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Resisting the Rancher

(Hills of Texas #2)

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Rusty Walker has spent her entire life trying to earn her tough, ranching father’s respect and approval by learning the business inside and out. But now her uncompromising parent has decreed she must marry if she wants to inherit. Worse, her husband has to be someone who can help her run the business. As if she needs it!

Williams Hill kissed Rusty in a bar in an act of temp
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Published July 30th 2018 by Tule Publishing
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Dianne
She spent her entire life trying to please her hard-boiled and demanding father. Rusty could handle a horse, handle a ranch and knew the business side of ranching and rodeos inside and out. When her father dropped the bombshell that she could only inherit the Walker Empire was to marry a suitable man.

Williams Hill is a rodeo cowboy, on the circuit as much as home, always looking for that next win, that next great thrill. Definitely NOT husband material, but, as she discovers, the man does have a
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Alicia
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great romance read. I don’t often read romance books that involve ranchers. I loved the strong heroine and the guy she meets in this book. If you’re looking for a great romance this is the book for you!
Liz
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am officially a new fan of Kadie Scott! This was my first time reading anything by her and I LOVED it. This novel gripped me and held me in its grasp till the very last page. Now since this was my first book from Kadie, I haven’t read the first in The Hills of Texas Series, Saving the Sheriff. It didn’t affect my enjoyment of this one, and it can be read as a standalone. With that said I will be going back and reading book one just as soon as I finish this review! I am sure you will want to as ...more
Bec

Review Posted at HarlequinJunkie.com

When her father gives her an ultimatum to do with her future, Rusty Walker realizes it’s time to take control on her life. Moving out and taking a job with Williams ‘Will’ Hill is the perfect opportunity for her to work out what she wants. However, she never imagined Will would make her an offer she can’t refuse in order to help them both get what they want. The exchange being that Rusty will inherit her family ranch for helping Will make his new business vent
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Elena
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Second book in the series where we meet the 2nd Hill sibling, Will. I don't know which one I like the most but one thing is certain: Kadie comes up with the most patient and swoon worthy heroes. Don't worry if you haven't read the first book, this one can definitely be read as a standalone.

We get an instalove between Will and Rusty, although Rusty fights it with all her being. Being raised by a single father who didn't know how to deal with girls, Rusty has been love deprived. Needless to say he
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Clare O'Beara
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The title works well as the heroine is resisting two men at once -her controlling father and a Texan who has driven up with rodeo bulls to her local rodeo. The lady is good at barrel riding and is also used to brushing off flirtatious cowboys. Then her father announces that he is dying, and if she doesn't marry someone he approves of fast, she won't inherit the ranch.

The Hill family is new to me but we meet several of these good people as they open their home to the heroine when, pretty much to
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Angela
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Resisting the Rancher is the second book in the Hills of Texas Series by Kadie Scott. Ms. Scott is a new-to-me author and I am really happy that I stumbled on her book, because I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be reading more of her work in the future. This is the second book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone, which is what I did. There are characters in this book who had their own story, in book #1- and they have intrigued me enough to want to go back and read th
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Emma
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott
Rusty Walker has spent her entire life trying to earn her tough, ranching father’s respect and approval by learning the business inside and out. But now her uncompromising parent has decreed she must marry if she wants to inherit. Worse, her husband has to be someone who can help her run the business. As if she needs it!
Williams Hill kissed Rusty in a bar in an act of temporary insanity, and lost his heart to her on the spot. Despite the complications to his o
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Jo Reads Romance
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
A sweet and sultry romance
4 stars

This is the first Kadie Scott novel that I have read but it definitely won’t be the last. In this story, she takes a prickly and feisty heroine, Ruth “Rusty” Walker, and pairs her with easy-going, slow and smooth Texas cowboy, Williams “Will” Hill.

