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Cowboy Justice

(Catcher Creek #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  355 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Transforming their parents' rundown ranch in Catcher Creek, New Mexico, into a tourist destination is the toughest challenge the three Sorentino sisters ever faced. But now one of them has another fight on her hands—to keep from falling for the sexy town sheriff—again…

Rachel Sorentino has spent her whole life protecting her siblings from trouble—only to run headlong into i
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Zebra
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Readers who like their contemporary cowboy romance on the spicier side might enjoy this. For me, the book seemed to have an identity crisis as far as its romance genre status. The characters are emotionally all over the place and that was wearing. Overall, pretty good.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Guilt can eat away at your conscience so badly it will ultimately destroy you, sending you over the cliff's edge and there simply will be no way to make it out alive. Being able to get up and still go on whilst living with the guilt as if nothing ever happened is something only a very strong person can do, that is while the world is watching.

When night comes the guilt ramps so high it is as if flames are burning a hole into your soul. Seeking a moment of relieve in any way or form is sometimes t
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Being the second book in a series, I know there are things I've missed out on by not having read the first one. Every now and then the author hints at something that happened in the first book, which made me wonder what she was talking about. Some things were explained to an extent later, but I was left with that nagging feeling that I should have picked up the first book before diving into this one.

The basics are that the three Sorentino sisters have transformed their ranch to some tourist thin
Nancy Crocker
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Cowboy Justice (Catcher Creek) by Melissa Cutler.

Cowboy Justice opens with a modern day gun battle. With Rachel Sorentino protecting her land against “four high on drugs” vandals. And it is a fantastic read all the way through. It will take you through the family history of both Rachel and Vaughn. And gives more insight into who they are and why they are the way they are.

Rachel Sorentino has been trying to hold on to her family’s ranch “Heritage Farm’s” with help from her sisters Jemma and Amy.
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Catcher Creek Series. I have to say I loved this one more. I received an ARC for an honest review.

Vaughn Cooper "Cowboy Lawman" Sheriff of Catcher Creek is surprised to see Rachel Sorrentino's number show up on his phone. Then he answers and all she says is "get here fast I'm about to kill some men." He rushes to the Sorrentino farm and sees Rachel sitting by a tree hurt. It takes all he can to command the scene and not let on his feelings for Rachel.

Rachel Sorrent
Poison Rose
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
When Trouble hits Rachel Sorentino's Ranch it comes in spades. Leave it to Vaughn Cooper to come to the rescue.

When Rachel and her sisters hit hard time, what more can they do to keep their fathers Alfalfa farm up and running....why convert it into a dude ranch of course. Only problem is some of the locals don't seem to like the mixing of the old west and the new ways. They'd prefer to keep things quiet and simple. When graffiti starts showing up around their property Rachel takes it upon hersel
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Catcher Creek series, Cowboy Justice is a strong contemporary suspense novel. It was so well plotted that I found myself reading way too late into the night, trying to find a pause point I could live with - unsuccessfully! As I read the first book, I followed quite easily, but some may find the back story a bit harder to put together. This novel was a case where the romance did not get in the way of the suspense story - it actually served to move the story along. I found myself ful ...more
Amanda Smith
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic! Melissa Cutler did it again! She is consistant with her gripping stories that includes intriguing characters and a suspenseful plot. Her characters always have a great connection that makes you cheer for them to be together! This is definitely a must read!
Really 4.5 Stars

FTC: I requested this from NetGalley, but I love Melissa’s work. She is also a gem to work with. Make of that what you will.

So, this is the second in the cowboy series that first introduced me to this lady’s work. Darker, with a deeper suspense thread, this one is a very different book to the previous story. With a truly horrible bad-guy, two self-sacrificing lead characters and a whole heap of backwards logic, I was truly hoping that the two lead characters could overcome their
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Vengeance can only take you so far before you have to stop and question your real motives. For Vaughn Cooper, his lifelong goal of getting an abusive and manipulative man out of power has taken precedence over every facet of his life, even his feelings for Rachel Sorentino.

