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Loving a Lawman

(Cattle Creek #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  62 reviews
As cowboys, the Langston brothers of Cattle Creek, Texas, know it can hurt like hell to fall off a horse. But it can hurt even more to fall in love. . . .
Sheriff Seth Langston is head over heels for local wild child Jessie McAllen and has been for years. The trouble is she has eyes only for Seth’s rodeo star brother, Chase. Even though he considers Jessie his girl, Chase
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Signet
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May 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
I can't believe I actually read this all the way through because there were many times I almost quit.

I'm not going to write a proper review, but I'll tell you what bugged me.

I hate it when a couple won't communicate and assume the other person's thoughts and feelings. Misunderstandings and miscommunications between Seth and Jessie defined their relationship up until the VERY end! Why didn't (view spoiler)
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Seth and Jessie are an odd couple that work well together. They were fun to read about and watch mature and grow throughout the story. I can't say that there weren't times that I wanted to climb in to the story and "Gibbs-smack" each a couple times, but that what you have to love about romance novels - the way the main characters exasperate you.

This story had the drama, the angst, and the annoying family members to add to the mix. I loved
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
LOVING A LAWMAN is sweet, funny, emotional and heartbreaking, with lots of drama and characters that will have you rooting for them from the first page. This is one of those books you hate and love at the same time, the kind that makes you want to cry and slap some common sense into some people. This is my first book by Ms. Lillard and I'm already looking forward to the next because this was such an interesting read. She does a great job capturing the complexities of living in a small town and h ...more
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Cowboys are my kryptonite…

And while Sheriff Seth Langston wasn’t a cowboy by profession, he is definitely an honorary one in my eyes. Handsome, loyal and always trying to do the right thing, he was my favorite character in this languid look at small town life (and love).

Seth’s love has always been Jessie McAllen. Too bad she has been in love with his brother Chase for, well, forever. Love, marriage, live happily ever after. Not Seth, of course. He will be pining—but that’s the way it goes somet
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loving A Lawman ( A Cattle Creek Novel )
By: Amy Lillard

“Loving A Lawman” is the first book in A Cattle Creek Novel series. Wow, I loved it, a good cowboy romance story weaved by Amy Lillard. There was a bedroom scene or two that I skimmed over , but I loved the story and the characters. The character were so real that I felt like I was right there with them. Amy Lillard captured my heart right from the start and did not let it go till the end. I was laughing so hard and other times I caught myse
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Jessie McAllen has a reputation in the small Texas town of Cattle Creek as a wild girl. Impulsive, stubborn and comes from a family of women who cause trouble. Jessie works at the local diner/bar and when her man, Chase, comes back into town with another woman, she flips out. She runs to the parking lot for air, and some time later the police show up because Chase's car has been smashed to hell. Everyone turns to Jessie for blame - granted, she is holding a baseball bat.

Chase and Jessie have bee
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

It's always exciting to take a risk on a new-to-you author and have it really pay off. And pay off it did. Loving a Lawman was sweet, touching, and has me hooked.

The quick of it is that the local sheriff has a thing for the local wild child. The local wild child that happens to have an on again off again thing going with his brother--who happens to have a thing for buckle bunnies. Yeah. Toss in a falling out with one brother, an unexpected kiss with the o
Stacey Barbalace
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loving a Lawman is the first book in Amy Lillard's Cattle Creek series. I LOVED it! Amy writes such a good romance and she had me guessing the outcome of the book from chapter 1. I fell in love with the characters and couldn't wait to see what happens next. The "bedroom scenes", maybe 2, in this story were beautiful and nothing like what most authors are writing like today. If you don't like to read that kind of stuff, you certainly can skip those scenes and still enjoy the beautiful story. I ca ...more
Elizabeth H.
Love, love LOVE this book! One of the best reads of 2016!

My first impression as I read the first few chapters of the story:

When I first read the synopsis, I was really interested in reading the book. I thought Chase considered Jessie to be his girl, but I didn’t think they had a past. Chase claimed Jessie as his when they were in school and they had a legitimate off and on again relationship. Chase has gone through, and still going through, countless women while still considering Jessie his. And
Barb Lie
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loving a Lawman by Amy Lillard is the first book in her new Cattle Creek series. I have not read Amy Lillard, and after reading this fun small town romance, it will not be my last. I do enjoy these small town romances, and this was a bit different twist. Seth Langston, our hero, is the sheriff in Cattle Creek, Texas. Seth has had a crush for a few years on Jesse McAllen., but he cannot act on his feelings, as Jesse dates his brother, Chase.

The story begins when Seth is called to the scene of C
Gayle Pace
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Local Jessie McAllen is a rebel, known as the wild child of Cattle Creek, Texas. Chase Langston, who considers Jessie his "girl" has roaming eye. He has no intention of stopping his wanderlust even though Jessie has been his for quite some time. He likes to flaunt other women's attention and his attention to them in front of her. She doesn't know, but one of the other Langston brothers, Sheriff Seth Langston, has loved her from afar for a long time. He calls her "Jessie James" Seth and Chase bo ...more
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Lillard and I'm already looking for for more. One of things that jumped out at me right away was her writing style and honestly I really loved her voice while telling this story or Jessie and Seth.

I'm hoping this is the first book in a new series to come. In this book we meet a sheriff who has been in love with his brothers girl for most of his life. In the story of Seth and Jessie I couldn't believe that Seth could actually go after his brothers girlfriend but as the s
April ~ The Reading Belles
ARC was provided through NetGalley.

I've always loved a good small-town romance. And this one falls under it perfectly. Romance-y, not at all but small-town aspects were spot on.

Sheriff Seth Langston has always been in love with wild child Jessie McAllen. Only, Jessie is his brother, Chase's girl. And she would never give him the time of the day. But then one day she did and there was no turning back from there.

