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More Than a Cowboy

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  19 reviews

Liberty Beckett was so used to watching longtime crush Deacon McCrea ride at her family's Reckless, Arizona, arena, she nearly forgot the handsome cowboy was an attorney. But it won't be hard to remember now that Deacon is representing her father in the legal battle dividing the Beckett clan and threatening the Easy Money Rodeo Arena.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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When is a cowboy More Than a Cowboy? When his life as an attorney stands between him and the woman he secretly loves. Twenty Five years earlier, Sunny and Mercer split up over Mercer’s addictions. With her two daughters, Liberty and Cassidy, Sunny runs a rodeo arena and stable, staying in business is a constant struggle. Liberty unknowingly fires the first round in what may turn into a full-blown war between her parents, when Mercer decides he finally wants to return as a rightful part owner or ...more
More Than a Cowboy by Cathy McDavid

31/2 STARS

I enjoyed More than a Cowboy. I liked the characters. You want things to work out for them.
The setting is a ranch in Arizona that is called Reckless. They have their own rodeos a few times a year.

Liberty just found out who her father was. She was always told he was someone passing by. Liberty helps teach youth how to ride and helps with the rodeo stock. She has had a crush on Deacon for years. She wants to get to know her father.

Cassidy is Liberty'
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Who doesn't love a cowboy? I know I love em. I think part of what stood out to me about this book was that it was three women who were making their way in a world dominated by men, and more than that they were wildly successful at running a rodeo business. There is a lot going on in this book, a series of difficult family dynamics, a quest to find out the truth about something that happened many years ago, and of c
In More Than a Cowboy by Cathy McDavid, Liberty Beckett always believed that she was a product of her mother’s affair with some guy at the rodeo. At least that’s what her mother always told her. But when a cowboy tells her he clearly remembers her mother and father being together when she was conceived, she has to wonder if her mother has lied to her her entire life and what she is going to do about it. So she decides to contact her father, the only father she always believed to be and find out ...more
More Than a Cowboy was a nice, sweet story. Liberty Beckett opens up a can of worms when she searches for and finds the father she never knew. When her father, Mercer, arrives he wants his half of the the family ranch/arena, as well as the chance to get back with his ex-wife. He hires Deacon McCrea as his attorney. Deacon worked at the ranch when he was a teenager but quickly left town after he was accused of letting the bulls loose causing injuries to another worker, which he did not do. He's h ...more
More Than A Cowboy takes place at the Easy Money Rodeo Arena in Reckless, Arizona. The arena is owned by Sunny Beckett whose daughters, Liberty and Cassidy, ran it with her. Sunny kicked her husband, Mercer, out 25 years earlier but he still owned half of the arena business. Mercer hired attorney Deacon McCrea to get what was rightfully his which is half the business and funds owed him over the years. His plan was to either become a working partner or get a financial settlement. Deacon had worke ...more
Attorney Deacon McCrea returned to Reckless Arizona with one thought in mind, to clear his name as the culprit of a horrific goring accident when he worked as a horse wrangler as a teen for the Easy Money Rodeo Arena. Without thinking clearly, Deacon ran away after being accused without saying goodbye to anyone including Liberty. Hired by Mercer Beckett to re-establish his one-half ownership of the Arena, Deacon faced a hostile confrontation with Mercer’s estranged wife Sunny and her daughters L ...more
I won a copy of "More Than a Cowboy" through the goodreads first reads giveaways.

Deacon McCrea has returned to Reckless, Arizona for one reason, to clear his name. When he accepts a job representing Liberty Beckett's father, he never expected that keeping his professional and personal life separate would be so difficult. As a teen Liberty had a crush on Deacon that never disappeared even when Deacon had. I enjoyed that this book was not just a romance. While there is plenty of steamy scenes ther
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
McDavid’s in-depth development of the setting really draws you in. I could picture the rodeo arena. I could smell the bulls & broncs. Also, getting to know the town history really made me feel like part of the community, rather than just a bystander. I appreciated the accuracy in the equine and rodeo aspect of the story. McDavid defined some of the less common events, and made sure that all information given was accurate. She melded these truths into her complex and wildly unique story that ...more
Mercer Beckett has hired Deacon McCrea as his lawyer. Mercer has been separated from his wife for many years, but its time to go home are reacquaint himself with his wife and adult daughters. He also wants to return to the partnership he and his wife have in the in the Reckless Arizona Arena. He uses the fact that he is owed a very large sum of money as his part of the profits. Sunny, his wife, would have to sell off the business in order to pay him what he is owed.
There are several threads t
Anne Dreher
I didn't like this book at all. It was very slow moving and what romance was in it was very limited. I couldn't get into the two main characters whatsoever. I was being generous in giving it two stars.
NOTE: I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads

This was such a cute story. I loved the 2 main characters Liberty and Deacon. You can't help but fall in love with the type of man Deacon is. Their relationship and history together was so endearing and sweet. As you are reading you are just waiting for them to finally be together.
Good story, interesting characters.
I won this book through GoodReads! Unfortunately, the margin between the text and the page binding is too narrow (nonexistent) , which made it difficult to physically hold onto the book and turn the pages. I really like the story, but could not finish reading it due to the way the book was bound.
Catherine Wright
When caught in the middle what do you choose love or family? This is the question Liberty has to answer. She is caught between both parents and the man she has a crush on. I enjoyed this book and i loved all the characters. It's a very sweet love story. I look forward to reading more from this author.

I was given a copy by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Harlequin Books
"This beginning of the Reckless, Arizona series is an entertaining tale of a hero out to win the girl he’s loved since high school. Their growing realization of their feelings for one another is well depicted" (RT Book Reviews). 4 stars

Miniseries: Reckless, Arizona
Great romance with likable characters and a good plot. Suggested read!
I received this book from a giveaway.
This was another great romances with a cowboy. It was truly a fun read. Another Good Read win. Thank you
Enjoyed this book. It was a quick read. Look forward to reading more by this author!
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