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(Cattenach Ranch #1)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  191 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Nearly the last remaining member of Olivia Cattenach's family has just died overseas and left her overcome by grief. But when a soldier shows up at her ranch with a final message from her brother, she finds new purpose. Nathan Roldan is as formidable as they come. Bulging muscles and inked to boot, he looks like every bit the bad boy he claims to be. Except, under his shut ...more
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Published June 13th 2017 by KDP
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Maree Repa
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her Saddest Goodbye

Five Amazing Stars

I was so absolutely thrilled to receive this unbelievable book now, Cattenach Ranch. Written by by most wonderful writer, Kelly Moran. With this beautiful and classic tale of love and hope, humour and emotion. Finding love is not always where you think it can be found. Such a wonderful most passionate story this is.

Olivia Cattenach is at the burial of her brother, Justin. He had died whilst he was serving as a soldier. She was so upset known now she had alrea
DJ Sakata
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Nakos had always been placed in the what-if column in her someday mental file. Biological clock aside, she was hesitant to pull out the folder and dust it off.

Right this second, he could’ve sworn she was shoving aside shadows in his mind and checking corners for secrets.

He gave up. Understanding women, especially this one, was like trying to learn molecular fusion while drinking Jack Daniels. Pointless.

If there was the slightest chance I was capable of leaving you, there’s a grea
Judy C
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love this book. It had me laughing and crying. I've grown used to this and love about Kelly Moran books. Olivia is working on her family Ranch with her Aunt Mae and only living relative. She is struggling with her grief since her brother/best friend died overseas fighting for our country. Then one day Nathan shows up looking all big and menacing and she know it has something to do with her brother. Nate is here to fulfill his promise to her brother and deliver a letter he wrote " Just In ...more
Patricia Myers
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my. There is so many emotions in this book. Olivia is dealing with the death of her brother who was killed in the military over seas. Nate who was his superior officer is dealing with his death and so many demons of his own. Nate following through on a death bed request comes to Cattenach ranch to bring Olivia the letter her brother had written. What follows is so emotionally packed.I couldn't put this book down. Nate has so much guilt and problems, he doesn't feel like her deserves love but ...more
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Kelly Moran book to date!

This book is intense, Kelly Moran has a way of telling a story. She takes her time building it up, she doesn't rush anything. It's honestly like she's letting the story simmer at just the perfect heat and then...BOOM! Your taste buds implode from the deliciousness she just cooked up.

Can Nate and Olivia be a better matched couple? Goodness was this story one for the record books. As a reader I was taken back by the flow of words, by the scenery, Kelly Moran ca
Dixie Brown
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an emotional roller coaster ride this is! I couldn't put it down. I think I sweated blood for Nate as he struggled with his past the only way he knew how - by withdrawing into himself. Yet when his only friend is dying and asks him to take care of his sister, he doesn't hesitate. He's a true hero in every sense of the word. Olivia is kind, generous, outgoing and strong beyond measure, and when she loves someone, she loves with her whole heart. When the sexual tension starts flowing and ...more
Shannon Ferguson
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kelly Moran has yet to write characters that don't have me falling head over heels for them, and Nate and Olivia just might top this list. I freaking loved Olivia's attitude. She's such a strong, determined heroine, but also passionate and understanding. Nate feels he's broken, but still has this side to him that's protective and kick butt. This story had me laughing and crying in equal parts, and it was awesome seeing Olivia bring light and life to Nate's world.

I would definitely recommend rea
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the type of book you need to give more than 5*. I am a huge fan of Kelly Moran and so far I have loved every book of hers I have read and this story is no different. The way she writes her stories is like no other I've read. I want to rave about this book so much but I just don't have the words to explain why you should read this book but I will give it my best.
The characters are real. You feel every ounce of pain and happiness they do and at times it takes your breath away. Nate had a
Kelly Moran
Apr 18, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
"Rich characterizations, realistic emotions, and a lovely story make for a can't-put-it-down emotional read."
~Library Journal

"Redemption is an emotionally raw story of two broken people finding love amidst the agonizing pain of loss and the debilitating specter of PTSD. From the deserts of the Middle East to the sweeping Cattenach ranch in Wyoming, Nate and Olivia's scorching passion ignites the sheets and heats up the pages. With beautiful prose and a colorful cast of supporting characters, inc
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

This story is so good I didn't want to finish it too soon.
I recommend you all to read it if you like your romantic stories full of emotions and chemistry and struggles and hope.