Rachel Sorentino has worked her body to the bone for years to make her family's ranch successful. Protecting her ranch and her sisters Amy and Jenna is in her blood…something she'll do at all costs. But when Rachel is getting
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable addition to the series that is full of intrigue, romance and danger. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about Rachel and Vaughn and of course re-visiting those we met in the previous book.

Rachel is trying her best to run the farming operation of the ranch while her sisters are focused on the guest aspect. She has been watching the land for trouble as there has been several incidences of vandalism. As she rides out toward the canyons she finds more than what she bargained fo
My Book Addiction and More MBA
This is the second book of the Catcher Creek series. It could be read as a stand-alone book, but if you have the information from the first book it may make the read more “real”. More than that the series is just fabulous – you would not want to miss the first book!!

This is seriously one of the best books I have ever read – I could not put it down, but yet I tried to read it slower because I wanted it to last longer. This is definitely a book to sit back, enjoy and savor every word….yes, it is j
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cowboy Justice brings us back to Catcher Creek several months later and tells the story of Rachel and Vaughn, the local Sheriff. Previously the two had been involved in a clandestine affair that started after Rachel’s father was killed. The implications of Vaughn sleeping with the daughter of a victim forced the two of them to keep their relationship secret. When Rachel’s mother tries to kill herself one night while Rachel is with Vaughn, Rachel is overwhelmed with guilt and breaks things off. N ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cowboy Justice is the sizzling hot second installment in Melissa Cutler's Catcher Creek series. Super sexy lawman/cowboy (sigh) Vaughn Cooper and tough as nails Rachel Sorentino share a complicated history that, despite their best efforts to put behind them, refuses to stay in the past.

Rachel Sorentino and her sisters have successfully turned their ranch into a dude ranch, but someone is trying very hard to change that. When Rachel catches the vandals red-handed, her attempts to scare them off r
Char (1RadReader59)
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cowboy Justice had me from the get go. This was one action packed story from right off the bat. Rachel Sorentino is a young woman who has worked her whole life to make her family unit not only stick together but thrive. You see her mother with bi-polar disorder, a father a farmer with a gambling problem who just didn’t know when to stop. She was so embarrassed by her mother when she would have an issue in public until one day she just shut down and ran off. Ending up at the feed store and the o ...more
Christi Snow
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This book starts off with action that never stops. Wow...I literally was crying within the first 20 pages....not good since I started it in the parents area of my daughters gymnastics gym...LOL. But the book is good with so many twists and turns that I just didn't see coming. I love how Melissa Cutler writes her suspense. I literally spend the time reading her books gasping out loud at what is happening.

In this book, we have Rachel and Vaughn. Vaughn is the county sheriff. He ran for s
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

No one is going to try to scare Rachel off her family’s land. She and her sisters have worked too hard to try to save the family farm to let some punks writing nasty graffiti to make her leave the land she loves. A warning shot should get them running for the hills. What happened was a gun fight and Rachel needing to call the one man she tried hard to stay away from; Vaughn.

Most of the time when you read an opening chapter of a book and there is a gunfight, it generally is between the bi
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel starts out with a heart racing gun fight, and some very bad moments for our heroine Rachel Appleton. This is the second in the Appleton Sisters series. We first met the family in The Trouble With Cowboys, and Amy and Kellan's journey to their HEA. To overcome hard knocks to there ranch and livelihood, the Appleton sisters decided to convert their working farm to a vacation attraction called Heritage Farm. The citizens of Catcher Creek, New Mexico are not happy with this decision, and ...more
5 Huge Stars !!!!!

This book was remarkable. Vaughn, Oh, Vaughn where have you been? I am adding him to my favorite boyfriend book list. Hot, sexy, sheriff and cowboy makes for a hot read. Vaughn and Rachel steam it up in this book.

This book grabbed me from the first page. We meet Vaughn in book one of this series and get a glimpse into how he feels about Rachel. Rachel and Vaughn a match made in angsty heaven. Oh my, this book was angsty, so much so that I had a knot in my stomach through half t
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

That was seriously the best cake tasting party ever!!!!

In this installment, the Sorentino sisters are doing better than ever. The Bed and Breakfast they had started is doing well , and they are inching towards financial freedom. Thank God for that, because these sisters did not have it easy. Unfortunately, the town of Catcher Creek is not all that happy with their business. In fact, there have been several attempts to let the sisters know, and it has become quite deadly.

