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Against the Wall (Maverick Montana #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  3,775 Ratings  ·  357 Reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

Never challenge a cowboy in the courtroom…

Surveying the proposed site for a high-end golf course should have been a breeze for spunky landscape architect Sophie Smith. But when this born-and-bred city girl is literally swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback, she realizes country life has some serious (and
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published March 25th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
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Apr 04, 2013 Susanne rated it really liked it

I absolutely adored this book! I read it with a big goofy grin on my face! It wasn't the greatest literary achievement but it was so much fun! And Jake made a very nice addition to my book boyfriends *waggles eyebrows*

Jake is a incredibly sexy badass country lawyer who won in the Supreme court, a loving father and a dominant but caring alpha. One hundred percent drool-worthy! The way he takes charge is sexy, but there is nothing sexier than a father who is wonderful with his kid.

Tall, broad, ye
Apr 01, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it
4 bright shining stars!

City girl and Landscape Architect Sophie Smith is surveying the proposed site for a high-end-golf course which should have been easy. But when she literally is suddenly and quite literally swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback – country life has suddenly become a lot more interesting. Who is this hot smokin’ wrangler?

He might be a psychotic throwback to the pioneer days, but he belonged on a Calvin Klein underwear billboard.

Cowboy Jake Lodge is part of the Soosk
Lisa Jayne
Jan 05, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict

"I'd do anything to stay inside you forever - just you and me, feeling you come over and over again, sunshine."
Apr 01, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
4 stars
“I caught you, Sunshine. I’m keeping you.”

When Jake swept Sophie off her feet and on top his horse it was like something out of the movies, but she won’t be distracted by some cowboy, no matter how sinful he looks in chaps. But Jake has more surprises up his sleeve, the moment she meets him as the Tribe’s Lawyer whose main goal is to oppose the build of a new golf course near their sacred land, the course she designed. Sophie has plenty to learn, as the designer of the course she may
** 2.5 stars **

My biggest problem with this book was the bland writing style. The character set up wasn't bad but the author didn't do much with the story. It was very unexciting and predictable. This author's writing style is just not for me, it comes off as juvenile. This read like a Harlequin Desire book but with hotter love scenes. There were a few hot love scenes, I liked those and the portrayal of modern Native American characters.
Claire Robinson
Feb 20, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing
5 Fabulous Stars!

Loved this book, the story, the characters, everything about it.

Cowboy Brothers....Do I need to say more.

Straight onto Under The Covers for me!

I am not ashamed to say I have a HUGE author crush on Rebecca Zanetti right now!

”I caught her. I get to keep her.”

From the moment they first meet, Jake Lodge sweeps Sophie Smith completely off her feet. Literally not figuratively. A hot lawyer/rancher is hard to resist but Sophie gives it her best shot in Against the Wall.

Montana Kooskia tribe member Jake and Landscape Architect Sophie have what can only be considered an awkward first meeting when Jake rescues Sophie from certain death via horse trampling by actually picking her up and putting her on the front of his horse
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Arc provided courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Golf course designer Sophia flies out to Montana to rally the city council to support a new golf course in the area. When Sophie "runs into" Jake, a hot local "cowboy" on horseback, sparks fly.......until Sophie realizes Jake is also the local tribe's lawyer. The tribe will fight tooth and nail to stop the golf course as it's not good for the land and the lake it borders. The attraction between Jake and S
Mar 30, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
Arc from Netgalley on behalf of Entangled publishing.

Sophie is literally swept off her feet by sexy cowboy/lawyer Jack Lodge when he almost runs over her with his horse. He immediately feels an attraction to this woman, who would much rather walk away from this dangerously, attractive man.

Sophie is in town on business and doesn't have anytime to be distracted. Unfortunately she doesn't know what she is up against as Jack and his family see to it that she stay.

"I caught her. I get to keep her".

