I really enjoyed this book! I have read all three books in the series and think it's the best one yet!
What I liked: Annie and Dylan where likeable from the start and watching these two write a love column was quite funny given they really had no real experience to base answers off of. Annie also came across very real to me. She was dealing with a lot and was trying to hold her family together but the more she tried the more it seemed to fall apart. Dylan came across being a bad boy but as you get to know him you find he as a lot more depth. The tension between Annie and Dylan kept the pages turning at a fast rate!
What I did not like: I wish we could read the story between Annie's sister and Dylan's brother. That side storyline could have been a whole book on its own. It fit well enough into the main storyline but at the end I felt a little disappointed not to have know them a little better.
Over all I loved this book. Yes it will come across as a typical romance novel to a lot of people but I love storylines like this and it was well written and unique enough to stand out to me. I highly recommend this book!
I have come to the conclusion that I want to live in Moose Creek. It sounds like such a wonderful town, with such lively characters!
The characters were well written and I thought that the characters had great interactions, that were fun, and full of romantic tension!
The book was a fantastic, I read it in about a day in almost one sitting, I did not want to put this book down!
I have never read the first two in the series, but now I know that I have to get my hands on them soon! This book operated well as a stand alone, but I can see where there were little details that fans of the former books would appreciate more than someone picking up this series for the first time.
Overall, I loved this book and can't wait to read the others in the series. I adored Moose Creek, and as I said before, I would love to love there! For me this book pretty much had it all, likable characters, cowboys, great interaction between the characters, fast paced, engaging, and great romantic tension! I highly recommend!
I received this book from the publisher through Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
This was a found read. It also got my emotions for what a surprising ending as well. Dylan and Annie have to struggle with their past to get though. Though Annie is more worried about her sister and nephew more so then what really is bothering her.
Though it all though they do find somethings. I suggest if you pick this one up you get some tissues. It reach the value of true love and having faith and letting go. Annie as though things needing to learn though out the book. Dylan need to learn somethings though most of it is Annie needing to learn to trust as well.
It might help to read books one and two first as that would give you the back stories of a few characters. But it isn't extremely necessary. If you are able to read either of the first two books then read book one. According to another reviewer Dylan Taylor is introduced in book one and she's thrilled that he gets his own story.
Dylan is a fun character. At first he appears to be a big flirt who can smile at any lady and get a date with her, but along with Annie the reader slowly starts to realize that there's more to him than he lets on.
Annie is independent, proud, fiercely loves her sister and nephew, and distrusts cowboys. Yet for some reason she feels desperate enough to ask a cowboy for help in answering magazine readers' relationship questions.
Both Annie and Dylan need to learn to trust God and overcome fears based on past experiences. Annie is also a very protective (and bossy) older sister who needs to stop worrying and controlling, and trust that God knows best.
There are a number of kisses in this book - some just pecks on the cheek or a quick, unromantic thanks-for-a-great-date-goodnight kiss. But some are long, soul stirring, go-weak-at-the-knees kisses. I don't have anything against kisses, and I think the author did a great job with the kissing scenes.
(minor spoiler alert, except you should have guessed the ending) What I didn't appreciate was that some of those passionate kisses where between non-dating people who then take months to get engaged. Don't start kissing like that if you're not dating and don't be kissing like that if it's going to be many months before you're even close to a wedding. That's my opinion at least.
I did like how Annie thought about one of the chemicals in the brain that gets activated during a soul stirring kiss. Made me think of Dannah Gresh's book What Are You Waiting For?: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex. A great book by the way that every teen and college student (especially girls) should read.
Back to Trouble with Cowboys, if you like light Christian, contemporary romance, then you would probably enjoy this book.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Denise Hunter in her new book "The Trouble with Cowboys" Book Three in the A Big Sky Romance series published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Annie Wilkerson.
From the back cover: Only one pair of bootsÃ¢â¬âand the cowboy wearing themÃ¢â¬âcan 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 columnÃ¢â¬âand 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 trustÃ¢â¬âher head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.
A cowboy, a horse going blind and a family in a bit of a crisis, add them all together and you have a recipe for a great story plus this is a Western, a contemporary Western i grant you but any Western is better than no Western. Annie is running the whole show, she is trying to take care of her nephew, her sister and her son, their ranch, train the horses and be the only source of income. The strain is getting to her. Plus, the cowboy, Dylan, with the handicapped horse, is trying to romance her and she finds she doesn't mind that so much even though she doesn't trust cowboys. "The Trouble with Cowboys" is about judging people and then having to repent for those judgements. It is about healing from past hurts to embrace the present and move into the future. "The Trouble with Cowboys" is a sweet romance that has some really nice moments in it. I liked it and look forward to more from Denise Hunter.
Denise Hunter's "The Trouble with Cowboys" Facebook Party & Kindle Fire Giveaway
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!
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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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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."