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Roping His Heart

(Cottonwood Ranch #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  71 reviews
The old mansion down the road from Rachel's ranch has always been her escape. No one has lived there for years, and she dreams of owning it herself someday. So when she finds a handsome city guy walking around inside who claims to own the home, her world turns upside down.

Patrick's career is just taking off in the city, and he couldn't be happier. The news of his father's
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Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published September 26th 2017
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Julie Carpenter
If you're looking for a short and sweet, cozy read with no mystery, danger or intrigue this one would definitely fit. I enjoyed reading this sweet love story. Yes, it has a HEA, and the characters are straight forward, down to earth, no beating around the bush people. I love a good story with angst in it, and characters who have to work at what they want, resolve their issues, I'm sure you understand what I'm talking about. But sometimes it's nice just to have a story that is completely straight ...more
Katie W
Wouldn't it be awesome to discover an old abandoned mansion belongs to your family? That's exactly what happens when Patrick's dad unexpectedly dies and he discovers a deed in his dad's papers. The only problem is, Rachel's been saving up to buy this place for years, since no one has claimed it, and has big dreams for it.

Rachel is spunky and they're both stubborn, but what really struck my heart was the way that Rachel was still willing to help out and share ideas, even when things were going he
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This book was just okay for me. I didn't feel any emotional connection to the characters or the story and it really started out rough for me. I feel like it picked up about halfway through, but honestly it just never really drew me in. I felt like Rachel was a bit snotty, she pitched fits over basically nothing and didn't treat Patrick very kindly. I have no idea what he really saw in her. The story did a lot of telling me but lacked the showing that leads to emotion.

It was clean though, which I
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Mara
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rachel's waiting for the abandoned, rundown mansion to be listed For Sale. She can look down from one of the hills on her family's nearby ranch, and see 'her mansion'. She's got big plans to return it and the gardens around it to their former glory and open it as a bed and breakfast/hotel, since her small town in Idaho doesn't have a hotel. The closest one is an hour away.

Patrick lives and works in a big city in California. His dad died suddenly, and while going through his papers he finds the d
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Jessie
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rachel lives on her parent's ranch in rural Idaho. For years she has been saving her money, and planning to buy the old dilapidated mansion nearby. She is weeks away from realizing her dream, when she meets a stranger there. Patrick's father has just died. When he finds a deed to a home he never knew they owned, he flies out to Idaho to check it out.

This was one of those stories where I thanked my characters for open communication! After only a little hesitation, Rachel actually tells Patrick th
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Michelegg
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was absolutely what I needed to read today. Curled up in my chair next to the warm fireplace on this crisp Fall day, I was whisked away to Idaho. Being an Idaho girl myself, this book was a little like going home and I loved spending a few hours lost in the pages of this book that made me feel as warm and cozy as the fireplace did.

I so enjoyed Rachel and Patrick. I connected with them both immediately and I delighted in watching their connection. I loved the old mansion and watching it
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Melissa Levine
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Shash
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I loved the idea of an old, run down mansion as the center of this book, and the dreams that came along with it. I liked Rachel. She’s feisty and passionate. I didn’t like the way she treated Patrick sometimes, though. He is a great guy! I loved the way he jumped in and tried things on the ranch. I questioned his ideas for the mansion, and why he ever thought his partners would agree, from the beginning. I had a hard time believing he didn’t see the issues there. I guess it could be part of his ...more
Joan
DNF at 10% when Rachel thinks its amusing/appropriate to humiliate a man who has done nothing wrong.

Its a cheap and nasty trick to try to show the reader how 'sassy' and 'assured' the woman is - but it only shows just what a thoroughly unpleasant person they really are . No one deserves to be humiliated in that way. Patrick was totally innocent - a decent polite strange who ended up being the butt of Rachel's spitefulness.

