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Alternate Cover: ASIN B0066HBLUOAfter losing his wife in an accident two years before, not long after he'd been forced from the circuit by an injury, thirty-two-year-old Cade Tyler, ex-rodeo champion, thinks life has thrown him more than lemons. But life isn’t done...it sends him Lacy Dalton. She’s a reporter.He hates reporters.She’s pushy.He hates pushy.She’s sexy.He...weAlternate Cover: ASIN B0066HBLUOAfter losing his wife in an accident two years before, not long after he'd been forced from the circuit by an injury, thirty-two-year-old Cade Tyler, ex-rodeo champion, thinks life has thrown him more than lemons. But life isn’t done...it sends him Lacy Dalton. She’s a reporter.He hates reporters.She’s pushy.He hates pushy.She’s sexy.He...well, he just won’t let himself think of her that way.The more Lacy learns about Cade’s past, the more she finds herself wanting to prove to him that not all reporters are bloodthirsty vultures. But her growing attraction to him puts not only her heart in jeopardy, but her life as well, because someone is out to ruin Cade and will do anything to make that happen.Show more Show less...

Title : Capturing the Cowboy's Heart
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ISBN : 17998356
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Capturing the Cowboy's Heart Reviews

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2019-04-05 07:13

    A light and quirky “Cowboy meets City Girl” kind of romance that I got free from the Amazon. Laci Dalton, a sassy and sexy reporter from Denver, lands a chance to interview the handsome widower Cade Tyler, ex-Rodeo star and owner of the Flying T ranch in Deep Creek, Colorado. Cade is trying to make a go of his business, but he is burdened with heavy debts brought on by many odd accidents around the ranch. So despite his hatred of reporters, he agrees to let Laci have her story if she agrees to work as a ranch hand for a few weeks to help him out. Laci is out of her element working on a ranch. Her clothing is more suited for a call girl than a cow girl, she has no interest in rising at the crack of dawn, and she can’t tell the difference between a cow from a bull. Cade and Laci do not start off well. He is still dealing with the loss of his career and the sudden death of his wife Karen two years ago, and he has turned into a bitter and cantankerous person. His doesn’t trust Laci because she is a reporter, but in time he sees how hard she is trying. There are some funny and silly moments to the story. It even had some emotional moments too. We learn more about Laci's grandmother, Cade's first wife, and why the ranch keeps having accidents. Overall, I thought this was a fun quick romance read, albeit predictable in many places. Cade’s mood swings didn’t always ring true, and Laci was such a mess at times I had trouble understanding what he saw in her. Well, besides her hot body. For much of the book I felt the relationship was more focused on the physical and not so much the emotional, but that isn’t to say they didn’t have some great interaction scenes. I just had a bit of trouble believing a man like Cade could change his ways and fall for a nutty lady like Laci in only a few weeks. Still, if you can stretch your beliefs and are in the mood for some sexy fluff reading about a hot cow boy, this could be a winner. The steam level picks up in the last half to a nice warm sizzle, and didn’t disappoint.

  • Mei
    2019-04-02 00:06

    Can you say Six Degrees of Stupidity? 1)You accept an offer to stay at a ranch with two strange men you don't know. 2)You dress in skimpy outfits that barely cover you and tight tank tops that expose your girls. 3)You tell a complete stranger that you have no family or friends to miss you while you are staying at said ranch. 4)You chase a feral kitten into a pen with a thousand pound bull to "rescue" said kitten. 5)You know the man you have the hots for is still mourning his wife by all accounts and you can be nothing but a booty call. 6)You sell your vintage vehicle to pay a mortgage for a man you've known less than a month because material things just don't mean anything to you anymore. How inane is this dribble? I struggled to finish being that my mind refused to believe anyone was that stupid. On my Cowboy Scale of Hotness, 1.5 stars. Bad editing and stupidity sank this one. Not worth the read.

  • SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
    2019-04-18 06:03

    A nice light and fun read. Was a kindle freebie. Lacy Dalton, is the reporter who needs to interview reporter hating Cade Tyler so she can gain a promotion to help look after her Grandma.Cade is struggling, both financially (due to certain mishaps that keep happening around his ranch) and emotionally, due to the loss of his wife, and almost complete shut down of his emotions.Enter his best friend Burke (who I adored) who pretends to be Cade to get Lacy to the Ranch. Then sits back and watched the sparks fly.I loved the relationship between Burke and Cade. Overall, it had good banter between characters, a lovely friendship between Cade and Burke, a little mystery and drama and made you care about the characters. A good fun 4 star read for me, and I will be checking out some other Lindsey Brookes books.

