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The Last Cahill Cowboy (Cahill Cowboys #4)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  75 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Bounty hunter Chance Cahill blows into town like tumbleweed, a rootless drifter with danger written all over him. For this man doesn't care whether he lives or dies. It's what makes him so fearless—and so deadly.Ellie Jenkins, plain as brown paper, is determined to marry for love. It's only when she comes face-to-face with childhood friend Chance that she realizes what she ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Harlequin
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This is a very good story of two old friends reunited. The hero is a cowboy turned bounty hunter who returns home to help right a wrong. The heroine is "plain as brown paper" (in her mother's words) and torn between pleasing her parents and following her own heart.

This is the conclusion of a four-book "Cahill Cowboys" continuity about the three Cahill brothers and their sister, but this book stands alone very well. I haven't read the previous books, and I didn't feel lost in this one; however,
Jun 07, 2016 Teri-k rated it liked it
Another mixed quality book from this author. I really enjoyed the first half of this story - the MC's were realistic and interesting, the plot had some originality and the story moved well. (It didn't matter that I hadn't read the earlier books.) Then the author forced her MCs to have sex - and yes, it felt very forced - there's no way Ellie would do what she did, so her personality had to change suddenly, then revert back after those scenes were over. That entire section of the book felt really ...more
Jan 28, 2012 Ruth rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, won
I had a very hard time putting this book down. I can't wait to read more!
I won this from a FirstReads giveaway, not knowing that this was the final book in a series. From the premise, I thought it would be a cute read, but I worried about how much I'd understand since I hadn't read the first three books. Thankfully, I wasn't lost at all and I had no troubles following along with the plotline. There was enough backstory weaved throughout the book that I was able to slip into the lives of the Cahill siblings with ease. While I haven't read the others, I thought the ide ...more
Great conclusion to the series. Chance is the last of the siblings to come back to help find their parents' murderer. When he left, his best skill was his shooting, so he became a bounty hunter. He felt that his parents' deaths were his fault, and saw no hope for a good life for himself. When he returned, one of the first people he saw was Ellie, his sister's best friend. He was stunned by the changes he saw, and the attraction he felt. He also knew that she was far too good for him. Ellie was g ...more
Most of you, my fabulous readers, know that I have a weak spot for romance novels. I know they’re not written amazingly nor do they have the most creative plot lines, but damn – they hook me in. I love those roguish rakes and loose ladies. I can’t help it. I’m addicted. With that being said I ventured into the “western” branch of Harlequin romances and came out with The Last Cahill Cowboy by Jenna Kernan.

Traveling back to his hometown to help find the person who brutally murdered his parents, Ch
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Mar 10, 2012 Irene Jackson rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I adored Chase the bad boy bounty hunter mmmm. I thought Ellie could have done with a bit more backbone ,especially towards her mother, but I liked them together. They had known each other before his family split up after their parents death and got together when Chance came home to help his siblings find out who killed their parents.
The resolving book in the series there was more than enough background so you could follow it easily if you had not read all the s
Jun 25, 2012 Jim rated it liked it
Jenna Kernan’s “The Last Cahill Cowboy” is a good read. Yes some of the characters are stereotypes, but luckily do not fall into caricature. Also, how the “culprit” makes a decision that only, in part, is reasonable.
She let’s us learn of the characters in due time. She lets us know about them bit by bit, but without making us wonder. Or in other words let’s tells us what we need to know without making the reader become impatient. We like the characters the good, the bad, and the ugly in all of
Apr 16, 2012 Yessica rated it liked it
This story was ok and is the last book to delve into the muders of the mother and father of the Cahill family. The plot moves along with various of the past heroes and heroines playing a part and also havin some page time. In all this the plot. reason , and culprits are found finally giving the Cahill family peace and also bringing the siblings past fallout to a resolution. While I enjoyed getting to know chase I didn't connect with him or his heroine, they were so-so and din't really do anythin ...more
A light read with a light romantic story that just keeps up with the resolution to the Cahill family murder mystery. Ellie was such a doormat and Chance was a total drifter so it was good to see them settle down and that's about all they have going for them. The action at the end was great but we should have seen more of it throughout the story because Chance could have had more opportunities to shine instead of his brothers. Leanna also had more to do in this story than Eliie so it felt odd to ...more
Hero's a bounty hunter who's been at odds with his brothers since their parents died, and looking after his sister. He heads back home when the sister left a note that their parents' death wasn't an accident. Heroine shows up a little late in the story--she's the sister's former best friend. It's a ... it's a Western, and a romance, with lots of shooting and Deadwood-type violence and betrayal, and it's still a romance. There's a lot of backstory, but it's handled pretty well. I enjoyed it.
Jul 31, 2013 June rated it it was amazing
So this is the last book in the series. This was my favorite. Loved the story. Loved how Chance treated Ellie. And how the whole story finally unfolded. I've also read stuff by this author before and enjoyed her writing. In fact it was this book and author that led me to the whole series. You'll need to read all five to get the full story. I actually gave this one five stars while the others got four stars.
Feb 05, 2012 Jenny rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, romance
This is a free book from the Goodreads First Reads giveaways.
This was a light historical romance read set in Texas in the late 1880's. Chance Cahill is a bounty hunter returning home after hearing that his parent's accidental death was actually a murder. Although I didn't read the prior books describing Chance's older 3 siblings, there was enough history given to jump into this book & plot.
Sep 04, 2012 Diana rated it liked it
I won this book thru the First Reads giveaway and it was a signed copy by Jenna Kernan.
I had not read the previous books on the Cahill's, so it was good that this book caught the reader up on the goings of all the siblings and what they were currently doing and how it brought them all together as a family again. Good read by the pool!
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Bestselling author, Jenna Kernan, writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue, Western Historical fiction and paranormal romance for the Nocturne line. Winner of the Book Buyers' Best award and two-time RITA nominee, Jenna has published over twenty romance novels since WINTER WOMAN in 2003. Her APACHE PROTECTOR series releases in December 2015 with SHADOW WOLF (#1). Other titles include: HUNTE ...more
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“Ellen Louise, you've done the sensible thing all your life. Now's the time to follow your heart."
"What if I do that and he still turns me down?"
"What if you don't and you never know?”
“Dang it, Chance. You been here one day and you killed a man and split another one's skull open. I got enough to do without you adding more work."
Chance kept his tone level. "He drew on me."
"Why were you over in the Badlands in the first place?"
"You know why."
Bowie glared, then lowered his voice. "Think you can get through a day without killing someone?"
"Don't know. It's early yet.”
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