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The Maverick's Summer Love

(Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  28 reviews
USA TODAY bestselling author Christyne Butler visits Rust Creek Falls, the setting for the popular Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys continuity, in a sexy and emotional romance that is sure to capture readers' hearts!

Rust Creek Ramblings

The Great Montana Flood has brought all sorts of interesting menfolk to Rust Creek Falls. At the Ace in the Hole, they're all talking
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Harlequin
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Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Shelby is a single mother who got pregnant in high school and then trash talked by the father of the baby. She has worked very hard to give her daughter a good life. She has earned her college degree as a teacher and would like nothing more than to leave the gossipy town behind. She meets Dean while working her job as a bartender. Because of her past she is very wary around men. As much as she is drawn to him she has no plans to get involved with another man. I really loved her i ...more
Hsiau Wei
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book tells the story of Dean who meet Shelby at the bar. He was there with his brother, Nick. Dean is in town volunteering of help the townpeople to rebuild the town of Rust Creek Falls which was flooded earlier. From the beginning, he was captivated with her personality and look. But Shelby have a past. She is a single mother with a five year daughter. She got pregnant at the age of 16 and her boyfriend, a well known footballer have signed off his paternal rights to her. She struggle to ta ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book I read by Christyne Butler. I'm sorry I stopped reading this story at chapter 2 because it didn't grab my interest. ...more
Laura Jean
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was so excited about this book. However the ending was a perfect way to end. I just wish there was another book to see how they lived their lives. Sad it ended. But it was an easy read
Andrea Lujano
Protagonistas: Dean & Shelby

Profesiones: Carpintero/Ingeniero & Maestra

Pais: USA
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it

4 stars

Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys continuity series.

Rust Creek Falls in the previous month had flooded and the town is now starting to build back. Their are a lot of rebuilding projects that need to be done. Lots of people are trying to help each other where they can.
Dean and Nick Pritchett are from Thunder Canyon to help rebuild. They are carpenters and work for their father building furniture usually.
Nick gets Dean to go with him too the bar. Dean would rather stay in and read. Dea
Katie Kaste
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the story of Dean and Shelby meet when he is in town helping repair the damage from the flood. Shelby has a past in town they never let her forget. Dean wants to make this new town his own. Will the work it out? I am very much enjoying this sweet series.
Melody Cox
Nov 13, 2015 rated it liked it
A lot of this story takes place at the infamous bar, The Ace in the Hole, in Rust Creek Falls. I enjoyed this story but had a problem or two with it that I'll cover later.

The hero of this book is Dean Pritchett. The word is the hunky, green-eyed carpenter, Dean Pritchett from Thunder Canyon, is in town to help rebuild the elementary school. Seems he has been visiting the Ace in the Hole more often these days and only has eyes for bartender and waitress, Shelby Jenkins. Not only is Dean a fine sp
Sonya Heaney
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This book encompasses everything you’d expect from a Harlequin Special Edition. This line is for fans of heart-warming American stories, though not necessarily too innocent to be unbelievable. The Maverick’s Summer Love (and, honestly, the word ‘maverick’ seems very out of place, considering the hero of this book) has everything you’d expect from the blurb: sweet girl down on her luck, cute kid and caring lead man.

To be honest, “cowboy from the Wild West” isn’t a theme
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Maverick's Summer Love is one of the Rust Creek Cowboys Series in Montana Maverick. Dean and his brother go to this small town to help rebuild from a terrible flood. Shelby lives in that town. At age 17 she had a little girl. She things the town don't like her because of that. And that is why she didn't get a job as a teacher. Shelby works at the only bar in town. Dean takes a liking to her, but she doesn't want to anything to do with him because of her past. She thinks people in the town to ...more
Sharon Redfern
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is book two in the Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys series. Dean Pritchett has come to Rust Creek Falls to help build up damaged houses following catastropic flooding that destroyed parts of the town. On a night out with his brother, he spots sexy bartender Shelby Jenkins and is immediately attracted. Shelby is a single mon with a little girl who has an undeserved bad reputation in town as a tramp. She isn't looking for a new relationship, never mind with a temporary resident.

This is a
Jac (For Love and Books)
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I go through phases where all I want is quick, sweet, romances. When I get in those kicks, I reach for HQN and this one definitely kickstarted this phase again!

