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Crazy Hearts

(Poplar Falls #5)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  236 ratings  ·  64 reviews
“Who says you can’t wear boots with pearls?”

I’ve always loved my life and career. That was until my boss, best friend, and partner in crime, fell in love during a trip to her hometown and made me become a bougie cowgirl. It only took a few visits to the sleepy town of Poplar Falls for me to understand the draw.

So here I am, fighting the two girls that live inside of me. On
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Published March 26th 2021
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Ok, ok...okay!
Dude, 4.5 stars!

This cowboy finally lassoes in his city girl for keeps 🥰.

Payne - Walker being ...well Walker 😜, he couldn’t help himself making sure to remind me he’s my favorites Poplar Falls hero, ever the scene stealer** he is. Nonetheless, Payne Henderson quickly made himself known as a close 2nd. Not only is he a good, hardworking, sexy man’s man. No no, that wasn’t enough. With what little downtime he has for himself, he is so damn attenti
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 || I'm just so happy that Amber saw the potential that this friends with benefits between a new yorker and a cowboy had and gave us this story instead of leaving it to them as comic relief because they were everything I was waiting for and more!

Charlotte is a city girl through and trough but she is always ready for an adventure, so when she met this handsome cowboy while visiting her friend and business colleague in the mountains? Sparks flew between them then and now, but after years of doi
Gloria Green
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I think I maybe swooning. It’s just that feeling of sweet relief and happiness like all is right in the world. That pretty much sums up how I’m feeling after finishing Crazy Hearts. Sooo good!! I continue to be so impressed with the stories Amber Kelly writes.
Ela Talks Books
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Poplar Falls is my favorite place to escape from the reality we have been living for the last year. The gang from this small town is like part of my own family after five novels and one novella. I sure can identify with Charlotte, the main female character from Crazy Hearts...the time between two books always passes so slowly and the one spent in Poplar Falls seems to fly by. And yes, I flew through this book too. Again. In one day.

After Merry Hearts I couldn't wait for a book about Charlotte an
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for a honest review.

Crazy Hearts is one of the books that I didn't know I need until I finished reading it. It was a really cute and sweet read. I'll have to say this was probably my favorite from the series. A short read that I need more of Payne and Charlotte!

Charlotte and Payne was introduced throughout the whole series. Charlotte was a New York business kind of girl, and Payne was a cowboy from a small town, Poplar. They hit it off and start off being a fling. Became more a
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Amber does it again with Crazy Hearts. She hooks you from the beginning with this sweet romance between a hunky cowboy and a city girl.
Charlotte is a city girl whose best friend moved to the country but the two of them started a business together. Charlotte has fallen for Payne, a country cowboy in Sophie's, her best friend, town.
Payne has it hard for Charlotte and will do anything for her. Everyone in his family & hometown knows he's fallen hard for her but there are complications.
I love swe
“I already have everything I need. That’s you. I don’t want anyone else’s life. I don’t want anyone else’s home. I don’t want anyone else’s truck. I don’t want anyone else’s career. I don’t want anyone else’s family. I want what’s mine. My woman, my home, my farm, and my family.”

So you probably already know how much I love this series it’s one of my all time favourite small town books and if you haven’t read it already then what are you waiting for ???

This is Charlotte and Payne’s story and ye
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book completely captured my heart. I am utterly smitten with Charlotte and Payne's story.

These two have had their long distance, friends with benefits fling going for years. Book by book we'd see little glimpses of how they were with one another. However, it was while reading the Poplar Falls novella, Merry Hearts, where we really saw their connection. It was then when I realized just how desperately I needed this book.

Crazy Hearts is everything I had hoped it would be. This was a friends
Jolanda Gelissen
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Oh, I liked this story! It's not about a couple meeting and falling in love – although we do get a glimpse of their meeting – but rather a couple slowly realizing their feelings. The story of Payne and Charlotte also deals with some tougher topics, which are handled in a way that contributes to the story.

