Cowgirls don’t cry—they just move on.
Cowgirl Jolene Bartee has just taken a job at the New Horizon Ranch helping break wild horses and is looking for a fresh start. Almost immediately she’s pulled over by the law…a very hot and hunky sheriff who has her hackles up and her heart thumping. But if there is one thing she knows, it’s that Bartee’s and the law don’t mix.
Sheriff Deputy Austin Drake is working overtime helping support his recently widowed sister and niece. Tired and lonesome he’s decided he’s losing his mind if a sassy mouthed, rumpled cowgirl with a chip on her shoulder can get his blood rushing and his heart pumping.
But, chemistry can’t be denied and everyone around them is noticing, including the town matchmakers. Like fire and ice these two ignite as their hearts melt and love blooms in the midst of obstacles. Let down by too many men in her past can Jolene trust her heart to Austin?
Or is it time to move on…
Not if Austin can help it. He’s out to win Jolene’s heart and prove he’s not like the others and he’s the man to make her dreams come true.
About the Author
Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books and her holiday story, OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie staring LeAnn Rimes. Debra writes cowboy romances, inspirational, Christian romance, contemporary and western romances set in Texas. She is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine's Book of the Year. She's also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award and many more.
A sixth generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in central Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She has written for Harlequin and Harper Collins Christian and now with DCP Publishing with her newest series New Horizon Ranch Series. She has written over 40 novels surrounded by cows, dogs and even renegade donkey herds that keep her writing authentic and often find their way into her stories. She loves helping people smile with her fun, fast paced stories.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
i have enjoyed reading this series by debra, but this story really made me smile. it's refreshing to read a story that is romantic and keeps you interested. i enjoyed this one so much!!
Austin is book 8 in the New Horizon Ranch Series by Debra Clopton. It you love romance, dreamy cowboys, spunk, determination than this is the book for you. I was lassoed in at the very beginning. Debra writes such a wonderful story that you feel like you are a part of it riding along with the characters as the story unfolds. You will surely love Jolene’s & Austin’s story. I also loved catching up with all the other characters from New Horizon Ranch. Be sure to order you copy today. 5 stars. I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
Austin, written by Debra Clopton, is book 8 of the New Horizon Ranch series. I've only read a few books of Clopton's, but each book is full of cowboy love and romance! Who can resist a good western love story?! Austin is, of course, about Austin...a Sheriff's deputy that works part-time out at the Ranch as he tries to financially help his sister and niece after his brother-in-law was killed in a freak accident on a ranch...training wild horses. My favorite character of Austin...by far is...Jolene! She's a spunky little beauty that has loved ranch life from a child and is the best horse trainer Ty would find. She comes to the ranch somewhat broken from her last position and yet not lacking the love for wild horses nor the will to accomplish the job of breaking these wild things...because she's a wild thing too! She's determined to be the best horse trainer and she'll do anything to prove to the other cowboys on the ranch that she is the best cowgirl they've ever met! I love the way that Clopton brings humor and love together in this sweet read. The Matchmaking Posse has got to be the most hilarious group of women around! They're a bunch of women who love love and want every one to experience it...especially all of the cowboys and cowgirls that they know! This is a fun easy read that will leave you feeling happy that love can fight through the tough times and win on both sides! I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review and recommend this read.
It all starts when Jolene is pulled over by deputy Austin when he finds her weaving her car in the road. He calls her basket maker! She has a problem with lawmen for personal reasons, and he has a problem with bronco busters for personal reasons. This puts up a barrier for the two of them "right out of the gate". Being female, she starts right out trying hard to prove herself as worth her salt breaking in horses so she starts with one of the most spirited in the group. She knows the other ranglers are placing bets on whether she succeeds or not. Austin works hard doing overtime to help support his widowed sister and her daughter. He also learns a valuable life lesson from his sister. Will this conflicted couple ever get together? Austin is a fun, quick read for anyone that enjoys Cowboys and Cowgirls and will they or won't they romance. I received this ebook from the author for my honest review, which I have given.
Austin by Debra Clopton New Horizon Ranch of Mule Hollow Series Book Eight Sheriff Deputy Austin Drake is busy working to support his widowed sister and niece. Still, he wouldn't mind finding a woman of his own. Especially living in Mule Hollow where new happily married couples are all around him. Figures that the woman who makes his heart beat faster has a job that makes his heart beat in the exact opposite way. Cowgirl Jolene Bartee has an uphill climb. She loves breaking horses and has never had the support of her family behind her. And as far as men go...she has to prove herself as a woman that she can do her job well. And even though the lawman she meets when she drives into town is handsome—well, he's a lawman. Welcome back to the lovable town of Mule Hollow. Where the Matchmakin' Posse are always on the lookout for matches to be made. Everyone knows your business. And love always seems to be in the air. There are always old friends and new ones in these stories. I love all of the author's stories and always look forward to the next love-match.
Austin ( New Horizon Ranch - Book 8 ) By: Debra Clopton Austin is book eight in New Horizon Ranch series. I have read a few of Debra Clopton’s books , but so far Austin has been my favorite. I loved the story and the characters, both were easy to follow. This is Jolene and Austin’s story. Jolene is a beautiful cowgirl that just got a job at the New Horizon Ranch breaking wild horses. Sheriff Deputy Austin also works there part time when he is not on duty. Now Jolene don’t like the law. There are sparks that fly between these two when they meet. Austin is not happy about Jolene breaking wild horses, but she knows her job and he want keep her from doing something she loves. There is also matchmaking going on for these two. There was times I was laughing and a few times I felt the tears. I really enjoyed Austin, and Debra Clopton did a fantastic job of weaving Austin into the New Horizon Ranch series. Looking forward to the next book in this series. I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
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