Nate is an ex soldier,he was released from the army after an accident that cost him a few months in a german medical center and the life of his only friend.
He went to the Cattenach ranch to honor a promise, to take care of Justin's sister,but he didn't know yet that he will also find his friend last gift over there.
My fa

Renee Entress
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. This story contains suspense, secrets, love, grief, heartbreak, and pain.

This is Olivia and Nate‘s story. Nate has a sad past but he made a promise and knows that must fulfill that promise. When he meets Olivia, he is smitten but knows she is too good for him. After all a mistake, he made caused his teammate to be killed. A deathbed promise is what brought him her. Olivia can see the pain behind Nate’s eyes. But she is determined to get her gentle giant
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is no secret I get attached to books and characters. When I find a great series, I hold on tight. So whenever I find out Kelly Moran has a new book coming out, I secretly hope it's either a continuation or a "Where are they now?" story for the "Phantom" series. However, I can say with certainty, I'm never disappointed when it's not. In the case of "Redemption", I may have found something to hold on to. The characters are rich in development while the overall story takes you on an emotional ro ...more
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic book. I love the Donation button at the bottom of the inner picture. The writing under it is hard to read and would love to be able to. I am a former WAVE and my 1st husband was a retired Sailor.
The Military no matter what branch you always make at least 1 great friend you don't lose touch with.
PTSD was right on and not just for the Military figure in it.
She hit it all on the head.
It's a great clean read well 99% clean and I can't wait for her to get 2nd book done.
It also bring
Nicole Smith
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One way to describe this book is emotionally beautiful. I won't lie the tears were flowing especially at the end so I recommend to having tissues handy once you get to that part. This book just pulled my heartstrings. Nate, he's a damaged hero who doesn't see his worth. My heart went out to him, but he had two people put into his life to lead him on the path of redemption. This book had me hooked right from the beginning and I literally had a hard time setting this one down. Kelly Moran writes t ...more
Sheila Renz-green
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To me this became more than just a love story. It allowed for the main characters to really grow and see themselves through each others eyes.
A broken military hero that believes he doesn't deserve a nice life due to the way he was raised and a misguided ranch owner believing she has to shut herself off because of the great losses she has felt. Gradually they discover that together they are so much more than they ever thought they could be.
After reading this story it really made me think about ou
Jacqualine Davis
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story. Olivia and Nate are brought together by losing the same person – her brother, his comrade/friend. Olivia is slowly healing, but Nate is constantly reliving that fateful day. He can't let go of the grief or the guilt. Nate had no idea that delivering Justin's "If you're reading this" letter would lead him to the one person who could help him and love him.

Kelly Moran had my emotions all over the place! I was loving, laughing, and grieving right along with Olivia and Na
Books Laid Bare
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are books that while you are sure that you are going to enjoy the story, you just have no idea what the author has in store for you and for me this was one of those read, Kelly Moran pulled out the big guns and blew me away.
The story belongs to Nate and Olivia, and whilst they meet over the most tragic of circumstances…after all Olivia’s brother Justin has passed away and Nate is delivering his last letter to her.
But unbeknown to her, he is also honouring the last promise, he made to Just
Amanda N.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** I received an ARC copy of Redemption from Kelly Moran. My review is completely voluntary.***

Nathan "Nate" Roldan made a promise to his dying friend Justin that he would watch over Justin's sister Olivia Cattenach. Six months after Justin's passing Nate shows up on the ranch with a "if you're reading this" letter in hand for Olivia. He plans to stay close by and keep an eye on her to fulfill his promise to Justin, but after reading the letter Olivia has other ideas. She invites him to stay at
Michelle Eriksen
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Redemption by Kelly Moran

In many ways Redemption is an emotional charged story of healing and finding love and strength with that one special person. Kelly Moran's writing is so strong and every time I read one of her books I always feel that it's my new favorite. Warning, this story will touch your heart and there may be a few tears involved.

In this story both Olivia & Nate have had tragic circumstances touch their lives that have shaped the way they look at life. Olivia lost her parents wh
Mainely Stories
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, military, ptsd
Evocative and emotionally powerful, funny at times and tears dripping down my face at others, this story is romantic and loving more than sexy although there is lots of sexual tension and intimacy. I did not previously know this author and I have no idea how that could be but I'm certainly happy to have been introduced to her wonderful story weaving.

