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Buck Wild

(Bennett Boys Ranch #1)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  338 Ratings  ·  171 Reviews

From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Landish comes a hard-riding romance of cowboys who run wild—and the women who tame them…

Bull rider James Bennett lives for those eight seconds of exhilaration. A rodeo cowboy in his prime, all he wants out of life is something to straddle. That’s why James is feeling a little restless, spending his summer o

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 268 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Buck Wild is book one in the brand new series, Bennett Boys Ranch by Lauren Landish. Lauren is a new to me author and I chose this book because I have a huge obsession to cowboy romances and thought this would be a great way to introduce myself to this author. I think I’m going to be unpopular when I say that for me, the book was just okay. It didn’t hold my interest the way I wanted it to. And although the sexy times between these two were hot, hot, hot, I never really felt the
❤️ Paulette
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance
Title: ➳ ❤- Buck Wild
Series ➳ Bennett Boys Ranch 1#
Author: ➳ Lauren Landish
Publication:, September 25, 2018
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

ღ Sophie Stone , had her plan set in her mind to follow in her older brother’s footsteps.. But a Lil bump in the road had change the course in her life. She went from studying business to completing her bachelor’s degree in becoming Vet. She moved to small town (Great Falls) to do her interning with a local Vet for the summer
Sophie is use the big city & men there, so she didn’t
Tasha and Megan Mahoney
I have read very few Cowboy romances and I regret that now. Cowboys are sexy!

Not only are Cowboys relatively new to me but so is Lauren Landish so I was especially happy to have discovered a new author (to me), Cowboys, and that this is the first book in the Bennett Boys Ranch series. 

I do love a feisty female character and I got that with Veterinary Intern, Sophie Stone. I liked her character, strength and personality and I really liked the chemistry between her and James Bennett. Their chemist
Natalie The Biblioholic
I haven't read too many cowboy romances in my time, however, if they're all as hot as this one, I might just have to change that! Buck Wild was warm, sweet and steamy goodness. It was full of feel goods, low on angst, and had easy to like characters. Although the plot didn't really seem to be going anywhere aside from a bit of drama from a rival family, I still found myself enjoying it and found myself getting lost in the pages. James and Sophie definitely blew hot. The romance wasn't really t ...more
Sophie has plans that include the summer interning for the local vet and then off to veterinary school in the fall. Nowhere in her plans is there a place blocked out for a wild bull riding cowboy. But after a rather rough start, she finds herself spending plenty of time with James as he helps out on his family’s ranch until he returns to the rodeo circuit in a few months. Neither are looking for more than a summer fling but sometimes fate has other things in store.

This was a relatively low drama
Bree Howland
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to Thomas Allen and Sons for sending me a review copy of this book.

This was a sweetest little romance but also extremely steamy and believable.

I loved the characters and their dynamic. I kind of want to meet Momma Lou. She sounds amazing.

I can't wait to read more ❤
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

3.5 stars

James and his brothers are hot. James comes home from the rodeo circuit after their dad dies. Sophie is in town for the summer working with the local vet before going to vet school in the fall. He's having issues about returning to the circuit and "abandoning" his family and falling in love with someone who will be leaving. She knows she has to go to school, and falling in love was never part of the plan. In the end love conquers all.
Escape into a Booksite
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first Lauren Landish book, but it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this one, and loved watching these characters get to know each other. James and Sophie are adorable together.

Right from the start, you’re hooked on these two, as their initial meeting is quite interesting. Throw in James awesome family, the fabulous Doc that Sophie works with, and later on in the novel, her new friend Shayanne, and this is a really ni
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
DNF @ 59%

I couldn't get into this book. There were some things I liked in theory, like the brothers and their relationship with their mother, but the execution didn't work for me. But the relationship between the hero and heroine was too easy too quickly, with the frequent sex scenes thrown in willy nilly without enough genuine chemistry. I opened the book this morning to continue reading, saw how much was left, and groaned, which was a sign that I needed to simply back away.

