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Catch Me A Cowboy by Katie Lane
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Apr 06, 12

bookshelves: contemporary-romance
Read in March, 2012

Shirlene Dalton recent widow and compulsive spender, has been evicted from her home, unable to meet the repayments. Having been looked after as a child by her brother and then later by her husband, Shirlene is desperate to prove to herself, her friends and the folks of Bramble, Texas that she is no longer the self-absorbed gold-digger with a tendency towards addiction, that everyone accepts and loves. Hiding out in the trailer home of her youth, Shirlene meets up with four orphans on the run and her annoying redneck neighbour, Bubba Wilkes.

Bubba, known as the biggest Hillbilly ever to come out of east Texas, is really William (Billy) Cates. Wealthy Billy might be, but he’s out for revenge on a town he and his family believe is the source of their family’s bad luck. Death, disease, and calamities have followed the Cates family for generations, ever since his ancestor, William Cates was gunned down in Bramble. Billy believes if he can find the bones of his ancestor and bury them in his hometown, the curse will be broken.

This is the third in the series and in my opinion not quite as good as Going Cowboy Crazy and Make Mine a Bad Boy. With the interfering but endearing and slightly over-the-top characters of Bramble, Texas this is still a really funny and entertaining read. Katie Lane does these quirky characters of smalltown Texas very well. Shirlene, the heroine may be slightly ditzy but she is lovable - …very few people disliked Shirlene and none of them were men. And she redeems herself. Billy is wonderful as he teaches Shirlene some “Bubba-lovin’” on a “tour of Wilkesville”.

There were a few open-ends to some of the characters’ stories, notably Austin, the young quarterback star. Hopefully Ms Lane will revisit Bramble some time soon. After only one series (three books and a novella) Katie Lane has become one of my favourite contemporary romance authors.

Although Catch Me a Cowboy can be read as a standalone, it’s better to read the series as a whole and enjoy not just the romances but the people of Bramble. Light, enjoyable, and funny Catch Me a Cowboy is a wonderful end to the Deep in the Heart of Texas series.

Steam: 2.5

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message 1: by Karla (new)

Karla Great review Jill, I love quirky books that center around smalltown life. I have the first one in this series, and hope to read it soon.

Jill % Karla & Baba
Thankyou! I'm sure you'll love KL's writing Karla.

message 4: by KatLynne (new)

KatLynne I loved the first book Jill and hope to read the second soon along with this one. Shirlene was quite a character in the first book.

Great review!

Jill Thanks KatLynne! If you loved book #1 you'll love the next two as well!

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