Charlotte is a city girl, born and raised in New York City, but has been spending more and more time in Poplar Falls since her best friend and business partner Sophie found love there and reloc
Jennifer Johnson
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this book, it has the sweetest couple ever, humor, sex, good ole' country boys, heartbreakingly real issues, lots of laughter and a few tears, oh and a bronking bull at a wedding reception plus so, so much more? I picked this book up and started reading and literally carried it all over the house with me, reading as I walked, fixed meals and other things you don't want to know about, it just starts off entertaining from page one and doesn't stop being amazing until the last ...more
Jennifer Johnson
I am so in love with this book, it has the sweetest couple ever, humor, sex, good ole' country boys, heartbreakingly real issues, lots of laughter and a few tears, oh and a bronking bull at a wedding reception plus so, so much more? I picked this book up and started reading and literally carried it all over the house with me, reading as I walked, fixed meals and other things you don't want to know about, it just starts off entertaining from page one and doesn't stop being amazing until the last ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
This book was absolutely wonderful in every single way. It stars Payne and Charlotte who were both introduced in the very first book as Charlotte is Sophia's bestie and business partner from NYC. Payne was also introduced as a friend of of Sophia and her boyfriend to be in that first book and someone Sophia knew when she was very young.

Charlotte has a zest for life and was a really happy, flirty and awesome best friend and Payne was pretty awesome as well and a huge flirt but he is also very muc
Introduced in previous Poplar Falls books, Charlotte is Sophie’s best friend from NYC and also co-owns their jewelry business, which is booming. Payne is Dallas’ brother and owns a ranch in Poplar Falls. Every time Charlotte visits PF, she hooks up with Payne, but they’ve always kept things casual. Until things aren’t and they’re flying back and forth to see one another every chance they get.

Crazy Hearts picks up directly after Merry Hearts ends and Charlotte is visiting Poplar Falls for 4-week
Kirsty & Erin Muir
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
𝙳𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚕-𝚝𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚘𝚛 𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜? ⁣

Port Snow from @meghanquinn's Getting Lucky series *those Knightly Brothers!* and Poplar Falls would be two of my absolute favourites.⁣

There's something so comforting about visiting a town that you feel like you could live in with a cast of characters that feel like your friends.⁣

Payne and Charlotte's was a story I've been desperate for since book 1. ⁣

This has everything we've come to love from Amber's series an
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Small town cowboy & big-city businesswoman = love?

Rating 4.5 stars

This is my first time reading Amber Kelly, and I enjoyed her work. Since this is book 5 in the Poplar Falls series, I will be reading all the ones before this.

Payne and Charlotte are from two different worlds. He is a cowboy in a small town, works on a farm, and everyone in the town knows each other and hang out together. Charlotte is a partner in a developing jewellery business and lives in a condo in New York City. What could
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh My!! I have been dying to return to Poplar Falls for this Sexy Cowboy and Sassy City Girl Story!!
Charlotte is a sassy designer wearing businesswoman who lives in New York and Payne is a flannel, jean and boot wearing rugged farmer who runs his family's ranch in small town Poplar Falls.
After meeting through mutual friends these two have had a slow burning long distance relationship. But how long can a long distance relationship last? Can the city girl move to the country? Can the country lovi
Michele A.
Mar 31, 2021 rated it liked it
Crazy Hearts is the first book in this series I have read. I will admit, there were times I was lost when side characters were introduced. Also, I felt like I dropped into the middle of their story. Charlotte is planning to visit Poplar Falls to attend a wedding and will be staying with Payne for 4 weeks. Both of them seemed surprised to find themselves in love with the other one. Charlotte was kind of all over the place. She was kind of pretentious and really seemed shallow at points. Payne, fo ...more
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
It's always a comfort to jump back into the world of Poplar Falls. It's warm and fuzzy every time I visit. I've been waiting for Charolette and Payne's story since the beginning. I always loved Charolette's character. She did not disappoint in that regard. Charolette was sassy, charming, confident, and sexy. She is what everyone wants to be. I loved Payne from the start of the series. He's what everyone would want in a man as well ;) Amber Kelly does broach the subject of something that is near ...more
Sarah Louise
My heart is full. It’s no secret I love this series and Crazy Hearts was the cherry on top. With characters that feel so real to me, I loved seeing the gang together again sharing laughs and heartfelt moments. Particularly since reading Merry Hearts, I’ve been itching for more from Charlotte and Payne.

For three years their relationship has lived in a comfortable state of friends-with-benefits. Despite living in completely different worlds, the two always find their way back together when Charlo
Kari Hansen
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte is a loyal friend, a savvy NY businesswoman and so much fun. She appears not to have a care in the world, but we are about to find out that everyone has secrets and it takes the right person that makes you secure enough to share. What started out as undeniable attraction between two opposites has her wanting more but cautious about trying.