I'm grateful for th
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Cowboy romances are my secret crack, I just love them, there is something about a heart-warming, sexy cowboy falling in love.
Buck Wild, is fun, sexy and basically everything we all love in a cute romance. Perfect summer, beach read.
Little to no drama, and I really appreciated that, this is the first book from this author that I have read and I defiantly would like to read more.
Erin Lewis
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Star review of Buck Wild (Bennett Boys Ranch #1) by Lauren Landish

Lauren Landish is a new author to me and Buck Wild was a great book to start with, particularly since it is the first book in a new series.
James Bennett is a rodeo cowboy who loves the adrenaline rush of his job. Spending time at his family ranch he feels like something, is missing, that is until he meets Sophie Stone a trainee veterinarian.
Sophie intrigues James, particularly because she is feisty and challenges him on several
Jackie D
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay. That was a spechottacular Cowboy romance!
The Bennett Brothers became fast favorites wrapping their humorous, devoted, strong selves around my heart!
What a sensual minefield! The butterflies of emotions the storyline carried throughout, with an abundance of heart, smiles and a little drama thrown into the mix. Made James and his Bull Rider ways always chasing the rush taken on by Sophie, the Vetraniarain intern who is more than he or the rest of the Bennett family could have imagined. It's
Heather andrews
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
James gives his girl the utmost compliments, “eff, Sophie, I don’t think I’ve dry humped a girl since high school. But darn, I don’t think it was that good, even back then.” Sophie likes to sass her man, “you think you’re getting some action after telling me I smell like ****?” There are times James likes to do right by his woman, I’m effing you in a bed like a proper effing gentleman.” I liked this book, I loved James and I can't wait to see what kind of women bring his brothers to their knees.
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the first in a new series (although with links - see below). As there are three Bennett boys, we are pretty much guaranteed some more Cowboy fun - well not sure Mark understand the concept of fun, but it will be entertaining seeing him learn!

Here we find James home from the bull-riding circuit during the off season, helping out at the family ranch. It is the first year without his father alive, and the informatio
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It was fun, sweet, steamy and romantic all rolled into one. This is the first book I've read by this author and it certainly won't be the last.

The plot was simple really with little drama and no angst but it worked!! James and Sophie were adorable. I can't wait to read about Luke and Mark. Highly recommend!
Up All Night With Books
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Leah
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

City girl meets her Cowboy. A wild ride of country charm meets sassy city. Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Landish paints a down-home country love story in Buck Wild. The summer every girl dreams about, well I did, okay still kind of do shhhh.

After getting her bachelor’s degree Sophia Stone moved to small town Great Falls interning with a local Vet for the summer before heading to Veterinarian school.
Ashley B
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
*I received this for from from NetGalley for free in return for an honest review.*

I wasn't that much of a fan, to be honest. While it wasn't downright awful, I expected better quality from a romance novel. Written in first person POV from Sophie and James, this read like a YA novel. James(who's supposed to be a badass Alpha man) said the word "totally" way too much for me. In other words, none of the characters seemed to act or talk their age. I also felt that this novel was driven more by dialo
E-Reader Addict
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
It’s never a good sign when a book takes me more than three days to read. And this one took me seven.

Things this book had going for it:
~Excellent, realistic, witty dialogue - James and Sophie were funny together
~Fun banter between the brothers - there’s nothing better than watching brothers give each other crap
~Open communication between the hero and heroine - there was no being coy or hiding feelings, and once they figured out how they felt they, told each other...hooray!
~A hero who wasn’t stu
❤ Anj | ★☆ Hiding Behind Books Blog ☆★
SMUT LEVEL: 4.5 of 5

***I voluntarily requested and reviewed a copy of this book. Thank you to the publisher for generously providing an ARC through NetGalley.***

I tried my best to like this book, I really did, but it just didn't work with me. To sum it up: I just didn't buy everything that this book was selling. But before I get into that, let me start off with the good points!

