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A Match Made In Texas (The Diamondback Ranch Original Series, Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Anne Marie Novark
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Book Three: The Diamondback Ranch Original Series
Contemporary Western Romance Novel
51,000 words/220 pp
Heat Index: Hot and Steamy

AUTHOR'S WARNING: This is the hotter and sexier version of A Match Made In Texas. The love scenes are steamier and more graphic. For a sweeter read, check out A Match Made In Texas in The Diamondback Ranch Sweeter Series.


When Austin McCade's wife dies, a vital part of him dies, too. The sexy single dad devotes himself to his motherless daughter and his work on the Diamondback Ranch. For twelve years, he ignores life and women . . . until a new pretty schoolteacher moves to town.

From the moment Theresa Rogers arrives in Salt Fork, Texas, people warn her about the lonely widower. He's a hopeless case, a lost cause. But Theresa sees beneath the crusty exterior of the man to the deep emotions and his enduring loyalty. Can she pierce the impenetrable wall surrounding his broken heart? Will she be able to vanquish the ghost who keeps him from loving again?


Theresa cleared her throat. "Um, would you like to come in? There's coffee. It's fresh."

He shouldn't stay. He should get the hell out of Dodge. "Sure, why not." Removing his Stetson, Austin stepped across the threshold, brushing against her as he passed. The heat from her body nearly scorched him.

She closed the door and stood with her hand on the knob, facing him. She bit her bottom lip, worrying it with her teeth.

Austin wondered if she regretted inviting him in. Had it been on impulse? Did she realize how attractive and appealing he found her? Did she know she was playing with fire?

He was fast losing the battle raging inside of himself. He wanted this woman. He didn't want to think of the reasons he should keep his hands off her. He was a man. She was a woman. A very desirable woman.

Moving closer, he stared down at her and tipped her chin up. "I don't think either of us really wants coffee."

"What do you want?" Her voice sounded husky. Reminding him of darkened rooms, fluffy pillows.

Austin pulled her into his arms. "Only this." He took her mouth in a searing kiss . . .

Books In This Series (5 Books)
Complete Series

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Author

    by Anne Marie Novark

    Book One:  The Doctor Wears a Stetson
    Book Two:  The Cowboy's Surrender
    Book Three:  A Match Made in Texas

    Book Four: Lone Star Heartbreaker
    Book Five: The Cowgirl's Secret

    A Match Made in Texas
    is the third book in my Diamondback Ranch Series featuring the four McCade brothers--Dallas, Cameron, Austin, and Tyler--and their sister, Tori. I set the books in the rugged ranch land of the Texas Panhandle where I visited my grandparents on their farm every summer as a kid growing up. They're gone now, but the memories live on.

    Remember: Life's too short NOT to love a Texan!

    From the Back Cover

    Look for the sweeter versions of these books in The Diamondback Ranch Sweeter Series!!!

    Product Details

    • File Size: 761 KB
    • Print Length: 220 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482752603
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004PLNP2K
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Not Enabled
    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,696 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!!!!!! March 23, 2011
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    I love this series i cant wait for the rest of the families stories to come!!! its a great romance book it follows along with the other two books in the series. you could read it alone but i like to start at the beginning of the series when i read books so i am going to request that you start at the beginning you wont be disappointed the books are all heartfelt,the author carries the story really well threw all of them. I couldnt wait to hear adams story. and i love his daughter kelsey she is a matchmaker just like her grandmother. i didnt really know how she was going to write this one because in the first two books adam was so brokenhearted over his wifes death but she did a great job and i think anyone would enjoy it. the love scenes are great too. happy reading!!!
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Review April 25, 2013
    By Flowers
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    This is book 3 of 4. Obviously I have read the first 3. All the males are alpha, arrogant, egotistical and all the books start with the males wanting a female for only a one night stand. All the men in this series (as of book 3) have series 'commitment' issues. None want to commit. In books 1 and 2 the females was strong and sassy. They stood up to the males, gave as good as they receive.

    Now in book 3 the male was widowed, his wife having died in childbirth. The deceased wife was the 'love of his life', first love, childhood sweethearts, mother of his child and after 12 years was still mourning her and declaring to every female he had sex with that he was not in for anything except sex as he had already had love and no one would ever replace her.

