Book Review ~ The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter @DeniseAHunter

Denise Hunter
Big Sky Romance, Book 3

Back of the book:

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, Brave heart, 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.

About the author:

Twitter: @DeniseAHunter

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

My thoughts:

If you are looking for a bit of a steamy romance that stays completely in the bounds of propriety, you've found it! Denise Hunter is one of the best in the romance business. In The Trouble with Cowboys she brings back the breathtaking Dylan Taylor. We were introduced to him in the first book of the series, Cowboy’s Touch. Things didn't wind up so good for him, but he’s back and ready to move on.

The story line also takes up again with Annie Wilkerson, her sister Sierra and Sierra’s little boy Ryder. Annie is so busy making sure that Sierra is successful that her own life begins to unravel. Even though this is a lighter book, there are many lessons we can learn from it. You can’t push your dreams for someone onto them and expect them to be happy. You’ll both be disappointed.

We are also reminded that you can’t always judge someone by your perceptions of them. You need to get to know them for who they really are and not what you've been told or what you assume. We’re reminded of this over and over in this story.

This was a wonderful book and a wonderful series. Now for the always asked question . . . do I need to read the whole series, or can I read this by itself? In my opinion you can read this book as a stand-alone. I think enough background is given that you will understand what is going on. But . . . you can’t miss by reading the series. Either way you’re going to need a large iced tea to cool your racing heart down!

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