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Luke

(The McKades of Texas #3)

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This cowboy's about to be branded …

For years, Karlie Kyle has had it bad for Luke McKade—wishing he'd see her as something more than just a shy girl in braided pigtails. But now that she's all grown up, she's ready to stake her claim and brand the heart of the sexy, smooth-talking cowboy who "can't be tamed."

Punched with lust from the moment he sees her again, Luke is sh
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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published August 5th 2018
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Mandi Schreiner
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
All Karlie Jo wants out of life is for Luke to fall in love with her. She has had a huge crush on him ever since she was little, and now she thinks she loves him. Coming back to her hometown to intern with horses, she ends up interning at Luke's family ranch.

Luke can't believe Karlie Jo is all grown up and has the confidence of a woman. He starts to lust after her right away and they start a fling that isn't supposed to have strings attached.

This one was just too sweet for me. Sometimes I felt l
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Isha Coleman
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Audiobook Review: Luke (The McKades of Texas, #3) by Kimberly Lewis (Author), Tiffany Williams (Narrator)

Luke is a smokin' read and an even hotter listen. Lewis and Williams work well together. Lewis provided the words that grab ahold of your heart and Williams gives them the voice that brings them to life. Karlie has waited on the sidelines for years, waiting for the guy of dreams to take notice. Now it's time to claim her man. Luke never knew what hit him. A tempting battle of hearts that is w
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Angela
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Luke is the third book in the McKades of Texas series by Kimberly Lewis. It is a fun, light-hearted and romantic story- with a generous serve of spice that really heats things up. Even though it is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone- but be prepared to find yourself intrigued enough that you will want to go in search of the other two book in the series, too.
I can always count on Ms. Lewis to entertain me- she has a way of enticing you further and further into her
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Bobbi Wagner
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series but can be read as a standalone. I enjoyed this story, it pulled me into the story with ease and held my attention to the end. Karlie and Luke have such chemistry that I found myself hoping they would find their HEA. What will happen when Karlie makes a proposition to Luke that he can't refuse? Is this just a fling or is it something more? They are great characters, connectable and lovable. I highly recommend this book.
E.A.
Luke (The McKades of Texas #3) by Kimberly Lewis was a wicket, fun, hot read that should not have read in 30+ weather.

Oh boy oh boy! Where do I start? I'm going to skip my normal opening rant, lets jump in, shall we?

Right from the opening, Karlie's voice was clean, and it oozed confidence. When she was recanting her past, you can hear the resolve in her characters voice. She wanted Luke, and she wasn't going to stop until she had him. She was bold, sassy, and a perfect mix of cowgirl and girl
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Liz
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok, ya’ll are going to love this just as much as I did, I promise ya’ll! Sticking to the sweet southern love theme, I will go ahead and overuse ya’ll in this review as much as I have always wanted to! I adored this sweet romance from Kimberly Lewis. This is the third book in The McKades of Texas series from her. I don’t believe that it is necessary to read the books in order or before this one in order to enjoy it. I can see where it can be read as a standalone, but being as it was so good, ya’l ...more
Laura Furuta
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke (The McKades of Texas #3)
By: Kimberly Lewis
5 out of 5 stars

The story Luke (The McKades of Texas #3) by Kimberly Lewis is a contemporary romance book. It has a wonderful mixture of horses, cowboys, and romance. Once I started reading this book I was drawn in and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. I loved the characters of Karlie Kyle and Luke McKade. Karlie is a young woman who is good working with horses. She is beautiful, sassy, and a tomboy. She has always ha
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Kerry Baker
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Luke by Kimberly Lewis is the third book in The McKades of Texas series. This book can be read as a standalone, although if you are anything like me you will want to go back and read the rest.
Karlie has always had eyes for Luke and only Luke. But she knows that he only sees her one way – as a cute, shy little girl. He doesn’t think of her as a woman, as much as she desperately wants him to. However, she has grown up and is ready to disabuse him of the image he has carried around for years.
With a
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Debi
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke: The McKades of Texas, Book 3 by Kimberly Lewis

5 Stars

This is my first book by this author and I absolutely loved it!! I had no problem reading this as a standalone but do want to go back and read Zane and Norah’s stories because I enjoyed this one so much. I love cowboy stories and this one was perfect. I fell in love with the characters..All of them...I loved the interaction between them all and Karlie’s spunk was awesome.

I read this in one sitting because it flowed so perfectly and alth
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AnneKR
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ever since Karlie Kyle was a kid she has had the biggest crush on family friend Luke McKade. Now that she’s graduated college and moved back home, she’s hoping Luke will finally see her as a young woman and not a little girl.