There’s always a worry when you have a feisty, tough woman who’s holding her own with a bunch of rodeo cowboys - will she be someone I can like? Will she show enough vulnerability? The answer to both is yes. Sure Rust
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

It’s so easy to feel empathy for Rusty. She’s a talented, capable woman running her family’s ranch, she knows the business inside and out… and yet her overbearing, out of date father will only allow her to inherit if… if… she marries a “suitable” man. Yeah, it’s real easy to feel for Rusty’s situation with a father who never gave praise, never believed a woman could do his job or had the confidence that she could take over the business for him one day. So, sometimes
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Laura Furuta
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Resisting the Rancher (The Hills of Texas Book 2)
By: Kadie Scott
5 out of 5 stars

The story Resisting the Rancher (The Hills of Texas Book 2) by Kadie Scott is a contemporary western romance book. It is the first story that I have read by the author and I loved it. I fell in love with both the storyline and the characters more and more with every chapter that I read. I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. I just had to know how it all turns out for Rusty Walker and Willia
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Eileen
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, tule
I loved, loved, loved Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott, book two in The Hills of Texas series. This is an emotional roller coaster of a story, dealing with trust, strangers, and love. Rusty Walker has spent her entire life trying to earn respect and approval from her ranching father that she is capable of running his business, even earning a business degree. However, he does not believe that she, or any woman, is capable of running his business. If she wants to inherit she must marry a man o ...more
E.A.
Resisting the Rancher (Hills of Texas #2) by Kadie Scott was a good feel, frustrating, outstanding read that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, I was pleasantly surprise with how much I loved this book. Told in dual POV I was capture from the first chapter, no from when Will saw Rusty dancing and singing in her truck. This is part of a series, but even though they take place within the same world and family, it reads as a stand-a-lone. So no worries if you haven't
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Ashleigh
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott is the second book in her series The Hills of Texas and I fell in love with this one from page one. Following the story of Rusty Walker and Williams Hill, you could tell from early on that they were perfect for each other. Williams is a man who works hard to provide stock animals for the rodeo, and he makes sure that business is good day in and day out. Williams has a natural connection to the business and is willing to work his fingers to the bone to get the ...more
Kerry Baker
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting The Rancher by Kadie Scott is the second book in her The Hills of Texas series. This book can be read as a standalone.
Rusty loves the ranch. She has spent her whole life learning the business inside and out, all with the view to making her father proud. To show him that she can take over the family business. However earning his approval isn’t as easy as she hoped it would be. Instead of letting her take over, her father decides that she must marry in order to inherit the ranch from him
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Melissa Agena
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I haven’t read a good country story in a long time! Resisting the Rancher is Book 2 in The Hills of Texas Series by Kadie Scott. Rusty Walker has grown up wanting to take over her family’s ranch. However, the only thing stopping her is her father. Her father resents the fact that she is female and can’t possibly run the ranch because of it. It’s also the same reason why she will never date a man that has to do with the Rodeo circuit. Her father also has a plan for Rusty. Rusty ...more
Lisa
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-year2
Resisting the Rancher (Hills of Texas #2)
By Kadie Scott
Rated 4 stars

“What has him hotter than jalapeño peppers was that damn kiss” this book is full of lines just like this! I love it. Making me smile while I read is a huge bonus in my book. Ranching, Rodeos and humor is a great combination for a story. This is almost about the backside of a rodeo. Rusty’s family and Williams are both stock providers for the rodeos. Rusty is wanting her fathers ranch/business and Will is looking to increase his.
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Michelle Austin
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting the Rancher was a fun 4 star read, this is book 2 in the Hills of Texas series.

Rusty has been trying all her life to get her father’s praise. She has worked very hard on the family business and one day hopes to take over, however her father isn’t quite convinced. Her father is very old fashioned and isn’t confident a woman can take over. Rusty has to marry a man that her father approves of in order to inherit the ranch, will she be able to find one?

Williams has his own business and he
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Angela Shirley
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
Resisting the Rancher By Kadie Scott is the second book in the Hills of Texas series and is a great story of love at first sight.

Will saw her for the first time singing along to the radio in her car at the traffic lights, but who is she and why has she captured his imagination so much. Rusty has seen his gorgeous blue eyes but as a rule she doesn't date cowboys and this beautiful man is definitely a cowboy.

