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Breaking the Cowboy's Rules

(Wildhorse Ranch Brothers #1)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Ranch owner, Trevor Wild, loves nothing more than spending his day in the saddle riding in the Texas sun. He’s passionate about being the latest generation of Wild man to breed quarter horses on Wildhorse Ranch. But in the aftermath of inheriting a bad business deal the Ranch is in serious financial trouble, and this serious cowboy needs to look outside the box to save his ...more
Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published May 2nd 2017
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Wildhorse Ranch Brothers - Leslie North:

Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules is book one in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series by Leslie North. This is my very first book by this author.

Cowboy in the sunset:

Trevor Wild loves what he does. He is a breeder of quarter horses on the ranch he inherited, Wildhorse Ranch. Trevor has a twin brother that loves the ranch as well and tries to help out but he has a life and job outside the ranch. Along with inheriting the ranch, Trevor also inherited it’s financial problems including a huge payment due soon. To keep his live
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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Are you in the mood for a story that’s just plain fun with a bit of steamy tossed in for good measure? Then Breaking The Cowboy’s Rules is perfect to fill that particular longing.

Trevor has to find some additional income for his ranch or it’s in danger of going under. Debts left behind after his grandfather’s death mean some big payments are coming due far too soon. He might be desperate but this whole idea of “glamping” is totally foreign to his life style and mind
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Carol
3 stars.
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
This was a really quick read with lovable characters and a fun storyline but I just wish there was a lttle more to this book as I feel like it needed a little more time for the characters to fully develop and the romance to evolve.
Aside from that it was a really sweet cowboy romance and I am looking forward to see what the rest of this series brings.
Amy
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboys
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules is the first book in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series by Leslie North. This is my first book by this author and it was a great introduction. This was a great beginning to a new series.

I have to admit that I have always had a fascination with horse farms and horse ranches. That is what originally drew me to this book and I loved reading about the Wildhorse Ranch and the
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Cali Jewel
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick, relaxing, sweet summer romance read perfect for a few hours of alone time in the back yard just soaking in the heat.

Ranch owner, Trevor Wild is all about following the rules (that is others following his rules) and crossing off his checklist. He is a strong sexy alpha male in charge of his ranch and not looking to really change it but needing extra income to keep from loosing his beloved horses. Glamping guru, Sabrina Hearthstone is as sweet as she is tempting for a city girl. She is her
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Erin Lewis
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star review of Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules (Wildhorse Ranch Brothers #1) by Leslie North
 
AUDIO REVIEW:
Both author Leslie North and narrator Rebecca Roberts are new to me.

I enjoyed the story of rancher Trevor Wild and Sabrina Hearthstone although it is not a long story. Trying to keep his family ranch afloat, Trevor wants to concentrate on breeding quarter horses but thanks to financial issues and a bad business deal he has no choice but to look elsewhere to increase the ranch’s finances.

Sabri
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Ingrid
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two opposite characters: Trevor, a ranch owner,
too serious with a long list of rules,
and Sabrina, a happy free spirit Glamping
guru, tries to comply with the rules of Trevor,
which she fails all the time.
From the day they met there was an instant
attraction.
A Funny, Quick Romantic Story!
Received an ARC in exchange for my honest
review.
Tracie R
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
Take one Rancher who runs a tight ship and lives by his rules, add one sexy city girl with ideas that will turn his world upside down. Breaking the Cowboy's Rules is a great story, Trevor and Sabrina are so different but also so much alike. I also loved the banter with Trent and Pete and very much look forward to reading more of this series ...more
melanie allen
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Sabrina Hearthstone is sent to Wildhorse Ranch to help bring in more income she never thought the attraction she feels for ranch owner Trevor would be a problem, but when ever he´s near her she can´t think. With the mistakes she makes she thinks Trevor is going to send her packing, so what can she do when she is falling in love with the tempting cowboy who likes things run his way.
Trevor loves his ranch and runs it his way so when he needs to bring in Sabrina to help bring in extra income t
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Hazel Harkins
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, who doesn't like a sexxy cowboy?

Leslie North has written many good books but I think I like cowboys the best ;--))

This book caught my attention in the first chapter and held it there until the Epilogue.

I like feisty women and the men that know how to shut them up when the time is right. Gotta watch the quiet sexy cowboys, they steal your heart before you know what hit you.

