Taming the Troublemaker

Taming the Troublemaker

by Kadie Scott

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One daring kiss with the playboy tempts the good girl, but can she tame him?

Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he's also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren't sure he's ready to take the reins of the family's prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. Easy peasy, Autry thinks. He's already tired of late nights and romancing, until elementary school teacher Beth Cooper happens to cross his path. Suddenly Autry is losing his heart, his mind, and what's left of his reputation.

Good girl teacher Beth Cooper is far too practical to fall for Autry Hill, even if she had a crush on him way back when. The man's been breaking hearts since middle school. But when he becomes her unexpected champion and then they work together to help one of Beth's troubled students who's about to lose everything, she sees a different side of Autry – serious, compassionate, determined and dedicated. And that Autry is nearly impossible to resist. Does she need to?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161342961
Publisher: Tule Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 03/21/2019
Series: The Hills of Texas , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 77,285
File size: 534 KB

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Taming the Troublemaker 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Shweetsandi 23 days ago
I have been waiting for Autrey's book cause I figured when we got to the playboy of the family the story would be one that would be so good. Usually when a playboy falls he falls hard.... ya hear and when a Cowboy does well let's just say there is a long way from the saddle to the ground. Autrey (yes from Gene Autrey) has to prove to his parents that he is not what they think he is and the only way to do that is by winning a bet. School teacher Beth is someone Autrey grew up with but never expected to connect too. She had me laughing and the things that happened to her and with her. It was like she is a magnet for natural disasters but not in a horrible way. Put Autrey and Beth together and well you need to read this one to see what naturally occurs.
belllla 4 months ago
The funny sweet romance between the bad boy cowboy and the sweet teacher. I love the series and I enjoyed reading yet another wonderful book. Autry is under a bet he cannot have a fling or relationship for six months or he doesn't get the house. Easy peasy for Autry because he isn't satisfied with his love life but he didn't count on Beth, sweet innocent Beth. Every encounter turns in something funny and the sparks are flying. Beth saves Autry from the fine and instead he must do community service with one of her trouble student. A great love story, I liked both Autry and Beth they were both great with a big heart. It is great to see that Beth sees the real Autry, not the trouble maker and believes in him. I like their chemistry and how it leads to something bigger. Very enjoyable read. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
MAustinreviewer 4 months ago
Taming the Troublemaker was a good 4 star read and is book 3 in the Hills of Texas series. I was pulled right in and didn’t want to stop until I was done. This is Autry and Beth’s story. Autry is a cowboy who has a playboy reputation and doesn’t commit to anyone. That is, until he meets Beth. Beth is a school teacher who has gotten Autry’s attention. Could she cause him to lose the agreement that he has made with his parents? Beth isn’t the usual girl that Autry is attracted to. She has always had issues with her sisters always getting the boys, including her boyfriends. She has always had a little thing for Autry and when he starts to show interest things get very interesting. She doesn’t make it easy for him, I had some LOL moments. Overall I really enjoyed this read. I really liked Beth and loved how she would banter with Autry. The secondary characters added a great element to the story as well. Kadie Scott does a great job of pulling you in with her writing. You will enjoy it, this can be read as a stand alone as well. 1-click and get started today.
E_A_Walsh 5 months ago
Taming the Troublemaker (Hills of Texas #3) by Kadie Scott was a hooking, sweet read that had me flipping the pages. Not my first read from this author or in this series. This is a connecting series, but it doesn't have a carry over plot, or the same MC's. They read as standalones, so don't get deterred by the number. But timeline wise, I do suggest reading the other books, as they have carry over characters, that and, they are just as wonderful. This read was sweet, down to earth, realistic, and downright fun as hell. I had such a time reading this book, that I couldn't put it down. It was a late night read for sure, and I may have been a little groggy getting up for work. Was it worth it? Hell yeah it was. This is one of those books that just hooks you from the start, not only with the engaging flow, and the easy writing, but with the energetic characters that just leap off the pages. Plot wise, you can see it coming like a mile away, but I will tell you, you're not going to care, because this book will suck you in, and you'll be so engrossed, that knowing what will happen will be the least of your worries. Overall this book, if you haven't guessed, is a must read form me, and it gets my super high recommendation, and my golden stamp of approval. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