Rachel is the second
Kathy B. (Tx)
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Since Melissa Cutler’s first book for Kensington was published last year, I have been eagerly awaiting the second installment of the Sorentino sisters’ journey to restore the family farm back to its former glory after their father ran it into the ground.

Cowboy Justice focuses on Rachel, the oldest daughter, who always “did her duty” to the detriment of her own happiness. She is in love with Sheriff Vaughn Cooper and he with her, but both of them let their sense of duty prevent their developing a
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Cowboy Justice by Melissa Cutler, is the second book about the Sorentino sisters, who are doing much better with their B&B and making their way to the success and financial freedom they have been aiming for. Only there are people in the town of Catcher Creek who are not happy with their business, to the point that there have been several (quite deadly) attempts to make them aware of the fact.

Cowboy Justice is about Rachel, she stayed home to look after her parents and the ones that has
Kristen Johnson
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was So happy to get to read Rachel & Vaughn's story, I've been waiting to see how it would play out since The Trouble with Cowboys. I was NOT disappointed.

Rachel and Vaughn have a secret past, and both feel guilt and regrets over that brief relationship. Things are stirred up again, when an incident occurs on Rachel's property and Vaughn, as sheriff, must investigate. In the course of the investigation, Rachel and Vaughn are thrown together often, forcing them to recognize their remaining fee
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rachel has been taking care of her family first and herself last since she was a little girl. She played both father and mother to her two younger sisters while her parents played an unstable and unreliable role in their lives. The one night she puts herself and her desires first, her world crumbles. Since that time she has walked around with guilt and longing for the one thing she can’t and won’t have – Vaughn.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Trouble with Cowboys, so I was ho
Roz ~ My Written Romance
You can read my other reviews at My Written Romance.

I was provided with an ARC of this book by Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 4 out of 5

Cowboy Justice is the second book in Melissa Cutler's Catcher Creek series about the Sorentino sisters. I hadn't read the first book when I started with this one. While Cowboy Justice stood really well on its own, it would probably still be best to read The Trouble with Cowboys first, because there are things that will
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure: I am a member of Melissa's Reader Review Club and was given this book by the author for an honest review.
"Cowboy Justice" is the second book by Melissa Cutler in her Catcher Creek series. She started the book off with a gun battle between Rachel Sorentino and four vandals that were high on drugs. By the end of Chapter #3 my thought was "how is Melissa going to get Rachel and Vaughn out of this mess?".
Rachel is a strong and independent woman who always handles everything that life thr
I’ve been waiting for this book. I really liked Vaughn and Rachel when we met them in The Trouble with Cowboys and I wanted them to be able to have their story told and get their HEA. While this is a series and follows the story started in the previous book this book stands alone just fine (but I recommend that you read The Trouble with Cowboys because it was really good too).

This is a story about many things: families, guilt, revenge, forgiveness, love; it was all there with a fair bit of suspe
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in a series. You can read them as stand alones but it is so much better to read them in order to learn all the little nuances and the history of the Sorentino women and the land they love.

“I’m about to kill some men, Vaughn. You better get to Parillas Valley fast, and bring an ambulance.”

Dealing with beer drinking, trespassing vandals. Dealing with beer drinking, trespassing vandals spraying hate laden graffiti on the boulders on your land. Having a shootout between one .
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in The Catcher Creek series and it blew me away! This book was more intense and edgier than Book 1, but it was needed for the storyline. Melissa Cutler has a way of transporting me into her characters lives and making me feel everything they are feeling right along with them. Even though I knew this was a Romance book, I wasn't sure that there was going to be a Happy Ever After. I could not put this book down, I had to know that Rachel and Vaughn were going to be ok! I loved that ...more
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I’m a newer reader of Melissa Cutler titles and have enjoyed what I have read so far. I didn’t read the first in the Catcher Creek series but felt it was very easy to fall in to the storyline and over all plot line of book two, Cowboy Justice. Rachel has spent years protecting her younger sisters, putting her own needs and desires behind her for the sake of their happiness. She hasn’t been able to deny herself a little bit of time with Sheriff Vaughn even though they have to keep their affair a ...more
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