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Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of herCatherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her sixteenth birthday he walked away from her father's ranch, and from her. He didn't look back over his shoulder. Not even once. And from that day forward, Catherine Evans swore off all men. Her heart turned to stone, her will to iron, and her vow to God changed. She'd run her father's ranch. She'd succeed. She'd survive. And she would never, ever love another man as long as she lived.Duncan McKenzie left the ranch ten years ago, desperate to escape temptation in the form of a budding young lady too innocent to claim for his own. But Catherine's frightened father summons him home. The ranch is under attack and the old man's stubborn daughter refuses to seek help. Duncan left a sweet young girl behind a decade ago. He returns to a defiant siren, a woman whose heart is as wild as the land she would sacrifice her life to protect. When Catherine's father coerces her into marrying Duncan, the fire in her eyes spells trouble, but it's the kind of trouble Duncan has no desire to resist. Marriage is the only way he can protect her. Especially when Duncan's own past comes calling in the form of one extremely dangerous and vengeful outlaw, Catherine's cowardly enemies want the ranch badly enough to kill for it, and his reluctant bride is very much in their way....

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ISBN : 9780983937210
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Number of Pages : 302 Pages
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Tame a Wild Heart Reviews

  • Tracy Emro
    2019-01-29 10:57

    I got this book as a BookBub recommendation - I had never read this author before and I don't usually read western romance. However it was historical, the blurb sounded interesting and it had very good reviews, so I gave it a shot. I won't say it was awful - but I am shocked by all the 4 & 5 star reviews! This book has so many errors, inconsistencies, and typos that I have to wonder if the rave reviews were given by the authors friends.I will admit to being a bit anal about the books I read and I know I couldn't write a book , so I try to be as considerate as I can when submitting a review. But OMG! How did this book make it past the editor ? Here are a few examples of what I found wrong with this book: Starting with the prologue Duncan is fighting in the civil war and saves Catherine's father James - James takes in the poor orphaned Duncan - who was 13 when he came to them - what? Fighting I the civil war at 13? Ok we will let that slide. Catherine's mother was Elizabeth - she died we don't know when or how but we do know that she knew Duncan because she selected the items for his bedroom at the ranch, later there is a reference to James Duncan and Catherine staying at the boarding house when they first came to Creede - no mention of Elizabeth. Then after Catherine has an accident and Duncan is going to wash her hair James reminisces about washing his wife Sarah's hair - what? Sarah is one of the ranch hands wives. Who by the way was very very pregnant at the beginning of the book and never gave birth as far as I know. Then James demands that Duncan and Catherine wed on Sunday (4 days away). Catherine runs away and Duncan follows - they are gone for 3 days and when they return the wedding is still days away? These are just a very few examples of the holes and errors in this book. It was like reading the rough draft - I think with a better editor and a proofreader this could have been a great book - the author does tell a good story - but on paper (or e-paper in my case) the story loses something - and that is a shame!I am going to read her next book in the series and hope the problems in this book were a one time thing.

  • Lady Raven RAVE!
    2019-02-17 10:56

    http://www.romancenoveljunkies.com / for book lovers and readers.4.5 starsBRIEF SUMMARYCatherine loves running her father's ranch in Creede, Colorado. However, they’ve been having problems recently that has resulted in stampedes, cattle dying, kidnapping, and revenge. This has ex- bounty hunter Duncan, returning to Creede, to the family that has raised him. Catherine has loved Duncan since she was a little girl, and even though she has loved him and he has returned, she figures she can manage the ranch just fine without him.THOUGHTSAll the ingredients that includes a spitfire daughter, a loving father, a sexy ex- bounty hunter, great characters, and rowdy neighbors, produces a good old fashion historical western that was enjoyable to read. The moment James, Catherine's father blackmailed his daughter and Duncan to marry each other to protect his land, sets the pace of the story. Both characters were lovable and kept my interest throughout the story. Catherine was a spitfire and could hold her own and Duncan was just your typical sexy country and western guy.With the explosion of characters, good and bad that the author gave us, was the added bonus needed for this book. Apart from the main characters of the story, I really enjoyed reading Tom and Beth’s characters. I found them to be one of the sweetest couples and I'm glad they found the help they needed from James, Catherine and Duncan. I also enjoyed Cassie's character; she was Catherine's good friend and neighbor. I also thought the epilogue was sweet and did all the characters that I love justice. If you enjoy westerns with the addition of a historical feel, then this would be the book to read.Storyline: GOODIntimacy: GOODEnjoyment: GOODhttp://www.romancenoveljunkies.com

