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Loving Lauren

(West #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  4,742 ratings  ·  257 reviews
Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand‑acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little br ...more
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Published by Jill Sanders (first published March 13th 2013)
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I listened to the audio version of this book and it was pretty good. The story was short and sweet. This wasn't a story that will hang with me for a long time, but it was a good way to pass a few hours.

Lauren raises her younger sisters after the tragic deaths of her parents. When she's left I with a financial obligation she hadn't anticipated upon her father's death, an unexpected solution is offered up by Chase, her high school crush. She didn't imagine that years later he'd return to town and
3 Chase Stars

Lauren- Not only does she lose both of her parents at early stages of her life, she also finds a way to keep her ranch, she also keeps her sisters together, and becomes a very independent woman. In all reality, she loses her self as she's the care giver and provider for her family.

Chase- He went away to school for a long time, now he's back to stay and to finally get the one thing he has always wanted and loved, Lauren.

This was a cute, quick read about a stubborn woman who doesn't
Heather andrews
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book and it was all Chase's doing, "well, if you'd been listening, instead of talking to the dog about my love life, you would have heard my truck and known that I was coming up behind you. It took me at least a full minute to climb the hill there." He pointed behind him." I mean he turns everything into something amusing, "you're going to have to bend over a lot more. Come on, Lauren, stick that beautiful bottom in the air." He chuckled when she glared over her shoulder at him. "I'l ...more
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboys
Loving Lauren was a surprisingly sweet and steamy childhood friends to lovers story, with a little mix of suspense.
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
⭐️ ⭐️

Have you ever have certain song on repeat on your mind and could never guess what’s the tittle , who singing it
It’s give pretty irritating feeling no matter how great the song is
This is what I feels toward the h on this story
Excellent plot - Nice H
But h character really killing my patient
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Reread 9/21/16

Originally rated 4 stars. Still 4 stars.

If you are looking for a sweet, cowboyish, small town romance.. definitely check this series out!
Jun 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
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🎁 FREE on Amazon today (6/19/2019)! 🎁
From someone who reads a ton of new adult romance - grade A for effort. This one was not great.

The premise is good and the pace goes at a good clip. The setting is beautiful and vivid. The whole thing should have worked beautifully. Unfortunately, the characters - the main character in particular - was contrary, the secondary characters were relatively underdeveloped and most of all, the story needed a content editor. Some examples:

"Come on. You're turn."
Seriously? This is basic grammar 101. If
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun read! Lauren and Chase faced many problems separately growing up in a small town, Chase leaves for college and Lauren raised her younger sisters. With piling debt Lauren & Chase make an agreement after seven years their true feelings are finally expressed.
Loved the characters and setting! This book is part of a new series for this author, I have already preordered the next book & look forward to reading it!!
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. I loved Lauren although she was a little too stubborn at times. She was quirky, loyal, smart and strong as hell. She has been given a horrible plate and is doing what she has to for her sisters. She takes some time to come around but Chase is the BEST. He is such a sweet guy, charming, and honest. I LOVE them together. This was a light, easy read and I enjoyed it.
Lauren West did what she had to to do when tragedy struck and she almost lost her families ranch. She had to care for her two sisters and did everything she could to make right by the debt that was owed to the man helped her carry a secret that no one knows about to this day. Now Chase is back to help his dad with his veterinary practice and the cool reception he receives from Lauren doesn't stop him from seeking her out. Chase wants what the promise of what could be with Lauren, but how does he ...more
This is an enjoyable story starting with Lauren's father dieing when she was 19, which leaves her to run their large cattle ranch and look after her two sisters, Haley, 14 and Alexis, 16. Her father's two best friends ask to meet with her and let her know that several years earlier, her father borrowed $100,000 from them for the ranch. They had also agreed that, if it had not been repaid, they were to run the ranch and look after the girls. Lauren was pretty upset about the loan but even more by ...more
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Western romance fans
★★★★★Loving Lauren by Jill Sander (West Series book 1)

I was given this beta in exchange for my honest opinion.

This is a new genre for me. I've never really read cowgirl/cowboy books, but loved it. I'm impatiently waiting to see where this series is heading. Ms. Jill has a knack for drawing you right into the story. I love when I feel like I'm part of the story.
Thanks Ms. Jill for another heartwarming series.

Reading Order
Loving Lauren (West Series #1)
Taming Alex (West Series #2)
Holding Haley (
Calla Acre
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different but keeps you reading.

This book was different than any I have read recently but I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading the next one of the series. I am anxious to see how the characters lives play out.
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this but I think Im going to enjoy sweet Grant a little more!
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
I really enjoyed this book. It was quick, but still well developed. I really enjoyed the characters. Both the hero and heroine were great, but I also fell in love with the side characters as well. can't wait to see what else comes from this series.

The narration was also really well done! This was my first time listening to Roy Samuelson, but it won't be the last.
Marisela M. Chavez
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Wow! Lauren and Chase story was so good. I honestly couldn't put this book down. I needed to see how there story was going to progressed,and I loved every minute of it. They put a smile on my face through the whole book. 💛
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story

Loved Lauren and Chase’s story. Heartwarming. Strong characters. Loved the happily ever after. After all the scares and sacrifices, redemption.
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, series

It's been years since Lauren has seen Chase, years since her parents died and left her to raise her sisters and run the ranch, years since Chase stepped in and helped her hang on to the one thing that seemed to keep what was left of her family together. But now Chase is back, not to call in her debt but to work at his dad's veterinary practice — and work on making a place for himself in Lauren's life.

