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The Billionaire Cowboy

(Billionaire's Club: Texas #1)

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  307 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Billionaire Ryder Blackwell has got it all under control. The wealthiest cattle baron this side of the Mississippi, he’s built an empire for himself in hopes of getting distance from a tortured past. But when a stunningly sexy—and strong-willed—new vet comes to town just in time for Christmas, Ryder knows he’s met the one spirit he just can’t tame…Lara Montgomery doesn’t w ...more
Kindle Edition, 91 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This novella will definitely get your adrenaline pumping. Baxter tells an inviting and exciting tale that I easily read in a single sitting. Baxter’s writing is very smooth and her descriptions paint a brilliant picture of the ranch. I was amazed at how in-depth the story was considering the short page length. I also appreciated the accuracy in the equine and cattle details in the novel. The author really knew what she was talking about, which was refreshing.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters
I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for my honest review.

First thing that comes to mind-Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy..yeah, its that hot.

How does a hot billionaire cowboy get the attention of the one woman in town he can’t have? He buys the prize horse she has been scrimping to buy to redeem her family’s reputation. Ryder Blackwell wants Dr. Lara Montgomery, but she built a fortress against his advances, knowing that her fledgling veterinarian practice will suffer if s
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encanta cuando un playboy cae ante una mujer fuerte. Ryder no tenia oportunidad y mucho menos ella...
The Billionare Cowboy? Yes Please ! This story was a sexy fun read!

Ryder Blackwell, the oldest son has turned his and his families fortunes around from dirt poor as a teenager to one of he largest ranchers with billions of dollars at his disposal. Ryder has never had to chase women, he knows he is attractive and then add to that his financial status , women are generally clamoring to get in his bed, but in a twist of fate the one women he wants, wants nothing to do with him,
Dr Lara. Montgomery
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The gist: Ryder is a billionaire cattle rancher. Lara is a vet. Ryder has wanted Lara but she’s repeatedly turned him down. In an attempt to get her to pay him some attention, he bought a thoroughbred horse he knew she was planning on buying. When Lara came to his ranch seeking to buy the horse from him, he proposed he stay the weekend with him in exchange.

First of all, this is a VERY short story; therefore, it’s ridiculously f
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Originally posted at The Book Nympho

THE BILLIONAIRE COWBOY is my second Baxter romance and she it has won a place on my auto-read list of romance authors.

Don’t let the word Billionaire keep you from reading Many Baxter’s THE BILLIONAIRE COWBOY. I know there are a lot of romances out there about billionaires with love interests that are virgins for some reason. But this is not the case with Ryder and Lara.

In fact the billionaire part really takes back seat. Yes Ryder is rich but it’s not
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who can resist a cowboy? I know I can't.

The Billionaire Cowboy by Mandy Baxter was a very sexy, yet cute short story featuring a sexy cowboy and a headstrong and sassy vet. Ryder and Lara together was such fun to read. They had good chemistry going and the sex between them was steamy.

The writing was smooth, the pacing was fast, although not rushed and the character development of both of the main characters were good. Although short, Ms. Baxter did a fine job of delivering the story as a whole.
Heather andrews
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lara is an upfront and honest girl, "you can afford not to care. Whatever happens this weekend, you'll still be the legendary Ryder Blackwell. And I'll be nothing more than another notch on your bedpost." Ryder that man can have some caveman tendencies, "her voice was a husky purr that shot straight to his balls, drawing them painfully tight. The urge to open his fly and pound into her was almost too strong to resist." He's also a caring guy who likes to take care of his woman, "shush." His resp ...more
A.R. Von
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh how I love reading a romance with cowboys. Add the fact that they're billionaire's and well. Double the yum? The Billionaire Cowboy is fun, sexy, funny and a quick read for any fan of the genre.

This was my first time reading anything by Mandy Baxter and I have to say, I look forward to much more!
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
Sweet, sexy, fun and a cowboy. Do I need to say anything else?
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
HOT, HUNKY, Texan Ryder has his hand full with one beauty he can only hope to tame.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
Una historia muy parecida a la de muchas, y pues no falta un final feliz.
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read that keeps your smiling, it is a short story that you will want to read in one setting. You don’t have to give it a lot of focus which makes it a lovely fun romance that will keep your motor running and your smiles coming. What a way to start a series, I cannot wait to read the rest of them.

Ryder is a headstrong alpha male who has everything going for him. He is a very handsome, tough cowboy who can have any women he pretty well wants. There is one women he wants more than a
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
A romance that say HELLO to a puddle of combustibles with a blowtorch, so wear FLAME RESISTANT UNDIES!

Ryder Blackwell is a mega bucks cattle rancher, but he did it the hard way, with his blood, sweat & tears. He has been able to get any woman he wants, but the local vet, Lara, while not give him the time of day! So he pulls his last card from his deck & she will not be able to walk away!

Lara Montgomery is the new veterinary in town, has also pull herself up by her boot straps & now s
I thought the premise sounded good and once in a while I am in the mood for something short and to the point. And that is exactly what I got with this first in a series about three billionaire brothers who make the big bucks in their chosen professions with this being about the oldest Blackwell who is a successful rancher.

Ryder Blackwell can have anything he wants these days and is a far cry from his family's humble beginnings, but other than his ranch, the one thing he wants isn't all that easy
Sep 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I choose this book the day before yesterday because it was a short read, and it sounded rather appealing.