  • Thom Swennes
    2019-02-19 09:15

    Well! Smear my butt with butter and call me a biscuit! All of the elements are there. Like the classics of yesteryear by, Karl May, Zane Grey, and Louis L’Amour this story is full of western meat with just enough spice to make a delicious literary enchilada, sure to sate anyone. Action, love, lust, greed, gold and the wide-open spaces of an almost virgin Colorado wilderness, supply all the elements of a great story. When Duncan McKenzie returns after a ten-year absence, he knows what he wants but is at a loss as to how he would get it. Catherine (Cat, Autumn Sun) Evans is the girl he left behind but, as his time away proves, the only woman for him. Catherine is far from your average woman of the time. She has worked alongside the other hands on her father’s (one day to be hers) ranch. 1880 is the axis of the era forever known as the Wild West and forms the perfect stage for this missive. A redheaded vixen as heroine adds to the tale and serves as a beacon, weaving her way through the consternation.John Morgan finds gold on the Evan’s J bar C Ranch. He is determined to get the land, at whatever cost, and mine the gold. He hires Roy Walker to create havoc and force the sale of the desired land. Weekly serials in local papers, so as described in the story, were common. Most of Mark Twain’s novels started out this way. The Wild West was always a popular subject; even in the Wild West. I do, however, doubt that the descriptive adjectives employed by Jimmy Pennybaker, aka Pennyworth, aka Penny Dreadful in his epistle about the bounty hunter Duncan McKenzie would have appeared in print.This story should be classified as a Twenty-first Century classic and I’m sure many will agree with me.

  • Nancy Steinle gummel
    2019-02-14 10:00

    Tame a Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf is a typical good western. It was an easy read and I really liked it. Duncan Mackenzie walks back into Catherine's (AKAas Cat) almost 10 years after he walked out taking a piece of her heart. He returns to the ranch at a request from James, Cat's father, and because he wanted a change. James blackmails Duncan and Cat into getting married. Cat is secretly thrilled but worries what if Duncan runs off again. They are being threatened by Morgan and his hired gun who already has a death wish for Duncan. Can Cat's love convince Duncan to love again and can they save the ranch?

  • Ðawn
    2019-02-20 08:14

    I don't know why I read as far as I did. (50%)The writing is scatterbrained, immature,illogical and cliched.. the characters all unlikeable.The author was attempting to write angst and tension but only succeeded in making my head spin with the nonsense and lack of logic. She doesn't want a husband, yet caves so easily. She is mad at the H for leaving her heartbroken 10 years ago, yet she loves him, and trusts him not to leave again and will do anything to gain his love. WTF? He loves her strength and independence yet verbally beats her down to make her submissive "as a woman should be." We have what is supposed to be a strong heroine who is just a weak minded child paired with a hero who is a douchbag who left her ten years ago and waltz's back into her life to marry her.. forced to marry her. She stupidly still loves him and trusts him. The reasons for being forced to marry her are lame as well as his reasons for leaving her to begin with. He doesn't love her and bosses her around treating her like a piece of dirt. And she allows it.Why does the Indian chief care if the H loves her? Seems like it was important to him. But then he does nothing about it when the H says he doesn't? He allows him to marry her? I could rattle off a list of contradictions in this books, but truly I have no desire to, that's what an editor is for, and clearly this oneshould be given a good thrashing.I cannot continue this. I have been skimming for the last 20% hoping the h would grow a pair of balls and act as strong as the author is attempting her to be.If the above isn't enough, the OW BS just pushed me over the edge.Glad it was free. Deleted it off my kindle.

  • J.M.
    2019-02-14 14:57

    This is such a fun, sweet western romance! The romance between Catherine and Duncan is sweet and steamy. Cynthia always has a fun element of danger in her western historicals, and this one is no exception.Definitely worth a spot on your TBR shelf!

  • Mara
    2019-01-30 14:01

    Boring and contrived

  • Amanda
    2019-02-22 09:54

    Light hearted quick read.

  • Sumit
    2019-01-30 13:07

    Duncan and Catherine! Their story is awesome....

