TAME A WILD HEART, a western romance

TAME A WILD HEART, a western romance

by Cynthia Woolf

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TAME A WILD HEART, a western romance by Cynthia Woolf

Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her sixteenth birthday he walked away from her father's ranch, and from her. He didn't look back over his shoulder. Not even once. And from that day forward, Catherine Evans swore off all men. Her heart turned to stone, her will to iron, and her vow to God changed. She'd run her father's ranch. She'd succeed. She'd survive. And she would never, ever love another man as long as she lived.

Duncan McKenzie left the ranch ten years ago, desperate to escape temptation in the form of a budding young lady too innocent to claim for his own. But Catherine's frightened father summons him home. The ranch is under attack and the old man's stubborn daughter refuses to seek help. Duncan left a sweet young girl behind a decade ago. He returns to a defiant siren, a woman whose heart is as wild as the land she would sacrifice her life to protect. When Catherine's father coerces her into marrying Duncan, the fire in her eyes spells trouble, but it's the kind of trouble Duncan has no desire to resist. Marriage is the only way he can protect her. Especially when Duncan's own past comes calling in the form of one extremely dangerous and vengeful outlaw, Catherine's cowardly enemies want the ranch badly enough to kill for it, and his reluctant bride is very much in their way.

This is a work of historical, western romance and a work of fiction.

This book was completely re-edited and updated as of 2/22/2014

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013082984
Publisher: Cynthia Woolf
Publication date: 08/26/2011
Series: Tame Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 2,738
File size: 2 MB

About 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 2000, 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 HEART, a western romance 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was very interesting and fairly well written. If only she had omitted the crude names of a man's anatomy and also all the pages of explicit bedroom scenes
BoekiesBookReview More than 1 year ago
Tame a Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf is a historical romance set in Colorado in the 1880s. I enjoyed reading Woolf's romantic western but overall I felt that there were several missing pieces to the story. The beginning of the novel felt abrupt and choppy at times. I found it interesting that Catherine and Duncan had some prior history with one another but I felt like Woolf could've played it up a little more. I think it would've helped with the intimate moments between the two characters. As a reader I kind of felt thrown into the middle of the relationship from the beginning and at that point, I had no reason to care or desire for the two characters to be with one another. I do think Woolf did a great job with the book's overall tone and setting. The story line is good, I just think it needs some minor work. Overall, I enjoyed reading Woolf's Tame a Wild Heart, romantic westerns are my favorite.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow fantastic storyline really liked the characters. I would love more story lines like this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT WAS SO GOOD AN HARD TO PUT DOWN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ReadsAlotJG More than 1 year ago
I read lots of Nook romances and like the Western stories almost as much as the military black ops books. This book was a good read with lots of characters and action. I, too, enjoyed the "book within a book" and all the attention to historical detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GeekyGirlReviews More than 1 year ago
I do not usually like western romance books but I was quite surprised that I really liked this one. I was sick yesterday so I was able to read this in one sitting. I love the storyline . If you are into western romance books then you might like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Good story. Will read the rest of the Tame books.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This was an audio that pulled me in it is full of danger, mystery and overcoming the lose of the one who walked away. There is nothing like your first and only love walking away breaking your heart that is so strong you vow to never love again. This is the first book I have listen/read of Ms. Woolf's I enjoyed it so much I found a few more at a bargain and bought them as well. I loved the love/hate going on with this couple, along with the plot, the characters are strong, they fight hard and love even harder. The author gives you some pretty heated scenes but stays in the guidelines of the values from that time period. This was a time when a person word meant something, promise were kept and a man stood beside his word. I totally enjoyed this audio. Catherine fell in love with Duncan when she was but a child at age 16 he got on his horse and rode out of her life. She watched him leave with tears in her eyes swearing never to love again. That day changed her she started living only for the ranch her heart grew cold it turned to stone. She began hard as she took on the ranch she had a will of iron no one or nothing would get in her way. She kept this vow until the day Duncan walked by in her life 10 years later when trouble and danger comes to the ranch with one man demanding she marry him who has plans of his own. She is strong, with a will of steal, stubborn, bullhead and ready to take on the world and the man trying to push her off her land. She will not give in nor will she sale and she sure isn't going to get married. Her father has other ideas as he calls Duncan home to help with the trouble. Marry? Duncan? Is her father crazy? This is not going to happen, no way no how....... Duncan left years ago leaving behind the only girl he would ever love. She was to young and he knew if he stayed she would be his. He could not do that to her father the only man who had taken him in and help raise him. He would not repay this kind man by deflowering his daughter so he ran and started a new life. He has changed grow cold, hard with the life he is leading. He has never forgotten the young lady who turned his world upside down. When he gets the summons to return home to help. The ranch is in danger along with Catherine there is no way he can turn his back. He comes home to find all he ever wanted on one little ranch and the women of his dreams could be his. If he can only talk the bullheaded women in agreeing to marry him. Love well he isn't so sure about that. He might just find that as Catherine gives him a run for his money that she is the only women he has or will ever love. Her father I believe has always wanted these two to marry. As danger comes to his ranch he puts his plans into action. He isn't taking any chances as he throws in a few twist of his own that leaves two peoples world spinning. One is all for it and the other say no way in hell. This man shows what a true father should be. Caring. loving and wanting the best for those he loves. He is as strong willed as his daughter guess she got that natural. What made this story for me was the strong will and bullheadedness of these who people neither giving in. Feelings that last a lifetime through many changes as two people get to know each other again. Both have grown cold, hard but still have a soft place for the other. The pull is still strong even after all these years. There is mystery and things are not always as you see them. Just as you think you have a handle on the plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great follow up to To Tame A Wild Heart although this bride was more loving than Wild. Anxious to read the next in the series when it becomes an ebook, its not available at B&N currently. Only suggestion is please add a TOC to following books, it helps to navigate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this genre and this story was no exception. It was a very well written, interesting story. It held my attention and I loved the characters. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the typos which were a little distracting but no reason not to read the book. I would highly recommend it.
Charles Cole More than 1 year ago
I read "Tame a Wild Heart". I liked it. It is really good. The author has woven all of the plots and sub plots together beautifully. All westerns have some element of romance in them, so I can truly call this a western even though it had a little more romance than I am used to. I liked the book within a book, the penny dreadful. The research, for instance on the Henry Rifle, and the attention to detail is exceptional. All of the characters were true to form and believable. All in all, I think it is a wonderful job. Anyone who enjoys western fiction and romances would like to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good western romance, with a bit of suspense included. I recommend it. 18+JS.
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