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Peek Inside Can't Resist a Cowboy

Carrie Lynn Waite has never known a time when she didn't love Levi Haywood. They were childhood sweethearts, but because of her illness, she was forced to move to the city, away from the ranching life. Now Carrie's come home only to learn her family's ranch is in trouble and Levi is back from the Marines, along with an undeniable attraction she can't resist. But some things never change. Now Carrie must decide between her future...and the cowboy she could never resist.

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He’s always been her weakness…

Injured and discharged, Marine Levi Haywood has returned to his family’s ranch to heal and start a new life. After all, once a cowboy, always a cowboy. The only problem? Life at the ranch has moved on since he joined the service, and suddenly his role in the family business is much less clear. And things get a lot more confusing when the woman he left behind returns home.

Carrie Lynn Waite has never known a time when she didn’t love Levi. They were childhood sweethearts, but because of her health, she was forced to move to the city, away from the ranching life. Now Carrie’s come home only to learn her family’s ranch is in trouble and Levi is back, along with an undeniable attraction she can’t resist. But some things never change, forcing Carrie to choose the future laid out before her…or the cowboy she could never resist.



"Oh Levi! I'm more than a little in love with you... All strong, tough cowboy, but still bruised, scarred and maybe even a little scared. These [characters] had a real connection and it was fantastic to watch them figure it out." -- Give Me Books 

"Relatable characters, hot and steamy love scenes, as well as the doubt and strong feelings just made me a happy reader. Written in third person point of view, showing both Carrie Lynn's and Levi's perspective, the writing drew me in from the beginning and kept me involved until the very end." --(un)Conventional Book Views 

"A real roller coaster ride of emotions, this book is a book I have no hesitation in highly recommending!" --Splashes Into Books 

"There's plenty of love here, not to mention humour, banter, family pressures and pain and support, and it left me wanting to know more."-- Book Gannet 

"What a heartfelt story of a second chance with your first love. Levi and Carrie, both broken inside and out, helped each other heal. A beautifully well written story that made my heart swell in several places." -- Lori

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752023
Series: Paint River Ranch, Book 3
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Page Count: 211
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary, cowboys, military/men in uniform
Tropes: reunited lovers

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By Claire May 12, 2015

4 - "We have unfinished business." Stars!

Being the third book in the Paint River Ranch series I had no doubt that I would enjoy Can’t Resist a Cowboy. Elizabeth Otto has put together a cast of likeable and relatable characters and given them stories that play out in some really beautifully described ...more

By Michelle April 23, 2015

ARC provided by publisher in exchange of honest review

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I'm a bona-fide city girl and for some reason when I read Elizabeth Otto's Can't Resist A Cowboy, it makes you want to pack up your bags and move to the countryside of Montana and find your own cowboy. What makes this book even hotte ...more

By Nicola April 25, 2015

I've adored Elizabeth Otto's Paint River Ranch series and Can't Resist a Cowboy is a good finale. Granted, for me, it didn't hold quite the emotion pull as its predecessors, but Levi and Carrie were another endearing couple who haven't had an easy-time of things.


Second chance love, an injured ex-ma ...more

*I received a free ARC of Can't Resist a Cowboy from Entangled Publishing in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*

Sweet and hot story, with characters who are extremely stubborn. Also nice to see the characters from the prior Paint River Ranch books.

This and all my other reviews are originally ...more

By Irene May 11, 2015

4 heartwarming stars

Can't Resist a Cowboy was an emotional and heartfelt read, I loved it!
I've enjoyed all the books in the Paint River Ranch series and I highly recommend them all!

I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Otto work and once again she's given us believable and relatable characters with a storyline ...more

By Sheryl C. Nash May 11, 2015

*4.5 stars* ...more

By Mandy May 13, 2015

Ok.  I'm experiencing technical difficulties so, I'm writing this review from my written notes.  Normally, I go through my highlights on my digital copy and relive reading the book.  Well for some reason, I can't access it to enjoy the rereading.  I really wanted to get this review out there, so her ...more

By Maria Rose April 02, 2016

This sexy second chance romance is the story of Levi and Carrie. High school sweethearts, when Levi joined the Marines he left Carrie behind, knowing in his head that he was doing the right thing even if it broke his heart and Carrie's. Now both back in the same town, he's adjusting to life again as ...more

Ha! That title is totally, completely, 100% true. I CAN'T resist cowboys, especially not sexy ones like Levi...

Levi Haywood returned from war broken but determined to get his life back. Doing so means fighting for the girl he left behind years ago... Carrie Lynn Waite.

Carrie's health took her away ...more

By Caro May 13, 2015

3.5-4 stars.

