Cowboy Bold

Narrated by: Chelsea Hatfield
Series: Longhorn Canyon, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today best-selling author Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series.

One city girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?

Every summer, Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children - until Retta Palmer walks through his door.

Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father's medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She's not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who's her new boss.

After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancée, Cade isn't sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn't even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other.

©2018 Carolyn Brown (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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Engaging Low Key Cowboy Drama

Cowboy Bold had a unique, heartwarming theme involving a ranch family that provides a free summer program for inter-city children. Cowboy Cade, his brothers and employees were generous and kind to under-privileged kids who had experienced very little human kindness in their short lives.

This would have been a 5 star novel if main characters Cade and Rhetta had more consistently mature personalities. They were wonderful competent when dealing with the kids but silly in their attitudes toward romance and careers. While most of the book was enjoyable - loved all the animals - I really wanted to bang Cade and Rhetta's heads together and tell them to grow the hell up.

Unfortunately the narrator made the adult characters sound too young; her voice, while pleasant, would be better suited for books about children or teens.

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Ho hum and kinda boring

This looked like a fun cowboy romance but it moves so slow and ended up being pretty boring. Don’t know if I’ll be able to finish it. I haven’t listened to any of this author before but maybe this is just too slow for me to stick with it.

There’s a lot of football references that I’m not really into. Besides a few rescue animals this ranch doesn’t seem to have much of anything else besides just moving hay around. Author doesn’t seem to know the difference between hay and straw, a big clue that she doesn’t know much about ranching.

Also, who keeps an intact female cat to have “ a few litters a year”? Doesn’t seem very responsible. You would end up with so many spraying and fighting Tom cats around trying to mate her, lots of cat screaming and fighting day and night, and then tons of kittens that turn into more unaltered cats. I don’t think this author knows anything about keeping unaltered cats!

Living on a ranch myself this doesn’t seem like anything real or reasonable. This isn’t a bad story but it isn’t a particularly good one either.

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Boomer Sooner

Loved that the book covered the red river rivalry and I could enjoy the storyline. The thing that threw me off as a native Oklahoman was then the narrator said pecan (pee-can) because where I am from we say pecan (pe-con).

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Not my definition of a “sweet” romance

A good story ruined by descriptive sex scenes not required to move the story forward. So disappointed. I keep hoping to find another gem like the author’s The Ladies Room and Trouble in Paradise, but. . .

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good story. disappointed reading.

I was disappointed. This could have used 2 readers. The reading came across as childish.

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Heart Felt

This story cut deeper than any other story I've ever known. Very heart felt. Can't wait to hear the next

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loved it

great book will make you happy and cry. can't wait to get the next in the series

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Another Great Book

Really enjoyed the story as well as the characters. I can not wait for the next one.