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"I need you, Ava Grace. I need you now." My past keeps me from opening up to anyone. And I like it that way. It's safe, and no one ends up hurt. Then I meet Ava Grace. She makes me believe in love for the first time in my life. But giving someone my heart is fucking terrifying, and when she finds out the truth of who I really am ... she may walk away forever. She wears h"I need you, Ava Grace. I need you now." My past keeps me from opening up to anyone. And I like it that way. It's safe, and no one ends up hurt. Then I meet Ava Grace. She makes me believe in love for the first time in my life. But giving someone my heart is fucking terrifying, and when she finds out the truth of who I really am ... she may walk away forever. She wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls, she falls hard. I need to be the man to catch her. Dear Reader, This Valentine's romance features a rugged mountain man and a glittering girl. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but a man with a heart of gold is better than a shiny ring. In the vein of You've Got Mail, this filthy-sweet love story is going to make you believe in true love and HEA's. xo, frankie...

Title : Heart of Gold: A Mountain Man's Valentine
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ISBN : 34102158
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Number of Pages : 135 Pages
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Heart of Gold: A Mountain Man's Valentine Reviews

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    2018-08-22 10:03

    Heart of Gold: A Mountain Man’s Valentine is book #3.8 in The Mountain Man series by Frankie Love. “I’m not scared of losing love…I’m scared of never finding it.”Ava Grace Wentworth’s sister is getting married. Her sister is everything she isn’t, all tidy and buttoned up with her pearls and perfect clothes and perfect hair. Ava is a chaos of colors and styles and doesn’t fit into any one category. She also works for herself, designing wedding rings. But her business is taking off and she’s proud of what she does. As much as Ava revels in her uniqueness, she can’t help but feel a little bit jealous. Her sister has found her perfect match while she has the habit of always picking the wrong man to fall for, the ones who are emotionally unavailable, afraid of commitment. “I’m trying to be this mature and put-together grown up, but still…I can’t help but wonder when it will be my turn. When will it be my chance for a happily ever after.”Samson left Colorado three years ago for a life in the mountains of Canada. He loves his life there and has become very successful. But he is forced to re-enter society for his little brother’s wedding. They are the only family each other has so he is determined to be there for his brother. He didn’t count on meeting the spitfire, Ava, and having a night that he will remember forever. But that’s all it can be, one night. He isn’t the relationship kind of guy. He’s going back to his mountain by himself.“She looks like fresh air feels. Like you could take a deep breath of her and feel better.”But neither of them can forget one another. Samson knows he hurt Ava by leaving the morning after their unforgettable night together and probably ruined any chances he had of getting to know her better. Still, he is worried that he wouldn’t be able to be enough for her even if she did forgive him. So, he comes up with a way for them to get to know one another without Ava knowing who it is. Thus, Heart of Gold is born. This is a super sweet, super sexy Valentine’s Day romance. And, I loved ever single word of it. The emails back and forth were so freaking adorable. And don’t you just love it when a super alpha, super reclusive mountain man just crumbles? When all his walls come tumbling down when he finally finds his forever woman? This is one of those books that just leave you with a sigh and a smile. I have loved this series from the start and this book was a perfect addition to it. “I’m not the one with the heart of gold. Ava Grace is.”

  • bella ϟ✨
    2018-09-21 08:17

    2/5 let me just say, this cover! oml I am in love, it's so beautiful and omg I just can'tI'm a little disappointed to say I found this romance to be a little lacklustre, especially as it was a Valentine's Day novel. I just didn't have these feelings that I want in a romance book. I am a self proclaimed romantic, meaning I connected on so many levels with Ava Grace, and I wanted her romance to be like how she explained the titanic—"it wasn't about the ending. It was about the journey. The end only hurt because the story was so beautiful. If Kate and Leo had never fallen in love, would any one of cried?" That was how I felt about this book, there wasn't enough of a journey for me to connect with the story, it was so sudden and so many of Samson's romantic gestures felt forced and didn't match up in any sense with the character who was first introduced into the novel. It felt too fast to even be considered character development, it was like a whole new character, somebody cannot change their entire being and personality (a complete 180) in a day. I still found the story to be enjoyable but I just didn't get that ache that I crave from romance stories. I did enjoy many of the character, Ava being without a doubt my favourite. She was such a breathe of fresh air, her personality and dress sense added a fun dimension to her character, and the way her profession was woven into the ending was beautiful.

