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A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart

(Wyoming Rebels #7)

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe triumphs with her latest Wyoming Rebels novel, in which a rugged cowboy offers his spare bedroom as "friends only" to the woman he has secretly loved for a decade, and things get complicated in a hurry.

"A must-read series!" ~Theresa L. (Amazon Review)

Ten years ago, the shadows that haunt Ryder Stockton made him walk away
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Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published September 30th 2019 by Authenticity Playground, LLC
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart by Stephanie Rowe

Oh so any sentimental tears! I love a story that can move me so much. Heartstrings galore. Mostly on the sweet and happy side.

Contemporary former bad boy turned family man romance. Dripping with emotion. 7th book in the Wyoming Rebel series. Can be read as a standalone.

They wanted only to protect her so pushed her away and out of town to college. Instead of feeling protected, she felt abandoned and alone.
This cowboy is smart. Ryder. He op
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Eva Millien
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Trusts His Heart Stars  
He walked away from his best friend, the only woman he ever loved because of the shadows that haunt him. When Ryder Stockton sees her again, ten years later, all his romantic feelings come surging back. Zoey Wilson has returned to home town to recover from a shattering divorce and the last thing she wants is romance, especially with the man who broke her heart so long ago. Zoey is determined to get of town as fast as she can but Ryder is just as determined to convince h
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Eva Millien
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He walked away from his best friend, the only woman he ever loved because of the shadows that haunt him. When Ryder Stockton sees her again, ten years later, all his romantic feelings come surging back. Zoey Wilson has returned to home town to recover from a shattering divorce and the last thing she wants is romance, especially with the man who broke her heart so long ago. Zoey is determined to get of town as fast as she can but Ryder is just as determined to convince her stay.

This ‘Wyoming Rebe
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Alys Baldwin
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic! This was such a great book. I didn’t want it to end. Ryder is the perfect leading man. Zoey was a great leading lady. The love in the book was so wonderful. I did have tears I shed for the love of these two. This book left me wanting more. I would have been very happy with a few hundred more pages. Perfection. This book has moved up to my favorite of the series.

I received an ARC for my honest review.
Melanie
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ryder and Zoey are simply perfect! Age old friendship turned to love. Setting her free was his worst mistake and now he's gotten a chance to make it right. Will she still love him after she learned to stand on her own? Hot romance between them but is it enough?
Kari
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My goodness...my heart is all a flutter! Rowe is a marvelous storyteller and I fall in love with each one of her romances but this one is my clear favorite. Ten years ago Ryder let his best friend go so she could live her dreams. Now Zoey is back home to heal and regroup after life knocks her down. They sort through what went wrong ten years ago but finding their way back to each other won't be easy. They both need to learn to trust not just each other but more importantly, themselves. A Real Co ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, romance
I have loved every Stephanie Rowe contemporary novel I have read and the newest book in the Wyoming Rebels series, A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart, is no exception. The strengths and weakness of Stephanie Rowe's characters draw me to them. For long time fans, Zoey is Dane's sister. Life, in the form of her ex-husband, has really kicked her in the teeth leaving her no choice but to return to the town she didn't really want to leave 10 years earlier. Only one thing really draws her back, Ryd ...more
Anne
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Real Cowboy Always Trusts his Heart by Stephanie Rowe is the newest in the Wyoming Rebels series. I got the first of this series last week from Amazon and read all of them. I had to wait a couple of days for this one. Ryder Stockton is one of nine sons of one man by seven women, most of whom he abused. All of the sons were abused until the oldest one killed his father, trying to protect his youngest brother. To say there is darkness in the past is an understatement. Zoey Wilson is the sister o ...more
Sandy Kelly
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 7 in the Wyoming Rebels series and I would absolutely read the books before this one or you may be lost as to the relationships between all the characters. In this one, we finally get Ryder's story!! Ryder Stockton walked away from his best friend, Zoey Wilson, because he thought it was the best thing for her. But when she comes back to town, he realizes that he has never stopped loving her. But she isn't the same woman that she was when she left. And after the hell of her divorce, ...more
Keryn
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with this heartbreaking story moments after I started reading it. Zoey came back home to Wyoming ten years after she left. Creeping back into her small town with her heart in shatters from a horrific divorce. He took her heart, soul and business that she fought so hard for and trashed them ALL without a second thought. Now she's back where childhood ghosts roam, and the biggest one of all left to face. The ghost of childhood heartbreak....Ryder. Growing up orphans, her older broth ...more
Jeanne
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved everything I've read by Stephanie Rowe and this book makes my top two favorite of hers. Maybe in part because, like Zoe, I'm moving back to my hometown in Wyoming, this book really spoke to me but more so because I just love Ryder and Zoe.

