Tame A Wild Bride

Tame A Wild Bride

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by Cynthia Woolf
     
 

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Rosie Stanton climbed on a west-bound train to answer his ad for a wife and mother, everything she wants to be. But Tom Harris lied. He doesn't want a wife, merely a mother for his two abandoned children and a cook and cleaner for his ranch. Betrayed once, he's vowed never to let another woman into his heart. Sexy Rosie upsets all his plans and threatens to invade

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Rosie Stanton climbed on a west-bound train to answer his ad for a wife and mother, everything she wants to be. But Tom Harris lied. He doesn't want a wife, merely a mother for his two abandoned children and a cook and cleaner for his ranch. Betrayed once, he's vowed never to let another woman into his heart. Sexy Rosie upsets all his plans and threatens to invade his scarred heart. How will he maintain his vow to keep his hands off her as she charms his children, his cow hands, his life?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014997355
Publisher:
Cynthia Woolf
Publication date:
07/29/2012
Series:
Tame series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
81,817
File size:
716 KB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.

Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.

She worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded the she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.

In 2001, she saw an ad in the paper for a writers conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she's made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.

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Tame A Wild Bride 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ye gods.............................................................. This plot is so old it has mold on it.   Rosie is a mail order bride who gets married the day she steps off the train.   Then he tells her that though he eventually will have sex with her --or as he says ef her -it will not be anytime soon .  So even though he thinks she is the most beautiful women he has ever seen and she keeps trying to seduce him they don't have sex  until  after 200 boring  pages.  Then it turns out he is the worlds greatest lover.  On who was he practicing.   His bimbo wife refused to have sex with him for years before she left him for a traveling salesmen.  I don't get how 2 young healthy people who are wildly attracted to each other live together for months and don't get it on.  But it seems to be a recurring western theme. Frankly I would question that if I were in the heroines shoes.  Of course she was exhausted because he worked her like a slave.  His exact words by the way.  That's always attractive in a man.  Stupid story.  Doesn't even deserve 1 star.   
Humbee More than 1 year ago
It's been a very long time since I've read a real western novel so I thought I'd give this one a try when Black Lion Virtual Books presented it to me. I'm glad I did. It took me on a nostalgic trip to my younger days...John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara...old western movies and when times were simpler and love was love. Cynthia Woolf is a born storyteller in the old-fashioned sense. She's one who knows how to grip you from the first pages and carry you through without giving you a minute to draw your breath. I literally read this book in one sitting. It moves in lightening speed! Her plot is not complicated but her main characters are. Rosie is a woman any of us would be proud to know and call a role model. Tom's sexiness bleeds through... I liked him, lots!!! While this is not a book with a serious story line or a deep secret to tell, it is; nevertheless, very entertaining to read. As I said above, it took me on a very happy trip to my younger days and I liked that. For lovers of Harlequin Romance novels set in the west, this is the perfect book! 3 stars for a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was good, not great, but good story.
HumorMyWay 9 months ago
Another win win story from Ms. Woolf this one really gets to the heart with trust issues, finding love, starting over and letting go of the past. There is nothing worse than losing trust in someone so bad that it makes you not trust anyone as Tom has but he just doesn’t put his trust in women. The women that said I do to left him to raise their two children. He now needs a woman to help him raise them. When he sends off for a mail order bride one women reaches out to him he can’t get her out of his mind. On meeting her he runs her to the preacher to say I do. As they head home she finds out a few things he didn’t tell her. She has made her bed and will lie in it. How bad can it be? She is about to find out as she learns ranch life and all the work she has to do. Tom is really a wonderful man but ones bitten twice shy as the saying goes. He know Rosie won’t stay around so why get attached. The attraction is strong and he has a hard time keeping his hands to his self but he knows he can do this. Oh he will bed her but it will be on his terms not hers. Life doesn’t always goes as planned when he sees how caring and giving Rosie is not only to his children but to him as well he finds it is getting hard not to lose his heart to this wonderful women. He can’t fall for her he knows soon she will leave. Rosie doesn’t get along very well with her sister in law. She doesn’t like the men around where she lives and decided the best thing is to start over new. When she agrees to marry Tom she has such high hopes in loving his children, loving her husband and having a few kids of her own. She can’t wait to start and bring much needed love to this family. When she gets there all is not as she thought it would be. Tom wasn’t fully truthful with her and breaks her heart in a few minutes. She won’t give up she is here to stay and stay she will. When their love, life and soul is tested it is anyone’s guess how this will turn out as the author throws a major twits in that you won’t see coming and leaves you with your mouth open. There will be times you say how a women can do this or why did she. The children are a delight and so cute they will make you smile and keep you laughing. Rosie falls helplessly in love with this family working hard to give them a home and the love they need. I found this to be a believable story in that time frame. The author brings such sorrow to a family that is taking a chance as she brings them such happiness. I truly love Ms. Woolf’s writing style she has a way of pulling her readers in with an entertaining read. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed
Valerie Downes More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading about America west, and about strong women. Mail-order brides were a tough and brave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good for a quick read but not a lot of passion in the story telling. Good plot but needed a little more excitement. Its a little stale in parts
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Good read. Kept my interest and I wasn't disappointed.
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LesiaCh4 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend you read this western romance. Cynthia Woolf wrote a beautiful story with strong characters, a great story line that keeps you focused and not wanting to put the book down. The author makes you feel like you are right there in the story, you want to reach out and grab this handsome cowboy! I don't want to give anything away, so you have to read it for yourself. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
rjhudge More than 1 year ago
I don't read many western books but thoroughly enjoyed this one. It wasn't a new plot but the characters in it had depth and struggles to get through before they could have their happy ever after.
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MelCamino5 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a Western in a while and thought this would be a good change of pace.  I was not disappointed.   Tame a Wild Bride is the third book in the series, but can be read as a stand alone.  I have not read the other 2 books, so I don't have any back story.  However, I had not trouble keeping pace with the characters or the story line. Tame a Wild Bride is the story of Rosie, a mail order bride, escaping from her city life to claim a life of her own.  True to the way of life in the early Western days, Tame a Wild Bride shows the hardships, trials, and joys of frontier life.  At the same time, Rosie and Tom discover feelings and a love for each other. Ms. Woolf does a wonderful job of showing the struggles of frontier life as well as developing a story line that follows a good Western movie: hardships, characters that struggle, a mystery to be solved, and a family that learns to love.  Rosie and Tom's story pulled at my heartstrings and delivered great steamy, love scenes.  Makes me wish for my own cowboy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were soo boring that I found my mind drifting then wondering why am I still reading this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey, January 18th. If you want a different story line with every book you read, write you own. JS