The story: The best friend and commanding officer of a fallen soldier comes to visit the soldier's sister, Olivia, at the soldier's last request. Ju
Mary Brannian
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I laughed, I cried… I cheered

Oh, how Olivia hated that word… settle…. Olivia knew that Nakos, her childhood friend and now foreman of her family’s ranch, was in love with her. Olivia loved him as well, but as a friend, not as a wife should love her husband. Olivia had always wanted children, but she was uncertain about marrying Nakos. Feeling pressure from her mother, Olivia is starting to bend…
Nathan is a broken man; he survived the war, but was left with a shattered soul. Eaten up by
Sandi Thompson
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Redemption by Kelly Moran, was an excellent book. Nate, an Iraqi war veteran was fulfilling a promise made to a fellow vet who died under his command.
Nate is carrying around a huge burden of guilt. He travels to Montana to deliver a letter from Justin, to Olivia, the sister of Nate's fallen friend. Oliver is still grieving her brother's death. She visits Justin's grave every day to talk to him. It helps to ease her grief. There is only Olivia and her Aunt Mae left on a huge ranch with 10 ranch
Shelly Wygant
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Olivia is trying to deal with the death of her brother. When a soldier that served with her brother shows up to give her "if you reading this" letter she invites him to stay. Nate feels that he does not deserve an HEA but Olivia try's her best to knock down his walls. Through out this whole book you will feel all of the emotion that Nate goes through. They are hard emotions. Olivia is a spunky, strong women who runs the ranch. She has close friends and family that help her through tough times. N ...more
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has replaced my favorite series of Ms. Moran. I absolutely loved this emotional rollercoaster ride I took while reading this book. Nate totally had me as soon as he showed up at Olivia's front door. Both him and Olivia had their own forms of PTSD and each needed to find a new way to cope with it. I can't even being to tell you how many laugh out loud real moments that happened while I was reading. I felt as if I was right there with them on this journey of love, loss, and hope. Ms. Mor ...more
Tiffany Readz
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She Had Me at Gentle Giant

Once I read our leading man was a gentle giant in the blurb, I knew I needed to read this book. There's nothing sexier than a big ol' alpha guy on the outside that is a teddy bear on the inside. Nate fit the bill perfectly and more.

Nate arrives on Olivia's family farm to deliver a message from her brother's deathbed. While they weren't best friends, Nate and Olivia's brother Justin, were brothers in arms, a bond that is never broken. He knew all about Olivia from Justi
T. Rosado
4.75 STARS!

Kelly Moran never fails to pull me into a story while also succeeding in keeping me there. Her character development is always stellar and her details (large to minute) create vivid pictures of every person, place and event. I am a detail-loving type of reader and Kelly Moran is just that type of author. I honestly can't believe that this book is under 250 pages, because there is just so much story contained within.

There are three main characters in this book - Nate, Olivia and Justin
Cathy Guadagnino dotson
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Love, loss and redemption. Beautifully written about loss love and two people coming together to heal each other.
E-Reader Addict
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
They say don’t judge a book by its cover. But let’s be honest...we all do it anyway. Authors know we do it - otherwise they wouldn’t put shirtless men on the cover hoping to entice us to read their book! So when I see a cover that defies the stereotypical romance cover (scantily clad, busty woman with long, flowing hair) in favor of a completely covered, normal looking woman with super-short hair, I take notice. And that’s how I previously became aware of Kelly Moran. But as we all know, a good ...more
Margaret Watkins
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This tender love story made me weep and laugh and long to put my arms around the main characters. When Nate arrives at the Cattenach Ranch to deliver his dead comrade's letter to his sister, with his friend's dying words ringing in his ears to take care of her, he didn't expect the beauty he found nor the welcome he received. Nate is drowning in guilt over Justin's death, not to mention his whole past, and feels like a fraud when he is so openly accepted into the mix of people who make up Olivia ...more
The search for Olivia Cattenach is as much a journey for redemption as it is to fulfil the last wish of a dead soldier. Only that this woman isn't what Nate Roldan expected, nor is it a mission from the grave that ends up being one that changes his entire life the moment he roars up a long driveway on a Harley with nothing more than a promise he intends to fulfil.

Slow-paced but beautifully teased out and emotionally satisfying, I loved every step of Olivia's and Nate's journey that went from un
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