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How to Rope a Real Man

(Catcher Creek #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Against all odds, the Sorentino sisters saved their family’s rundown New Mexico ranch, but the youngest has a dream that just may ruin their hard-earned peace—unless a certain sexy cowboy lawyer changes her mind…

Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she’s grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby’s daddy, go to night col
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Zebra
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Lisa DeVore
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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YOWZA!!!! This book was HOT!!! Melissa Cutler's writing brought the characters, the setting, and the emotions to life. Matt and Jenna had a slow start, but with her persistence and a chance meeting with a man that would surprisingly come back into their lives later on in the book, they started cruising along. It was going so well I anxiously chewed my nails waiting for the other shoe to drop. And boy did it!!! I don't like giving away spoilers in a review, but I can tell you the best scenes Meli ...more
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jenna has her share of secrets. As a teenager she was no stranger to reckless living, she was the town bad girl, until an unexpected pregnancy had her changing her ways. She’s 24 now with a 5 year old son, and although her and her two sisters are closer than ever, she is still keeping secrets.

Matt has secrets of his own, and the biggest one is what is holding him back from acting on the mutual attraction he and Jenna have been feeling for months now. When they finally come together, it seems the
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
It was an enjoyable storyline overall but I had a problem with the Hero of the story. He started out "take charge" and strong and turned into some namby pamby wimp when he chose to go into the relationship with Jenna.

Yes, we got it that he had a medical condition that caused him great heartache, but to go from zero to sixty on the relationship scale overnight and then whine and complain because his parents and siblings still treated him like a child (with good reason as it turns out) was just n
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Matt is not the kind of lawyer portrayed as a shark that we're used to. He help ordinary hardworking people and helped the Sorentino sisters keep their farm.

Jenna Sorentino is attracted to Matt but since they met one year ago, he doesn't seem to notice her, or so she thinks...

The truth is Matt wanted her from the first moment he saw her, but he choose to keep his distance. Not because of her past as the wild child, but because she have a child. He got involved with single moms before and got at
Char (1RadReader59)
Jenna Sorentino, 24, a single mother has been lusting over new family friend and savior. You see eight months ago 33 year old Matt Roenick was asked by his friend Kellen to look into the case of the Sorentino sisters. Kellen is engaged to Amy, which is the middle sister, Jenna the youngest, and Rachel being the oldest. Rachel is engaged to the sheriff, Vaughn Cooper.
You see the girls all were left the farm after their parents both passed away which was only right since Rachel had been more or
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

This series is one that I have enjoyed from the beginning. The Sorentino family has had their share of heartache but these sisters are amazing and of course they find heroes that match them in every way. How to Rope a Real Man is one of my favorites, I like both the hero and heroine and think the story is intriguing.
Jenna Sorentino is ready for a change; she wants to leave Catcher Creek with her son to start a new life and job in Santa Fe. It is unfortunate that she believes she will
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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For everyone who has been following this wickedly good series, it is finally Matt and Jenna's turn, and boy oh boy do these 2 not only disappoint, they are smokin hot together.

I love the Sorentino sisters, and I have to say Jenna with her spunky attitude is probably my fave of the 3.... She says it like it is, and she is not afraid to go after what she this case Matt.

Matt has had a crush on Jenna for the last 8 months, but he decides not to pursue her, beca
Dakota Storm
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story, it's sweet, romantic, sexy as hell, sad and happy all in one. This is a book I could read over and over! Loved these characters, the Sorentino sisters are a force to be reckoned. They kick butt, they love with their whole hearts and they are fiercely protective (I'm in awe of them) the brothers in laws, wow they are sexy, kick butt, sweet as all get out and love their women. I loved Jake and Tera too wow I hope they get their own HEA ( I want to read that story). Ca ...more
Rebecca Crowley
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Happy to see a Jewish cowboy hero but I was uncomfortable with the representation of the lone gay character. (view spoiler) ...more
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FTC : I requested this book as I have loved all the instalments in this series. This final instalment did not disappoint.

First off, let me apologise for the overuse of the word secret. I tried to limit it’s use but even the thesaurus couldn’t help me with this review.

