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Old wounds run deep

Only the truth can heal them…

Rancher Cole Loveland has no interest in dredging up the past, but his ex-fiancée, Katlynn Brennon, has other plans. To save her struggling TV show, she’s come back to Colorado to investigate the infamous Cade-Loveland feud. Trusting Katlynn again isn’t easy—she’s already chosen her career over Cole once. But he’s beginning to realize that true love, like legends, never dies.

384 pages, Kindle Edition

Published September 1, 2018

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Profile Image for Katie (Hiding in the Pages).
2,918 reviews218 followers
October 9, 2018
This meaty story is more than just second chance romance involving a cowboy and a celebrity. This story also takes on an age-old mystery that is at the root of one of the biggest family feuds of all time. The Cade-Loveland feud is what brings Katlynn (Katie-Lynn) back to her hometown and thrusts her into the path of her former love, Cole.

I was so excited for this mystery to finally be uncovered. I've been reading this series from the beginning and the feud and mystery has gradually built up over the course of it. I've grown to love each of these families and their gruff, hermit-like members.

This love story has plenty of electrical moments, but the characters different wants and needs take the romance on a long, hard journey. The writing style carried me away, as it was so vivid and descriptive. The plot, the chemistry, the swoony kisses, the mystery, and the characters make this read very enjoyable!

Content: mild, swoony romance; mild violence

*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*
Profile Image for Carrie Schmidt.
Author 1 book340 followers
September 25, 2018
4.5 stars

I am head over heels for this Rocky Mountain Cowboys series from Karen Rock. The characters. The covers. The setting. The plots. THE KISSES. Blissful sigh.

One of the most intriguing parts of this series for me has been the longstanding feud between the Cades and the Lovelands, a feud made even more complicated by the fact that the Loveland patriarch and the Cade matriarch are about to tie the knot in a very romantic second chance at love. I love Boyd and Joy – although I’d like to knock their heads together a little bit whenever hurt pride sends them back to their own corners for a spell. They are so sweet together, and boy howdy do they have their hands full with the passel of adult children between them – adult children, incidentally, who do not share their respective parent’s warm fuzzy feelings toward the other clan.

In A Cowboy’s Pride, we switch focus from the Cade family (who heretofore have been the protagonists) to the Lovelands – specifically oldest son Cole and his ‘one that got away’, Katlynn. Not only do these two have sizzling chemistry, even after several years apart, but they are smooching each other from the backdrop of a historical mystery that Katlynn is digging up for her documentary TV series. I LOVE THIS!! I love the research aspect of historical mysteries, the search for long-overlooked clues, and the anticipation that builds as the truth gets closer. Rock does a fabulous job with this plot thread, and I love how it all came together.

I also loved Cole and Katie-Lynn together – and the sizzling chemistry I mentioned above. ‘Clean with steam’ is a great way to describe Rock’s Harlequin Heartwarming series. Talk about some swoony kisses! WHEW! Katie-Lynn’s character is one many women can relate to in this image conscious culture, even if we don’t have the added pressure of being on television. Her frank thoughts on the discomfort that goes into creating the facade of perfection – the cosmetic procedures, the shapewear, and other alterations in appearance – is very refreshing… as is the way Cole loves her best when she’s abandoned the ‘Katlynn’ pretense to be more like the Katie-Lynn he almost married. It’s also interesting that, while their feelings for each other haven’t changed, the reasons they didn’t work out the first time haven’t really changed either. This creates some tricky paths for the two to navigate as they weigh the very valid reasons against the very strong feelings, adding authenticity and layers to their story.

