Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Trouble with Cowboys (A Big Sky Romance #3) by Denise Hunter

The Trouble with Cowboys (A Big Sky Romance, #3)
Author: Denise Hunter
Publication: October 2, 2012
By: Thomas Nelson
3 Stars

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.

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and their Booksneeze program for providing this book for review. This was my first Denise Hunter novel and my first book that featured cowboys as main characters.  This is a clean, well written story filled with love, romance, family and faith. I liked that the characters were relateable - they've all made mistakes and had to deal with the consequences. They do their best to live their faith as opposed to just talking about it but even that doesn't guarantee a life without problems or pain. (Just because you're riding the J-train doesn't mean life is a cakewalk.)

The romance gets your heart racing without taking it too far, something that's refreshing when so much seems focused on a "number" of "grey" things. The only thing I can say about this book that could be viewed as a negative is that the use of the words, "moised" and "filly" (referring to a pretty woman) made me laugh but I think that was the point. (I could be wrong though...)

Fans of Denise Hunter will no doubt enjoy this next installment in the "Big Sky Romance" series but even if you're a newcomer, you'll still have a smile on your face by the time the cows come home. ;)

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