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I have my hands full taking care of my little sister and covering for my uncle as ranch foreman. The last thing I need is a Texas princess like Callie Llewellyn getting up in my business and messing with my head.

All I can think of is getting up close and personal with those curves of hers. And being on the edge of discovery makes our quick-and-dirty encounters twice as ho
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Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published September 19th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
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Elaine
Rating 3.5/5

This is a romance between nineteen year old poor little rich girl, Callie Llewellyn, and the handsome, acting foreman on her grandparents’ ranch. She’s flunked a college course but doesn’t want to tell her grandparents who have brought her up since her parents died because she thinks they’ll be disappointed in her. She’s planning on studying over the summer to retake it and get her grades back up again without telling them.

He’s covering the role of his Uncle who had been seriously in
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Crina (Reading Addict)
Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this book, because I enjoyed it, but at the same time there were a lot of things that bothered me.

I liked the fact that it was a fast paced, easy and hot read, and the characters were cute, but nothing was special about this novel. It had nothing that stood out or that would make me remember this book. It was like a quick fuck, enjoyable then, but later quickly fading. The plot was hella predictible and I feel like it was too much drama and the characters ar
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Jan
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Perfect

My first book by this author and hopefully not my last.

Right from the beginning I was pulled in and intrigued as to why Callie was in prison and you only find out why later in the plot as you are then taken back to where it all began upto that point.

Cole is the ranch hand and Callie is on a break from college and the boss's grandaughter.

Not a predictable read as there are twist and turns along the way although the outcome is inevitable.

Cole is a great character, caring for his sister,
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Jennifer Blackwood
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It was sweet, sexy, and had off-the-charts chemistry. Cole...UNF. Cole was a great brother, man, really he was just a great everything (he's all mine, ladies!). I really loved how caring and kind Cassie was and how she took Cole's sister under her wing. Loved the passion and sparks between Cassie and Cole. Another great book from Havens <3 ...more
Nikki
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lord have mercy, this man, I mean book, just lasso'd my heart! I was wondering aimlessly looking for a book to read and just so happened to Crack this bad boy open, and boy am I glad. This book pulled me in from the get-go and I just couldn't get enough.. I thought please don't let this be another college romance, and it wasn't. Not by a long shot. Callie has lived a privileged life with her grandparents but she's not your typical spoiled rich girl, ooh no, she's so much more. She has a heart of ...more
Teresa
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of Branded by Candace Havens from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review**

This is my first book by Ms. Havens and hopefully she'll continue the series with Adi and Uncle Charlie and Callie's grandparents in their own books. I LOVED this book!!! Having read some of the reviews that remarked how the two main characters Callie and Cole were very combustible when they eventually do act on their attraction is off the charts!

Cole Keller has his hands
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
The cover lured me in and I’m so glad it did!

I admit to being lured into a book, on more than one occasion, by a beautiful cover. Bright colors, an eye-catching title or the occasional bodacious body (for purely artistic reasons, of course!) will grab my attention and talk me into trying a new author. I fight it, or try to, but in this case, I’m so glad I caved!

Callie is trying her best not to drown in family expectations she is struggling to meet. Going home and meeting up with a new ranch fore
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Cassandra
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The best I can say is that this book was fine. I wasn't wowed, but I also didn't hate it. Something about the romance between Callie and Cole just didn't connect for me. I was not that interested in how things turned out for them. I also kind of have a problem with the way that Callie recognized that she had 'first world problems' but still continued to gripe about them in front of someone with real things to wor
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Bette Hansen
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! Sweet romance, sizzling hot chemistry, nice pace and interesting characters. Callie was a bit whinny for my taste but overall she wasn't too bad. Cole more than made up for her! It was interesting to see how their first impressions of each other were disproved as they got to know each other. He had her pegged as a rich girl who never worked a day in her life while she marked him as a no goals cowboy, happy to spend his life on the ranch. Reality was far different and o ...more
Heather andrews
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The guy on the cover reminds me of Scott Eastwood, and for people who don't know Scott Eastwood, go look him up he is one Fine (with a capital F) specimen. Cole is one dominant man, "...he turned me around so that I was against his chest and my *** bumped against his hard-on. “This is what you do to me— twenty-four-seven.” Cole is like a little kid when things don't really go his way, "eff. What? I jumped off the fence and ran after her. “What about the makeup sex?” I said, lowering my voice in ...more
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
~ 4 - Cocky Cowboy & Pretty Princess - Stars! ~

What's a girl to do when the man of her dreams pushes her away at every turn?

When Callie Llewellyn butts heads one too many times with her grandfather's new foreman, Cole Keller, she decides it's time to change tactics. She might be home for the summer and trying to sort out her academic future but that doesn't mean she can't have a little fun with a stubborn and sexy cowboy either. Callie's approach to Cole's adamant refusal to mix business and p
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Lauren Doss
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Branded by Candace Havens

Branded...yes, you will definitely be branded after you read this novel. Cole and Callie may be in the heat of Texas but boy are they generating their own heat down on the ranch.

Cole is acting foreman on Callie's family ranch while his uncle is recovering from an injury. Callie is a college student home for the summer. An instant attraction...and a whole lot of resistance. Cole is beyond attracted to Callie, yet he cannot act on his attraction to Callie because he despe
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Kendra
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
LEEANN'S REVIEW
4 STARS

I really really enjoyed this book. It is about 2 young people with completely different upbringings and living completely different lives. On paper they are completely opposite, but In reality they are a perfect match.
What I liked about Cole and Callie is that although they are young and somewhat immature, they are not nasty or vindictive. They don't set out to hurt each other. It is refreshing to read about characters who make decisions based on what is best of their partn
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Roxane Wade
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story line for this book? Wow. Just, wow. I have no words.