Bottom Line: If you haven’t yet met the Cades and the Lovelands, now’s a great time to catch up! This is a series that must not be missed by any fans of swoony kisses, rugged cowboys, and strong heroines. The separate plot threads each are fully dimensional yet they are also seamlessly woven together to create a story you won’t want to put down. I can’t wait to spend more time with this feuding clan of cowboys (and a couple of cowgirls) and see where Rock takes them next!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)

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Profile Image for Aimee (Getting Your Read On).
2,966 reviews243 followers
September 6, 2018
I really, really love this series! There is just something about cowboys, I'm telling you. The men in these books are hard working, rough and tough, fiercely loyal and maybe just a touch stubborn. In this book we switch over to Cole who is in the opposing family from the first three characters in the first three books. This is significant because there is a feud going on between the Cades and the Lovelands that extends back generations. I love that each previous book gives us glimpses into this feud but that this book brings us a climactic resolution to that feud. It was so fun to have that added bonus of a mystery being solved weaved into this story line.

From the first few pages into this book I just knew I was going to be hooked into this second chance at first love story. As everything set up, I said to myself, "Oh, here we go. This is going to be good." And it was. So, so good. The attraction was there. The tummy butterflies were there. My emotions were engaged and I was fully invested in the story. You can't ask for more than that. Right? Yumma cowboy Cole.

Content: Mention of murder, intimate relations before marriage resulting in pregnancy, kissing.

- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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3,041 reviews68 followers
August 14, 2018
"A Cowboy's Pride" continues The Rocky Mountain Cowboys series with a story about a Loveland. The Cade-Loveland feud is historic and infamous (think Hatfield-McCoy). The feud began when Everett Loveland was found with the dead body of Maggie Cade- and the priceless Cade emerald was missing. The Cades hung Everett for his supposed crimes and believed the Lovelands had sold their family heirloom for a fortune. The years ensuing included disputes over land, which allow access to the water- a key component for both ranches in order to keep their cattle alive.

Katlynn (formerly known as Katie-Lynn) comes from this small Colorado town and was formerly engaged to Cole Loveland. She now hosts the show "Scandalous History" where she investigates historical conflicts. The show is in trouble and might be cancelled- unless they can come up with a big draw for viewers. Katlynn reluctantly offers up her "in" to investigate the Cade-Loveland disputes- and maybe she'll be able to figure out who actually has rights to the water.

Cole Loveland is working the ranch, which is barely thriving due to the costs of water and other typical ranch problems. The bank will foreclose and take their ranch away. However, he is surprised when his father, Boyd, accepts the offer from the show to film on their land and get enough money to forestall the bank until they can come up with a new financial plan. With the shaky truce between the Cades and Lovelands due to the Boyd and Joy's impending nuptials, Cole is afraid of what the show will unearth- and the more recent history they might decide makes for good TV. He agrees to participate- if he can be involved in the investigation and work alongside Katlynn.

Working together, Cole and Katlynn/Katie-Lynn find their old feelings didn't just disappear and they still feel the same way they did when they were young, before Katlynn got a job offer in LA and they refused to compromise and broke up. The history of the Cade-Loveland dispute also takes some interesting turns as we learn more about Maggie, Everett, and the missing jewel.

The biggest draw of this story is the mystery of the past and what happened to Maggie and the jewel. It really kept the book moving quickly for me, as I was highly invested in this story. The tidbits from firsthand documents of the time were really great, and I wouldn't mind reading a series about Katlynn's show and the investigations they do! It was really fascinating, and I liked the search plus the bit of suspense about whodunit and trying to keep the past buried.

In terms of the romance between Cole and Katlynn, it was sweet but a bit of yes/no and back and forth. They have a lot of history, so there were quite a few discussions about that, and a lot of petulance and stubbornness from Cole (which I didn't think I'd see considering his awesome persona in the last book). Cole seemed to be so upset about the past (in which he was equally at fault) that he let it bleed into other aspects of his life, including fueling the feud (which I felt he was a big part of helping calm down in the past book). He wasn't quite the character I expected.

