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The Trouble with Texas Cowboys

(Burnt Boot, Texas #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  675 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Can a girl ever have too many cowboys?

No sooner does pint-sized spitfire Jill Cleary set foot on Fiddle Creek Ranch than she finds herself in the middle of a hundred-year-old feud. Quaid Brennan and Tyrell Gallagher are both tall, handsome, and rich . . . and both are courting Jill to within an inch of her life. She's doing her best to give these feuding ranchers equal tim
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Trouble With Texas Cowboys was an easy going country romance that made me smile and laugh throughout!

Jill Cleary and Sawyer O’Donnell have just arrived to work at Fiddle Creek Ranch. Sawyer has come on as the new foreman of the ranch, and Jill is there to work and become familiar with Fiddle Creek because she’s to inherit it eventually. What neither expects is to land smack in the middle of two feuding families, The Gallaghers and The Brennans, dragging both Sawyer and Jill into the fray. Be
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Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Quickie Review:

That was a real good time. An easy read with a slow burning romance that was just sweet and heartwarming and set to a backdrop of one crazy little Texas ranching community that's set to feuding and driving everyone a little bit crazy.

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Well, that was a real good time. I mean. You know it's gonna be a lively time when things kick off with the heroine holding the hero at gun point with a shotgun. And The Trouble with Texas Cowb
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although not as comical as the 1st in this series, it was still a fun read. I enjoyed both the H&h. The feud still continues in this story and is as crazy as ever.
Lover of Romance
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a arc copy in exchange for a honest review.

This story is the first book I have ever read from this author, and y'all know how much I love my sexy cowboys...and boy was this book sexy and hot and fun. It definitely blew me away on how much I came to enjoy this story and it really didn't really grab my attention until a few chapters but once I was into this out peeps...or I might just bite you if you interrupt me while reading this one. I had previously seen high ratings f
Originally reviewed for Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy.

This Series continues to crack me up. Carolyn Brown has a gift! She writes about the truly insane.. you know normal, everyday small town America and the folks that live there.

The Trouble with Texas Cowboys is book two in her Burnt Boot Series and it was just as fun as book one.

Jill Cleary has spent her life dreaming of owning a ranch and finally it looks like she has a chance. For now she's just going to be working for her Aunt a
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars: A fun, feisty, feuding families book.

Sawyer O'Donnell stares down the barrel of a sawed off shotgun. A feisty red haired woman is pointing the gun at him, demanding to know why he is in her bunkhouse. Her bunkhouse!? It is his bunkhouse. He is the new hired foreman of Fiddle Creek Ranch in Burnt Boot, Texas. The hot tempered red head turns out to be Jill Cleary, the niece of Gladys Cleary, the owner of Fiddle Creek. Sawyer and Jill are going to be sharing the bunkhouse and working th
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a really fun book. Sawyer has been hired as the foreman of Fiddle Creek Ranch and is just moving into the bunkhouse when he's confronted by a woman with a shotgun. Jill Cleary is the niece of the ranch owner and has come to learn the ins and outs of the ranch she will someday inherit. Once their identities are straightened out, a truce is called between them - just in time for them to need each other's help.

Fiddle Creek is located on land in between two feuding families, families that b
With this second installment of the Burnt Boot, TX series, the feud is heating up and its more than banjos that dual as Sawyer O'Donnell takes the job as foreman for one of the neutral people, Gladys Cleary who owns a small spread and runs the store. He is joined by Gladys' niece, Jill Cleary, and almost the moment he meets the sassy red head sparks fly. But not between the two newest members of the Burnt Boot community. The feuding families, the Brennans and Gallighers, want Gladys' ranch which ...more
*** I received an ARC from Sourcebooks Casablanca through NetGalley for an honest review. Expected publication date: 1/6/15 ***

From the opening sentence this book had me smiling and kept me smiling throughout the entire book. It is filled with fun, humorous, crazy and at time a little over the top moments but very little angst created by the HEA couple and it was a true breath of fresh air for me. This is the first time that I have read a book by this author so I’m not sure if this is her MO but
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brown had me laughing and fully engaged in the story from the get-go. Brown’s light-hearted writing style paints a vivid picture of this corner of Texas, inviting readers into an unforgettable story. She takes everyday life and shows you people how they really are. This fantastic tale kept me in stitches throughout, all the while I was falling further and further in love with this world and the characters that Brown introduces us to.

I fell in love with the heroine on the first page of this novel
Renee Entress
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I was kept interested. The story has laughs, crazy family feuds, kidnapping, and sweet romance.

This is Jill and Sawyer’s story. Jill has come to help out her Aunt on Fiddle Creek Ranch but being located in between the two feuding families is making life difficult. Sawyer is working on the ranch when Jill shows up. Now they have to share the bunkhouse and all the work. After their Aunt’s friend gets hurt they are running the r
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and the Sourcebooks Casablanca for an honest review**

The second book in the series and it took a little while to get into this one. Lots is packed into it, however at times it did feel a bit much.

The Brennan's and Gallagher's are still feuding and Sawyer has come to town (Finn's cousin). Sawyer is working on Glady's farm however Jill has come home in order to help Gladys.

