The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter was just as delightful as I had hoped it would be. After reading the first two books in the series, I've been looking forward to this final visit to Moose Creek. Annie and Dylan each have some serious reservations about falling in love. Fiercely independent, they are determined to get through life on their own. Annie needs help with writing an advice column for the lovelorn, she realizes Dylan is her best shot for success. Dylan isn't inclined to help with the column, but he's willing to do anything if Annie will help him with his beloved horse.
This series has been a lot of fun to read! I've enjoyed every trip to Moose Creek, and this was no exception. Annie and Dylan were great leading characters! I found myself liking them right off the bat, but the struggles they faced and the flaws they dealt with made for a great story. At times, Annie's distaste for cowboys was a little over-done, but it didn't really affect my overall love for the book. I also liked how the characters from the previous books played important roles in this story too. And of course the dynamics between Annie and her sister made for a great "secondary" story line. Love all the family drama!
It wasn't long before I got completely wrapped up in this sweet, funny, romantic story and found myself reading WAY past my bedtime! If you haven't read Denise Hunter before, she's an author not to be missed! [4.5 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest 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.
I first off want to thank booksneeze for giving me a chance to read this book, I was excited to read this book from the moment it came out.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a romance book about a girl who was dating this one guy and thought he was the one but realized in the end she was in love with somebody else. And in this book this one girl Annie was also trying to keep her, her sister and her sister's son safe and happy and help keep the family together. I managed to read this book in 3 days because I got so into it and I wanted to keep on reading. I would definately reccomend this book to anyone, including my friends.
I liked the characters and the background of cowboys and horses. I lately enjoy reading outdoor magazines about deer, elk,etc and horses. I just like reading and learning about new things because thats how you grow as a person and should be open to almost anything.
I also wanted to add that for a christian book I really have no complaints, nothing offended me or anything.A
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Ever since her father abandoned her at age five, Annie Wilkerson has known that cowboys are fickle. Unfaithful, unreliable, and flighty. Her father, her mother's four following husbands, and her nephew's daddy all left their women high and dry. It's a proven fact. Cowboys are trouble with a capital T. From day one, she made a vow to never, ever trust a cowboy again. Her unwavering conviction has kept her safe . . . until now.
Now Annie is trying to get her little sister Sierra through college and provide for the Sierra's boy, who she had at age sixteen. Money is tight, but Annie does the best she can by training horses and writing an equine column for Montana Living. She refuses to have anything to do with the fickle Dylan TaylorÃ¢â¬â and not just because he's a flirtatious, womanizing cowboyÃ¢â¬â when he requests that she work with his ailing horse, Braveheart. But when her column is canceled, she is given the chance to write a lovelorn column, which she can't afford to turn down. There's only one problem. ... Annie's never been in love. Reluctantly, she strikes a deal with Dylan. If he aides her in answering the readers' letters, then she will work with Braveheart.
Forced to be with Dylan, Annie begins to see a side she never knew existed in this smooth-talking cowboy, and she begins to wonder if she has misjudged him all along. But she won't be swayed. No cowboy can be trusted.
Her life begins to spin out of control with a possible-proposal from a man she is beginning to realize she doesn't love, her sister's antics, and the homecoming of her nephew's father.
Only God and His cowboy can save her now. And she'll soon realize that no trouble is to great for God...even those that come in boots.
Annie always had to have control. Over her job, her sister, her love-life...even her relationship with God. Sometimes things just don't work out the way we want them. Actually, they rarely do. But Annie still fought for control even when it was impossible because if things weren't in her hands she didn't feel safe. That's what happens when you grow up without your real daddy and the four other fathers after him all left your mother within months. It was impossible to see God in any area of her life, impossible to trust him when so many things went wrong. I enjoyed her because of her unwavering convictions (some of them), determination, love for family, and her passion for the truth.
Dylan could never trust his heart with anyone that wasn't female after an unexpected barrier in his relationship with his past girlfriend/fiance. Whenever he gets close to the someone from the opposite sex, he quickly turns the heels of his boots and heads the other direction. He developes a crush on Annie, but when it starts to become more he knows he can't trust his heart, or hers, anymore. I loved him because of his care-free personality, his love for friends, and his vulnerable side that no one saw behind his flirtatious facade.
This was a very engaging book with very enjoyable characters. Personally, I'm not a huge fan for romance novels, so that is probably the only reason I fail to give this five stars. But it was an amazing book nevertheless with whimsical moments, endearing characters, and interesting plots.
The message of this book is about trusting God always and knowing when to trust humans again, both of which are hard to do. It also deals with stereotypes and how you can't judge a person by their cover.
The only trouble with Cowboys was this book mentioned people sleeping around and pregnancies out of marriage a lot. Besides that, The Trouble with Cowboys was a hilarious, entertaining read and I recommend it to anyone above the age of fourteen who loves a good romance with spunky, troublesome characters.
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