Katlynn went back and forth as Katlynn and Katie-Lynn in the book in terms of not only what others called her but what she was referred to in the text. I was looking for a pattern (e.g. she is Katie-Lynn when connecting to her roots vs the show), but it would change from one paragraph to the next without a clear pattern. I guess it was easier to view one or the other as a nickname. Katlynn was easy to like, and I enjoyed her perspectives. I also really liked how she came to have more body positivity and began to conform less to the Hollywood pressures/expectations. There were some nice messages there. She was more willing to work for a compromise than Cole (but not give up everything to the man), and I liked her strong character. However, I wasn't sure about the reasons she wanted to be on TV- she's great at what she does, and I felt like the feeling ignored bit wasn't necessary. However, she does show a lot of personal growth about that and finding her own desires for appearance/life as the book goes on.

As a heartwarming book, this was pretty clean and you won't find more than some steamy kisses. The ending was perfect, and I really loved chasing down the mysteries surrounding the Cade-Loveland feud. Overall, I enjoyed this new installment, and I am looking forward to reading more about this family and the Cades in the future!

Please note that I received a copy of the book from the author. All opinions are my own.
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2,220 reviews12 followers
October 5, 2018
I bow down to you MS Rock you have pulled at my heart-strings you have made me tear up and made me smile in this fabulous addition to this series, and what a well suited tile, this describes Cole Loveland so well, and what he goes through to get the love of his life, his soul mate, the other half of him Katlynn Brennon back in his life.

Cole Loveland is the eldest Loveland, stubborn to a fault, honest, loyal and will do anything for his family and the people he loves a true Loveland but what he has gone through after he lost his mother has left him pretty much a hermit, he and his family are still in a feud that is over a hundred years old with neighbours The Cades and things are going to get a bit stressful for Cole as the woman he loves has arrived back in Carbondale to do a story on the feud, it has been twelve years since she left and his heart still belongs to Katlynn, but he is still very stubborn.

Katlynn Brennon comes from a large family and always felt unnoticed, invisible to her family, but her first love Cole Loveland meant so much to her, they were childhood sweethearts, and she was there for him and his family through the worst times, but when planning their marriage they could not agree, both wanted very different things, Cole is so stubborn and she ran, now she is a hosts a major TV show researching scandalous history and is asked to research the old Cade Loveland feud. This is going to be hard for Katlynn going back to her home town and getting close to Cole again the man that will always be her love.

This is a beautiful story, a story filled with emotion and heart-ache but so much joy as well, when some stubborn people learn to compromise and above all else trust in their feelings and their hearts then joy will bloom. I loved Cole what a hero and Katlynn she is so strong and understanding she is a rock a true heroine to match the hero. There was so much uncovered in this story about the feud and the lives of past Lovelands and Cades, I could barely put the book down, this is one that I highly recommend thank you MS Rock for another keeper, can’t wait till the next one 
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3,354 reviews103 followers
September 5, 2018
This is the fourth book in this series and contains so many surprises and revelations I found it an enthralling and intriguing read, a real page turner that I didn’t want to put down until I’d finished it. All the stories in the series have included information about the long lasting Cade-Loveland feud but this is the story where the origins of the feud are researched and investigated whilst two second chance romances also develop . . .

High school sweethearts Cole Loveland and his ex fiancée Katie-Lynn (or as she’s now known, Katlynn) Brennon split when she followed her dream to become famous, working in television. She succeeded and stars in a series investigating scandalous historic events but the series is under threat and they need something special to intrigue audiences and up their ratings. Katlynn suggests the Cade-Loveland feud, even though that will bring her back to her home town and her first love again. The chemistry between the couple is still there but with so much history between them can working to help discover more about the feud lead to a second chance for their romance?

The feuds of the past are still dividing the two families, even though the elders of the two families are planning to marry. As the investigations develop there are so many revelations, more misunderstandings and there’s more than one romance endangered by them all. It has great characters who it is easy to empathise with and the plot is so brilliantly structured, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing and turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and others in this series - and can’t wait to read more regarding both families in future, especially after the revelations in this story!

