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Taming the Troublemaker

(Hills of Texas #3)

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One daring kiss with the playboy tempts the good girl, but can she tame him?

Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he’s also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren’t sure he’s ready to take the reins of the family’s prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he
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Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published March 21st 2019 by Tule Publishing
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Dianne
Autry Hill was the cowboy no woman could rope to the altar or even ride more than once until the unlikely good girl, school teacher Beth Cooper came along. What was it about her that made Autry want to become a knight in leather chaps? She was too practical, too “cute,” the exact opposite of the women he was attracted to, but then again, that life was getting old. Autry was tired of being just a piece of man-meat, plus, he had a bet to win. No women for six months and the house he grew up in was ...more
Maria
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"

A quote (from ARC):
“But instead she found her mind wandering to a rough and ready cowboy with more charm than a snake and an edge of devilry that called to the good girl inside her to join his mischief.”

“Taming the Troublemaker” could be just another romance novel, but Kadie Scott’s talent for creating two complex main characters, that go beyond the restrictions of predictable stereotypes, makes this a very enjoyable, refreshing rea
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Pelusa Rivera
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book. We have a Beth a small town school teacher who is worried for one of her students and is trying to figure out how to reach him. Autry makes a bet with his father that he will remain celibate for 6 months, not even dating and he thinks easy peasy since he has already been living that way but due to his reputation of casanova of this small town his family has no faith in him. Trying to be a good guy and assist Beth with her obnoxious neighbor he gets in a heap of trouble and ...more
Alison
Beth Cooper is moderately attractive but she pales into insignificance beside her sisters who are both drop dead gorgeous, tall, blonde and curvy while she is tiny and kind of flat chested, she's also a school teacher so she doesn't give off those super sexy vibes and one too many of her ex-boyfriends dumped her as soon as he saw one of her sisters. Beth has always had a soft spot for Autry Hill, the luscious cowboy with a near legendary reputation as a ladies man.

Autry has grown tired of his re
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patrick Lorelli
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-cowboy
Aurty Hill has a reputation around town as not only as a troublemaker but also a ladies man. Just not the settling down type of man. His father and mother want to move into town and tell him if he can go for six months with no scandal that they will give him the ranch house. Which is what he has always wanted. Beth Cooper local school teacher and the all-around good girl ends up in the same bar as Autry, talking to her sisters. She is also not surprised when someone socks Aurty in the month. She ...more
Laura Furuta
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Taming the Troublemaker (The Hills of Texas Book 3)
By: Kadie Scott
5 out of 5 stars

The story Taming the Troublemaker (The Hills of Texas Book 3) by Kadie Scott is a contemporary romance book. It is a story that I loved reading. It hooked me in from the beginning and I found myself lost in a wonderful book that I didn’t want to put down until I had finished the last page. I loved reading about the characters of Autry Hill and Beth Cooper. Autry is a man with a reputation when it comes to women. He
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Chantelle Smith
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kadie Scott has once again shown me what an incredible author she is. Taming the Troublemaker is Book 3 in The Hills of Texas Series, this is my second book from her and as I said before I will definitely be going back and reading book 1. Out of the two, I have read, this one is definitely my favourite out of the two.

This book was everything and more! It had romance, passion, humour two amazing characters that are real, relatable and honestly the most lovable characters. Everything about them is
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Angela
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Taming the Troublemaker is the third book in the Hills of Texas Series by Kadie Scott. This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. There are recurring characters in this book who had their own stories, in book #1, and #2- so be prepared to be intrigued enough by them to want to go back and discover more about them by reading the first two books.
This book is a great small town/cowboy romance. It is fairly light-hearted, with just a little drama, plenty of chem
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Ruth Anne Garcia
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
Autry Hill is a man who has a reputation for being a ladies man. Though not all of it is earned, he does have an affect on women. He's a hard worker and takes the family ranch seriously. So, when his father bets him to quite women for six months, he doesn't blink an eye. He'd been staying away from women anyway, he had it in the bag. So, he thought.