Sharing not only the work on the farm, but work in Lilly's bar and Gladys's shop after Polly has
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Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-cowboys
Jill Cleary has gone back to her Aunts ranch to work, and now two families that have been feuding since forever are after her hand in marriage. Really all they want is the water rights that sits on her property that everyone knows she will inherit. The two families Brennan, and Gallagher, and so far they will go to any lengths to get it. The problem is that she does not like either one her eyes are set on Sawyer O’Donnell who has been hired by her aunts to help during the summer. Working togethe ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carolyn-brown
Someday Jill Cleary will inherit her aunt Gladys Fiddle Creek Ranch. Gladys is getting way up there in years (eighty plus) so Jill came back to help run the ranch. Sawyer O'Donnell was also hired as the foreman to help out. Both will be living in the bunkhouse. Fiddle Creek Ranch is bordered by the Brennan's ranch on one side and the Gallagher ranch on the other side. Both of them would like Fiddle Creek for their own. They each figured if Jill could be wooed then it would be theirs. Quaid Brenn ...more
Angela Crockett
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was supposed to be my keep in the car for appointments book. Alas once I started reading I cold not put it down. Poor Jill Cleary and Sawyer O'Donnell wound up on Fiddle Creek Ranch in the middle of a feud that would put the Hatfield's and Mckoy's to shame.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Reading

What fun with a modern Hatfield & McCoy feud! With two luscious lovers caught in the middle. All the feuding families want is the land under the lovers.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun read and interesting. The ending, however, seemed rushed.
Emily S.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not my thing. Didn't like it.
Mary Silvestri
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Another good story in the Burnt Book series. Carolyn Brown always writes a good story peopled with lots of interesting characters. Good series
Connie S. Koog
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Texas Cowboy

This was a fun read and I laughed through out the book and I have enjoyed the story of the feud.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book really didn't live up to my expectations. I thought it was rather corny and even the feud going on between ranches wasn't enough to keep me interested. I have to say that Carolyn Brown just isn't my style.
Book Info
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402296088 (ISBN13: 9781402296086)
edition language English
series Burnt Boot, Texas #2
other editions None found
Source:Netgalley EARC

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When Sawyer O'Donnell takes a ranch job on a whim, he lands smack dab in the middle of a Texas-sized feud! The Gallaghers and the Brennans are at each other's throats to woo the red-headed spitfire, Jill
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Trouble with Texas Cowboys, the second installment in Carolyn Brown's Burnt Boot, Texas series, is another sweet and fun-filled romance. After their inauspicious first meeting, Sawyer O'Donnell and Jill Cleary team up to avoid getting caught in the middle of a longstanding feud between the Gallaghers and the Brennans.

Jill and Sawyer have not had time to settle into their new home or jobs on Fiddle Creek Ranch before disaster strikes. Jill's aunt is injured and in addition to their ranching d
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Carolyn Brown continues her Burnt Boot series with her second story and it just keeps on getting better with more antics and feuding from this small town. It starts off with a bang when Jill Cleary returns to her family’s ranch and finds herself sharing the bunkhouse with the new foreman Sawyer O’Donnell. Before she even unpacks she finds herself being courted by two men, Tyrell Gallagher and Q
Char (1RadReader59)
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a modern day Hatfield’s and McCoy’s story that involves the Gallagher’s and the Brennan’s. Smack dab in the middle of their two properties with water rights wanted is Gladys Cleary. A woman no body messes with. You see her and her sister-in-law by marriage about in their 80’s but they have a lot of juice in Burnt Boot, Texas.
Polly Cleary owns “Polly’s Bar & Grill” and Gladys owns the only general store in town. So, no one wants to piss them off so their places have remained neutral
Monica Cardoza
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
A story that will have you laughing and smiling from beginning to end

When I requested this book to review I knew it sounded good and when I started reading it I was not mistaken. I could not believe the amount of things that the Gallaghers and the Brennans did to each other, then to involve Sawyer and Jill but especially Jill just because she would become the owner of Fiddle Creek Ranch. Totally fell in love with the two little kittens that were given to Jill. The way that Jill met Sawyer was hi
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books-read
My first read of 2015 and I am off to a good start!

4 stars

Sawyer has just arrived at this new job at Fiddle Creek Ranch and is settling into the bunkhouse when he meets the business end of Jill Cleary’s shotgun. Jill has returned to Fiddle Creek to help her Aunt Gladys, but her Aunt failed to mention she will be sharing the bunkhouse with a hunky cowboy. Not only do they have an instant spark of attraction to deal with, they also have a century old feud between two families that would love to c
Shirley Frances
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was such an unexpected surprise. I loved it!

Withing moments of arriving at her Aunt's ranch, Jill Cleary's finds herself in the middle of a feud between the neighboring ranches and sharing a bunkhouse with a sexy foreman. She wasn't expecting to be in either situation but it's being drawn to be tall, dark and handsome man that worries her the most.

Sawyer is looking forward to working on Fiddle Creek Ranch. He's aware of the feud between the neighboring ranches and has no plans to get i
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Let me start off by saying that cowboys are one of my favorite types of book boyfriends. I have a certain affection for those ranch muscles and a country accent. Needless to say that cover was all it took to get my attention.

This was my first endeavor into the writings of Carolyn Brown and while there were things I really enjoyed about this book, it wasn't my favorite. Let's start with the things I did enjoy: the feuding families and the rural, ranch filled settings. There is something hilarious
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Trouble with Texas Cowboys, Burnt Boot, Texas #2, by Carolyn Brown
Grade: B+

Jill Cleary wants nothing more than to get settled in the bunkhouse and get to work on the ranch that will one day be hers. What she didn’t expect was to have a roommate in the form of sexy Sawyer O’Donnell, the new ranch hand. Within minutes the two have joined forces as they find themselves in a decades long feud between the two neighboring ranch families the Brennans and the Gallaghers. Jill and Sawyer know the onl
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