“The Trouble With Cowboys” by Denise Hunter

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Annie is Moose Creek’s answer to any problem with a horse – whether you need someone to work with yours or just to answer your questions through her magazine column.  That is, until her column gets replaced with a lovelorn column, leaving Annie unable to help a single writer – for how can someone who’s never been in love give advice about how to keep it?


When Dylan Taylor, a single, flirtatious cowboy begs for help with his blind horse, Annie makes a deal:  she’ll help train Braveheart if he helps her answer the letters.  Annie doesn’t expect problems on every homefront, however, especially not to have feelings for Dylan, an “unreliable cowboy.”  Can Annie overcome her past hurts and find love with this cowboy?

I’ve always liked to read books that have meaning and importance to them.  Ones that have drama and suspense and emotion and really tie you to your chair until you’ve turned the last page.

All that intensity, however, can be a little hard to handle – and now that I’m a busy mom, I appreciate switching up my reading style more than ever.

That’s why I loved The Trouble with Cowboys so much.  It’s a love story involving a cowboy (read: fun) and while there is action and drama and emotion, it’s more of the variety that any of us might face.  We all have to deal with childhood hurts and to face the fear of trusting our hearts to another, and Denise Hunter gives these issues the weight they deserve; at the same time, because you can see into each character’s heart, you have information that makes you omniscient, which keeps the tension resting solely on the characters’ shoulders and off of your own.

Besides all of that, the characters in this book have fun.  They ride horses.  They pretend their lives are Jane Austen novels and they mentally shop for Batman capes and have water battles.  They cry, but they laugh.  This book is just plain enjoyable.

Order a copy here.

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/.
I received a free copy of The Trouble with Cowboys from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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