Saddled

Saddled

by Delores Fossen
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Overview

Saddled by Delores Fossen

Abbie Donegan realizes that getting a passionate cowboy like Rio McKade to do what she wants is like breaking a stallion. However, she’d do anything to save her family even if it means telling a lie. Or two. And even if it means falling hard for Rio, the husband she's just saddled. (Texas, 1881, romantic historical comedy)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780505524300
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Former Air Force captain, Delores Fossen, is a USA Today bestselling author and has received the Booksellers Best Award for Best Romantic Suspense and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at www.dfossen.com.

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Getting a passionate man like Rio McCaine to do what she wanted would be like breaking a stallion, Abbie realized. It would take a lot of work. Easy enough to change her own appearance to make herself seem more ladylike than perhaps she was, to present herself as the type of woman a man might want to marry but to get Rio to do everything she wanted, she'd have to resort to a lie. Or two. And if she wanted to save her sister from the Apaches and keep her inheritance for her own, this half-Comanche gunslinger was the only answer. Still, while Abbie was relatively wily when it came to getting what she wanted, there were a few things that could throw her for a loop. . . like what would happen when her handsome husband realized he'd been tricked? Abbie had a feeling it'd be like riding a bucking bronco and part of her shivered in pleasure at the thought.

What People are Saying About This

Masek

"Readers of Ms. Fossen's first book, a western romance titled, UNBRIDLED, are familiar with her ability to build sexual tension until the pages smoke. Any newcomers to her style are in for a real treat. SADDLED is a well-crafted, sexy, historical romance. I highly recommend it." (Carrie Masek, Scribes World Reviews)

Kathy Boswell

"I absolutely howled with laughter throughout this whole book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and eagerly look forward to more of Delores Fossen's books." (Kathy Boswell, Heart Rate Reviews, )

Suzanne Coleburn

"Delores Fossen is just a delightful find! She�s witty, wonderful and wicked. Her writing is fast paced, and just filled with surprises as she keeps you turning the pages wondering what is going to happen next. A talented new author with a fresh voice filled with the promise of more wonderful things to come." (Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance)

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Saddled 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1881 Fall Creek, Texas, Abbie Dongan climbs through the window of the whorehouse so she can offer a deal to half-breed Rio McCane. She knows he needs money to fend off creditors due to the failures of his half-brother. Abbie, who was ruined by her two days of captivity by the Apaches, asks Rio to marry her and help her free fellow prisoner Harmony from Gray Wolf. He must also live on her ranch until his presence makes Carmella leave. If he does all that, he gets his ranch back free of debt.

Abbie and Rio marry and he now regains his deceased father¿s ranch back from the bank. After the ceremony, Abbie¿s first surprise surfaces as she informs Rio that her half sister, a nun, Sister Victoria will ride with them. Also joining them is little Gussie, a maybe half-sister, plus a dog. When he married her, Rio knew his wife kept some secrets from him, but he begins to wonder what her true agenda is and what adventure will she take them on in the future? Anyone ¿SADDLED¿ WITH Delores Fossen¿s western romance will know they have read an enjoyable tale. The story line is amusing because of the antics of Abbie. Rio is a heroic hunk who knows his wife is unconventional but finds he loves her anyway. Sub-genre fans will gain much delight from Ms. Fossen¿s historical romantic romp.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
...Blazing hot romance, humor, a hero and heroine who make you root for them in the hope that they can overcome all the seemingly impossible obstacles in the way of their ever trusting each other enough to find the happiness together. In this Texas-set story, Rio McCaine is dark and dangerous-- on the outside, anyway. When he agrees to Abbie Donegan's marriage proposal, it's only to save his ranch. He's not so foolish as to trust her with his heart, even though he finds her unexpectedly fascinating. Abbie Donegan is not the trusting sort either, and she makes certain -- she thinks!-- she's holding all the aces when she make her wild marriage proposal to Rio, to get back at his black-mailing half-brother. But keeping the marriage one 'in name only' is a lot harder than she thought. Both of these characters are very real, needing healing and to learn to trust again after life has dealt them some hard knocks. The situation is complicated by Abbie's wild, unpredictable siblings. Delores Fossen is definitely a rising star!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Saddled is a FIVE STAR romance! It has everything a romance reader could ask for- love, danger, action and sparkling wit. With Saddled, Delores Fossen has written a tremendous romantic comedy with a very funny western slant. Ladies, not only will you fall in love with the handsome hero, Rio McCaine, but all the characters as well. From the spunky heroine, Abbie Donegan to her adorable outspoken kid sister, Gussie. The story is fast paced, the humor is really funny, and the romantic scenes¿ well, let¿s just say they are VERY WELL DONE! You DON¿T want to miss this book!
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Started out good!................................................... But at the end it started to drag and fell back on a heavy dose of the generic steamy love scene to replace good dialogue and plot. Too bad. It almost made it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had its moments ...at times she seems childish and to bossy ...it had its funny moments and also had some basic sex scenes...but for her being 27 she seemed pretty dumb in the romance department ...I can see the auther tried to make it seem funny but it was really hard to believe that a women back then in the old west was that stupid ....expecially when she drinks , smokes and wears pants...it just fell a little flatt for me...a heiress that has runs of half siblings couse her father had sex with maids, whores or half his staff and town, and she catches her father with his mistress in bed , but has no idea about sex....to me there was no passion just sex....kind of a silly western, if you can even call it that....nothing I would read again or recommend .. mor like 2.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the book. Funny and romantic. Sometimes a little too silly with the way the heroine acted, but all in all an enjoyable read. JudyE
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Troudle
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Leaves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She purrs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry i cant rp anymore!
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The characters are funny and loveable. Human, laughable and not perfect like some canned romances. Parts made me laugh out loud. You can just picture these less than perfect folks figuring out what its all about!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A REVIEW OF SADDLED BY DELORES FOSSEN SADDLED is about a marriage of convenience that is downright inconvenient for hero Rio McCaine. From the moment Abilene Donegan drops at his feet and proposes marriage, he knows he¿s in trouble. After all, how many sane heiresses crawl into a brothel through the window? But the bait she dangles is too tempting - she¿ll pay off the debts accrued by his no-good half-brother, will buy the indebted ranch and give it to him as a wedding gift. In return, all she asks is that he a) rescue her sister from the same Apaches who held her hostage and ¿ruined¿ her, b) chase her father¿s last paramour from her family home, and c) discourage a particularly persistent suitor from pestering her. That¿s it. No strings. But Rio considers all that a small price to pay for the dream of owning his family¿s ranch outright. That is, until he finds that Abbie only skimmed the surface when she told him what each of these duties entails. The fun comes with discovering, along with Rio, just what it is that Abbie has up her sleeve, and clues are delivered in layer after delicious layer. Sexual tension hummed between Abbie and Rio and every time they found themselves alone, I was leaning forward in my chair. The banter was quick and witty, and I laughed out loud several times. I hesitate to say more, since I don¿t want to give too much away, but let me just add one more thing - beware of skunks!