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Taking Charge (Lone Star Burn #4) by Ruth Cardello

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by Ruth Cardello
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Lucy Albright never wanted her family’s Texas ranch, but now it’s in foreclosure. She’s already lost so much she can’t bear the thought of losing one more thing. Lucy learned the hard way not to accept help from a man when there are strings attached, so she’ll do whatever it takes to save the ranch on her own terms—even if that means launching an online business marketing high-¬tech sex toys.

Ranch manager David Harmon has a reputation for being a cowboy with a heart of gold. Even if she refuses his help, down-and-out Lucy is the kind of woman he’ll do anything to protect. And while David may not know much about Lucy’s naughty side business, that won’t stop a cowboy from doing something he’s set his mind to.

With the ranch threatened by a scheming neighbor, Lucy can’t help but keep David around. Their attraction may be undeniable, but will the spark between them burn her entire future to the ground?

my thoughts

David is one of the characters in this series that I was really curious about and was looking forward to reading the story ever since book 1. And I’m happy that the way the author wrote His and Lucy’s story dd not disappoint.

I like the progress and the flow of how their relationship was build up. I almost felt like I was in the story myself and witnessing it first hand. And like most of Ruth’s books, I enjoyed the life lessons it shared or reminded me off.

I’m not really a pet person but I was highly fascinated with David’s job. I even wished I was there to witness it first hand and maybe experience the same thing. His character’s patience was very inspiring while Lucy being both stubborn and tough inspired me in a different way. I enjoyed how they have overcome their struggle to reach their happy ending.

The appearance of other characters from the previous books was a bonus. I can still say that Mason is still my favorite character in the series and I enjoyed his appearance in here. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Taken, Not SpurredSynopsis:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ruth Cardello comes the steamy debut to the Lone Star Burn series.

Would-be writer Sarah Dery has just turned twenty-five and feels like her life is on hold. She’s done squat with her English degree and is just killing time working for her parents. So, when the opportunity to spend the summer working on a ranch in Texas comes her way, she jumps at the chance, figuring it might be just the jolt she needs to get her creative juices flowing.

Tony Carlton is a handsome and reclusive horse trainer with a tortured past and an eye for trouble, this time in the form of a naked blonde stranger he finds in his shower.

The wrong turn that led Sarah into the arms of this sexy, brooding cowboy turns out to be just what she needed to find her steamy inner voice, but will their connection be enough to break down Tony’s defenses?

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Tycoon TakedownSynopsis:

Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he’s the father of her young son. She’s done hiding and apologizing for her one impulsive night. When her best friend asks her brother to watch over Melanie, her emotional trip takes an unexpected and sizzling detour.

Charles Dery is at the top of his game, but all he can think about is bedding the woman he was asked to protect. When she’s almost killed, he takes what he’d been denying himself and discovers he’ll do anything to keep her—even break his own rules.

When it comes to love, two wrongs may just finally make a right

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Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

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Lone Star Burn 2: Tycoon Takedown by Ruth Cardello

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Ruth Cardello

Release: March 10, 2015

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Ruth Cardello’s second steamy and sensual book in the Lone Star Burn series may leave you blushing.

Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he’s the father of her young son. She’s done hiding and apologizing for her one impulsive night. When her best friend asks her brother to watch over Melanie, her emotional trip takes an unexpected and sizzling detour.

Charles Dery is at the top of his game, but all he can think about is bedding the woman he was asked to protect. When she’s almost killed, he takes what he’d been denying himself and discovers he’ll do anything to keep her—even break his own rules.

When it comes to love, two wrongs may just finally make a right.

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my thoughts

This second installment to the Lone Star Burn book is definitely one hell of a hot great read. I love every moment I had in the book. And if I may say so, I think Ruth Cardello outdid herself once again.

Charles gives me a picture of a cowboy in suit by the end of the book. It’s a picture I just can’t get off my head after reading everything he was and after everything that he did for Melanie. Love may not heal all wounds but love definitely can help you move forward, open new doors and look at everything in a new perspective. And having that can help you heal. I love that this book didn’t show a perfect Charlie, but showed how flawed he is and how he worked on getting himself better or at least working to find the old him. The one that Sarah keep saying to be a really big softie inside. I almost didn’t believe her. But Charlie showed me that he was.

Melanie on the other hand has her own baggage and a past that she needed to deal with. What I love about her was the spunk and beautiful heart that she have inside hidden underneath all that tough exterior. I love how she love her son so much she would not compromise anything for his happiness. Even if it was her happiness at risk. Her protectiveness for her son was such a beautiful thing it gives me a window to look at how beautiful and hard and challenging it must have been to be a mom. I like how she saw her faults and made her way to make up for them even having a clean slate with her parents. The deal with Jace father was somehow heartbreaking almost made me cry.

Jace on the other hand was full of innocence of his age it was endearing and hilarious at the same time. I think I love him most out of all the characters. And it will definitely not be the same if you take his character out of the picture.

Mason, David and Dean together made me curious. How did they get along when put together given their differences? Add Tony to the loop and it’s hot alpha male-senator-cowboys-playboys in a minx you don’t often see.

I almost forgot how Sarah’s character was and in here, I saw how beautiful her positivity was. And like what Melanie said, I just wish that she won’t let anything change her. She and Melanie together made a balance that makes a perfect tandem not only in reigning hot cowboys but men in general.

The novel was full of drama, sexiness and humor that once you start reading, there is no stopping until you reach the end. The romance,, love and challenges contained within its pages was so heart warming I couldn’t ask for more. I’m definitely looking forward to the next one in the series. So if you haven’t started reading it yet, I strongly suggest you do.