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Can love bloom between a woman who was forced to sell herself and the man who bought her to get her ranch?

Roxane Peterson is up for auction. Well, her and her ranch. She knew it would be too much to hope for that the man who bought her would be more interested in her than in the property, and money, that came with her. But she’s been down this road before - a marriage that isn’t perfect. Her only concern now is protecting her son and making sure she keeps her independence.

Boone Stryker is disillusioned and restless. Seeing a ranch, and a woman, up for auction challenges his soul and gives him a reason to live again. He risks everything he owns to win the ranch. But in order to win the lady’s heart, he could lose so much more.

Trigger Warning: This book contains sensitive content, not graphic, for anyone who has lost a child. It also contains a "fade to black" scene between an unmarried couple, necessary for the plot.

Books in the Sweet Water Ranch Western Cowboy Romance series:

  1. The Cowboy's Best Friend
  2. The Cowboy's Secret Baby
  3. The Cowboy's Beauty
  4. The Cowboy's Best Friend’s Sister
  5. The Cowboy's Convenient Marriage
  6. The Cowboy's Fairy Tale
  7. The Cowboy's Secret Romance
  8. The Cowboy's Bargain Bride
  9. The Cowboy's Enemy
  10. The Cowboy's Mistletoe Christmas
  11. The Cowboy's Marriage Mistake
  12. The Cowboy's Winning Bid
©2020 Jessie Gussman (P)2020 Jessie Gussman

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  • Natalya
  • 26-11-2020

Powerful!

Jessie’s writing totally blew me away with its raw emotion and intensity. Jay did a great job to show it through narration!
What a powerful story! Definitely a must read. It’s full of edge-of-your-seat twists, which I haven’t expected!
“…his friend was obviously in love with his wife, and it wasn’t hard to see she loved him back just as fiercely.”
I received an audio copy of this book; I was not required to write a favorable review. All opinions in this review are my own.

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  • Charlene L. Amsden
  • 17-07-2020

Dynamic Duo

Gussman & Dyess make a fantastic storytelling team. She writes stories with faith and heart, and he brings them to life, representing each character with authenticity. Her words and his voice come together and make storytelling magic.

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  • J. Hart
  • 02-06-2020

Clean Romance

To give her brother the chance to marry the woman of his dreams, Roxanne agrees to allow herself to auctioned off as part of her uncle's ranch. After a previous failed marriage, Roxanne is not expecting much from her new husband; she just wants her son to be happy with life on the ranch.

Although he already has a small ranch of his own, Boone would love the opportunity to own the Sweet Water ranch -- even if he has to marry an unknown woman. To bad it won't be the beautiful woman that he met and danced with at his brother's wedding.

While all of the books in this series are clean romances, this book does handle the subject of premarital sex and the guilt that characters feel as a result. The story was very tastefully written and it is still a clean romance.

The Cowboy's Bargain Bride is book right of the Sweet Water Ranch series , the stories can be read as a standalone (it is my personal preference to read any series in the order in which they are written). Author Jessie Gussman and narrator Jay Dyess have quickly become my favorite duo in the audio world, I would highly recommend giving the two of them a listen.

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  • CAROL T.
  • 13-01-2021

Disappointed Cowgirl

This story line was bizarre and headed for disappointment from the beginning. Never the less I kept listening. Much was repetitious. It was unsatisfying overall.

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  • Michaela
  • 29-12-2020

Wonderful

So unique but well done. Some difficult stuff in here and very well portrayed in this audio. Another impressive listen. I totally binged it in one day!

Story: This was a very unique storyline and I loved it! I couldn't keep from turning the pages (or rather, swiping on my kindle app). My stomach was twisted up in knots almost the whole times as I was on pins and needles about all of the happenings. So much happened in this book between the mains and it was incredible. I'm super excited for Abner's story next.

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  • kristen
  • 06-12-2020

Great Story, Great Narrator

I absolutely loved this book! I loved the characters - Roxanne and Boone are quirky, lovable characters and it was so sweet to watch them get together. The story was well written and unpredictable. The narrator, Jay Dyess, does a great job with varying voices and using great inflection to keep you drawn in as the story unfold. Definitely recommend.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Patrice
  • 30-10-2020

Great story

Who knew love at first dance could be real and solid between exact opposites! Ms. Gussman and Mr. Dyess again present to the listener a beautiful story beautifully presented and read. Lovely!

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  • kathy
  • 28-08-2020

Wow!!!

This story was amazing! There were parts of the story I didn’t expect but they added so much. Jessie Gussman never disappoints and Jay Dyess does an awesome job with the narrating. Wish I could give a lot more than 5 stars for a rating.

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  • KKRG
  • 17-08-2020

A beautiful story of real life mistakes and hurts.

Jesse writes a beautiful story depicting the real life mistake of a 'one-night' romance encounter and the resulting consequences. The story takes you on an emotional journey of loss and then coming together.

As always, Jay's performance is spot on. He narrates in such a way that makes you feel like your watching it all take place.

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  • Pat
  • 08-08-2020

Not a favorite

I did not like this story as well as others in this series. There is sex before marriage but he does do the right things & marry her. The reading by Mr. Dyess is superb as usual & very enjoyable. I received a free copy. This is my voluntary review.

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  • Lydia Devlin
  • 06-11-2020

Beautifully written,clean romance.

I loved this and have no hesitation in recommending it!
Beautiful, heartwarming, tear-jerking. Jay Dyess has done brilliantly in bringing this story and these characters to life.
I don't want to give spoilers for this. I want to give listeners the chance to discover just how beautiful this story is.

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