  • Nicky
    2019-04-27 02:09

    I actually really liked this. I kept me interested and I couldnt put it down for long. The beginning of the book was a little slow but it picked up. There were quite a few misspelled words and editing issues- the villain's vehicle was a Mercedes that turned into a Jag that turned back into a Mercedes later in the book.

  • Paula Legate
    2019-03-29 01:21

    Cade has been down on his luck the last few years. His wife died in a car wreck. That alone shook him to his core. He got hurt bull riding and had to retire. Now he owns a ranch along with his best friend Burke. The ranch has had several unexplained accidents that has happened that has almost broke Cade. The ranch is running on a very tight budget. One day the phone rang, and it was Lacy requesting to interview Cade. Burke pretended to be Cade, and set it up. He knows the interview could help turn the ranch around. He also knows how much his best friend hates reporters. Lacy showed up at the ranch and the fun stated. Here is a sample from chapter 7 - Boy, Dalton, I never knew you could move so fast. He laughed, harder this time, causing water's spray to go off its intended course. "Cade! You're getting me clothes all wet!" "Just trying to get all the mud off you," he replied with a devilish grin, then raised the stream higher, thoroughly soaking her. She squealed in protest. "Cade Tyler, you're going to pay for that!" "Do tell," he taunted, keeping her at bay with a steady stream of water as he circled her. "What are you gonna do, Dalton? Hit me with your briefcase? Stab me with your pen? No wait, maybe you'll attempt the most horrible torture known to man.... You'll sing to me!" Bringing up her arm so shield her face from the water's spray, she launched herself at him sending both of them toppling to the ground. Domino ran around them barking and wagging his tail. Cade could barely breathe he was laughing so hard.

  • Jo-Anne
    2019-04-08 05:58

    Lacy needs to earn money to support her sick grandmother so as a reporter she agrees to write a story about a retired rodeo champion, Cade, who is now raising bulls for rodeos. When she phones Cade to ask for an interview, his best friend, Burk, answers and pretends to be Cade. He agrees to the interview but when Lacy arrives and tells Cade she is there for the interview, he says he didn't agree to it and tries to get rid of her. They finally make a deal that he will do the interview and she will work as a ranch hand for a couple of weeks.The characters in this story were well done. Lacy was pretty desperate to get the interview and write the story so she could get a permanent job with the magazine but she did some pretty dumb things on the ranch. She came across as a city girl who had no idea about country life. Cade was pretty grumpy since he had to quit the rodeo after getting injured, he lost his wife a couple of years earlier and he was having really bad luck on his ranch putting him in financial trouble. Cade's friend, Burk, added humor to this story. He tried to help people but usually made matters worse instead. The attraction between Cade and Lacy grew but Cade fought it, mainly because of his dead wife.As a whole this was an enjoyable read that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. There was romance and mystery in a western setting making this book awesome.

  • Will Decker
    2019-04-14 02:11

    This book was a mistake, but one that I don't regret making. Romance is not my normal genre of interest and I rarely read them (as in never). When I clicked on this novel, my kindle was acting up and the WiFi signal cutting in and out. I thought I was reading something else and after getting more than 10% into it, figured out it wasn't the book I thought it was. By that time, I was hooked. The author put together an interesting story that was well written, fast paced, and although predictable (what romance isn't?) a fun read. The characters were very believable which added a touch of reality. Good job Lindsey.

  • Jennifer Dale
    2019-04-25 23:54

    I enjoyed and definitely recommend this light, fun, easy read. Read the whole book in only two sittings = 1 day :)First off, I love cowboys. Good looking, hard working, sweaty cowboys! Cade and Burk = Bestfriends = LOL, JABBING, BANTERING moments.Lacey = strong will and definitely lots of bantering with the cowboys.Second - there were lots of editing issues, which is ok with me since I am not the best speller myself BUT for those that cringe at the site of grammer problems. You may want to just suck it up and read this anyway. :)Definitely recommond when you are in need for a light read. And most importantly its FREE right now!

