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Rough Stock

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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 ma

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Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published September 11th 2009 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published November 25th 2008)
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Auntee
Dec 30, 2008 Auntee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ginger Snap
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
Nov 17, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
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Lena’s Review:

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
Apr 12, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thorny
Jun 22, 2014 Thorny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Rachel
Feb 18, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sarah
Jul 21, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
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
Angel
Oct 25, 2015 Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mason and Clay have loved April since before they really knew what love was, so when the relationship between them changes will everyone be happy or will someone come to be hurt.... I really enjoyed this little story wish more was added to it like another story....onto the next
Judith
Mar 26, 2010 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Holly
Jul 31, 2014 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
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
Wicked Nyx
Nov 07, 2012 Wicked Nyx rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 12, 2012 Leisa Prater rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
Summer
Mar 05, 2011 Summer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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Eyre
Nov 11, 2013 Eyre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, menage
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
Mar 08, 2012 Candace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 25, 2013 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 09, 2012 Crazy4more rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 30, 2012 Maddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jodi
Mar 19, 2016 Jodi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read an older cover of this book. It was my first by this author, and I loved it. Menage and cowboys are my favorite.
Sue Brooks
I really enjoyed this week can't wait for next one.
Kat
3.25 This book was just ok for me.
Kristy
Mar 18, 2013 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Lajo
Lajo rated it it was amazing
Apr 29, 2016
Jamie
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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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