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Rough

(Wolf Ranch #1)

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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,120 ratings  ·  238 reviews
Pack Rule #1: Never reveal to a human.
I broke that rule the day I met the beautiful doctor.
I might be a rodeo champ, but she made me lose my concentration on the back of a bull.
Now the sweet female is on to me since being gored means injury.
When I heal within hours, she knows something’s not right.
My alpha told me to watch her.
Not a problem. I’ll watch her all right. Real
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Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published April 9th 2020
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Lana Reads
3,5 stars
If you ignore the repetitiveness, you are in for a steamy shifter story. It wasn't too special, very insta-everything, but I liked the setting and I'm actually looking forward to the other books in the series.
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_All.Things.Steamy (V. Simran)
4 “BOYD” stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s been a very very long while since I last read a paranormal romance. I can’t even remember the name of the last one I read but I do remember the first one which was twilight and I got intrigued but the one which made me fall in love with the trope was the black dagger brotherhood series which till date is still my favourite. Some years later, I don’t know why but I kinda lost touch, unable to find the good ones or maybe it was me.

Now enough down the memory lane, t
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Carmen Rae
I saw the cover reveal for Feral and it caught my attention. So while I was trying to figure out what to read next it popped into my head for some reason. So I jumped on GoodReads and checked out the series and liking the sound of Rough I went over and one clicked it.

Boyd was the overly confident, charming man whore of the rodeo circuit who accidentally comes across Audrey, who's filling in for the doctor for the evening. Now the thing I love about these shifter books is the insta love and the a
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Kayla Brunson
So this was just okay. I mean, it wasn’t terrible but it did fall flat for me. The romance was fine and the plot was okay. Basically, everything was just O K A Y. I'm still on the fence about if I want to continue on to the next book. Maybe I should? Maybe the next book in the series will be better. ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Rough by Renee Rose & Vanessa Vale is the First book in the Wolf Ranch Series. This is the story of Audrey Ames and Boyd Wolf. Audrey has moved to the small town of Montana to work with her medical degree which leads her to help out on the Rodeo circuit. This is where she meets Boyd who she is immoderately attracted to but has learned her lesson on getting involved with his playboy type who seems to be hiding something. Boyd is the youngest in his family and feels every bit of it along with the ...more
Angie
My mother used to say plan for the outcome you wanted to achieve--even if it seemed unlikely to happen at the time.

A sweet-talkin' championship bull rider is thrown off his game by a doctor looking to settle down.. 4.5 stars!!

I never knew I had a thing for a dirty-talking, cocky as hell cowboy shifter, but then again I've never met anyone quite like Boyd Wolf before. Out of the three Wolf brothers, Boyd is the youngest and sees himself as the fuck-up of the family. He blames himself for the
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Chappy
I liked Boyd with his cocky attitude...and how sweet he becomes when he figures out that Audrey is his mate.

Group Read in Eros
Amanda
Apr 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-smut, kindle
I have a hard time resisting a shifter cowboy/rancher, so I had to give this story a try when I saw it pop up in the Kindle store. I've never read Ms. Vale's work, but I am more than familiar with Ms. Rose's work, especially her shifter MC universe.

This book is OK—Good-OK, but still OK. It has all of the elements, but something is missing from it...or maybe they didn't blend together quite right? I'm not sure. So while I enjoyed this, I didn't love it. I wasn't feeling the chemistry between the
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Laz the Sailor
There were several things that held promise in this story, but overall it was mid-level. I liked it, but there were enough situations that were either stereotypical, or just handled badly. Both H and h were borderline TSTL. Plus the other brothers fell into their tropes as if molded into those shapes. A couple of nice sexy scenes and a decent HEA make it worth reading.
Penny
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 “Never pass on saving a horse 😉” Stars

When I read the words wolf-shifter and cowboy there was no way I was not jumping in headfirst into Rough. It definitely delivered on the whole rough, hunky cowboy with a side of wild wolf premise.