Dean is in town with his brother, helping to clean up after a flood. His brother is the life of the party, but Dean would rather sit at home and read! (Seriously!! My dream guy!! Maybe we could hook up and go on a date to the library! LOL!) But then he falls for Shelby, the local bartender with a secret of her own! (She's a single mom -
I just finished reading The Maverick’s Summer Love by Christyne Butler and boy does this lady know how to write! This is a Harlequin Special Edition. And this book has a story line other than describing all the sex the people are having. I want a story line and my imagination for the sex part of books. You can tell me they tumbled into the bed and as he was gently stroking her, the magic started. I don’t need a touch by touch description.

The story line is great, Shelby, Dean and Caitlin make a
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Neither overly angsty or flowery, The Maverick’s Summer Love is a down to earth story of young mom, Shelby, juggling newfound love with pursuing her dream job and raising her girl. Dean’s a good guy, alpha only in the sense that he won’t let anyone sway his opinion, he judges Shelby on merit rather than rumor as any worthy hero should. The Montana setting nicely balances the bad of small town life - gossip - with the idyllic - support when needed, sunny picnics, and front porch kissing on a warm ...more
Aug 31, 2013 added it
This is a romance for those who like their's extra sweet. The hero is a really sweet, good guy who loves books and children and helping people. The heroine is a sweet girl who has an undeserved reputation sparking from being a teenage mom. There are some of the types of standard plot issues and devices that you see with this kind of book but I always expect that. There is one sex scene that I skimmed but it was done in a manner that fit the character's personality. I am more of a fade to black g ...more
Jenn Scranton
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This was a sweeter book than I had anticipate. I don't know why. I guess every time I see a cowboy I think of some hot rollin' in the hay, HAHAH!

Yeah... that wasn't this book.

That aside, this was a nice light & fluffy book. Not much drama, just a lot of cute.

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Sep 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, romance
I thought this was generally pretty good. Predictable, but in a romance novel, it's usually easy to tell where the story is going. My biggest problem was that some of the dialogue would have worked better as descriptive background. There was one particular instance that was really distracting -- I actually stopped reading to wonder whether anyone would ever spout off details and facts the way this character did.

Aside from that, though, this was a pretty enjoyable read. I'd read this author agai
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it
A nice, sweet romance. Pretty tame but a good read for a nice fall day. She got pregnant at sixteen by the town jock and now is trying to live down her reputation. He is a construction worker who came to her town to help with flood damage and meets her at the local watering hole. At first she keeps her daughter a secret from him but eventually he knows all and he still wants to be in a relationship with her. She's very hesitant, down right mean at times, but the sparks fly and an HEA is achieved ...more
Harlequin Books
"Butler's small-town meddling + small-town attitude = one small town romance to remember. Her couple shines above all, except for a certain little girl who'll steal the show. The love scenes will also raise temperatures." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars

Miniseries: Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys
Category: Home and Family
Good Read. There's angst, which is handled well, without brushing it aside and without dwelling on it forever. The romance is sweet and done well and the crisis is realistic, without going over the top. I guess what I like in a story is balance. This one has it. ...more
Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Although somewhat predictable I enjoyed the story of Dean and Shelby. It was a quick and easy summer read and exactly what I was in the mood for.
Jan 01, 2014 added it
Shelves: stopped-reading
I DNFd this. I'm sure it's a perfectly good book but I haven't read the series and there are too many characters and details running around for me to make sense of it. Not a stand alone! ...more
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, 4-stars
While this book is not going to win any major literary awards I must accept it for what it is. A nice light summer read. With that in mind I enjoyed the brief escape from reality that it offered.
Linda Nelson
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was a great story, full of emotional ups and downs. Loved it. Planning on reading more stories by Christyne Butler
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Four stars is high, but it's late. . .I really liked Shelby's efforts to overcome her past, I like Rust Creek. I like Dean, too, but he's almost too perfect. Nothing wrong with being a hero. ...more
Karen S Green
Not Great

Predictable and clunky at times. Nothing really exciting until the la as twenty pages. Good to read on a plane maybe
Page  Pennington
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelby and Dean's romance hooked me from the start. He showed her that true love does happen.
Throughly enjoy this author.
Lori Morse
Sep 03, 2013 added it
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