And sadly, I expect he will fall madly in love with her. If I'd been Patri
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Isha Coleman
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Roping His Heart (Destined For Love: Mansions) by Jaclyn Hardy  
Everyone has a story.  Memories that are held close to the heart.  Dreams keep us going in times of adversity. People or places that have shaped our lives.  In Rachel and Patrick's case, a building holds the key to a world of opportunity or a heartbreak unlike any other. Jaclyn Hardy gives readers a front row seat to sentimental.  Roping His Heart is a precious journey into love, that uses beautiful descriptive dialogue and breathta
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InD'tale Magazine
“Roping His Heart” is a spirited, enjoyable contemporary romance novel with likable characters.

Read full review in the 2018 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Caroline Woodhall
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Google old-fashioned heartwarming romance clean. I loved this book I couldn't put it down.
Patrick father died and he found he had a mansion which was run down so he fly's out to see it. That's when he bumps into Rachel who had always dreamt of owning the place and had big plans for it.
It has some lovely humour it's a great all round read I loved it.
Melissa Newman
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fun read!!! City guy meets country gal!!! A clean and sweet romance! I loved it!
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
This is a sweet story of dreams that are rerouted. I could relate to Rachel's attachment to the old home and her plans for it. Her behavior to Patrick was pretty hot and cold and I didn't understand why he was placating her. She invited him to stay at her ranch, but then gave him a bit of a hard time while he was there. I think she was torn between resenting him and being attracted to him. I didn't feel much chemistry between them and was more interested in the mansion and what would end up happ ...more
Kristen
Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a fast, light read. I hadn't realized it was a sweet / wholesome book, and I might've given it a pass if I'd known. Those kind of books tend to feel underdeveloped to me, and this definitely fits that bill. While the characters were nice and the plot interesting...there was zero angst and almost no conflict for them to surmount. All very easy and therefore somewhat unsatisfying. I realize that some readers prefer a low-strife, nonphysical read, and this book would absolutely be well-rec ...more
Sue Lutz
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another clean, sweet story

I received this book as an ARC in an exchange for an honest review.

Roping His Heart is the second book in the “Destined for Love: Mansions” and is the story of Rachel and Patrick. Rachel is a farm girl who works in the family farm in Idaho. But it is her dream to buy a neighboring mansion to turn into a bed and breakfast. The mansion has been abandoned for as long as she can remember. She has been saving up her money and is a few weeks from buying the house when it goe
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Texas
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Cottonwood Ranch is a wonderful, heartwarming series. Clean, realistic, well written stories filled with fun characters, great descriptions and no stupid formulas. Whether writing as Jaclyn Weist or Jaclyn Hardy, her work is entertaining and filled with love.

Roping His Heart #1 - Heartwarming! A well written, humorous romance with lovable characters and real dialogue. This story was so good I read it in one sitting and was sad when it ended. I look forward to reading more of this author. I v
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Ddkmc95
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Upon the recent death of his father, San Diego businessman, Patrick, learns that his family owns a mansion...albeit one in total disrepair...in small town Idaho. Patrick needs a break to grieve his loss and decides to use the time off to visit the mansion.
Rachel is a country girl at heart...she loves her small town and working on her parents' farm but she has dreams of purchasing the old mansion and turning it into a B&B. She has been saving up for a while and has just about enough for the d
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Cathy
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this Destined for Love Romance Mansions book! I loved the whole idea of Rachel saving up for years and years to buy the mansion she loves. She'd saved money under a floor board in the old house. Her family thought she was nuts, so it was her secret, but she was so close to being able to have her dream. Then it was snatched away! I loved Rachel, I loved the way that even though Patrick was unknowingly snatching her dream, she was still kind to him. She still offered to let him s ...more
Margaret Watkins
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
For as long as she could remember, Rachel has had a dream and that is to convert the old mansion down the road into a B&B. However just when she thinks that she's going to be able to make her dream a reality, Patrick steps into the picture. Patrick is astonished to find the title deeds to an old mansion among his father's papers after he dies. He comes to the small town to investigate and is as surprised as Rachel to find her there. However, when he tells Rachel his plans, her disappointment ...more
Suzanne
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rachel has loved the old mansion just off of her family’s ranch since she was a little girl. She has always dreamed of restoring it to its former glory and turning it into a hotel. It has been her escape for many years and she is prepared to buy in very soon. When she arrives at the mansion one day, she finds Patrick walking around inside and is stunned when he tells her that he owns the mansion. Patrick decides that he is going to move his California business to the mansion in Idaho after exten ...more
Patty
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
All her life, Rachel was looking to make the mansion into a hotel. When Patrick shows up as the heir and sole owner of the place, her dreams are up in the air. Patrick is a successful businessman, but always looking to make things more profitable. If he could just move his headquarters to the mansion, things would be so much better. Now living at the ranch while renovations take place and he gets to know Rachel, Patrick gets a glimpse at a different life. Will things turn out the way either has ...more
Doug K
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taking His Heart