Beth Cooper is the constant middle of her tall beautiful sisters. She's got her own unique beauty and embraces who she is. A school teacher, she's m
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Jo
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, there is so much to enjoy about this light, fun, character-driven story.

Once again delivered with a deft, light writing style, Autry and Beth's story is full of humour, spice and emotion.  Both characters are wonderfully layered and their interactions witty and realistic.

I'm enjoying the Hills more and more with each volume.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Coco.V
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon US today (1/13/2020)! 🎁
Romance4thebeach
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Normally in a romance novel we see how a bet can bring two people together. This one throws a rather unique twist on the whole betting trope in that we see how it actually keeps our two lead characters apart in terms of not having sex. Autry has a bet going with a family member that he won’t get into any sexual shenanigans for the next six months, and lo and behold this bet is actually made with his father. Not a drinking buddy or frat brother, which is another aspect we usually expect to see wi ...more
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

“Taming the Troublemaker” presents us with two polar opposites as the hero and heroine.

Read full review in the 2019 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Meghan Lloyd
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read, with really entertaining characters and a great dynamic between the hero and heroine. I have never read Kadie Scott before, and seeing as this is the third book in the series, I have definitely been missing out. It's probably best to read the first two books first, because I got the impression that I would have appreciated the family more if I knew their history. However, it's certainly not a necessity, and this book can definitely be read by itself.

It all started with a bet
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Emma
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott
One daring kiss with the playboy tempts the good girl, but can she tame him?
Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he’s also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren’t sure he’s ready to take the reins of the family’s prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. Easy peasy, Autry thinks. He’s already tired of late nights and romanc
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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TAMING THE TROUBLEMAKER is a fun, engaging romance between two people who, on the surface, appear to be the exact opposite of each other. Autry has the reputation of a playboy, a man who will never settle down with one woman. Whether that reputation is truly deserved is known only to Autry, but the townsfolk and more importantly his parents believe every word of that reputation, deserved or not. Beth is the tiny sister of tall, curvy women that men fall over, especial
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Stacy
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
So, I just have to say this was literally one of the best modern day romance books I've ever read. I absolutely adored Autry Hill and Beth Cooper, and little Dylan as well. I was hesitant about reading about a child in a romance book, thinking it woulf be sappy and really badly written, but Kadie Scott did a great job writing Dylan and his insecurities. I love the guy!

The relationship between Autry and Beth was also really well-written. I found myself rooting for them from page one, even with th
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Mia
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes all it takes to bring down a big bad trouble maker is a determined quiet shy school teacher.

Autry Hill is known in his Texas town as a cowboy, Southern gentleman, a charmer, a playboy and a lover. Plain and simple, Autry loves women; all women. But his parents have decided that enough is enough and his dad offers him a challenge that Autry can't refuse. Autry has always wanted to keep the family ranch house going and live in it even though he himself doesn't have a family. His father s
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LJT
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

​​​​​If you like books about bad boys, cowboys, and good girls, then Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott is for you. These tropes are put together flawlessly; creating an entertaining romance that I enjoyed immensely. The is the third book from The Hills of Texas series and it can be read as a standalone.

Fifth grade teacher Beth Cooper, and rancher Autry Hill, grew up together in La Colina, a small town in Texas. Beth's reputation in town is pristine, while Autry is known for his wo
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Sue
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book 3 in the Hills of Texas series by Kadie Scott. This is the story of Autry Hill. and Beth Cooper. Autry has a bad reputation for being a womanizer. His parents gave him an ultimatum that he wasn’t to date a woman or have sex for 6 months and then he would get the ranch house they lived in. He doesn’t think this to be a problem because contrary to what his family believes, he hasn’t been with any women in a while. H ...more
Patty
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!!! Kadie Scott has done it again. Another fun loving read in The Hills of Texas series.

