Wishing Hearts (Plum Valley Cowboys Book 6) by Emmy Sanders

It's such sweet sorrow to part with such a lovely series. Wishing Hearts is the finale for the Plum Valley Cowboys.

From the blurb:

A shameless flirt. A single dad. And an unexpected chance at love.

When I left Plum Valley ten years ago, I never thought I’d return. But a call about animals in crisis brings me back to the town that inadvertently broke my heart.

What I don’t expect? Sam. The animal control officer looks every bit a cowboy wet dream, and for whatever reason, he’s latched on to me like a dog with a bone.

One impulsive night together only leaves me wanting more, but as a single parent with loads of baggage, dating isn’t easy. Could I try with Sam, the man with the quick smile and surprisingly filthy mouth?

Or am I only setting myself up for another round of heartache?

I can’t say I’ve ever been called a wallflower. When I see something I want, I go after it. And what I want is Harrison.

But the veterinarian with the soulful blue eyes has his walls built up high. He doesn’t seem to understand that his messy life doesn’t scare me one bit. In fact, I’ve always wanted a family to call my own. A family like his.

Convincing Harrison we could work may be a challenge, but I’m up for the task. Amidst pillow forts, bedtime stories, and camping under the stars, I know I’m falling—for all of it.

I just hope I’m not the only one wishing for a happily-ever-after in the end.

Wishing Hearts is a small-town Texas romance between a busy single dad and a golden retriever of a man who knows how to work a pair of chaps. There’s shenanigans in a storage shed or two, a rambunctious little girl and her sidekick dog, family date nights, fun with rope, and one very HEA. It’s book 6 in the Plum Valley Cowboys series but can be read as a standalone.

Angel's Review:

I'm so sad that the Plum Valley series has come to an end, but this book was such a great way to end such a lovely series. I think Sammy and Harrison's love story was the perfect way to close the series. 

Sammy has always wanted a partner, and a family, someone he belongs to. After he spends his whole life in foster care, all he wants is for someone to want him, to love him. 

Harrison didn't plan to be a dad, but he wouldn't change his life for the world. As much as he loves Winnie, he too wishes he could find a partner. Someone who stays instead of running away. He never thought that his return to Plum Valley would bring him straight to the man who chooses to stay. 

I adored this book. I loved how Sammy was the energetic sunshiny character, and Harrison was the more calm, cool, character. Both of them paired so beautifully together, and I loved how Sammy was so supportive of Harrison. He kept giving Harrison little nudges to put himself out there, but didn't push Harrison past a certain point. I love when characters are supportive and understanding, but still want to give that nudge that they might need. 

I talked about the two MCs. Now let's talk about Ms. Winifred. She was such a sassy girl, full of snark and smarts. I loved her so much. She added such a great familial aspect to Sam and Harrison's love story. And I don't know about you, but I absolutely adored seeing Sammy build a bond with Winnie. It was so sweet and cute how he slowly let Winnie warm up to him, and how he followed her lead. Another aspect I loved was all the pets! They kept growing their family with four-legged fiends, and I adored that!

I really hope that we might get Carl's story in the future. I think that would be fun! Or maybe about the person who owns the bakery that's mentioned at the end of this book? No matter who's story is next to be told, I'm going to be there reading it. 

I highly recommend you to get this book... Today!

Rating: 5 Stars

Reedkaye's Review:

This is a melancholy story for me because this is a somewhat end to the series. Each story has been heartbreaking and heartwarming.

This story centers on Harrison and Sam. Both men have had bad luck with dating and relationships. They are called upon to help deal with a farm full of abused animals and there they meet. Sam, outgoing and full of sunshine, has this instant attraction to Harrison. He is determined to get to know him. Harrison has plenty of baggage and no room for another person. He does his best to try to stay away from Sam, but Sam is completely determined to not be ignored.

The secondary characters, including Winnie, Harrison’s “daughter”, add so much to this story. Sam has this bigger than life personality and is so lovable. Harrison has been overwhelmed by responsibility and really needs a Sam in his life. I love this story and hope the characters from this series aren’t done.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

Emmy Sanders takes us full circle... bringing back Wyatt's long time boyfriend, Harrison to Plum Valley to help with a massive animal neglect situation.  There, he meets Sam and the two men just play off each other so well - opposites in so many ways, but kindred spirits in others... and it's fun to watch their chemistry explode and then continue to see their relationship unfold as they learn more about each other and their lives.  

I love seeing the side characters - particularly Winnie and Harrison's parent, but also Carl and Tilda!  Even though most of this story takes place outside of Plum Creek, we still get glimpses of some of the previous characters.

This book was good for the soul- uplifting and a joy to read.  It's characters like these that help restore one's faith in humanity and makes me crave more... I'm looking forward to the hinted spin offs in Plum Valley (and I hope a HEA for Carl too) - or even a silver fox veterinarian who just adopted a new dog?

Rating: 5 Stars

Miki J's Review:

Maaan, ya had me at "Dibs" !!! bahahahahaha  This book is fantastic !  I've enjoyed all books in this series and would suggest reading at least the first 3 in order....but this one you could read this one as standalone (Wyatt is in first book).  Sammy is just....the sweetest thang...... He's persistent, kind and a big hearted goofball but lonely ...... and Wyatt is reserved, supportive and needing love.  They connect in an unusual setting (which kinda is their "thing"....I mean, that love declaration !! bahahahahaha) and when Wyatt thinks that's it....not so - Sammy does not give up!  This story had me laughing out loud, then awwww-ing and plenty moments of tears in my eyes.  Such a heartfelt story - just beautiful !!

Rating: 5 Stars

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