Scott is the down-home, no-nonsense owner of the barn where Cathy boards her horses. Cathy is the daughter of a socialite mother and her father is a real estate tycoon.
Cathy is drawn to Scott's firm hand and authority, and he doesn't hesitate when she needs reining in.
But trouble is brewing.
Cathy's mother is determined to marry her daughter off to a well-heeled foreign visitor, and with evil cunning, she comes up with a scheme to make sure that happens.
Will the steel-willed Scott be able to hold on to the woman he loves? Find out in this suspenseful, drama-filled romance. Pick it up today.
|Publisher:||Dark Secrets Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Her work includes a best-selling twelve-book contemporary cowboy series, Cowboys After Dark, (http://amzn.to/2ihCNtp), a warrior fantasy trilogy, Warriors After Dark, (http://amzn.to/2iE0cDa) contemporary love stories, and several Victorian romances. His Willful Bride was a #1 best-seller for several weeks and a BookBub Feature Deal. She is best known for her smart, witty, strong-willed women who bring unexpected challenge, mystery and humor into the lives of passionate, dominant men.
Maggie has a history in show-business both in front of and behind the camera, but moved from Los Angeles to live in the Pacific Northwest to pursue her writing. She is an equine enthusiast who rides every day, and writes until the wee hours of the morning when her eyes close only because they must.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Scott owned Sampson’s Boarding Stables and had been angry more often than not in recent months. It was getting old. Cathy had pushed him and he had finally lost it today and took her over his lap and spanked her. Scott didn’t really understand why he had been unable to control himself with Cathy. Scott decides to sell the barn he just doesn’t like all the drama.He has another property also he’s been redoing to be a training and sales barn. Cathy’s father david comes to Scott to ask him about the property , David is a real estate developer. David offers to help financially if that was the problem as Cathy was happy at this barn with her horses. Then david asked Scott just to think about it for a couple of days. Scott had been in the business of boarding horses five years. His vision had been of a happy barn with a warm family atmosphere. He had made money but just couldn’t take the drama. Cathy asked Scott out for coffee and he accepted. Cathy had been wanting a man to take her in hand and Scott had. Scott’s rule was not to get involved with boarders but with Cathy…. Scott makes it clear whenever Cathy misbehaves she will be spanked. Then Cathy's mother Marlene finds out Cathy is dating a cowboy and is furious. Cathy’s mom threatens Scott and tells him to leave her daughter alone. Marlene has has plans for Cathy to marry a rich, foreign horse trainer. I liked this story a lot. I like how Cathy went after what she wanted which was Scott. This was a quick enjoyable read. I liked the plot and the writing. I liked the characters a lot. I also liked the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.
People are not always who they appear to be. Cathy and Scott struggle with this as they fall in love. They each kept their attraction for the other under wraps until Scott loses a little control over his feelings. Things work out, and they find that they are perfect for each other. The truth brings them closer together when family interferes. I was given a copy of this story for an honest review and I recommend this book.
This was an okay read for me. The story line was a bit lacking and easily resolved. The characters were okay but could have used a bit more depth. The sex was steamy but would have preferred a bit more intensity. Overall is was a steamy and entertaining read.
A short and sweet cowboy forbidden romance. Cathy fell hard for the stable boarding owner and did everything she can to draw his attention. Even going so far as to breaking the rules which snapped Scotts patience, so much that he took her over his knee. That was enough to give Cathy the courage to ask Scott out on a coffee date. When her mom finds out, she has fit and tries to intervene. Cathy is from a well off family and her mom can't see past Scott's stable appearance to see he is exactly what Cathy needs. Cathy's mom tries to set her up with her fathers business associate and pay Scott off to leave her alone. Scott must find a way to get Cathy's mom to accept him because is not letting Cathy go. This was a cute and sometimes unrealistic story that needs a bit more editing. Everyone's thoughts and words kinda ran together which made it hard to know who was saying what. The story was focused on spanking and mild BDSM. ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
BELIEVE ME, I’M NOT CALM, I’M CONTROLLED! I enjoyed this story and all the many elements and characters woven throughout the pages. From a fairly independent young woman, Cathy Coleman, as independent as one can be with rich parents who still help out with some luxuries. Cathy’s mom, Marianne, is described as a snob even by her own husband, David, and that description fits her, along with manipulative, conniving, controlling and very determined. David is more laid back, but not weak; he has a good head for business and very successful. Scott Sampson is a man of many talents and a wise businessman. He knows not to mix business and pleasure, and he sure hasn’t placed all his eggs in one basket. Oh, he has noticed Cathy for the year she has been boarding her two horses, he knows she is a spoiled rich girl, she is very good with her horses, but she ls bratty too, and he has had enough and spanked her. What will happen now? Will she run to her Daddy for help? Why is her mother making threats against him to leave her daughter alone? Lust, love, attraction and desire doesn’t see dollar signs. Cathy has secretly harbored feelings for Scott. When he spanks her for her carelessness how she handles it sets their relationship into motion. What happens when a Mother sets her eyes on a rich man for her daughter? What happens when that daughter has eyes for a cowboy? The plot of this story kept me captivated with a great cast of characters, lots of angst and emotions. Thunder clouds are bringing storms, and storms bring change, sometimes good, something not. This book may be part of a series but reads as a standalone. Warning, the story has one sexy cowboy that knows how to take charge and produce steamy erotic sex scenes with a very willing and appreciative woman. Disclosure: I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions, and ratings are my own.