I <3 Book Review: The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter

By Denise Hunter

By Denise Hunter

The Trouble  With Cowboys

Denise Hunter

October, 2012

Thomas Nelson

Contemporary Christian Romance

304 pages

4 Stars



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.


There is no trouble with cowboys, unless your Annie Wilkerson and one of those cowboys is after you.

From the beginning of the story you can tell that Annie has the world on her shoulders, at least she thinks she does.  She is the mother figure for her younger sister Sierra and Sierra’s son Ryder. Shes trying to find a steady way to provide for her family. The guy she’s dating she doesn’t really have any feelings for and to top it off theres Dylan the cowboy who just wont take no for an answer.

She doesn’t trust Dylan nor any cowboy because her father left their family and her mother spent her life chasing any cowboy who’d let her catch him.  While I don’t belive that one apple spoils the bunch I do understand Annie’s hesitation.  Dylan is by all means HOT,charming and he knows it, in that cute arrogant way .  But Annie will not give him a chance, she’d rather stay with her very boring banker boyfriend who doesn’t inspire any passion.  We soon learn that there is more to Dylan that his charm and good looks, hes caring, funny and a great kisser, something the banker is not.  But when Annie’s career is on the line and Dylan is a risk of losing his favorite horse they both put aside their assumptions to work together and that is when the story heats up.

I found myself getting a little annoyed with Annie, her mistrust would not allow her to give other people a chance, resulting in her thinking she had to do it all.  Some of the solutions to her “problems” were so simple they nearly handled themselves but Annie’s attitude always got in the way.  I’m glad in the end she figured that out or I would be forced to give this book a lower rating.

I think this would make a great book club read or even a lazy Saturday read. I really enjoyed it.


I received this book free from the publisher Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Let's Talk

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s