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Libre d'aimer (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #3)

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Certains hommes possèdent un don particulier qui leur permet de communiquer avec les chevaux, de les apaiser et de dompter les plus rebelles. Jake Coulter est de ceux-là et sa réputation a largement franchi les frontières de l'Oregon. Il a l'habitude qu'on lui amène des chevaux malades en lui demandant de les soigner. Mais Sunset est dans un état si lamentable que Jake dou ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 410 pages
Published 2002 by J'ai lu
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jenjn79
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valee
Mar 20, 2011 valee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
Again I was disappointed by this series...
When I started reading this book I thought it would be very different from the first 2 (which I didn't really like that much), but it wasn't, not at all. I mean, it was definitely a bit better than them but not much.

The book started out great. A girl appears at Jack's home; she seems totally lost and in desperate need of help. He realizes from the start she is definitely hiding things and lying to him but he can see the good in her and thinks she just n
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Miss Kim
Aug 11, 2008 Miss Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miss Kim by: fans of the Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan series
Shelves: 2008, contemporary
I found this to be a very emotional book. Molly escapes from her controling exhusband by stealing his horse and heading for The Horse Whisperer. She hopes Jake (The Whisperer) can help the horse heal emotionally and physically from abuse. Of course he falls for her and he ends up helping both woman and horse. I found Molly to be a little annoying at times. Jake, the handsome and ever patient cowboy just let's her behavior slide. Overall I was happy with the story.
Julianna
Though not Catherine Anderson's best novel that I've read to date, I thought that Sweet Nothings was still a good book. The first half of the story moves at a very languid pace as Molly goes through the process of recovering from her ex-husband's extreme verbal abuse and rediscovering herself, while building a relationship with Jake. I liked the way that the author mirrors Molly's recovery with that of the abused horse she rescued from her ex-husband's clutches, and how they become kindred spiri ...more
Leona
May 09, 2012 Leona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite of the Kendrick Series. I absolutely loved Molly and Jake and watching her learn to trust and love again. Jake stands out as one of the most fantastic heroes ever written in a love story. He is kind, trustworthy and a gentleman above all else. Yet he is one tough dude that no one ever dare cross!

I highly recommend this series, and the good news is you don't have to necessarily read in sequence. Just dive in.
Christel
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Molly has an abusive ex-husband who has drugged her and declared her incompetant. She takes his expensive stallion because of her ex husband's abusive ways with the horse. Jake is a horse whisperer and knows he is in ttrouble when he takes in Molly and the horse. Just a sweet story.
Sara
Not one of Anderson's better books. To break it down:

The Good:
1) Molly being plump and Jake finding it sexy. As a plump gal myself, I like the idea that a woman doesn't have to be built like a supermodel for a guy to find her attractive.

2) The scene where Molly picks out a whole new wardrobe. It was just really cute, and I loved seeing her take charge of her life even in such a small way.

3) Molly meeting Jake's family for the first time. Warm family scenes always make me smile.

4) The epilogue. A
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Audrey
Apr 21, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I enjoyed this one, even with Anderson's trademark "broken" heroine. I thought Molly wasn't so shattered that I couldn't relate to her.

This one has a soft spot in my heart for the sole fact that Jake (ahhhh, sweet beta Jake) read a romance novel because Molly said she liked them.

I give you a quote:

"He didn't want his wife to read historical romances because it might give her unrealistic expectations. [...] If I had been him, I would have been reading your books every time you laid them down to s
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Cruth
Author: Catherine Anderson
First published: 2002
Length: 456 pages, 6687 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Crystal Falls, Oregon.
Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent. Clothes tearing, against the wall.
Hero: Horse Whisperer / Rancher
Heroine: Divorced and hiding from ex.
Cheating: Molly’s ex cheated on her throughout the marriage.
Trigger: Molly suffered emotional abuse throughout her marriage.
Trigger: Animal (horse) physically abused.
Includes: Excerpt from Back in My Heart (renamed Always in My He
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Novia Liu
Aug 26, 2016 Novia Liu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gosh, can't count how many times my tears came out because of Jake sweetness
the way he treated 'broke Molly'
the way his heart hurt when he felt Molly pain, cried for her
this is my second book from Catherine Anderson, and I must give her a loud standing applause
for making such sweet and gentle hero, who stole my heart completely