This is a story of a secret baby, a woman with quite a few secrets and a man with one big medical secret … yes, this was the story of long-held secrets coming back to bite people
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How to Rope a Real Man is the scorching hot third installment in Melissa Cutler's marvelous Catcher Creek series. This highly anticipated romance reveals the intriguing secrets that Jenna Sorentino has been keeping from, well, everyone. Equally important, Matt Roenick's reasons for keeping his distance from Jenna are also divulged. Following their revelations, the two eagerly embrace their mutual desire for one another, but their future is jeopardized by unresolved issues from both of their past ...more
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: who like romance with family dynamics.
I really have been enjoying this series about the Sorentino sisters. Ms. Cutter weaves all the former characters into this book, and to really get the most out of this 3rd book, you need to read this series in order. It is important to understand the interactions between the sisters (Amy, Rachel, & Jenna) and what they each had to over-come to love the men they do. Plus, this author does a very thorough job in each of her books by giving the readers the history on the impressive leading men.
Christi Snow
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Review:
This is one of those books...when I started reading it, there are a lot of secrets and I kept turning the page trying to figure out what exactly are all the details were. Jenna has secrets. Matt has secrets. And while they aren't life-changing, they felt real in their importance to both these characters and they have good reasons for keeping them secret. I guessed a few of them, but I didn't guess any of the hard details and some of them were pretty surprising...but, no spoilers.

But se
5 STARS!!!!

This book was amazing. Matt and Jenna are a wonderful couple. We got a glimpse of Matt in book 2 of this series and I was so excited to read this book. It didn’t disappoint me in the least.

Matt and Jenna have been good friends for over eight months and have feelings for each other beyond friendship. They just don’t know it right away. Their relationship is a push and shove. One minute you think “Oh, yes finally” and the next you are saying, “Oh, no please open your eyes!” Of course th
Kathy B. (Tx)
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How To Rope A Real Man is the third book in the saga of the Sorentino sisters’ efforts to save their family ranch. This last book features Jenna, the youngest of the three. Jenna has had a crush on Matt Roenick for nearly a year, but he has not returned that attraction and she can’t figure out why. Both Jenna and Matt have secrets they don’t want to reveal, and their reluctance to be honest with each other just about ruined any chance they had at making their relationship work.

My favorite scene
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

I was so excited to finally read more of the Sorentino sisters. Jenna Sorentino is the last sister to finally get her happy-ever-after. Ms. Cutler did a magnificent job with this third installment of the series. Actually, it is the best of the three by far.

If you read the previous books, you know that Matt avoided Jenna like a plague. I had no idea why he was so uptight when it comes to her. His reasons why took me by surprise. At thirty-three years old, Matt is successful in his career but not
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jenna and Matt were fun to watch. On the surface, they both appear so grown-up and put together. Yet, when they begin to try to move forward with their lives the surface cracks to reveal that they both have some growing up left to do. Jenna learns she needs to rely on her family and let others help her. Matt learns he needs to take chances and quit feeling sorry for himself. Each is able to support the other as they come to these revelations and together they work through their issues.

To compli
 Reading In Pajamas
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Spotlight & Review: How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn & Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars


Perfection! How to Rope A Real Man had everything I look for in a great story! I loved the interactions between the characters and the story was well written and flowed easily. There was danger, suspense, emotion and sizzling romance.

Jenna has her life all mapped out and the plan is to finish her degree in a few
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
How To Rope A Real Man by Melissa Cutler is the third book in her Catcher Creek series.
All of them can be read as stand alones; but to really understand each one of the sisters and their family, it helps to read them in order. This is Jenna and Matt's story after months of dancing around each other. Melissa has written a book that is filled with tenderness, sexy times,and love. Readers finally get to find out what secrets Jenna has been keeping and why Matt has kept himself away from Jenna. The
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Jenna planned every detail of her sister’s wedding, now it was time to enjoy it. At least that is what she thought until the night of the rehearsal when her future brother-in-law informed her that the florist had pulled out of the wedding. His sexy groomsman, Matt saved the day, calling in a favor from his sister. During the drive to his sister’s shop, Matt and Jenna start to realize there is a connection that goes with the attraction they feel.

