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Sharp Shootin' Cowboy

(Hot Cowboy Nights #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  80 reviews
A Weary warrior… After eight years as a Marine sniper, war-scarred Reid Everett is back in his native Wyoming. He knows and loves this rugged land, so working for wildlife services to reduce the booming wolf population suits him to a T.

A Caring crusader… Wildlife biologist Haley Cooper is desperate to make a difference. Leaving the world of acad
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Release Date, 6/02/2015
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5, I love him Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 4 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 3.75 Stars
Ending ~ 5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 5 Sharp Shooting Stars!

I have to say that Victoria Vane has never disappointed me and this book was no exception. Sharp Shooting Cowboy grabbed me from page one and kept my attention all the way through making it hard for me to put the book down.

The story line was very interesting. I really got into the pros and cons
Victoria Vane
Nov 01, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

They moved slowly up the line.
The big, bald, unsmiling bouncer held out his hand. “I.D.”
“You’d think they’d be a bit friendlier,” Haley mumbled as both girls fished out their wallets.
Yolanda presented her license and promptly received an over twenty-one bracelet.
“Pay to the right,” he said. “Next.”
Haley received a scowl when she presented her I.D. “Put out both hands.”
She complied and got a big black “X” on the back of each with a Sharpie. Great. If she’d wanted
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
Whether she is writing Historical Romances or Contemporary Romances, I know that Victoria Vane will never disappoint. As with all her stories, SHARP SHOOTIN’ COWBOY is compelling, emotionally charged, sensual and well-researched.

Reid –

Ms Vane creates irresistible heroes and Reid Everett is no exception. He’s honourable, patriotic, handsome, smart, and positively oozes sex-appeal. Although a man of strong beliefs, I like that he was willing to listen to others’ opinions. I found it refreshing to
Anna's Herding Cats
Unfortunately Sharp Shootin' Cowboy was a miss for me. I dnf-d at 54%. I just couldn't take the heroine anymore. She was utterly unlikable, hostile, naive and just irritating on pretty much every level for me and I couldn't see a thing about her that would actually make the hero so captivated. The hero himself was seriously hot. Climb him like a tree hot and a good guy to boot. Vane can write an amazing hero. He wasn't enough to overpower my dislike for the heroine though. I was also really both ...more
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
What do you get when you create a slow building romance between two people on the polar opposite sides of a political powder keg? You get a romance you can really sink your canines in to. I'm not talking about canines of the supernatural variety but the canines of wolves. The topic, reintroducing wolves into the environment and the effect they have on that environment.

Marine sharpshooter and hunting tour guide, Read Everett has a chance encounter with wildlife biologist and wolf advocate, Haley
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-for-review
3.5 Cowboy Stars

I've never read anything by Victoria Vane before, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one. But I really enjoyed it. Reid and Haley have a lot of chemistry and this was just an all around sweet story. If you're a fan of this author and you like cowboy stories then this book would be perfect for you.

☆ARC compliments of Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.☆

Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Reid is my kind of cowboy. Sweet, loyal, affectionate and sexy as hell. It doesn’t hurt that he’s also a Marine. I’m a sucker for those devil dogs. Reid’s not looking for any type of a fling. He’s about to go on deployment, sure, but he’s not a one-and-done kind of Marine. Haley’s not a fling kind of girl herself, and she couldn’t be more opposite in her political views from Reid if she tried. She also has a bias against Marines, being as how her dad was one and he sort of left his mom when her ...more
Arlena Dean
Title: Sharp Shootin' Cowboy
Author: Victoria Vane
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights # 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4.5

"Sharp Shootin' Cowboy" by Victoria Vane

What I liked about this novel.....

This novel was this author's third one in her 'Hot Cowboy Nights' series and I found it a interesting one dealing with a Marine Sniper and a Wildlife Biologist. This author did her research on this read providing and giving the reader some real issues that were dealt with
Book Info
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492601187 (ISBN13: 9781492601180)
edition language English
series Hot Cowboy Nights #3
other editions (1)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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A Weary warrior… After eight years as a Marine sniper, war-scarred Reid Everett is back in his native Wyoming. He knows and love
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Victoria does write some hot cowboys!

