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The Cowboy's Rules

Cowboys After Dark, Book 1
Narrated by: Sean Hardisty
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

Chad Douglas, a successful Western horse trainer, is facing a six-hour drive back to his home, Horse Haven Ranch, when he receives a call from a friend begging him to come to the aid of a damsel in distress. The damsel in question is Cassandra Davidson, and her distress is the desperate need for someone to drive her horses to a five-day show-jumping event in which she is competing.

Chad has heard that Cassandra is a spoiled princess who can be difficult and demanding, but he has also heard she has a unique appeal that is truly endearing. His curiosity is piqued, and since the show is being held close to his ranch, he decides to come to her rescue. Though sparks fly when they first meet, their long road trip begins - but with a stern warning from Chad: "What you need is an old-fashioned spankin', and if you don't get your head on straight I'll be happy to oblige."

As their story unfolds, Chad discovers there is more to "Sassy Cassie" than he first thought, and she is utterly captivated by the handsome, no-nonsense cowboy. But Chad lives by a set of rules, and if Cassie wants to spend time with him, she has to follow them or face the consequences.

The Cowboy's Rules is an old-fashioned love story about a strong-willed cowboy who has no qualms about yanking a disobedient female across his lap and an equally strong-willed, defiant young woman who thinks she's smarter than the average bear. She is, but so is he.

©2017 Maggie Carpenter (P)2017 Maggie Carpenter

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absolutely brilliant!

loved it from start to finish. A classic love story with an addition of kinkiness!

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  • Amber F.
  • 24-10-19

Just not for me

I made it over 75% of the way through and just couldn't do it anymore. I am all for DD stories and BDSM stories but this just didn't blend the two together very well. I couldn't connect with any of the characters at all. Chad comes across more like Cassies daddy than love interest. I don't mean daddy in a sexy way either just creepy. The dialogue between characters seemed forced and juvenile. I had the same issues with Marty as I had with Chad. There were a couple of decent discipline scenes though.

The narration did not help the creep factor at all. Chad sounds like he is about 70 years old which when paired with the odd story made it impossible to picture him in a sexy way. Chads "sexy" voice sounded more like a cheesy movie. This one was just not for me at all.

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  • Ronda R Comer
  • 05-09-18

No sizzle

Characters lacked depth. Male character had rules and when you didn't follow them you got spanked. Like an arrant child; seemed more like abuse to me. Narrator was ok, he didn't have much to work with.

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  • Melissa
  • 26-05-18

A little cheesy, but entertaining

I've read/heard better plots, but at least this kept me chuckling at one thing or another. It was a fun read. Good for just passing the time and de-stressing.

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  • Sue Guss
  • 16-12-17

FABULOUS BOOK, LOVED IT!!! GREAT NARRATION

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cowboy's Rules to be better than the print version?

Yes, Sean Hardisty did an awesome job on the narration.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the way Cassie and Chad came together and the development of their relationship. There are several really HOT and well written scenes.

What does Sean Hardisty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The was the first book I've listened to by him and he does a GREAT JOB.