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The Cowboy's Last Rodeo

(Men of the Marvell Ranch #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  315 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Shane Marvell's career as a rodeo rider is ending far too soon. He doesn’t have a plan B, so during his last season, he’s all in, determined to win as much prize money as possible--even if it means riding injured and taking more risks than he should.

Ella Etxeberri has always played it safe, so when her life still takes a bad turn despite her caution, she wonders if it is
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published September 11th 2018 by Tule Publishing
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Three and a half stars.

Shane Marvell is in his final year as a bronc rider, but he's facing a crossroads. He needs to win big in order to fund some kind of training for a future career, otherwise he's going to return to the family farm and share a bathroom with his adult siblings with nothing to contribute and nothing to show for a career in rodeo. His brutal rejection by his former girlfriend who said he wasn't husband material has also contributed to his feelings of being unworthy.

Ella Etxeber
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

Ella Exteberri is interviewing bull riders on the rodeo circuit to understand why they take the risks they do in hopes of making it her latest research project. However, there's one man she wants an up close and personal study of and that man is Shane Marvell. Yet, the more time she and Shane spend together, the more Shane believes he's not good enough for Ella because he has nothing to offer her. Will Ella be able to convince Shane that she loves him just the way he is or will Ella end up with
Renee Entress
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018, arc, series, cowboys
4 star

The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
The Cowboy Meets His Match (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 1) by Sarah Mayberry
The Bull Rider's Return (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 2) by Joan Kilby
Cowboy Come Home (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 3) by Sinclair Jayne

This is Ella and Shane’s story. Shane has only wanted to be a rodeo rider. Now that his career is ending far sooner then he wante
Bette Hansen
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent read! Bronc rider Shane Marvel knows this is the end of his rodeo career but he's determined to win as much as he can this year to fund his future. Even if that means riding hurt. Ella is a graduate student working on yet another degree. Before she can move forward though she needs to complete some research and collect data for a grant to fund her work. She's researching why people have risky behaviors so what better place to collect data than a rodeo and what better specimen than inju ...more
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Risk taker vs non risk taker. Shane is riding for his last year in the rodeo, going for it all even if injured. Ella has been passed up for a grant since she wasn't willing to take a risk, so instead she is traveling with the rodeo talking to bull riders on why they take the risk of their profession. Ella starts interviewing Shane when a friendship develops and leads to more. Are they both willing to take the risk of falling in love.

An enjoyable book that makes you feel like you are right ther
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tule Publishing always delivers fabulous reads and Jeannie Watt's The Cowboy's Last Rodeo is no exception. There's so much to love starting with a sexy cowboy, a great plot and wonderful storytelling. The author has done an exceptional job with characterization and bringing the world of the rodeo to life within the pages of this book. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a delicious cowboy read!
Karen Roma
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
There’s a lot to love about The Cowboy's Last Rodeo. A rodeo cowboy, a woman on a mission and the undeniable attraction that is impossible to resist. This was an easy read, with real characters, a good storyline and a great addition to this multi author series.
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The Cowboy’s Last Rodeo gives us a rather unique look at a rodeo cowboy’s life as his career winds down, not necessarily by choice but by the wear, tear and abuse a body goes through while trying to stay on a bull or a bronc for those precious eight seconds… and the resulting injuries when the animal was truly the winner in the contest. I liked Shane. It’s that plain and simple, I liked this man. He’s realistic with himself, he knows his time on the circuit is ending
Betty Peuser
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Last rodeo

Book slowly draws you in to a very satisfying end. Cowboys and college girls can make a great team. Recommend to any and all lovers of romance.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Cowboy’s Last Rodeo byJeannie Watt
Shane Marvell‘s career as a rodeo rider is ending far too soon. He doesn’t have a plan B, so during his last season, he’s all in, determined to win as much prize money as possible–even if it means riding injured and taking more risks than he should.
Ella Etxeberri has always played it safe, so when her life still takes a bad turn despite her caution, she wonders if if isn’t time to see what she’s been missing. While researching risk behaviors in rodeo riders,
Review written: September 5, 2018
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☼☼☼

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.

We've been reading a lot about the Marvells, mostly in the Cherry Lake area. But they are cousins to the Marvells in the Paradise Valley area. Now we get to read about the Paradise Valley Marvells. First up is the baby of the family, Shane. As a bronc rider, his body is breaking down but he has nothing to show for his rodeo d
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Ella sets out too make a name away from her family and finding herself, so she sets off on an adventure. Shane has one more season to prove himself because he has too retire. So he's out healing his body and his heart. Can Ella and Shane have one more bang of an adventure?

