Saturday, October 6, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway: Trouble With Cowboys

Ah, there is just something about a cowboy book that just draws you in...or maybe that's me?  It's funny because in my younger days, I actually attempted to become a horse riding lasted about a month, just not in my nature!  However, I enjoy reading books where the cowboy gets his girl, where life seems a little more simple.

The Trouble with Cowboys is a sweet story about Dylan and Annie.  Annie is a horse trainer, columnist and provider for her sister and nephew.  Dylan is the ladies' man around town, or so Annie believes.  His horse is losing his sight and nothing seems to be working but he knows Annie could help and he is willing to do whatever it takes to get her to do so.   When her horse column is dropped from the local magazine, she is asked to start a column giving out advice on love.  Unfortunately, she doesn't have a lot of experience in the love department but she needs the job and Dylan owes her.

This story was a quick, fun read.  I enjoyed the characters.  I loved how head strong Annie was and I could feel how much she cared for her sister and nephew but at the same time would become so frustrated.  It drove me crazy that she couldn't see Dylan for who he really was at first.  And the twist that comes later with her sister...didn't see that one coming!

I truly enjoyed reading this book and I loved getting lost in an easy romance.  I really appreciated that Denise didn't stick to just the romance between Annie and Dylan, she added a few side stories at the same time with the sister and other characters.  She also added quite a bit of humor making it a light but true feeling story.  I think the book was very well written and definitely worth picking up to read!  This is one of those feel good books that at the same time, gets you a bit emotionally involved, causing you to want another book about the same characters. 

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

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!

Blog Tour Schedule
Here is a link for the whole blog tour schedule!  If you have been enticed by my review, I encourage you to check out some others :-)

Disclosure : I received this book free from Bethany House Books through Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions expressed above are my own.

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