  • Tammy
    2019-04-03 04:58

    I love a good cowboy story- Cade is a former rodeo pro who left that life behind after a major injury and the loss of his wife. Cade and his partner Burk are working hard to save the Flying T ranch. Burk invites Lacy Dalton to interview Cade even though he knows how Cade feels about reporters. Lacy is a feisty girl who is trying to take care of her grandmother who raised her. They have a fiery relationship that is fun to read about and laugh. Great fun read.

  • Nicole Tillman
    2019-04-19 23:18

    I downloaded this just because the synopsis intrigued me. I'm definitely glad I decided to read it. The main characters are so easy to love, as are the supporting characters. Your heart really breaks for Cade, as well as for Dalton. The tragedy isn't contained to just one individual as it is in some romances. There's no "strong one". They have to be strong together and draw off each other. The dialogue was top-notch. I'll be looking into more books by Lindsey Brooks.

  • Shelley
    2019-04-13 02:13

    This was a lighthearted romance with a slight mystery element, and it was an easy and enjoyable read. Cade and Lacy both come to the relationship with problems, and once they learn to trust each other they're great together. Although the plot was fairly predictable, I enjoyed the humor, and I finished the story thinking that this couple will stay together. A nice way to fill a few hours.

  • Marianna
    2019-04-16 03:16

    Sexy, brooding cowboy? Yes please! This was a good freebie read. It was sweet and angsty and a little bit sexy. Great for a quick read on a lazy weekend."Look at me, Lacy. I want to see the fire burning in your eyes when I take you over the edge.""I want to bury myself inside you until there's no beginning, no end."

  • Ruthie Manier
    2019-04-08 03:55

    Heart warming love storyI liked the way Lindsey captured the life of a broken down widowed cowboy his best friend Burke and the faithful mutt. I loved all the characters in this book except the bad guys of course. The entire story line was well crafted and I finished the book with in a few hours. Thanks for a fun read.

  • Carol
    2019-03-31 05:04

    I enjoyed this book. I thought it was maybe a little bit slow to start and it did take me a little while to warm to Cade. Other than that, I thought the characters were good and the story was fun. It was your typical city girl and cowboy romance. It was well-written and enjoyable. A light, fun read.

  • Paige Turner
    2019-03-29 05:02

    A sweet wounded cowboyThis is a cute read but then I'm partial to an emotionally wounded cowboy. Lacy and Cade were well suited to each other. both trying to fill a void. I also thought that the books pace w a s a bit slow then it seemed to race at the end.

  • judy l. smith
    2019-04-22 02:11

    Really enjoyed this bookthis book was a very pleasant read. romance, light mystery and some great humor. writing style was easy to follow and kept me entertained throughout the book. I am anxious to read more books by this author.

  • Nes
    2019-04-01 05:06

    Predictable The book took 70% to get going, the leads and secondary characters were not very likable, no job is important enough to be treated in such a disrespectful and backwards way, this book doesn't feel contemporary, more like set in the late 90's when women were expected to deal with jerks as love interests.

  • Natalie Alder
    2019-03-27 23:59

    It's got everythingStubborn, sexy, witty, suspenseful and more. I enjoyed the good natured banter and heated exchanges between the characters. It's a story with real people and a twist.

  • Gramy
    2019-04-03 23:05

    .The characters' feelings floundered for awhile, but finally they grew into a strong bond between the two main characters.The ending brought closure to the trials and tribulatoins experienced that had nearly succeded in epic failure.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-23 23:15

    Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA

  • Patti Hopper
    2019-03-30 00:14

    Five Stars....Really enjoyed this one. Lots of angst, romance, and a big surprise at the end. Ms. Brookes managed to throw in a surprise twist and I loved it. Highly recommended...

  • Isadora Moraes
    2019-04-14 02:14

    3.25 to 3.5

  • Georgia Hubbard
    2019-03-28 01:13

    I loved it!!!It was a great story looking forward to reading more of her books. Thank you for writing it and please keep it up.