moohnshine 5 months ago
Oh my!!! Kadie Scott has done it again. Another fun loving read in The Hills of Texas series. In this third book in the series we get the story of Autry Hill. Autry is the only of the Hill siblings, who lives at home and works the ranch. He loves the house and the ranch. He won’t give that up for nothing. When Autry’s parents get tired of his Casanova ways, they give him an ultimatum, no women and no sex for 6 months or they will not leave him the house free and clear. Little do they know, Autry can keep that bet. He has been for months. He is tired of the mindless dating scene and has just really been concentrating on work. But his family has little faith in him. But he will prove to them that he can do it and show them the real him. That is till Beth Cooper came along. Now he has to make a choice house or love? I absolutely love this series. Each one full of fun and mischief. The characters are all lovable and unique in their own way. Autry and Beth are no different. Autry is the hot and sexy cowboy. Beth is the quiet, shy teacher. He wants her, she thinks she is not in his league. Both fighting against the odds for love. Overall this is a fun and sassy book. Autry has his hands full with Beth. Beth can give as good as she gets. Their story is fun and exciting. A steady paced read full of adventure and odd situations, that will make you laugh your tail off. I highly recommend this book and all the others in the series. They are wonderful romantic comedy’s that could give Hallmark a run for it’s money. So grab a glass of wine and settle down with Taming the Troublemaker. You won’t regret it.
Jessica_Bone 5 months ago
Autry Hill is the biggest playboy in town or that is what Beth Cooper always thought. Autry has always been up for a good time with a certain type of girl and Beth has never been that type of girl. When Beth bounces back into his life by locking her purse inside his truck everything changes. Who knew locking your purse in the wrong truck could lead to a skunk, jail and a promise to his father that he would finally settle down. Autry is one trouble maker who is in big trouble with one little good girl. Then all of sudden out of nowhere comes little boy who worms his way into Autry's heart. What are they to do when Dylan foster parents can no longer keep him, Dylan needs a new home; can Beth and Autry work together to give this boy the family they all need or will it be all over because Beth cannot see the man that Autry really is. Can one good little girl be enough to make Autry want to be the man he has always wanted to be? This is my second Kadie Scott book and I am over the moon for her group of characters that make up the Hill Family books. Her easy writing style and how she weaves her tales make you need a little recovery time after finishing her tales. If you are thinking oh typical western romance you would be way off, Yes, it is a romance based on cowboys and ranching but her story goes beyond the horses and cowboy hats but actually to the characters of her stories so you know who they truly are beyond the story. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a funny, read with romance, laughs and adorable cowboy or two.
paulalala09 5 months ago
Choices and having to make them dominate in this novel creating a terrific storyline with creative, fun characters and captivating scenes. Dylan receives and ultimatum from his parents: give up his womanizing ways for six months and he will get their ranch which he deeply desires. He thinks it will be a breeze until Beth enters the picture and throws him for a loop. She is sweetness and light and challenges Dylan’s ability to tow the line.
EileenAW 5 months ago
I loved, Autry and Beth’s love story in Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott, book three in The Hills of Texas series. The title is fitting since our hero, Autry Hill, is a charmer and a player; he’s never met a woman he hasn’t flirted with. His parents are worried that he isn’t ready to take over the ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. He’s already tired of the late nights and women hitting on him so he thinks it won’t be a problem. At least until he crosses path with elementary school teacher Beth Cooper. Now Autry is losing his heart, his mind, and what’s left of his reputation. Beth is too practical to fall for Autry, even though she had a crush on him back in their school days. Beth gets Autry involved to help with one of her troubled students and sees a totally different side of him; serious, compassionate, caring, determined and dedicated. Autry starts thinking that it just might be worth losing his challenge to be together with Beth. Ms. Scott wrote a wonderful and sexy story that is definitely not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sexual chemistry, amusing banter, and endearing characters giving Autry and Beth a chance to discover they loved each other and were meant for a future together. I highly recommend Taming the Troublemaker to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Beth Cooper is moderately attractive but she pales into insignificance beside her sisters who are both drop dead gorgeous, tall, blonde and curvy while she is tiny and kind of flat chested, she's