Two people with completely differing ideas about life and the value of life come together in a clash of passion. Haley Cooper has no use for men with guns, especially Marines. When he kills animals for food and to protect livestock, well, this just gives him even more strikes against him. Now, if only she can get him out of her head.

Reid Everett is a man of honor, a man of principle, and a man of the frontier. He’s lived his life with a gun in his hand, and
Talk Books To Me
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Karia’s rant…
This story was so not a romance novel. I would say it falls much more into Women’s Fiction than the contemporary romance shelf…WHY? There was so much drama. Reid was a marine and for much of the book (7 years of it) he was back and forth to Afghanistan and in limbo with Haley. Reid was a man of EXTREME honour. He did not do random hook ups or one night stands. He thought he was in love once, only to realize she wasn’t the one. Then, when he least expected it, bam! Reid met Haley in
Heather andrews
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reid was such a smarta** and he made the book really entertaining, "but if it’s an issue of modesty, you can stay in your suit… for now. As for me, I’m not about to shower in my clothes. I need to get these damned wet jeans off. Now. Would it offend your delicate sensibilities to see me naked?" He's not shy he just strips down not caring if his girl sees, "Oh yeah .” He gave a dry laugh. “All you have to do is look south to get me hard.” He peeled down his jeans." He's a go-getter when he's hung ...more
Wow...totally NOT what I expected when requested from Net Galley!
Becky Condit
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great combination of MCs and a fun book to read. I love Victoria Vane's style of writing, her characters' backstories and development, and an exciting plot.
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Sharp Shootin' Cowboy, Victoria Vane pairs up Marine sniper and Wyoming cowboy Reid Everett with wildlife biologist and wolf advocate Haley Cooper. The two share a scorching hot attraction, but their differing opinions on fundamental issues keeps them apart for several years despite Reid's attempts to convince Haley to give a relationship between them a chance.

Haley is a woman with strong beliefs and it is virtually impossible to get her to see any viewpoint but her own. She has serious trust
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Nice cowboy/military romance, a bit on the sweet and cliche side.
Will review it closer to release date.

As usual, this full review is also posted on my blog - Ellie Reads Fiction

I went into this book without reading the blurb really, I saw the cowboy cover and since I haven' read many cowboy romances I decided to give it a try. It turned out to be more than cowboy romance but rather a curious mix of military, cowboy and wildlife/environmentalist story.

I liked the writing and the story had an eas
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Vane has crafted yet another intricate & thought provoking tale that can definitely hold your attention. The flow of the writing leads readers right into the tale, while the narrative and descriptions paint this world before your eyes. I really enjoyed how there was more to this novel than simply the relationship between the main characters. Family, friends, wildlife all come in to play in the meantime. Nor do we rush through a whirlwind romance. I loved seeing the relationship build, and implod ...more
Christy English
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This one is delicious! I literally devoured it in less the 24 hours. Once again, Victoria Vane takes us into the Wild West. American Sniper meets the Wolf Whispererin this scorching hot romance, and sparks fly. I am happy to say that this one ends happily, as all good romances must, but it is a wild ride.

With her usual in-depth and brilliant research, Victoria delves into the world of the activists who work so hard to save endangered species in the wild, but she does a wonderful job of also show
Clare O'Beara
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this romance top marks for presenting both sides of the wolf and ranch argument, in detail and with great intensity. Some people are arrogant and unpleasant - on both sides of the debate. Others are principled and willing to take steps towards a compromise. But nobody is entirely squeaky clean, which is realistic.

