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Catch Me A Cowboy (Deep in the Heart of Texas #3)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  918 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
Shirlene Dalton has it all: a dream marriage to a man who spoils her rotten and the most outrageous mansion Bramble, Texas, has ever seen. But when her husband unexpectedly dies, Shirlene finds herself right back where she started-in a rundown trailer on the wrong side of the tracks. Never the type to let a little bad luck and a whole heap of heartache get her down, Shirle ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Forever (first published January 1st 2012)
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Christi Snow
Dec 18, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I love Katie's little town of Bramble. Seriously, I laugh out loud constantly while reading these books and this one with Bubba's (aka: Billy) exploits had me rolling! (By the way, I am from West Texas and it should be noted that we really aren't this bad of hicks....I swear!)

This book features Shirlene. I'll admit, she hasn't been my favorite character of the series, but I bawled my eyes out when her husband died in book #2. In this book, we see a very different Shirlene than the ric
**original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance**

Hot hillbilly cowboy dumber than rocks but really has a secret identity? Check.
Sassy gold digging widow with a heart of gold? Check.
Four orphans camping out at said gold digging widow's old digs? Check.
Town full of good ol' folks who cain't seem to keep their mouth shut from gossiping about anyone and everyone even though it's probably not true? Check.

Welcome to Bramble, Texas.

Shirlene Dalton has been kicked out of her home due
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Catch Me a Cowboy is book three in the A Deep in the Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane, and I have to say it is my favorite so far. This one made me laugh, cry, and touched my heart in a way that you want from a good book. Like the other two the people in this book come alive. You feel like you know them.

Shirlene Dalton had it all until her much older husband died suddenly of a heart attack. Her world quickly is falling apart. She did so much retail ther
Apr 27, 2014 Cora rated it really liked it
Simplemente fantástico. Un libro sencillo, sin grandes aspiraciones que se lee con una sonrisa en la boca. Personajes entrañables y un pueblo majareta, que me ha hecho reir continuamente.
El que más me ha gustado de la serie.
Tara Lee
Apr 07, 2012 Tara Lee rated it it was amazing
(review originally posted on blog in April) I finished Catch Me a Cowboy by Katie Lane the other day. It's the 3rd book in the series and definitely did not disappoint. I wasn't sure how I'd like it without the main characters from the 2 other books being more front and center, but Billy (Bubba) Wilkes and Shirlene Dalton were definitely great leads.

Not only did poor Shirlene lose her husband but due to some bad financial management, she loses her house as well. Now, part of me didn't feel sorr
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Catch Me A Cowboy is the 3rd book in the Deep In The Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane. I honestly didn’t think I could enjoy a book in this series more than the last one, but I was wrong. I loved, loved, loved it!

Shirlene Dalton grew up rough. She escaped it all when she married a very wealthy, older man. Most people assume she married Lyle for money and many would be surprised to find out she loved him. Now, he’s died of a heart attack and she’s all alone and back to square one. She’s been s
Sep 26, 2012 Vilia rated it really liked it
Review from Backchatting Books

This is probably my favourite in this series because Shirlene is such a genuine and generous creature. Life seemed to be easy for her in the first two books as her wealthy husband indulged her every whim. At the end of the last novel, "Make Mine a Bad Boy", he passed away though and the company he worked for went bust. Shirlene is kicked out of her beautiful mansion and with no other options, moves into a tacky trailer on the wrong side of the tracks. Her redneck ne
This is book 3 in the Deep in the Heart of Texas Series. I've listened to all three books and recommend all of them. Listening to the books in order is preferable (so you can get to know the crazy people of Bramble, TX) but not necessary. This is a story about picking up the pieces of your life and starting over. It's about appreciating family and friends and realizing that truly the best things in life are free.

Although this story is very fun, there are parts that are very sad and I cried my e
Sue Grimshaw
Apr 18, 2012 Sue Grimshaw rated it liked it
Looking for a fun crazy kind of story?

Shirlene went from rags to riches until her husband passes and leaves her penniless; now back on the other side of the tracks she digs down to her inner strength relying on her quirky humor and the sexy hick next door. And, she has a piglet pet, Sherman.