  • Siobhan
    2019-02-21 13:54

    I enjoyed this one much more than I anticipated.I admit that it is far from perfect. Very far, in fact. However, the story was extremely addictive. I found myself able to overlook the faults because I wanted to see where things were going. I wanted to know how it would end. Due to these two factors, there were moments in which I felt as though I could give four stars yet at the same time there were moments in which I felt as though it needed to be dropped down to two stars. Mostly, it was a three star read with the occasional flicker up and down.I’ll start by saying I haven’t read any western romances before. I haven’t read all that many romances, if I’m completely honest, but I’m trying to change that. In fact, I’ve probably read more pure romance novels in the last twelve months than I have in all the prior years of my life. I wouldn’t say I’ve become a romance addict or a true fan, but I appreciate the genre a lot more than I once did. I enjoy the genre more than I once did. As with every genre, you get the good and the bad along with those that sit in the middle. For me, this one sat somewhere in the middle. It’s enough to leave me wanting to read more in the western romance genre, but I won’t be going out of my way to do so instantly. I’m also happy to read some of the authors other works. After all, considering how this was a free book and it wasn’t the worst read ever, I’m happy to see what her other free books have to offer.I’m allowing the tangent to pull me along, though. My apologies!I’ll start with the inconsistencies in the read, as it’s best to get that out of the way. They weren’t so bad as to be screaming in your face with every turn of the page, but there were quite a few. Enough to be noticed, in short. If, like me, you find yourself pulled into the story they can be overlooked – but it doesn’t remove the fact that they are there. A good proofread and edit would have removed them. The biggest thing, in terms of inconsistency, though, was the characters. I know the changes in their behaviour was supposed to cause drama – yet they seemed to be on an almost chapter-by-chapter bipolar mood change. One chapter our leading lady was acting as though she was the strong independent woman and the next she was acting like a damsel in distress, only to flip back to strong independent woman again when it suited her. I know these changes were linked in with the story in some ways – yet it did bug me quite a bit.Still, the story was fun. I would have liked a bit more by way of action – it always seemed to be just out of reach, then whenever it came about it was gone too soon – but the story was a fun one. It kept me engaged, and I was curious to see how it would end.Overall, a decent enough read.

  • Denise Van plew
    2019-02-12 15:22

    Can anyone really do that do you suppose? I would think only if love was involved and it is not so much as tame but be of like mind and understand and take them and love them as they are. So in order to have that answered the title alone is intriguing and so into the story I went. I enjoy this author's books so either way I knew I was in a win win situation. Right away caught up in a stampede and who is in charge but a woman who is not afraid in the 1880's running a ranch but faced with some trouble. Catherine in the midst of all hears someone barking his own orders Duncan and she knows him well. Being late isn't getting on her good side either. Trouble has come to their lives and her father has asked for Duncan's help and little does anyone realize at first it is where he wants to be home. Having loved each other long ago but have grown over time and changed and Catherine has become such a strong willed spirit no one can match up in her eyes. But someone wants to take away their ranch and since no men for her and least of all Duncan. John wants to marry her since he can't buy it and Roy is helping for his own reasons and that is to get back at Duncan. Now though she has a very loving and cunning father-James and he has his own plan and that is to get them together to save the ranch. Marriage not in either of their minds oh ugh they might say but that is exactly what is in store. Gotta love it when will children ever learn got to wake up pretty early in morning to try and get one over a parent who knows and loves them well. The story carries you along through all the mishaps and attempts thrown at them. Humor at times that is comedy the interaction sometimes between the two as they match off. Love grows and builds even though Duncan thinks it doesn't exist and she did not want a man to begin with but the fire within them is enough to warm anyone with. The other characters in this story compliment it so well that you find yourself going from one escapade to another wondering have they won yet? Of course no decent story would be with out a climatic ending either and no disappointment here. Lovely epilogue also that has it's own bit of humor and lifts the spirits when done.

