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The Cowgirl Takes Her Man

Bitterpill, Texas 78020 Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jim Cooper
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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Could she live with Cameron...but without his love?

Struggling to operate her ranch, Terra Lee Bradford realizes the full extent of the Glory B’s dire financial straits. Cameron Stoner’s neighboring ranch, on the other hand, is thriving. Yet he’s overwhelmed with problems trying to tame his three motherless children - not to mention his libido.

Concocted as an instant solution to everyone's woes, their marriage of convenience soon turns into a lusty battle of wills. He'll be damned if he'll give her his heart, and she refuses to settle for less!

If you yearn for uplifting, unpredictable, humorous romance…with characters who come alive…Barbara Catlin is your new go-to author! Listeners are instantly drawn to the small-town charm of her authentic, pulse-pounding novels.

So if you’ve loved the past writings of "The Three Ms" - Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Ava Miles - but find that you’re clamoring for something fresh, fun, and exciting, turn to the books penned by this best-selling author. Fall in love with the captivating heroes and heroines, with all the endearing characters, of tiny Bitterpill, Texas 78020!  

©2016 Barbara Catlin Craven (P)2018 Barbara Catlin Craven

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  • L. Fuller
  • Montville, maine United States
  • 06-04-18

Great Love Story!

Cowgirl Takes Her Man (audio Book)
By Barbara Catlin
This is the first book I have read by Barbara Catlin. I have to say I really enjoyed it. I fell in love with the characters from the very start. Both Characters were looking for love, little did they know all they had to do is look next door.
Cameron is an honest to goodness “Cowboy” and knew how to treat a lady a real gentleman and in a sense old fashioned. He was a bit nervous and goofy at first. Tara a shy reserved and she too was nervous and didn’t have much experience when it came to men and dating.
This is a very heart touching love story that will pull at your heart strings at times. It has good humor in which I liked it a lot. It kept me laughing a lot I loved it. The story also had a bit of spice to it which kept it intersting, and I was hooked had a hard time putting it down. This story kept my interest I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next.
This is a down to earth type of love story makes you feel good and I like books like that. I felt the characters in the story were so real I felt like I was right there in the story. It was in a small town down in the country where everybody knows you. I loved it and will probably read it again. I look forward to reading more by Barbara Catlin.
Thank you so Much Barbara Catlin

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A beautiful romance novel!

I fell into the story from the very beginning. It's an absolutely charming blend of realism and romance. And despite the Happily Ever After ending, I was sad that it had to come to an end!! Can't wait for the nxt installment from Bitterpill, TX!

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Love this book! I highly recommend it!!!

I love this book! It's a great story with a wonderful narrator! Highly recommend it!

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A Battle for the Hearts

This is the second book by Barbara Catlin that I have read or listened to and I absolutely love her style and the dead-on portrayal of small-town life. Her characters are well-developed and realistic and her banter and humor spot-on.I'm a sucker for single dads and if they are cowboys too, I'm a goner. Cameron has been doing double duty as parent and rancher since his wife up and left him years ago. A man has needs and no one in the lonely hearts ads quite seems to strike him as someone who will stay long term. When his neighbor/friend Terra Lee come with a proposition to buy her ranch, which he isn't in a position to do at the time, he comes up with an alternate idea: a marriage of convenience but a real marriage in every way, except for the love part.
Terra Lee has been in love with Cameron nearly all her life, but it's getting her nowhere. Realizing she can no longer keep her struggling ranch afloat, she's ready to pack up and leave Bitterpill. Cam's offer surprises her but when she accepts his proposal, she sees what a truly good man Cameron Stoner is and vows to be the best wife she can be. However, while life should be golden, each has concerns that the other isn't all-in in the relationship. Add in three kids, a nasty ex-wife, an ill-timed illness, meddling friends, and more insecurity and miscommunication than two people should have to deal with and you have a delightfully written romance. Cameron is a swoon worthy cowboy, but having been burned by a woman who wanted to be anything but a rancher's wife, he's naturally insecure and refuses to have his heart broken again. While Terra constantly compares herself to the ex-wife and sees herself falling short, but is willing to fight to win the heart of her husband.
Jim Cooper's narration brings Ms. Catlin's characters to life. His smooth voice and sexy timbre makes him the perfect narrator for this story. His voice pulls the listener into the story and keeps you there. I am anxious to read more by this author.

