USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews returns to the Cold River Ranch series with The Last Real Cowboy!
In Cold River, sometimes forbidden love is the sweetest of them all…
Perennial good girl Amanda Kittredge knows that her longtime crush on Brady Everett was never really supposed to go anywhere. But when Brady comes home during Amanda’s first attempt at independence, well, who better to teach her about rebellion than her older brother’s bad-boy best friend?
Brady’s plans did not include being forced to work the family homestead for a year—and yet, here he is. And, to make matters worse, his best friend’s innocent little sister is making a menace of herself in the most grown-up, tempting ways. When Amanda begs Brady to teach her about men, he knows he should refuse. But could Brady’s greatest temptation be his salvation?
“Loaded with charming characters [and] wit….will win the heart of any romance fan.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A True Cowboy Christmas
The steamy third romance in Crews's Cold River Ranch series (after Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy) combines small-town charm with delectable cowboy swagger. At 22, Amanda Kittredge is tired of being treated as the baby of her overprotective family of Cold River, Colo., cattle ranchers. Ready to rebel, she takes a job at the infamous Coyote bar. After the death of Brady Everett's abusive father, the 32-year-old bad boy returns to Cold River to work on his family's ranch. Amanda's brother Riley enlists Brady, his best friend, to keep his little sister out of the trouble she's thirsting for, but seeing Amanda working at the Coyote is enough to convince Brady that she's all grown up. Amanda seizes the opportunity to ask Brady, her long-standing crush, to teach her about sex and men. Brady obliges, despite fears of what Riley might do if he ever found out. Brady's willing lessons and Amanda's breathless "research" soon grow into a deeper connection, and the tight-knit community, familial pressures, and vivid depictions of ranching country add character. Romance fans will eagerly devour this high-heat love story.
The Last Real Cowboy
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OMGosh! This was a great book. I wish that I could give it more then 5 stars!
It was a wonderful conclusion to the legacy of evil Amos Everett on his three sons. The three boys grew up around his hateful ways. Each had to overcome his demon. Brady was the youngest and the one that Amos ignored the most. Brady was the smart one and was able to get a free scholarship to college. He then spent the remaining years in Denver away from his family. Several months after Amos' death, Brady's oldest brother Gray, asked him to stay and work the ranch for one year. During this time, Brady discovers that his best friend's younger sister is all grown up.
This is the touching story of Brady and Amanda Kittredge. The difficult road that they travel to get to their HEA. It was one that kept me glued to my e-reader late into the night. After my poor old eyes gave out early in the morning, I had to put it down. It was the first thing I picked up in the morning (after my coffee that is!)
I adored the first book in this series not so much the second one (as I really couldn't identify with Hannah but I was very glad to have read it). This one really brought to a conclusion the boys getting over the destruction that their father wrought over them.
I adored Brady. He was a character that I was a little unsure about in the other stories. Having a dual POV here allowed me to "see" inside of his thought process to really understand him. He is one fine character! Amanda was a little immature but then again the character is 22 and has been overly protected by 4 older brothers.
This is a sexy romance story. There are a couple of "bedroom" scenes but are highly glossed over for the most part. There wasn't anything overly descriptive here. That being said though, I would highly recommend this story to anyone OVER the age of 18. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I would recommend to start at the beginning. Even though I was not overly happy with the Hannah character in the second story, that one really should be read as well. It really helps to understand Ty a whole lot better.
I hope that the author decided to continue the series with the Kittredge brothers.
The last real Cowboy
We are back at Cold Water Creek with the Everett brothers. This story shows how one person with so much love in her can change not only the person she loves but a whole family. I cried and laughed and became quite wrapped up in this book.