The humor in this story is something that I absolutely loved. None of the characters were overly ser
Deborah Harrell-jones
Reviewed by Deborah from Alpha Book Club

Country Boy meets City Girl and you have a funny, sweet and hot romance. James and Sophie first met, and it was not a great first introduction. Sophie is working with a vet for the summer and when she meets James on his family’s farm they do not start off on the right foot. When James apologizes to Sophie for his behavior they call a truce and start friendship filled with some playful flirting. When they flirting starts taking a more heated exchange they
Sandy Kelly
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 1 in the Bennett Boys Ranch series. It's about rodeo rider James Bennett and vet in training Sophie Stone. James is home for the summer to help work his family's ranch. But he is restless and ready to get back to what he loves, riding bulls. It fills the wild streak he has in a way the ranch never has. Sophie is interning with a local vet when she meets James. She doesn't have time for a cocky cowboy with an ego. No matter how hot he may be or that he pushes her buttons.

I absolutel
Lisa Menor
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

It's summer and James is back on the family ranch taking a break from the rodeo life he's led for the last eight years. James lives for the rush of the rodeo. He's cocky and awesome at riding bulls and he's got the ego to prove it.
One morning James comes across Sophie in his barn. Sophie is studying to be a large animal vet and has accompanied Doc Jones to James's family ranch; one of the horses is having difficulty birthing.
Sophie lock
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one super hot cowboy story about James and his brothers along with a sexy hot little city girl, Sophie who is interning to be a large animal veterinarian. This is one genuine good cowboy story full of life and what’s good in it! James is home for the summer to help run the family ranch after his father has passed and taking a breaking from a successful Bull Riding career. These bothers are one respectful group of men to their mother and woman you may just swoon. James gets in Sophie’s fa ...more
April Symes
Buck Wild (Bennett Boys Ranch #1) by Lauren Landish is the 1st book in a new series by this author.
Sophie is the younger sister of Jake. Jake who we met as the main character from Heartstopper- Irresistible Bachelor 3. I loved this spinoff from the series and can't wait to meet the other Bennett brothers in their stories. James and Sophie were drawn to each other from the very beginning. Although Jake had his doubts at the very beginning when the story started, they found they could keep their r
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!! I usually am not to into cowboy type books I'll read them but not my favorite, but this one was awesome!! I can't wait for more!! I'm really hoping Mark and Luke get books!!They are James brothers and this is James and Sophie book, James is a famous bull rider and helps out on his family ranch in his down time, Sophie is interning for the local veterinarian then heading back to school for her vet degree. They meet while delivering a baby horse on James ranch and butted heads right a ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
3 Stars. I’m usually a fan of Lauren Landish’s but this one fell flat for me. Though I really liked the two main characters the story was just slightly boring and moved at a very slow pace without much happening. Sophie is a Veterinarian student who is interning with a small town doctor for the summer. Her very first ride along is to a farm owned by the Bennett brothers. James is immediately an a$$ to Sophie when he doesn’t believe she can handle the difficult birth of a horse calf and Sophie sn ...more
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! This story was awesome. James and Sophie are such a hot and sexy couple. I really liked the fact that Sophie got her own story. And what a story it was! Sophie is the younger sister of Jake, the main character from Heartstopper, Irresistible Bachelor 3. I really enjoyed this spinoff from the series and can't wait to read about the other Bennett brothers. James and Sophie were drawn to one another from the very beginning. Even though Jake had his doubts at the beginning if they could keep th ...more
Kari Hansen
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James is a professional rodeo bull rider who has come home for the summer to help his family at the ranch since his father passed away. James is a freespirit who has no interest in love or relationships and will be rejoining the rodeo circuit when it resumes in the fall.

Sophie is interning with the town vet for the summer before she returns to veterinary school. She and the vet are at the Bennett ranch to help deliver a foal and can’t help but notice James. The only problem is that his looks don
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

OMW I absolutely loved this book, this author just keeps on giving us great stories. Something else I love about this author is that she has made the last few books all intertwined with each other in some way, and this story is no different. The book was interesting, captivating, and all round sweet and enjoyable. I loved James and Sophie, they were likable characters who were well suited and the chemistry between them was sizzling hot. I loved his brothers and hope to read their storie
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Lauren Landish is a WALL STREET JOURNAL & USA TODAY bestselling author and her books have garnered a legion of praise from her readers.

When she’s not plotting about how she will introduce you to your next sexy as hell book boyfriend, you can find her deep, deep in her writing cave, furiously tapping away on her keyboard, writing scenes that would make even a hardened sailor blush.

Lauren, who l