In this third book in the series we get the story of Autry Hill. Autry is the only of the Hill siblings, who lives at home and works the ranch. He loves the house and the ranch. He won’t give that up for nothing.

When Autry’s parents get tired of his Casanova ways, they give him an ultimatum, no women and no sex for 6 months or they will not leave him the house free and clear. Little do they know, Autry
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Karyn Taylor
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Taming The Troublemaker is the 3rd book in the Hills Of Texas series by Kadie Scott. This series centres around the Hill family and each sibling has their own book. Although the characters are recurring, each book can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read the first 2 books in this series before reading this one and didn’t feel that I was missing any important information. I would, however, now like to go back and see how the first 2 couples got together.
I adored the 2 main characters in this
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Jessica Bone
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Autry Hill is the biggest playboy in town or that is what Beth Cooper always thought. Autry has always been up for a good time with a certain type of girl and Beth has never been that type of girl. When Beth bounces back into his life by locking her purse inside his truck everything changes. Who knew locking your purse in the wrong truck could lead to a skunk, jail and a promise to his father that he would finally settle down. Autry is one trouble maker who is in big trouble with one little good ...more
Sonya Wasden
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beth Cooper is a good girl. She teaches at the elementary school and is known for being good. Her two sisters are the beauties in the family and Beth has always felt a little like the ugly duckling in comparison. In fact, most of the guys she has dated, dropped her once they met her sisters. So, she doesn't expect to find someone who is truly interested in her.

Autry Hill is the local playboy. He has a reputation for being a Casanova and never taking a relationship with a woman to a serious leve
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Wendy
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feel-good
After seeing the Hill's brothers Cash and Will get their happy endings, I was very happy to see that Kadie had written a story on brother Autry. As the baby brother, Autry is the playboy of the family. Always with another girl and not very serious. Therefore, his father and mother are a bit hesitant to have him inherit the family ranch. Since his older brothers and sister are not going to stay at the ranch, they want Autry to have it. However, on one condition: he has to refrain from women and s ...more
Eileen
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, tule
I loved, Autry and Beth’s love story in Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott, book three in The Hills of Texas series. The title is fitting since our hero, Autry Hill, is a charmer and a player; he’s never met a woman he hasn’t flirted with. His parents are worried that he isn’t ready to take over the ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. He’s already tired of the late nights and women hitting on him so he think ...more
E.A.
Taming the Troublemaker (Hills of Texas #3) by Kadie Scott was a hooking, sweet read that had me flipping the pages.

Not my first read from this author or in this series. This is a connecting series, but it doesn't have a carry over plot, or the same MC's. They read as standalones, so don't get deterred by the number. But timeline wise, I do suggest reading the other books, as they have carry over characters, that and, they are just as wonderful.

This read was sweet, down to earth, realistic, an
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Janine
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A teacher, a cowboy with a bad reputation, and a little boy who steals everyone’s heart, made this an unforgettable story.

Beth Cooper and Autry Hill lived in the same town but weren’t friends. Beth knew Autry was the town bad boy and kept away from him. But, fate had another idea in mind, one that brings them together in a way neither expected. It turned out Beth had a little boy in her class, Dylan, who needed a male figure in his life. After Autry is arrested for fighting and given community s
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Angel Hatfield
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he’s also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren’t sure he’s ready to take the reins of the family’s prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. Easy peasy, Autry thinks. He’s already tired of late nights and romancing, until elementary school teacher Beth Cooper happens to cross his path. Suddenly Autry is losing his heart, hi ...more
Laura D
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Autry Hill is a playboy. He is known for being popular with the ladies and not settling down. His parents want to retire and give him the family ranch to run. The only condition his father has is 6 months no sex or chasing women. He takes that bet and it seems easy in the beginning. Then he runs into Beth. The went to school together and she was always the sweet good girl the opposite of the women he beds. When he ends up in trouble Beth helps him get community service in the form of helping one ...more
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Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to wr
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