Matt is just a wonderful character, very mu
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she's grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby's daddy, go to night college--and hide her plan to escape tiny Catcher Creek. She's also stopped dreaming of happily ever after--except in the case of gorgeous, rugged, Santa Fe native Matt Roenick. Too bad the oil rights attorney acts like he barely knows she's alive...

Matt knows only too well that Jenna's alive--in fact, she's driving him crazy with desire.
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
In How to Rope a Real Man, Jenna Sorentino was the town’s bad girl during her teenage years and is no stranger to a reckless life. But life has it’s surprises, and when it surprised her with an unexpected pregnancy she had to change her ways. Now she is 24 years old with a 5 year old son. But even though she is closer to her sister than she ever was before, she is still keeping secrets from them.

Matt has had a crush on Jenna for the last 8 months, but he doesn’t date single moms, which is keepin
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-galley
Hope to Rope a Real Man is my first time visiting Catcher Creek. Wow! Melissa Cutler immediately caught me up with the latest events happening with the Sorentino sisters. This story mainly surrounds the youngest sister, Jenna, and she's helped plan her sister's wedding. The day before the wedding, the situation turns a little desperate. It's good that the lawyer friend she's been crushing on is there to lend a helping hand. Ahh...Matt Roenick! Can I add the words “dreamy” and “romantic” to his d ...more
Nikki Murray
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the story of Jenna and Matt. I love the fact that they too were just ordinary people with each their own struggles which are true life events. There were points in the book that were very emotional and heartbreaking. This book is filled with love,happiness, fear, and a life changing secret. Melissa's writing style makes you feel as though you are in the book and everything feels so real. I really loved this series. You can read any of her books as they can stand alone on
Heather andrews
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Matt is a real smooth talker, "he turned her in his arms and took her right hand in his, his eyes flashing down the length of her. "Some things don't need to be said." I just loved Matt, "he took her hand in his and straightened to proper dancing posture. "Do you think I could ever deny you anything?" I mean the boy just gets my panties wet, "then put his lips close to her ear. "If you feel like that now, just wait until tonight when I can pamper you in the manner in which I want you to become a
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finally the fun and sexy conclusion to the Catcher Creek series from Melissa Cutler. Jenna has been become used to keeping secrets from her family and from her tiny town of Catcher Creek. She loves her family but knows the only way to grow is to escape with her son. But she can’t leave behind a chance with sexy family lawyer, Matt. Matt has been in a relationship with women with children before and knows that having to say goodbye is hard not just on the adults but the children, too. He’s intere ...more
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was a gift from a friend.

I love Melissa Cutler’s books, because she writes characters that are as close as real friends.

“How to Rope a Real Man” is the 3rd book in the Catcher Creek series, but the series can be read out of order and still be a wonderful reading escape.

Talk about secrets…Jenna, the third Sorentino sister who sure can keep secrets. She wants to have the life of her dreams for herself and her son, but then her secrets begin to unravel. As her secrets are exposed, she fi
Linda Dunn chilson
Things Have a Way of Working Out

For too long Jenna has had a few secrets, secrets she's afraid people might be hurt about if she tells them. One she is going to tell her sisters soon, the other she doesn't want anyone ever knowing.
Matt has a secret or two himself. When he tells Jenna he only hopes she can accept him for him. Together they have to figure out that you can trust the people who love you.
Just when they think they may be headed in the right direction Jenna's worst secret comes out. I
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Melissa’s writing grabs you right from the beginning of the story – it will keep you turning those pages until you reach a satisfying ending. This was one sexy read from beginning to end. The plotting moved the book at a comfortable pace – letting you get to know the main characters. She also brings back characters from the other books in the Catcher Creek series. I love that you are kept up to date with the happenings of the other Sorentino sisters. This author never disappoints. So if you like ...more
Bernadette Long
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to reading the third Sorentino sister's story and I was not disappointed! Jenna is the youngest sister and very independent and she has just planned her elder sister's wedding in great detail. She enlists help from Matt Roenick on the eve of the wedding and they spend all night repairing a floral disaster. These two have been dancing around their attraction for months and just when you think that they will give into their mutual desires, secrets and unwelcome guests ...more
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