Even after ten years apart, their attraction sizzles from the first time they meet again. Zoe's hurt. She's come back to lick her wounds after her life in Boston falls apart in spectacular fashion.

Ryder know's he can't ever risk getting close to an
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Carolyn Spence
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, could not put it down. There are so many wonderful characters in this story and how they all interleave. The Stockton's and the Harts are quite the family and now Frank and Liam, they are all family. I loved the midnight kayaking, and the food tester, the barn plans and the bakery!

This is about Zoey and Ryder, they are both broken, and they both give each other light, it takes them a while to figure that out, but it's more on Ryder's side than Zoey. She doesn't know which way to turn,
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Judy Lewis
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
GREAT ADDITION TO THE SERIES!!!
Title: A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart
Series: Wyoming Rebels
Author: Stephanie Rowe
Designation: Book 7 of Wyoming Rebels Series, Full-Length (Approx 230 pages), Standalone, No Cliffhanger #contemporarywesternromance #cowboys #secondchance #bestfriendssister
My Rating: Five Good-to-the-last-page Stars*****

I adore Stephanie Rowe and have been a fan of her work for years. Without a doubt, Rowe is one of the most talented as well as versatile writers in romance fi
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Stace
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disappointing
I have really enjoyed this series...and normally love Stephanie Rowe's storytelling...but there is WAY TO MUCH inner turmoil and repetitive dialogue in this one!! I skipped a ton of the book!!
Frances
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great

Nice, complete,amazing. A very believable story interesting and moving. It keeps you up and on your toes. Fast read .
Moey17
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Ok overall, but had potential to be better, the characters and plot were just underdeveloped.
Connie S. Jones
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart

I have really enjoyed this series Wyoming Rebels and hope there will be more added so we can find out about the other 3 brothers. Ryder and Zoey was such a sweet romance especially for people who remember their first love. Very sweet treat.
Jacque McGillicuddy
Before I start this I want to Thank author Stephanie Rowe for allowing me to read an ARC of "A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart" for an honest review.
This story is about Zoey Wilson and Ryder Stockton. Ryder has been Dane's (Ziey's brother) best friend since they were kids. Because the Wilson children and the Stockton boys all were raised in abusive households they had a very special bond. Ryder broke Zoey's heart so she ran away to college and didn't return for ten years.
Now the story really
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Nikki Brooks
Ryder comes from a huge family. They were all labelled "trouble" at early age due to their abysmal father and their knack for getting into a fight or two. But they were also fiercely protective. Once you were in their inner circle, you stayed there. That's how Ryder became Zoey's saviour. He and his brothers made her a part of their protected circle of friends and saved her from abuse at the hands of her uncle. But when Zoey's hero worship turns to something deeper, the much older Ryder does his ...more
Kassie
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I have to say that even though these books are standalones they really should be read in order. This series follows each brother through his battle to find love. Since they come in and out of each others books, if you start in the middle you might be confused by who is who or ruin another story because now you know what happens to them. It's best to start with Chase and work your way down.

Ryder for me was probably my favorite story, apart from Chase. I loved how open he is with Zoey. He
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Tyne Rieck
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY - A cowboy book that isn't filled with one of the Stockton brothers hashing the same mental "I come from a crappy person and background" arguments over again. It was awesome to see the way that Ryder has learned from watching his other brothers. It accepts the fact that time has passed and the character has grown, even though we haven't had his in-depth perspective as we get within this book.

