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Taming a Texas Bad Boy

(Bad Boy Ranch #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Welcome to Bad Boy Ranch . . . where bad is, oh, so good. Six men return to the boys' ranch they spent one summer at as troubled teens. They're all searching for different things: peace, family, forgiveness, redemption, hope, and faith. It will take the love of strong Texas women to heal these wounded hearts and make these bad, bad boys realize they're good, good men.

Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published November 19th 2019
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Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Cru Cassidy was one of the troubled teens that the men at the Double Diamond Ranch welcomed for one summer. The project never had a chance to see more than one season because some townsfolks complained about it. While going on a roadtrip and passing through Simple, Texas, wanderer Cru Cassidy decided to stop and say hello to the two old men that once helped him. But when he realize that not everything seems to go so well for the ranchers, Cru doesn't have the heart to say goodbye yet. One of the ...more
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was such a lovely story. The writing was beautiful. Instead of being bored by over-descriptive prose Ms. Lane's writing paints beautiful pictures that made me feel like I watching the wild flowers dancing in the breeze under the setting sun.

Then there is Penny and Cru. Penny is a strong, sweet, down home passionate woman who, with Cru's help, learns to stand up for herself and fight for her own happiness. Cru is a sexy as all get out, texas drawl slinging, a lot of times shirtless cowboy. H
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It looks like the Double Diamond Ranch in Simple, Texas is going to be the setting for some awesome stories from author Katie Lane. The first book in her new Bad Boy Ranch series is Taming A Texas Cowboy. This is a great beginning. Cru Cassidy spent a summer on the ranch when he was a teen and that summer made a big difference in his life. Now it is payback time in this story. Add in Penny Gardener to help him and his life really got better. So did Penny's life as she had a crush on Cru that lon ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Cru Cassady was a troubled teenager he and several other young boys spent a summer at the Double Diamond Ranch with Chester and Lucas. During his time there Penny Gardener was a little 13 year old who had the biggest crush on Cru. She lived on the neighboring ranch with her father and sister. Many years later Cru visits Chester and Lucas on his way to California but little did he know his life was about to change big time. Penny needed to make changes in her life but the changes she thought ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cru Cassidy has come back to Simple Texas; he is one of the wild bad boys who spent a summer at the Double Diamond Ranch. The two old gentlemen cowboys who took these “bad boys” from the city to show them how to become better young men were glad to see him, the one person not so glad to see him is Penny Gardener. She had a teen age crush on Cru and now that she is a woman it takes that crush up to a whole new level. That crush has turned into love and although she knows Cru won’t stay around, Pe ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Taming a Texas Bad Boy by Katie Lane is book number one in the Bad Boy Ranch series. This is Cru Cassidy and Penny “Pen” Gardener’s story.

When Cru was younger he spent a summer on the Double Diamond Ranch owned and run by brothers Chester and Lucas Diamond. Even though Cru’s time there was short the Diamond brothers made a life long impression on Cru.

Cru is back on Double Diamond Ranch and is attracted to Penny. Penny and Cru have a rough start since there are misunderstandings and unresolved t
Terra Oenning
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Great Start To New Book Series.

Omg I have been waiting patiently for katie to start a new series and wow did she start it off with a Bang. I started this book and couldn't put it down until the end and the storyline was one that will grip your heart.
Crude Cassidy aka bad boy with a past he cant escape or find peace with goes back to the only place that felt like home . Will he be welcome when he stops through or will he keep running from his past?
Penny Gardener had a crush on cru gr
Dianne Kenes
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cru came to the house where is was raised when he was boy and saw Penny and she told him to get his hands off of her. She had a big crush on Cru when she was young but always thought he was in over with her sister. It was a rocky relationship at first for both of them. Please read to find out if there was a chance for them.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great start to a new series! Cru and Penny have a love for each other that has lasted throughout time. Penny fell in love with Cru and the age of 13 and when he comes back to simple to check on his old friends they meet again. I nso excited to read the next book in this series. Katie Lane never disappoints. If you love cowboy books you will love this book!
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After a rough start to getting familiar with each other again Penny and Cru had a rough road to roam to find their final HEA - love this first book in Katie's new series that I read a beta version and freely leave my review! ...more
June Rodgers
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful start to a new series.

I love books by Katie Lane. Her characters are believable and easy to like. Her stories keep your interest from beginning til end.I would recommend her books to anyone who likes romance, friends and family.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The beautiful storyline and great people in the story. The 2 cowboy brothers Chester and Lucas were funny and the old lady at the boardinghouse was so funny. I Love them. I can't wait for the next book. Highly recommend. ...more
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taming a Texas Bad Boy!!

This is a fantastic book. I love Cru!! Penny is just perfect for him. He tried to run from her but thank goodness came to his senses. Fun, fun book!!
Tracy Zullo
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun read. Tender hearted girl meets boy afraid to love. Pure Texas.
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, and Tender Heart Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

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