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The Cattleman's Proposal by Helen Lacey




The Cattleman's Proposal


Reviewed by Desere

Every woman dreams of a rich successful good looking man to sweep her off her feet. But what if the proposal is merely to satisfy his own needs, and all you are to be is his bed-mate and mother of his children.

Sounds completely unacceptable, yet this is the situation Joley faces in the new Helen Lacey read. Mr-I-don't-believe-in-happy-ever-after- Nate knows what he wants and what he wants is Joley.

She is the perfect candidate to be the mother of his children, wife when needed and all without any romantic nonsense.

So to gain her over this his idea of thinking he uses a little blackmail, only when Joley starts to make his heart beat faster and he realizes love is something one cannot live without, it seems the game is up and he is to be the loser because Joley is on her way out the back door.

I loved this read, it was sweet, sensual and really heartwarming. I loved seeing how Nate changes from being a heartbroken man to a man that will do anything for the woman he simply cannot live without.

Through this character the author showed that everyone no matter how badly broken can be mended, all they need is the right person to drag them back from the depths of anger and pain.

Joley was a real treat to read, she knows what she wants and will do anything to get it, a true fighting spirit heroine!  But the author also let her hit a few turning point that changed her from always on the defense to rather letting her heart believe in trust.

A stunning read about two broken people healing each other through love. I recommend this read for romance fans looking for sweet and sexy heartfelt emotional characters, that will crawl deep into your hearts and remind you of just how short life is and when getting the chance to live it, grab hold with both hands.

Perfect read for an escape to romance on a lazy afternoon!

4.5 star review
" To appreciate her, he needs to lose her" 

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Reviewed by Nancy Crocker

The Cattleman's Proposal
Nate Garrigan had what he thought was the love of his life. But just a few months into his happy ever after, his wife walked away from the marriage. Nate is still looking for a woman to be a wife, and to have children with. If there is chemistry between them, then that will be a bonus. But when it comes to love … forget that. Been–there–done–that-not–gonna–happen-again. He believes Joley would be the perfect woman for his future.

Joley McBride has one great love in life … flying. Like father like daughter.  After seeing her best friend get married she can’t help but think she is missing out on life. But now she has just learned that her best friend and business partner has mismanaged the business Joley’s father started. And the only way out of the nightmare is to agree to Nate’s offer. If she will stay a month on his ranch, he will return his share of the business back to her. I loved the character of Joley, she spoke her mind and was really feisty and called it like it was.

I loved the interaction between Nate and Joley. The attraction was believable. The passion was good.  I also enjoyed the setting of the Outback. Of course when you throw in some humor into a romance novel, it always makes this reader happy. So basically this book touched on all the things I love in a romance novel.

I recommend this book for romance readers who love a western theme set in the Outback.


Favorite lines:

You were running as fast as you could – and all I could think was – who is she running to? I didn’t know. I hoped … but I …” Nate inhaled and looked her directly in the eyes. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so afraid in my whole life. And then … then all of a sudden you were in my arms.”


4.5/5 stars


I received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.
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Review by TashNz

5 Stars

I love a story where you're drawn in from page one and Helen Lacey's The Cattlemans Proposal did just that for me.  Joley McBride has just watched her best friend marry his wife and as bridesmaid she cant wait to leave.  To fill in her time she gets drunk and makes the biggest pass at Nate Garrigan by telling him he can have her... litterally!  During the second chapter boy did I giggle, I loved the refreshing honesty of Helen's writing.  How many times do you get to read about the heroine in the garden bed being sick from far too much wine? It made her real and I loved it.  Despite the damaged shoes, Nate rescues from both the garden bed, making an life size fool of her self AND financially  by buying out her best friends share in her barely solvent flying school. 

 Nate is clear from the start he really likes Joley.  He's almost the perfect man.  Handsome, strong, honest, hardworking, knows what he wants.  He's passionate about what he believes in and runs his cattlefarm with precision.  He knows what he wants and sets out to get it.  I loved him. Oh and dont even get me started about how he plays pool! 

A throughly captivating story.  It has everything.  Romance, drama, tension, laughter and lots of love and I have to say, my first 5 star in a while.  Absolutely loved it!