Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter (Review)

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.


The Trouble with Cowboys is the third and final book in the A Big Sky Romance series. This is also the third book I have read by Denise Hunter, the other two are The Accidental Bride & The Convenient Groom, but it is by far my favorite.

Annie and Dylan were fun and likeable characters. Annie needed to learn to not be so prejudice of others. Dylan has had his heart broken in the past, and he has sworn to never let a woman hurt him like that again. He needed to open his heart and be willing to love again.

At the beginning of each chapter there was a brief "Ask Annie" answer. Some of them were cute, but for the most part they were kind of boring. Thankfully they were very short :) 

The Trouble with Cowboys is a fun and light read that I would recommend to fans of contemporary fiction. Even though it is the third book in a series, I feel it can be read as a stand-alone novel. There is a lot of background information given, so I never felt as though I was missing part of a previous story.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595548033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595548030
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Available to purchase at: Amazon/ Barnes & Noble/ Christian Book/ Thomas Nelson

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!

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