Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Trouble With Cowboys - a Litfuse review

Jami's Thoughts
It isn't very often that I see a cowboy story pulled off really well. Denise Hunter's The Trouble With Cowboys does a nice job of using appropriate slang at just the right times without seeming overpowering. This story is about a young lady struggling to make ends meet. When her job as equine columnist for Montana Living comes to an end with the promise of a love column opened up, Annie Wilkerson knew there was no way she could give folks love advice because she's never been in love.

When ladies man Dylan Taylor needs help with his blind horse who has become very restless, he goes to Annie, whose skills as trainer are exactly what Braveheart needs. But Annie's not too keen on the idea of spending time near the flirty Dylan, but when he tells her he has already sought the advice of everyone else in the area, Annie feels like she should help--especially since the only other possible option for Braveheart is to put him down. There's only one problem, though: Annie doesn't trust cowboys. After her cowboy father left her mother and sister and her when she was young, Annie has a large distrust for cowboys. The fact that Dylan seems to attract women like flies to a cow patty doesn't help matters. So Annie--against her better judgment--hatches a plan that, in exchange for helping his horse, Dylan must help her with her new lovelorn column.

This book was a great story. I read it in two sittings, and it left me wanting to read more! If you'd like to read more reviews about this book, click {here}!

About the Book: 
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.

Meet Denise: 

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! Find out more about Denise at http://www.denisehunterbooks.com/.

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! 
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!

 I received The Trouble With Cowboys as a complimentary gift in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to give a favorable review; my opinions are my own.

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