Spotlight & Review: How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler

How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn & Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

Against all odds, the Sorentino sisters saved their family’s rundown New Mexico ranch, but the youngest has a dream that just may ruin their hard-earned peace–unless a certain sexy cowboy lawyer changes her mind. . .

Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she’s grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby’s daddy, go to night college–and hide her plan to escape tiny Catcher Creek. She’s also stopped dreaming of happily ever after–except in the case of gorgeous, rugged, Santa Fe native Matt Roenick. Too bad the oil rights attorney acts like he barely knows she’s alive. . .

Matt knows only too well that Jenna’s alive–in fact, she’s driving him crazy with desire. But Matt’s got his reasons for resisting her. And when her son’s father shows up, those reasons multiply. Trouble is, Jenna’s secrets are more complicated than he imagined, and forgetting her isn’t as easy as he’d hoped. Matt knows life can be messy as hell. For Jenna, maybe it’s time he got dirty. . .

Perfection! How to Rope A Real Man had everything I look for in a great story! I loved the interactions between the characters and the story was well written and flowed easily. There was danger, suspense, emotion and sizzling romance.

Jenna has her life all mapped out and the plan is to finish her degree in a few weeks and skip town. She is convinced this is the only way to protect her son. The town she lives in is so narrow minded and Jenna figures its only a matter of time before the small town knows her secret. And then she meets Matt. Matt is everything she would want in a man, if she wanted a man. Matt doesn’t get involved with single moms. He has had his heart broken too many times. When this has not worked out in the past, he not only loses the relationship, he loses the family too. Matt wants nothing more than to be a dad. Matt and Jenna’s seem to connect on every other level. Jenna knows one night with Matt would blow her mind and Matt knows one night with Jenna would never be enough. When they do come together they nearly burn up the sheets as their passion explodes. Jenna and Matt both fall hard for each other quick. Jenna still has to get out of town, and when her son’s father comes back into town, she might have to leave sooner than she thought. Jenna’s priority is protecting her son, and she will stop at nothing to keep him safe. Jenna and Matt love each other, but can they live without each other and is love enough?

I recommend this book and the series for romance lovers. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading them all. Melissa Cutler is an author to watch!

*Review copy provided by the NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $4.61 | Amazon Paperback $5.06 | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $5.49) | Kobo $4.99

20140506-083338.jpg✿The Catcher Creek Cowboys Series by Melissa Cutler✿
✦Book 1: The Trouble with Cowboys ➢
✦Book 2: Cowboy Justice ➢
Review 4.5 Stars:
✦Book 3: How to Rope a Real Man ➢

Join Melissa Cutler – Author for two hours of fun, giveaways, and a Q&A on Wednesday, May 7th from 7-9pm EST (that’s 4-6 on the west coast) in celebration of her Catcher Creek cowboy series and the release of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN.

“REAL MAN in the Wild” Selfie Contest
May 6 – May 20, 2014
Link to Giveaway Information:

In celebration of the May 6th release of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN, Melissa’s having a contest!
***How to Enter***
Get out there and find HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN in your local bookstore (Barnes & Noble, WalMart, Books-A-Million, and more) or online from an e-retailer such as Amazon.

Take a picture of yourself holding the book or holding your e-reader/smartphone with the front cover displayed. Email the photo to

BONUS ENTRY: If, along with your book selfie, you email Melissa a photo of you with your favorite REAL MAN in your life and a brief description of why he’s a great man, you’ll receive an extra entry into the Grand Prize $100 gift card drawing.
DAILY WINNERS: Daily until May 20th, one entry photo will be featured on Melissa’s Facebook page and that entrant will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
GRAND PRIZE: On May 20th, a grand prize of $100 gift card will be awarded to one lucky entrant. Spafinder gift cards are good at over 20,000 spas and wellness centers worldwide. Daily winners are still eligible for the grand prize, too.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR ENTRY: You must send your selfie to to be entered into the giveaway. Use “Real Man Selfie Contest” as the subject. Don’t post your selfies directly to Facebook or Twitter because those won’t count as entries. In your email, include: 1) your name, 2) which store/e-retailer you found the book in, and 3) if you’d like to subscribe to Melissa’s newsletter. Don’t forget to include your ‘real man’ BONUS ENTRY photo.

No Purchase Necessary: Melissa would love for you to purchase a copy of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN (which only runs appx. $4.99/$6.99), but to enter the REAL MAN IN THE WILD Selfie Contest, you can take your selfie with a copy of HOW TO ROPE at a bookstore right there in the aisle or download a FREE sample at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, or Melissa’s website. One entry per reader.

International Entries Welcome, but the contest is void where prohibited. International winners in countries that are ineligible for Starbucks or Spafinder e-gift cards will be awarded an alternative prize of an equivalent monetary value.

This entry was posted by Melissa Cutler on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 am, and is filed under Blog.

Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy small town contemporary romances, western romances, and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin, Kensington Books, Penguin, and Macmillan. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids.

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