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review 2019-11-16 02:29
Book Review for Hitching the Cowboy: An Accidental Marriage Romance (Circle B Ranch) byKennedy Fox
Hitching the Cowboy: An Accidental Marriage Romance (Circle B Ranch Book 1) Kindle Edition - Kennedy Fox

Let's start off by saying this is a brand new author for us and we really enjoyed out first read by them.

We really enjoyed the story it had a cute plot and it was loaded with humor and the entire story had a great bunch of characters.

Riley we loved instantly from being introduced to him as he was sexy and funny and I love how close he was to his family and how protective he was of his sister but, most of all we loved that he had know problem putting his feeling out their and being a little bit vulnerable.

Zoey was one of those characters you had to warm up to its not that she wasn't personable because she was funny and could be out going but, she had a problem standing up for herself and we new she had it in her to be strong and take what she whats but, when push comes to shove will she cave or find the happiness she deserves."Because of this we kept seeing a trail of broken hearts and heartache in this couple future."

We loved the chemistry these two had it was clear they were meant for one another but, it was going to take more than one of them to fight for the future they could have.

Overall we found the story to be cute and entertaining had a great cast of characters and we loved the usual courtship where one tries to woo the women they are already married to as it made us smile throughout the entire story as some of the scenes were cute and endearing. A great light read and we are so looking forward to Rowan and Diesel's story.

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review 2019-08-14 01:11
Gotten as a kindle freebie
Fifty Bales of Hay - Rachael Treasure

This collection of short stories is, as most collections are, a bit of mixed bag. All of the stories take place either on a ranch or a farm of some type. The woman are usually take charge and know what they want. The men aren't bad.

The couples are nicely varied - so you have people who just met but you also have a married couple for instance, and I though the different types of relationships highlighted in each story was a nice touch.


The title is because there are sly digs at 50 Shades.  But this is a far, far, far better book.  (Look, I know pretty much anything except for stuff by dictators and orange is better than 50 Shades, but Treasure's book is pretty good without needing the comparison.

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review 2016-06-12 00:00
The Trouble with Cowgirls
The Trouble with Cowgirls - Amanda Renee The Trouble with Cowgirls - Amanda Renee 3 - 3.5 stars

I enjoyed this with reservations. Carina was annoying, and I thought Lane constantly spoiled her, which made her worse. Lucy wasn't my favorite heroine; she caused a lot of her own grief. She also came across as clueless. Her ex husband's sudden death and the discovery of his overwhelming debt was not completely convincing. Lucy was a smart woman, and I didn't buy that she was completely unaware of her ex husband's finances. Instead of being an empowered woman, I thought she relied too much on the men in her life, at least until the end of the book. Despite these quibbles, I did enjoy another visit to Ramblewood.
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text 2015-07-16 16:07
Yee Haw! Contemporary Romance Novels with Cowgirls
True Love at Silver Creek Ranch - Emma Cane
Drifter's Heart - Karen Wiesner
Cowgirl Up! - Carolyn Anderson-Jones
Cowgirls Don't Cry - Lorelei James
Accidental Cowgirl: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance - Maggie McGinnis
His Outback Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch Book 4) - Alissa Callen
Boots and Twisters - Myla Jackson
Cowgirl And The Unexpected Wedding - Sherryl Woods
Cowgirl Crazy (#2, Cowboy Way) - Becky McGraw
Jesse (The Secret Life of Cowboys) - C.H. Admirand

Up for a little horseback riding? Enoy these Contemporary Cowgirl Romance Heroines!


My lists are never in any particular order. 


1. True Love at Silver Creek Ranch by Emma Cane


Adam Desantis is back—bruised, battle-weary and sexier than ever! Not that Brooke Thalberg is in the market. The beautiful cowgirl of Silver Creek Ranch needs a cowboy for hire, not a boyfriend—though the gaggle of grandmas at the Widows' Boardinghouse thinks otherwise. But from the moment she finds herself in Adam's arms, she's shocked to discover she may just want more.


Adam knows it's crazy to tangle with Brooke, especially with the memories that still haunt him, and the warm welcome her family has given him. But he finds himself in a fix, because tender-loving Brooke is so much more woman than he ever imagined. Can a soldier battling demons give her the love she clearly deserves?

Just about everybody in Valentine thinks so!


2. Drifter's Heart by Karen Wiesner


Maggie May’s pa is still looking for the cowboy who knocked up his cowgirl vixen daughter five years ago. Little Tex has grown up without a father, but he’s the shining star of the May Ranch. Like his father, though, he’s always running off and disappearing. Just when Maggie May thinks it’ll never happen, the drifter she loves shows up, suddenly wise to the fact that his oh-so-altruistic efforts to quiet her endless stream of conversation had ended with a child. Horse trainer for hire and former rodeo bullfighter, Ryder McCall returns to Fever, Texas. This time, Maggie May plans to get him back in her clutches—and win his heart forever.


3. Cowgirl Up! by Carolyn Anderson Jones


ife on the Front Range of Colorado is never dull, especially with a spunky vet and a really hot cowboy in the mix.  

Samantha Kendrick is a large animal vet in her small hometown of Fairview, and happy tending to her clients during the day and reading sizzling romance novels at night. Until Cheyenne Wells comes back into her life.  

Samantha and Cheyenne have known each other since first grade, but it’s been a tenuous relationship that started when he yanked her ponytail and she punched him in the nose. Now Cheyenne is the head trainer and manager of the largest horse ranch in the west, and Samantha is called out to treat their prize stallion.  

