ stars

Sweet | Small Town | Friends-to-Lovers Romance

It’s truly magical when you find a new author who writes stories that touch you deep in your heart. For me, one of those authors is Amber Kelly. I stumbled upon her first book in this series RUSTIC HEARTS last year when I was looking for new books in the kindle unlimited program. Seeing the cover for Rustic Hearts is what first caught my attention. Then I read the blurb, got chills, and
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Sweet slow burn, not enough sex scenes. I liked it.

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3.5 stars!

This is a cute little story. A small-town, single parent, friends-to-lovers romance, it is the second book in the Poplar Falls series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Dallas grew up in the small town of Poplar Falls. She married her high school sweetheart right after graduation, but ended up pregnant and alone when he was sent to jail. Now she’s back on her family’s ranch and raising her adorable six year old with the help of her family, and she’s working hard to create the best li
Single mother Dallas has been raising her son, Beau, alone since her ex-husband went to prison on jail charges. Her and Beau moved onto her parents' property while Dallas worked her butt off as a waitress to make ends meet. Her older brother has a mechanic shop and his best friend, Myer, returned to Poplar Falls after an injury ended his pro-football career. Now Myer works on his family's ranch as a bonafide cowboy.

Myer is not only Dallas's brother best friends, but one of hers as well. He helps
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75-4 stars

Stone Hearts was fun, quick, pulling at the heartstrings read to revisit the small tight knit ranch community of Poplar Falls for a sweet friends to lovers romance. Tbh often kids in CR are hit or miss for me, but Beau, Dallas’ son, added a welcome dynamic to the story & was an absolute little sweetheart & a complete scene stealer! Every. Time.

Myer is such a wonderful, good man. Myer’s so patient, loving, strong, & dependable in addition to being a sexy man’s man...AND he’s a cowboy
konstantina avouri
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ana ☾
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-english, 2020
I can't believe I have to wait until April for the next book, why??? ...more
Sarah Louise
Poplar Falls, praised for its cattle ranch, is the most charming, picturesque town. Overflowing with a supportive community, I loved revisiting these characters and the connections between them. The subtle hints at future romances is such a tease and I need to pick up book three immediately!

In this one we follow Dallas, single mom and tormented with the doubt that she’s not worthy of finding love. Betrayed by her ex, her only priority is the happiness and protection of her son. The friendship tu
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it

This is my second ARC from Amber Kelly and I had just finished the book today. I practically devoured the book overnight.

I've read the first book so I more less know who the characters were in the story because everybody in Poplar Falls are intertwined with each others lives.

I think this is a tad bit more emotional than the first book because there is Beau... You can't help but fall in love with this kid.

I wish there was more history written between Myer and Dallas. I would've wanted to re
Big Joe  Rossi
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Dallas is a single mom raising her son, Beau. Her ex is in jail. It has only ever been her and Beau. She returns home living in on her parents property, busting her ass to make ends meet and give her son the world. Myer is Dallas's brother best friends, but also one of hers. He is a cowboy working his parents ranch and has crushed on Dallas for a long time. So he finds himself eager to help her out and Beau as much as he can.

Soon Dallas will realize her feelings are changing towards My
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
(4.4 Stars)

Amber Kelly’s Poplar Falls series just keeps getting better! Authentic characters, a loving community, and a beautiful town. Stone Hearts is a stunning friends to lovers small town love story that penetrated our hearts! For full review click: (Cozy Corner Book Review).

Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
don't trust me on this i'm biased because it was a friends to lovers and single parents romance and the kid was so damn cute

i don't find the first book appealing so i think i'm not gonna read it but is elle and ealker next??? i'll be there sign me up
May 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
Rating: 2.5/5

Dallas and Myer's relationship have been building up since the first book but sadly I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. It's not bad but it's not great either. Some parts were enjoyable to read but I felt like I was constantly waiting for something exciting to happen.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Amber Kelly book, and I loved her work. Stone Hearts is one of the most beautiful and wonderful heartwarming romance. This small town contemporary romance is everything, and every romance fans should read it.

What I liked the most about this book is that, it doesn’t have drama, no love triangle, and no cheating. This is why this book is so perfect and is the best. Also, I loved the storyline and the characters in it. This book has a large cast of characters, but everyone are so l
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
I am absolutely adoring this series! I love the family atmosphere. The way they are all always there for each other and the steamy, protective heroes who don’t want to change you but support you are amazing. I can’t wait to continue this series and grow with the family.
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐️
I really liked this one. Beau was by far my favorite person. I’m in love with Poplar Falls and it’s people. Myer was such a sweetheart but I would’ve loved knowing more about his love for Dallas. We didn’t get the behind the scenes of his falling in love and it’s never explained how they met or stories from when they were kids. He never tells her about his long time crush on her and that kind of bothered me. We didn’t get much from him really. His bond with Beau... freaking adorable. The c
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Being a single mother leaves Dallas with lots of friendships and family but no significant other in the mix. That is until one night camping changes the balance of the scales and her brother's best friend Myers finally takes things to the next level. But can Dallas juggle both her priorities to her son and stating a new relationship? What happens when a blast from her past comes back into town? I fell in love with these characters from the first few pages. Dallas' connection with her son was won ...more
Juli Hall
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love small town romance. Everyone knows everyone and will bend over backwards to help when needed. This is also friends to lovers too. Dallas and Myer have known each other since they were kids. After her ex goes to prison she comes home to raise her son. Myer is always there to help her. One day she realizes she has more feelings for him than just friends. Myer has loved her for awhile but is letting her heal from her divorce. When they get together it’s magical. This story has a bit of suspe ...more
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

I really enjoyed this book. Hero and heroine were both awesome. Hero not a manwhore and heroine is not some shy virgin. Honestly this was one good example of a healthy adult relationship.