  • ♡Tonya♡
    2018-08-27 13:19

    Although I am enjoying this Mountain Man series, this book was just OK for me.The main reason was because of the hero, Samson. Because he continued to constantly push Ava away, he came off as disconnected and cold. I love an alpha male and I just wasn't getting that vibe from him. He did straighten up later in the book, but at that point, the damage was done.Another reason of course was the lack of epilogue. For me, an epilogue isn't the next day, it's a look into the future for the couple. We got no info about what becomes of them.I did enjoy Ava as a heroine. I thought she was sweet and loving. All she wanted was to love and be loved and she deserved more that what Samson was dishing out.The book was safe from cheating and ow/om drama. I hope maybe we will get more for this couple in a future story. ....

  • Danielle
    2018-08-31 12:08

    Sweet and sexy. A broken reclusive mountain man alpha wooing the only woman for him.

  • CC
    2018-08-29 13:59

    This was cute. Not exactly what I was expecting (which is good). It took some work for them to be together and I liked that there was work involved.

  • PaulaPhillips
    2018-08-30 08:06

    For the past three years, Samson has been busy living his life up in the mountains as he feels that he cannot be loved by everyone who loves him ends up in ruins. The other thing that nobody realizes about Samson is that he is a Mountain Billionaire after striking it rich with the gold mines. He has come down from his cabin the mountains to the mainland as his brother Taylor is getting married to Sophia. Taylor and Sophia are both lawyers and living the professional life. While at the party, Samson meets Ava Grace - Sophia's sister - she is free-spirited, artistic and as he is about to discover his perfect match. After a one night stand, Samson has to go back home early and leaves Ava. While back home, he discovers he wants more of her so starts up a secret email exchange aka HeartofGold. What will happen though when Ava starts to fall for HeartOfGold and due to circumstances, Samson can't hold up his end of the deal. Can Samson win the heart of Ava especially since her walls are up and she's hurting? What will Samson do to woo Ava and win the heart of a true romantic? I loved this story as I too am a romantic at heart and felt a kindred spirit with Ava Grace and I want a Samson of my own. If you love true romance stories of love with misguided actions but get there, in the end, the Heart of Gold is the perfect story for you.

  • Julie Gauthier
    2018-09-05 15:51

    Originally read as Heart of Gold: A Mountain Man's Valentine. I loved Samson & Ava Grace's story!

  • Nikki
    2018-09-06 09:51

    This was a super sweet and steamy read! I loved it!

  • Rocklyn Ryder
    2018-08-28 07:54

    I can't tell you what it is about Frankie's mountain man books that hit all the right spots-- but they do. Heart of Gold was a little sweet and delightfully dirty, with another rugged, bearded hottie that I loved and a heroine that was sweet and fun.Highly recommended.

  • Book-Lovin-Momma
    2018-09-09 08:54

    Even a grizzly mountain man deserves the love of a good woman! Samson didn't expect to find someone like Ava Grace. They're polar opposites in every way. But something about her appeals to him, and she is equally taken with Samson. They're both loners, but when their eyes meet, it's as if a whole new world opened for both of them. This book was a great read - I loved how the mountain man was tamed by the glitter girl. So sweet yet so hot, and great chemistry. I think this might be my favorite of Frankie Love's Mountain Men. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and also bought a copy.

  • Andrea
    2018-09-09 13:02

    Untamed is sweet, funny, a little heart breaking, romantic, and sexy. Samson is the ultimate mountain man. He is my favorite so far, but I say that about all Frankie's mountain men ;) Ava Grace is the perfect heroine for Samson. The e-mail exchanges, the date, the ring, omg. So perfect and romantic. You get it all with Heart of Gold. Absolute must read!! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

  • Lisa
    2018-08-30 12:19

    This was kind of cute, sweet, and short. Centered around their siblings' wedding, the events all follow the timeline of the engagement dinner to the wedding day, and that's how their love story starts. The mountain man who usually keeps all to himself and the spunky girl who wants true love and happy ever after are a perfect match in the end.

  • Christine
    2018-08-27 15:13

    This did not work for me.Could not connect with that type of relationship.I could not connect with the heroine. My opinion - the heroine falls for wrong guys because of her behavior.This is my opinion. You may love it.

  • Sophie Koufes
    2018-09-19 16:01

    Untamed is so sweet, a little heartwrenching, & brimming with romance & sexy spicy scenes. Characters are fiery & charismatic. A loner mountain man & a peppy girl who just wants to fall in love Samson & Ava Grace are a perfect match. I volunteerly reviewed an advanced copy of this novella.

