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The Cowboy's Best Friend

Sweet Water Ranch Western Cowboy Romance, Book 1
Narrated by: Jay Dyess
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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One final summer before they’re parted forever.

Palmer wasn’t planning to get married. But when he got the unexpected letter, he knew he could pay the overdue medical bills and save the ranch. Just one problem. He needed a wife. 

When Ames came home to North Dakota to spend the summer with her best friend before moving on to her dream job in LA, she thought there were would be work and fun, as always. 

She didn’t expect him to say he planned to get married. Why doesn’t she want to help him? Will time run out before Ames and Palmer realize that love could be their answer?

Fall in love with Sweet Water, North Dakota. Small town sweet romance that will warm your heart and stir your soul.

©2019 Jessie Gussman (P)2019 Jessie Gussman

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  • Phylis Carpenter
  • 23-07-2020

A great book

I am so glad that I stumbled upon Jessie Gussman. I was offered codes to listen to her books on Audible. One of the best decisions that I made was to give that a try. I enjoyed Palmer story. I have fallen in love with Sweetwater Ranch and can't wait to read the rest of the stories. To give you a little heads up on this one. Palmer and Ames have been best friends for most of their lives. Palmer has received a letter that he can inherit 1 billion dollars if he marries 6 months after visiting the attorney who sent him the letter. There are several catches to the letter. When Palmer visits the lawyer he takes his best friend Ames with him. She sets out to find him a bride. A really cute book that had me laughing at times and almost in tears at times because of the decisions they have to make and how they would affect everyone and not just Palmer. Jay Dyess made the book even better. He puts his all into the story and using different voices that make it easy to identify who is talking. He does a wonderful job and is very easy to listen to. Makes the book more enjoyable. Jessie Gussman and Jay Dyess have done a wonderful job together to make these some of the best books for us to enjoy.

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  • Midwest girl
  • 18-04-2020

Lovely friendship romance

Jessie Gussman and Jay Dyess team to make a sweet, clean romance -- just what I need in these crazy times! Palmer and Ames have been friends since high school, but she is competitive and driven -- and lives far away from North Dakota. I'm picky with my fiction, and I truly like this small town and the world Jessie has created. The billionaire part seems believable, and doesn't play an important role in the book at all. Just a good story with likable characters who have a lot to work out within them. I highly recommend!

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  • Cyndi
  • 04-09-2020

Can best friends ever be more than that?

This is a really great story of two best friends. Ames has won Olympic medals and travelled the world but every summer she tried to get home to Sweetwater North Dakota to see her parents and her best friend. Ames and Palmer have been friends since he was a skinny gangly legged 9th grader. Now Palmer runs the ranch for his grandparents. This story takes us into what it takes to run a ranch especially when the owners are frail and have medical conditions. Palmer gets a strange letter in the mail and takes Ames with him to see what it is all about. That throws this story into a humorous situation for the best friends. This is a really great story that shows the importance of what really matters in life. I received a free code from the publisher to listen to this book on Audible.com. This review is my own honest opinion.

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  • Charlene L. Amsden
  • 27-07-2020

All The Feels

Jessie Gussman is a pro at writing engaging sweet romances with the best dialogue and the feeling-est feels ever. Her stories progress logically and her story characters are believable and engaging. She writes romances that can enjoyed over and over without losing their shine. The narration by Jay Dyess is perfection. He makes the story dialogue come to life and ring with authenticity, and he does it so smoothly, that he never gets between the listener and the story. He “makes” the yoga scene. (Yes, there’s a yoga scene in this cowboy romance and you’re going to grin all the way through it.) When I read the book, I enjoyed the scene, when Dyess narrates the scene he elevates it to comedic perfection.

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  • Paula D Bielby
  • 23-07-2020

Sweet Story

This is a sweet story that keeps the reader listening happily along. There are few "laugh-out-loud" moments but no tear-jerking scenes. Very easy to guess what is going to happen, but the characters are likable. I would have liked to see the secondary characters more developed, especially the grandparents. Does a great job describing North Dakota landscape and weather. All in all, a nice story with a happy ending.

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  • Ceason
  • 15-07-2020

Incredible story

Beautiful story with all the feels. Gave me the warm tingles in my heart! Wonderful performance by Jay Dyess!

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  • GU man
  • 16-06-2020

Aching teeth

Too sweet and predictable for me. Even Hallmark has more substance. But, I’m sure it would be perfect for some.

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  • Debbie
  • 14-06-2020

Clean and Wholesome

This was my first book (audiobook) by Jessie Gussman and she did not disappoint! The story was clean and wholesome which is refreshing. I enjoyed the story and cannot wait to listen to her next audiobook in this series to find out what happens to Louise and Ty. This audiobook was hard to stop listening too but with my limited time I would listen for a half hour or so before going to bed! My bedtime story, LOL. Really it is a great story to listen to at anytime and anywhere. It was a fun read! I will definitely be listening to all her other audiobooks. Jessie has found another new fan! The narrator Jay Dyess was awesome and very talented! He makes the story come alive. Some narrators voices I cannot take listening to so I do not listen to those books even if I like the author. But Jay Dyess is not one of those. I enjoyed his different voices. I am so glad he is doing all of Jessies books.

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  • Nana H
  • 24-05-2020

Another great book

Everything was so clear...their feelings for each other over the years, their struggles with falling in love and their feelings toward their families and friends. Jay Dyess did a great job voicing for the different characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-05-2020

Cowboy romance!

Loved it!! Clean sweet romance! Likeable characters! Best friends to lovers and slow developing love between Ames and Palmer! Narrator Jay Dyess..... Good job👌

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  • Lydia Devlin
  • 12-08-2020

Beautifully written,expertly narrated,sweet,clea.

I absolutely loved this! A beautiful,sweet romance that I have no hesitation in recommending. Palmer never had any plans to get married but,when he receives a surprise letter,he knows that it means he would be able to pay for medical bills and save his ranch. The catch? He needs a wife. Ames and Palmer have been best friends forever. Always spending time together on Palmer's ranch. When Ames comes home for summer,she hopes for fun and hard work before she moves to L.A. for her dream job. What she doesn't expect, is to learn that her best friend has to marry as part of a catch,in order to be given the ability to pay medical bills and save his ranch. This is the third Audiobook narrated by Jay Dyess,that I have heard and,I am happy to say,that I continue to be impressed by how great a job he has done in bringing these characters and this story to life. I am more than happy to recommend you dive in to find out if Ames is going to leave for her dream job in L.A. Or,is what she has always wanted,right in front of her.