Beth Cooper is moderately attractive but she pales into insignificance beside her sisters who are both drop dead gorgeous, tall, blonde and curvy while she is tiny and kind of flat chested, she's also a school teacher so she doesn't give off those super sexy vibes and one too many of her ex-boyfriends dumped her as soon as he saw one of her sisters. Beth has always had a soft spot for Autry Hill, the luscious cowboy with a near legendary reputation as a ladies man. Autry has grown tired of his reputation, not all of it true, and is disappointed that his family believes everything they hear. When his parents offer to gift him the family ranch if he can stay away from women and scandal for six months he thinks its a bet he can win without breaking a sweat. Then a series of calamities thrust quiet, good girl Beth into his line of sight and he discovers this may be one woman who is immune to the legendary Autry smile, who doesn't appreciate his flirting, who calls him on his BS, but may also be the one person in town who believes in him wholeheartedly. This is the third book in a series, I haven't read the previous books and it didn't hinder my enjoyment - it can easily be read as a stand-alone. If you like charming cowboys, school teachers with a hidden wild side, bad boys acting as big brothers to troubled foster kids and a big old dollop of romance and misunderstandings then this is the book for you. I just loved it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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I loved, Autry and Beth’s love story in Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott, book three in The Hills of Texas series. The title is fitting since our hero, Autry Hill, is a charmer and a player; he’s never met a woman he hasn’t flirted with. His parents are worried that he isn’t ready to take over the ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. He’s already tired of the late nights and women hitting on him so he thinks it won’t be a problem. At least until he crosses path with elementary school teacher Beth Cooper. Now Autry is losing his heart, his mind, and what’s left of his reputation. Beth is too practical to fall for Autry, even though she had a crush on him back in their school days. Beth gets Autry involved to help with one of her troubled students and sees a totally different side of him; serious, compassionate, caring, determined and dedicated. Autry starts thinking that it just might be worth losing his challenge to be together with Beth. Ms. Scott wrote a wonderful and sexy story that is definitely not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sexual chemistry, amusing banter, and endearing characters giving Autry and Beth a chance to discover they loved each other and were meant for a future together. I highly recommend Taming the Troublemaker to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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I have been waiting for Autrey's book cause I figured when we got to the playboy of the family the story would be one that would be so good. Usually when a playboy falls he falls hard.... ya hear and when a Cowboy does well let's just say there is a long way from the saddle to the ground. Autrey (yes from Gene Autrey) has to prove to his parents that he is not what they think he is and the only way to do that is by winning a bet. School teacher Beth is someone Autrey grew up with but never expected to connect too. She had me laughing and the things that happened to her and with her. It was like she is a magnet for natural disasters but not in a horrible way. Put Autrey and Beth together and well you need to read this one to see what naturally occurs.