Callie. The misunderstood. I confess, I had my objections about her at first. I genuinely thought she would be some rich bitch, who in some realistically cruel twist of fate, got the guy. Blah, blah, blah. Cliché. But no! She turns out to be the most unselfish person ever. It's a breath of fresh air, and I loved her.

Now Cole? One word. Smokin'. But condescending. A little. I mean, there's a story there, and it's a good one. A REALLY g
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Rachel Gunter
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Branded is my first book by this author, but I'll definitely be trying her other books! This was a fun, cute new adult romance with a handsome cowboy as the main love interest - I was hooked just on the cover ;)

I loved Branded, especially the main character Callie! She was funny, hardworking, and such a good person too! My favourite thing was Cole's love for his sister and his family - he was so protective and determined to do right by them! More men should be like that! The romance was a bit o
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Jessica Alcazar
okay, so .... #CoverWin **yikes** and it only got better from there. The blur mentions "...quick-and-dirty encounters..." but i beg to differ. They were downright filthy and scorching hot!

The story of Callie and Cole flew by for me. I was excited to see their transformation unfold throughout the pages. They started out with the typical misconceptions about each other but it all turned before my eyes. The story has a huge heart beating right through it. It was so heart-warming to be a part of bot
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Ayekah
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book is incredibly hot, steamy in all the right places and I love a good cowboy story. Cole is filling in for his Uncle Charlie as ranch manager for Callie's grandparents. Callie is coming home from college on summer break after being put on "probation" for failing her business class. Something she cannot face telling her grandparents, fearing their disappointment. Grandpa has been grooming her to take over the business, her grandparents are loving and supportive of her. Cole and his sister ...more
Lilith Darville
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
If you're looking for a light romantic romp with lots of sizzling sex, then this is the book for you. Callie is the match that lights Cole's fire, no matter how much he tries to stamp out the flames. I found Callie's humour particularly engaging and Cole's unconditional love for his sister moving. A few interesting twists and turns keep the story moving along at a page-turning pace. As Callie said so well, if you're looking for "heat to pool in your lower regions," then look no further. Happy re ...more
Sophie
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Oh so enjoyable! Sexy, funny, and adorable all in one! The only downside I really have it the chemistry the two main characters have. They interact and we know that they find each other attractive and all and then eventually fall in love with each other but it didn't really flow well and found it hard to believe that they could really feel that way. But, it was a quick read that really was enjoyable.
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What a surprise Branded was. The Prologue peaked my interest and the ending was like a fairy tale. From start to finish, I smiled, laughed and had a wonderful time with Callie and Cole. There’s was a love that was inevitable, unstable and down-right dirty.

Candace Havens really knows how to write a cowboy. He’s hot, he’s smart, he’s dirty. Callie does something to him. Trying to stay away from her has become fruitless. He’s drawn to the woman
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Heather 123
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Hot and steamy!!!!

A story about two people who are down on their luck and are trying to find happiness. Callie returns to her grandparent's ranch on summer break from college after learning she is being placed on academic probation because she failed a class. Determined to keep this information from her grandparents in fear of disappointing them, she enrolls in an online class to make up for the she failed.

Cole is a temporary ranch hand, helping out after his uncle was in a horrible tractor acc
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J
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
"Branded" is the first book I have read by Candace Havens and I am glad to have been introduced to her work.

I enjoyed the book but wish the blurb had hinted that the MC's were so young (h was only 19!). It really made them sound older. I like New Adult but not quite that "New". That being said it was a nicely paced book and I loved Cole. Although he started out a player he was also such a stand up guy trying to take care of his family. And he had such a delicious naughty side. Gotta love that!
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Kamy Chetty
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book should have come with a disclaimer.Warning, be prepared to pull an all nighter. I was hooked from the beginning. It wasn't long before I was wanting to be branded by Cole myself. After all a super hot cowboy, with daddy issues, someone who is book smart, protective, has an amazing butt that was made for jeans, I will not say no to that. Ms Havens has not let me down, I couldn't stop turning the pages to see how Callie and Cole's relationship develop. A must read if you're looking for a ...more
Karen Roma
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Branded was a sexy, emotional and thoroughly enjoyable quick read; with interesting characters that were much more mature than expected for their age, suffering understandable angst over the consequences their secret liaisons may impose on those they love.

While this was my first read by Ms Havens, the effortless flow of her writing kept me captivated until the very last page and ensured I will be reading more of her work.
Tracie R
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
Branded is a sexy read, with its emotional angst and great storyline it had me gripped from beginning to end. I will definitely be looking to read more by this author

Book generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Megan
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this. Full review to come closer to release day.
Sheryl C. Nash
*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Entangled Publishing*
C bond
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
via netgalley

loved this book, a re read.
Rachel
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a hot, smart, dirty talking cowboy who meets his match in the rich princess he was never meant to fall for then do not past Branded from Candace Havens. It’s a hot, delicious read that will have you glued to the pages.

I requested this book for review because of the author, I admit to not reading the blurb or knowing much about it other than it contained a cowboy but I have read Candace Havens in the past and knew I would be in for a good read. What I didn’t expect was to b
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Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading enterta ...more

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