Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter

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.

Thomas Nelson 2012

About Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the nationally published author of bestsellers Sweetwater Gap and Surrender Bay. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't writing she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.

You can learn more about Denise through her website www.DeniseHunterBooks.com or by joining her FaceBook group.

Here's my review of this terrific novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Denise Hunter and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Trouble with Cowboys" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
Denise Hunter’s “The Trouble with Cowboys” is an incredible romance.  Annie Wilkerson, a gifted horse whisperer of sorts, writes an advice column about horse care.  Or at least she used to.  Since her column has been cut from the magazine, her editor went out on a limb to get her another assignment.  But writing advice to the lovelorn isn’t Annie’s forte.  So she seeks the assistance of an expert on the subject, Dylan Taylor, an obvious ladies man in Annie’s way of thinking.  His help with her column seems to be the perfect trade-off for her help with his horse.
The trouble is that Annie finds her attraction to Dylan growing, but she doesn’t trust cowboys.  And Dylan is ALL cowboy!  On the flip side of the coin, Dylan has been burned by love and even though his feelings for Annie run significantly deeper than his usual companions, he is having a tough time trusting his heart.

This terrific love story warms the heart and reunites the reader with several characters from Denise Hunter’s other novels.  It’s a wonderful way to spend a weekend!

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