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Falling for a Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)

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Doesn't he get that she's blind ?Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she'd ever wanted seems out of reach. Giving up is the only option...until her best friend and local hero Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jar ...more
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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Katie W
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love cowboys! Jared is a unique one because not only does he work on his family's ranch, but he's a NFL football player, recovering from an injury. I love how hardworking, competitive, and passionate he is and even though he's a bit indecisive and dense at times, I absolutely adored him. I especially love the loyal friendship he shares with Amberley.

I can't even imagine the uncertainty and devastation that Amberley must have went through, but that woman is as tough as nails! She's more stubbo
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I'm loving this Rocky Mountain Cowboys series! The Cade family is at the very center so even though each book focuses on an individual, the whole family is still around. That makes me so happy! These Cade cowboys (and cowgirl!) are something else. I'm going to love following this series through to the end.

Amberley and Jared are best of friends. They support each other, cheer for each other and push each other to be the best. The friends to lovers troupe is a fun one and I was really cheering for
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Madm007
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the story premise. Centered around the Cades, this journey is Jared and Amberley's and it was filled with hope, devotion, love, frustrations and many tears along the way. Very inspiring and so realistic, having to overcome hiccups (handicaps) along life's bumpy roads to finally find their HEA together. Along with added tidbits of the family(s) to make you want the rest of their stories too.
I received an ARC and voluntarily giving my honest opinion.
Keren Hughes
I’m pressing the side of my kindle like mad, hoping to turn the page. I need more Amberley and definitely more Jared Cade. I’m crying happy tears and wishing like mad there was more to this story. It satiated me and yet left me hungry for more at the same time. How is that even possible?
What can I say about Falling For A Cowboy that won’t spoil the story for others and yet allows me to gush over how much I loved the story, the characters and every single word that Karen Rock wrote? For once, I’
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
4.5 stars

Keep a freezer handy for this one, dear readers. Because Jared Cade will have you twitterpated in no time.

And so will this book. Amberley’s struggle is completely relatable – her world as she knows it is upended when she gets a devastating diagnosis. We too know our best laid plans can change in an instant, and the way we thought life would turn out suddenly is no longer an option. Her range of emotions and even her brief depression are feelings we understand and sympathize with. (Her
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Kay Garrett
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-read
FALLIING FOR A COWBOY by Karen Rock

I would describe this book with one word – WOW! From the time I started reading, I didn’t want to put this book down.

This book covers the story of Jared Cade and Amberley James. Both are carrying baggage placed upon them by their now deceased fathers. Jared’s Dad had told him that the family would need a hero after he passed. He was to be the glue that kept the family together. He had promised his Dad that he would be that hero. Amberley’s Father had told her
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Elaine
Rating: 4.5/5

This is one heck of an inspirational read - don’t let anything others look on as a disability deter you from striving to achieve your goals! Amberley James is a barrel racer who has a rare genetic condition which is taking her sight. You can’t be blind and barrel race - or can you? Amberley’s best friend, Jared Cade, is stubborn and won’t let her give in. Despite her reticence, he encourages her not to give up, helping her develop strategies that, with his help, enable her to get ba
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Isha Coleman
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amberley is the kind of heroine you hope to find, but never knew you were searching for. Jared is a walking dream that steps from a imaginative figure into real life. Falling for a Cowboy blends heartbreaking realism with courageously inspiring characters. Karen Rock has created a piece of hope in what seems like a hopeless situation. At her lowest point, Amberley faced her fears. She may have lost her faith but Jared refused to allow her to lose that spark that made her into the woman she was m ...more
Lola
I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

Falling for a Cowboy is the second book in Karen Rock's Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. This book follows Jared, he's a bit the charmer of the family and everything comes easy to him. And Amberley, a barrel racer who takes a big set back when she becomes legally blind. It's a story about falling in love and finding your way.

Just like the first book this book was a great read. It's romantic, heartwarming and while it
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Amy
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Falling for a Cowboy is the second book from the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series and my first introduction to Karen Rock’s work. I found this book to be pretty good. I enjoyed Amberley’s story and felt her emotions and struggles that she was experiencing through the story. I admire Jared’s persistence in wanting to help her. Those two were fun and entertaining at times.

I was hooked from the beginning of Falling for a Cowboy and did not want to put it down until I had the whole thing read. Such a
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Suzie
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed getting to know the Cade family in Christmas at Cade Ranch (now I need to go back and read the prequel to this series!), and am thrilled to get more of the man who was described as wrapped in plastic.
Jared Cade’s charmed life is about to catch up with him when his best friend faces the most difficult challenge of her life—losing her sight. Amberley James knows more about Jared than any other woman. After all, their friendship began as teenagers and over the years they’ve pushed each ot
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Susan Snodgrass
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nicely written and heartwarming novel about a heartbreaking experience in a young woman's life. Populated with likeable characters with real life problems, the author delves into their emotional depths. Life goes on even though we have great challenges and heartaches. I recommend this one.


*I was given a complimentary copy of this book. No positive review was expected and my opinion is my own.
Emma
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Falling for a Cowboy by Karen Rock
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)
Doesn't he get that she's blind?
Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she'd ever wanted seems out of reach.Giving up is the only option...until her best friend and local hero, Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared's help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in t
...more
Olivia Farr
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-reviews, signed
"Falling for a Cowboy" is a heartwarming romance that lives up to its category. We follow Amberley and Jared in alternating third person limited points-of-view (though most of the book is from Amberley's perspective). Amberley is a barrel racer (and a great one at that) who has lived up to her father's motto of "If you're not first, you're last." She is one of the best in the country- but her life is about to change. Although her eyesight has always been bad, it has recently been getting even wo ...more
Laura
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful follow up to "Christmas at Cade Ranch". This book has Jared Cade and his friend, Amberly James, as the lead characters. Amberly is a champion barrel racer. She is losing her eyesight due to a genetic disorder. I like the realistic way this was dealt with in the storyline. Amberly was dealing with going blind and losing her ability to ride her horse. She has to deal with memories of her Father saying that winning is the only way to compete. Jared helps her find ways to ride he ...more
Claire Scott
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
after reading the first book in this series, I was lucky enough to get the chance of reviewing Falling For a Cowboy. This book is a romance novel at heart but it also deals with serious issues, like disability and the way the world sees those who have one.

