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The Texan's Little Secret

(Texas Rodeo Barons #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Hiding the Truth

Coming home might be the worst decision Carly Baron has ever made. Each minute on her family's busy ranch is one minute closer to seeing him—her first love—the man who broke her heart seven years ago. While coming face-to-face with Luke Nobel again brings back painful memories, Carly quickly realizes there are other strong feelings just under th
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: All romance lovers
Recommended to Nikita by: Harlequin

Carly Baron is back to the Roughneck ranch to look after her ailing father but antsy about coming across Luke Nobel, the ranch manager of her family ranch and also the man she loved and the one who broke her heart all those years ago! Luke is now widowed and father to an adorable two year old. Seeing Luke with his daughter brings back painful memories, ones which Carly is desperate to hide at all costs. Staying away is the only option but the thing she doesn't take into account, their m
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of the sweetest Romances I have had the pleasure to review. First of who can go wrong with a really good cowboy story written on a ranch. I loved how this plot line was such a big pull on the family side . Family seems to be the main focus of this plot line and I for once absolutely loved it . Once again the characters manage to blow you out of the water this series just gets better with every book . This one is all about second chances with a love that is lost once but redisc ...more
Monica Cardoza
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Is Carly really happy in Houston or does she want to be home, but if she comes home eventually she will have to tell Luke about her little secret?

When I started reading this story I was a little lost but as I kept reading I was able to follow the story and really liked it. I do have to say that I have to go back to the first book so I can better understand this series but even though I didn’t the storyline was captivating. I was able to connect with the characters and I liked them. T
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

Looking for a sweet second chance romance? If so Barbara White Daille tells a great one.

Life on a Texas Ranch is never easy but when you have three siblings and three step siblings, it's easy to get lost in the pack. Carly Baron was labeled the Wild Child growing up because it was the only way to get attention. Instead she was a lonely, confused child whose mother left when she was little and Carly never knew why. Then som
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good story of second chances and the importance of family. Carly has come home to help take care of her dad, but she's also going to have to face Luke again. Years earlier they had parted ways when she accused him of using her to get a job on her father's ranch. Seeing him now brings back painful memories, but also the knowledge that her feelings for him never really went away.

Carly was known as the wild child in her family. Everyone saw the way she was trying new and different thing
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Carly Baron is from a well-to-do with a working ranch called the Roughneck. When she was younger, she begun a relationship with handsome grease monkey, Luke Nobel. Just as things were getting hot an heavy between the two, Luke appears at the ranch for a job and Carly accuses Luke of using their relationship to get himself the job working for her daddy. Having no time for childish outbursts, Luke walks away leaving Carly aghast. Carly leaves the ranch to go to college and has no intentions of goi
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it


Good story, likeable characters, a mystery that ties the stories together besides them being a family. Does have a couple of love scenes that I skipped over.

Carly Baron has come home to help take care of her father recover from his injury from a riding a bull. Carly has secrets. She is going to quit riding barrels in rodeos. Threatens to start riding bulls next. Her ex-boyfriend is now the manager of Roughneck.

Luke Nobel is a widower with a little g
Hsiau Wei
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Carly is back to her town after Luke breaks her heart. She was labelled as a wild child while growing up and till now, she don’t know the reason her mother left her father. She fell in love with Luke and thought that he is the one for her but only to discover that he wants only a job at her family ranch. And now, she is back home only to discover that Luke is working for her father and he is a widower and a father to a small daughter. Luke loved Carly very much but due to his pride when Carly ac ...more
Karina Ramirez
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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Carly is returning back to the family ranch to help out after her father lands himself on bed rest. An easy enough task, as long as she stays away from Luke, her first love and the guy who broke her heart.

Still upset over him using her to get a job with her father, Carly tries to avoid Luke at all costs, especially when he's around his adorable two year old daughter. Babies are a sore subject for Carly. Carly avoids him easily enough in the beginning however when
Donna Porter
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Carly Baron took a leave from her job to come home and help out her dad who got hurt and is in a wheelchair recovering. She dreaded coming home because she was afraid she would run into her old love. Luke Nobel is now the ranch manager and when Carly runs into him she tried to act like it didn't matter, even though it did. The years since Carly ran away from Luke he got married and had a little girl. His wife died two years ago in a accident and now he is raising his two year old as a single par ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgally
Reading a book like this was kind of breaking me out of my routines of only picking out books that have similar background. I wouldn't normally chosen a book that had a cowboy sort of theme (Its always seemed so cheesy to me) anyways I decided to give this book a try. I really found myself enjoying this book. I loved the connection between Luke and Carly and loved the dual POV of the two. I loved the storyline and this book is well written. There was never a dull moment. Overall I really liked t ...more
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I really love second chance love stories and this was a good one. I really liked the characters and the story line. I just loved the family and can't wait to see them all happily married. This was a great book and I look forward to reading more from this author.

I was given a copy by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Whispers From
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Carly returns to her to help her father recuperate. Luke is the ranch manager with an adorable two year old little girl. When Carly left years ago for college, her relationship with Luke ended badly. Luke wants a mama for his daughter but Carly has a secret and she doesn't think she deserves a family.
Miscommunication. Secrets. The usual ingredients for a romance.
Peggy Clayton
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just loved The Texan's Little Secret. This book caught me right away and before I knew it I had finished a really good book. In fact it wasn't till the end that you didn't know what was going to for sure happen and it was wonderful.
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sweet story about lost loves, secrets and misunderstandings. Love Luke and Carly, good secondary characters and an underlying mystery all make for a really great book. I'll be looking for the next Texan Barons book!
Harlequin Books
"This Texas Rodeo Barons story tells the tale of lost love and secrets revealed. The heroine’s actions as a teen are understandable and make the love she finds as an adult all the more sweet" (RT Book Reviews). 4 stars

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Feb 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Gotta love a book you can read in one evening. Cute and quick. Also, cowboys :)
Jan 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Carly's story... about the one who got away! Decent.
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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About me: my faves in life are chocolate, romance, and reading - and, of course, my DH (dear husband). ;) Exercise and housework...well, not so much.

About the writing: Short contemporary, small-town romance, usually with kids, quirky characters, and a touch of humor. All my books, even in series, are stand-alones with each hero and heroine reaching their Happy Ever After by the end of their story

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Texas Rodeo Barons (6 books)
  • The Texan's Baby (Texas Rodeo Barons, #1)
  • The Texan's Cowgirl Bride (Texas Rodeo Barons, #2)
  • The Texan's Twins (Texas Rodeo Barons, #4)
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