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Going Cowboy Crazy (Deep in the Heart of Texas #1)

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Faith Aldridge wants answers. Bramble, Texas is the only place she can find them . . . as well as Hope, the identical twin sister she never knew she had. But the townsfolk reckon that shy city-girl Faith is really her long-lost sister Hope, back in Bramble at last. And they're fixin' to do whatever it takes to heat things up between her and Hope's long-time f
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Published May 1st 2011 by Forever
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Faith goes to Bramble TX looking for a twin she never knew she had. What she finds is a case of mistaken identity, a smokin' hot cowboy, who tries everything to seduce her, a small town full of quirky busybodies, said busybodies refuse to believe she is Faith and not her twin, which causes a ruckus and a dog named Buster, she almost accidentally kills,well, almost on a daily basis.

Being TEXAS born and bred myself, I was cringing at some of the satirical stereotypes of a small Texas town, but on
Such a fun read, I enjoyed it from beginning to end! I couldn't put it down, even though I was forced to because of other obligations, I would make an excuse so I could go read a chapter. I just loved all the crazy characters and Slate was sooo sexy, I just wanted him to be himself sometimes and show his temper, but he stayed so in control.

The story was a little farfetched, but I still loved it. It was about a set of twin girls who were separated at birth and they don't know about each other. S

"If you think my truck is big..." (bumper sticker on Bubba's pickup)

Going Cowboy Crazy is Katie Lane's cheeky debut novel about life in a small Texas town...and she has hit the ground running. Her style is a mish-mash of Susan Elizabeth Phillips (quirky but loveable secondary characters), Rachel Gibson (believable romance between two polar opposites) and Vicki Lewis Thompson (sexy, swaggering, modern-day cowboys). This is one of the sweetest books I've read in a long time and was just what I nee
4.5 stars

Funny, sexy, wonderful.
For readers who love hot Texas cowboys, humour, hot Texas cowboys, great writing, hot Texas cowboys, small town romance and hot Texas cowboys.
One of the best contemporary romances I've read.
And one of the very best debut romances.
I loved it! A fun, sexy read that will have you laughing out loud!
Kellie G.
Light, cute, fluffy romance with mild steam and a super sexy cowboy. It was just what I was in the mood for.
Jane Stewart
The first half was fun. The last half was thrown together with stupid assumptions.

I was angry and felt the author wasted my time with stupid reasons for fights and conflicts between the couple.

They are falling in love. She plans to leave soon to return to her job in Chicago. So when he wants to talk and take her to the dance, she says no she has another date. He’s angry and leaves. She didn’t have a date. She found one later. She had decided that she and Slate “were not compat
Christi Snow
Full review coming, but I LOVED this great West Texas romance.

My Review:
Being a Texas gal at heart, this book had all the things that my TX heart cowboys, rough & tumble trucks, Friday night football, and a great honky tonk.

Faith came to Bramble, TX looking for her twin sister, Hope. She just found out about her at the age of 30. What she finds instead is an entire family that she didn't know about, a town that takes her into it's embrace refusing to believe that she's not Hope,
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Going Cowboy Crazy is a sensational debut from author Katie Lane- smart, funny and sexy!

When Faith Aldridge’s mom reveals a shocking secret, the shy and sheltered thirty-year-old sets out on a road trip to find the identical twin sister she never knew she had. Her adventure starts in the small town of Bramble, Texas, where the townsfolk mistake her for her sister and town’s sweetheart, Hope, and no amount of denials will change their mind. But the sexy golden cowboy and the towns favorite quarte
Feb 20, 2014 Lyndi marked it as d-n-f
I made it 14%. Which is amazing, because I was ready to give up at 3%. I don't like it when the foundation of the whole plot rests on a ridiculous and pointless lie. But I pushed on to see how it would go.

So at 14%, we've met Faith - a shy, Chicago-based woman who is on the hunt for her long-lost twin sister, Hope. Faith goes to Bramble, Texas to track Hope down, but Hope has long since moved to Hollywood. Cue everyone immediately thinking that Faith is actually Hope. The blurb made it sound lik
First in the series Deep in the Heart of Texas by Katie Lane. A fun but somewhat far fetched contemporary romance. Being a fellow Texan I could relate to some of the antics. Their stereotypical love of football and egos as big as the state itself. Yes, I can relate. Faith's reactions and those of her family didn't ring all that true with me but it was still a fun witty read
A sexy, sizzling hilarious look at life in a small southern town.

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Anne OK
I really like this new author. Suddenly I'm feeling the need for quick, fun, laughable summer reads and this one fit the bill.
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May 09, 2011 Carrie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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GOING COWBOY CRAZY is a very fun book! I love the characters and the whole premise of the story. Faith Aldridge, having recently learned that she has a twin sister, travels to a small town in Texas to meet her. She shows up and the whole town mistakes her for her sister, who lives in Hollywood. I loved how everyone in Bramble treats her from the beginning. One person tells her her short hair (which is very different from her sister’s extra long locks) is “kinda cute in a short, ugly kinda way.” ...more
Cynthia D'Alba
As I have a deep-seated fascination with cowboys (and guys in tight jeans and a cowboy hat!), this book cover and title caught my eye. I went to very few of the publisher signings during the 2011 RWA National conference, but I found myself walking through the Grand Central signing as I had a couple of friends signing. As soon as I saw this book displayed I headed for Katie Lane's table.