This book like all Leslie's books was well written and interesting.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary ARC of this b
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Emma bramley
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed

Another quick funny romance story from this author. This is the first book in a new series by this author. I loved the characters, they were well written. The story flowed really well. Only problem was it was too short, I was left waning more from these characters and the story. I can't wait to read more from this series and this author in the future.
Highly recommended
I voluntarily reviewed and advance reader copy of this book
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Melanie
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
3.5 Stars!

Breaking the Cowboy's Rules was a fun, opposites attract romance that I really enjoyed!

Trevor Wild has been running Wildhorse Ranch since his grandfather passed away and has a strong desire to continue the Wild tradition of breeding quarter horses. Unfortunately, Trevor inherited a great deal of debt with the ranch and has to come up with a creative solution to get everything back on track. Enter Sabrina Hearthstone, a glamping adventure coordinator who believes she can breathe new lif
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Cynthia
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
What does a cowboy do when he inherits a ranch that is falling down around him….he looks for ways to make it pay. In steps Sabrina an Adventure Coordinator who tries to put the ranch back on its feet with Trevor dragging his heels all the way. If you are looking for a fun, steamy read this is the story for you.

Trevor is a list maker, stick to a time frame where Sabrina is more of a free spirit looking at trash and making something wonderful out of it. These two butts heads every chance they get
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Miriam Wolfe
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

This was a quick but fun read about an uptight cowboy with lots of rules, and a woman who was trying to help him with having guests at his ranch by glamping. I think that Sabrina was quite patient with Trevor because if I had to deal with someone who gave me lists and expected me to run according to his timeline and was not willing to budge on anything, I think I would have quit the job!

Since Trevor really needed the money to pay off debts, you woul
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Christi
This was a quick, easy romance listen for me. It was short and sweet and I enjoyed listening to it. There wasn't really any angst (which is a good thing in my book), and it had some pretty steamy love scenes. It only took a few hours to get through, and would be an excellent beach read, or a way to while away a lazy afternoon. The narrator did mispronounce a few words here and there, which jolted me out of the story a few times, but I was able to get back into it pretty quickly, and it held my a ...more
Teresa
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**I received Breaking the Cowboy's rules from Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Breaking the Cowboy's Rules by Leslie North is the first book in her new Wildhorse series. I've read the author's Seal Guardian series and was anxious to read this book. It's actually pretty darn good and I enjoyed it, I'd give the book a 4.8 stars. My only issue is that it was really short and I wanted to see if Trevor was able to make the Glamping work and pay off loans.

Trevor Wild is determ
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Claudia Blanton
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah, how I enjoy sweet romances that tug at the heart strings but are just that - sweet romances, without any added drama, or something else. Every once in a while it is refreshing to read something like this, and Leslie North's novel fulfilled that need for me.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed her other novels - those who are either part of ex-Seals, or include the Russian Mob - but this one is different - just sweet, but not plain in any way. Of course, there are multiple brothers involved, so that
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Terri
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version of this book. This was my first by this author and I really enjoyed it.
It doesn't seem possible for the characters of Trevor and Sabrina to be any more different. Trevor is a really uptight rancher that really doesn't want anything to do with the glamping scheme that has been put in place to try to save his family ranch. He has a list of rules longer than his arm that Sabrina, a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kind of girl, isn't having more than a little trouble dea
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Book Lover
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Trevor Wild owns Wildhorse Ranch with his twin brother Trent. They have run a quarter horse breeding program for the last three generations. Trevor runs the ranch with a tight schedule while his brother is Sheriff of their small town. When their grandfather passes, they discover that the ranch is running severely in the red and they have to find other ways to bring cash into their funds.