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
5,444 reviews
August 30, 2018
A Cowboy's Pride is book four from Karen Rock's series, Rocky Mountain Cowboys. I loved this book! I was not sure what I thought of Katlynn at first. She kind of got on my nerves, but she quickly grew on me as she started interacting with Cole and others she knew from her past. After all the years that have passed, Cole and Katlynn still had chemistry. I could just feel the emotional turmoil they both felt dealing with their feelings. I wanted to root for them but sad they could not find a way to be together. I enjoyed the mystery they were trying to solve to find out what started the hundred year Cade-Loveland feud. Which added more intrigue to the story. Which is great!
I have to admit, I cried on the last few pages. I had no idea it would end that way. I am giving A Cowboy's Pride a well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend this sweet story.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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539 reviews10 followers
August 25, 2018
A Cowboy's Pride by Karen Rock is the 4th book in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. I love the feud between the Loveland's and the Cade's. This feud is becoming just as famous as the Hatfield's and McCoy's. In this one we have a second chance love story brewing. I adored it. Katie Lynn and Cole have been in similar scenarios before that tore them apart. Will Katie Lynn choose her career over love again.
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154 reviews11 followers
October 28, 2018
This one is an intriguing read with so many layers. The past and present interwoven with many similarities, including hardheaded Loveland males, Cade women who find themselves in tough spots, generations-misunderstandings, heartbreak and love.
This is another fun addition to the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. Karen Rock does a great job capturing life and love against a Colorado backdrop.
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
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1,706 reviews24 followers
July 23, 2018
A Return to her Roots

-‘“I’m investigating the Cade-Loveland feud.”’-

Katie-Lynn “Katlynn” returns from L.A. to do an investigative report on the history of the great feud between two families. She’s hoping it will save her career and it will help the Lovelands financially as well. The challenge will be in keeping her feelings for Cole buried in the past...

Another great story by this gifted author! Loving this series!
Profile Image for Lynn Grier.
214 reviews6 followers
August 15, 2018
A Cowboy's Pride by Karen Rock is the 4th book of the series: (Rocky Mountain Cowboy's). I totally love this series and can't get enough. Cole and Katie are just made for each other, and 2nd chance romance, just so heartwarming, it just grabs at your heart. Will not give anything away, want you to read this book and series and find out how awesome each story is. You will be hooked as much as I am.
I was given an ARC digital copy in return for my honest opinion. Karen Rock you Rock! and can't wait for more...
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966 reviews10 followers
July 10, 2018
I was swept away in the story from the beginning. Wondering how the long-time family feud would end. There was so much drama and suspense that I was “almost” on overload from everything going on. The electricity between Cole and Katie Lynn was unmatched. The ending was so superb I had tears flowing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance with a lot of suspense. Book gifted to me.
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1,057 reviews4 followers
July 5, 2018
So worth the wait! 💚💙
I was so excited to finally read about a Loveland. This 2nd chance romance for Cole and Katie-Lyn does not disappoint when Katie-Lyn makes her way back to Colorado on assignment after 10 years.
A wake-up call in the romance department for these two, along with Cole's Dad, Boyd and Joy Cade, Mother to the Cades we've already met.
The background story that's been brewing is very much front and center in this book involving a long ago love and Cora's Tear, a beautiful sapphire owned by a Cade and stolen by a Loveland or that's how the story goes anyway.
Ms Rock knows how to engage the reader with suspense, intrigue and a plot that will keep you hooked until the end, along with a beautiful ending to a great romance.
A stand alone, clean, contemporary read.
I received an ARC via Netgalley and am freely giving my honest review of A Cowboy's Pride.
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1,249 reviews5 followers
August 9, 2018
Another good story in the Cades and Lovelands fued. Cole and Katlynn try for a second chance at love amid a mystery regarding the two families fued. I Loved the way Cole has to learn how to compromise to be able to find happiness. A very good story, but I can't wait for Jewel and Heaths story next!
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Author 2 books41 followers
September 6, 2018
 Mystery - Perfection.  Finding out about the feud once in for all and seeing the conclusion was exceptional.  Did it fix anything?  Not really but at least we know the what, why, when and how to it and I can't wait to read in future books the repercussions and how it will all work out.
 Second chance romance - There are two in this book.  Joy Cade and Boyd Loveland, the ill-fated couple from the past to their rekindling romance and marriage.  OMG!!  Their love story is epic.  To finally hear what exactly happened to them when they were younger just broke my heart.  I had tears and after all the books before, I really wanted to slap every one of their children for the treatment of their romance.  These two never fell out of love with one another but their children were just too caught up in the feud to see that.  The second romance is Cole and Katie Lynn.  This one felt a bit flat for me.  Why?  Because of Cole.  I really wanted to not just slap him but hit him in the face.  I get the whole she left but he never quite got the "why" she left.  It wasn't about him but her.
Katie Lynn - She had so much growth to go through before she could truly be with Cole in the end.  Body issues.  Career issues.  Somewhat ashamed of her upbringing but in the end, she finally decided what she really wanted out of life and it was touching.  The interactions with her family were great.  She needed to see that despite what she thought, they were proud of her and what she had accomplished in her life.
Cole - Again, this man.  Ooooo!  He really needed to get over himself and in a hurry.  He almost let the best thing in his life walk out AGAIN!!!  In the end, though, I liked him but he still has some growing to do.  Especially with his own family.  And that's all I'm going to say.
History - OMG!  Finding out about the stone and where it had been all this time.  Wow!  Just wow!  Ms. Rock did an excellent job with this aspect of the story.  I really felt sorry for Maggie and how she was treated not only in the past but also in the future.  Someone needed to pay and I believe they did.
Overall, I really liked the book.  Just because we find out the mystery and how it was solved by Katlynn, doesn't mean its over.  There is so much more than the feud over water.  What's going to happen now that both families know about it?  What is going to happen if a Loveland marries a Cade?  And no, I'm not talking about Joy and Boyd.  There is definitely a couple that has been brewing since the beginning.  Ms. Rock has done it again with the Loveland's and Cade's.  I can't get enough of them.  Just don't wrap it up too neatly.  I believe there are still more mysteries to solve.
Profile Image for Kay Garrett.
390 reviews54 followers
September 23, 2018
A COWBOY’S PRIDE by Karen Rock

