Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Claiming Her Cowboy

GIVEAWAY
RADCLIFFE, TINA
CLAIMING HER COWBOY

Her temporary cowboy

Attorney Jackson Harris regularly goes toe-to-toe with the world's toughest lawyers -- but none of them compare to Lucy Maxwell. The feisty director of Oklahoma's Big Heart Ranch for orphans is as stubborn as she is pretty. But Jack must stay focused: he's only there to evaluate the ranch's funding. Falling for Lucy and the sweet children she protects is out of the question. Though Lucy is determined to keep the ranch she's not about to give control to a city slicker -- even a devastatingly good-looking one. But as they bump heads, Jack and Lucy gradually nudge open their hearts. Could a temporary cowboy become a permanent part of Lucy's life?

Big Heart Ranch: where new beginnings are found

My Review:

First off. That cover!!!!! Kind of makes a fainting couch warning redundant since you're already in full swoon mode. And yes, Jack, that 'white collar rebel' (p 61) is just as alluring as that cover art promises.

The citified Oklahoma boy is getting back to his roots and it's a baptism by fire thanks to Lucy's wicked sense of justice (aka humour.) This is romantic comedy at it's finest. One scene in particular -- involving a certain cantankerous Mrs. Carmody filled me with giddy delight. In fact, I pretty much snort/hiccuped my way through the entire read because that's what happens when I laugh and cry at the same time and Radcliffe is really good at fusing humour with heart-wrenching tenderness. I was a sniveling mess by the end.

So we start out with fireworks right from the first meet. He's determined to protect his aunt's considerable income from 'shysters' like Lucy. She's fuming over his tightfisted reins on the large donation her family counts on to keep their ranch for orphans running.These two are a riot together -- the micro manager in her doesn't want to give an inch. She's all about control and he's all about wresting it from her. Sparks fly, tempers flare and it's time to cue the wickedly clever banter. And all that charged electricity serves to heighten the romance because "He'd rather argue with Lucy than spend time with anyone else." (p.118)

And while Miss Lucy was busy claiming her cowboy, I was losing my heart to the littlest cowboy on the ranch. Gape-toothed, tousled haired five-year-old Dub might just outshine Jack as hero of the day. The little guy has a Goliath size faith and he isn't afraid to show it.

Heartwarming, toe-curling and hilarious. What's not to love? And kudos to the author for using fiduciary in a sentence more than once. It really doesn't get better than this.

My thanks to the author for gifting me with a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Claiming Her Cowboy, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw vie email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held on Sunday December 10 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

35 comments:

  1. Holy Moly, this was one wild ride wasn't it?? Jackson versus Lucy...whoo weee! Yeah, I agree with the snort laughter thing because I was doing plenty of it myself :-) Nothing beats humor in a story and Tina knows how to deliver it!

    This has so much going for it that you can't fit it all in a ten gallon Resistol hat...lol!

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    1. Bwahahaha -- good one, Trixi. Yes, an awesome read all around.

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  2. This one is next up on my TBR pile. Can hardly wait.

    Thanks for getting me more excited to read it!

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    1. You'll be even more excited when you do. Happy reading, Cindy!

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  3. Kav! You nailed Claiming Her Cowboy perfectly!

    I relived the story as I read your review and am sitting hear shaking my head saying, yes, that's exactly right! Maybe my favorite review of yours this year, and that's saying something because you always put your finger right on the pulse of the story! Thanks for the morning smile :)

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    1. Ah, thanks, Tracey. Such a fun read! And so excited that this is the first in a series!!!!

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  4. I have this book and can't wait to read it..SOON!
    Your fantastic review certainly convinces me to read the book next! I always enjoy Tina's books!

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    1. Happy to help you resort your reading priorities, Jackie. :-)

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  5. Did you say COWBOY?! :) lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL That got your attention, eh? Good luck, Susan!

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  6. YAY! I Love, Love Inspired and I Love Cowboys. This book's a Win-Win for me. I bet it's even in a Small Town Too. Thanks for the chance :)
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Definitely a win-win for you, Linda. This one ticks all the boxes. Good luck!

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    2. Yay Just what I Love
      Thanks for the chance

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  7. oh wow this sounds wonderful. and there is more than one cowboy. how cool
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. There's a ranch full of cowboys, Lori. Yeehaw! Good luck.

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  8. Sounds good. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamaetr(atjaol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck!

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  9. OH my! Swooning as I read your review of CLAIMING HER COWBOY. Is it hot in here or just me? Add to the mix of hunks one cutie batootie little boy and I hooked hook line and sinker. Now that's a cover that has READ ME all over it! I sure would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Dub does cast a spell on the hardest of hearts. :-) And Cowboy Jackson isn't too shabby either. Good luck, Kay.

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  10. I was going to pass on this giveaway (even with that good looking cover) until I read "This is romantic comedy at it's finest." Count me in, please. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Ah...a fan of romantic comedy? Look no further.Good luck, Pam.

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  11. I love the cover! Just love your review and can't wait to read this book. Thank you.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I know -- isn't that cover awesomesauce?! Good luck, Pam.

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  12. Sounds great. Would love to win. LariATprocunierDotnet

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  13. You have convinced me. I really want to read this book. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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    1. Glad I could be convincing. :-) Good luck, Jan.

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  14. Just that cover and your review makes me add this to my must read list! Thanks for your review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I know, right? We're all drooling over that cover. LOL Good luck, Donna.

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  15. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  16. Sounds like a heartwarming book to cuddle up with and you are right, the cover is very catchy!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- a catchy cover for a quite-a-catch hero. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  17. I completely forgot that Tina Radcliffe had a new release this month. I try to read all of her new ones, but your review multiplied my eagerness. And, seriously, romantic comedy? My absolute favorite romance sub-genre! tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. And this is the start of a great new series. You'll love it, Terrill. Good luck.

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