A Cowboy's Fate

Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Westerns
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Kicked out of England for offending the royal family, Britania Rule heads for Leadville, in the Colorado backcountry. Passing herself off as a highborn lady, she pursues her dream of opening a parlor of spiritual enlightenment.

Cody James, her guide, thinks he must be half-crazy to hire out to a female. But his luck at the gaming tables has run dry, and she’s his meal ticket out of town. Betrayed by the only woman he ever loved, and shot and left for dead by a man he once called friend, Cody declares himself a loner.

Traveling side by side, they deny their desire for one another, but the Tarot cards say otherwise. Their hot night of passion confirms the prediction. Will love be waiting at the end of the trail? Or could Cody’s past destroy their future?

©2014 Gini Rifkin (P)2018 Gini Rifkin

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“ I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good book in a short time

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this book was given to me at my request for review

I have enjoyed listening to this book the way the taro cards gave direction and were followed. loved the way the saloon was transferred from the original owner to Cody.

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A Head turner

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This was a story that the narration made come to life. It started slowly with the many details of why the heroine was in America and how she came about hiring the hero. Several scenes of them on the trail were funny. I liked the scenes when they encountered the villain of the story, also how the ending made him get his just desserts. Overall the story was a good listen.

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Will the cards be right?

Can tarot cards really tell the future? When Britania completes a reading and finds herself in trouble with her findings, she leaves England as a deal with the Royal family. Now in America, she turn to Cody to guide her to Colorado. With these two, you can feel the sparks immediately, both in their banter and their chemistry. Now settling in her new town, Cody finds his past catching up with him, plus his feelings for Britania keep him close. Will they find their way to each other and divulge their secrets? It's action packed, full of steam, and an enjoyable historical western. Narrated with the raspy voice of Richard L Walton, I enjoyed this novella.

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Short Western Romance With Paranormal Twist

Britannia, pretending to be an English lady, actually reads tarot cards and has some psychic abilities. She is forced from England when she indicates that the wrong person, Royalty, could be Jack the Ripper. Heading to Leadville to work, she hires Cody, a cowboy who gambles and down on his luck to take her to Lead i’ll.
Each person is lonely, keeping some secrets to themselves yet having an undeniable attraction,
Action on the trail with bears and swollen rivers...a connection forms and some surprises ... some hot scenes, some interesting aspect or takes on history.
The narrator was excellent for the male voices, but Britannia’s voice sometimes had an accent and sometimes not...just not the best

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Short but oh so sweet...............

A Cowboy's Fate is short in length but packs in a lot of story, heat and passion all the same. The story takes place in Colorado during the time of horse-drawn wagons and gunslingers. Into this wild west arrives Britania Rule in order to start a new life after being exiled by the royal family from her native Britain. She hires professional gambler and nomad Cody James to get her safely to Leadville. These two could not be more different in most ways, but they have both been betrayed by previous lovers and are equally afraid of any and all attachments. I liked how the author used the challenges of the trail and life in the Old West to get these headstrong characters to finally open up to one another, and the chemistry between them is incendiary once they finally admit their feelings. Throw in some life threatening adventure towards the end of the book as well as a sweet HEA at the very end, and A Cowboy's Fate is a great choice for any fan of the historical romance genre.

The narration by Richard L Walton is very enjoyable, and I would listen to him again in the future. He differentiates well between the male and female characters, but his foreign accent for Britania did not sound British to my ears. Luckily, his performance is so smooth that I didn't let it distract me from the story.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Good story

Well written with lots of action and unexpected twists and turn.

I really enjoyed listening to the narrator. his voice is perfect for Western stories

I received this audible free at my request. I'm very happy to leave my review

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It’s in the cards...

This was a nice short story with an interesting main character. Britania Rule gets into a bit of a situation after a tarot card reading offends the wrong family. Now she chooses to make a fresh start in America. When she does a tarot card reading for the guide she has hired to get her to Colorado, sparks begin to fly. What will the future hold for Britania and Cody?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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A short story that packs a punch!

What did you love best about A Cowboy's Fate?

All of it. It was riveting, interesting and I loved the narration.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that it was fast-paced, had some twists and very strong characters. I did not see the end coming.

Have you listened to any of Richard L. Walton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but I loved it. He had a very cowboy sounding voice and was easy to listen too.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The excitement near the end. Sorry, can't say more without it being a spoiler!

Any additional comments?

Wow, was I surprised at this one. The story is fast paced and you get a lot in such a short time. be prepared to listen to it all in one sitting it is that good! Both the male and the female lead is strong and appealing. I fell for Cody and his bad boy image but his gentleman ways as well. everything you want in a cowboy.. rough, rugged, handsome, hardworking, chivalrous. There are some twists and I didn't see the end coming! I highly recommend this if you like a good historical romance with hot cowboys!

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Great western historical

Great listen with a great story and interesting characters. Great narrator as well. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.