Once again Karen Rock has delivered us an emotionally charged, page turning chapter in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. She has us seeing the Loveland – Cade feud from both sides making it extremely hard to decide on which side of the fence to hang on. Through the pages of A COWBOY’S PRIDE, we explore how the feud originated and how love, family and perseverance come through with details to explain it all and possibly a resolution to bring both families together as one.

A COWBOY’S PRIDE is a story of finding resolve to past grudges, finding peace with one’s past and present and of second chance love. Karen Rock does all this within the pages of the book with great skill that has you visually seeing the story as you read it, understanding how both Cole and Katie-Lynn feel and pulling for more than one marriage to take place.

Katlynn Brennon, originally called Katie-Lynn, must return to her hometown – Carbondale, Colorado – to find an extraordinary story to save her show, Scandalous History, from being cancelled. Cancellation of the show would end not only her job, but also leave her once again doubting her purpose or importance in life. She would be a nobody, an unknown again. Would the Loveland – Cade feud be the ticket? Could she survive being in the same town with her ex-fiancee?

Back to her hometown, she finds herself not only in the same town but teamed up with her first and only love, Cole Loveland. The feeling she had for him have not faded with age as it seems he’s hadn’t either. As she gets comfortable in her skin again and who she is without all the makeup and hype, she also realizes that the feelings she had about her family and her unimportance were inaccurate and leaves her doubting her choices in life. Could here be hope for a rekindled relationship? Could they each give and take this time round or would it just be a repeat of the past? This book handles it all with page turning emotional excitement that will have you laughing, crying, hooting and hollering, getting angry, feeling goosebumps and smiling.

Even though this is the 4th book in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series, it can definitely be read as a standalone. I will say, once you read it you will be running to get the other books in the series and looking with great anticipation to the next installment in the series. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a great love story, a book about cowboys with true grit and integrity of family, a story with mystery and intrigue. In other words, if you are looking for a GREAT BOOK, look no further than A COWBOY’S PRIDE by Karen Rock.
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3,013 reviews30 followers
September 6, 2018
4 1/2 STARS!

