Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: January 6th 2015
My rating: 4 stars
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When Sawyer O'Donnell takes a ranch job on a whim, he lands smack dab in the middle of a Texas-sized feud! The Gallaghers and the Brennans are at each other's throats to woo the red-headed spitfire, Jill Cleary, and stake a claim for the Fiddle Creek Ranch.
Jill makes Sawyer's blood boil. They argue, they banter, but Sawyer soon goes from being driven crazy to crazy in love. Damned if he knows how that happened. But now that it has, how does he compete with two men that can give this cowgirl a lifestyle beyond her wildest dreams?
The Trouble With Texas Cowboys was an easy going country romance that made me smile and laugh throughout!
Jill Cleary and Sawyer O’Donnell have just arrived to work at Fiddle Creek Ranch. Sawyer has come on as the new foreman of the ranch, and Jill is there to work and become familiar with Fiddle Creek because she’s to inherit it eventually. What neither expects is to land smack in the middle of two feuding families, The Gallaghers and The Brennans, dragging both Sawyer and Jill into the fray. Because Jill will inherit Fiddle Creek Ranch with its coveted water rights, both sides send a sexy cowboy to woo and capture her affections: Tyrell Gallagher and Quaid Brennan. Sawyer is also the subject of the aggressive advances from both sides: Kinsey Brennan and Betsy Gallagher. Bad news for both sides, Jill and Sawyer only have eyes for each other.
Sawyer and Jill fight their mutual attraction for about two seconds, and through most of the book it was a steady progression, sweet and sexy at the same time. They’re forced to draw close and stick together because of the crazy stunts these feuding families pull, and it makes them realize their connection is more than just a flash in the pan. No unnecessary drama arises between these two, which was a major relief for me. I hate unnecessary conflict between couples!
The drama, which was both outrageous and funny at times, comes from the insane Gallaghers and Brennans! Unfortunately, Sawyer and Jill get caught in between the feuds in spite of trying to stay out of things, but no worries, nothing a loaded shotgun won’t fix. This is Texas, after all. Haha!
Ever since watching a becoming addicted to McLeod’s Daughters, an Australian cowboy ranching drama/romance series, several years back, I’ve secretly longed to have my own ranch. Riding horses through beautiful rolling hills while herding animals, and then coming home to my very own sexy cowboy! Hey, a girl can dream, right? So I’m always attracted to any story with cowboys included.
I’ve read a couple Carolyn Brown’s romances before The Trouble With Texas Cowboys and I adore her down to earth story telling. She throws in a lot of humor and Southern charm, and I always picture the characters speaking with a strong Southern accent. Love a sexy Southern drawl! I’d like to go back and read Callie and Finn’s story in the first installment: Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy Not Included). Don’t you just love that title?
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