For most of this book I felt like this should have been the first book in the series, it seems to really lead up to the 79th Rodeo so unlike the other books in the series it did not coincide with the rodeo. However towards the
Books Laid Bare
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
As with the other books in the series I found this utterly engaging, I felt totally onboard with not only the whole rodeo setting but also the pull that the guys had with their craft.
Shane is ready to retire, knowing full well that his body can’t take another season, so he is aiming big and determined to win as much as can, he has a land that he is after in order to be able to secure his future.
Ella too is ready to prove to herself if no-one else that she is ready to forge a future for
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Cowboy's Last Rodeo by Jeannie Watt is a case of how plans change over time especially as one matures or grows as a person. Some might say that it is simply an “opposites attraction” story but it is as much about personal growth as it is a romance story. Shane and Ella do a lot of thinking, analyzing and examining their approach to life and the type of life that they now have. Certainly, they are at the rodeo for very different reasons, but those reasons seem to collide and intermix as the s ...more
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading The Cowboy’s Last Rodeo. It’s the fourth in the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo multi-author series, set largely in Marietta Montana. This is a light and entertaining read, particularly if you like cowboys and rodeos.
Shane is riding his last season and is carrying a shoulder injury. He’s on top of the points board and determined to stay that way until the end so he can collect a bonus purse, which he believes is necessary to securing a future outside the rodeo ring.
Ella has been an
Sandi Ramirez
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another Rodeo Read Based around the Copper Mountain Rodeo the 75th at that. This one is special as the last one was cancelled due to arson and fire destroying the entire rodeo arena. Now that it has been rebuilt we have a whole new place and lots of yummy cowboys to see.
So this is a new book by author Jeannie Watt and one I really enjoyed. It is really enjoyable to read because it was not just about romance but also about science too. Yep I said science. See we have Ella a grad student who has t
Laura D
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is Shane's last yer competing in the rodeo circuit. That means he has to win and win big. He needs to money to secure of new future for himself. He has no idea what is next, but he knows he has nothing to offer anyone. Then he meets Ella. again. He knows that she looks familiar. She use to help her brother when he was competing. Ella always plays it safe and follows the rules. She is the only one in her family everyone can count on to do the right thing always. After she suffers a setback o ...more
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This was a good book. I enjoyed the tie in to the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo as well as start another series for the author with the Marvell brothers. I loved Shane and how he struggled with the break up with his long-term girlfriend. Shortly after the break up, the ex-girlfriend becomes engaged to the Marvell brothers' CPA. Shane is left reeling. He meets Ella as she is following the rodeo and intervie
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ella Etxeberri has always been considered the safe one of her family, where her siblings have always been risk takers. When she is passed up for a research promotion because she doesn’t take risks, she decides to travel the rodeo circuit talking to bull riders about the risks they take for their profession.

Ella finds herself talking to Shane Marvell, even though he’s a bronc rider, not a bull rider. This is Shane’s last season on the rodeo circuit and he wants to go out on top to prove his succ
patrick Lorelli
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-cowboys
Ella Exetberri is working through what she thinks is her looking at herself as not taking risks, where as everyone in her family does. They take them to the point of putting their lives on the line in what they do, at least from her prospective. Now not getting into a program in college she is doing her own case study. This is where she meets bull rider Shane Marvell who is looking at this being his last year on the circuit. What he did not expect was to be thrown by a women he never met before ...more
Shirley Wilson
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aiming high, pushing through pain, and love 💘comes knocking

Shane asked Darcy, his girlfriend of two years to marry him, but she turned him down claiming that she wanted someone with more of a future and financial stability. Shane figures on making this year his last on the rodeo circuit and getting enough money to enable himself to get an education to learn about something to bring him financial stability in a field that he would be happiest to work in.
Ella is following the rodeo circuit inter
Becky Burciaga
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an author who knows exactly how to capture a reader’s attention and hold that interest throughout the story. Shane and Ella’s captivating story is an intense ride of emotions, which produced a favorable outcome even with the uncertain roads they took in making the tough choices and changes needed to get to their HEA. Shane’s changes were not of his making and saddening, yet gave him such unexpected positivity with Ella’s strength as a driving force.

Ms Watt is an expert in crafting chara
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I have been loving this series and really appreciate that Watt chose to focus on a cowboy who is planning to retire after this rodeo season. She does such a great job illustrating the wear and tear on his body coupled with his toughness and determination to make it through to the end and earn the bonus that would help him plan his future. Shane's romance with Ella, the woman who is trying to spend a summer being less cautious while conducting research towards her masters' thesis is an unplanned ...more
Kerry Croucier
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ella comes from a family of risk-takers. When she is passed over for a position because she isn’t like her family, she decides to have her own adventure following the rodeo and work on her own study. Shane Marvell isn’t in her study group, but something about him makes her look twice. Shane Marvell has finally gotten serious about his life and future, so he is trying to leave the tour with enough money to make his way. Meeting Ella wasn’t part of the plan, especially since he feels he has nothin ...more
Louise Bird
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Bonnie Gonzales
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So when Shane meets Ella he has been dumped by his girlfriend of more than two years because he was not financially secure and with no plan to become so. But Ella so instantly cares for him so much she’s more interested in him, not seeing dollar signs, or lack of, that’s shes willing to work hard
, hot, dirty ranch work right along side him. Is this where I should not mention he has some fun ways for them to get clean again? So if you want to know the bare facts about this and the BEAR grab the
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jeannie Watt's vision in this book is incredible and moving. Wow, just wow! Two people who are at crossroads in their lives - Shane who knows this is his last Rodeo Season because his body is wearing out and Elle who has always be cautious of everything in her life. When these two come together for an interview - they don't expect what happens next.
Shane has been burned before but will Elle's true feelings and outlook on life surprise him?
This book made me gasp, felt like crying such a beautifu
Jan Locke
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Two people finding each other at just the right time to make a difference if they don't let family, friends and self-doubt block their path. This is Ella and Shane's story but I loved how fleshed out Cody, Zach and Mitch were, plus a few others that featured in the story and made me hope I'll be reading their stories. I enjoyed this book for its characters, life lessons and the writing style that let me feel the excitement of following the rodeos though I've never been to one.
Janet Simmons
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this stand alone HEA about a bronc rider and a Masters candidate who comes from a family with 2 brothers that are retired rodeo champs. The others are also adrenaline junkies in one way or another so her interviews are based on risk taking and why they do it.
The book really puts the reader in the middle of the rodeo. Sometimes in the stands and other times on the back of the bronc. This book slowly takes you from one rodeo to another thru the season showing you how they sleep or
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Jeannie Watt lives on a small cattle ranch and hay farm in southwest Montana. When she's not writing, she enjoys making mosaic mirrors, sewing, and pretending that the house is neat and tidy.

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