I chose this rating because I absolutely loved this story. It was interesting to see how love changes the dreams of Patrick and Rachel. Both want the mansion; Rachel's childhood dream to make it into a hotel, she went so far as to hide money in the floor of the mansion so she could buy it. Patrick finds out when his father died that they had inherited the mansion so he hopes to see it and begins his dream of turning it into his business offices. Once Rachel knows what Patrick had
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Aud
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Roping His Heart" by Jaclyn (Weist) Hardy
Such a treat to read a sweet clean romance story. I loved the characters and the setting too. I was enjoying the story so much that I scorched supper because I too busy reading. I give this a 5-star rating... and I think you will like this easy read, too ! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author with the request for an honest review... and this is an honest review stating my humble unbiased opinion.
I must admit I am a tad confused.. the AR
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Nadine
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Easy-to-read and light

Rachel lives on a ranch in Idaho. She wants to buy a nearby mansion to run a hotel. It’s been her dream for years and she has been saving up diligently.

Patrick is a typical city guy, all business, big bucks. After his father dies, he finds a deed of a large mansion in Idaho that he knew nothing about. You can guess which mansion that is!

So of course Patrick and Rachel’s paths cross. She is angry with him, but also attracted to him. He is fascinated by her fiery temper and
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Lee
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story! I love the way this story goes. Rachel has big plans for an abandoned mansion close to her home ranch. She's going to buy the place and make it into a needed inn for the town. She's saved up a long time and hopefully can purchase the house soon. Then Patrick shows up. Apparently, he's the long lost heir to the mansion. He found the deed and decided it would be perfect for his business. Rachel is, of course, heartbroken. But being as he's a city man and doesn't know anything about li ...more
claire jones
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rachel has been saving money for years to realise her dream of buying a rundown old mansion and turning it into a hotel, but is shocked when recently bereaved Patrick, turns up to look over his inheritance.
This story is a fish out of water story, with city boy Patrick out of his depth on Rachel's family ranch. The story is sweet with both characters putting their preconceived notions behind and learning to trust one another. There were a few plot points that made me think that would not happen,
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Rachel DeVaughn
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Patrick finds an old mansion deed in his fathers office after his funeral. He decides to visit the property to decide what to do with it. Rachel isn't happy to see the city stranger because she has had her hopes and dreams on buying the old mansion. She can't deny the attraction she feels with Patrick but she's heartbroken when he starts talking about keeping the mansion and renovating it. As they continue to spend time together, they both wonder if their current dreams are really worth holding ...more
BP34
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet clean romance that was fun and quick to read. Rachel's a strong willed woman with a secret dream of buying the old mansion next to her ranch and turning it into a bed and breakfast. She kept her stash of purchase money and her decorating books there. Imagine her dismay when she sees someone and a car at "her" mansion. And her heartbreak when she finds out it is the owner and he does not want to sell it. Patrick has inherited it from his father and thinks it would be a good place ...more
Diana Laura (The Bookish Sisters)
Roping His Heart is a sweet read that will keep you cozy during this fall time.
I'm a huge fan of "city boy meets country girl" romances and this one's a keeper, you all!! It is a very unique story and while it is short, it is very well thought out. The characters are lovely from begging to end and the romance scenes will make you swoon so hard you might fall off your chair.
I recommend this to all of my fellow romance lovers out there. It's a super short, lovely book that will help you escape you
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Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they set ...more

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