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Cowboy Dad (The State of Parenthood #3)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  1,312 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Welcome Home, Cowboy

As head of guest services at Bear Creek Ranch, it's Natalie Forrester's job to make everyone feel welcome.

But from the moment they meet, it's former rodeo champion Aaron Reyes who makes her feel special. The widowed cowboy may be kicking up some dust with his former in-laws, but he's all warmth and tenderness when it comes to Natalie and her infant daug

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Kindle Edition, Harlequin American Romance #1221, The State of Parenthood #3, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Harlequin American Romance (first published 2008)
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Imjstgr8
WAY back before my foray into different sub-genres of romance books, I would read books like this on a daily basis. This book was sweet, soft and so darn cute. When I finished it, I was reminded of when I first started reading harlequins and romance books in general. It reminded me that although sex is a part of our lives, ROMANCE is a bigger part. Very well written book. It flowed easily. And although the conflict was short-lived and pretty predictable, it still had me glued to the pages.
Tonileg
Another freebie contemporary Western romance that I added to my huge kindle freebie stash so I might take a break and go back to history/biographies soon because the predictability in these books are starting to grate on my nerves.
Natalie Forrester is the concierge at the Bear Creek Ranch. She is great at pleasing the visitors and likes her job. She is a single mother with a little girl. When the famous rodeo champion Aaron Reyes arrives, she doesn't know how he is going to shake up her life (an...more
Paula Legate
This was a sweet book, but slow in places.
Aaron’s wife Hailey died, and in order for him to keep her trust fund going, Aaron had to live and work on her family ranch for 8 weeks a year. His brother in law Jake did not like Aaron, and blamed him for the death of his sister. There was a lot of emotions going on, and stand off’s at times. Natalie was born and raised on the ranch. She was now a single mom, working on the ranch. Jack was protective of her. He told Aaron to stay away from Natalie. Th...more
Donna Porter
This was such a great book and great love stor Bear Creek Ranch is getting ready for the season and the one in charge is Natalie. She is enjoying her job and her newborn little girl, Shiloh, She is a single mother. The father wants nothing to do with the baby. Arron comes to the ranch to work for eight weeks. His wife left him her share of the ranch and he has to full fill eight weeks a year as part of the trust. Arron is attracted to Natalie and her to him, but her boss Jake doesn't want her ar...more
Yodamom
What single mother wouldn't want to meet up with this cowboy ? He's handsome, an ex rodeo star, has money, and he loves her baby. Wait, there is more to him, he's kind, considerate, and generous. Now our single mother must figure out of she can take a chance with this cowboy who will be history when he moves on. The moments between them steam and sizzle. There are problems, familiar problems, ex in laws, jobs, personal issues.....
i thought it was a nice, sweet easy read. It is perfect for curing...more
Jo-Anne
I really enjoyed Cowboy Dad. We meet Natalie Forrester who is the guest services manager at Bear Creek Ranch and has lived at the ranch her entire life. She is a single mother of a 3 month old girl and has trouble finding a caretaker so the child is with Natalie all the time - even at work. When Natalie see Aaron Reyes drive onto the ranch, she believes he is looking for work, but that is far from the truth. Aaron is a famous rodeo champion and it turns out that Aaron is a part owner of the ranc...more
Kame
I good free read on my Nook. An easy read and just what I needed before bed.
Aaron comes to the ranch to fulfill obligations to the trust he inherited from his late wife. Her brother Jake is not happy he is there and makes it known. Natalie long time employee and Aaron have strong feelings for each other.
There seems to be another book that takes on the character of Jake - not sure if I like his character enough to buy the book - but if it was at the library I might borrow it to read it.
Patricia
This is by far one of the WORST books I have ever read. The author crams information that is completely necessary in the first half of the book. The second half she skips major points and weeks at a time. I would not recommend this book to anyone. I have book OCD and that is the only reason I even finished reading this book. Save yourself! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!
Brigitte
It just wasn't for me. I do not like spending 75% of the book with the back and forth: I like him. I like her. I want to kiss her, and onnnnnnnnn. We shouldn't but we do. Then the "we can't be together" but I want to. Then I leave her for her own good. Ending with ofcourse I love you and we will be together.
Lady Jaye
2.5 stars

An alright category romance. Interesting enough story, let down by the foolishness of some of the characters sometimes. All the pontificating about motherhood and how guys who like kids couldn't possibly be horrible was also annoying.Not bad at all for a freebie.
Sharon
A fast paced read which I need to meet my reading challenge for the year. It was a sweet romance about a widow and a woman with a kid but no dad. This good looking cowboy comes to her rescue. :)
Dee
Two-haiku review:

He owns share of ranch
She works there, has new baby
Blah de blah de blah

Something missing here
Well written, but kind of meh
It didn't grab me
Yona
It wasn't bad, but nothing extraordinary either.
Jo-Anne
I really enjoyed Cowboy Dad. We meet Natalie Forrester who is the guest services manager at Bear Creek Ranch and has lived at the ranch her entire life. She is a single mother of a 3 month old girl and has trouble finding a caretaker so the child is with Natalie all the time - even at work. When Natalie see Aaron Reyes drive onto the ranch, she believes he is looking for work, but that is far from the truth. Aaron is a famous rodeo champion and it turns out that Aaron is a part owner of the ranc...more
 Gigi Ann
Welcome Home, Cowboy
As head of guest services at Bear Creek Ranch, it's Natalie Forrester's job to make everyone feel welcome.
But from the moment they meet, it's former rodeo champion Aaron Reyes who makes her feel special. The widowed cowboy may be kicking up some dust with his former in-laws, but he's all warmth and tenderness when it comes to Natalie and her infant daughter Shiloh.

