Friday, April 27, 2018

Counting on the Cowboy

GIVEAWAY
VANNATTER, SHANNON TAYLOR
COUNTING ON THE COWBOY

Ranching is his whole life...until he meets one special city girl

Texas Cowboy Brock McBride knows better than to fall for a city girl. She'll leave and break his heart -- just like his ex-fiancee did. But his job at Chasing Eden Dude Ranch requires working alongside. Dallas wedding planner Devree Malone. And despite fierce resistance, he's falling hard. Yet with Devree's business back in the city, can he convince her she's found her home...with him?

My Review:

"Help! There's a goat on the roof!" Bwahahaha! Best opening line every! And really, you know you can't go wrong when a story features a goat, right? I was definitely hooked. And I'm still grinning over all the laugh-out-loud critter moments in this romance.

Devree is definitely a girly-girl way out of her element. But she's more adaptable than she thinks and she'll do anything to make her very pregnant sister's life easier even if that includes goat wrangling and rooster deflecting -- especially when it includes the company of one very intriguing cowboy with "enigmatic green eyes, cleft chin and dimples that came out of nowhere." (p 56) Makes her forget she's sour on love.

Brock tries to rein in the instant attraction that flares when he meets Devree but fate (and possibly some matchmaking minded adults) keep throwing them together. Not to mention the number of times he ends up rescuing her from one kind of varmint or another. So much laughter -- and the growing tenderness between them is palpable. Sweet and achy and filled me with yearning. There's nothing I wanted more than for these two to find their way towards each other.

Vannatter doesn't make it easy though. Brock, in particular, has a personal struggle that tied me up in knots! And, at one point, Devree disappointed me -- deeply! Phew, I'm happy to report we all made it through to the happily ever after side of the story!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like to win a copy of Counting on the 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 via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 29 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

22 comments:

  1. I want!! Ever since I saw Shannon reveal that cover :-) Can you say "Howdy do Brock!"

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Snicker -- we think alike,Trixi! Good luck!

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  2. The most wonderful thing just happened!
    I read your review and wanted to read this story instantly! The good news, I had already won it from Shannon!
    It's sitting right on top my reading pile!
    I can't wait to read it over the weekend!
    I love that there's humor, and don't you just love the name Devree?
    I want to commend you on your reviews Kav, even when you are reviewing a book I haven't read you don't do spoilers, only telling enough to have us all drooling, lol! Thanks for that :)

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    1. Thanks, Tracey. I try really hard not to include spoilers sometimes I'm not sure if I succeeded. Happy that you have this one already on your TBR pile. It will be a happy reading weekend!

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  3. thanks for your review. haha a goat on the roof. I love it. this sounds like a fun story. would love to read something from this new to me author. I am just starting to read contemporary books.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Well, here is definitely a great place to start -- for a taste of both for contemporary and Shannon Taylor Vannatter's work. Good luck, Lori.

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  4. I love Shannon's books. They are always on my TBR list. This one sounds good!

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. It's one of her best, I think. Good luck, Sylvia.

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  5. WANT this. :D lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  6. I’m glad you made it through. 😊
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. But it was touch and go there for a while. :-) Good luck, Lucy!

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  7. I always books by Shannon! Looks like another good one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. She's a great author, isn't she? Good luck, rubynreba!

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  8. Cool a cowboy. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. There's something about cowboys...sigh. Good luck, Kim.

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, LSA -- good luck!

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  10. Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a new to me author but one I'd definitely like to get to know better. " COUNTING ON THE COWBOY" sounds like a fun ride to take while reading through the pages. Thanks for the review and calling this author to my attention. Appreciate the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You'll love her books, Kay. Good luck.

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  11. This book sounds like a really fun read. Count me in please. Thanks for the review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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