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Renegade Cowboy

(Rocky Mountain Riders #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Cassidy Greer knows that cowboys are nothing but trouble. But when her childhood crush comes riding into town, she starts to have second thoughts. Levi's a world-class bull rider now, and more handsome than ever. It's a good thing she's headed out of town soon or she just might be tempted....

As a famous rodeo star, Levi Cortez could have his pick of any woman on the circu
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 19th 2017 by Forever (first published November 28th 2017)
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Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Welcome to Topaz Falls, Colorado
Elevation 7,083 feet"

Putting herself through nursing school, working as an EMT and taking care of a depressive mother with a drinking problem mean that Cassidy Greer can only hope to have time for a social life one day. She applied to a pediatric nurse residency program and also hope to move to Denver at the end of July. So she have less than two months to help her mom get her life back on track. She never took into account that Levi Cortez, her late brother's be
books are love
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cassidy has had a lot on her plate since her brother died. She is trying to hold it all together and not ask for help. Sometimes though a little help goes the long way. The other issue she is trying not to deal with is sweet and sexy Levi.

Levi has come back to make amends and really find himself. When Levi first started this series you saw a immature and rather self absorbed guy who charmed the pants out of everyone. Now he is growing up and seeing the consequences of some of his actions. When h
Bette Hansen
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a well done story that touches on several sensitive topics. The author did a great job handling them. The book is well written with amazing characters. Recommended
Janet Robel
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful cowboy romance! Looking forward to the others.
Wit & Wonder Books
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Forgiveness and trust are two of the hardest things to make amends. Can a bad boy bull rider wrangle his woman into his arms again and prove to her he’s here to stay? Renegade Cowboy by Sara Richardson is a sweet, charming western romance that will have you swooning for the cowboy in a heartbeat.

Renegade Cowboy is the third book in Richardson’s Rocky Mountain Riders series and can be read as a standalone. With that said, however, if
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has been my least favorite book of the series so far. It wasn't bad, I just missed the romance and falling in love that we usually get. Levi already loved Cassie before this book even began, so there's no gradual realization of being in love. And his 'I love you' comes way before hers does, which is surprising for the hero of a book, but nothing wrong with that. It was just unexpected. He was a real sweetheart though, much to my surprise given how he seemed like a carefree and aloof type of ...more
Cowboy romances are basically my go-to in this genre, and I loved getting to know Sara's work. In this story, readers get to watch Cass and Levi, her deceased brother's best friend, have a shot at the relationship they could never had had when they were kids. Of course, there are complications. Cass is finally going to take a huge leap in her professional life -- hoping to get accepted into a residency program in Denver (away from home). Levi has become a rodeo star and has never been one for se ...more
Tina Todd shobe
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Renegade Cowboy is the 3rd book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series but can easily be stand alone.

After his best friend, Cash Greer, was killed in an accident practicing for the rodeo Levi Cortez leaves town and goes on with his life. He's back in town atoning for his past. When he left town he left his second family, the Greer's behind including Cash's sister, Cassidy.

Cassidy life pretty much ended after her brother's death. Her mom, Lula since then has struggled with depression and alcoholism.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cassidy is helping her mom and keeping a secret that could make or break her family even more. When Levi comes home and seems to be everywhere she turns, she gets the idea she needs to stay focused on her goals and avoid him at all cost. Levi has been home for some time now and trying to pay pence to the town he loves so much. There also seems to be some other things he might need to fix while in town and the only person he hopes to do that with is Cassidy, but can he prove to her that he's seri ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Cassidy Greer isn't in the market for love, between caring for her ailing mother and trying to finish up school and land the job of her dreams, there really isn't room for a man. But, there is one certain man that always seems to find a way to sneak into her thoughts... even if he is a bad boy cowboy that is certain to break her heart! From the moment her young, boy crazy eyes landed on her brother's best friend Levi, she found herself completely infatuated with him, he was the kind of man that ...more
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Renegade Cowboy by Sara Richardson is a heartwarming romance that also deals with real life issues such as unresolved grief and alcoholism. This third installment in the Rocky Mountain Riders series can easily be read as a standalone.

