Summer Nights with a Cowboy: A Kittredge Ranch Novel

· Kittredge Ranch Book 3 · Sold by St. Martin's Paperbacks
19 reviews

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USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews returns with Summer Nights with a Cowboy, another emotional romance in her stunning cowboy series Kittredge Ranch....

He doesn’t believe in love...

Traveling nurse Janie Atwood has come to Cold River to uncover old family secrets and maybe, if she’s lucky, find a new home. That the gorgeous, glowering sheriff next door thinks her caring for his elderly neighbor is a nefarious scheme is a bonus. Having never been anything but a good girl, Janie finds Zack Kittredge’s simmering suspicion an excellent reason to try being a little dangerous instead...

She doesn’t believe in squandering it...

Sheriff Zack Kittredge is okay with being... intense. He takes his loner status as seriously as he takes his responsibilities to protect Cold River. And he thinks cheerful Janie might be a threat to the town. But the more he gets to know her, the more he faces the truth—she’s brighter than sunshine and he’s like a moth to her flame. When Janie suggests he could use a few charm school lessons, he surprises them both by accepting. He doesn’t need help. But it’s clear he might need her...

Because the only thing hotter than the summer sun in the Rockies is the forbidden passion that burns between them...

“This steamy tale proves opposites attract.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on All Night Long with a Cowboy
19 reviews
Connie Toler
May 3, 2022
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it. I am so torn on how to rate this book. There were some places that just dragged for me. Also I would have to re-read some sections as I felt like I was missing the point in the scene. Then there were other scenes that were just so deep and filled with angst and not just between the two main characters. Zack had some serious issues with his father. These issues where what led Zack to become the man that he is. They shaped how he lived his life and interacted with others. To him things were black and white with no grey areas. The author really built a solid foundation for Zack that she had to break down the walls that were built around him. Then you have Janie the traveling nurse/caretaker. She comes to town to care for elderly Damaris. She also has an ulterior motive for coming to Cold River. The secret that she carries is one that will shape her interaction with Zack. I loved so many things about this book. How people interact with each other. How something can shape and mold a person. How relationships can be so complex and yet so simple at the same time. Yes, this book is one that can take some getting though but it is one that shouldn't be missed. There are so many lessons here. This is a sexy book so just a word of caution if you don't like reading that. The way the end was written and how the author wrapped up the characters almost brought a tear to my eye. I did get a little depressed as it almost felt like I was saying good-bye to some really good friends. I hope there are more book set in Cold River (HINT, HINT!!!!)
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March 30, 2022
I know several reviewers found Zack Kittredge to be too gruff and self-righteous, but frankly, that's what I found appealing about him in this book. The contrast between his grumpiness and Janie Atwood's cheerfulness just seemed to really work for me. Janie is a traveling nurse who has been adrift from place to place with her jobs since the loss of her grandparents. Zach Kittredge is very much a law man who has become set in his ways. Their original meeting was a meet cute that left me smiling big, and there were many more moments like that during their first few meetings. It made for an enjoyable story to read how both Janie and Zach grow during the course of the story. This is a standalone, but book 3 in the series, but I had no trouble just jumping right into this and following along, but I'm happy now about the previous books in the series that I can jump into for some of the other Kittredge's stories.
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Rita Reads
March 29, 2022
I did enjoy this story with Jamie the traveling nurse who has a small secret for being in town. She is caring for and older women and Zack, the sheriff doesn't trust she is only there for that reason. He thinks she is up to no good. Janie was really great at understanding people and their feelings and she knows Zack is holding on to hurt and he will never get past it if he doesn't face it. But Zack is button up tight until he decides to have a little fun with Jamie. I really was happy to see some answers were revealed about certain things and although this is part of a series, you could read as a standalone. You will be spoiled some about previous characters thought
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About the author

USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Caitlin Crews has published over one hundred books, including Frenemies, Princess from the Past, and A Royal Without Rules, many of which were written under the name of Megan Crane. These days her focus is on contemporary romance in all its forms, from small town heat to international glamor, cowboys to bikers to military men, and beyond. She has taught creative writing classes at UCLA Extension, leads occasional workshops, and attempts to make use of the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards, and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.

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