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Taken by the Cowboy [Kindle Edition]

Julianne MacLean
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Former bounty hunter, expert gunslinger, and the toughest sheriff Dodge City has ever known, Truman Wade is a real man from the tip of his black Stetson right down to his spurs and leather boots. He’s never met his match in a gunfight, but he’s never met a gorgeous, gutsy woman from the twenty-first century either…

Newly single after a rocky breakup with her self-absorbed fiancé, newspaper columnist Jessica Delaney crashes her car in a lightning storm and soon finds herself dodging bullets in the Wild West. Before the night is out, she’s tossed in jail for a murder she didn’t commit, and if things don’t seem complicated enough, the impossibly handsome sheriff in charge of her arrest has danger written all over him - and a sexy swagger to die for. Jessica knows she needs to get home, but when Sheriff Wade’s enticing touch sets her passions on fire, she begins to wonder if fate has other plans for her, and soon she must choose between the life she longs for in the future… and the greatest love she’s ever known.

This book also includes bonus content:
An excerpt from MARRIED BY MIDNIGHT by Julianne MacLean
An excerpt from WILD MONTANA SKY by Debra Holland

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 15 historical romance novels, including her popular American Heiress series published by Avon/Harper Collins, and her recent Highlander Trilogy, published by St. Martin’s Press. She is a three-time RITA finalist with Romance Writers of America, a two-time winner of the Bookseller’s Best Award, and winner of a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for her novel LOVE ACCORDING TO LILY.

“Julianne MacLean's writing is smart, thrilling, and sizzles with sensuality!”—Elizabeth Hoyt, bestselling author of Notorious Pleasures

“You can always count on Julianne MacLean to deliver ravishing romance that will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning.” – Teresa Medeiros, bestselling author of Goodnight Tweetheart

“She is just and all around wonderful writer, and I look forward to reading everything she writes.” – Natasha Smith, Romance Junkies

"MacLean enchants readers. Her special spark and brand of sensuality mark her rise to the top." - -Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Bookclub

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About the Author

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of 15 historical romances, including The Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular American Heiress series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction under the pseudonym E.V. Mitchell, and her most recent release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was an Amazon bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

Product Details

  • File Size: 388 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
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  • Publisher: Julianne MacLean (June 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055UIYBM
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy Read June 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This makes for great summer reading! I love Truman, the cowboy hero of the story. The way he moves and walks and talks. He is super sexy. The chemistry between the couple is thick as June bugs in summer. ;) Her crazy experiences and modern vision make for clever writing. Her 2011 voice and thoughts are a fun contrast to the Wild West.

This is a super fun, super hot book! I highly recommend.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun and sexy June 21, 2011
By M. Dana
Format:Kindle Edition
I always loved the author, but this is my favorite book of hers so far. The perfect fun and sexy read. This should definitely be in your beach bag this summer!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Plot, Bad Characters November 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Jessica never knew what hit her when she was suddenly tossed back to 1881 Dodge City Kansas. Suddenly, she is being tossed in jail for a crime she didn't commit and there is something about that sexy Sheriff, Truman, that makes her not mind the bars quite so much.

I really liked the plot of this book, not saying that it isn't clichéd at times and often predictable, but I liked how it moved so quickly and not a moment of the plot was boring. If this was a movie it would be moving so fast you would miss something if you took a potty break. Now as much as I liked that, this writing style really made the characters suffer. Neither Jessica or Truman are very deep and other than their physical attraction I don't honestly know why they love each other. Don't get me wrong, they are both very likable characters but there is just no depth to them. Even when Truman is trying to tow that standard romance line of not wanting love, only wanting sex, it only lasts for about 4 sentences. Towards the end when they are inevitably separated, a scene that should have been moving, dramatic and heart wrenching, but instead the author leaves the the scene out all together. Even at the very end when the inevitable bun shows up in the over, Truman doesn't even seem to care, he just acknowledges that he is going to be a father one of these days and that's that.