Really enjoyed this one.

Really liked Levi and Carrie and the way they dealt with things in the end.

The way Carrie dealt with her diabetes and then her upcoming blindness was realistic in a way, I mean, all her life others told her what to do and she finally got her saying on things, even ...more

When I was first invited by the publisher to review this title I wasn't sure what to expect. I accepted the review blinded and yet instantly as soon as I read the opening line of the first chapter I was hooked! This book was a devouring read that I simply could not give enough of and with a hero wit ...more

By GraceMyBookSnack May 11, 2015

Review also posted at My Book Snack

Can’t Resist a Cowboy is one of those feel-good stories featuring a cowboy and a very sweet heroine. Levi Haywood came home from Afghanistan to work on his family’s ranch, Paint River Ranch. Carrie Lynn is back home in Greenbrook, Montana temporarily to visit her f ...more

By Elaine May 04, 2015

This is the third book and a great addition to the Paint River Ranch series. Marine Levi Haywood has returned home to the ranch after being seriously injured whilst on duty. He has fought to enable himself to walk again but struggles with pain and coping with the hard work associated with ranching, ...more

By Denise May 11, 2015

In this one you will read how love can overcome many a obstacle and be there through thick and thin. This is also a second chance one I would say too. Great combo of what I like too in a novel with the characters. Levi who was once a marine now discharged due to a injury has come home back to what h ...more

By Janeiowa September 11, 2015

This book is #3 in this Elizabeth Otto series and is better than #1 and much, much, much better than #2 which I found to be simply one erotic sex scene after another. #2 had an ok heroine, but the hero was, in my estimation, a very shallow man.

But this one...ahhhh, this one is about the love between ...more

By SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews June 05, 2015

Having read the previous two books of the Paint River Ranch series and some other books by Elizabeth Otto I was looking forward to this book.
I can’t say that I was disappointed, I really enjoyed this book. The story and its characters.
In this third book we finally get to meet and to get to know bett ...more

By Ashley May 20, 2015

If you’re looking for a book to make you ugly cry then you have found it. Also, Levi is a military man and a cowboy?? SCORE!!!! Ok, back to my sappiness…… Carrie and Levi have a forever kind of love and no amount of hardship will keep them apart. It’s enough to make a girl sigh and more than a littl ...more

By Nicole May 12, 2015

A second chance is the opportunity Carrie and Levi have at true love. Though they have to rehash the past in order to move forward. Easier said then done. Levi is struggling with his injury he sustained overseas. Carrie is struggling with her uncertain future. Can they make it work or will history r ...more

By Chrissy May 12, 2015

I am not good with words however this book is a must read.... It will hook you in from the first page till the end... It is so good..... You will enjoy this book... Get it today.... as a wife of a Marine I highly recommend this book, to be honest that is what attracted me to this book, Levi being a ...more

By Chrys May 27, 2015

When you've faced death and overcome nothing seems so hard to overcome and that's how Levi felt about his relationship with Carrie
he had left her behind when he joined the marines but he was not willing to do that again, regardless of what her father wanted and what she thought.
His love so strong th ...more

By Sandy May 16, 2015

I received a copy of this book for an honest review. This was a story that shows you can go back. The hero thought he did the right thing when he was young, but he hurt her by doing it. Now they have another chance and it is fun seeing how they handle it. It helps that it is about a veteran, love re ...more

By Gwen June 02, 2015

There are two things I have a hard resisting when it comes to stories: cowboys and wounded warriors. This has both and I truly loved this story. There is a ranch to save and he needs her help. The great thing about this story was it was funny and sexy at the same time, starting with the first page. ...more

By Margie's Must Reads May 13, 2015

Second Chance romance is sweet and sexy in Can't Resist a Cowboy. First Love, First Heartbreak and Last Happily Ever After... ...more

By Debbie May 12, 2015

Terrific! Loved Levi and Carrie's story! ...more

By Calm Your Pits April 17, 2015

I absolutely love that this story has a more relatable type of pain. Great story of overcoming real problems and be able to return to a lost love. ...more

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Elizabeth Otto

About the author

Elizabeth Otto

Elizabeth Otto grew up in a Wisconsin town the size of a postage stamp, where riding your horse to the grocery store, and skinny dipping after school were perfectly acceptable. No surprise that she writes about small communities and country boys. She's the author of paranormal and hot, emotional, contemporary romance, and has no guilt over frequently making her readers cry. When not writing, she works full-time as an Emergency Medical Technician for a rural ambulance service. Elizabeth lives with her very own country boy and their three children in, shockingly, a small Midwestern town.

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