Note from the Author
The Cade and Loveland family drama continues with the third book in my Rocky Mountain Cowboys series! The Cade and Loveland ranching families, neighbors who’ve been feuding for over a hundred years, are full of such interesting and complicated characters who face, and overcome, personal challenges in unique and inspiring ways to find true love and happiness.
Since losing his twin, brooding, daredevil rancher Justin Cade’s not so much searching for meaning in life as he’s challenging it, cheating death by taking extreme risks. But when life puts him on a collision course with a beautiful woman he initially mistakes for an angel, he sees he has a reason to live after all. Former Army Chaplain and PTSD sufferer Brielle Thompson’s plans to start over are threatened when the rehabilitation clinic she supervises may close when wary townsfolk want to revoke its charter. She’s determined to save the facility, its patients, and the tormented rancher she crosses paths with one fateful night. As she and Justin join forces to save the clinic, she discovers there's more to him than a danger-seeking, Harley-riding cowboy. He has a big heart, despite his gruff exterior, one that might heal her own if she dares open it to Justin and love. I hope you enjoy this emotional, raw and powerful story that shines a light on the dark path walked by those struggling with mental and emotional challenges, like PTSD, and gives hope and inspiration for a happily-ever-after of the heart and spirit. Other themes include addiction, loss, faith, veterans, war, survivor’s-guilt, and forgiveness.
Bad Boy Rancher (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #3) by Karen RockContemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 pages April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming He’s not the only one who needs saving… But maybe they can save each other? Dark, brooding, dangerous…and possibly suicidal. Renegade rancher Justin Cade was exactly the kind of man former army chaplain Brielle Thompson needed to avoid after escaping the horrors of Afghanistan with an honorable discharge—and PTSD. The whole point of moving to the remote Rocky Mountains of Colorado was to leave the darkness behind, not fall back into it. But falling she is…Goodreads│Amazon│B&N│iBooks│Kobo│Harlequin
Cade Loveland lived a reckless life since his Twin was killed. Each day he lived in a daredevil pattern, cheating death each time. He felt he had finally pushed his luck too far when he saw only one way this stunt could end...Didn't he see an angel?
This was a perfect chance for Amy Chaplain to get away from "it all" and heal. She suffered PTSD
from her deployment to Afghanistan where she reacted to horrors which caused her to feel she failed those who depended on her.
As she was arriving to the new area her employers were setting up a clinic, she had a disastrous beginning. Would she be able to persuade the people to allow the clinic to stay? Is it possible she can help her first challenge, without it breaking her hearty again?
This is a wonderful story about efforts in rehabilitation and a town's fear of the repercussions.
I t has strong moral basis and a tender, bittersweet love story as well.
The characters are all very real and the reader will feel a part of the scenes.
The Book Title and Cover are well chosen and are attractive and eye-catching.
This earns a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no requirement for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Bad Boy Rancher - Karen Rock
You did it again, Karen Rock! I love the Cades and the Lovelands. This series of books is so good. I can't wait to read the next one. Again you did a wonderful to interest your readers with a wonderful story of love, devotion and lots of fun.
The setting is in Colorado on a ranch and all the characters are well-developed. I could feel their emotions throughout the story.
I highly recommend this book to other readers. It's a great read.
I give this book a literary rating of 5/5
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OTHER BOOKS IN SERIES:
Christmas at Cade Ranch (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1)
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance | Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 7th 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The Christmas they never had.
James Cade has one priority: keep the family ranch running smoothly in the wake of his younger brother's death. With Jesse's ex, Sofia Gallardo, and her young son, Javi, stranded at Cade Ranch over Christmas, this task just got a lot harder. The longer Sofia and Javi stay, the harder it is to imagine the ranch without them. James couldn't save his brother from his inner demons, but he can give his nephew a secure future. Maybe more—if he can figure out how to trust Sofia, and stop feeling like he's betraying Jesse. Because trying to stop thinking about beautiful, determined Sofia is impossible.
Falling for a Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance | Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Doesn’t he get that she’s blind?
Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she’d ever wanted seems out of reach. Giving up is the only option…until her best friend and local hero Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared’s help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in the saddle is ridiculously annoying. And undeniably inspiring…
About the Author
Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes sexy suspense novels and small-town romances for Harlequin and Kensington publishing. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete. Learn more about her at http://www.karenrock.com or follow her on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/karenrock5.
- 1 winner will receive print copies of CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH and FALLING FOR A COWBOY by Karen Rock, WISHES AT FIRST LIGHT by Joanne Rock, A SKY FULL OF STARS by Samantha Chase, WHAT IT TAKES by Shanon Stacey, and FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs (US only)
- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)
- Ends April 11th