  • Orbs n Rings
    2019-02-09 11:18

    Perfect historical western. Hot, steamy and a quick read.This is the first western romance in a historical fiction format I have ever read, and a perfect one to start with. As Tame a Wild Heart is a sweet and fast paced story, even I could finish in one weekend. After finishing this book I was left thinking that I really must be missing something when it comes to westerns, at least when it comes to those written by Cynthia Woolf. Call her spirited, hot-headed or just plain thick sculled Catherine is a beautiful woman, and the type every man within the Creede, Colorado countryside wants for a wife. But she is not only wanted for her beauty, for she also is the daughter of James Evans and half owner of a large ranch, which includes a large parcel of land. But Catherine is already claimed, and not by any old ranch boy either, but by her best friend and long-lost beau. Here comes the man Duncan McKenzie who has now returned to the ranch after his bounty hunting and gunslinging have left him lonely and unfulfilled. He's back at the ranch but not on his own accord, as James has asked him to come home. You see the ranch is being plagued by a rash of problems which are being carried out by a bunch of unsavory characters and James feels Catherine can't handle this alone. But when Catherine learns what is really on her father's mind, she doesn't take to it lightly, at least not at first. I mean really, who could resist a dark-haired blue-eyed hunk of a man for very long when he is chasing you around. I know I couldn't. Whew! Not sure if this is the author's writing style but she certainly did not waste any time with introductions and the reader is thrown right into the center of the action from the start of this story. I didn't mind this at all as I do not like stories that start off slow and drag you along before anything happens. I found this to be the perfect western with just the right amount of hot romance, steamy enough to keep my glasses in a foggy state through quite a few chapters. I recommend this book to any gal out there looking for a hot steamy romance with a bit of historical fiction that makes for a quick read. You won't be disappointed.

  • Lady Raven RAVE!
    2019-01-30 15:00

    http://www.romancenoveljunkies.com / for book lovers and readers.4.5 starsBRIEF SUMMARYCatherine loves running her father's ranch in Creede, Colorado. However, they’ve been having problems recently that has resulted in stampedes, cattle dying, kidnapping, and revenge. This has ex- bounty hunter Duncan, returning to Creede, to the family that has raised him. Catherine has loved Duncan since she was a little girl, and even though she has loved him and he has returned, she figures she can manage the ranch just fine without him.THOUGHTSAll the ingredients that includes a spitfire daughter, a loving father, a sexy ex- bounty hunter, great characters, and rowdy neighbors, produces a good old fashion historical western that was enjoyable to read. The moment James, Catherine's father blackmailed his daughter and Duncan to marry each other to protect his land, sets the pace of the story. Both characters were lovable and kept my interest throughout the story. Catherine was a spitfire and could hold her own and Duncan was just your typical sexy country and western guy.With the explosion of characters, good and bad that the author gave us, was the added bonus needed for this book. Apart from the main characters of the story, I really enjoyed reading Tom and Beth’s characters. I found them to be one of the sweetest couples and I'm glad they found the help they needed from James, Catherine and Duncan. I also enjoyed Cassie's character; she was Catherine's good friend and neighbor. I also thought the epilogue was sweet and did all the characters that I love justice. If you enjoy westerns with the addition of an historical feel, then this would be the book to read.Storyline: GOODIntimacy: GOODEnjoyment: GOODhttp://www.romancenoveljunkies.com

  • Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
    2019-02-14 12:58

    You can find this review and more at Forever Book Lover.This story was filled with all those things that I love to find in a good western romance book: captivating plot, suspense, passion, strong family ties and tough as nails heroine and those tough, loyal and sexy cowboy!! Duncan was perfect to take on the strong willed Cat. Duncan has had enough with being a bounty hunter and he is ready to go back to the only home he has known. Cat and Duncan have a past, but little was uncovered to let the reader know the intensity of the relationship. It was funny to read that Duncan, kept saying that Cat's father, James was his best friend. It tend to make me think there was a huge age gap between Cat and Duncan, which wasn't the case.The ranch has been dealing with mishaps, as the story unfolds we find there are two villians one after the ranch and one after Duncan. I was able to keep pace but there were a few times I had to go back and re-read some sections as there were some parts with sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions. Overall, I very impressed with the writing skills of Cynthia Woolf and the storyline overall.I love the secondary characters, would like to see Cassie's story and that is the next book in the Wild Series, Tame A Wild Wind (Wild, #2). If you love a good romance western with just enough spice and drama, pick this one up, you won't regret it.

  • Vanessa Booke
    2019-02-17 13:18

    Tame a Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf is a historical romance set in Colorado in the 1880s. I enjoyed reading Woolf's romantic western but overall I felt that there were several missing pieces to the story. The beginning of the novel felt abrupt and choppy at times. I found it interesting that Catherine and Duncan had some prior history with one another but I felt like Woolf could've played it up a little more. I think it would've helped with the intimate moments between the two characters. As a reader I kind of felt thrown into the middle of the relationship from the beginning and at that point, I had no reason to care or desire for the two characters to be with one another. I do think Woolf did a great job with the book's overall tone and setting. The story line is good, I just think it needs some minor work. Overall, I enjoyed reading Woolf's Tame a Wild Heart, romantic westerns are my favorite.