Little Beau was a cutie.
Kendra - Kendra Loves Books
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-2020
Dallas and her son, Beau move back to Popular Falls after her ex-husband goes to prison. She lives on the same property as her parents and brother. Myer moves back to Popular Falls after a career ending football injury. Myer and Dallas are really good friends and he is always there for Dallas and Beau. Myer knew he always had feelings for Dallas but Dallas always thought they were just friends but one night when Dallas and Myer are forced to sleep in the same tent she starts having second though ...more
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved loved loved this story

Friends to lovers.
Small Town

This series gets better and better!
Dallas and Myer - swoon

I can’t wait to carry on this series
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!

I’ve been waiting so long for this book after reading Sophie and Braxton’s story and it did not disappoint!!!
I actually loved it more!
Marie T.
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome love story!

I enjoyed this book from start to finish can't wait for book 3 on May 2020!
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OH did I love this story. It was raw and emotional. A stunning friends to lovers tale between Myer and Dallas. Plus add the adorable son of Dallas, and you have this fun and quirky story that will keep you on your toes as it gives you a touch of suspense rolled into one.
The one thing I adored about this story is the flow. It felt like it was always on a perfect pace. The build ups added so much depth to it. Going through a traumatic past, I cannot blame Dallas any which way for her hang ups. I w
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Myer and Dallas are EVERYTHING I ever want in a small-town romance, friends to lovers, brothers’ best friend, single mother and so many other romance tropes all rolled into one amazing journey of what one mother goes on to find herself. This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone, but why would you want to just read this one!?!? Rustic Hearts is also out there in the world and should defiantly be next on your TBR shelf if it isn’t already there. What Amber has done wit ...more
Lisa Stinson
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic continuation to the Poplar Falls series. I am really loving this amazing group of friends and family. Dallas and Myer and Beau's story was truly wonderful.

Dallas is a young single mother who had to move back home after her disaster of a marriage imploded six years ago. But with the help of her parents and friends, she has been able to give Beau a great life. Dallas is a bit jaded by love and doesn't believe that she even deserves a happily ever after.

But Myer has a differen
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of my favorite books ever! Small town romance always gets me, but this was FANTASTIC!

Meyer is perfection. Cowboy/Rancher, sexy, caring, sexy, hardworking, sexy, family and friend lover, sexy, loyal, sexy, honest, and did I mention sexy?

Dallas is everything I love. She is independent, strong, loyal, fun. flirty, gorgeous.

Slow burn at its finest. Just reading the chemistry these two friends have and watching them finally fall for each other was so wonderful.

Beau is just the swe
Sarah N
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An incredible, and heartfelt read, with a hometown feel! Stone Hearts by Amber Kelly is a friends to lovers romance, sure to have you swooning for days! It's sweet and sexy, with the romance you crave. This is definitely a comfort read with a little suspense mixed in, and the perfect feel good story!

I just love a good single parent book, and the mom in me absolutely adored Beau, and the relationship Kelly built between him and his momma. It really made this read special, and I loved it just as m
Cindy Fong
A thoroughly entertaining story of family, good friends and love.

This is a second chance, friends to lovers story. I loved how all of the characters were so supportive and a family of sorts. Dallas is the epitome of a single parent to Beau (who is completely adorable) raising him to be kind and sweet, living her life on her terms and not being controlled by her ex. Myer had his dream change and with Dallas now home, he knows that this is the time to make his move and let Dallas know his heart. M
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Amber Kelly is a romance author that calls North Carolina home. She has been an avid reader from a young age and you could always find her with her nose in a book completely enthralled in an adventure. With the support of her husband and family, in 2018, she decided to finally give a voice to the stories in her head and her debut novel, Both of Me was born. You can connect with Amber on Facebook a ...more

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“I don’t want to put her fire out. I want to sit back and enjoy the burn. She doesn’t need to change a thing. She just needs someone to love her and love Beau with all he has, just the way they are.”
“You that man?” Payne asks, all the amusement gone from his voice.
“If she lets me be, I’ll be that man every single day for the rest of both their lives – or the rest of mine at the very least.”
“If we go inside, it’s gonna change everything,” she whispers.
What she doesn’t realize is, everything already has changed.
“Yeah,” I agree. “You ready for that?”
“I don’t know,” she answers honestly.
I sit up and take her mouth again. She opens and melts into the kiss.
When I pull back, I look her in the eye and whisper across her lips, “Yes, you do.”
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