As the story goes on you find that Rusty is not the stone cold female she projects herself
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Tausha Treadway
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Resisting the Rancher (The Hills of Texas Book 2) by Kadie Scott. This is book 2 in the Hills of Texas Series. This is the first book I've read by this author but will not be my last. I love it! I'm going to read the first book I liked this one so much! This is a contemporary western about Rusty Waller. Rusty knows everything there is to know about Rodeo Stock Ranching but her father will never let her have full control. He's decided the only way she can take over is if she marries someone her f ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book as much as I did book one in the series.
This one centers around Rusty Walker and Williams/Will Hills.
She is an accomplish barrel racer, horse trainer, and daughter of a wealthy rancher. A man that thinks she isn’t capable of running his ranch, while in fact she is very capable . Will handles rodeo stock and is creating a name for himself and his family’s ranch . They meet at a rodeo and the chemistry is obvious, though she believes he is attracted to her only because of whom
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Chantelle Smith
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting the rancher is book 2 in the Hills of Texas Series From author Kadie Scott. This is my first read from this author and won’t be my last, even though these books can be read as stand-alone I will be going back to read book 1 and the rest in this series.

This book is engaging and captivating and you can't help but read and not put it down. She has created a plot that is easy to read and flows from chapter to chapter and she has created characters that are real, relatable and lovable. Will
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Roxana
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is something interesting about reading a book where you actually have to work for the end result. That is exactly how I felt about Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott.

Rusty Walker is such a strong-willed woman who is literally fighting for everything that she has and that she deserves. Unfortunately for her, her father tells her that the only way that she can become the owner of the ranch that she so much desires is if she marries. In comes William Hill – an individual who knows the ranc
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Paula
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting the Rancher has another one of those handsome tough Hill men. This time it is rodeo cowboy, William. It also has a resilient, tough female with Rusty Walker. The past is still influencing the present and perhaps the future in this cowboy tale by Kadie Scott. While the story is very different, I can see the thread of theme running through this series; parents have such lasting effects on their children, especially in this case, their relationship with others.

I liked these characters esp
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Angelina Frazzini
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott is book two of The Hills of Texas series. This book is a contemporary western romance and can be read as a standalone. I didn’t read book one of the series before reading this book but I’m definitely going to have to read it now. I was sucked in from the beginning.

Rusty has tried everything she can to get her father’s approval. She’s come to realize that it may not happen. Rusty has made it so that she does not get involved with rodeo cowboys and she realize
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Julia David
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I haven't read anything by this author before, but I want to read more of her stories. Rusty is very prickly and doesn't trust very many people, especially men. Her father made her that way, he is very controlling and sometimes mean. He wishes she had been a boy and that the woman he loved above everything had not died giving birth to Rusty. Will is from a big, noisy and close family. When Rusty and Will meet, it isn't love at first sight because Rusty refuses to believe that any man wants her f ...more
Wendy
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feel-good
After Saving the Sheriff I was very happy to see another book from Kadie Scott. We meet Rusty Walker, the tough chick, who can ride a horse like no other. However, her father is always talking her down and not taking her seriously. Since her brother died, the famous Walker empire will go to her, or so she assumes. But when her father drops a bomb, by telling her he is dying and she can only inherit the family empire if she is married to a man of his approval (and fast), she is determined to find ...more
Krystal gaston
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resisting The Rancher by Kadie Scott is a Hills of Texas Romance book two. Resist the Rancher can be read as a stand alone. This is a cute romantic story. Rusty is a tough, out to prove herself woman, and while proving herself she meets Williams Hill. They have an instant attraction but Rusty is cautious of every man involved in the rodeo, she doesn’t trust them.
Rusty and Wills connection in the story is cute and fast paced. The story itself I liked, I want to read about the other hill kids, es
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Becky Burciaga
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This author definitely knows how to draw a reader into her story from the first page. Characters have tremendous personalities, creating a connection early in the story. The dialog is engaging, the banter between the Hill siblings is laugh out loud hilarious, with the moments of tenderness between Will and Rusty pulling at the heartstrings.

Will is an especially exceptional character...he captured my heart early on with his gentle nature...not to mention he is the epitome of a cowboy...sexy and
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Kaitlynn Taylor
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Resisting the Rancher- Kadie Scott

5-stars

Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott is a light and easy romance read that I enjoyed from start to finish. It’s the second book in the Hills of Texas series, it’s also my first of the series so I can honestly say that it can be read as a standalone, although I look forward to reading the first book because I loved this one so much!

Resisting the Rancher follows Williams and Rusty, two incredibly funny characters who met under crazy circumstances. Their s
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Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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