“I think I fell in love with you the first time I saw you, Molly mine. And when I look at you, that’s all I’m ever going to see, the woman I love. It doesn’t matter if yo
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Michelle
I really liked this book! Catherine Anderson never disappoints! Molly spent 10 years married to a controlling and verbally abusive ex-husband. It left her with a low self esteem, lost and unaware of whom she is. Though she was accused of being mentally incompetent and had nobody to trust she was brave enough to steal her ex-husbands stallion, Sonora Sunset, to save his life! Determined to find the truth of her father’s murder, save Sunset and clear her name she finds herself in the arms of Jack ...more
Sans
Aug 11, 2011 Sans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still not quite a 5 star rating, but it did rock my socks in a way Phantom Waltz didn't. I loved the Kendrick men, but Jake was...wow. Definitely my kind of hero. Struggling, trying to make ends meet, a self-made man in every respect.

Molly made me cry a few times. I appreciated the fact that she was short, plump and had to learn who she is. The slow build up Molly and Jake's relationship, the struggle they each had with falling in love and working things out felt genuine and well paced.

There we
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RomReader *Spoiler Giver*
Insecure & plump heroine is newly released from mental clinic she was forced to go to by her ex-husband & stepmother. She drives to a 'horse whisperer's' ranch to save the horse her ex-husband abused. She doesn't tell attractive rancher her identity & the truth of her circumstance b/c of fear that her ex-husband will find her & recommit her to the mental clinic & kill the horse. She agrees to be the rancher's housekeeper & cook to pay for her horses' therapy & to have ...more
Rhapsody
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the abused heroine
I have the impression that this book has been sort of blown off as "another one of those." I guess it isn't super-original, but I thought it was a treat to read. Molly's evil husband verbally abused her and drugged her until he could have her declared mentally incompetent. After her release from the institution, she got a divorce. At the start of the novel, she has seven months to go of probation before she's considered mentally fit again. Despite really needing to convince people that she's san ...more
Sandra
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Maria
Jun 29, 2009 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Wow! After a certain point, this book was impossible to put down, the suspense was so great. It had never entered my mind to wonder what it would be like to be wrongfully institutionalized and declared legally incompetent unless one were very, very old and one's relatives very, very greedy, but Molly's life gives a whole new dimension to panic and despair. By the end of the book, one hopes that good old Rodney dies in jail because he will get his revenge otherwise, and one worries that Sonora Su ...more
Kristen
Dec 11, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, family-saga, 1-09
If you love beautiful contemporary romance novels, this series might be the right one for you. In the third installment of the Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan series, Sweet Nothings.Catherine Anderson painted us a whole and touching romance about second chances. For Molly Wells, she was on the run with no job and little funds, when she did everything she could to save her horse, Sonora Sunset, from her demented ex-husband from killing it. That's when she took him to see Jake Coulter, a horse whisperer ...more
Gizella Tóth
Mar 26, 2014 Gizella Tóth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tetszett-tetszett, csak épp nekem üti az első két részt. Könyörgöm, hol az család? A könyv kétharmada olyan mint a monodráma (na jó, "duódráma"). Mire az írónő végre behozta Bethanyt és a Kendrickeket, rég késő volt, már nem érdekelt. Remélem, nem ez marad a módi, és ha már családhoz kapcsolódó sorozat, akkor újra meg újra megjelenik a család.
Fernanda
:-) mais uma história da saga família Coulter.... Adorei!
Elizabeth Bennet
I have read too many CA books to count now. This book is very characteristic to the author. Molly is hiding from an abusive ex husband and runs straight into the arms of Jake. If you've ever read Anderson you know her H are faithful, loyal gentleman who do whatever it takes to keep their lady safe. Molly has a hard time trusting any man after her past and most of this book is about Jake worming his way into Molly's reluctant heart.

