One Texas Cowboy Too Many by Carolyn Brown #Review

One Texas Cowboy Too Many by Carolyn Brown #ReviewOne Texas Cowboy Too Many by Carolyn Brown

Series: #3 Burnt Boot TX
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 1, 2016
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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With each new installment of this series, I have learned to sit back and anticipate the wild and wacky fun between two feuding families, the small town life of Burnt Boot, TX, and a whole lot of cowboy romancing.  For the first time, the series takes the plunge and involves a romance between a member of one of the feuding families and new-comer and cousin to the neutral party.  If the Pig War from the previous book didn’t furnish some laughs, the latest antics of the Brennans and the Gallaghers will with Rhett O’Donnell and Leah Brennan smack dab in the middle.

The story opens when Leah Brennan gets her first look at the new O’Donnell cousin who has come to help the three old ladies and his cousins get their feet under them with the running of the ranches, the store and the bar.  Rhett O’Donnell rides up on black motorcycle with cow horns attached to the front, long hair, and tattoo.  He looks like every girl’s bad boy dream, but he is full-blooded cowboy for all that.  Leah is the quiet, good girl of the Brennan clan and has never once stepped out of line, but for this cowboy, she is willing to defy even her hard as steel grandmother herself.

Rhett has no plans to get anywhere near the feud and has only come to help out his cousin Sawyer with the running of the bar and out on the ranch, but one look at sweet, lovely Leah and he’s ready to cross the neutral line.  But will Leah give up even her family so she can be with a small-time cowboy like him when suddenly Tanner Gallagher her childhood crush is suddenly showing his interest?

This was a fun ranch country romp and as I’ve noted with the earlier books, not meant to be taken seriously.  It builds on the stories that came before it and I enjoyed the connection to Finn and Callie and then Sawyer and Jill from the other books along with the three old ladies who make up the neutral parties.  The feud is incredible and I giggled my way along as one crowd blew up a septic tank that rained down poo and then the other family retaliated also involving the noxious contents of a septic tank.  Things get crazy.  There is a bit of everything in this one even the mystery about Leah’s past and the tantalizing temptation Tanner Gallagher offers about ending the feud if she gets together with him.

The romance was sweet and I enjoyed watching quiet Leah stand up for what was right and best even as her formidable grandmother did quite a lot to break her away from honest, hard-working Rhett.  They are cute together.  Loved their sassy dialogues and fun ‘dates’.  The author has a gift for the way her romantic pairs play off each other and for the charming, heartwarming simple romances.

I’m not sure what will come next in the series, but I am eager to find out.  The feud has escalated one notch higher, but there is hope that maybe the feud can be put to rest.

All in all, this was fun and sassy just as I expected.  It’s not deep, but it brings a smile to the face.  I would recommend the book/series for those who enjoy light and fun small town contemporary western romance.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges Met:

Romance Roundabout #82 CR
Literary Pickers #80 ‘cart’

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • This looks so cute. Is there a love triangle? I’m not big on those, but I think I need to look into this one. Thanks for the review!

    • These are very cute. I guess if you stretch it; you could call it a love triangle. I don’t like them, but this doesn’t have the usual feel of one. Leah knows who she is truly drawn to, but the other guy dangles peace between the feuding families and that is really her only reason not to send him packing immediately.

  • fun, sassy and country…I like 😉

    • btw, love the new look ladies!

      • I like what Shari’s doing, too. She’s got more planned and is doing a bit as she goes. So more surprises to come, Sharonda. 😉

    • Oh yeah. This series is where it’s at for that kinda fun. 🙂

  • Nice review! This sounds like a fun book.

  • I’m happy that you were able to really enjoy this. Right about now I could use some fun and sassy.

    • These are so over the top, but I do enjoy them to get me in a lighter mood.

  • I like her books just for that sassy and sweet

    • Oh yeah! They are that and get me to smiling and laughing quickly.

  • This sounds so entertaining. I know this author is pretty popular too, so maybe I should finally read her books.

    • Lots of humor, sassy dialogue and fun small town quirks. Hope you get the chance, Christy!

  • This one was fun. I just loved the hero/herione. The feud though. Holy cow they have gotten out of hand! Someone needs to give a few of them a good smack down. lol

    • No kidding! I’m thinking its going to take the Nat’l Guard or maybe the Marines Force Recon or something.

  • I’ve read a few books like this one and the small town type feel always makes me smile.

    • Yes, exactly! These put a big grin on my face, too.

  • I really enjoy this author, and haven’t begun this series yet. Good to know they build off each other. I am loving your review and will bump this series up my list.

    • Oh yes, if you love her stuff, then these are a must. They will crack you up. These folks are over the top with their feuding.

  • I like reading this author, and she does great with the cowboys. I am excited to read this one soon. I love the Feud in this series although they get crazy. But that is why feuds are so fun to read hehe

    • Oh yes, her cowboys are delicious. I like that they actually do work and sweat and are tired, but still have time to flirt with the gal. 🙂