There's a lot of things going in the book that the main plot kind of lost in the middl
Connie  Lynch
Wow! Reading has always been my escape! My favorite way to visit a different place or time. Amy Lillard has a knack with turning your reading. into travel time and a desire to know the characters better! she has taken my from travel plans to Clover Ridge and Wells Landing now I will add Cattle Creek and a visit to the the Langston's Ranch! I really must meet sensitive Seth, Cowboy Chase, and protector Jake! They are brothers who love each other, cherish the women in their life, Mom, Grandma, bel ...more
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Loving A Lawman #1, A Cattle Creek Novel****
by Amy Lillard

Sheriff Seth Langston has loved Jessie McAllen for years. But she is his brother, Chase's girl—isn't she? Chase rides the rodeo circuit and is gone much of the time, has a wandering-eye for the ladies and no plans to settle down anytime soon. Jessie longs to leave Cattle Creek and Chase far behind, and will once she has saved up enough money. Her life gets even more complicated than it already is when she shares a kiss with Seth and real
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Overall I thought this was a great love story. It did take me about a chapter or two to get into the storyline, however once I reached that point I was hooked. I couldn't wait to see how the storyline of Seth and Jessie was going to play out and how Chase would fit into the picture.

Amy did a great job in writing Seth's part. His internal struggle to keep his feelings for what everyone considers his "brother's girl" was so sweet and yet frustrating to read! I understand that he felt loyalty to h
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the book! it was certainly different than what I'm used to reading and I most definitely skipped the bedroom scenes (sorry Amy). But overall, the characters were certainly well developed and I loved the cover of the book.
I like Jessie because in a way she reminds me of me if that makes any sense. I loved her stubborn streak but I also loved her sensitive side as well.
Seth was equally determined. I like a man who admits he's wrong and tries to make it right!
I came from a small t
Maureen Timerman
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
The premise of this book is a boy meets girl and rescues her, now girl idolizes boy and considers him her boyfriend. Never mind that the boy rescued her when she was seven and they are now in their mid-twenties, and he has groupies as he travels around the country on the rodeo circuit.
I found myself right in the middle between the main characters, as I kept walking in both of their shoes, I watched the light come on Seth when he sees the little children at his nieces birthday, but Jessie pulled
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a read! You will not want to put this book down! I love Amy Lillard’s Amish fiction books. This is the first non-Amish I’ve read by her and I loved it too.

Jessie McAllen is the town troublemaker. That’s what some in the town call her anyway. She did cause trouble once back in high school but that was a long time ago. When are people ever going to stop talking about her negatively?

Chase Langston is supposed to be Jessie’s boyfriend. He’s always away on the Rodeo circuit and doesn’t really ha
Kathryn Steffen
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely breathtaking. I love pretty much anything and everything to do with cowboys so I have to say seeing Amy start a cowboy series was incredibly exciting to me. It did not disappoint! If you do not fall in love with Sheriff Seth Langston then you must be made of stone. I adored him and Jessie. I loved the chemistry between them. My one tiny complaint is that the "bedroom" scenes were a bit too descriptive for my tastes but they did not take away from the story. I highly enjoyed it!
The ba
Diana Montgomery
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great story by Amy Lillard. Well written characters you will just love. Talking about love well Jesse has 2 fellas she is thinking about. Thing is they are brothers. Who will be the one that wins her heart. Will it be Chase kinda guy thinks more of himself first before anyone. Loves playing the game with women. Or maybe it will be the brother Seth. Down to earth and sheriff of this small town. Jesse is a character you will love. you will laugh and cry with her in this story. Has romance ...more
Elaine Shorb
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great book!!
This is one book that you will want to read cover to cover without stopping!
"Loving a Lawman", tells the story of Seth Langston's love for Jessie McAllen, who is supposed to be his brother Chases's "girl".
One night between Seth and Jessie, will have the town talking. You will not want to miss reading this book.
Thank you, Amy Lillard!! You've done it again! I cannot wait to read your next book in this series. (But, this book can be read as a stand alone book. If you're li
 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
When I first started reading this book, I didn't think that I was going to like it. Right away the reader is thrust into the middle of a scene from the hero's perspective, which was different. But a few pages in the characters began to intrigue me and I wanted to learn more about them. By the end of the book, I was in love with these characters and didn't want it to end! I'm looking forward to the next book, and the next Langston brother. Full review to come... ...more
Juanita Wickey
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loving a Lawman
By Amy Lillard

I enjoyed reading this story. So much went into this book. There many interesting situations that Seth and Jessie had to experience. Then ending surprised me and I was happy about it. Even through wealth the Langstroms turned out to be good people. I highly recommend you to read this story. On the whole it is realistic. Amy Lillard has a unique gift of writing. Read it in two days as it was one book I couldn’t lay down for very long.

Virginia Winfield
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a nice western romance. The story kept me interested and I loved the characters. The Langston family is a great set of characters. I really like how Jessie is such a strong character. She has much to overcome and a love to get over. I received an ebook copy of this book from netgalley for a fair and honest opinion.
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-challenge
I Really enjoyed this story…. just know It starts a bit slow, but once you get past the begining the story picks up speed.
I received this book free through netgally in exchange for my honest review
Ida Davis
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amy if I could give it ten stars I would. I recommended it to read but it isn't for under age 18. It has some sex scenes but it is a great book to read. ...more
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
loved it can't wait for the 2nd book to this series will be looking forward to it. already finished it couldn't put it down.. loved the ending to this one. ...more
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! Fantastic start to a great series!!
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a Goodreads win review. This is small town western romance book about the Sheriff and Jessie and the rodeo star brother. It was an easy read.
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