  • Kathleen R.
    2018-09-10 10:04

    Title: Heart Of Gold Author: Frankie Love 4 unexpected starsI've read quite a few books from Frankie Love's Mountain Men series, and Heart Of Gold was the surprise. There was something different about Samson and Ava's story that had me captivated from the very beginning; he wasn't looking for a wife or a family, but rather a good time with a woman, and while Ava was a hopeless romantic at heart, she was still believable, wanting to find that special someone. She wasn't a virgin, she wasn't under the assumption that a family or a baby was the payout and she was a realist. Having met at their sibling's engagement party, the two were just as imperfect separately as they were together - they had completely different tastes in things (Ava likes pink and Samson likes natural colors), they have different personalities (Ava is bubbly while Samson is calm and collected), but they also work together - his strength became her ancor and her nature made him see that there is more than fear.4 breath taking dreams starsOf all the Mountain Men novels i've read so far, Heart Of Gold is my favourite - these two work and they also don't... if that makes any sense. I loved how it wasn't love at first sight, but lust. But most of all, i loved how the story flowed much better than the others (there wasn't any of the forced dialogue that felt awkward, or a too fast paced story). It was the surprise that i didn't expect and I can't wait to find out how Frankie Love is going to top Heart Of Gold with the next novel in the series - i'll be looking forward to finding out if i'll be just as entranced. *ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books  

  • Vera M
    2018-09-02 16:16

    I absolutely love Ava Grace and Samson!!! Ava Grace is one of a kind wrapped up in a pink bow. She is looking for her true love. Someone who can also be her best friend!! Samson is a hot alpha mountain man who doesn't think he deserves the love of a good woman. When these two get together it is super hot!!! Then Samson being Samson leaves and a piece of Ava Grace goes with him. While Samson is away from Ava Grace he can't stop thinking about her, so he decides to do something about it. With many ups and downs and gut wrenching tears will these two finally find their happily ever after?Probably my favourite of all of Frankie's books!!!

  • Whit
    2018-09-14 09:49

    Cute story. Liked the main characters well enough.There were some mega cheesy lines. But It is a valentine romance so..

  • Haddie Harper
    2018-08-26 09:04

    DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC of this book for honest review.A Heart of Gold. that is exactly what this book projects. Samson and Ava are amazing characters. This book kind of reminds me of that movie with Marilyn Monroe, How to Marry a Millionaire. Because all of a sudden, Ava learns Samson owns a gold mine and has a few homes. Not just his cabin in the mountain. Another fantastic HEA from Frankie Love. Absolutely loved it. Read it in one sitting today.

  • Anne Karin Ringen
    2018-09-11 12:07

    So, this is a couple of hours in my life I'll never get back. It's a quick read, and even though the story is romantic, it's also cheesy and insta-lovey. In this case the story would have been better without the elaborate sex-scenes and dirty talk. The ending annoyed me.

  • Aneesah
    2018-09-08 09:19

    A little different from what I'm used to by Frankie Love. . .but not bad. An enjoyable little Valentine's read even though I was a little early :)

  • Lauren
    2018-09-08 16:14

    No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get into this book until near the end. I liked Ava Grace and I liked Samson but Samson annoyed me in parts. Ava’s sister annoyed the hell out of me. Samson was warned off of Ava after the night he spent with her. Ava’s sister Sophia proceeded to say she was keeping them away from each other at the wedding. Then not long after she is saying she wants them together and to forgive him. I wanted to shout at Sophia to butt out of it. I liked the emails shared in this book and they kept my attention. I thought the ending was sweet. The storyline was easy to follow and a sweet read, it just didn’t capture my attention for 70% of the story. Despite that, it won’t stop me from reading Frankie’s next release. Samson is against love. He is scared of loving and losing. Because of this he pushes people away. Whilst attending his brother’s engagement party, Samson meets Ava Grace. Ava Grace loves love and is a true romantic. Because of this she is forever falling for the wrong and unavailable men. After one night with Samson, she starts to get romantic ideas that Samson quickly shuts down. Not being able to get Ava Grace off of his mind, Samson decides to email Ava as someone else. He wants to test himself on whether he and Ava would be good together. He wants to stop being scared of love. But how will Ava react when she learns the truth? Will Samson lose the woman he’s come to love?