When I chose to request the book I was under the impression, based on its inclusion in an email from Netgalley about Christmas-themed books, that it was Christmas-themed. I saw maybe three mentions of Christmas, and they were all in passing. That was one small strike against it (small because I figured that it was possible that
A Klue
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, you don’t need a lengthy review to figure out what you are getting with this one, my fellow romance book-loving friends. The cover and book synopsis pretty much says it all. Expect a quick read with very explicit steamy scenes and reformed bad boy behavior. This hero is bound and determined to win the heart of the heroine by any means necessary. It just so happens she had her heart set on buying a particular horse to rekindle her family's horse breeding business. Said hero deliberately ...more
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Amanda Bonilla presents us here a new series, a cowboy romance. It’s been a while since I’ve read a story like this one but it was very nice to fall back into the genre. The format is pretty short, but it is also something that is interesting because it allows us to read the book between two novels and quite fast.

Ryder Blackwell owns a ranch and became a billionaire in years. He always gets what he wants, remains a highly coveted man and does not hesitate to
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Ryder Blackwell is a man who knows what he wants, and isn't afraid to go after it, and that just so happens to include his towns new veterinarian Lara Montgomery. He has wanted her since he first laid eyes on her, but every time he asks her out she denies him, so now he has to resort to some shady tactics to lure her in and hopefully on his good side. He is hoping his one stitch last effort lands him the girl...and not heartache!

Lara Montgomery has been trying to avoid the advances on one very d
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I have such a hard time with novellas, and I wish I didn't. I don't know why but I would rather sit and read a slow paced super long novel then a really good novella, I mean there is only so much character development you can do in such a short amount of time (the exception to this of course is novellas that go along with a series). But since I really love Mandy Baxter (aka Amanda Bonilla) I went ahead and gave thi
Vânia Nunes
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vânia by: NatGalley
The Blackwell brothers are the best bachelors in town, but Lara does not want to know any of them.

Her family had been important in that city, but because of the sins of her father, they had to move under shame. Now she is back and intends to resurrect the Montgomery's name. For this she decides to buy the horse at auction, October Sky, would be the starting point for her business, but Ryder James Blackwell decided to disrupt her plans.

The known casanova cowboy did not need October Sky. In fact
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Title: The Billionaire Cowboy

Series: Billionaire's Club Book #1

Author: Mandy Baxter

Genre: Romance

Blurb: Billionaire Ryder Blackwell has got it all under control. The wealthiest cattle baron this side of the Mississippi, he’s built an empire for himself in hopes of getting distance from a tortured past. But when a stunningly sexy—and strong-willed—new vet comes to town just in time for Christmas, Ryder knows he’s met the one spirit he just can’t tame…

Lara Montgomery doesn’t want to be involved wi
Monica Cardoza
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Should you care what people think about you? I know at times I have been one of those that holds back because of what people will say but I bow down to Lara Montgomery because she went for it and it was the right choice.

Ryder James Blackwell and Lara Montgomery have lots in common but they have no idea. Lara sees Ryder as a man that has slept with countless women and she believes that she is just another notch on his bedpost. Ryder thinks that if he can be with Lara he will be able to get her ou
Angela Goodrich
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Billionaire Cowboy is a quick read the combines the right amount of conflict, humor, and sexy fun times, along with just a dash of action. You know a book is going to be good when it starts with one brother (Jason) warning his other brother (Ryder) that he may have a bit more of a “pissed-off female” headed his way than he can handle. And Lara arrives on the scene spitting mad, full of fire and enough gumption to tell Ryder off when no one else in their town would dare talk to him like that ...more
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lara Montgomery couldn’t believe that she scrimped and saved to buy October Sky only to be out bid by rancher Ryder Blackwell. She was hoping to get back into the racing business that her family was once so prominent in by buying the horse and Ryder new that she wanted she wanted it. He was a low down rotten scoundrel and she was going to give him a piece of her mind.

Ryder Blackwell had been asking Lara out for months and each time she turned him down flat. There was nothing left to do but purch
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Mandy Baxter is writing about hot rich men! Honestly what more could you want? Oh a cowboy, you say. Well, she has that covered as well.

THE BILLIONAIRE COWBOY kicks off the Billionaire’s Club series with an alpha hero and some serious sexual tension! Ryder Blackwell has stolen something from Lara Montgomery that she wants badly. Bad enough that she is willing to spend a weekend with him to get it. It doesn’t sound as bad as that though because while you’re mind probably went straight to sex, Ry
Cocktails and Books
3.5 Cocktails

This was a shorter read and while I can't say it was terrible, it wasn't one of the best books I have read. I just could not relate to the characters and the pace of the book. Everything happened way to quickly in terms of the plot for me to feel any kind of connection to the characters at all.

Ryder was portrayed as a very sexy good looking and hot rancher, he wanted Lara the local vet and would go to any length to get her in his bed. There was some good sex scenes in the book but
2.5 stars

This story was a sexy quick read and Who doesnt love a cowboy?
Not that Ryder came across much as a cowboy, yes he owns a cattle ranch but this book played the billionaire card more than the cowboy card which i felt was a shame.
I found the events of the story to be over rather quick, everything in the plot happened in a space of 24 hours. which was ok but i found it hard to get to grips with the characters.

The characters lacked a certain depth that connects you to them, and there was lit
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sizzling hot read.
The passion and love scenes between Ryder and Lara are red hot!......might need to fan yourself off.....
Poor Ryder has been in torment for months of wanting Lara and no other woman will do. After she keeps turning him down time after time Ryder tricks her into coming out to his ranch. A challenge is issued and Lara proceeds to make a fool out of herself trying to win. But all this doesn't stop Ryder from thinking about a nake Lara every second. Lara too has been denying herse
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