Amberley is a proud woman who has made herself known in the world of barrell racing, independent at heart, she hates showing weakness, something her father hated to see. When she finds herself going blind, she struggles with what this means fo
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Doni
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Falling For A Cowboy by Karen Rock,
is a touching, & inspirational story.
Amberley & Jared have always been
best friends. She is a champion barrel racer, & he is a professional football player. Jared is taking a break, healing from a football injury. His career is in limbo.The more time they spend together, Amberley & Jared's feelings grow, into something more than friends.
Amberley is told she is losing her sight. She feels her life, has just had the rug, pulled out from under her
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Bookish_Sally
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys Series by Karen Rock. Heartwarming and inspiring. This is Jared and Amberley’s story of friendship and love along with some setbacks and heartbreak. Once I got going in this book I didn’t want to stop reading. The characters are intriguing and left me wanting to know more about the other characters in the story. My favorite character would be Jared’s Ma. Momma’s always know the right things to say.
Kelly
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story, Karen did an awesome job. The feelings I felt while reading Amberley and Jareds story of finding each other, and the obstacles they had to over come. The losses and the gains are greatly told in this story, can't wait for the next in this series!
Jaymy M.
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Be sure to strap in before reading this one! Its a rollercoaster of a ride. Love seeing these tough champs truly thrive together, despite adversity and conventional medicine which suggest their glory days are over

I'm a sucker for a friends to lovers/partners story and this one does not disappoint. However, it's no smooth ride. There are more bumps than a country backroad in deep East Texas.

Always winners, both Amberley and Jared are tested on just what they are made of and what's really import
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Julie Eichelberger-Ford
Karen Rock writes sigh worthy stories that will just melt your heart. This is a story of overcoming the fears and challenges associated with disabilities. Amberley is a champion barrel racer who loses most of her sight to a genetic disease and believes that her career along with her independence is over. Her bestfriend, Jared, shows her that anything is possible but he too must overcome his beliefs that Amberley is helpless without him. Everything has always come easy to Jared until his feelings ...more
Robin
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved this book! The characters were all just wonderful, I especially liked Harley & Petey! I really enjoyed the message this book delivered, that we all have some type of challenges we have to face, but those challenges don't define who we are. There were twists & turns that kept me turning pages! A thoroughly enjoyable love story, that I didn't have to skip past steamy scenes to enjoy!
Toni King
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Another emotional read, involving the another of the gorgeous Cade's. Karen Rock has gained me as a repeat reader!I feel each scene as if I am there. And the emotions...! Can't wait to see which Cade's story is next!
Lynn Grier
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Falling for the Cowboy by Karen Rock.
Oh! My Goodness! the second book of the "Rocky Mountain Cowboys" series continues on this time with barrel racer Amberley James and local hero Jared Cade. What can I say is don't miss out on this heartwarming book and series. You are in for the most incredible and inspiring book read that will keep you so enticed that the pages will fly and won't want it to end. Karen Rock, this series is amazing and can't wait for more to come.
Sherry Bohrmueller
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story of friendship to love. Such a beautiful story with characters that will pull you into their story. An excellent read.
Pascale
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Falling for a Cowboy 🤠

-‘She needed to do this on her own. If someone rescued her, that person owned her. Not because she’d owe them—she could always find a way to repay a favor. They owned her because she’d stop being the lead in her story anymore. She’d become the poor struggling loser/helpless damsel who was saved from danger/dishonor/humiliation by the brilliant, brave, compassionate hero, and he got to decide which, because she wouldn’t be the one running this story, not anymore.’-

Amberley
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Lorie Glowania
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a a amazing and touching story about how life can change in a blink of a eye and the courage and strength and a guiding hand can lead you back. Amberley is a champion barrel racer that don’t take second best. Jared is her best friend and a football player sidelined by a injury. But Amberley soon starts to lose vision and she finds out she has a genetic condition. Now everything she’s worked hard for is gone. Jared will not let her give up and continues to push her finding himself more at ...more
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
Total enjoyed this story. Hard to put down... but due to surgery it took me longer to get through this wonderful book by Karen Rock in the amazing book in Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2 Very moving and kept interest from the beginning to the final page. Amberley was supported by Cade during her challenge of losing her vision and legally blind. ... and never wavered . A very moving story and a great addition in this series.

I laughed, got emotional, shed tears and cheered. Loved the adults setting an
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Sarah Lehman
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great, heartwarming story of 2 best friends that fall in love.

Amberley had always been a barrel racer & had felt pressured to be the best by her late father. However, she thought her dream would end when she went legally blind due to a genetic disorder. Her best friend Jared Cade wants to be there for her, to help her while he is dealing with being sidelined from playing professional football due to an injury. The more time they spend together the more they realize they are more
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Shelly
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading Falling for a Cowboy by Karen Rock. Jared and Amberley are friends. Amberley is blind. Jared is a cowboy that has to win her heart. A sweet read full of heart.
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Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary author. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in English and worked as an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time author. Her Harlequin Heartwarming novel, A LEAGUE OF HER OWN, has won the 2015 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award and the 2015 Booksellers Best Award. Her Heartwarming novel, WISH ME TOMORROW, has won the 2014 Gayle Wilso ...more
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