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The Cowboy Comes Home (The Larkville Legacy #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Single mom Jess Calhoun had learned the hard way not to trust a man in a Stetson; her young son's dad was long gone. But that doesn't stop Jess from noticing good-lookin', sweet-talkin' cowboy Johnny Jameson swagger into town. He's as wild and untamed as the stallions he trains.

The attraction between them is as fiery as a Texan summer and Johnny finds himself questioning w

ebook, Harlequin Romance #4322, 192 pages
Published July 2012 by Harlequin
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May 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a pretty good book. I'm going with 3 1/2 stars. I liked the characters and the plot. There were emotions, good characters, some steaminess, plenty of touching moments, some tough parts, good friends and town feel (minus the snobby family ;) ), and a good ending. I would like to read more in this series and see what all happens and get to know more of the characters. I had fun reading this, although it does feel more like a chick-flick kinda read. Good for the ice-cream, comfy pj's, rain ...more
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this first book of a decently sized series Thayer introduces us to the Karkville way of life and honestly has you wishing god things you may have never thought of before. All in all with multiple authors gathering together to bring a cute but rather steamy cowboy love story filled with a little drama and a lot of highs and lows, this series promises something for every reader.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
3.5/4 stars

When I finished The Cowboy Comes Home, the only thing I could think was “Darn you, Harlequin!!” Why? It’s the first book in the Larkville Legacy series, and being anal about reading series, I now want to read the rest of the books. When I decided to read this title, I was not aware that it is part of a series; instead, I saw the happy family enjoying a trail ride together and I just had to read it. The hero is a horse trainer (wait, didn’t I just read a HQ Blaze about a horse trainer?
Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 STARS The Cowboy Comes Home is the first book in the The Larkville Legacy. This book is a fast read. I think they have a good start to the series. Jess Calhoun is a single mother of 5 year old Brady is a Cute kid who starts being afraid of horses even though he lives on a ranch. Jess started her own business on the ranch of a bakery and now with the loss of Clay and her brother is absencent she is also running the ranch. Clay and Brady were really close and Clay had told him about the man who ...more
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I really, really loved this fabulous book! A story about Johnny who simply put is a good looking smooth talking cowboy that will never put down roots. And the man is incredible with horses (really adored that part). He takes jobs when he needs them and goes from town to town,training horses everywhere.

This profession takes brings him to fun,sweet,loving single mom Jess. She has been burned by love before and the Stetson wearing father of her child has l
Good book. Jess Calhoun is raising her son by herself. She'd fallen in love with a cowboy who didn't stick around when he found out she was pregnant, and now she is very cautious about trusting any man. Johnny has come to the ranch to train a stallion belonging to her late father. Johnny has always been a rolling stone, going where he wanted to and not settling down anywhere. But he has found that being around Jess and Brady makes him want things he has never wanted before. His attraction to Jes ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
My second Patricia Thayer book. I enjoyed the first, Wedding Bells at Wandering Creek Ranch, but I can't say the same for this one. I didn't believe in the hero and heroine's attraction - perhaps because the book is heavy with 'tell' and light on the 'show' - and the hero's lust without consquences wasn't so deftly handled as it could have been. I hung on to the end of the book to get the link in to the rest of the series.

I hope this was all a result of a tight deadline, being the first in the s
Hsiau Wei
This book tell the story of Jessica who is attracted to a horse trainer; Johnny. Being deserted by the father of her child, she have a distrust over cowboy; yet she could not stop herself from being attracted to him. Johnny on the other hand, know that a relationship is not for him and is doom from the beginning if there is one. Yet, he could not help himself from wanting one with Jess and Blady. The author bring the issue of commitment between two persons and only love can actually make the com ...more
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a advance copy from Netgalley.

This was a great book, I think everyone would enjoy this easy read.
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Miniseries: The Larkville Legacy
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Originally born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, Patricia Thayer was the second of eight children. She attended Ball State University, and soon afterward she headed West. Over the years, she’s made frequent visits back to the Midwest, trying to keep up with her family’s numerous weddings and births.

Patricia has called Orange County, California home for many years. She not only enjoys the warm clima
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