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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  708 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Bronc riders Mason and Clay have shared both good times and bad, but they never expected to share their boss' daughter, April. Can two friends love one woman, body and soul, without it destroying them? The heart wants what it wants. For April that means not choosing between the two cowboys she loves, no matter how wrong it may seem inviting them both into her bed. But can ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Linden Bay Romance
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Auntee
Dec 30, 2008 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance featuring cowboys and menage.
Looking for a really quick, hot read that you won't be able to put down and may even get you to shed a tear or two? Do you like to read about cowboys? M/F/M Menages? Really sweet characters who start out as friends and then become lovers? Give "Rough Stock" by Cat Johnson a try. Even though it was a menage book, and had its erotic moments, it was still a really sweet read, and not a total sexfest as you might expect. The characters were well drawn and believable, there were a few curve balls in ...more
~Angi~
Wow...I love this book...but then again it not only has 1 but 2 hot cowboys. Mason & Clay are best friends and both work on a local ranch working stock while also bronc riding. April is their bosses daughter and both of the guys best female friend. They guys are just starting to 'notice' April at the end of their senior year in high school. After a bad prom night, they discover that April is attacked to both of them and whats to be with both of them...unfortunalely they end up going their se ...more
Sarah
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April Carson has the best of both worlds but in secret. She has two guys who are her best friends and now it’s more. For years they have all been together her, Mason and Clay, yet this summer things are changing. April knows her love for them is different and questionable. They have been through things unlike friends have ever been through and it complicates April’s life now.

Cat Johnson created a story that is unlike any story this reviewer has read. Rough Stock is a tale of a woma
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Tania
I really liked this book. It's about three best friends growing up together and eventually falling in love. Very typical menage story but I still liked it. The only reason I didn't give it 4 stars was because of Mason. I just didn't like him and he frustrated me so much! I know he's supposed to be the sensitive one to contrast Clay's more dominating personality, but seriously, did he always have to whine about everything regarding April? He apparently loved her so much but was never willing to f ...more
Deb
This really felt like two short stories rather than a single book. The first part of the book deals with the beginning of the relationship between the trio just after they graduate high school. This section is told entirely from the two guy's viewpoint and has a nice mix of emotion and sex. Just when it started to get really interesting, the author jumps to part two, set an unspecified number of years later. The second part - told from all three characters viewpoint - deals with them reuniting a ...more
Brenda
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Rachel
The heart wants what it wants…

Bronc riders Mason and Clay have shared both good times and bad as best friends, but they never expected to share their boss’s daughter, April. Can two friends love one woman, body and soul, without it destroying them?

The heart wants what it wants. For April that means not choosing between the two cowboys she loves, no matter how wrong it may seem inviting them both into her bed.

Life sends the three lovers in opposite directions, but a devastating injury brings them
...more
Sarah
My apologies to Ms. Johnson for my original two star review. For some reason, I had a completely different book in mind when I rated this one. I actually really enjoyed this book. I was a little worried about the majority of the events happening during their teenage years because seriously, what 18 year old knows what they want for the rest of their lives? But you can really see the characters maturing and how they've grown without growing out of their feelings for each other. I think it was rea ...more
Judith
Erotic but what a beautiful story about friends who are more worried about losing each other than having just what each might want. It is a testimony to the power of true friendship that turns into lasting love, a friendship/love that thinks of others more than oneself. It is a short book but one that will give you a genuine case of the "warm fuzzies." It is also a great look into the world of rodeo, of military experience, and how coming out of diverse life experiences can add dimension to rela ...more
Cat
Jan 15, 2014 Cat added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Rough Stock by Cat Johnson
"When you choose a man who thinks 8 seconds in a long time, perhaps you need 2 of them." ~Ben, Rough Stock
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Wicked Nyx
Sweet and heartfelt story of 3 friend who become lovers in their last year of high school. They reunite after tragedy strikes years later and they have to get through some pain, some revelations, and each has to compromise in order to make their unusual relationship work.
Leisa Prater
April has two hot, sexy cowboys for herself and they love her...this is a very interesting book and I loved it...I find I am interested in how the three work things out...I myself think I would love two hot cowboys sharing me...but that is another dream....Good Book!!!
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Eyre
Auntee was right about this book. It was a sweet little menage story. The characters were really likable and nothing too tragic happened. It's a great story for someone looking for a short, feel-good read.
marieno
God! What is it with dirty books without the actual dirty scenes? There is almost none! It's a cute story that deserved 3 stars. I might have rated it 5 stars if it was not for lack of sex scenes.
Candace
This book did not have enough character development for me. It seemed like it could have been a good book had there been more information about the characters.

OK, but not great.
Sassafrass
hot menage with a decent story. I love the friends to lovers theme. This was a quick hot read that really started me on the road to loving menage stories.
Morgan
Cowboys and an HEA menage story, yes please! Quick read but definitely good. I loved broody Mason, and sweet optomistic Clay. April is one lucky lady!
Crazy4more
4 stars

For an ER, this has fun, hot and passionate characters combined with a decent, short plot with a hint of wit. Fun and hot.
Maddy
While I did really like this book I felt something was off or missing. I liked the characters and the story was good. It just seemed off.
Sue Brooks
I really enjoyed this week can't wait for next one.
Kat
3.25 This book was just ok for me.
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It all started in first grade when Cat Johnson won the essay contest at Hawthorne Elementary School and got to ride in the Chief of Police's car in the Memorial Day Parade...and the rest, as they say, is history. As an adult, Cat generally tries to stay out of police cars and is thrilled to be writing for a living. She has been published under a different name in the Young Adult genre, but release ...more
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