Two lives cross in a fateful roadside encounter. When ranch life turns deadly, will their unexpected love survive?
Addie Malory is struggling to improve the rundown farm she bought. And though she knows she can’t do it alone, she won’t tolerate men who think they can just take advantage of a pretty woman. Worried all her hard work will amount to nothing, both her hopes and her heart lift when she hires a hunky capable ranch hand.
Cade Brody’s past has left him broken. Drifting between rodeos after a shocking betrayal, he’s grateful to the pretty farm girl and her offer of a job. But after thugs vandalize the property and harass his gorgeous new boss, he puts aside his wounded heart as his protective instincts ignite.
With Addie’s dream in danger under a barrage of financially damaging attacks, she wrestles with the risk of her red-hot feelings for her rugged employee. And when his own past returns to haunt him, Cade may have to choose between protecting the woman he loves and the healing reconciliation he’s wanted for years.
Will Addie and Cade fend off disaster and give in to their desires?
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Addie, the freelance writer and newbie farm owner, and Cade, the random rodeo rider and wanderer, actually made a pretty darn good couple. I still don’t understand what made Addie want to buy a rundown farm or why Cade didn’t get more info before he took off from Montana. But their story was flowing and kept me interested. Good chemistry. Trigger warnings.
Broken Cowboy by Jamie Schulz is a contemporary cowboy romance, which begins with a broken-down old truck, a woman with a truck that works, and a promise of a job for a few months. This turned out to be a better book that it started off. In the beginning it promised to be just another sexy novel, which it was, but it also had a terrific plot and good story. If Schulz had let the slow burn happen instead of talking about it incessantly the opening chapters of the book would have been considerably better. As it was, the book really began as odd things started happening around the ranch. Well, more than odd, really. Some of it was downright dangerous: the barn burning, the house ransacked, and equipment destroyed. The odd things were when things started not being where Addie had left the. As always, the crux of the story was miscommunication, or rather, lack of communication. It is never a good idea for a single woman, living in the country, to get on the wrong side of not-so-nice-guys. Addie had done just that with the farmhands she had fired: Ted and JR and Jorje. Now she was paying, but she couldn't prove a thing. Cade had left home because his brother had cheated with his no-good fiancée. He didn't asked questions and he didn't talk about it. He just left. It had been darkening his hear for years, now and he firmly believed he didn't need love, in fact, as not able to love. Some time at Addie's farm turned him around, but he still had no confidence. Then, his brother appeared, they talked, and things changed. He left anyway. This book had some heart-pounding moments and it also had light-hearted ones. There were good friends, soon-to-become friends, and flat-out enemies. It was sad; loving, and heart breaking. I enjoyed it. I was invited to read a free e-ARC of Broken Cowboy by Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #netgalley #brokencowboy
I received this arc for an honest review. Addy has moved from Seattle to a small town and bought a ranch. Her problem though is she fried the foreman in the morning when he got physical with her. Now with no workers, she is worried about the hay and corn that need to be harvested. Cade Brody has had a rough five years since he left his family's ranch and gone on the rodeo circuit. Now with his truck broken, he finds himself walking on the road back to the town he had just left. That is until a truck passes him and reverses. Addy then asks if he needs a ride. While going to the town she asks some questions but he really has the job. The story from there goes in two different directions or maybe more. One, who is causing all of the problems still going on at the ranch, two will they both express their feelings for each other, three both need some type of healing before it is too late. The last one almost happens but you will need to read the story to find out what happens. A good story that I was able to read in a few hours for it really had me glued to the pages. Good characters as well as the story, very much worth the read.
First book of The Montana Men series and off to a great start. A chance meeting due a broken down pickup truck brings Cade and Addie together. Addie has her own set of heartbreaks and setbacks, but still will do what it takes to fulfill her dreams. Cade has been wandering around for the last five years. Betrayed by his fiancée and his brother….his twin no less, down on his luck and broke on top of it. He accepts the ride offered by Addie to town and winds up getting a job to work on her farm. Sparks fly, but both egos are to battered and bruised. Cade wants only to earn enough money to fix his truck and hit the road. Trouble hits the farm and Cade could not leave Addie to deal with it herself, strong as she is, In protecting her they explore the spark between them, but is it enough to forget the pain and insecurities of the past? I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story.