Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Textured Romance ~ The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter ~ Review

I was talking with a friend about this novel and I realized just how much I really enjoyed this last book in the Moose Creek series. It has such a fun quality to the story, but holding onto that mature (note: not edgy) texture I’ve come to expect from the author’s talented pen.

            This last book set in Moose Creek, Montana might be my favorite of the three. Maybe it was the characters. Maybe it was the dialogue. Maybe it was because it felt like a forbidden romance that was thriving to succeed anyway. Whatever it was, I thought this book was more than worth the hours I spent reading it.
  Dylan is a bad boy hero after my own heart. Now in real life, I’ll take the man who’s livin’ the straight and narrow, but in fiction, give me the bad boy any day. Hmm, saying something more about me then maybe I want to admit? ;-)
   Annie is a sweet heroine, but she has her spunk and spark. Nothing is easy for this girl and I had to respect her need to provide and protect those she loved. But watching her release those worries and fears was one of the best places in the book.
Truly, a blissful romance. I’m sorry to see the series come to an end, but ever so eager for news on the next tale sure to give my heart a sigh.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Litfuse for my copy to review.

More about the novel...

Only one pair of boots—and the cowboy wearing them—can get Annie out of the mess she’s in.

Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek’s premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for Montana Living. Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew. When Annie’s column is cancelled, she’s given first shot at a new lovelorn column—and she can’t afford to turn it down. Only problem is . . . Annie’s never been in love.

Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town’s smooth-talking ladies’ man Dylan Taylor: She’ll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he’ll help her answer the reader letters.

Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can’t risk getting hurt now.
The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister’s antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily.

When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn’t know what to trust—her head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.

Contest Info!

To celebrate the release of The Trouble with Cowboys Denise is hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. She'll connect with readers and give away some amazing prizes - including a Kindle Fire! 

Save the Date for October 11th!

Grab your copy of Denise Hunter's latest book and join her for an Author Chat Party on October 11th at 8:00 PM EST (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 MST, & 5:00 PST)! Haven't read The Trouble with Cowboys yet? That's okay, don't let that stop you from coming to the party! (You may win a copy!)

During the evening she’ll be sharing the story behind the book, posting discussion questions, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of chatting and fun giveaways – books, gift certificates and – a Kindle Fire! She’ll also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book too!

RSVP today and then come back on the 11th … and bring your friends!

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  1. I'm annoyed with myself that I haven't read this series yet because I love Denise Hunter's book! Pretty sure I need to rectify :) Thanks for the review, Casey. (And I agree, a bad boy in

    1. Are you serious? You'd LOVE these books. I loved #2 and #3 best. :-))

  2. Nice review Casey. I too love Denise Hunter! But I have not read this series. It is on my list though!

    1. Another non-reader of the Big Sky series? Now you have all three to enjoy back to back!

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