Boyd was all cocky swagger and sexiness, with a dirty mouth and a massive… instalove for his little Doctor. It only took one look to realize he had found his mate, but now he needs to make sure she doesn’t suspect his true nature… and well, let’s just say he kno
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Pamela
Boyd is a rodeo champion and also a wolf shifter. The #1 rule is not to reveal to a human. Boyd is exposed to Audrey once he is hurt by a bull and heals within hours. Keeping an eye on Audrey will be no problem for him since he plans on having her as his own. Audrey never thought she'd end up in such a crazy situation. All she wanted was to have a family of her own, now she may get her chance. A steamy good read. ...more
Reader
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read. I liked the characters, even though the leading mans dialogue a lot of the time was a bit cheesy. I preferred the heroine.
Overall I might have rated this higher but it felt overlong to me, here and there the story seemed to drift.
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Who wouldn't want to read a book by two of the best PNR authors out there? Rough is a wolf PNR that was so enjoyable to read that I could not put it down! Audrey and Boyd are everything you could want to read. There is heart and soul between these two characters that will keep this story going.

Wolf Ranch is a majestic ranch that is out in the open other than the whole wolf thing. When Audrey helps Boyd out, little does she know that he has super healing powers that he tries like hell to hide. B
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Kathy Heare Watts
NATURE ALWAYS KNOWS BEST, RIGHT?

I enjoyed the chemistry, angst, and passion between Dr. Audrey Ames and a champion bull rider, Boyd Wolf. The story is the first in a new series by a dynamic writing duo of Renee Rose and Vanessa Vale. The story does not end on a cliffhanger and has that coveted happily ever after ending. Best of all, it is a series, so we know then we will have many more books to come.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens for the other Wolf brothers, Rob, alpha of the pack a
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Christina
(Sigh).....I'm really torn about this one....

To be honest, I haven't had the pleasure of reading Renee Rose. In fact, one of the reasons I was interested in this book was because Vanessa Vale was a co-author and I love her books. But fair warning for those of you doing the same thing as me....it's not the same and don't pick this up thinking you're getting a Vanessa Vale story, this is...different.

Do you like PNR's? Then you might like this one. Especially since this is a mix between paranormal
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Jacky
Apr 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book more than I did because I like both authors work. It had moments, but they weren't consistent throughout the book.

I thought Boyd and Audrey were an interesting match. He was so self assured, even under the weight of blaming himself for his parents death. Audrey seemed to be really sweet, a bit naive, and insecure; but only after she and Boyd spent more time together. Her insecurity had to do with her feeling unattractive I guess. Prior to that, she was in doctor
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One of the biggest reasons why I like and read renee's books are is, that she never makes me wait too long for the next part and of course because she writes amazing kinky reads!!I have never read cowboy type books before and i must say that this one did not disappoint me at all. The story line was good and the characters were good. This book was a pretty simple read for me and the story was rather short. Here we meet audrey and boyd , where boyd is a sort of cowboy
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World Of Books 65
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifter
The Wolf Ranch series promises to be an entertaining read! This is my first delve back into the world of shape shifters in a few years and I wasn't disappointed!

Boyd has all the attributes you would expect from the No 1 Bull Rider in the US - tall, handsome, cocky and a player the ladies love him; but he has one thing that others don't he is a wolf shifter! It also doesn't help that he finds his mate while at a rodeo who also happens to be human and a Dr who tends him when he falls of said bull
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Demetra
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, arcs
4.5 stars

You know me, I love shifter romances, especially the ones with wolves. Pair this with sexy cowboys and you have a really good story!

Boyd is a wolf shifter living his life as a bull rider. He’s always been the black sheep of the family, so the rodeo is his escape. Everything changes when he meets Audrey, a human doctor, at the rodeo. All Audrey wants is a family of her own. Her work as an ObGyn only makes her want babies more. From the first time she meets Boyd she’s attracted to him but
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Kari Hansen
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boyd is well known not only for his bull riding skills but for his way with the ladies as well. He is a wolf shifter but he feels like he is on the fringes of the pack that his brother leads due to the guilt he feels about the past. When he is injured during an event it is Audrey who comes to assess his injuries and he knows from the moment he sees her that she is his mate and now he just needs to convince her.