If you are looking for a lighter book this is for you, but as much as I liked Truman and Jessica I want more than congeniality in my characters. But because of the enjoyable plot, likable, if thin, characters and the humor I give this:

3 stars.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed September 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading Ms. Maclean's "Captured by the Highlander" book, I was eager for more of her storytelling and purchased "Taken by the Cowboy." I hate to write bad reviews, but was very disappointed that this book didn't measure up to the previous one mentioned. Writing style was awkward and love scenes seemed forced and dispassionate. The main male character seemed too much like a John Wayne caricature rather than a "real" person. Several times I considered just closing the book and quitting. The ending of the story was the saving grace with a neat little twist at the end, making up for some of the disappointment. I have a hard time understanding why this book was rated so high and even with the low price, I honestly would consider this book not worth the money. If you haven't read Captured by the Highlander, buy that one instead. It was an enjoyable, well-written romance.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, engaging read. July 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What a fun book! Time travel, stilettos, and a hunky hero from the Wild, Wild West. I really wish there were more books like this out there right now.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoking Read December 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What a story. So hard to put this one down. I have never read anything like this one. To be tossed back in to the past; the same world but different. 100% different. To share something wonderful and different and then have it reaped away at one min. Oh, this is a lovely Romance, I recommend it to any one who love's hot, and smoking cowboy's and enjoys romance books.
I would tell you more, but this review seems hard with out telling you spoilers. I so don't want to do that...
So pick it up and give it a read. I'm sure you will love it as much as I did.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More plot holes than Swiss cheese! March 4, 2013
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I really wanted to like this book but it had more plot holes than I could accept. The time travel was hokey enough but when the author decided to (SPOILER ALERT) sum it up with reincarnation I couldn't wait to delete the book from my library.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yeehaw! January 5, 2012
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I don't read much time travel but I learned long ago that you can't go wrong with Julianne MacLean and this book is no different.

When a lightning storm and a hydroplaning accident propel Jessica into 1881 Dodge City, she soon finds herself in a pickle: both accused and lauded as the killer of an outlaw and earning her own moniker of June Bug Jess. Add in a sexy Sheriff who locks her up her first night in town and sparks fly!

A unique, sexy take on one of my favourite genres - western romance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed reading this. It was good.
Published 6 days ago by bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Time travel O yea!
I love time travel books, this is a good one. You will love the ending!
Published 17 days ago by sandee Hartsock
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 18 days ago by Sherri
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot sheriff
Very interesting take on getting in trouble in more than one way while on a time travel expedition. Great way to tie the whole story together. A great read, really enjoyed it.
Published 22 days ago by Lorie van gorp
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!!<3
I loved the book. I actually felt like I was in the book. I cried when I learned that I was almost done with the book. I believe that you should make it a series! Read more
Published 24 days ago by kimis
4.0 out of 5 stars Taken by the Cowboy
I thought it was good reading
I would tell other to read this book
it keeps you wanting to read
Published 28 days ago by reba henry
2.0 out of 5 stars Two and a half stars
Not a great read but pleasant. It certainly is not a complex love story and extremely far fetched but if you are looking for a mindless read it fits the bill.
Published 2 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun time travel romance
I really enjoyed this sort but fun book. Some other reviewers claimed that the characters lacked substance but I disagree. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Diva
3.0 out of 5 stars Had Good Potential
I liked the book but it didn't quite get the chemistry right which is paramount for me in a Time Travel Romance book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jcmulligan
4.0 out of 5 stars but I did like this one
A decent read. I'm not too into time travel, but I did like this one.
Published 2 months ago by Book Lover
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More About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author, Julianne MacLean came to the romance genre after completing a degree in English literature from the University of King's College in Nova Scotia. She fell in love with some of the classic romances - Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice - and after a brief stint as a federal government auditor, decided to try her hand at becoming a modern day romance writer.

She is a three time Rita Finalist and winner of numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers Choice Award, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the Greater Detroit Romance Writers Booksellers' Best Award, and has sold over 1.2 million books in North America alone.

She is a devoted wife and mother, and loves to travel. She has lived in New Zealand and Ottawa, and is now settled happily in Nova Scotia, while working on her latest book.

Please visit her website for more information and be sure to sign up for her mailing list to stay informed about new releases, and to be included in her monthly giveaway of an autographed book.

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