  • Connie McElfresh
    2019-02-01 15:00

    This is a great read if you enjoy a western romance don't hesitate to read this book. It is part of s series but can be read as a stand alone without thinking your getting only half of the story. Highly recommend this author.

  • Florence
    2019-01-27 07:00

    A One sit read!! First Western Romance read..loved it, like author's style, will read more of her!

  • Cynthia
    2019-02-18 09:53

    This was an audio that pulled me in it is full of danger, mystery and overcoming the lose of the one who walked away. There is nothing like your first and only love walking away breaking your heart that is so strong you vow to never love again. This is the first book I have listen/read of Ms. Woolf's I enjoyed it so much I found a few more at a bargain and bought them as well. I loved the love/hate going on with this couple, along with the plot, the characters are strong, they fight hard and love even harder. The author gives you some pretty heated scenes but stays in the guidelines of the values from that time period. This was a time when a person word meant something, promise were kept and a man stood beside his word. I totally enjoyed this audio.Catherine fell in love with Duncan when she was but a child at age 16 he got on his horse and rode out of her life. She watched him leave with tears in her eyes swearing never to love again. That day changed her she started living only for the ranch her heart grew cold it turned to stone. She began hard as she took on the ranch she had a will of iron no one or nothing would get in her way. She kept this vow until the day Duncan walked by in her life 10 years later when trouble and danger comes to the ranch with one man demanding she marry him who has plans of his own. She is strong, with a will of steal, stubborn, bullhead and ready to take on the world and the man trying to push her off her land. She will not give in nor will she sale and she sure isn't going to get married. Her father has other ideas as he calls Duncan home to help with the trouble. Marry? Duncan? Is her father crazy? This is not going to happen, no way no how.......Duncan left years ago leaving behind the only girl he would ever love. She was to young and he knew if he stayed she would be his. He could not do that to her father the only man who had taken him in and help raise him. He would not repay this kind man by deflowering his daughter so he ran and started a new life. He has changed grow cold, hard with the life he is leading. He has never forgotten the young lady who turned his world upside down. When he gets the summons to return home to help. The ranch is in danger along with Catherine there is no way he can turn his back. He comes home to find all he ever wanted on one little ranch and the women of his dreams could be his. If he can only talk the bullheaded women in agreeing to marry him. Love well he isn't so sure about that. He might just find that as Catherine gives him a run for his money that she is the only women he has or will ever love.Her father I believe has always wanted these two to marry. As danger comes to his ranch he puts his plans into action. He isn't taking any chances as he throws in a few twist of his own that leaves two peoples world spinning. One is all for it and the other say no way in hell. This man shows what a true father should be. Caring. loving and wanting the best for those he loves. He is as strong willed as his daughter guess she got that natural. Lia Frederick did an outstanding job of narration she has a wonderful voices that adds much to this audio. She put a lot of emotion in to each characters voice you had no problem knowing what they were feeling. There was no background noise, no breaks taken that you could tell. You had no trouble knowing who was talking and what sex they were. She gives life to the landscape around so you can picture it in your mind. You heart breaks at each twist the author gives you with the impact the narrator puts on this audio. The audio flow was smooth and even which made it a wonderful listen.What made this story for me was the strong will and bullheadedness of these who people neither giving in. Feelings that last a lifetime through many changes as two people get to know each other again. Both have grown cold, hard but still have a soft place for the other. The pull is still strong even after all these years. There is mystery and things are not always as you see them. Just as you think you have a handle on the plot the author twists them. I loved the suspense, the danger and the back and forward baiting of Catherine and Duncan. The Indian chief stole my heart with his wisdom and caring ways. Both Catherine and Duncan are strong willed neither willing to give in. The detail the author and narrator give of things around them is outstanding. The heartbreak you feel all the way to your heart as it breaks for them over their lost and trials.The only thing missing for me would have been a little more detail of the earlier years. I would have loved to have gotten to know them as young teens. Maybe learned a little more about how Duncan and her father came to be with the saving of his life. It does not take away from the story just something I would have liked to know more of. For me this was a well told story that kept me listening. I found things I needed to do around the home so I could listen longer. The author gives you wonderful characters with a well thought out plot. I thought this was well written along with a wonderful narrator which made this a winning story for me. If you love westerns love stories from long ago with all the trails of making a living with the danger it brings this is the author and the book for you. I cannot wait to start another audio by this author and narrator.