    On a personal note I have to say that if a male told me that I would have to say well OK, hi and bye.

    The female takes one look at the male and is in love with him, no kiss, no handshake, no hug, nothing but a look. The male was rude and a total jerk to her throughout the entire book and she took it. It was only about the 7 pages from the end in which the female is leaving to go spend Christmas with her parents and she is being flown by the jerks brother and the plane crashes that jerk thinks - oh I love her, nothing can happen to her I can't live without her. So he rescues her, his daughter and his brother where the female promptly tells him that she loves him and passes out. When she wakes up he tells her he loves her but his first wife will always be his first love and then he asked her to marry him and of course she said yes.

    Now I was just not feeling the love in this story, it just didn't hold you. I was actually speed reading pages just so I could finish the book and go on to something else. This book did not hold my interest and it didn't make me feel good about them either.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars April 30, 2013
    If you love books with whiny, meddling, spoiled teenager girls, a jerk of a main male character and a naive female character... this book is for you. Good luck.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Did not like Austin!! September 4, 2012
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    I loved the two previous books. I was excited to read about Austin. He was the biggest $$%%%^ through the whole book. He redeemed himself at the very end of the book. I think he was a little too late. I would have never forgiven him. I am going to read about Tyler next. I hope I don't want to kill him like I did Austin.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars good story August 10, 2011
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    This was a good story with likable characters. The tension was good between the antagonists although it would have been better to be less physical, adults shouldn't be so out of control.

    Editing and formatting were fine.
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    5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of the three May 4, 2011
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    This was the third book I've read by this author. I've also read 'The Doctor Wears a Stetson' and 'The Cowboy's Surrender'-- all feature different brothers in the same family. I think this is my favorite of the three, although they were different and I liked each one on its own merits, too. I'm a sucker for the tortured hero, and this one certainly had that.

    The writing is good, and the plot and pacing are good, too. As with the first two, the early encounters between the MCs seem a little too steamy to be real--esp. the one with the doctor (I'd have preferred those to be more in their heads and less physical), but all in all the romances are good and the books have been enjoyable. If you are looking for a fast, fun read with some definite sizzle, and you don't mind sex out of wedlock (a minus for me personally) these are for you.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable, but no party hats. August 16, 2014
    By Marita
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    I liked this book. It's not going to be the talk of the water cooler. It's just cute and quick and reasonably satisfying. Although there are parts at the end where his author insults the intelligence of her reader, with a plot too contrived for even this lover of melodrama. Still, a good read. Worth the price of admission.
    Read my stuff, too!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 11, 2014
    By Staci
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great series loved them all
    Published 2 days ago by Deborah Clark
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Published 20 days ago by wilhelm.
    5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
    Published 23 days ago by cheryl parsell
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I love reading her books.
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars ... moments of going on but it was still a good read and enjoyed it
    This book had its moments of going on but it was still a good read and enjoyed it.
    Published 1 month ago by beth
    5.0 out of 5 stars Austin Hottie
    The 3rd book in The Diamondback Ranch series doesn't disappoint. It's full of love, denial, love and denial mixed with hope. Romance at it's best. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
    I love this book its perfect I'm out of sexy heat as well as adventure
    Published 2 months ago by Donna Baggerly
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    A very good read!
    Published 2 months ago by sam
    5.0 out of 5 stars the Diamondback ranch series
    These are the best series. Very good you cry and laugh nice. Wholesome yet sexy too. Very sexy love it
    Published 2 months ago by Richelle M. Soto
    5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME writer, AWESOME story
    I have read every book in this series and can not wait to see if she adds any more. AWESOME writer, AWESOME story!
    Published 3 months ago by GAP1962
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    Anne Marie is a Texas girl, born and raised. Romance is her passion. She loves to read and write about men and women falling in love, overcoming life's obstacles, and living happily ever after. She writes spicy Contemporary Western novels as well as Regency Historicals.

    Married to her high school sweetheart, Anne Marie and her husband spend their leisure time working (actually playing) in the yard and renovating their 1956 custom-built house on two one-acre lots in the middle of the city. They have two grown children, three white rabbits, two mischievous cats, and one sweet puppy dog.

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