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White Collar Cowboy

(Shadow Maverick Ranch #1)

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Gavin Mathis is ready to settle down. He’s quit his job and come home to Shadow Maverick Ranch to do just that. Too bad his decision caused his beautiful former colleague to lose her job.

Lauren Delgado is a no-nonsense businesswoman. She’s had a crush on Gavin for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn,
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White Collar Cowboy is a novella in a the new Shadow Maverick Ranch by Parker Kincade. The story opens to Lauren Delgado who is in a right state of shock after being downsized from a job that she was successful at for twelve years. Physically upset by the instant life change that was forced upon her, Lauren's roiling nerves force her into a bout of dry heaves. As she's trying to get herself together in her office bathroom, Lauren hears a voice that has haunted her intimate fantasies. Gavin Mathi
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Sandy S
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars


WHITE COLLAR COWBOY (Shadow Maverick Ranch #1) by Parker Kincade

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 4, 2014

Gavin Mathis is ready to settle down. He’s quit his job and come home to Shadow Maverick Ranch to do just that. Too bad his decision caused his beautiful former colleague to lose her job.

Lauren Delgado is a no-nonsense businesswoman. She’s had a crush on Gavin for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s
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Esther Alayeto
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A short, great romance story. Good storyline and I really liked the location of the story, Galveston Island. The main characters, Gavin and Lauren, are wonderful, realistic and super hot together. It's a great hot and steamy read. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Kassandra Klay
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Parker is an absolutely amazing author. Every book she writes is a guaranteed page turner.
Denise H
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cowboy-romance
Wonderful series starter…cannot wait to see how the series progresses with the rest of the siblings. The characters are well written and likeable and the storyline so enjoyable it practically leaps off the pages. It is easy to follow and believable, you can almost see it happening in front of you as you read. It is a wonderful story about taking chances, opening yourself up to possibilities of unmeasurable happiness and love of family. It was nice to see no added hardships between the couple, li ...more
Jody
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a novella White Collar Cowboy never makes you feel short changed, it's a complete story that fully immerses you in the romantic getaway of former co-workers turned lovers. It's a straight forward story that has no Big Misunderstandings but instead relies on internal conflict stemming from issues every couple faces. Issues of work and long distance relationships, along with unnecessary feelings of guilt, weigh on this couple as their sensual time together solidifies their burgeoning relations ...more
Sofia Grey
Two of my favourite tropes blended skilfully together – cowboys and corporate suits. White Collar Cowboy is a hot, delectable read and deserves every one of its 5-stars.
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Gavin Mathis is ready to settle down. He’s quit his job and come home to Shadow Maverick Ranch to do just that. Too bad his decision caused his beautiful former colleague to lose her job.

Lauren Delgado is a no-nonsense businesswoman. She’s had a crush on Gavin for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works
...more
Windsong
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This is a great short romance with Lauren and Gavin center stage. Gavin had worked 12 years with Lauren on domestic and international deals. They were a good team. But when it came time for Gavin to throw in the towel for moving back home and working on his family's spread, the dominoes had fallen. The company had been thinking of changing direction and when Gavin left they sent Lauren packing as well.

Decided dad ing to take him up on the invitation to go to his beach house, they find
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Haley Whitehall
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first story I've read by Parker Kincade. The title leads the reader to believe there is a stronger cowboy element than there really is in this novella. It reads more as an office romance between two former colleagues. After Lauren suddenly loses her job due to downsizing she is at a loss of what to do. Her secret office crush, Gavin, suggest she spend some time at his house in Texas. She accepts not realizing he would be there, too, and of course, a hot romance ensues.

This was a qui
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Rosanna Leo
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Kincade never fails to rev my engines. One of my go-to authors, she blends likable characters, easy-to-imagine situations and heart-stopping romance in her books. White Collar Cowboy is no exception. A novella, it still feels rich and textured. We feel we know characters Lauren and Gavin. Indeed, we probably have known them at one time. This is what I like about this book. It feels real. Ms. Kincade gives us a tantalizing slice of life here, only better and sexier. As Gavin and Lauren deal w ...more
Buffy Kennedy
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sweet story with a lot of heat. The characters had good chemistry and the characters all around were lovable. The premise for the story intrigued me right away and the author wastes no time in diving right into it. There was no point at which I was bored at all and it all focused on the relationship between Gavin and Lauren that started at work and what they each had planned for their futures which suddenly seemed different than they’d originally thought.