Old feelings and old mysteries collide as two childhood sweethearts reunite and band together to learn the truth about his family history. Discoveries they never expected lead them down a path of danger and insight. Can Cole truly trust her to do what's best for his family, or will her ambition win out against her feelings for him yet again? Delving deeper into the Loveland side of this feud lets us get to know the family better since the series so far had centered around the Cade's. I enjoyed how well the Cades were still brought into the storyline of this family as well. An enjoyable plot, great characters and a satisfying mystery kept me enthralled throughout!

Katlynn Brennon left Carbondale, Colorado a dozen years ago ... naive, broken-hearted and living only for her dreams. Now, after achieving great success, she's on the verge of having her TV show cancelled and struggling to keep it all together. She never thought she'd be returning home to Carbondale, but when the infamous Cade-Loveland feud strikes the fancy of her producers as the great mystery that might save their show, she finds herself smack dab in the middle of her old life again.

Cole Loveland already feels like Katie-Lynn did him wrong by choosing her career over their future together all those years ago, and now here she comes waltzing back into town determined to stir up an ugly past that his family just might not live down. He'll do anything to keep his family secure ... even agree to work with her to solve the mystery of the start of the big feud between the Cade's and his ancestors. Fighting the feelings that still fly when they're in the same vicinity might be a tough road to travel though!
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850 reviews2 followers
September 8, 2018
So this is the fourth book in theh Rocky Mountain Cowboy series. Or if you've read the other books like I have. I like to call it the Cade-Loveland series. This book starts to follow the Loveland side of the family.

Man oh man did I love Cole Loveland. He's the oldest of the Loveland clan and has been carrying around the weight of not being good enough on his shoulders since his mother died. Or probably even before that, his mother always made him feel like she was stuck where she was because she became pregnant with him. I think that made him the man he is. He's sweet, kind, caring, and protective. He's a man who wants to save his family's name and ranch. You could tell how much he cared about his family.

Oh man Katie-Lynn, or Katlynn as she goes by now, man I had some mixed feelings on her. For the first half of the book I couldn't really stand her. I found her to be a bit selfish, and a bit egotistical, everything needed to be about her her her. I mean a I get it she came from a big family and as a kid/teenager she felt undervalued or unnoticed. Around or a little bit after half way through, I started liking her a bit more when she realized that her family truly cared about her and did notice her and loved her.

Mrs. Rock takes us on a wild ride in this book when Cole and Katie-Lynn start uncovering Loveland-Cade family secrets. When the start to learn about the real reasons for the family feud. I really enjoyed this book and loved seeing appearences from the Cade clan.

I'm giving this book 4.5 Stars out of 5!!!!

***I received an ARC of this book for my honest review***
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200 reviews2 followers
September 1, 2018
Oh my, she did it again. Another hit for Karen Rock. I loved this book, couldn’t put it down! This time in her series of the Cade brothers, their neighbour and archenemy Cole Loveland has his second chance on love, and in the meanwhile there are three storylines to unravel and follow: The story of how the feud started between the Cades and Lovelands, the tragic love story of a Cade and a Loveland (Everett Loveland and Maggie Cade), the second chance story of Cole’s father and mother of the Cade-clan (Boyd and Joy) and last but certainly not least the second chance love story between Cole and Kat(ie)Lynn. I loved all the stories, the intrigue, the mysteries of old times revisited and unravelled. It’s also a story of how pride can prevent you from love and happiness, an inside story about how people perceive their surroundings and families. About hot-headedness and temper preventing people to listen and ponder about themselves and others.
In short the story of A Cowboy’s Pride is about KatLynn, trying to save her and other people’s jobs, who’s going back to the town where she was born to investigate the Cade – Loveland Feud. In that investigation she can’t prevent meeting again with Cole Loveland, her former fiancé. In order to protect his father, Cole thinks, he has to do the investigation together with her. Old flames and passion rekindle, but trust each other again is hard for Cole – as he felt he had lost KatLynn to her work and career before. Perhaps a time to remember and believe that true love can conquer all – even distances and careers.
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31 reviews3 followers
September 24, 2018
Karen Rock's excellent writing never disappoints, but A Cowboy's Pride might be my favorite book in her Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. The previous three novels have centered on the Cade clan in Carbondale, Colorado, with an emphasis on their feud with the Lovelands--a ranching family nearby--but this one shows the dispute from the Lovelands' point of view. It's an interesting change, causing the reader to wonder what really happened to Maggie, Everett, and Cora's Tear--a missing jewel in the center of the mystery.