Aug 15, 2015 Cyndi rated it liked it
Shelves: safe, baby-drama
This book was ok. I liked the way Jake and Sophie started their relationship. They were definitely attracted to each other and their steamy times were pretty hot. Neither wanted more than a fling, but due to a small surprise they make things permanent. I didn't really believe that Jake wanted Sophie forever. Also it really bugged me that this was his second time having an oops and then a wedding. We got no info on the hero's recent sexual history, but he seemed very practiced and had a drawer of ...more
Mar 25, 2013 Mei rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Mah... It was not bad, but it wasn't so good either. Average.
It seemed rushed and nothing really was completely explained: the relationship between Sophia and her mother/stepfather; between Jack and his wife; between Sophia and Preston; between Jack and Concerned Citizens Group... There're so many things that were not explained and they should have been in order to make the story ring true.
The sex was hot and Jack is described as a uber-yummy Native American cowboy. Very dominant and charged, bu
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
Buddy reading with Susanne and Karen :))


It has a super yummy I have to say more?

I really enjoyed this book, practically devoured it, I got hooked with the story from the beginning.

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming books in the series :)

Very promising start for a very promising series ;))
Oct 25, 2013 Kara rated it liked it
A cowboy. And he wears chaps!?
Right there do you need more?
Oh and he's a hot Indian!

Can't wait to read book 2!
Lisa (Fic Talk)

3.5 Stars

Really enjoyed this one. And I seriously loved Jake! He can go all primitive on me anytime he wants to. ;)

It’s funny but I have yet to actually read a bad book that’s been released from Entangled publishing house. And this is not me praising or trying to sell the publishing house, but in truth, just me being as honest as I can. So when I saw that this was up for review I took the chance on it without really giving the summary much thought. I just knew that it would be an enjoyable rea
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
4 Sexy Alpha Cowboy Stars!!!

This was a short sweet, sexy, fun read! Landscape Architect Sophie is in Montana working on the development of a golf resort and dreamy Jake Lodge is the Tribal Lawyer/smokin' hot cowboy working to stop the development of the resort.

When Sophie is literally swept off her feet on onto a horse by the sexy cowboy Lawyer. Sparks fly and as with any alpha Jake can be very cleverly persuasive...Sophie tries to resist but Jake has a really hard time taking no for an answer
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
Mar 25, 2013 J *deep in the heart of Texas* rated it really liked it
Giddy Up!!!

I sort of read this book on a whim. I had never heard of it or the author. But when I read the blurb I was intrigued. A hot alpha cowboy....yes, please.

Well this one did not disappoint. It was a quick, steamy, entertaining read. The hero and heroine didn't really get on my nerves. There wasn't a bunch of mis-communication and jouvenile angst.

Sophie finds herself in rural Montana trying to convince the locals to build a golf course on some land. While there she meets Jake...

Dayum Jake
Anna-marie Buchner
Mar 16, 2013 Anna-marie Buchner rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Naughty Nooks Kinky Kindles
I was introduced to Rebecca Zanetti’s writing with The Dark Protectors, so when I read she was starting another project my interest was piqued. I started seeing teasers for Against the Wall and saw it was a cowboy type story. I wasn’t really into that genre never have been. Then I saw something on FB wanting review readers to sign up. I did knowing I would never be selected because I’m not a blogger or a writer. I just read. Well I was selected to my surprise, received the review copy and starte ...more
Jake has a lot going for him. He is a respected attorney. He is a member of the Kooskia tribe. He has a strong extended family and lives in a close knit town. He thought he had everything he wanted, until Sophie blew into town.

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Sophie has come from the big city to small town Montana to pitch her design on a golf course. Sophie is a strong and independent woman. She has worked hard to get where she is in her life and in her career. She finds herself wanting to settle for what's comfor
3.25 stars

Meh. I guess it was an okay romance but didn't quite win me over. This was my first completed book by Zanetti, although I tried Fated and DNF'ed. Maybe her writing style and alpha males aren't for me? I am not giving up yet though; I intend to try to come back to the Dark Protector series and Sin Brothers since they sound really great.

