To Tame a Wild Cowboy (Cupid, Texas Series #7)

To Tame a Wild Cowboy (Cupid, Texas Series #7)

by Lori Wilde

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What would it take to tame a wild cowboy?

One minute, Rhett Lockhart is a love ‘em and leave ‘em bull rider with a slow, sexy smile, a swagger, and not a care in the world. The next, he learns his free-wheeling days are over: a baby has been abandoned in the hospital, and there’s no question: he’s the father. But from the first moment he gazes into his daughter’s eyes, he knows the moment has come to say ‘no’ to no-strings. It’s time to grow up.

Standing in his way is the baby’s foster mother, Tara Alzate, who doesn’t quite believe Rhett is ready to change his ways. Still, she’s not not immune to his considerable charms. So when he proposes a marriage of convenience and shared custody, against her better judgement, she says “I do.” Can Tara tame this wild cowboy and make her own, long-buried dreams come true?

A Cupid, Texas novel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062468307
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Series: Cupid, Texas Series , #7
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 6,683
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Lori Wilde is the New York TimesUSA Today and Publishers’ Weekly bestselling author of 87 works of romantic fiction. She’s a three-time Romance Writers’ of America RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Readers’ Choice Award. She has won numerous other awards as well. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, with more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her breakout novel, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a TV movie.

Lori is a registered nurse with a BSN from Texas Christian University. She holds a certificate in forensics and is also a certified yoga instructor.

A fifth-generation Texan, Lori lives with her husband, Bill, in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World; where they run Epiphany Orchards, a writing/creativity retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul.