Sabrina Hearth is a Glamping Adventure Coordinator. She is brought onto the ranch to infuse new life and cash
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Debs
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc-books
"Breaking the Cowboy's Rules" is what Sabrina just cannot resist. She is a sweetheart, but cannot seem to help herself when it comes to getting into trouble on Trevor's ranch. Trevor, being a bit rigid in his life, has met his match in Sabrina, while trying to run the ranch and keep her out of trouble. He is a man that needs to loosen up, and Sabrina is just the woman that will do that for him in ways that will leave you smiling. A quick fun read, I was laughing out loud while turning the pages ...more
Courtney
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Opposites definitely attract in the latest from Leslie North. When Trevor and Sabrina meet the rough around the edges rancher is resistant to the changes she wants to bring to his ranch, even though he knows they need to happen. Sabrina has been hired to bring creative changes to the Wildhorse Ranch and bring an influx of revenue for Trevor. She is quirky, free spirited and fun loving. He is routine, lists and lives like the weight of his family's legacy is on his shoulders. The more time they s ...more
Cathy
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I typically like this author’s books but this one didn’t wow me out. The H&H just didn’t fit together for me and the plot of the story was a bit disjointed for a story line. The hero, Trevor, was okay but I really didn’t like the heroine, Sabrina Heartstone. She was so flighty and up and down with her feelings. Just the way she acted with always gathering “junk” to make stuff for the ranch but never really followed through with this. The idea of her clamping to help save the ranch was a bit far ...more
Michele Brooks
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am fairly exclusively an avid audiobook reader, listening to hundreds of books a year, so I am critical of narrators since I have seen a bad narrator ruin great books. I prefer books with multiple narrators so there is less chance of character voice confusion and voices that are 'easy on the ears'. The narrator in this book did a great job and it was an easy listen.

Next is the story. I am not one to give a lot of specific story details since I feel you should read the story for that. This is b
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Rellim
Audible. Available on KU

My second novella by Leslie North. Again she shows an ability to craft an enjoyable story in such a short amount of time, though I wish the background of how Glamping met Wildhorse Ranch would have been explained a little more. Grumpy cowboy Trevor is a bit resentful that he needs bubbly Sabrina’s help to bring extra income to the save his ranch. This is another opposites attract story that really works for me. While not a complete novice, Sabrina has to learn Trevor’s wa
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Julie
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Wildhorse Ranch is owned and ran by cowboy Trevor Wild. Unfortunately he needs to bring in some quick cash as he inherited a bad business deal with his ranch.
A Glamping guru Sabrina Hearthstone is hired to "Glamp" up the ranch and invite visitors. They butt heads at first as Trevor's days are planned out, and he acts on them religiously, he has too, Sabrina though loves to upcycle, she'll dig through anything to make an interesting alternative.
A fairly fast novel but not short on fun and en
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Rosemary
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This was a short read with a fun premise. Trevor and his twin brother own the Wildhorse Ranch and despite wanting to stick with traditions and keep things as they are, they are in dire financial straights and know that something needs to change. They hire Sabrina, a Glamping expert, to come in and revitalize their ranch, in the hopes it will be able to turn a profit as the newest tourist destination. Though Trevor has a fast attraction to Sabrina these two disagree on everything. He is very set ...more
Dawn
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trevor needs help sprucing up the Ranch. Sabrina knows more than just decorating. When these two stubborn adults meet, sparks start to fly. Sabrina and Trevor refuse to admit t
how much they like each other, and I found myself hoping they would finally get together. It is a sweet romance, with nothing but their stubbornness getting in the way of love. It was a fun story.

Rebecca Roberts narrated this story. I really enjoyed the sass she brought out if Sabrina. Ms. Roberts seem to connect with Sab
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CV
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Sabrina Hearthstone is supposed to be a “Glamping (glamorous camping) guru”, the best of the best. After reading the story, if she is the best of the best, then I would hate to see the worst! You never do get to hear about any glamping activities she organized that actually worked, just everything she tried that didn’t work. And then there’s Trevor Wild, the owner of the ranch. He needs her to help him make money for the ranch, but doesn’t seem to want to help with any of it. Not very logical on ...more
Jacky
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I love a good romance about a cowboy, his ranch and a strong woman as a love interest.

This book was an ok read. It was fun and fast paced. It seemed a little rushed to me. The characters had chemistry, but I wish there had been more time given to developing their relationship. I guess I'm greedy. I would have loved more scenes with Trevor and Sabrina. Also, more about all of their backgrounds.

I also wasn't really sure what Marcie's purpose was in the book. If she had been cut out, I don't think
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❤ AudiobookRomance ❤
Originally posted @ AudiobookRomance.com

Don't judge a book by it's cover!

Or an adventure specialist!

A steamy short that pulls the heart strings. I can totally relate to the disappointment of your efforts to help blowing up on your face. 😭 And though the main couple had a rocky start, they manage to up-cycle things in the end. Cute, with a set up for the next one with the brother. Looking forward to that.

The narration parts of the sex scenes were a bit dull, but Rebecca saves it on the excel
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