I don't know Katie and had never read anything by her. (She has another book out that I also picked up and rea
Patti Loves FAB Romance
I read to page 166 and I just couldn't go any further. Faith is looking for her separated-at-birth twin sister, Hope, and when she gets to town, Hope is gone. The town thinks she's Hope and she goes along with it. She's attracted to Slate, and the town is thrilled that Hope and Slate are "finally gettin' together again", but after she sleeps with Slate and then figures out Slate and Hope dated in the past, she's furious! Even though every word out of the townsfolk's mouth alluded to it and the l ...more
I know I said that I won't be reading too much NA books this month. I have every intention of reading just one, to take a break from Jane Eyre. But no, I got hooked and read all full stories available on the series. Hahaha!

I did enjoy KL's short story on Small Town Christmas, and that is the main reason I'm reading her romantic (cowboy) novels.

GCC tells the story of Faith who comes to the town of Bramble to meet her long-lost twin sister. (There's a slight similarity from Donna Cruz' movie Dahil
Beatriz Valle
It was ok until the twin showed up. .. i couldn't keep reading it after that
I really enjoyed this book. There were a few laugh out loud moments - specially when Faith was dealing with the dog! Football is a big deal in Texas and it was funny how the whole town was telling Slate things. Shows that twins can be very different but yet be the same in some ways. Can't wait to read the next one.
Had high hopes for this one. It wasn't terrible, but in the end it wasn't spectacular either.

This book would define why I'm wary of "small-town" settings in romance novels. This is the sort of setting where nobody is capable of minding their own business that just drives me insane. The town in this book though? Took the cake in the fucked up retarded lunatics Olympics. There aren't enough bad words and insults to describe this town so I'm not even going to try. Let's just say I loathed every sin
Michelle the Romance Witch
an okay read with lots of craziness and some serious issues but some fun too. but im not loving it... have to give book two a chance before i decide if i read the whole series.
En realidad 3,5*
Tengo debilidad por la screwball comedy y también me atrae el tema del urbanita perdido en una pequeña comunidad rural y esta novela combina ambos elementos, así que me lo he pasado bomba con las situaciones ridículas, las conclusiones absurdas y los personajes con medio cerebro.
Generalmente no soporto los personajes así pero cuando es consciente por parte del autor como elemento cómico y sabe qué material maneja me dejo llevar a su loco terreno y no analizo para solo disfrutar d
I loved this book. It was my first book by Katie Lane and will not be my last. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Faith is Hope's twin sister but they know nothing about each other since Faith was given away at birth. Faith tries to pass herself off as Hope who had gone to California but everyone thinks has returned to marry Slate her high school best friend. Faith is the complete opposite of Hope and Slate knows it. The sparks fly between the two of them. Let the adventure begin.I had ...more
Faith Aldridge came to Bramble, Texas looking for one thing: her long-lost identical twin sister, Hope. Having grown up in big city life, Faith has to cope with small town mentalities, considered this small town is under the impression that this city girl is actually their town sweetheart. Now they are fixing to do anything to keep her in town and heat things up between her and Hope's long-time flame Slate Calhoun.

Slate isn't fooled by the way the two look. Faith feels completely different in hi
Chelsea Tollefson
I recently went to visit my sister in Sheridan, Wyoming. I was completely enthralled by the culture there, including (but not limited to) cute, charming cowboys. So I saw this little gem pop up on the B&N top 100 list, and I just had to get it.

This is written from both the point of view of Faith, uptight city-slicker academic who's looking for her long-lost twin, and Slate, charming cowboy extraordinaire. It was a little more Harlequin-romancey than I was expecting. By that, I'm not sure wha
So the cover is what attracted me to this book. I can't deny it, its of a pretty fabulous looking cowboy. So right away you know this is going to be a romance. And it was. And not a half bad romance, but nothing out of this world. The cowboy on the cover was more exciting, but hey they can't all be winners.

When Faith rides into the small Texas town of Bramble she hopes to just find her long lost twin sister. What she doesn't expect is to run into handsome Slate, a cowboy coach who is well known
Sandy M
What a fun read this is. It’s been a long drought since the last really good cowboy book I’ve read, so I’m very pleasantly surprised with this one. I love the humor, which is something quite difficult for a lot of authors to get down pat. But Katie Lane has no problem at all in that area. She also gives readers a bit of a different storyline involving twins and one sexy cowboy. At least it’s different for this reader.

Faith Aldridge has just found out at her mother’s deathbed that Faith is a twin
I loved this book! I read it in two days, it was a fun delicious read. I love cowboys.....Slate is not your normal cowboy working as one but he is a modern cowboy from Texas. I can't really describe the high points of the story without giving away the story. Some of it wasn't entirely believable but was enough fun I went with it. I loved the story and loved the ending.

Here is the info from the back of the book: DOUBLE TROUBLE
Faith Aldridge wants answers. Bramble, Texas is the only place she can
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
This was an extremely funny read.

Faith Aldridge shows up in Bramble, Texas to find out where in California her identical twin sister Hope is. Until recently she never knew she had a twin. When she walks into a bar hoping to get answers she is immediately mistaken for Hope who has been gone for 5 years. Faith is a big city girl from Chicago and has no idea how to take all these crazy people and their small town Texas ways. Seems the town wants her (thinking she is Hope) to get back with her high
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