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Bitterpill, Texas 78020

Finding love right next door! Who would have known. Loved it from start to finish! Looking forward to the next installment. Nice read Barbara Catlin. Worth a credit? YES! I received this audible in exchange for an honest review! BTW Loved Jim Cooper too!

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Cute story, friends to lovers in a small town

A very romantic small town romance. A friends to lovers story where Terra realizes that she need help to operate her ranch and Cameron realizes he needs a wife to help with his 3 children. While Terra has always been in love with Cameron, Cameron has a bit of a trust issue due to his past relationship. But from the beginning, he was such a sweetheart. I also loved the way the whole town came together to celebrate the love. The kids were awesome, accepting, even if a little hesitant at first, which lends some realism to the situation.

I did find it hilarious during the scene where she didn’t know how to use the phone (I mean, she’s 33! It reminds me of some interactions with my mom. Ha) but overall, these two were adorable together when everything was going well. Towards the end it got a bit annoying that they had such poor communication and she had such low self-esteem. However, things were tied up nicely and I loved the HEA! This author has really sweet books with relatively low angst so overall very pleasant reads,

I think that the narrator did a good job of keeping the pace of the story and also, with playing the different roles. I received the audio for an honest review.

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IT HAD ME HOT, SALIVATING & DYING TO READ MORE!

The author started off with catchphrases which entice the reader to listen to this FANTASTIC book. YOU WON'T GO WRONG BY READING THIS BOOK!!!!! THIS OUTSTANDING, DRAMA-FILLED, SEXY, HOT & FAST-PACED STORY WILL DEFINITELY CAUSE YOU TO READ MORE OF THE AUTHOR'S BOOKS, LIKE ME!!!! I'm relatively new to reading Western Romance books but THIS BOOK has me SALIVATING & DYING TO READ MORE OF BARBARA CAITLIN'S BOOKS ASAP!!!! I LOVED the HOT, SEXY, & what a marriage of convenience began as then morphed into something more after each person WAKES UP & ACCEPTS THEIR FEELINGS FOR THE OTHER PARTNER!! I can't wait to get more of her books!!!! NOW, I LOVE WESTERN ROMANCES ESP. BY THIS AUTHOR!!!!

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Trying not to love ruins a marriage of convenience

I listened to this story twice and came to the same conclusion both times. I really liked it! It was witty, passionate, and often frustrating. Terra and Cam thought they were solving each other's problems by marrying, but only compounded them. The children benefited initially. Terra and Cam rested easier initially. But assumptions and insecurities did them in. Terra had her secret; she was afraid to say the "L" word first and harbored insecurities stemming from her comparing herself to Cam's first wife. Cam was gun-shy, because his ex had suddenly walked out on him and the kids. Both Terra and Cam had good parenting skills, but I was struck by the children being almost too well-behaved. And Cam's ex-wife was a real piece of work. I quite enjoyed the narrator. He did not overplay Terra's part, but I had no problem identifying the different speakers. I appreciated that he didn't give Terra a high voice; that doesn't happen with us taller, less than willowy ladies. And the children's voices were appropriate. I look forward to another book in this series. I voluntarily listened to an audio copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions.

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The Cowgirl Takes Her Man review

A winner. I actually enjoyed listening to this, and look forward to the rest of the series.

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love in Bitterpill

First off, I love the name of the city...Bitterpill! Rancher Terra Lee Bradford is about to lose her farm and the last resort is to reach out to her longtime friend and neighbor, Cameron Stoner. The pair come up with an amicable solution, they have a marriage of convenience and Cameron with provide the funds to pay off the debt on the Glory B Ranch debt. Terra has been in love with Cameron for a long time, now she has the opportunity to be his wife, albeit the arrangement isn't a conventional marriage. Can she protect her heart, especially since single father of three, Cameron has no intention of ever allowing a woman into his heart after his ex-wife walked out on their family? This book will make you laugh, cry, and get really angry at the ex-wife...who shows up to create drama...as well as Cameron, who is oblivious to Terra's feelings. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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