  • Jackie D
    2018-08-30 08:57

    I love this story! Tantalizing the senses with quick witted banter, real down to earth characters this detailed well written, sexiness with a pull on the heart strings mountain man tale is one I have a soft for! When Ava Grace the artist and lover of pink and romance meets the recluse Moutain man Samson at her sister's stuffy engagement party she, the connection between them was electrifying, to say the least! These two are about to shake things for the night, with the idea it is just going to be a one-time thing- of course, as we all know, it rarely ever works out that way.Samson has a hard head with a lot of demons knocking around in it if Ava Grace wants to get past his barriers, the demons have to be released first. That is if Ava Grace is into giving second chances...Such a sweet, funny, sexy, heartfelt story! Frankie Love is amazeballs with these mountain men take me away reads! I blame this author for starting me on this whole bearded mountain man kick!If you have not read this one, I would suggest giving this one a read!I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book

  • Kari Hansen
    2018-09-07 08:06

    Samson raised his brother Taylor after the death of his parents however since then he prefers to live in seclusion on a mountain. Ava Grace is the black sheep of her family as she prefers to make jewellery for her company rather than something they feel more befitting her wealthy upbringing. He is attending his brother’s engagement party when he sees the bride’s sister Ava Grace and he is drawn to her in a way he has never felt before and they spend the night together. Ava Grace and Samson are very different people as she believes in love and he isn’t looking for commitment and he was raised in foster care and she comes from a wealthy family. With all these differences will Ava Grace convince Samson that they deserve their happy ever after? Frankie has a great talent for creating a sweet romantic story with hot chemistry. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  • Kerry
    2018-08-25 09:15

    Love the cover, love the concept but the execution didn't work for me. Maybe it was because of how short the book was but everything happened way to quickly. From a one night stand, the male character Samson proclaimed he is not the forever kind of guy but then the next day he decides to try to win the heart of his soon to be sister in law's sister, confusing huh. She is also a die hard romantic who loves all things pink. Samson tried getting to know her via a secretive method and then tried again after failing. He decides to try and woo her. It all seems a little too rushes and eye rolling-ly cliche.

  • Linda
    2018-09-06 16:06

    Previously read and reviewed as Heart of Gold.Ava Grace is a one of a kind original looking for true love and Samson is a mountain man who doesn't believe in love in this sweet, romantic, and steamy story. One night together has Samson questioning everything he believes on the subject and he sets a course that could end in broken hearts for both of them. This is probably one of my favorite stories by Frankie Love. The story really captured me and I couldn't put it down. I loved this heart-warming Valentine love story.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  • Leanne Bryson
    2018-08-28 10:08

    Holy romance, I did not expect this!! Samson and Ava Grace are two of my favorite characters of all time. He is a bit of a cynic, haunted by his past, and afraid to love. She is s hopeless romantic, she wants it all and feels she deserves it. A ONS that becomes so much more. I do not consider my self a romantic, but this book made me rethink that, I want a Samson in my life!! Frankie Love knows mountain men and this is a great addition to that genre. I think my ovaries were about to burst.

  • Kiki
    2018-09-16 10:08

    Very much a all around sweet story.Low angst, low drama, low complication. All around low key. Hero's not alpha at all.Basically just went from no commitment to a 180 turnaround and became I just fucking love this girl after 1 night. Heroine reminded me of myself. Extremely emotionally immature. Gets attached to pretty much every fling. So fell for someone over emails and all together her throwing tantrum was rather melodramatic. But the hero was rather sweet and patient!

  • Sanzana
    2018-09-10 13:50

    This is my first time reading a novel by Frankie Love and I was not disappointed. I love seasonal reads and this is the first novel that I've read centered around Valentine's Day. Heart of Gold gave me Beauty and the Beast vibes, which I loved. I quite loved the chemistry between Ava and Samson. They were easy to love people and I really have the hots for Samson. It's a perfect novel to read over Valentine's Day, and if you're single like me, it's a perfect read if you love HEA's.

  • Jamie
    2018-09-13 07:53

    Ava Grace is a dreamer, wanting the Happy Ever After, but she always falls hard for the duds. Samson the recluse lives on his mountain alone just the way he likes it. He only comes off his mountain for his love ones and thats how he meets Ava Grace. His little brother is marrying Ava Grace' sister. What started out as a on night stand, that night changes everything.

  • Liz
    2018-08-23 09:08

    Samson's brother is marrying Ava Grace's sister. They meet at the rehearsal dinner and have a night together. The good news is that there's POV from both and we learn a lot about them. The Samson gets into his head to kind of catfish her and well, you can guess how that goes.This was cute, but I needed more and can't put my finger on what's missing.