The story begins with Katlynn Brennon on the set of her popular show, Scandalous History, wondering if the trappings of show business and fame are worth the hassle. But when she learns that her career might be in danger, she comes up with a solution that could help or hurt the ancient feud--and her relationship with former fiance, Cole Loveland--when she decides to take her Los Angeles film crew back to her hometown of Carbondale.

The Lovelands are on the brink of losing their ranch, so when their father is offered a sizeable sum in exchange for their time, he has no choice but to comply, even though he and Joy Cade are supposed to be married soon--a feat no one in the family would have imagined a few years earlier. Filming Scandalous History could stir up trouble, or it could help to solve the controversy that created the longest-running family feud in America. A Cowboy's Pride is filled with suspense and intrigue, as well as mystery, and it's easy to get swept up in the drama of the three love stories featured in Karen  Rock's well-written novel.
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Author 7 books110 followers
August 28, 2018
4.5 stars

I have been thoroughly enjoying Karen Rock’s Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. In the newest installment, A Cowboy’s Pride, the focus shifts from the Cades to their rival family—the Lovelands. Cole has been hanging around, making those Cade men jealous, a few times. Now it’s his turn in the hot seat (or maybe I should say his turn in the saddle).

As Cole and Katie-Lynn (his former fiancée) dig into the Cade-Loveland feud and subsequent loss of Cora’s tear, they uncover much more than they anticipated. While working together, they quickly discover their attraction for each other hasn’t faded but has anything changed? There were valid reasons they broke it off to begin with.

Rock builds plenty of tension, fans the flames of the rivalry we’ve come to love between the Cades and Lovelands, oozes plenty of cowboy bravado, and throws in some make-you-melt kissing scenes! All while weaving a mystery of what firmly drew the line between the Cade and Loveland families. And did I mention this is leading up to the marriage that will unite these two families?
Another fabulous, couldn’t put it down read from Rock

