The Trouble with Cowboys (A Big Sky Romance) By: Denise Hunter-Enter to win a Kindle Fire!
Posted by Krystal Larson at 7:33 AM Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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.
Denise Hunter develops great, likable characters. I’d never read one of her books before, but I sat outside with my dog….just reading…until I finished. I hadn’t intended to spend my afternoon that way, but the dialogue between Annie and Dylan had so much longing, sweetness, and suspense that I had to see them realize that they were in love!
Lately, I’ve found that I’m more drawn to secondary characters. (Maybe I read too much?) I did love Aunt Lucy and her dolls. “I may be old and slightly batty dear, but I know love when I see it.” Kids always add fun to whatever situation they’re in; so, I’m glad that Ryder pops up in many of the scenes. This time, the main characters are my favorites. Annie is so strong, faithful, intelligent, and loving. Dylan is so attractive, fun-loving, and honorable… he has a dimple! Their attraction just jumps off the page; it’s so much fun to see them working together: through the “advice to the lovelorn” column and through Braveheart’s training.
The author mentions that this story helped her to “let go” of her college age son just as Annie Wilkerson has to “let go” of her younger sister. She practically raised Sierra….who would drive any sane person crazy. Sierra was an unmarried teen mom; she can’t hold a job, and she drops out of college with one semester left. I would have given up on her, but Annie prays and bites her tongue and dredges up her optimism over and over again.
*Reviewed by Colleen*
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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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