Their reunion ignites sparks of passion neither one is expecting. Though Sam resists at first, Cheyenne’s Native American magnetism draws her into his life, with some help from her mom and fate. Before she knows it Sam is drawn into a spidery web of evil. Together, Sam and Cheyenne must work to solve the mystery before it turns deadly.  

It couldn’t get any worse for Sam, who up until then only pondered mysteries like, “Do cowboys really go commando?” 


4. Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James


essie McKay has accepted her marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years of widowhood, she’s ready to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to spoil her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll ever take orders from another McKay male, he’s got manure for brains. 


Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since the night he confessed his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. Unexpectedly faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help in taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots exclusively under her bed for the duration.


The sexual heat that’s always simmered between them ignites. Brandt is determined to make the temporary situation permanent, proving to Jessie he’s a one-woman man. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially not a McKay.


5. Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis


After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction.
After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he’d see Big Sky country again. But now that his family’s Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker’s back for the summer—and spending all his time running from “cowgirls” who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.


6. His Outback Cowgirl by Alissa Callen


Australian cowgirl Bridie Willis travels to Montana to escape the pain of losing her father. Headstrong and determined, she plans to spend the summer alone photographing wild animals. Instead she finds herself saddled with a stubborn cowboy as a back-country guide.

Ethan Morgan has been shaped by a childhood spent on the run. Cautious, steady and conservative, he is tasked with ensuring the beautiful, risk taking cowgirl doesn't ditch him or come to any harm.

But the biggest challenge Ethan must face is to accept how Bridie makes him feel. And the biggest risk Bridie must take is to trust in her heart.


7. Boots and Twisters by Myla Jackson


Lucky Albright’s unlucky streak is so long and wide that she’s been run out of one town and it looks like it may happen again. 


When she finds herself out of money and out of gas in Temptation, Texas, a part-time job from the kind owner of the Ugly Stick Saloon gives her a glimmer of hope that this time things will be different. 


Trent Jameson and Isaac Moore have always believed you make your own luck, but a black cloud of disaster seems to hover over their new hand. Under a tumbling stack of hay, Isaac discovers what Lucky’s hiding beneath baggy clothes and a tough exterior. Enough sexy curves to satisfy both men’s appetites. 


But it isn’t long before Lucky’s history starts wreaking havoc all over town. It’ll take a force of nature to help the ranchers convince the law, the Garden Club—even Lucky herself—that now is no time to hit the road.


8. The Cowgirl & The Unexpected Wedding by Sherryl Woods


Half virginal innocence, half saucy temptress, willful Lizzy Adams had long since stolen rancher Hank Robbins's heart. And then one night, passion overcame common sense and left them both with a little more than just wonderful memories—and the determination to "do the right thing."


For Lizzy, that meant not roping the rugged rancher into marriage. And for Hank, well…what would it take to make the beloved mother-to-be his wife?


9. Cowgirl Crazy by Becky McGraw


wyla Taylor is one frustrated cowgirl. She's not winning at barrel racing or in love. She's spent ten years nursing a crush on her brother's best friend, Ryan Easter, who thinks of her as no more than his little sister. When Twyla catches Ryan with yet another no-good buckle bunny, and calls him out, he tells her to get a life, and that is exactly what she decides to do. One that does not include a buckle-bunny-chasing cowboy with a bad attitude, or an overbearing older brother. 

Ryan Easter is one frustrated cowboy. He's winning every night at bronc riding, and has a different woman in every city. Mostly so he can keep his best friend's fiery little sister, and his desire for her, at bay. Since she grew those proud little breasts of hers, and mile-long legs, Ryan has had to fight his attraction to her. If her brother knew what he was thinking, he would kill Ryan, if her daddy didn't first. Ryan valued the surrogate family the Taylor's provided him with too much to ever go there with their youngest member. 

His diversion techniques work like a charm, until one night he pushes her too far, and Twyla takes off. Ryan knows he has to find her quickly and apologize, or face his best friend's wrath. He finds Twyla in Dallas and decides she's definitely gone cowgirl crazy. He barely recognizes her, because his barrel-racing tomboy is wearing makeup that looks like it was put on with a putty knife and she's working at a bar which borders on a cowgirl strip club. When she isn't serving shots off of her stomach, she's shaking her round ass for any man with a dollar to shove into the waistband of her barely-there shorts. 

Twyla refuses to leave with him, and Ryan knows he better make his final arrangements, or come up with another way to convince her and fast.


10. Jesse by C.H. Admirand


Danielle Brockway’s Uncle Jimmy brought her and her daughter, Lacy, to Pleasure, Texas, to mend her broken heart. Danielle is hoping for a new start, and the last thing she needs is another sweet-talking cowboy who will break her down again. Jesse Garahan is a proud man who wants what his brothers have found — love with a good woman on his ranch. But he’s been burned before. When a curvy blonde cowgirl shows up, the odds are stacked against them. But under the blue Texas sky, they may just be the answer to each other’s prayers. 


Vote for your favorite Cowgirl on my Goodreads list: Yee Haw! Contemporary Romance Novels with Cowgirls

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review 2014-09-24 00:00
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Tom Robbins Is this the Tom Robbins I've read? In contrast to the novels of John Barth, the book descriptions for Tom Robbins make his plots sound like a brand (in the advertising sense) of surrealism someone can read too early. It seems Robbins hangs his hat on well-pegged cultural symbols. So that might explain why his work didn't seem surreal enough to me in my 20s. Then again, I'd already seen a kind of surreal which was rare and real, even by American standards.
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