Monday, 16 February 2015

Review: The Trouble With Texas Cowboys by Carolyn Brown

The Trouble With Texas Cowboys (Burnt Boot, Texas #2) by Lisa
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?


My Thoughts:
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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8 comments:

  1. Rachel, this sounds hilarious! Crazy into Contemporary at the moment so will definitely pick up a copy :)
    Thanks for the fab review!

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  2. This sounds really sweet, Rachel! I love that it made you smile and laugh throughout. And the family feuds sound hilarious! I haven't read anything by the author yet, but this year, I've vowed to read more from different genres, so I'll be sure to check this out.
    Wonderful review, Rachel!

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  3. I would so move onto that ranch with you Rachel!!!! Riding horses all day and a cowboy all night sounds dreamy. SORRY! That was too easy, I couldn't not put it out there. YOU KNOW YOU WERE THINKING IT TOO! Anyway, I think for now I'll have to live vicariously through quality cowboy romances:)

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  4. I love a good contemporary Rachel, but I have to say I've never really read a country romance. I love a novel that makes you smile and laugh out loud, I could do with that. Thank you for putting this series on my radar, Rachel! :)

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  5. I am glad to see you reading Carolyn Brown. Her books are like comfort food for me. I just finished Daisies in the Canyon and I think it is her best one yet.

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  6. I'm not exactly a fan of cowboys in my books, but decided to give them a shot this year and have one country book for blog tour soon. This one sounds good too. I like that there wasn't unnecessary drama, because I have a low tolerance for it nowadays. Glad you enjoyed it Rachel! Maybe I'll try it too after I read the one I already have.

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  7. Thank you for sharing, Rachel! This sounds like fun. And I'm glad to hear there's no drama. I got a little worried about possible three boys fighting over her, but that doesn't sound like it's truly the case. :)
    Lovely review, lady!

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  8. The charm, humor and good writing sounds nice

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