Luke has never wanted to settle down with one woman. Unlike his happily married siblings he doesn’t see the appeal to only being with one other person for the rest of your life. Even the beautiful and tempting all grown-up Karlie can’t tame him. Knowing the attraction is the
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Angelina Frazzini
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke by Kimberly Lewis is book three of The McKades of Texas. This book can be read as a standalone but it characters from books one and two show up in this book as well. I didn’t read the first two books and was able to follow along very well with the story line but I will definitely be going back to read books one and two now.

Karlie Kyle has loved Luke for as long as she can remember but she’s never been able to get him to notice. Luke runs into Karlie at a diner and can’t stop thinking about
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Katie
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Luke (The McKades of Texas #3)
By Kimberly Lewis
5 stars

This is the first book that I have read by this author and what an introduction! I loved every minute of this book. It was well written, had a great pace and flow, a brilliant storyline and characters I fell in love with straight away. The chemistry between Karlie and Luke was just amazing and I knew that I would be rooting for them to get their happily ever after all the way through. I LOVED that Karlie was an almost alpha female, definitely
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Maura
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I typically do not like Western Romance. I'm from the Northeast and sometimes Western Romance seems so exaggerated that it takes me out of the story. That is NOT the case for Luke.

Book 3 in the McKades of Texas series can absolutely be read as a stand-alone and the secondary characters with previous stories are well explained and there is never any confusion or feeling like you've stepped into a story mid-chapter.

The story is light and sweet(ish). It's low on angst and strong on family and just
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Katie Kearney
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke: The McKades of Texas, Book 3 By Kimberly Lewis. I read this book as a standalone without any confusion but I’m definitely going back and reading the others after this amazing story. From page one I was completely hooked and drawn into this stories world. I simply couldn’t put it down, it’s everything I was looking for in a romance story. Karlie is fresh out of college and knows just what she wants out of life and that includes who she wants to be with. Luke is a bit stunned when seeing Kar ...more
Tracy Wilkin
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke is book three in the McKade’s of Texas series by Kimberly Lewis. I cannot believe this is the first time I have read this author's work. I will be rectifying that immediately. What a delightful story this was and I cannot begin to express the complete pleasure I experienced when I read this book.

Luke, the easy going, laid back cowboy that he is, was so enjoyable to read about. The story evolved like a slow burn, building in intensity so sweetly, I savored it like a piece of the finest choco
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Susan Lister
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Luke is the 3rd book in the McKades of Texas series and can be read as a standalone. This is the first book I've read in this series and didn't feel like I was missing something by not reading the other two but I liked it some much I want to go back and read them.

Karlie has known the McKades since she was a little girl. Her mother and the McKade's mother are best friends. She has been in love with Luke McKade since as long as she could remember. He was it for her but he only saw her as a little
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Angela Shirley
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Luke by Kimberly Lewis is the third book in the McKades of Texas series and offers a great in sight into the lives of Luke and Karlie.

This book offers a great love story with very steamy sections and is a girl move away, girl comes back to her home town and sees the man she gave up kind of story. Luke's character is sweet and sometimes too sweet for my liking but overall you feel his true dilemmas in certain situations.

Karlie is a smart, sassy, independent gal who I would love to be best friends
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Luke :McKades of Texas, book 3 by Kimberly Lewis is the third book in the McKades of Texas series. Although this can be read as a standalone I do recommend reading the first two books in this series as well. I truly enjoyed this story I mean what's not to like, cowboys and romance and horses. This story is about Luke and Karlie. Karlie loves working with horses and she very good at.She is a smart, sassy , tomboy who has had feelings for Luke for ever. Her feelings for him have never gone
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Jenni Bishop
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke (The McKades of Texas #3) by Kimberly Lewis is a sweet contemporary romance story. It has a wonderful mixture of horses, cowboys, and romance. I was drawn in and didn’t want to put it down until the last page. I mean who doesn’t love a beautifully written and sexy smexy cowboy romance. The chemistry between the main characters and their undeniable attraction steam up the pages. She’s known what she’s wanted since she was little. He’s only just realised that she is no longer a little girl. I ...more
Kristan Anderson
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke is book three in the McKades of Texas by Kimberly Lewis. The book can be read as a stand alone but i will definitely be going back to read the rest! I am such a sucker for a cowboy love story and this was everything and then some. I loved everything about it! The chemistry between these characters was amazing. Karlie Jo has been in love with Luke for as long as she can remember. She is stubborn and knows she will get what she wants, she just has to play his game. The characters are witty an ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke- Kimberly Lewis

