Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Book Review - The Trouble With Cowboys


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.


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/.


 Annie is a woman who great up getting hurt by her father and the many men that her mother married. All of them were cowboys. She has decided that cowboys are trouble and they all leave. 

Dylan is a cowboy that has a ranch and horses, one of which is sick. Annie is a horse expert and he needs her help with this horse that means so much to him. 

Annie has also been writing an article about horses for a newspaper, but that has lost its luster for the newspaper and they offer to let her write a column to the lovelorn, which she knows nothing about. 

She is attracted to Dylan and doesn’t want to help him with his horse, but strikes a deal with him. She will work with his horse if she will help with her column, because after all, she sees him as a sweet-talking Romeo.

Annie also has a younger sister that she takes care of and is a worry for her throughout the story. Annie has a lot of responsibility all the way around and it’s interesting to see how she tries to handle it all.

The story takes many twists and turns. At one point, I just wanted it to move along, but the ending made the wait worthwhile. 

I liked the faith in God that we see in both Dylan and Annie but how they struggle to still handle certain things without Him. I also liked the sweet romance we see between them throughout, even when she’s running away from him.

All in all, this was a very good book. I enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it if you enjoy a good romance novel.

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Blessings - Julie

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