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The Double D Ranch

(Fortuna, Texas #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Longhorns and lingerie...

Much to the chagrin of foreman Josiah, Jessie Davidson wants a romance reduction. But the Double D Ranch hides a secret. Since inheriting the property, Jessie kept her grandmother’s hoard concealed, but now she’s found the courage to purge the unwanted items: steamy novels, thousands of them. Romance has to go! Donating the books is a good thing, r
Paperback, 310 pages
Published December 19th 2017 by Epic Dreams Publishing
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Gina R Mitchell
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this light-hearted romantic fiction novel. The puns are funny and nonstop. Young-at-heart Desire is the most over the top, sexy, hilarious character. I really hope she gets her own story in the future. Josiah and Jessie are characters you can relate to and root for.

You will laugh, lust, cheer and groan your way through this fabulous book one of the Fortuna, Texas series.

I definitely recommend The Double D Ranch by Rochelle Bradley. This is a great read whether you are on the beach in su
J.B. Richards
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, I was far from taking this novel seriously once I read the eye-rolling title of Bradley’s book, but I was pleasantly surprised by this great yarn about a small western town gone loco over a secret treasure trove of old romance novels. “Longhorns and lingerie” barely begins to describe this live-wire western romance with a twist of mystery and angst. And although it’s sexual innuendo that abounds between the pages of this astonishingly endearing read—with places like the Tease Me ...more
Barbara Leuthe
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun read.The romance book reading and all the pranks made you laugh .I cant wait to read more from this series.I received this book free as part of goodreads giveaways.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to THE DOUBLE D RANCH and the town of Fortuna Texas . Jessie Davidson has inherited the ranch from her grandmother . She has also discovered a hoard of steamy romance novels . When she donates them , she starts finding them all over town and a town caught up in the reading of said novels . Acting them out and just having romance all over the place . As her love life is idle , but there is a spark from a man that has been in her life will bring more then any romance novel can ever do .
Teresa  Christianson
I love this book. This is a new to me author and I will be looking for more in this series.
Jessie inherits the Double D Ranch from her grandparents and Josiah is the foreman. They have been friends since they were teenagers. Josiah promised her grandma on her deathbed that he would always protect Jessie and keep her safe. To save the farm Jessie starts sewing lingerie but doesn't tell Josiah what she is doing. Desire helps her because she has the knowledge of opening and running her own business
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love slow burn romantic and sexy book, this is the book for you! This is a beautiful, well-written book about Jessie who lost so much, but keeps going. She lived some very disturbing events, yet, she smiles, she reads, and she finds a way to make even more money than just with the ranch.

The Double D ranch, first you think oh, no! Not an innuendo in the title right away? Yet, I know from the author that it isn't intended, still, I will leave you the pleasure to take your guess. Even if th
Lynn Furderer
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I may be a little prejudiced because this book was written by my daughter in law. But I think it is a fun read, the characters are well written and the tongue in cheek banter is hilarious. She is busy at work on her next novel. We are very proud of her. Plus I think you would enjoy this book so I highly recommend!!
Shayne Madison
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a hoot. If I start to tell you about what is so funny - I'd give it away and you really want to read this book yourself to find out what I mean. Suffice it to say, I made notes of the things that were cracking me up as I went along so I could tell them to my best friend.

A sexy read. You won't be sorry.
Brandy Ellerhorst
This book was amazing, so much tension between Jessie and Josiah and even though it took most of the book, when they finally accepted each other's love....well worth it. The townsfolk are such great characters, Desire is a favorite with her spunky attitude. AMAZING ...more
Kelly Marie
Aug 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Double D Ranch is where the arousal avalanche started with the discovery of the provocative hoard of romance novels. Now all the big bad men are in book clubs learning the art of magic mouths while the women wait to be experimented on. LMAO! This is not all! There is a wonderful story about Jessie who inherited the Double D Ranch when her grandparents passed away. She is slowly but surely going through all their things when she happens upon the hoard of romance novels. And I use the term hoa ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I watch MXC with my hubby on youtube - and this book has comedic aspects that remind me of that show. In other words, you will laugh reading this book. (Yes, intentional by the author). It got to the point that I would text my friend and tell her the next funny part. I don't want to give anything away so you are going to have to read it for yourself.

Aliya DalRae
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hold onto your hats!

The Double D Ranch is a rootin’ tootin’ good time, complete with hot cowboys, steamy romance, and double entendres that will have you “doubled” over with laughter. But don’t let the humor fool you. Double D is an entertaining romance with well-developed characters you can’t help but fall in love with, and a plot driven story that will have you turning the pages and leave you wanting more. Bradley has delivered a solid debut novel, one that has this reader anxiously awaiting
Nicole Collins
Aug 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When your grandparents knew how your life was going to turn out long before you do life takes interesting turns. Thia is one sweet, interesting, and hot little story. Cant wait to see what happens in this little town. The power of books is over taking the city.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a great time reading this book. Like all good stories there was the good , the bad, the hero and heroine. Plus a large cast of characters that I truly believe were perfect for this story. I'll be reading the next book for sure and will be checking out this author's other books. ...more
Elin Eriksen
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny and saucy, romantic comedy.