Audrey has recently moved to town and now that her career as a doctor is secure she is
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Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Rough: Wolf Ranch was a thoroughly entertaining read for me. It hit all those bright points that I was looking for in a book right now. It took me away from the trials and tribulations of daily life. I was transported to a more beautiful world. It was kindle-melting HOT. The chemistry between the main characters was instantaneous and off the charts. It had a hot, arrogant, possessive, alpha shifter. And a smart, sweet, and sassy female. And did I mention panty-melting... seriously a HOT book. Wh ...more
Bella Gwynn
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sydney M Neblett
A match meant to be
These two authors have teamed up to create a book that hits it right out of the park. The intensity in this book lasted way longer then the coveted 8 seconds for a bull ride. I love the Boyd is a deep well hidden behind a façade of fun loving playboy and Audrey is content, but not exactly where she wants to be. It is to be expected from these authors, but the chemistry is off the charts and it leads to a HEA that you are not going to want to miss. I really hope these two autho
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Darcy
Feb 07, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, shifters, pnr, 2021
This was pretty standard fare for a shifter book, but still fun to read. It was hard not to like Boyd from the start, he seemed larger than life and easy going. Turns out he was hiding some things, but Audrey helped him see things in a new light, one that helped take away the shadow that has followed him for a long time. Audrey was just as fun and I liked Boyd working to win her over. Things really picked up once Audrey was let in on the secret. I loved how thirsty for knowledge she then became ...more
Beverly
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was shocked at how long it took Audrey to catch on to Boyd's true nature?!?! Not the brightest crayon in the box, but for a minute she was open to truth and changes, and I found that positive. Karen the skank tried to do her worst, and insecure Audrey bought it hook line and sinker. Disappointing!! Audrey didn't read the letters until the end. WTH!! It was more disheartening that she belived Skankerella over someone that cared about her. Karen had ill intentions from day one. Very disappointed ...more
Jill
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great start to a new series that revolves around wolf shifter Boyd Wolf and him finding his mate in Audrey who happens to be human. Being a rodeo champ, he has a lot of buckle bunnies following him around but he only has eyes for Audrey. Boyd carries a lot of guilt thinking he was the reason his parents were killed in an accident about twenty years ago. Boyd and Audrey have a HEA but a lot happens first. Since this is a series, Jett Markle was briefly introduced as harassing Audrey and ...more
JudyAnnLovesBooks
I think something short circuited in my brain as I was reading this hot and steamy romance read! This book has it all:
✔️ Sexy as sin, bull riding cowboy
✔️ Sexy as sin, bull riding, shifter cowboy
✔️ Sexy as sin, bull riding, shifter, needing to possess his mate, cowboy
✔️ Sassy and sweet, curvaceous doctor
✔️ Sassy and sweet, curvaceous, doesn’t stand a chance at resisting the aforementioned sexy as sin, bull riding, shifter, needing to possess his mate cowboy, doctor
✔️ Hot, steamy, Kindle meltin
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Barrie Mac
I love both of these authors but was a bit disappointed by this book. Audrey is a smart woman yet she doesn't act that way...maybe it's her insecurities about herself and love? When Karen, a mean-spirited shifter, tells a lie, Audrey believes her! I found that really hard to believe based on her character portrayed in the book! Still, I'll read more books in this series..I can't wait for Boyd's older brother and alpha to have his story!

* I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book and am g
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Cherry Lips
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is shifter's romance, werewolf to be exact. There only one mate for every werewolf, and the wolf just knew whose. When they find their mate, they just go with everything they have and win the battle...
This one is very very insta-lust, day-3 she already got oral service, day-5 the full package of service...with spank and everything outdoor...day 6-9 havoc argument and day-10...mating for life
Since they are literally stranger, i found this timeline very fast track and lack of romance
But t
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