But... Upon the deaths of her parents, Lauren learned that her father had taken a rather large l
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loving Lauren 3.5 stars

Lauren has lived on the ranch her entire life. Having lost her mom at a young age she had often sacrificed things in order to help her dad raise her little sisters. When her dad dies un expectantly the week before her 19th birthday, she’s determined to keep it running by herself but when she discovers that he owes a substantial amount of money, she thinks that all is lost until she is met with an offer that she can’t refuse and has her doing something that she never though
Jul 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You're a rancher. A dying breed.You're made of strong stuff, stronger then you will ever know. You have the power to do whatever you want in life. Don't ever let anyone tell you different.

This is probably going to sound really silly but the guy on this cover is totally not how I imagined Chase yet the girl is exactly how I imagined Lauren. Not a huge deal just something that stuck out to me. I love me some good old country romance and this book did not disappoint. It was a little jumpy, jumpy at
I loved this I must get the rest of the series!

I’ve been eyeing this on my Kindle for a while now. I’ve been tempted to read it but was some what skeptical since it’s about the South and some reads really go over board when it comes to the South. Boy was I wrong with this read! I full enjoyed it and it was authentic. I loved the story of Lauren who lost her mom very early in life and was raised by her father. When he dies she is left in charge of the family ranch and her sister, who a
Shauna Stewart Hougham
Loving Lauren was a breath of fresh air to read. Jill Sanders grabs her readers right from the start and makes it hard to put the book down. Lauren suffers a tragic loss at a young age and watches as she loses her mother and then she loses her dad at the age of nineteen. She finds out her dad owes a lot of money on the huge ranch where she has lived her whole life with her two sisters. She feels she needs to keep the ranch going. Chase is the son of the man her father owed the money to, he come ...more
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Strong Love!!!

Lauren West and her two sisters (Alex and Haley) lost their mother in a tornado at a young age. Years later they lost their father and Lauren is left in charge of taking care of their ranch and her siblings....When Lauren is faced with the possibility that she and her sisters could lose Saddleback Ranch, she did everything in her power to make sure that didn't happened. So when Chade Graham made Lauren a proposition she couldn't resist, she took it.

Chase Graham has always been in l
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lauren is the oldest of three sisters, who is living on the family ranch. The ranch and homestead has been left to them after the death of their mother and then years later the death of their father. Unbeknownst to them, their father had taken out a substantial loan from his two best friends and the loan terms were less than favorable for Lauren, who believed she was capable of running the ranch.

Chase is the “boy next door”, who always knew he wanted Lauren and needed to find a way to do it was
This was an okay-for-afternoon-reading story. It was short and sweet but didn't have enough excitement or drama for me. There was an attempt at some, with the whole Lauren in danger thing but it was over in a blink of an eye.

There wasn't enough passion or chemistry between Lauren and Chase for my liking either. I kept reading how much he'd loved and wanted her for more than seven years but it wasn't convincing. He said it'd been a while since he was with a woman but I'm sure, unlike Lauren, he
Dayve Rampas
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like to read romance novel then you know what to expect from this kind of genre. Jill Sanders' Loving Lauren is about a stubborn young lady who lost both of her parents, and she has to be the breadwinner to the family especially when she later found out that her father made a loan agreement with his best friend (who is also her best friend's father). Chase (her best friend a.k.a crush) offered her an unexpected offer to free her from the financial obligation with a condition that Lauren h ...more
Dianne Sidebottom
Good contemporary read. Chase n Lauren's story. Texas ranch called Saddle Back Ranch owned by Lauren's family for three generations. The story briefly covers the loss of Lauren's mum n dad n how she is now responsible for running the ranch n looking after two younger sisters. Chase who was a year a head of Lauren in school has become a vet and has been practising in New York but has come home to find his dad needs to retire from being the town's vet. Chase decides to court Lauren, n try convinci ...more
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
This was the perfect wet weather read to indulge in over the weekend.

Lauren has been left to run the ranch and bring up her two sisters all alone since she was 18 years old. She made a promise to her long term friend Chase the day after her father's funeral, just before Chase left to study to be a vet.

Nine years later and Chase is back. To him, Lauren is just as beautiful, if not more than she was back when she was 18 and he wants her. Lauren is very independent and hates any interferance or hel
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Free download. This book is a really sweet story and I enjoyed it. Lauren has taken over the family ranch after losing her mother as a child and now her father. She looks after her sisters and makes sure things run smoothly, but she didn't plan on Chase coming home after 7 years and putting a dent in her plans. Chase is finally home and knows what he wants 'Lauren' he's always known and 7 years ago he made sure that would always be the outcome but she isn't that easy to get around, will she soft ...more
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Jill Sanders is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Sweet Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, and Paranormal Romance novels. With over 55 books in eleven series, translations into several different languages, and audiobooks there’s plenty to choose from. Look for Jill’s bestselling stories wherever romance books are sold or visit her at jillsa ...more

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