Sunday, October 14, 2012

Denise Hunter’s “The Trouble with Cowboys” Facebook Party & Kindle Fire Giveaway

About 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.

My Review:

Nothing feels worse that rushing to a conclusion about someone based off of an old experience and then finding out that not only were you wrong and misjudged that person but you wasted a lot of your time with a wrong opinion.  I feel like that is what exactly happens with Annie Wilkerson from The Trouble with Cowboys! She had a bad experience with cowboys in her past and then comes to this irrational conclusion that all cowboys are trouble!  She thinks she knows what Dylan the cowboy is all about and boy does he get on her last nerves.  Even more frustrating than that is that she can’t stop this growing attraction to him and she is determined to NEVER date a cowboy!!

Isn’t it funny how God will seemingly make a joke out of one of our biggest judgments?  I love how because Annie doesn’t want anything to do with a cowboy so God says I’m going to put cowboys all around you and make your daily life include a cowboy! I found that a really funny aspect of the story because so often it does seem like God does those kinds of things. 

My favorite character in the story is Dylan.  He sounds like a handsome and confident cowboy just like Annie fears.  However beneath the surface is this sweet, caring family guy that is just trying to protect his heart.  Annie on the other hand was not as enjoyable as a character.  She’s a bit stubborn in her stereotypes of cowboys and way too controlling. 

The best part of The Trouble with Cowboys has got to be the dialogue between Annie and Dylan.  Their banter and flirting is just hilarious and kept me smiling throughout the entire book.   I also love the forbidden romance idea to it and the secondary store going on with Annie’s sister!! Lots of things to keep ya entertained!

If you have not gotten the chance to read anything by Denise Hunter you need to change that and I say starting with The Trouble with Cowboys is a great start!  This is a third book in a series but I believe it stands on its own great and it is by far my favorite of the three. 

I received this book free from the Litfuse Publicity Tours in exchange for my personal and honest opinion.  All opinions are my own.

To celebrate the release of The Trouble with Cowboys Denise is hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. She'll connect with readers and give away some amazing prizes - including a Kindle Fire! 

Save the Date for October 11th!

Grab your copy of Denise Hunter’s latest book and join her for an Author Chat Party on October 11th at 8:00 PM EST (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 MST, & 5:00 PST)! Haven’t read The Trouble with Cowboys yet? That’s okay, don’t let that stop you from coming to the party! (You may win a copy!)

During the evening she’ll be sharing the story behind the book, posting discussion questions, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of chatting and fun giveaways – books, gift certificates and – a Kindle Fire! She’ll also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book too!

RSVP today and then come back on the 11th … and bring your friends!


  1. Sounds like a great read. I love flirty dialogue.

    And the lesson about preconceived ideas--God's taught me that many times. Hopefully I'll learn it for good and can move on to a new lesson. :D

  2. This looks really cute!!

    I'm a new follower and I would really appreciate it if you would follow me back!