also a school teacher so she doesn't give off those super sexy vibes and one too many of her ex-boyfriends dumped her as soon as he saw one of her sisters. Beth has always had a soft spot for Autry Hill, the luscious cowboy with a near legendary reputation as a ladies man. Autry has grown tired of his reputation, not all of it true, and is disappointed that his family believes everything they hear. When his parents offer to gift him the family ranch if he can stay away from women and scandal for six months he thinks its a bet he can win without breaking a sweat. Then a series of calamities thrust quiet, good girl Beth into his line of sight and he discovers this may be one woman who is immune to the legendary Autry smile, who doesn't appreciate his flirting, who calls him on his BS, but may also be the one person in town who believes in him wholeheartedly. This is the third book in a series, I haven't read the previous books and it didn't hinder my enjoyment - it can easily be read as a stand-alone. If you like charming cowboys, school teachers with a hidden wild side, bad boys acting as big brothers to troubled foster kids and a big old dollop of romance and misunderstandings then this is the book for you. I just loved it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
ljtljtljt 5 months ago
4.5 Stars! If you like books about bad boys, cowboys, and good girls, then Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott is for you. These tropes are put together flawlessly; creating an entertaining romance that I enjoyed immensely. The is the third book from The Hills of Texas series and it can be read as a standalone. Fifth grade teacher Beth Cooper, and rancher Autry Hill, grew up together in La Colina, a small town in Texas. Beth's reputation in town is pristine, while Autry is known for his womanizing ways. Both love their families dearly and have hearts of gold, although it takes a little longer for everyone to see how dedicated Autry is to those he cares about and his community. Per Autry's dad, the patriarch of the Hill family, in exchange for complete ownership of the family ranch Autry has to give up women for six months. Autry's social life has been quite calm as of late, so he believes this to be an easy bet to win. Autry never would have believed that he would be attracted to Beth and vice versa, however, an incident brings them together that evolves their sort of friendship into a hot and needy romance. This book is quite engaging and I read it from start to finish in less than a day. This story is chock full of longing, seductive scenes, and the discovery of what is truly important in life. New to me author Kadie Scott pours passion into her writing and as a result, her characters are well-developed and full of intensity. Beth, Autry, and soon to be adopted son Dylan, create a nice family. If you are in the mood for a contemporary romance with a lot of yearning, humor, and heart, then pick up a copy of Taming the Troublemaker. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
DJTP 5 months ago
A great book by Kadie Scott, Taming the Troublemaker. Book three in The Hills of Texas series. The storyline with it's connections between the characters and plot grabbed me from the first page to the last. I look forward to reading the next in this series and more by this author
CatmomJD 5 months ago
A teacher, a cowboy with a bad reputation, and a little boy who steals everyone’s heart, made this an unforgettable story. Beth Cooper and Autry Hill lived in the same town but weren’t friends. Beth knew Autry was the town bad boy and kept away from him. But, fate had another idea in mind, one that brings them together in a way neither expected. It turned out Beth had a little boy in her class, Dylan, who needed a male figure in his life. After Autry is arrested for fighting and given community service, Beth suggests he become a big brother for Dylan. Their love for Dylan brings Beth and Autry together and both of their lives are changed forever. This was such a good book. I didn’t want it to end. The story was easy to follow along with and I really liked the characters and author’s writing style. There were so many great scenes. I laughed so hard during the skunk scene and then Autry fighting with Beth’s neighbor in the middle of the street, in the rain, wearing nothing but his underwear. They were comical, but crucial parts of the story. The scenes with Dylan were sweet and inspirational. The chemistry between Beth and Autry is off the chart once they give in to their growing attraction. I would definitely recommend this book to any romance fan.
ytcruz 5 months ago
3.5 STARS This is a sweet, cute romance , good for an afternoon of leisure. One that requires no effort from the reader since the plot is quite simple. Beth Cooper and Autry Hill had known each other since their time in school. She was the studious, clumpsy, “plain” sister of two gorgeous girls, and is now a fifth grade teacher, all prim and proper. Autry is the handsome, playboy cowboy from a wealthy family who has women falling all over him. When his parents place a bet, he is determined to keep it. Beth and Autry steal a kiss when she misplaces her handbag and the sparks fly. But neither is willing to take it further and of course, there is THE BET. All in all an entertaining rom-com story. I was entrusted this copy by Netgalley The opinions expressed are solely my own.