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A Cold Creek Reunion includes bonus story

(Cowboys of Cold Creek #10)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  593 ratings  ·  52 reviews
He was the one you called when you needed rescuing…

But who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, had left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name–and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow. Well, Taft had been stupid enough to let her go once before…he wasn't a
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Paperback, Silhouette Special Edition #2179, 288 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Harlequin Special Edition (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jacob Proffitt
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chaste, romance
Well. I hope this was just the wrong one to start with in this ongoing series. Not that I felt like I was coming in the middle of things. I was, but it was a very light touch and I didn't feel I was missing anything, really. It's just that the main characters in this one didn't engage me at all.

The thing is that I really and truly hated their shared backstory. I mean, I usually like second chance stories but this one just didn't do it for me. The first few chapters I was worried that Thayne was
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)

By far the worst part of this book was the heroine. Everything she said I wanted to kick her in the head. I really don't understand the narrative of this book positioning her as sympathetic or the aggrieved party. I mean, is it just me: (view spoiler)
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Sylvia
I loved this book!! Great story!! Love this series!! Can't wait to read the next book in the series!! Love this author's books!!
Heather Book Savvy Babe
A couple overcomes past hurts and begins to trust in love again in this touching and tender contemporary romance.

Taft Bowman and Laura Pendleton had been engaged when they were younger, but tragedy hit Taft's family, and he pulled away from the people who loved him, including Laura. Hurt by Taft's seeming rejection, Laura broke the engagement, moved away, and started a new life. Ten years later, Laura is a widow with two children when she moves home to Cold Creek to help her mom with running a
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Kathy
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Ann
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Laura left Cold Creek 2 weeks before her wedding to Taft. Now she's back in town with her two children and helping her mom run the bed and breakfast. Taft is running his ranch and the chief of the local fire and rescue department. They have both grown and matured and are slowly rekindling their love. Both are worried and scared . Part of the Cowboys of Cold creek series, #10.
RiriRomantiques
I was angry with the heroine most of the time. A little with the hero at the beginning. So much useless hurt and painful denial.
I know RaeAnne Thayne can do much better.
Actually I want to read the other 3 Bowman siblings stories.
Marjorie
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Taft Bowman had a girlfriend in high school who left him behind. Now Laura Pendleton is home with two adorable children and he is going to convince her that he is there for her. What a great story in bringing them together and the children are adorable.

Loved this story.
Laura Aase
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Laura and Taft were engaged but didn’t survive the tragic death of his parents . 10 years later she returns with her 2 children a widow right back into his arms😊
Barbara
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book.
Monique E. Lacroix
Wonderful and captivating

A wonderful story! Well written and easy to read. Well edited too, which does not happen a lot anymore, thank you
Kathleen Booker
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Cold Creek series. The way Taft took to Laura's kids was so sweet. I had read this couple years ago and decided on re-read. Ms Thayne never disappoints.
Cathie
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Especially loved this book!!!

A fire chief and a damsel in distress! What more do you need! Just a past between them! And this story has all of it!
Janet
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really 3.5. Probably my least favourite in this nice series.
Kids and dog were cute though
Jeanne Miller
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book so much that I went to Amazon and bought the remain two books in the series which I am now enjoying
Karen Geurts
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Liked the story and the characters. It was good but not as good as others in the series.
Jess Lawson
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Taft and Laura both grew up so much with the decade since they had last seen each other. Laura had been married and has two beautiful children. Taft was the fire chief of the small town that they once fell in love in. The love they once shared would always be there. Taft was no longer the boy she once knew. He was great with her children and he still loved her just as much as always. Could they get past the horrid details that tore them apart in the first place. This read was well written and so ...more
Diane Holiday
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It was well written and sweet. What I expect from this line of Harlequin.
Anita
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance, adult
So I’ve decided you might as well add “Small town life,” and “ranch cowboys” to my list of books I apparently gravitate towards. When I look at the scope of books I like to read, it gets broader every day. I mean, one day I’m reading about ships and pirates, another day I’m in the London Ton, the next I’m chasing down vampires, and then I’ll finish it off riding a horse. Such is the way of a book lover!

A Cold Creek Reunion has actually been sitting in my iPhone for a while. It’s a book I got fro
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Becky
Mar 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This book had a lot of potential and while it was pretty good and did keep me reading it, it just didn't seem to quite deliver all I was hoping for.