  • Sarah Greenwood
    2019-03-29 02:17

    Goes down as the last one off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A Western. Well not quite a western but its got a cowboy on a ranch with horses so I’m counting it.So Lacy is thinking this interview with ex-rodeo star Cade might help her move up in her career, even get her a column in the magazine. Which is great but what she is really looking at is if it goes well she will get a pay increase to help with her Grandmothers care. Full of confidence she doesn’t expect to be shot down the moment she gets there, after a whole day of travelling mind you, at the set interview time. Cade is nothing but a hotheaded – drool worthy – rude man who makes her feel like an idiot the minute she speaks to him. Seems there was a bit of a misunderstanding with the interview, or more like Burk Cade’s best friend was just trying to help out. Both famous rodeo rides in their day but now they raise bulls for the games on the ranch.It seems the Flying T ranch is loosing money though and he thought it would be a good opportunity to drum up business. So this interview was kind of a sneak attack on him. Shame Cade has no intention of doing said interview so sends her away even after the offer she makes. Seems Burk and his dog are good at making people feel like crap though as Cade soon changes his mind, mainly due to the way he treated her, and goes to track her down. Seems he is now prepared to agree to her terms. He will give her an interview if she helps out on the ranch while there. I think he just wanted to put her to hard work so she would leave on her own and he wouldn’t feel guilty about it. From the moment she appeared she caused feelings to come to the surface again. Feelings and urges he thought never to have again after the death of his wife two years before. He feels guilty for having them and does everything he can think of to push them aside – shame Lacy isn’t easily removed though.Tempers definitely rise to the occasion when Cade and Lacy are together, mainly due to passion brewing just below the surface. First comes to ahead when he has to rush into a field to save her. One that just so happens to contain his prize bull. Fear that she would be harmed and then frustrated anger that she went in to save a kitten (a farm one that knows what its doing) leads to the first of many heated kisses. Seems the longer she is in his presence to more intense his feelings become, hers also but as he keeps reminding her she’s there to do a job. She just happens to have the one job he hates, a reporter. She starts to bring out a jokey, carefree side to him. Funny when Burk and Cade create some mischief in regards to the hot water tank not working. A joke that just so happens to backfire on them quite quickly and turns out very hot between Cade and Lacy. Lets just be glad they had somewhere to cool off. Passion aside though, trouble is brewing at the ranch with someone from Cade’s past wanting to ruin him and get revenge. Can they ever work together without arguing? Though sometimes the passion that follows is worth the fight. Happiness can come around a second time but you have to grab it with both hands when it does.The story did get a little predicable with who might be causing trouble on the ranch so didn’t create too much intrigue but it was good to just focus back on the romance brewing up a storm. Burk was a funny character that brought a great bit of banter throughout also so he was a good distraction at times.https://readingnook84.wordpress.com/2...

  • Mia Catherine
    2019-04-20 06:00

    In order to earn money to support her ailing grandmother, a curious reporter is assigned to cover a has-been rodeo star. A widower, he is distrustful of the media and is resistant to her approach. The resulting fireworks are the basis of Capturing the Cowboy's Heart.Lacy recently started working for a magazine, writing some sort of romance gossip column. Beside the relationship with her grandmother, Lacy's backstory is a bit shallow. There is an element of fish out of water - Lacy being the city girl trying to make her way on the ranch, but she seemed to adapt well enough, other than clothing being wrong.I liked Cade. He is a stand up guy, grieving for the wife he lost years before. I appreciated there wasn't the twist many stories have, that he didn't really love his late wife but was with her for.... fill in the blank. He resisted moving on, but knew Lacy was his opportunity to find happiness again. I loved the relationship between Cade and Burk. The best of friends, Burk has been by Cade's side through tough times, and is the one pushing him to return to life. The love between these men was obvious and I enjoyed their interaction. I also loved the support Burk gave to Lacy in helping her pursue Cade.The one thing that bothered me about the writing was the way the author left the reader hanging often, picking up the story at a later time. One example... (view spoiler)[When Cade professes his love for Lacy and says, "Marry me," the section ends and the next thing we read, they're in a car and she refers to him as her husband to be. I would have liked to see her reaction to the question. Did she cry? Did she laugh? Was she stunned? Did she hug him? The reader has no idea because the reaction was omitted. (hide spoiler)]The ending felt a bit rushed. After the build up, it felt a lot was thrown into the last few chapters, but I don't feel everything was resolved. (view spoiler)[After Cade's concern for the ranch through the whole story, and the only reason he agreed to be interviewed in the first place being his attempt to save his home, we never found out what happened. Did he save the ranch? Was the article ever published? (hide spoiler)]As a whole, it was an enjoyable story. For someone who likes reading about cowboys and ranches, it may be one to look into.