5-stars

This book has been added to my list of favorite romance reads! It’s the third book in the McKades of Texas series and my first book by this author! Having said that I can honestly say that it can be read as a standalone as there was so much detail I was able to jump right in. From the very first chapter I was hooked, I loved all of the detail, the characters both main and supporting and Luke made for a perfect book boyfriend. He’s handsome, charming, hardworking, roma
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Lyndsey Fairley
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke (The McKades of Texas book 3) by Kimberly Lewis
5 stars


I did not read the first 2 books of this series but I want lost as they follow different couples.
This follows Karlie and Luke.
Karlie has been in love with Luke for as long as she can remember but he doesn't see her as anything more than the young girl she is. As they get older and Karlie graduates college, she gets an internship.
What starts out as fun for the summer turns serious and causes panic in Luke, who never wanted to settle do
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Stacey
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the third novel of the series but can be read as a standalone but trust you will want to go back and read the other's if you haven't brilliant novel's. This story pulled me and kept me captivated throughout i mean i read it in one sitting just couldn't set it down. The main character's Karlie and Luke have scorching hot amazing chemistry you find yourself rooting for them to get their happy ever after. I fell in love with all the character's and i can't wait to read more from this author ...more
Krystal gaston
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke: The McKades of Texas Book 3 written by Kimberly Lewis. This is a hot yet cute story about Karlie and Luke. What do you do when the boys you’ve always had a crush on doesn’t see you the way you want to be seen? You make him see you, and then you make a deal with him. But what happens when your time is almost out and summers almost over…Luke sees Karlie, even though she may not know it, she’s hard to miss especially to Luke. Luke is a sweet guy and reading as he and Karlie interact and push ...more
Lucy Berson
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke, A McKades of Texas Novel #3, by Kimberly Lewis.
This is a new to me author and I can not wait to read more from her. What more could you possibly ask for??? A sexy cowboy, a woman that has loved him since she was a little girl and now they are working together for the summer. Will Karlie be able to show Luke that she isn’t that little girl anymore and will she make Luke see that commitment, with the right person isn’t so bad. I absolutely loved this book and I can not wait for more!!!!
Gail Guerrero
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke The McKades of Texas by Kimberly Lewis

Five Stars

Go after what you want or you’ll never get it. I feel like that’s Karlie's motto. She waited so long for that perfect moment that once they came she could never get the words out. Luke was so oblivious to her affections that I felt bad for her. But she never gave up. The story was straight to the point. I kept thinking ok when will something happen so they break up. But the cause for the separation wasn’t a clique. He was honestly looking out
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Heather
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Luke, by Kimberly Lewis, is the third book in The McKades of Texas. This romantic comedy was a reading pleasure. Karlie and Luke were absolutely hilarious in this story. I enjoyed the setting, it was rustic, heart warming and perfect for the characters. This story made me smile, cry, crack up laughing and sit there in awe. It was such a pleasant read that I couldn't put it down. Kimberly Lewis is a talented author, it shines through into her work.
Amelia Bland
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke by Kimberly Lewis is the third installment of The McKades of Texas series. This is the first book I read in this series but I instantly wanted to go back and read the other two. The author hooks you in one the first page and doesn’t let you go. The book is fast paced and flows naturally. With a strong female lead it’s hard not to root for Karlie and Luke. I love the dual point of view as it gave a new and interesting perspective to the story line.
Heather Lovelace
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This contemporary romance - all the feels. All of them. It doesn’t get stuck in the western stereotype. The characters are relatable and the plot moves well. This book grabs you on page one and doesn’t let go until it ends. I loved it and cannot wait to go back to read the other books in this series.
Rebecca
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luke is the third book in the McKades of Texas series by Kimberly Lewis. The story was a cute little romance. It was fun Nd light. The author developed characters who th great qualities and the different interactions were funny at times. This was still a romance and th love between characters built well and not to quick
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Bestselling author Kimberly Lewis writes sweet, sexy contemporary romances filled with heart and humor.

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this country girl caught the creative bug at an early age, doing everything from drawing to writing short stories. After dabbling in many genres, Kimberly rediscovered her love of romance stories and soon after published her first novel.

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The McKades of Texas (3 books)
  • Zane (The McKades of Texas, #1)
  • Norah (The McKades of Texas, #2)
“Still playing hard to get, huh?"
"Not hard to get at all," Luke replied with a cocky grin. "Just hard to keep."
A smirk played at her mouth. "That sounds like a challenge.”
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“Seemed Karlie spent her whole life letting perfect moments slip through her fingers like sand through an hourglass. Now though? Now she was all grown up and was through letting anything get in her way from what she wanted. Luke McKade was her forever and, come hell or high water, she was finally going to stake her claim.” 0 likes
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