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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Noble Legacy
Christiansen Family Series, Volumes 1-3Tyndale House / Trade Paperback$26.99 Retail:
$44.97Save 40% ($17.98)
Taming Rafe has spurts of action occurring almost right from the beginning until the end. Within the book itself, Warren offers snippets of another novel, Unshackled, which one of the characters wrote and many other characters read during the course of the story. This technique gives insight into the characters thoughts and emotions through their reactions to the story. The characters relationships with one another unfold in more detail as the novel progresses.
Katherine Breckinridge is holding an extravagant fundraising event in her grandfathers hotel when her party is literally crashed by Rafe Nobles pickup truck. Determined to make Rafe pay for the damages he caused her sinking charity program, Katherine chases Rafe to Phillips, Montana, where her cowboy father once lived, and where Rafe is staying at his familys ranch. Unfortunately for Katherine, or Kat, Rafe is bordering on broke. However, Kat has an idea to raise the money her charity needs, with Rafes help. After getting off on the wrong foot, Kat gets Rafe to show her the workings of the ranch, and the two become close as they begin to crack one anothers outer shells.
Rafe agrees to help Kat with her plan. When Kats gracious, but seemingly overprotective hostess, Lolly, fears that Rafe will break Kats heart, she calls Bradley, Kats refined New York boyfriend. Bradley arrives in Phillips and takes Kat back to New York to get married, breaking both Rafes and Kats hearts. However, when a bull riding competition takes place in New York and the truth about Bradley is revealed, a final showdown gives Rafe and Kat another chance.
Kat is sweet and optimistic, looking for answers about her past and support for the program she believes in. Rafe is rough on the outside, but soft on the inside, trying to live up to his professional reputation but move on from his sad past. When the two are put together, Rafe brings out the confidence Kat needs, and Kat gives Rafe the motivation to be the best man he can be. They find friends and unexpected family among other characters, who provide them with love, support, and wisdom.
Taming Rafe is an entertaining novel that portrays how God uses others to show people His plan for their lives. Since the story is told from both male and female characters perspectives, it could be appropriate for readers of both genders. Even if you arent a big fan of westerns, it would be safe to try this book. Taming Rafe is full of action, romance, and warmth, and is just fun to read! -- Laura Coulter, Christian Book Previews.com
Crystal5 Stars Out Of 5Charming Cowboy Love Story!April 12, 2017CrystalQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Taming Rafe, second in Warren's Noble Legacy series, follows the tale of rebel-rouser bad boy, Rafe Noble. After suffering a near career-ending bull ride that not only injured Rafe- both physically and mentally- but also resulted in the death of his best friend in the ring, Rafe finds himself in an embarrassing accident landing him smack dab in the middle of the Breckenridge Hotel lobby during a charity fundraiser hosted by Katherine Breckenridge herself. Facing multiple lawsuits, a failing career, and lost sponsorships, Rafe hunkers down at home to try and recover from his injuries. Katherine, however, shows up at the Noble ranch seeking restitution from Rafe for ruining her charity fundraiser. Hoping to sway him into agreeing to host a celebrity dude ranch experience fundraiser, Katherine proceeds on the premise of wanting to "learn" about ranching from Rafe. As Rafe begins showing her the ropes of ranch life, he begins to have feelings for her but has his pride hurt when she doesn't immediately return his affection. As Katherine gets to know the man beneath the "tough cowboy" facade, however, she begins losing her heart to him, and her intentions begin to shift wanting to help Rafe see the man he was created by God to be instead of the hopeless screw-up he sees as himself. Their fledgling romance is thrown off-course, unfortunately, when Katherine's money hungry, lawyer boyfriend shows up to drag her back to New York and to her senses. With Katherine's departure and her and Rafe's budding romance abruptly halted, both of them will have to come face to face with their true feelings for one another, learn to trust God's plans for their careers, and overcome impending danger that threatens both of their lives if they hope to have a future together.
Taming Rafe once again showcases all the reasons why I LOVE Warren's writing! Reader's will be smitten with Warren's characterization of Rafe as a very vulnerable and broken man hidden beneath layers of machismo and cowboy charm. I love how he fell for Katherine first. Aw! The "take it back" seen was epic! Couldn't help screaming at Katherine, "What are you DOING??!!! TAKE IT BACK!!!". Ultimately, Warren's telling of Rafe and Katherine's story beautifully renders a tale of love, devotion, sacrifice, and faith.
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated for this review in any way.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5AwesomeAugust 22, 2015KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the second in The Noble Legacy series but I had no trouble reading this one first, though I'm definitely going to hunt down Reclaiming Nick! Love a series centered around brothers.
Taming Rafe is an emotional roller coaster of a read. There are plot twists galore, two romances and an unexpected 'book within a book' angle that was so much fun (and angsty) to read. To say this one packs a wallop would be a gross understatement.
Rafe's in a bad place when we first meet him and there's something about a hurting cowboy that pulls at my heartstrings every time. Kat thinks she's made of stronger stuff, but thankfully she isn't. They go from wary adversaries to cautious friends and finally reluctant attraction. A tenuous romance blossoms and then...well, you just won't believe what happens next. The story takes the kind of turn that makes you afraid to read further and afraid not to! The only solution is to read at breakneck speed until you reach the end when you can finally whoosh a big sigh of relief.
Awesome! Awesome!! AWESOME!!!!
Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Good Book about loss and finding your way backApril 6, 2015Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Taming Rafe Book 2 inSuan May Warren's Noble Legacy Series
Rafe Noble left home and became a professional bull rider. He was the GetRowdy Professional Bull Riding champion when he drew PeeWee, the biggest, orneriest creature he had ever ridden. The ride lasted less than 8 seconds, he was thrown from the bull and his best friend and bullfighter, Manny, was killed.
Katherine Breckenridge's mother past away and she is now the president of the Breckenridge Foundation, which is in a bad financial situation. She now has to raise $500,000 to keep the Foundation going to help provide medical care to very ill children.
Katherine has organized a fund raiser event to raise the money and Rafe is to be there. On his way to the event memories over take him and he crashes into the hotel, causing extreme damage to the hotel, injuring himself and canceling the event.
After being released from the hospital, Rafe's siblings take him home to the family ranch. Katherine follows him there to try to convince him to take responsibility for the money that was lost by his actions. After spending time on the ranch, Katherine and Rafe get to know each other and eventually make a plan to raise the money for the foundation.
I liked this book. It is the second in the series, but can be read without reading the first in the series. Both Rafe and Katerine have lost a loved one and now have to find a way to move forward.
MandyJohannesburg, South AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Couldn't put it downOctober 3, 2014MandyJohannesburg, South AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This had to be my favourite of the 3 Noble Sibling novels. The brokenness and tortured soul of Rafe just resonates so clearly through the entire book. We can all relate to Rafe on some level. His issues of never feeling like he is good enough or doesn't measure up pushes him to don the cloak of the brave bull rider, seeming to never care, yet caring on a very deep level. I couldn't put this book down. I just had to keep the pages turning to see if Rafe would finally accept that he is valuable and loved!! You have to read this book, it will draw you in from the first page and you won't put it down till you've reached the last page.