Laura and Taft had been engaged once--ten years earlier, when both were probably too young to truly make such a decision. Taft, two years older, had been Laura's crush since seventh grade. They were good friends until they were both out of school, when they became more.

Six months before their planned wedding, Taft's family suffered a major trauma. Ev
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Tala
Dec 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Laura is a woman who left town ten years ago because her fiancé couldn’t/wouldn’t let her in. He wouldn’t share his overwhelming grief over the murder of his parents. I did and didn’t like Laura. I could see postponing the wedding. But canceling and then leaving the country? Yes, she was young when she left. Now let’s jump to ten years later. She’s back in town after a tragedy in her life. Laura returns home to her mother along with her two children. She’s grown in some ways and not in others. I ...more
Julie Barrett
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Cold Creek Reunion The Cowboys at Cold Creek BY RaeAnne Thayne

Taft Bowman is the local fire department chief and when he and his crew showed up to put out the fire at the local hotel he was surprised to see Laura Santiago there.
She had left the town and her wedding a week before it was to happen, to Taft ten years ago, she married Javier and she was back in town cuz he had died and she had no money left and she could help
her mom at the hotel at the same time as she was getting on in years.
They
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Janga
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Ten years ago Taft Bowman and Laura Pendleton were engaged. But Taft, grieving over his murdered parents, shut down emotionally. When Laura couldn’t persuade him to share his sorrow with her or to postpone the wedding until he had moved beyond the early stages of grief, she broke off the engagement a week before the wedding. Soon afterwards, Laura left for Spain where she married and gave birth to two children. Now her husband Javier is dead, and the debts he left and the cost of living in Spain ...more
Natasja
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it
A Cold Creek Reunion by Raeanne Thayne is the first novel I’ve read of this author. I have to say this story was an enjoyable reading for me.

Taft Bowman is chief of the fire department, while his twin brother Trace is the chief of the police department. Taft was engaged ten years ago with this high school sweetheart Laura Pendleton, but a week before their wedding she broke the engagement and left town. Now Laura is back with her two children and Taft is trying real hard to stay away from them.
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Sarah Beth
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley.

This is the second novel I've read by RaeAnne Thayne. Thayne does a good job of presenting tender love stories. A Cold Creek Reunion centers around Taft and Laura, who were high school sweethearts who broke off their engagmenet at the last minute. Following her lost love with Taft, Laura meets and marries a man in Spain and has two children. When her husband dies, she returns home and falls back in love with Taft, who is now the local fire chief.

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Rhonda
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Cold Creek Reunion by Raeanne Thayne
4 STARS
Cold Creek is a nice sweet story. I enjoyed reading.
Taft Bowman is the fire chief for Cold Creek. His twin brother is the chief of police. Taft is building his own house on five acres. Taft is single and playine the field. But 10 years ago he was engaged to marry Laura Pendleton until she dumped him a week before the wedding and left the country.
Laura was engaged to Taft but since he would not postpone the wedding and change she called it off. She we
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Susan
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. I liked both Taft and Laura. Their breakup ten years ago had been contributed to by both. Taft was playing the stoic male, not allowing anyone to help him through the murders of his parents. The shutdown of his emotions pushed Laura away. At twenty-one, Laura couldn't handle that and gave him an ultimatum - to postpone their wedding or she would leave. Now she is back, and Taft has realized what an idiot he had been, and that he still loves her. Laura has brought her children and ...more
Judith
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love delayed is not necessarily love reclaimed. Thus this bittersweet tale of two lovers who meet after ten years takes the reader back to the early days of their friendship--their best friends kind of friendship--up to the moment when their engagement is broken along with their respective hearts, and moves the characters on to the present where they are having understandable difficulty dealing anew with one another. Their individual lives have changes--she is a widow with two kids, and he is fi ...more
Kerry  sullivan
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

This was a sweetie little story about 2 people re-connecting and finding they still love each other after years of separation. If I am honest I found Laura a bit of a shrew, yes Taff hurt her and yes her life was not the happy one she hoped but bitter isn't in it when it comes to this lady. Taff bend over backwards to be nice and she bends over backwards to be aloof and stand offish. All I can say is thank god for the children because they are ado
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