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Dancing in the Moonlight: A Cowboys of Cold Creek romance (The Cowboys of Cold Creek Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

RaeAnne Thayne
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews)

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Book Description

LIEUTENANT MAGDALENA CRUZ HAD COME HOME…

But it wasn't the way she'd envisioned her return. And though all she wanted was to be alone, infuriatingly handsome Dr. Jake Dalton—of the enemy Daltons—wouldn't cooperate. And she needed him to, because the walls around her heart were dangerously close to crumbling every time he came near….

Jake had spent most of his life trying to get closer to Maggie, with little to show for it. But she was the woman he'd always wanted, and no injury in the world could change that. Now if only he could convince her that the woman who stood before him was beautiful, desirable, whole…and meant to be his….



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  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Special Editon (April 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BNRHIS6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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203 of 206 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the overwhelming lengths love can overcome September 22, 2009
By Jenn
Format:Kindle Edition
RaeAnne Thayne has written an unconventional tale with familiar overtones. Dancing in the Moonlight is a continuance of her Cold Creek series and brings us Maggie Cruz - an Army nurse, stationed in Afghanistan. After receiving a life changing injury, she is forced to return home - a home that is now unfamiliar to her. When she meets Dr. Jake Dalton the story begins to heat up, but many uncertainties remain for Maggie. With her leg now gone - and using a prosthesis - how can he possibly be interested in an intimate relationship? At first, she believes she will be nothing more than a patient of Dr. Dalton, but as the story unfolds, we learn the strength of human nature and its willingness to overcome all obstacles. This is a wonderfully heart warming story that showcases the strength of true love. The book reminded me a lot like JoAnna Wylde's memorable novel Price of Freedom: Price of Freedom in that both books show the overwhelming lengths love can overcome. I highly recommend them both.
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101 of 103 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We are more than just the limbs that support us October 3, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I read the Kindle edition in one day and really enjoyed it... and it was a free book. Can't beat that! My one complaint is the title is so misleading, it does the book a disservice.

Magdalene Cruz is a former soldier/nurse who loses a foot in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Her amputation is from the knee down. Leaving Walter Reed hospital with her prosthesis, a broken heart and broken engagement to a surgeon, Maggie goes back home to her family's ranch in Idaho to recuperate. She goes with the intention of hiding out while she comes to terms with her lot in life, but when she arrives she finds her feisty 5-foot tall widowed mother running their ranch all by herself, having recently lost her right-hand man. Maggie knows she needs to quit feeling sorry for herself and pitch in. The little bits of Spanish dialogue between Maggie and her Mom, were very realistic and enjoyable for me, as I speak the language. I could completely relate to how we talk to each other, like all moms and daughters in any language. I chuckled at their interaction several times.

Maggie quickly encounters a childhood friend, Jake Dalton, who is the town Doctor, and has always had a thing for her. She wants to be left alone but he makes a pest of himself, worrying about her pain. He is such a good person, and a hottie to boot, she has to work at staying angry with him.

Although the plot line is predictable, it is written well, and the characters are engaging and totally likeable. I didn't realize this was in the romance genre until the end, which I don't usually read. I'm glad I didn't know that, as I find most of them superficial. This is more...it is not a sad depressing read, there is wit and humor here as well, and it does show us that there is more to our spirit than just what our limbs hold together, and that if we're given another chance at life, we have to grab it.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book. March 17, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have nothing but great things to say about this book. The storyline is outstanding and very inspirational. Once you read this book you ll view love in a more meaningful light. I ll recommend this work to any and every that wants to better understand life s positives.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did I get a different book than everyone else? November 15, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was not a quaint and loveable read. It was terrible. This is the first book in many, many years I couldn't finish, and believe me, in my line of work I've read a lot of crap.

The book had a lot of potential...the hero was sweet and kind (the best kind in my opinion). However, the heroine was whiny. I understand she was hurt and she's adjusting to a MAJOR life change. However, during the entire book (what I read of it anyway--about 93% on the Kindle...but I also skimmed HUGE sections, mostly everytime it went to the heroine's POV), she whined about two things she needed to let go of. It was not the hero's fault her father died. Even before the grand revelation near the end that her father's own stubborness had caused his death, she should have been mature enough to know that Jake (the hero) was not responsible and she needed to let the grudge go. Second, it seemed she was the one who couldn't accept her amputation, therefore, she was using it as an excuse for why he wouldn't accept her. As I said before, I understand feelings of not being whole, however, I didn't get the strong vibe the author was trying to portray by her doing things she had no business doing, or her constantly feeling sorry for her. It seemed to me like a giant pity party...not that she'd matured and accepted fate.

She didn't deserve him.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Lovestory February 9, 2011
By Alice V
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I normally don't read anything to do with westerns, cowboys, ranch-living, etc but Maggie's background in the Army enticed me to read the summary and then, the book. I loved this book from beginning to end. Brought me close to tears a few times and the characters were well developed. Loved it so much that I am going to read more from this brilliant writer!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read July 21, 2009
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The story of Jake and Maggie was very well told. Ms. Thayne obviously did her research into the physical, emotional, and a psychological problem faced by person's who loose a limb as well as those who care for them. Too often I find works dealing with such issues fail to integrate the problem seamlessly into the story line. Not so with this work. With few exceptions the thoughts and actions of both Jake and Maggie were believable, consistent and realistic. This was an enjoyable read. I am looking forward to reading more works by Ms. Thayne.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Went on and on to its very predictable conclusion. Glad I didn't pay for it. Not my type of book I guess
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5.0 out of 5 stars A soldier's bravery to accept being romance!!
What an amazing story of one woman's bravery to face her fears upon returning home from a war she didn't want to be in. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best romantic books I've read!
Truly one of the best books I've read in a long time. I purchased this book never reading the author's work before and this book is a keeper. I have read it over and over again. Read more
Published 25 days ago by romancegirl1963
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and believable romance
I love seeing characters that have realistic flaws, but pull through with love anyway. This author captures that perfectly and I found myself flowing by the end of the story to see... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kassdiamond
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Great! This was a good short story. Makes me want to read about the other brothers and their stories. Good read.
Published 1 month ago by Nicole M. Fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching
Great read. A one night must. I was excited to read it - the characters were developed well. Well worth the time.
Published 1 month ago by Kcwonan1
2.0 out of 5 stars slow, dragged on
Ok, typical but did not hold my attention. Almost would say it was boring. I don't care about reading another.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Loved the story line and characters. Very interesting reading and enjoyed it a lot. Had to get the other books.
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including four RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews magazine. RaeAnne loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com.

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