I think the book could have easily been shaved off with some of
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steph
Jan 25, 2012 steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one so much, I stole it from my mom and have yet to give it back (or tell her I stole it). But Molly and jake's story? PERFECT. I love that Molly is not a tiny, petite thing and the way Jake shows her she's beautiful, with her dimpled thighs and soft skin? GETS ME EVERY TIME.
Aisha
Oct 11, 2015 Aisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably the BEST book in the series. Molly was emotionally damaged due to her ex-husband's treatment towards her. She slowly healed emotionally. I really liked that the author did not rush her emotional healing.
I also liked that the Molly was extremely good with cars, and that Jake's ranch hands both acknowledged that and treated her with respect. I am glad Catherine Anderson did that.

Jake was pretty sweet, considerate, and compassionate towards her throughout the book. He kept his dis
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Calypso
É um livro fabuloso onde a autora, através das suas personagens, nos mostra que o que aos nossos olhos são defeitos não o são para aqueles que nos amam.
Foi um livro realmente tocante e que me fez reflectir bastante.
Sarah
Jul 07, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I just say kudos to Ms. Anderson for giving such a beautiful woman a "real" body? Molly was wonderful, and Jake so tender yet strong. How does she do this over and over again?
Jenn Kitty
Good book, plot, character description and all that, but it's kind of hard to identify or even sympathize with Molly who is SO FAT at 140 lbs. 140 lbs.!? Pfft, get real!
Krystal
I liked how this plot was a bit more suspenseful compared to the two books before this in the series. I did not warm up to Molly though. She annoyed me almost the entire book. The only times when she was tolerable were when she was with sunset and lol I thought I had another but that was literally the only time she didn't irritate me. Jake was so sweet and I honestly think he could do better but whatever. I still liked the book I guess. It kind of reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks book but with a ...more
Mom
Apr 06, 2011 Mom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-during-2011
Wow! A quick read.
Kimberly
Jul 18, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With being third in the Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan series, let me say Sweet Nothings didn't disappoint. I loved every bit of it, which that doesn't surprise me as I love just about anything Catherine writes. She can do no wrong in my book. I loved the idea for the title 'Sweet Nothings' and really, really, REALLY liked the meaning behind it. It was so sweet and cute - you'll have to read it to find out.

Molly is your typical young woman whom is plagued with serious self conscious issues. When I sa
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Alexandria Tale
2.5

It's the first time I was really disappointed with Ms. Anderson's book. Before, I never gave her books rating below 4. I didn't like Molly. I think she forced her way of thinking about food a little too much to Jake's workers. Can't she see that they need much more food than what she has been serving? Who served thin pancake for dinner for workers who worked hard all day? And why she still gave then non fat mayonnaise and butter, because she thought it's healthy. I know that she meant good, b
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“[...] He didn't want his wife to read historical romances because it might give her unrealistic expectations. [...] If I had been him, I would have been reading your books every time you laid them down to see how I could improve my skills and please you. Second warning of the night. I bought a couple."
You bought a couple of what?"
Historical romances. I'm three-quarters through the first one." He flashed her a slow grin. "All I can say is, I like the way your mind works."
~Jake Coulter and Molly Wells”
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“I think I fell in love with you the first time I saw you, Molly mine. And when I look at you, that’s all I’m ever going to see, the woman I love. It doesn’t matter if you’re perfect. To me, you will be, and that’s all that counts. It’ll be that way always. Even years from now, when you’re old and withered, I’ll see you with my heart, not my eyes. That’s just the way it is when you love someone. The imperfections don’t exist. If you see them at all, you think they’re beautiful.” 21 likes
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