Zoey was a great fit for Ryder also, and not a silly, boring, and weak damsel-in-distress. She h
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Norma Wiegert
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Ryder and Zoey's story. Zoey's parents died when she was 7. She and her brother Dane were placed with their aunt and uncle as guardians. This turned out to be a potentially abusive situation particularly for Zoey. Ryder was Dane's best friend, but he and his brothers also grew up in an abusive family. Dane and Ryder were very protective of Zoey and for Ryder and Zoey this developed into attraction and love. Zoey left town after High School with a scholarship to Harvard to study Law. Now ...more
Nichole Reed
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 7th book in the Wyoming Rebel series by Stephanie Rowe = another new favorite for me! Each one I read becomes my new favorite, and Ryder and Zoey's story did NOT disappoint! The only bad thing I have to say is I came upon this series half way in and was able to binge on the first 4, and now I have to try to be patient for them as they come out. This series gave me a love for this genre and I absolutely love, love, love the way each story is about redemption and finding that you're capable of ...more
Priscilla Gonzalez
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Elaine
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found the Wyoming Rebels series after the first six books & read them in one go. I absolutely loved them & have long looked forward to the next one.

It did not disappoint!

The Stockton Brothers suffered terrible abusive childhoods which left them scarred, thinking themselves unworthy of being loved & determined to avoid it. I love that the bond between the brothers is unbreakable & that that they are always there for each other - no matter what.

One by one they’ve found love. Ryder & Zoey’s sto
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DawnieG  Goveia
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a heartwarming story! I couldn’t put it down once I started reading. You can’t help but love the Stockton family and their strong bonds with each other. One by one they are each finding love and that helps them overcome their terribly abusive childhood . This story is about Ryder and Zoey and it is the perfect compliment to the Wyoming Rebel series. Ryder has loved her since he was six but let her go to follow her dreams. She is now back and the connection between them is so intense and the ...more
Laura Boyd
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my this book is so good. I love this series and one of the reasons is by the 7th book, you know these characters like your own family or friends. I thank the author for the sense of family by including so many beloved characters to the background of this story. It is a stand alone book if you have not read the others but I recommend for your pleasure you do read them. There is a collection of the first six available. I know because I read it recently and its so so good.

Ryder and Zoey made me
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TheAvidReaderMD
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Ryder's and Zoey's story. I am a huge fan of this series by Stephanie Rowe and was graciously bestowed an ARC.

My only critique is that it lacked what the other stories in the previous series did. It lacked the story of Ryder. We never find out what turned him bitter. Or, perhaps, he wasn't touched by his father except to have his anger issues. But, I think the men's stories and seeing (reading) how they overcame it, whether they killed their father or was almost killed by their
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

I have been wanting Ryder's story since the series launched. Broody. Mysterious. Not wanting to blend in. He had a back story that I needed to know.

Along comes Zoey--back to her home town to lick some wounds. Best friends re-unite and this time, Ryder won't be warned off by Zoey's big brother. It takes some doing, but he finally convinces Zoey that their relationship is worth every past heartache and every new one to come.

Perfect match for these two. Loved everything about it. Great
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Denise
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always read this author in a different genre but now she has me hooked in contemporary using a cowboy lol. That cowboy was Ryder whom has a heart bigger than he knows with it soon causing his own downfall. Zoey has her share of road blocks and when the two come together again with the delusion of friends only you sit back with popcorn in hand and read the slow boil of emotions. I also discovered I think I had been missing alot thanks to this series if this is a sample of it. So love a sec ...more
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Hailed as a "paranormal star!" by J.R. Ward, Stephanie Rowe is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty-five novels. She is the 2018 RITA® winner for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as a five-time nominee for this prestigious award. For more on Stephanie and her books, visit her at www.stephaneierowe.com, or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StephanieRow....

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