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The Rancher's Bargain

(Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction #5)

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Can a bachelor auction gone wrong…

mean temptation for the rich rancher?

James Harris needs a nanny for his nephew—now! So when Lydia Walker’s sister reneges on an extravagant bachelor-auction bid, the Texas Cattleman’s Club president has an idea. He’ll cover the debt, and Lydia will care for the baby. Neither is prepared for the passion that blindsides them. But is a perman
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Desire (first published December 31st 2018)
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Maria Rose
The Rancher’s Bargain by Joanne Rock is a sexy single parent romance, and part of the multi-authored Texas Cattleman’s Club: Bachelor Auction series. Each story contains a standalone romance, but also the continuation of a few plot threads that weave their way through the series.

James Harris, President of the Texas Cattleman’s Club is pleased with the outcome of their most recent bachelor auction, though there is one problem: the spectacular bid by Gail Walker of $100,000 hasn’t come through yet
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Lynn Brooks
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

The yummy next segment in the Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction saga is brought to us by Joanne Rock. James and Lydia were both strong-minded characters and quick to make me like them each individually, and as their stories unfold and they began to grow closer, the sweetness of their ready-made family stole the show. Really enjoyed them and their story! I find the Rose Clayton side story to be a distraction throughout this whole series and think it would have been more enjoyab
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Marcie Robinson
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The Rancher’s Bargain” by Joanne Rock is book 5 in the Texas Cattleman’s Club Bachelor Auction continuity and features TCC president, James Harris, and childcare specialist, Lydia Walker.

Lydia grew up taking care of her siblings. When her sister makes a donation to the bachelor auction with money she doesn’t have, Lydia needs to protect her family name and goes to James to come up with an arrangement.
Lydia doesn’t expect to become the nanny for a toddler or the electric attraction she has towar
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Cynthia
I won a copy of this book from the author, I was not required to give a favorable review. This is a great story of how 2 people can come together and make a positive influence on a child. Lydia's is trying to start a child care facility in her home but it is slow going. Her sister Gail is also suppose to be helping her, but she goes and make a bid on a millionaire at the Texas Cattleman's Bachelor Auction that she doesn't have the money to cover. So Lydia goes to James Harris to see what she can ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
You can never go wrong when you pick up a book by Ms. Rock and this one is no exception.
Though it’s part of a series, rest assure it’s a stand alone. I have not read the other stories, and had no problems.
The story centers around James Harris, and Lydia Walker. Lydia has been a nanny for years and is planning to open a daycare in Texas. James , a wealthy rancher, has recently become a guardian to his nephew. When Lydia realizes her sister has bid 100k in an auction, money she doesn’t have, Lydia
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Belinda
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lydia finds out her sister bid money she did not have in this installment of the TCC Bachelor Auction series...She goes to the president of TCC and offers to pay off the debt her sister made..while there James nephew is brought to the office and she calms him..James asks her to be Nanny...While they are together sparks fly! Just when things are going good James tells her something that rocks her world and she is ready to leave..But can love conquer all and bring them together as a family? And wh ...more
Jess Lawson
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Rancher's Bargain by Joanne Rock is the 5th installment of the Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction. Let me just tell you this one is to die for. I had to know how little Teddy's life was going to be impacted. This poor toddler has been dealt a tremendously rough hand already in life. It's no wonder his little emotions are all over the place.

James and Lydia come together to settle a debt that Lydia's sister owes. Lydia becoming a nanny to pay off this debt is miraculous and leads to so
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Fleur
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I really liked how you were hooked as soon as you started reading this book, Lydia is a level headed women who is close to having her dream of her own child care business and James is in way over his head trying to run his ranch, president of the TCC and be a stand in dad for his nephew Teddy. Lydia and James have an instant attraction however both try to keep it in check and not act on it, there is sexual tension, doubt, frustration, hope that they can find there way to be what they both need a ...more
Dj
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Can a bachelor auction gone wrong…mean temptation for the rich rancher? (Rancher) James Harris needs a nanny fast for his nephew Teddy—now! So, when Lydia Walker’s sister reneges on an extravagant bachelor-auction bid, the Texas Cattleman’s Club president covers the debt. Lydia has an idea, she will care for the baby to save her family name and repay the debt her sister Gail owes. Neither is prepared for the passion that blindsides them. But is a permanent personal arrangement more than they bar ...more
Melinda M
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
The Rancher's Bargain by Joanne Rock is book 5 of Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction. Joanne Rock is an author that I have read before and she does not disappoint. A bachelor auction that a sister bids and wins on without the money, a surprise baby nephew and series of nannies who quit make for an interesting so try that keeps you involved for beginning to end. It does well as a stand alone but a warning you will want to read the series.

Toni
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Joanne Rock takes on the Texas Cattleman’s Club series in her latest The Rancher’s Bargain. Lydia and James are engaging and fun characters. Their story is a slow burn versus a hot flame, but that makes it all the sweeter and more fun to read. Teddy, the nephew, completely steals the book and makes it very easy to root for these three characters to find their collective HEA.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Wioletta
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
James is a legal guardian for his nephew. He can't find a nanny, who stays more than a few days. Lydia finds out that her sister bid a lot of money on a man, she likes, at auction, money she doesn't have. Lydia has to fix this mess before people finds out. She meet James. Can they help each other???
Vickie Cochran
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This book about a toddler in the hands of his uncle after tragedy struck is an eye opener and heartfelt. A sister trying to help the other leads her to trying to pay off a debt broght the man and woman together to fall mad in love was so heartwarming and really touches you. It gives you hope when it comes to finding true love and a blended family coming together as one.
Gladys
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very fun and enjoyable read. The well written, entertaining book gives readers James and Lydia's story. With a plot that offers a wonderful blend of heart, heat and also charming touches of humor. An emotional read that has a nice level of both sweetness and poignancy. This is my freely posted, frank review.
Peggy Clayton
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a part of the Texas Cattleman's Club and first the cover is just so sexy. Then you get into the meat of the book and you are hooked. When Joanne writes she knows how to keep the writer into the book and with this one she did just that. Joanne hit this one out of the park!
Rebeccastump
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love it
Veda
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sisterly love, babies, deceit, cowboy what more could a person want or need.
Sherry Bohrmueller
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. A very cute romance story.
Nancy
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Rock weaves a wonderful love story around the paths of grief, hurt, wariness and love for a child to bring 2 people together who least expect to find love.
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USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock writes romance novels in a variety of sub-genres, from family sagas to sexy contemporaries. A popular workshop speaker, Joanne parlays her experience in the college classroom to substantive seminars that motivate, educate and inspire. Her book Self Promotion: Your Guide to Launching a Book is the culmination of requests for her notes on this topic. She has ...more

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