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To Tame a Wild Cowboy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
D-B1 15 hours ago
Loved reading the fabulous and fantastic romance story. Tara has been a foster mother to a premature baby, Julie, and is hoping to adopt her, but when Rhett discovers and holds his baby, Julie, he wants to file for adoption. Read the highly recommended and wonderfully written love story.
Cali-Jewel 4 days ago
Could not put this thrilling, emotional, action packed journey down, a exciting read from beginning to end. Really loved this sexy, witty battle of wills and struggle to fight the undeniable passion simmering between these two intriguing charters. Heartwarming and entertaining reading experience.
sbart84 20 days ago
This book has it all, a sexy cowboy, a cute baby and marriage of convenience. Rhett, is at the top of his career in bull riding when he finds out he has a four month baby girl, Julia. Rhett has always been a romance with no string attached kind of guy. Julia will change everything in his life, especially when he finds out the foster mother is his childhood teenage babysitter, Tara. Tara, has been caring for Julia while in the NICU and now is fostering Julia, and hoping for her forever with Julia. Rhett offers Tara a marriage of convenience, to help gain custody of his daughter, but soon they can't deny the chemistry between them. This is book that I could not put down, love how tough Rhett was on the outside but with Julia he would just melt. Great chemistry between Rhett and Tara, sweet but sexy. This is part of series but can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book.
nelriv 21 days ago
When I first starting reading I was a little annoyed that we have yet again another man-ho and him with a woman that had nothing to do with the story, again annoyed. That being said I got why the author did it, she did to explain how Rhett was and why Tara felt the way she did. I am thinking that there are some previous books to this family since they were mentioned in the story and I wondered about them, not that I was lost because I wasn't but just after some of the things that were mentioned I will check into it. Tara annoyed me with her self righteousness and her snappy attitude, I got where she was coming from but after a while I was thinking all right time to chill with it, of course after the back in forth with her thinking and being stuck with the same mindset she finally decided to give Rhett a chance and were able to have a life together. I didn't understand why author would have her have an operation and then she would be ok, I didn't think the story needed and realistically not everyone would have it work out and wish it would have stayed that way and not enter wonderland. Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions
RomanticReadsandSuch 23 days ago
Overall, while I really enjoyed the story, the first half was more appealing to me than the beginning of the second half.  I really felt Tara's love for Julie and how much it hurt her to think that she might lose custody.  And seeing Rhett fall in love with his little girl was just the absolute sweetest.  Their stress over the situation and Julie's future just jumped off the page. Then they decided to get married, which quickly went from one of convenience to something more.  I think as a couple they definitely worked.  Both characters had their flaws but they also had positives and were able to blend together quite well - Rhett's happy-go-lucky attitude was a good complement to Tara's more serious side.  But I just wish we'd had a chance to see them grow into their feelings more.  I think it relied too much on their history together (which they hadn't had much in their adult years) and not enough on their current dealings with each other.   Once I accepted it though I really enjoyed where Wilde took the story.  There was a lot of self-examination going on in the last bits of the book, by both Tara and Rhett, and it worked so well in giving them a HEA ending.  Taken as a whole, To Tame a Wild Cowboy delivered an emotional journey that will leave readers with all the warm fuzzies they could want.   (Although it is part of a series, I feel like it can easily stand on its own.) **Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
Anonymous 28 days ago
Was so hard to put down! Amazing read!
MugsyMae 3 months ago
To Tame a Wild Cowboy is a story about love and commitment, family, bull riding, and most of all change. The tension between Rhett and Tara was palpable, and the love obvious to anyone but them, so it made for an interesting dilemma. Add a preemie, and you've got a great story! Although this is book 7 in the Cupid, TX series, I read it as a standalone and have not read any of the other 6 books in this series. I love the writing and characters and will definitely go back now and read the rest of the series!
Cheryl-S 3 months ago
This is book 7 in the Cupid, Texas series and it features Rhett and Tara. These two grew up on the same ranch. While his father owned it, her parents were ranch foreman and housekeeper. A couple of her sisters are married to a couple of his brothers. I found it so beautiful that Julie would have all these amazing family members to help raise her. I absolutely LOVED watching Rhett fall in love with his daughter. Tara was pretty fickle with her feelings towards Rhett. At first there was A LOT of animosity coming from her and just flirting from him but then all of the sudden they were in love. I just felt that there should’ve been more of a transition between those two stages. This story is about discovering who you are, discovering what’s really important in life, family, love and the humming. Can’t forget the humming!
mamalovestoread22 3 months ago
Bull rider Rhett Lockhart is in his prime, riding bulls at the biggest shows, claiming the top prizes, and enjoying the attention from the ladies... maybe a little too much. He has a rule when it comes to his entanglements with women, no-strings only. This wild cowboy doesn't have time for love or settling down... or does he? When his attorney contacts him and lets him know that one of his no-strings nights has lead him to become a father of a newborn little girl, that's just been abandoned at a hospital, he quickly begins to sing another tune. After he looks into the face of his child he knows he has to start doing better, and realizes it's time to take a second look at settling down, and taking things in life more seriously. He wants to do right by his child and raise her on his own, but there is a gorgeous someone standing in his way, one that wants to adopt his daughter and raise her as her own. Within the pages of To Tame a Wild Cowboy you will meet a handsome bull rider who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that he is now a father, and the woman from his past who also wants to raise his daughter. As these two battle over what is best for the little girl, a chemistry begins to brew between them, and begins to reek havoc on their deal of a no-strings marriage arrangement. I really enjoyed watching these two embrace their new normal as a married couple and new parents, they brought many smiles and swoons to the pages. Ms. Wilde has really outdone herself with this one, her well crafted characters found their way into my heart instantly, and her impeccable writing took me on a unforgettable journey! Highly recommend! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via Edelweiss, and I am leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 3 months ago
Let us get this show started. Rhett Lockhart one hot, sexy, steamy, cowboy right down to the Stetson and the boots. He's a cowboy down to the bone and his way of loving them and leaving them may have just come to an end with the arrival of a baby and it's foster mother. Things soon turn to what's best for baby. We find ourselves back in Cupid, TX and the wonderful characters that have been presented to us over the years. Rhett's no stranger to the life of ranching, rodeo shows, screaming women, and one-night stands, but what he wasn't prepared for was a daughter. One that he very much wanted. Just how far would he go to have his daughter in his life. Rhett finds that life is not as simple as he may have thought it to be. Being a father takes work and compromise. Tara becomes part of that work and compromise. Watching their journey was entertaining. The growth of the characters, mainly Rhett, gives you something to continue to turn the pages for. Tara comes with her own set of issues. She wants a family so much that she has fallen hopelessly in love with a baby that's not her's. But that may be power for the course. She was a nurse and nurturing was part of her nature. Come in and enjoy this journey of self-discovery, understanding choices, making compromises, and romance.
ljtljtljt 3 months ago
Lori Wilde's To Tame a Wild Cowboy is an interesting love story. The two main characters, NICU nurse Tara Alzate, and professional bull rider Rhett Lockhart, grew up together on Rhett's family's ranch. Tara's mom was the Lockhart's housekeeper and Tara actually babysat for Rhett way back when. In addition, Tara and Rhett are in-laws. While on tour, having the best season of his career, Rhett finds out that he is a Daddy to a preemie named Julie. Coincidentally, Tara is Julie's foster mother and is very hopeful that she will be able to adopt her. The rest of the novel goes on to develop a romantic relationship between Tara and Rhett, as the threesome form a family, while worrying about Rhett being granted permanent custody. I liked this story but there were a few hiccups along the way that prevented me from truly enjoying it. To begin with, Tara is the one that proposes a marriage of convenience, not Rhett as the book blurb states. Tara wants Julie to remain in her life, and she is aware that the court will look favorably upon Rhett if he is married to her. I found it odd that Tara's mother arranged a honeymoon night for both Tara and Rhett after their nuptials, since Tara had shared the terms of their temporary marriage with her. I found the flow of the story to be choppy at times. The last few chapters are unbelievably good. This is the seventh book in the Cupid, Texas series and it can be read as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided the publisher via NetGalley.