Jessie inherited Double D Ranch at an early age and with it came a bedroom filled with steamy, romance books... (Compliments from her grandmother.)
Getting help from her mate B.J. to remove the smutty literature, intending to donate them to a senior senter, they started to turn up at the least likely places. B.J. was a friend due to their mutual dislike of romance. He, because of a cheating ex-wife and she, because of an attack. In the shadow lurked her foreman Jo
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blazing britches! Rochelle delivers with this delectably scrumptious deep dish delicacy, serving up some simmering truths, decadent decisions and relentless pursuits, unleashing one helluva wild ride, keeping you riveted and frozen to your seat, catapulting this gem to a whole new level. Shenanigans, mayhem and havoc run amuck, dissolved restrictions and crashed limitations are scattered and exploited, exposing the fun-filled facts, daring debacles and electrifying esca
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was an exceptional book. It is an exciting and fun read. Even though the beginning of the book had parts that I thought tended to drag along some, I could not give this book less than five stars. You soon learn that every incident reflects something that will take place later in the book. The characters are definitely quite the individuals, each with a unique personality. The little town had a lot going on and the humor throughout the story had me laughing out loud. Would I read m ...more
Rochelle Bradley
Mar 08, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-book
Welcome to Fortuna, Texas where the men read romance novels. This spicy, slow-burn, friends to lovers romance is set in the small town of Fortuna and is the first in the Fortuna, Texas series. Get the series starter for only 99¢.

Will Jessie shelve happily ever after like a rejected novel, or open her heart and start a new chapter?
Very sophomoric humor. Took me forever to read. Usually can finish a book in a couple of days, took over a week to finish-I hate not finishing a book so was determined to complete it. No obvious grammatical errors, writing was fine. So tired by the "cute" names by the end of the book. Sorry not sure who this book was meant to entertain. I thought the premise was good but the execution was poor. The h was so wishy washy, choose already, and the on and on about who she kissed and rating them. Enou ...more
Sonya Bankester
Long drawn out

Story line is great. It’s a cute story. One part I enjoyed the characters..but the happenings between the main characters seemed to drag out too long. There’s not much depth to keep you engaged. Usually, it takes about an hour to an hour and half to read a story this size. But I got tired of reading it. It took a week because I started reading another that was a “barn-burner”.
Megan Boniface
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This romance novel had the comedy aspect I’ve been looking for in most romance novels I’ve read. I caught myself laughing out loud or covering my mouth over and over to stifle giggles. After all that Jessie has gone through I loved that she was such a strong one woman who knew how to stand her ground. I’m happy their budding romance finally ended in a happily ever after. Also loved the aspect of grandma undine’s stash of novels and how they swept through the town like a frenzy.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read.
The story of the romance novels being read by the townspeople, the hardships of running a ranch and alternative ways to make money and the romance between the main characters is fantastic. I really enjoyed the play on words with the townspeople’s names, it had me in stitches.
I would recommend.
Sahnya Mcwaters
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow where can I find me a man like Josiah, mmm mmm . This book had me cracking up laughing, ready to cry, wanting to reach in and slap someone and falling in love. Rochelle Bradley totally rocks awesome book couldn't stop reading once I started ready to start book two. MUST READ!!! Mind blowing amazing story. ...more
Aug 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked the characters. I liked the storyline. I loved the setting. I did not like how the story flowed. There was ALOT going on that I felt was unnecessary, and frankly, took away from the story that I really wanted to follow. I really felt like this book could have benefited from a very thorough editor.
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
The base storyline would have been okay if the overall book wasn't so drug out and the characters had not been so...cheesy? Others have and will continue to really enjoy this book, but I just couldn't finish maybe it was just not for me.

I DNF'd this after reading 25% and skimming to 60%.
Lori Hammons
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a fun read. Jessie and Josiah's story is full of very deep emotions like loss, anger, fear, humor and love. Issues are overcome, mystery solved, hearts united. I cracked up over the play on words with the townsfolk. Hilarious! ...more
Ruth Bishop
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read with lots of good laughs. Jesse discovers a lot about her grandmother she didn't know. Her grandmother's friend Desire is a hoot. What will happen if men decided to read love stories to help them with their love life's. ...more
Sydney Hopke
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

What a great stay to a series! I enjoyed the sweet love story with lots of heat, the author did a great job with that. The characters are fun and you really the story with a smile and a laugh. Can't wait to read more!
Mona williams
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a really great book! he made a promise to keep her safe. along the way feelings start. how long can he hold off? read to find out what happens. a must read for sure!
Teri Ditchman
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun story with great characters. A very entertaining and relaxing read.
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Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:
1. Cooking (seriously, she can burn water)
2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off)

She loves baking and makes a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode she is quiet, however, her mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, her foot.


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