Determined Hearts

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Hawk Hunter, a half-Shoshone Indian, left New York at the height of his book-cover modeling career without anyone knowing why. His goal? To re-establish eagles to the Snake River Valley in Idaho, his ancestral homeland, and with zero publicity. The only way to reach Hawk’s mountaintop is by helicopter—with his knowledge. To date no one has been able to get an interview.

Wildlife photojournalist Jennifer Frost is determined to get the elusive story, not realizing there is bad blood between her boss who wants this story and Hawk. Her reward for getting the story is a desired promotion denied to her thus far. Her boss lies telling her permission has been obtained.

Stuck with Jennifer for two weeks, Hawk is determined to save his eagles and see that any story remains on the mountain. Jennifer is determined that she’ll get the story, no matter what. Just before her arrival, Hawk spotted poachers in the valley. It’s just a matter of time…

Both Jennifer and Hawk must compromise and give up something they strongly believe in, but can they? Are they willing to betray the other to meet their individual goals, or will their new-found feelings for each other determine a future that neither had planned?


What could be hotter than a hero who was a former romance cover model? DETERMINED HEARTS was a fun, engaging read that also touched on a deeper, moral subject. I enjoyed watching Hawk and Jennifer fall in love, even as they faced constant danger. Both characters grew and changed throughout the story, and I rooted for them both from start to finish!

– Alyssa Alexander, author

Maggie award, unpublished category 1990 – Georgia Romance Writers , 3rd place

Golden Heart, unpublished division 1990 – Romance Writers of America, semi-finalist

Cover design by Jes Richardson at Cover Bistro