By all accounts, this should have been a big hit for me, considering there was zero OW drama and the hero was not a manwhore. But, for whatever reason, i
Feb 22, 2014 CC rated it really liked it
Re-read via audible
Still liked this one. A little angst and drama, but not too much. Uber safe. Pretty hot Cowboys! However, there are some plot devices that some might not like (view spoiler)

Prior comments:
Jake is hot! Sophie needs some guidance and he is just the man to do it! Fun!
Kellie G.
Apr 05, 2013 Kellie G. rated it really liked it
Sexy, alpha, cowboy brothers! Yeah you can see why Wendy had to twist my arm to read this one! Great book! Going straight to the next one.
Ivana Azap Feješ
I absolutely adored this book! I read it with a big goofy grin on my face! It wasn't the greatest literary achievement but it was so much fun! And Jake made a very nice addition to my book boyfriends *waggles eyebrows* This was a short sweet, sexy, fun read! Really enjoyed this one. And I seriously loved Jake! He can go all primitive on me anytime he wants to. ;) Giddy Up!!! I sort of read this book on a whim. Sexy, alpha, cowboy brothers! Great book! Going straight to the next one. I thought th ...more
Mar 29, 2013 Gemma rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC by NetGallery for an honest review

One of the sexist beginnings to a book I have ever read. One minute city lawyer Sophie is in a deserted forest, the next she is on a horse with a sexy cowboy with only a second of warning.

"A cowboy.
Not a wannabe cowboy from a bar in the city. A real cowboy. The image of thick black hair, hard-cut jaw, and Stetson hat burst through her shocked mind as muscled thighs gripped both the back of a massive stallion and her hips. The beast ran full bore over rough
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

In the first of a brand new series from Rebecca Zanetti called the Maverick Montana, AGAINST THE WALL is a glimpse into the life of Landscape Architect Sophie Smith. Sophie is a city girl who finds herself in the country where she hopes to place a high-end golf course in. However, before she knows it, she gets swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy. Little does she know that the hot cowboy is also tribal lawyer, Jake Lodge. What does love have planned for the city girl and the cowboy?

I thoroughly
May 28, 2013 Kari rated it really liked it
I thought this was going to be a typical cowboy-meets-city girl story, but there was something about the writing that made it special.

Sophie Smith meets Jake Lodge when she travels from San Francisco to Montana to propose a golf course landscape design. She’s supposed to convince the town folk and the local tribe council to embrace the development project. Everyone immediately accepts Sophie, even though they’re all against her business proposal. They come across as a tight-knit community and S
Jun 28, 2013 ~Melissa~ rated it it was ok
Please skip over my review if you don't wish to read any negativity. Possible minor spoilers for book. May I just say ~ I feel terrible giving this book just 2 stars. I love love love Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protector series. It is fabulous. That is why I struggled rating this book. I just could not connect with these two characters in this book. It pains me to say this. I liked the secondary characters more than the MC's. Sophie/Sophia was kick ass in her mind and then milk toast when her mouth ...more
Dawn Sullivan
Mar 09, 2013 Dawn Sullivan rated it it was amazing
Rebecca is here to stay. She has already mastered the paranormal genre and with this latest release she proves that she can write anything.

Whether it's vamps or cowboys her books can stand with the best of them.

Rebecca is just an all around incredible writer and I look forward to reading everything she writes.

It takes a talented author to weave together a tale with passion, love, action, mystery, emotion and sizzling sex and blend them all together perfectly. Rebecca does it with ease.

This b
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Good read. Had a few things I wish were more clear and wish there was less push pull. But I read it pretty fast and anything that can keep my interest is doing its job these days.

Safe for me.
Dead ex wife but already grew apart when she died.
No talk of sexual past at all.
Single parent Romance
3.5 STARS. Reveiw to come ~

**ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing, LCC via Netgalley**
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.
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“Go ahead and run, Sunshine. I caught you once before.” The door closed, but he made sure she could still hear him. “And I will again.” 0 likes
“We're exactly like this storm, Jake. Fiery, hot, even crazy. But you know what? Yu know the problem with sizzling summer storms?"

"No, what?" Even through the rain, his voice carried the hint of danger. Of wildness that outdid Mother Nature.

"They blow over. You settle back to enjoy the lightning show, the clap of thunder, and poof, they're gone.”
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