Levi Cortez has undergone a great deal of growing up since his return home. He has finally taken responsibility for something his brother took the fall for many years ago and this has strengthened his bond with his family. Levi is also finally aware that he runs awa
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Lovin'A Cowboy Romance

Sometimes a story will just wreck me emotionally, not in a bad way but in that breaks my heart and heals it back up again way. RENEGADE COWBOY was such a story for me. Since the start of the Rocky Mountain Riders series, I’ve watched Levi, in the background, dealing with his actions in his own way which is not the best way. I’ve watched him slowly change, lose the wrong part of the attitude, begin to see a different side to events and grow up in ways that were
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
“I love you, Cass,” he murmured, careful that she didn’t hear. “And I’m gonna make you love me too.”

Look, guys, it’s been a long week for me as a reader. The last book I read made it damn near impossible to pick up anything else—let alone love it. I think I started and stopped four books . . . And then along came Renegade Cowboy.

The third book in Sara Richardson’s Rocky Mountain Riders series, it was just what I needed to break my slump. I’ve always said you can’t go wrong with a swoony, sexy c
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cassidy and Levi have such a sweet and sad past. It’s no wonder they found their way back to each other. But first, Levi has to tear down all the walls Cass has erected over the years. To be fair, Cassidy had to deal with a lot since Levi left town. That doesn’t make it any easier, though.

The ladies in Cassidy’s inner circle are truly the nicest women ever. I know the things they do to help Cass out are for her and not her mother, but really. As much as the narrative shows us that LuLu was a won
Renee Entress
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Hometown Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #1)
Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #2)

This is Cassidy and Levi’s story. Levi did some bad things in his youth that he regrets but his biggest regret was leaving his friends family after he died. When his friend died he jumped at the chance to leave town, but he never forgot. When h
patrick Lorelli
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-cowboys
Cassidy is trying to do it all. Take care of her mother, work, go to school to be able to get into the nursing program, with all of this what she does not need is for bull rider Levi Cortez to come back into town. Levi left town and has felt guilty ever since Cassidy’s brother died from riding a bull. His guilt has kept him away from the town and from his family. The problem is once he sees Cassidy he realizes he is more in love with her now than when he left. Her problem is she has had no time ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Levi the youngest Cortez brother has cone home to the family ranch. After some trying family times he has got things on track with his family and is ready for the next step in life. He has been in love with his childhood best friends sister Cassidy forever, but when his best friend died he left town with the Rodeo circuit to cope with his grief. Now he is back and ready for the next step settling down and telling Cassidy how he feels.

Cassidy is holding on
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Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second chance… with a cowboy!

I know, I know. I’m a sucker for a cowboy. I can’t help it. There’s something about their take charge, capable attitude. Their devotion to family, hearth and home. Oh and maybe a wee bit on how (most of them) fill out a pair of Levi’s and/or chaps…. Levi is definitely all those things and more as he returns home to confront his past and, hopefully. make peace with it.

