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The Reluctant Cowboy

Book 1, Morgan Ranch

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After a turbulent childhood, the Morgan brothers went their separate ways, leaving the family cattle ranch and their cowboy days far behind. But now, one by one, they’re being called back home to California. Have they been summoned to save the land—or to start a new legacy?  
Chase Morgan high-tailed it away from ranching life as soon as possible. But running a successful technology company can’t erase the memories, or secrets, of his youth. Coming home to help his Grandma Ruth may finally put some ghosts to rest—if he can just get a certain smart, beautiful houseguest out of his business. But getting her out of his head is proving even more difficult…
Determined to save the Morgan ranch, historian January Mitchell has pinned her hopes on the surprisingly rugged, surprisingly likable, and exasperatingly stubborn Chase. Surely his love of this breathtaking, mysterious land runs deep enough that he’ll once again embrace his inner cowboy. Or maybe, despite both of their skittish hearts, she’ll have to find a way to get him back in the saddle…any which way she can.      
“If you love cowboys—and who doesn’t—you’ll love the Morgans!” --Cora Seton, New York Times bestselling author

Customer Reviews

Great writing

I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ADVANCE READER COPY OF THIS BOOK. Loved the book. The love story between Chase and January was a little slow to begin with but picked up as the book went along. If you are a fan of Kate Pearce, you will not be disappointed with this book. I would definitely recommend the book.

Sweet and Sexy Read!

This is my first time reading this author, and I have to say I was quite impressed. The characters were real, honest, and sincere and the chemistry between Chase and January was nothing short of explosive. All of the characters just had a way of drawing you right into the story and making you feel like a part of this legendary Morgan family. I was hooked right from the beginning, and I remained riveted all the way to the last page. I really felt all of the angst and pain and guilt and happiness and forgiveness and lust and even love that this book so amply provided. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet and sexy read, and I look forward to the next book in the series.

* I was given an ARC of this book via NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review. All opinions are my own.

Too long and convoluted

Too long, too convoluted and it doesn't really go too far in advancing a story that clearly a subsequent books are going to address. The grandmother is annoyingly manipulative, causing hard feelings which no one seems to hold her responsible for. January is hard to sympathize with and the introduction of her ex seems half-hearted and again doesn't go anywhere. Chase's insistence on keeping a promise becomes idiotic in the face of all the ramifications it causes and no one can be as blind to their faults as he appears to be.

The book could have been shortened significantly as it seems to have taken a whole lot of words to not get very far. Even the big dramatic conclusion doesn't give us any info on what the new big plan is. Unlikely to read another book by this author.

The Reluctant Cowboy
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Western
  • Published: Nov 29, 2016
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Morgan Ranch
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