REVIEW : Heartland by Sarina Bowen


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 family’s orchard.
But I know better than to confess.
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.
Until the night I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.
But the cool morning light shows me how badly I’ve endangered our friendship. And I don’t know if anything will be the same again. 

The Dylan I know form Tuxbury is Family Dylan. He milks goats and cows. He whistles in the orchard while picking apples. He takes his shirt off to stack hay. he eats third helpings at the dinner table. He spars with his siblings and takes his mother to church.


Heartland is the seventh book in Sarina Bowen’s True North series. Through in a friends to lovers story and I am completely SOLD!

Dylan Shipley, is the youngest Shipley brother, and I have been DYING for his story. Chastity ran away from a cult and is still figuring out life outside of it. Dylan is her best friend. However, she has feelings for Dylan. She sees him as more than just a friend.

The more time they spend together and start to get closer to each other. Dylan finally realizes that there is more than just friendship between them. I loved their chemistry from the start. Though, Dylan’s obliviousness was a little frustrating. Chastity didn’t have a normal childhood, but she grew so much through this story. Their friendship was effortless.

Heartland gave us more of the Shipley family, plus Dylan’s roommate Rickie. I hope that there is more of him in the future because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED him. For Truth North lovers this story is perfect or if you haven’t read any of the other books, that is still fine. You can easily fall in love with Dylan and Chastity’s story.


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