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To Love a Cowboy

Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Brandy Jo Danner made up her mind in the third grade that someday, she was going to marry Dane Bronson. "Determined" doesn't begin to describe Brandy Jo.... "Sassy" would be more accurate. 

Dane has wanted to ask Brandy Jo out for the past 14 years, but his shyness has kept him at bay. It appears two people could not be more different. 

Dane begins every morning at The Branding Iron Grill with a bacon-and-cheese omelette, served up by head waitress Brandy Jo. When Dane finally works up the courage to ask her out, his rival, Hank Halverson, begins working behind the grill and gives Dane a run for his money. 

A brawny, champion bull rider can be stiff competition for an unpretentious guy like Dane. After Brandy Jo tells Hank to "Save his butter for the biscuits", Hank turns up the heat. 

Can Brandy Jo withstand the flames and hold to her heart's desire when bravado and humility go head-to-head? 

Come spend some time in Silverdale, Colorado, a small Western town in the Rockies, where life is anything but dull.

©2018 Renee Riva (P)2019 Renee Riva

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Brandy Jo💘Dane! BCF❣️ Great Story! Great Listen🎧

This is a sweet and delightful novella. It is well written and well told with interesting storylines that engrossed me from start to end. The characters are likable and well developed. I liked Renee Riva’s first introduction to the characters in her prologue, I knew then it was going to be a great story and that Brandy Jo and Dane were destined for each other. Renee Riva fit a lot of story in this novella, she has a wonderful writing style, her descriptive details took you right in to that small western town. I love the dynamics amongst the town folk there. Thank you for this great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Samuel Deeter is a terrific narrator. He performs all the voices and brings the characters to life giving them heart and personality. He is an entertaining storyteller & a pleasure to listen to!

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Sweet Cowboy!

A heart pounding romance that keeps you listening all throughout the audio book. A good narration and a good story combine. Surely can make you fall in love all over again with all the sweet characters of the story. Keeping and sharing this!

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short and sweet

a very good short story it was lovely and very sweet I liked it very much the narrator was good and the story was great as well it's a very fast book and I heard it in the car actually I had one hour drive and it filled the gap very well
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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A wonderful treat

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story about profound love in this family. Affection is truly apparent in their interactions. Renee Riva is one hell of a writer, and Samuel Deeter is a passionate narrator. They both did an outstanding job in delivering the message of hope, love, and friendship. The characters are a wonderful treat as you get to know them. It's a quick listen and a pleasant story to enjoy.

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Beautiful Story

I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. I enjoyed this story. The way the author wove the details together to create a story that showed how adversity could be overcome and a love that could last forever can happen in spite of adversity. The narration was good and made the story work.

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Sweet Story

I received a free audiobook version of this story for an honest review.

This was a sweet, fast-paced, semi-religious type of story. While I'm not religious myself, I didn't feel like it was overly-religious or anything like that. There was a conflict between Hank and Dane, yet I didn't feel like it was enough for the story, or for any story in general. It just flowed in a this-is-a-small town, happy-go-lucky, everyone-likes-everyone-else vibe.

The narrator, while surprised that it was a man considering the protagonist was a female, he did a great job and made me think of the narrator Scott Bennett, who also does a great job with male/female voices and typically narrates stories taking place in the country.

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The biggest issue here for me was the fact Brandy Joe got mad at Dane because he didn't want to visit Hank after his accident. God forbid, two people don't like each other and, therefore, don't want to be forced into a fake interaction. Brandy Joe figured it was all related to their dislike for one another in the third grade, even if that were the case, Hank was a jerk to him and liked making fun of him. And it's not like Dane wanted him to die or anything.

I didn't understand Hank's and Brandy Joe's relationship though. They work together but she doesn't seem to like him. He constantly flirts with her while she talks down to him. She doesn't like him dating anyone she knows, yet was all eager to visit him in the hospital and talk to him about "breaking up" with Sarah. That didn't make sense to me.

Speaking of Brandy Joe getting mad at Hank for breaking up with Sarah, they'd only been on one kinda-sorta date and didn't even get through it considering Hank got injured. How did he "break-up" with her? They went a date, they weren't actually dating yet.

Then at the end, after saying they love each other, Dane tells Brandy Joe he wants to court her (what year is this taking place in?) and she seems surprised that he wants to date her exclusively.

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sassy lady

this listen was really goo dand I loved the way they had the female being a sassy and determined to take care of herself and know what she wants

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To Love a Cowboy

A short sweet story about how the connection between two very different elementary school kids can still come into play many years later.

Both the author and narrator did a lovely job with this story.

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

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Great Read

To Love A Cowboy was a great quick read by Renee Riva. Brandy has known since third grade that she would marry Dane. Unfortunately his shyness has kept him from asking her out. He finally asks her out but his rival Hank toys to get in the way. I loved reading Brandy and Dane's story.

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Sweet romance

This book was very enjoyable and sweet. It makes you smile. I enjoyed listening to this book and listening to the narrator.
I was given this book for my honest review

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