Bubba is Billy & he and his brothers are back in town to right a wrong in an age old family feud, only the old codger died and left his sexy widow to fend for herself. Not intending to care about Shirlen
Aղցela W.
Spoiler Ahead This was a book three in the "Deep in the Heart of Texas Series" Shirlene Dalton had it all she went from living in a trailer to living in the most outrageous mansion Bramble, Texas to back to the trailer when her husband dies unexpectedly. Shirlene was not one of my favorite character's in this series although I did feel bad when her husband died in book two. Bubba/Billy Wilke is new to this little town, but they have embraced him as one of their own. And when this town accepts ...more
May 11, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy
I'm really enjoying this series and all the crazy characters that live in the small Texas town where each book takes place. Each book stands alone but I recommend reading them in order as the characters show up book to book. This is book 3 about Shirlene Dalton who finds herself broke after the death of her wealthy older husband. She ends up living back in the rundown trailer where she grew up, which also is home to four runaway orphans who have been hiding out there. Next door lives a hot cowbo ...more
Christine Kochanowski
Jun 02, 2015 Christine Kochanowski rated it really liked it
Shelves: living-room
Great series, Great book. A quick fun read.
Not just DNF, but Could Not Finish. This is not just a light hearted, airy romance; this is the first cowboy romance I've read that was so damn silly and stupid it felt insulting. I made it to Chapter 13, about a 100 pages in, but between the chainsaw wielding "midget," Darlene being hog tied by some kids, and her drowning in the lake fishing with Bubba - I couldn't take any more. Not to mention, this town is full of dumb-dumbs like Gene who don't know the difference between a music record and a ...more
Sep 08, 2014 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chris by: Can't stop Believing Thomas

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Catch Me a Cowboy is book three in the A Deep in the Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane, and I have to say it is my favorite so far. This one made me laugh, cry, and touched my heart in a way that you want from a good book. Like the other two the people in this book come alive. You feel like y
Mary Gramlich
Mar 24, 2012 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing
How hard is it to dust off the demons from the past anyway?

Shirlene Dalton has known life at the both ends of the food chain and knows the top is much better. So, why again has she found herself living in the awful mobile home she grew up in - well out of control spending for one. Shirlene was a grieving widow who was offered help but she couldn't stop to get it she was busy shoe shopping. Now she has found herself trying to make the ends meet in her broken down home and get along with her neig
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Apr 08, 2012 Cindy ~ SnS Reviews rated it it was amazing
Shirlene Dalton had it all. She was married to the richest guy in Bramble, TX and spent money like there was no tomorrow. But when he up and dies suddenly with his company on the verge of bankruptcy which also means the town is in jeopardy, Shirlene keeps on spending to get over her grief and pays no attention that she has no way of paying off loans and ignores warning's from the bank until she is evicted from her mansion. Shirlene didn’t start off in life with a silver spoon in her mouth. She g ...more
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I laughed so much reading this book. I had tears in my eyes. I read the book in two days, because I could not put it down.

Shirlene Dalton was a likeable character from the beginning in Going Cowboy Crazy. A part of me thought she was a little shallow but I never fully realized that she was a true survivor, no matter what.
I read that Ms. Lane pictured Mayberry a little when she thought of Bramble, Texas. I’m not old enough to actually remember the s
Jan 18, 2012 Ada rated it it was amazing
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Mar 29, 2012 My Book Addiction and More MBA rated it really liked it
CATCH ME A COWBOY(DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS) by Katie Lane is an interesting Contemporary Western Romance set in Bramble, Texas. This is Book #3 in the "deep in the Heart of Texas"series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,"Make Mine a Bad Boy" and "Going Cowboy Crazy". This is the story of Shirlene Dalton,a widow who goes from a mansion to a rundown trailer after her husband's death. And sexy,handsome, bad boy,Billy Wilkes who has a score to settle with the town of Bramble,Texas. Until beaut ...more
Nov 06, 2016 Aly rated it really liked it

Shirlene Dalton is down on her luck. Her husband died from a heart-attack, she's banished from her home and she find herself talking to the pig she's babysitting for her friend. She have no other choice than to return to her childhood trailer where she discover a group of raggamuffins squatting it.