  • Susan Jenkins (Tely)
    2019-01-29 15:12

    Catherine and Duncan have a history, only some of which we're given a glimpse of. They each have their own demons. I would have liked to know a bit more about whatever happened to Duncan when he first left the ranch. Some of the situations are just sketchy. Even in the old West, if you were kidnapped, the sheriff could do something about it. Story was predictable, but well written.

  • Lisa
    2019-01-22 08:00

    Like another reviewer I was put off total enjoyment by the multiple inconsistencies and editing errors. However, I still finished the book and enjoyed it for what it was, a fluffy, lighthearted romance read.

  • Jane
    2019-01-30 12:07

    Just finished, super cute.

  • Nhys Glover
    2019-02-17 13:22

    Tame a Wild Heart is a well written cowboy romance that very much reflects the post-civil war period in the West as I imagined it would have been. Just lately I seem to be going through a phase where everything I read is set in this era.The hero, Duncan McKenzie, returns to a ranch he left ten years before. In the interim years Duncan has become a bounty hunter, but doesn’t much like the life, so when his old friend asks him to return to the ranch and offers up his daughter in marriage so that the black-hearted neighbour can’t get his hands on her, he’s happy to oblige. Cat was an appealing fifteen year old when he left, (because things were heating up between them,) and in the ten years since, she hasn’t lost any of her appeal. She turns out to be a great kisser too, which sweetens the pot. And because she was crushing on this guy ten years ago, it doesn’t take much to have Cat agreeing to this marriage as well.There were a lot of secondary characters that fill this book out so that you get the full feel for the era, even down to Indians and a couple who are illegally sold part of Cat’s father’s land and they’re allowed to stay on because they haven’t got the money to go anywhere else. So I liked the fullness of the story, I was happy with the writing, although it could do with a bit of an edit in places, but it didn’t quite hit the spot for me. And I think the reason was that the romantic couple just weren’t real enough. I couldn’t engage with them. I kept thinking that it would have worked better if the story had started just before young Duncan left the ranch. The dynamic could have been established immediately as the young guy finds himself too attracted to his friend’s young daughter, who follows him around until she finally seduces him into kissing her. Maybe then I would have felt some tension when he comes back. But instead there are two people with a history we’re told about, rather than actually see, who fall too easily into marriage when blackmailed into it by dad. Don’t get me wrong, the sexual sparks between these two are well-written and enjoyable; and I particularly liked the penny dreadful story of Duncan’s adventures as a bounty hunter. That gave the me a wonderful insight into his personality and life. I just wasn’t all that into them as people, and for me that is why I read romance, to meet and fall in love with the characters. And though the story was interesting, it just left me kind of flat. But I would still recommend this book to anyone who likes cowboy romance.

  • Paula Binder
    2019-02-20 11:56

    I enjoyed the read, mostlyIt was easy to get lost in Tame A Wild, the story flowed very well. I enjoyed reading about a not so helpless Catherine, arguing and fussing against her father. Fortunately Duncan was stubborn enough to hold his own with her. Her father, James was a hard brick, but truly loved his daughter and their ranch, which meant everything to them both. Cat had always loved Duncan, but didn't want two give in when her father demanded that they marry. She had been somewhat overindulged as a motherless child, and wanted desperately to prove that she could and would work as hard and well as a man, so didn't need a husband. When threats to the ranch as well as their very lives started getting very real, James insisted that they marry very soon to save both the ranch and Catherine from a horrible fate.I was easily swept into this quite believable story, it was a joy to read except for a few wrong homonyms, such as bread for bred. Animals aren't bread. There were a few other minor errors that annoyed my sense of English, but not enough to kill the story for me completely. Shame that no Editor caught any of the grammatical errors, they really do detract from a good story. That's the only reason I removed a star.I also enjoyed seeing a few historical cameos, but I think I missed reading the year in which the story began. I might go back to the beginning and check as I may have missed that.Great story, poor editing. For a librarian's daughter, that is just unacceptable.