This book was hopefully just a
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Maranda Raven
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed White Collar Cowboy. Gavin & Lauren melted my heart & this is a very touching story of finding love. A short novella to read when you are wanting something to take your mind off of insomnia. I hate sleepless nights but Parker Kincade kept my mind flowing to find out the ending. Can't wait to start the other books in the Shadow Maverick Ranch Series.

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Gavin Mathis is ready to settle down. He’s quit his job and come home to Shadow Maverick Ranch to do just that. To
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Buffy Kennedy
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sweet story with a lot of heat. The characters had good chemistry and the characters all around were lovable. The premise for the story intrigued me right away and the author wastes no time in diving right into it. There was no point at which I was bored at all and it all focused on the relationship between Gavin and Lauren that started at work and what they each had planned for their futures which suddenly seemed different than they 19d originally thought.

This book was hopefully just
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Cary Frates
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot!… and a good story, too! Lauren is a high-powered NYC business exec who just saw her job disappear without warning. All these years, and all she leaves her office with is one cardboard box? Stunned hardly captures her mood when her secret heartthrob and London counterpart, Gavin, suddenly appears and offers his condolences. His advice? She should take some time for herself to sort things out. She should take the key to his empty seaside Texas vacation home for a few days, just to get her hea ...more
Heather
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Parker Kincaide takes us from the board room to the barn in her 2014 release White Collar Cowboy.

Lauren is anti-no-nonsense heroine who has the world by the tail, or so she thinks until an unexpected twist occurs. Now she’s unemployed with nowhere to go except straight to the one man she’s always wanted but never thought she could have.

The premise is a little different than the average Western but the author does a great job of merging the two together for an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the descr
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Deni
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Parker’s writing style. She has a way of pulling you into the book. Immediately I was hooked. I could not put it down. I love books like that whether it may be a novella or novel. I loved the main characters. They are realistic and I was right there feeling all of their emotions and intensity from their careers and being lovers. And as far as the lovers part of the story? I was so wanting to be Lauren! I fell in love with the business man that wants to go back to being a cowboy. What I lo ...more
Angie
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good story about Gavin and Lauren. Gavin didn't realize a decision that he made would effect Lauren's job. Lauren has no clue about why she lost her job. Gavin offers Lauren a place to stay and relax until she figures out what to do. Lauren doesn't realize that Gavin will be at the beach house. Sparks fly between these two and I was hoping that they would be able to work everything out once Lauren found out what happened with her job. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward ...more
Kerry
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I won this book in a contest and am so glad I did! This novella starts off the Shadow Maverick Ranch series. While it does go by quickly, it doesn't feel short (if that makes any sense). The writing was excellent, and I really loved the characters. The build up to their relationship was great, and it's even better once they come together! There was just enough drama to keep things interesting, but nothing gets too dragged out or slows down the story. This really was a great read, and I am excite ...more
Rhonda
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Parker Kincade. I've read her Martin Family Series and her Game On series and can't get enough. She writes in several different romance genres and excels at all of them.

I live in Oklahoma so cowboy romances are near to my heart. Ms. Kincade did it so well. I loved the story told in White Collar Cowboy and hope the rest of the series focuses on Gavin's family. I can't wait for more from Parker!
Karen Roma
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Parker Kincade novel and has made me into an instant fan.

I’m totally addicted to Cowboys, but when you add brains and tattoos, I’m a complete goner!

I’m not going to tell you what happens; you need to read the book. But I will say, that Ms Kincade is right up there with some of the BEST authors of Cowboy romance I have read!!

So looking forward to book two!!
Suzy
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok I am slowly changing my mind on these short novels. I use to hate them because they were so short but now I am enjoying the quick reads at the end of my day. great storyline awesome steamy scenes a must read if you like short novels
Katherine
Finished this today.. If I could I would have given it a 3.5 stars. It was good but to short, I wish there would have been an epilogue. Hopefully the other books in the series will fill in the gaps...
V.L. Locey
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great, sassy, saucy, sexy read!
Aaneill
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parker Kincade delivers again. This fun sexy modern day cowboy love story delivers. I am so glad I asked for cowboys! Now I want more....
C.J.
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice characters and story.
Deni Golden
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book.! I didn't want it to end. Can't wait for the next book! Eekk
D. Rivera
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
really enjoyed this read. my first from this author. I will read more. good stuff. loved Gavin. hot man. plus love a good cowboy.
Aaneill
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parker Kincade delivers again. This fun sexy modern day cowboy love story delivers. I am so glad I asked for cowboys! Now I want more....
 CCAM&GZM
The story is not extraordinary, but enjoyable, and I really liked author’s style. It is delicate one that attracts you. I will definitely try another book of hers.
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