Cassidy and Levi have history, lots of it, but years have gone by and a lot of living in between. The
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For years Cassidy has had one goal in mind, being able to leave her small town and complete schooling to become a pediatric nurse. But with her mother a semi-functioning alcoholic Cassidy doesn't feel she can leave her behind. Levi has spent years making up for a mistake he made years before and finding his place again in the town he grew up in and with the family he left behind. Levi was there when Cassidy lost her brother, his best friend, and has always felt guilty about what happened. Cassid ...more
Isha Coleman
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Levi and Cass are an anomaly. What once was a strong friendship has become a chasm of painful memories and hopeless regret. Mistakes of the past leave Levi atoning and Cassidy mourning what was and can never be. Love, loss and immaturity had a hand in breaking a bond that could have been something more. Will fear, regret and the factors of life ruin their second chance? Sara Richardson is not afraid to tackle the tough stuff. Renegade Cowboy is a moment of redemption for a love that almost was b ...more
Shelleen Toland
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-library
Cassidy Greer lives with her mom. Her brother had been killed in a bull riding accident. So her and her mom have been there for each other.
Levi Cortez is a famous rodeo star and could have anyone he wants but he has wanted Cassidy for years. He was also her brother's best friend.
We are back in Colorado with another of the Cortez brothers. Cassidy is in the circle of all the women in the Cortez men's lives. so they are thrown together a lot.
Cassidy would like to be with Levi but he is away a lo
Kim Vanravenswaay
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First book I've read by Sara Richardson, I will be going back and reading the other two books in this series and then start the Heart of the Rockies series.
Levi is a bull rider, but not the normal that is written into a romance cowboy novel. He actually takes his health seriously. He gets a mild concussion near the beginning and when the doctor tells him he has to take 4 to 6 weeks off of the rodeo circuit, he listens. Good thing too, because it gives him a chance to romance Cassidy before she
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it

Renegade Cowboy is the third book in Sara Richardson’s fun Rocky Mountain Riders series. Levi and Cassidy finally move past their shared past to realize they were meant to be; and, life is much better when they are together than apart. Longtime readers will enjoy the catch up with the other members of the Cortez family. New readers will enjoy meeting the Raines Renegades and the implication that they will all get their own story soon. I have enjoyed this series from the beginning and can’t wait
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the story about the third brother, Levi Cortez, and his childhood friend Cassie Greer, the sister of his best friend. When Cassie’s brother was killed by a rodeo bull, Levi left to go on the circuit and left behind Cassie and her mother to mourn his death. When Levi finally came home to see his Dad and brothers, the old feelings for Cassie came flooding back but she was not open to a relationship because she had spent too many years being the parent in her family. Levi and Cassie both h ...more
Heather andrews
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Levi just can't help himself at times, “we’re making out in my truck.” He couldn’t wait. Not when he’d already wasted so much time. He bent and lowered his lips to hers." Levi can sometimes be all animal-like, "he inched closer, the look on his face almost predatory. “You looked at pictures of me online?” I loved this book, I fell in love with Levi.
Ann Green
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you like country music with the ups and downs of daily life, you will enjoy Renegade Cowboy by Sara Richardson. Rodeo star Levi is a fantastic character and you will cheer for hometown girl Cassidy who clearly deserves a second chance at life! Much more than just a trip down memory lane for Cassidy and Levi, this book is a fun read and I read it in one sitting just to see the family drama resolved to my satisfaction! Thanks for the win!
Mrs. Garen L. Herd
Good read

Love me a cowboy (And I do have my own). Our hero is a bull rider who is famous for more than bull riding....the ladies all love him and he loves the ladies, just no one for long. He's come home after 10 years and making amends to his home town. Our heroine has known him her whole life, but wants nothing to do with him. And the sparks fly. Highly recommend.
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this story. All of the ups and downs that Levi and Cassidy faxed, especially when it came to her mom was so real and emotional. Looking forward to the next in the series
I needed a little joy in my life early in November, and a good cowboy romance usually does the trick. Renegade Cowboy managed to be sweet and sentimental without seeming overly sappy. Although I hadn’t read the previous two books in this Richardson’s Rocky Mountain Riders series, I thoroughly enjoyed Levi and Cassidy’s love story without any adverse effects from not starting the series at the beginning. This book is totally worth the read for any cowboy romance fans out there!

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Contemporary romance author Sara Richardson has been a communications manager, copy writer, magazine editor, and whitewater rafting guide. The day after graduating with a master’s degree in journalism, Sara realized she was too empathetic to be a journalist and starting writing her first novel instead. A lifelong fascination with true love quickly led her to the romance genre.

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