Payne is a sweet and sexy cowboy who has known for a while that Charlotte is his destiny and now he just needs to convince her. He is a great friend,
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: small-town
Small Town, FWB Romance

I was so excited for Payne and Charlotte story when we got a glimpse of them in Book three and ugghhh!!

I adored charlotte’s personality, crazy and wild. Charlotte is Sophie best friend from New York if you read book one you also get a glimpse of Charlotte’s personality and character and during her visits she is part of the family and meets Payne who is Dallas’s brother.

They have a friends with benefits fling going on but of course it turns into more, the low emotions and
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What. A. Journey.

To say I was excited for this story is an understatement. From the first book in this series, Charlotte was my favorite character. Woven in perfectly as a comedic relief and a source of girl power, she really resonated with me. But the glimpses of her and of her relationship with Payne that we got in the previous books were not enough, they deserved to be front and center. Boy did I get what I asked for and then some. Charlotte and Payne’s love story felt like coming home. It wa
Mar 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.3 Stars

In every great book, there is a moment that captures your heart, your thoughts, and renders you heartbroken. Tethering you to the characters, their emotions, and their journey. Personally, Crazy Hearts did just that. Elevating a novel that commenced as an enjoyable read, and blossomed into an eye opening experience. Delicately addressing an important subject matter silently faced by many.

Crazy Hearts is an excellent addition to such a heartwarming, and charming series. If you are a fan
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
When you read a long series, every new book feels like visiting friends or family. That's what I feel like when I come to Poplar Falls. ⁣

Crazy hearts is a story about my favourite girl in the series, Charlotte. She is a true city girl from New York, living a busy life and loving it that way. The only thing she doesn't have in the city is Payne. Cowboy Payne from Poplar Falls. After 3 years of seing eachother, the time has come for a city girl and a cowboy to decide are they willing to change th
Travis Peak
Apr 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Liked it

It was good story but I hadn't read the rest of the books in this series so I was a little thrown that they had already been together for 3 years at the start of the book.

There were way too many people in this book for my tastes. I know it's a series but it's just too many names to try to keep track of when you have that many people in nearly every scene. Took me a little out of it trying to remember who everyone was.

There was very little angst until the end of the book when a major re
Jennifer Rappaport
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Grab the tissues people... you're gonna need 'em! I have been dying for Charlotte and Payne's story since the very first Poplar Falls book. I am so glad that all the hounding Amber's beloved readers worked because this series just wouldn't be complete without their HEA. You can't help but love all that is the Charlotte crazy and Payne is just this swonny cowboy who you fall in love with from the first page. Their journey is hard, emotion but realistic. I love that Amber's writing brings you the ...more
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Small Town sensation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

PAYNE HENDERSON!!! Wow, that cowboy has me under his spell!

I am obsessed with Amber Kelly’s Poplar Falls series, I have been since Rustic Hearts. Payne has captured me from the very beginning and we finally got his and Charlotte’s story.

This small town, friends with benefits with a crazy city girl and swoony cowboy has me absolutely in love!

Seriously, Amber Kelly has nailed this small town series and has me constantly craving more. If you haven’t read this autho
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Charlotte is smart, driven, and beautiful inside and out. She is a little bit crazy, but that is what makes Charlotte such a wonderful character. Payne is the calm to Charlotte's storm. These two together are nothing short of phenomenal. Their chemistry is white-hot. The love they have for each other is undeniable.

Such a fantastic storyline. I read it through in one sitting. I couldn't stop myself. I longed for their story. Full of love, passion, comedy, seriousness, devotion, and f
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Just like there are two sides to a coin there are also two sides to Charlotte. But between the Upper East Side business owner and the downhome cowgirl, is a woman who has felt the connection with Payne but is afraid to allow him all the way into her life. When the business comes to a crossroads which side of Charlotte come out as the winner? And will Payne come out victorious as well? This entire series is like a breath of fresh air. Honest and true friendships mixes with love that can move moun ...more
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been so looking forward to Charlotte getting her own story and I was blown away by what Kelly gives us in her tale. My heart ached for both her and Payne. The raw emotions were just so intense that you could not help but feel connected to her in some way. What I adore is the fact that Payne and Charlotte just fit. Regardless if she is the city girl and he is the country boy, they just got each other. Their passion is off the charts, their banter is hilarious and witty.
Overall, Crazy Heart
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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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