But how can she take care of the little hooligans when she already have a tough time dealing with her own problems? And what about this insane attraction for the ultimate hillbilly in town? And how
Jul 10, 2012 drey rated it liked it
I couldn’t stop laughing at some of the passages in Catch Me a Cowboy! Katie Lane’s heroine Shirlene is full of spunk and attitude, even with a heart softer than a marshmallow. She’s widowed, then turned out of her mansion so she returns to the trailer she grew up in – and finds new “tenants” in it.

Trying to keep up appearances isn’t easy, but she sure tries her darnedest – and the tenants and her neighbor really don’t know what to make of her, never mind figuring out how to get rid of her. They
Oct 22, 2013 Cindie rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star for Katie Lane.

Hilarity continues in the 3rd book about the Texas town of crazy and wonderful people. I feel in love with them all in book one of this series and I wish it really existed because the people are funny, caring and I know I said it already, but crazy.

I would love to go to the diner and sit and talk with them all and watch the chaos swirl around.

This book picks up with the story of a group of kids who have escaped from an abusive foster family, a rich hunky cowboy who
Ashley Dawn
Mar 19, 2012 Ashley Dawn rated it it was amazing
I completely enjoyed this book. The third in this series, we meet back up with Shirlene Dalton. Her wealthy husband has passed away leaving her in a bit of a mess...mostly of her own making from her spending habits. She now is back where she grew up, evicted from her mansion and in a run down trailer. The trailer just happens to be inhabited by 4 kids and the neighbor is the biggest redneck ever, Bubba.
I loved that the old characters were still around and their families had grown! Shirlene is a
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Book #3 in the Deep in the Heart of Texas Series

Shirlene Dalton has recently lost her husband. Now after finding out that his business was failing, she's pretty much broke & her mansion is in foreclosure. But Shirlene isn't one to curl up in a ball & cry over her problems. She goes back to her childhood trail park home after she's locked out of the mansion. And discovers there are 4 homeless runaway children living there after one of them tries to scare her away with a chainsaw. One thin
Things haven't gone so great for Shirlene since Lyle (rest his soul) up and died on her. In fact, she finds herself right back where she started...the trailer park. But because Shirlene is Shirlene, that's not necessarily a bad thing since she carries her fun in her pocket and her pocketbook. She can make an adventure out of pig-sitting. But for this outing she gets to make one out of 'Bubba' Billy Wilkes instead.

But Billy's doing something that's really hard to do in Bramble. He's keeping a sec
Jo (My House of Books)
Ms. Lane picks up directly where she left off in Bramble, Texas, with Catch Me a Cowboy. Shirlene Dalton rose high from her trailer-park childhood only to fall back to it when her husband unexpectedly dies and his company is threatened by creditors. William Cates, known as Bubba Wilkes by the townspeople, came to Bramble with revenge on his mind. He plans the town's demise by buying Dalton Oil, but living next to Shirlene's trailer he sees a different side to the woman he calls a gold digger.

Mary (BookHounds)
Apr 17, 2012 Mary (BookHounds) rated it really liked it
This is a very wonderful and humorous read about Branble, Texas filled with characters that are so believably wacky that they are believable. Shirlene has spunk and the need to survive which will make you proud of her. I want a Bubba for my own since he is just so darn hunky and down to earth. As with any small town, there are the typical types like the ancient Moses, who knows everything that is happening much like my neighbor growing up but appears to be asleep. Don't let an
Apr 09, 2012 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, 2012, romance
I was surprised by this book. I didn’t expect to like Shirlene as much as I did, although if the whole book had been the Shirlene that was at the start of the book it would have gotten old fast. I also really liked how Shirlene didn’t let her situation get her down, in some ways her actions were realistic, yet they fit her. I loved how Shirlene rambled around town with the pig and how she took to the kids even though they scared her. The town, like normal put in their two cents. I loved the end ...more
Apr 29, 2014 Gail rated it it was amazing
Shirlene Dalton has it all and than her husband ups and dies on her. She loses everything. She doesn't want the people in town to know. She ends up moving into the run down trailer she grew up. She finds some homeless kids living in her trailer and takes them under wing. Shirlene always wanted to have a baby but never did. Living next door is Billy Wilkes who is trying to wipe the town of Bramble off of the map. Can Shirlene stop him? Sparks fly between the two of them and will Shirlene learn hi ...more
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, and Tender Heart Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.
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