Aaron wasn't expecting the folks at Bear Creek to roll out the welcome mat for him. And he certainly didn't inten...more
Paige
COWBOY DAD was good overall, but could have been better.

After his wife’s death, Aaron Reyes lost contact with her family, whom didn’t approve of their quick elopement, especially Hailey’s brother, Jake. Now, two years later, Aaron shows up at the family owned Bear Creek Ranch to claim Hailey’s share, which requires an eight week stay at the ranch to work.

Jake isn’t happy to see Aaron claim the share just days before it expires and when he sees the chemistry between Aaron and single mother Nata...more
Daniel
It was a little cheesy starting off, but the characters are fairly enjoyable. The first half of the book it's just a little too hard to swallow that there's any kind of romance. It doesn't feel like romance at all. It felt forced. And there's this sudden hug scene that happens that made me want to roll my eyes cause it too just felt unrealistic. Like there was no romance there either. There was no build up to it, no prelude that would have provoked such a thing. And then suddenly there's a hug a...more
Bonnie
Cowboy Dad was a very very good book. Didn't want to put it down. Aaron found out he was part owner of Bear Creek Rance. His dead wife was part owner and left the ranch to him. One of the conditions of part owner of the ranch is that Aaron has to live there eight weeks every year. All the money he gets from the ranch he has put into a foundation in his wives name. It makes known the safety of wearing a helmet while riding horses. When Aaron goes to the ranch he meets Natalie who works at the ran...more
Amanda
This was free from amazon. It was a good story about a single mom and cowboy who fall in love despite in intricate family structure for each of them. This book was excellent in the fact that neither the hero or heroine wanted to do anything to hurt each other. There was attraction right from the start, and, though they tried to navigate their relationship in such a way that neither of them damaged the other's career. Both supported the goals of one another, and took jobs seriously. This was not...more
Barbara Harmon
Great book

Great book

Book shows how family and friends are there through thick and thin. True love overcomes when conflicts arise no matter who is causing it.
Troy  Dye
Cowboy Dad by Cathy Mcdavid

A single mom, working as the pursed of the dude ranch where she grew up, falls for a widower who has inherited stock in the ranch. The new romance is hampered by old grudges and guilt.
Brandy
I thought that too much attention was given to the characters unresolved feelings of guilt over the death of a family member. The two main characters had very little interaction. The author also introduced so many side characters that they were slightly hard to tell apart. There were also so many "big problems" that came up that didn't really have anything to do with the story and that weren't resolved in any way. If the author had focused more on the budding relationship than all of the other s...more
Pam
Very sweet nice story. Both the hero and heroine are good people. The only thing i did not like or believe is the hero commitment to the heroine and her child. I felt he was still too involved with the dead wife memory. Even at the end the heroine would take 2nd place to his job which is to raise money for a foundation to his ex memory. Not sure it would not be a thorn in her side not to mention they live at his ex family ranch. The heroine hated being compared to the ex it seems that will alway...more
Regencyfan93
I finished reading the book, but didn't really care what happened to the MCs. I was bored with the book.
Ashley
I don't normally read books like this but it was nice to not have to think for a change. The premise was fairly predictable: handsome cowboy walks into a ranch. Girl falls for cowboy. They overcome the odds so they can be together. The writing wasn't anything extraordinary but the storyline held my interest and the characters were likeable. The romance part of the story was fairly clean but not without passion. I enjoyed the setting as well. Not sure I'd read it again, but it wasn't time wasted....more
Debbie Heaton
In McDavid’s romance novel, Natalie Forrester’s job as head of guest services at Bear Creek Ranch is to make everyone feel welcome during their stay. When widowed cowboy, Aaron Reyes arrives making her feel more than a little special, he spends his time in confrontations with his former-in-laws while trying to take care of old business. He’d originally planned a quick trip to settle things, but quickly finds himself head-over-heels for Natalie and her infant daughter.

A solid contribution to the...more
Amy
a free Kindle book. did I mention that I like free?
and, there must be something redeeming about this book because I did not "delete from device" after a few pages. (I've done that for other free books)
There are some dynamics in this book that work great, and the characters, although too flat and too perfect, seem relatively believable... relatively...
and yet there weren't enough HORSES for a book with the word "COWBOY" in the title. and yet, I read on.
and it does have a happy ending. I am a suck...more
Cindy Winder delong
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Caro
This was a good book. More for something to read, just relaxing or cuddling up. I liked the characters and the story line. The ending was good and the journey to it was hard won emotionally. I liked the Skunk and Teresa addition too. Millie was perfect and kept a smile on my face with her attitude that was fun. This was definitely a more emotional book. It had some fun, romantic and touching scenes and some aggravation of dealing with the past. A sweet and easy read sprinkled with some tough pas...more
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