A woman studying wolves in Wyoming meets a marine about to be sent off on a tour. She isn't interested in soldiers, having discovered the hard way that the birth rate around
Susan Gorman
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Haley Cooper and Marine Corporal Reid Everett meet at a bar in California, shortly before Reid is due to be deployed for eight months. There is an instant attraction between the Marine sniper and pacifist college student. I loved the first few scenes of Victoria Vane's novel Sharp Shootin' Cowboy and knew the determined soldier had fallen in love with Haley. There is the right amount of storyline, great dialogue and sexual tension to hold the reader's interest.

I adored the character of Reid and
RachelW (BamaGal)
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Beautiful Stars...

SHARP SHOOTIN’ COWBOY is the kind of story that stays with the reader long after they finish the book. Once again, the breathtaking beauty of Wyoming is vividly brought to life, and the plotline about the plight of wolves in the wild is meticulously researched and presented. Author Victoria Vane does an exceptional job of presenting both sides of the issue fairly. The wolves need to be protected and saved, but at what cost to the livelihood of the ranchers who continually l
Apr 22, 2015 marked it as arc-for-review
** Arc provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley for review **
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read my review on by clicking on the link below:
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Just like the second book in the Hot Cowboy Nights series (Rough Rider), Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy takes place over several years, as the relationship between Reid and Haley goes through several stops and starts, and is also interrupted by Reid’s tours of duty in Afghanistan.

In this opposites-attract romance, wildlife biologist and conservationist Haley Cooper meets Marine Corporal Reid Everett in a bar near Camp Pendleton just a few days before he is due to sh
Blue Falcon
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the Better Contemporary Romances I’ve Read in a While.

This review is of “Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy” by Victoria Vane, a book I won in a Goodreads first reads contest in exchange for an honest review. Here is that honest review.

The Story: The book begins with an introduction to the hero of the book, Reid Everett. Reid is a Scout Sniper for the United States Marine Corps, and in the first chapter, he and his BF, Rafael Garcia, are in training for their coming redeployment to Iraq. Reid has swo
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Part of Victoria Vane's Hot Cowboy Nights series, but you would never know, it works good as a stand alone. This is one of those like/hate books. The first half was utterly a pain, it read like a poor New Adult novel. The blurb lead me wrong, it makes you think to strangers meet and fall in love despite opposite points of view. Well no, it's not that cut and dry.

It starts off in San Diego, Haley Cooper is a college student working on her degree and wants nothing to get in the way with
Mignon Mykel
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's not very often that I'm torn when reviewing a book.

I really liked this story. I liked the idea, I liked the timeframe, I liked the characters.

So why the 4?

...ok, here's where I remind myself that a 4 really isn't bad. 4's are good! They really are! I can't give everyone near perfect scores, right? I still feel like a schmuck, though...

So again, why the 4?

There were just little things that ended up amounting to big things. A good large chunk of the story takes place when Reid and Haley first
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Check out the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review.

Sharp Shootin' Cowboy, which was originally titled Sharp Shooter when I originally received the advanced reader's copy, is the third book in the Victoria Vane-penned Hot Cowboy Nights contemporary romance series. Reid Everett was introduced in the second book as an old friend of Dirk Knowlton's and I had a feeling then that his story would probably be t
patrick Lorelli
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-military
A story that goes back and forth between the two main characters who met at a bar outside of San Diego and because he is being deployed they only write each other. Reid Everett is from Wyoming and is a Marine snipper and while he is deployed the letters stop because he is in an area where they are not allowed to write or make any type of contact with home. Haley Cooper takes this as he has moved on and now so has she. When he comes back to her grandparents’ home he finds out that she is going to ...more
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*ARC Provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy is my first read by Victoria Vane. Yet, even though this is the third book in the author’s Hot Cowboy Nights series, I never felt like I was out of the loop while reading because this book is a fantastic standalone read. Not to mention the author is vastly talented with the written word. I was captivated from the first word on.

This book was not at all what I expected given the summary. Which isn’t a bad th
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Victoria Vane is a bestselling award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her books have received many accolades to include the 2016 Red Carpet Award for Jewel of the East, 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations as well as Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. Look for her

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