  • Heather
    2019-01-28 11:16

    This was my first read by this author and I have to say I did enjoy it. The characters were easy to like and in some cases dislike. Catherine has loved Duncan all of her life. He was older than her, but to her it didn't matter. She was heartbroken when he left. She is older, wiser and stronger now and she does not need a man...especially Duncan! Duncan left years ago to avoid taking advantage of a young and vulnerable Catherine. He became a bounty hunter and made a good living at it. James, Catherine's father and his good friend, has called him back home to help with a matter with their land.James demands that Duncan marry Catherine. Their land is threatened to be taken over by John Morgan by means of marriage to Catherine and the only way to stop him is if Catherine is already married. This story takes us through the journey of Cat and Duncan discovering each other again and finding love. There is plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep the story interesting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Carol
    2019-02-06 13:02

    This book was quite a pleasant read. It was reasonably well written with an engaging storyline. There were a couple of things which bothered me a little. First was the constantly switching viewpoints. I love novels with multiple viewpoints but I much prefer when they are clearly separated. Either one viewpoint per chapter or even having breaks within a chapter when you switch to another character's point of view. Switching too often with no clear warning is a little confusing, not to mention jarring. Also, there was the story in the newspaper that Catherine read. I really didn't need the story written out for me. It was far too long. I found it really dull and ended up skipping over it. Also, I spent most of the book confused about who Alice was. Maybe it was explained and I missed it but I only found out who she was right at the very end. Catherine was a little annoying with her tendency to keep running off even though she knew she was in danger. The characters could use a little more depth but it wasn't too bad.Having said that, it was a decent enough book and worth a read.

  • Bigedsgirl1
    2019-02-20 11:04

    I received the Tamed series boxed set from the author in exchange for an honest review. This book is the first title of that series, but can be read as a stand alone without any cliffhangers. Let me just start by saying that I have become a fan of Ms. Woolf's awesome storytelling and her ability to create unforgettable characters that a reader can emotionally connect with. Duncan and Catherine are two such characters; they each have very strong, stubborn, loyal, and bigger than life personalities that often clash with each other but there is never any doubt of the love between them. A love which enables them to stand together and conquer all dangers to, not only their love, but their very lives. After reading this book along with the rest of the Tamed series, I would recommend purchasing the boxed set; although each title can be read as a stand alone story, once you've read one, I promise you'll want to read them all.

  • Diana
    2019-02-02 10:11

    She is devastated by his absence and changed from the adoring, naive young girl she was. However, on his return she soon realises that she still loves him. On his part, he has had a longing for something out of reach. When he is called back yo the ranch, he realises that it is really home- even after an absence of 10 years. This story, has the message that you can always go home, it's never too late to find the ones who once lived you. Descriptions of the wild untamed land blend with sensuous description of the relationship of two strong characters. Another, aspect of the story is realistic- they both need to work hard at the relationship. Despite expecting the other to change, their realisation that love is strong enough, overcomes all obstacles. And makes for an exciting life.

  • Deborah
    2019-01-25 15:05

    A great light read. A western romance book isn't my most read genre and I enjoyed the change. Great character development and I am loving the ranch settings for books. Catherine and Duncan Both change so much during this book they both seem to go from being strong independent individuals and through the course of the book we get to seem to them fall in love with each other and learn to work together and of course being a romance fall in love. I also liked the side characters that are added to the story as the book progresses. I also enjoyed the fact that it can be read as a stand alone, something I have difficulty finding as books that seem to grab my attention seem to almost always be series.

  • Annie
    2019-01-30 12:05

    This tale of reunited love was my introduction to this author. In an interesting twist, Duncan and Catherine, who had loved each other 10 years ago, had to be emotionally blackmailed into marriage.The reason for the 3 stars is because:1) It would have been nice to get more of a back story about how Duncan, who was 13 years old at the time, managed to save the life of Catherine's father in the Civil War.2) I normally like strong women but I found that Catherine was too reckless with her safety. She kept going off on her own, even after being kidnapped, being caught in an explosion that ended up causing her to miscarry her baby and after Duncan's ex was badly beaten and mutilated.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-08 11:14

    Tame A Wild Heartby Cynthia Woolf Goodreads AuthorCatherine was a very young girl when her father took in Dunacan to raise. He left the ranch when Catherine was 16 years old. Duncan returned some 10 years later. Catherine's fathertrusted Duncan with his land and his daughter. The story is of the old west, bad guys and an indian tribe that live near them. There is an interesting mix of troubles in their lives. This story keeps the pages moving,as you uncover the love of the characters and how they help and protect each other.The care they have for each other is heartwarming. A must read.