  • Margaret
    2019-04-12 07:05

    Lacy Dalton needs the interview with former rodeo star Cade Tyler – it will help her get her own column which will mean she can continue to afford the medical care her grandmother needs.Cade Tyler hates reporters. Having dealt with slanderous reports two years ago after his wife tragically died in a car accident, he has no interest in ever dealing with a reporter again. He has also withdrawn from living and his ranch has suffered from the grief he still carries over his wife.When Cade’s best friend/ranch foreman Burke Lowry goes behind Cade’s back and agrees to the interview as a way to generate publicity to keep the ranch open, sparks start flying when Cade and Lacy come face to face. After initially telling Lacy he won’t do the interview, Cade realizes that the interview may be the only thing that can save the ranch, and little does he know that Lacy may be the only thing that can save him.This was a fun, quick read that kept me turning the pages until the end. The tension between Cade and Lacy was hot, and their banter was great. I loved Burke – he is such an awesome best friend to Cade and Lacy as well – and his timing was always perfect (not)! Throw in the mystery of who is behind the recent string of vandalism that has happened at the ranch, and this book had me hooked until the end. Another great, hot cowboy read!

  • Charles Ray
    2019-04-23 02:06

    Former rodeo champion Cade Tyler, sidelined by an injury and devastated over the loss of his wife in an accident, thinks that life has thrown him all the curves it can. Then, life throws stubborn, sassy, sexy reporter Lacy Dalton in his path. Cade doesn’t like reporters, and he doesn’t like stubborn. Unfortunately, he’s not so sure about the sexy part, and thus the sparks fly.For her part, Lacy finds herself drawn to the morose cowboy, but the more she learns the more dangerous life gets for her. For someone’s out to destroy Cade and Lacy becomes another weapon they can use to do that.Capturing the Cowboy’s Heart by Lindsey Brookes is an action-romance story that will appeal to even readers, even those who don’t normally read the romance genre. This is not your usual bodice-ripping, heavy-breathing frothy concoction that characterizes the run of the mill romance. Sure, there are the obligatory romantic scenes, and there is definitely a lot of heavy breathing, but there’s also some finely crafted action, and enough suspense to edge this book into fringes of the mystery genre.Brookes could, if she keeps this up, entice me to read more romance novels.

  • Julie Baker
    2019-04-13 02:08

    There are so many errors in this book that there are some sentences that I never figured out. The story was mildly cute but not very entertaining. it seemed formulaic to me. I also didn't see the point of Brandt and Danners. A desperate attempt to add intrigue and mystery is not a good plan if you plan to have two conversations between them. There wasn't even any solitary interaction from Danners outside of Lacy's initial introduction. Struck me as a bit lazy and quite useless. I have zero intentions of reading anything further from this author. That being said, the preview of the next book irritated me to no end. No creativity in the name department at all. Lacy's last name is Dalton in this book, and Cade calls her by her last name most of the time. New books hero's first name is Dalton. Really? That's just sad.

  • Donna Porter
    2019-04-27 06:08

    Lacy is a reporter assigned to do a story on a retired bull rider, Cade Tyler. Cade never grants interviews to reporters because he hates them. When Cade's wife go killed in a car accident the reporters spread all kinds of about them. Cade's partner and friend, Buck is the one who set up the interview pretending to be Cade. Lacy agrees to work on the ranch for Cade if he does an interview, so he agrees. Lacy is drawn to Cade and he to her but they try not to let each other know. As she falls for the handsome cowboy they get into all kinds of squabbles about different things. This is a sweet story and it has sad parts, funny parts, and some suspense, as we find out who wants to steal the ranch from Cade

  • Germaine
    2019-04-19 05:00

    An OK and totally predictable cowboy meets sassy (in the worst sense of the word) city girl. H has some major issues following the death of his wife and how H/h overcome them to find True Love again could have made a good story. However, the country meets city issues are handled with such a heavy hand that they are unbelievable and h comes across many times as TSTL. The final straw is the out-of-the-blue revelation about the wife's death at the very end if the book. (view spoiler)[h overhears her boss and his cohort discussing how they killed H's wife instead of him in revenge for one of H's bulls killing the boss's son in a rodeo (hide spoiler)]If you're really hard-up for a cowboy romance, this is OK. Otherwise, there are lots better books out there.