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I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Author 13 books49 followers
March 7, 2019
This is book four of the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series, and in this story, we take a pause from the Cade family and take a deeper look into the Loveland family. The leading man, Cole Loveland, was worth waiting for. In chapter one, you see Katlynn struggling to stay on top with her appearance and ratings, then mid-way through this chapter Cole makes his entrance and holds you captive throughout the whole story. He’s handsome, charming, and irresistible. Katlynn and Cole’s story is about broken hearts, second chances, stubbornness, and compromise. But there are two additional intertwining romances. Boyd Loveland and Joy Cade get their happy-ever-after, and Maggie Cade and Everett Loveland have their connection revealed. The added twist to this story is solving the mystery behind the Cade and Loveland feud and the missing Cora’s Tear. The author grabs your attention with the combination of romance and mystery and keeps you immersed in the story until the very end. But with the mystery solved will this end the feud between the Cades and Lovelands? Or will a new story create new complications? This book is a must read! I can’t wait to start reading book five, Winning the Cowboy’s Heart. Rating 5 Stars. Reviewed for Still Moments Magazine.
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725 reviews4 followers
October 21, 2018
Karen Rock is continuing to amaze and delight with the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. This is the 4th in the series but can be read as a stand alone although I suggest reading the other books first. A Cowboy's Pride is a story of second chances, secrets revealed and mysteries solved. Katie-Lynn comes from a large family in which she always felt invisible. Cole grew up in a family that was infamous for being part of a historic feud, and has also struggled with the trauma of his alcoholic mother committing suicide. Cole and Katie-Lynn were engaged but both wanted different things in life. Katie-Lynn is back with a new name, Katlynn, and a fancy job as a television investigative reporter who is reporting on the story of the feud. Cole is still a loner who is protective of his family and doesn't want any drama. As Cole and Katlynn work together to solve the mystery that started the feud, old feelings resurface and things they thought were true are revealed in a new light. This is an amazing story that will not let you put the book down until you have reached the end.
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676 reviews12 followers
August 27, 2018
If you have Kleenex keep it handy. This is a story of second chances. Its about Cole Loveland and Kati-Lynn Brennon getting a second chance. Its also about his dad getting a second chance and solving a very old feud. Its a powerful story of a old love story for 2 couples that got lost by people interfering. No spoilers planned here you need to read the book to get the whole story. Katie and Cole are fun to watch as they grow in the book. The book will have you glued to the book as you read about what happened in the past as well in the present. Its a great book. Its been so fascinating following this series first the Cades now the Lovelands. I'm looking forward to the next one in this series. This one that tied up the past which you will find out when you read it how it does that. Its an awesome story just need Kleenex towards the end.
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1,697 reviews42 followers
September 5, 2018
4.5 Stars!

This 4th book in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series moves from a Cade sibling to a Loveland and the feud continues. While I can nearly always rely on a poignant romance when reading this author's work, this story had a mystery that amped up my page-turning fervor. Having learned of some of the reasons behind the Cade/Loveland feud from previous books, A Cowboy's Pride finally reveals the whole story. As always the romance was enjoyable and Cade and Katie Lynn were wonderful characters, but the mystery was a fun and creative diversion. With a mystery solved, a wedding restored, and a second chance romance reclaimed, this could have been the book to end the series on. Thanks goodness we have more Cade and Loveland siblings to set our sights on.
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698 reviews94 followers
September 7, 2018
What a great book! I finally got answers to some of my questions! There were also 2 great couples that got second chances at love. There are so many different cowboy romances out there, that for awhile I stopped reading them. However this series is refreshing and new. Each new book brings couples that grew on me that I get to learn about there past, present, and wonder about there future. There is also a family rivalry/ feud that is explained in this installment. The really great thing about this book is that it also a standalone! So if you have never read the series before, you can still really enjoy this book without getting lost! I am giving this book a 5/5! I was given a copy to review, all opinions are my own.

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1,624 reviews20 followers
August 31, 2018
A Cowboy’s Pride is the latest installment in Karen Rock’s Rocky Mountain Cowboy’s series. Rock brings both heart and humor to this novel. Cole and Katlynn are both flawed, believable characters that need to figure out how to compromise. Rock doesn’t short change either of their journey’s as they each figure out what matters and what they are willing to give up to be together. This book is also filled with lots of juicy subplots. Boyd and Joy get married; readers knew that wasn’t going to be an easy road. The Cole/Loveland feud is explained; the truth is both believable and perfect for the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
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460 reviews10 followers
September 4, 2018
Another wonderful story in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. Katie-Lynn and Cole were wonderful main characters, with a broken engagement in their past. The Cade-Loveland feud has interested me from the beginning, and Katie-Lynn (Katlynn) did a wonderful investigative job for her show that shed a whole new light on everything.
I was sucked into the plot from the beginning and enjoyed every minute of this story. I just wish it had been longer because I could've spent way more time with these characters.
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108 reviews
September 1, 2018
Karen Rock does it again. This story is the best of two stories - a love story where reuniting high school sweethearts in a way that you WANT them to succeed despite the odds against them and a murder/mystery about the origins of a family feud. And the additional substories about the disastrous consequences of telling the truth in dealing with family and how Katlynn and Cole adjust to secrets and family history trying to tear about their world. I couldn't put it down!!
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