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Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy

(Deputy Laney Briggs #1.5)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile...and his wife's lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger's house. Quicker t
ebook, 137 pages
Published August 18th 2014 by Entangled: Select Suspense
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Maria Rose
Well, this ain't your mama's western romance that's for sure! This story is a standalone novella that continues the relationship of Gunner and Laney which began in the previous novel Pretty Reckless. You don't have to read the first one to dive into this one, but it does a great job of introducing the background and the relationship between the main characters and others in the town of Pistol Rock.

Laney is a quirky, feisty character, who takes her job as deputy sheriff seriously. I love her reac
Delene Yochum
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Deputy Laney Briggs series by Jodi Linton that I have read. I enjoyed getting to know this loud crazy cowgirl. Laney a deputy sheriff in a small town in Texas just doesn't solve cases she gets smack in the middle, red boots deep all in!! Add in a sexy as hell Texas Ranger boyfriend a bit over protective and a federal marshal who has a secret involvement in the case makes for some sizzling moments throughout this book. Cross dressing football coach, the marshal' s ex ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love to hate Novellas...mostly because the story is so good I hate that it's so short and this is definitely the case! This book is a great read AND it really can be read as a stand alone. Though I reccommend reading Pretty Reckless so that you can get the back story on some of the characters plus its a great book too! ...more
Catherine Crook
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Gunner took a position in Odessa at the Ranger Office, he and Laney have been giving their relationship another go. "Gunner had many traits. He could be relaxing to be around. He could be bullheaded. He could be demanding. But most of all, he was my addiction." I adored watching their interactions and trust in each other grow. You always felt the love that was between them, but love alone isn't enough. Enter Floyd and Ruth - the dysfunctional couple who raised our lovely Laney. Gunner doesn't sh ...more
Veronica Forand
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing

"Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy: A Deputy Laney Briggs Novella" by Jodi Linton continues the story of Deputy Laney Briggs, a woman who can go toe to toe with dangerous criminals, a sexy Federal Marshall, and her own steamy Texas Ranger. This novella contains all the fun and humor of "Pretty Reckless," but the heat level increases from smokin' hot to OMFG hot!
Shelly Bell
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read an ARC of this book after reading the first book in the series, Pretty Reckless. Laney Briggs is a multi-dimensional character who draws the reader into the story with her sarcastic wit, her blunt honesty, and her deep love for her small Texas town. Even in this novella, Jodi Linton managed to brush a complete picture of each secondary character in the story, from the colorful inhabitants of the town to the sexy U.S. Marshal Lanie works with on the case. One of my favori ...more
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH A COWBOY, we see the return of Deputy Laney and her hunky cowboy lawman, Gunner Wilson. Laney and Gunner are still navigating their tenuous relationship when Laney stumbles upon another mystery that will shake the foundations of Pistol Rock, Texas. The book marks the return of Deputy Elroy, Luke Wagner and Laney's outlandish parents as well as introduces us to a new cowboy hunk, Federal Marshall Colt Larsen, who's hot on the trail of a fugitive and Laney.

The entire packa
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Boy Laney can sure run with the big dogs! She's one tough chick who can handle Gunner in more ways than one. Can't wait for the next book to come out. Thanks Jodi for another great read. ...more
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite, romance, cowboy
When I read the first book in the Laney Briggs series I was immediately hooked to the country sheriff and her sexy cowboy man. Soon after finishing ‘Pretty Reckless’ I joined the Facebook Street Team, the Pink Pistol Readers and I got super excited for the next book in this great series by Jodi Linton. When I received the ARC of ‘Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy’ I was just sooo excited. And when I finally was able to start reading it I closed myself of from the outside world and put my do-not-dis ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whew!! I had to take a breather before I prepared my review. First, this novella is steaming hot. Let me give an example.


If you've read the first Laney Briggs novel, then you will know this one is action packed with mystery, mayhem, and intrigue, but still chock full of hilarious moments and sexy cowboys. If you haven't read the first in the series, don't worry, this novella is a stand alone and you won't miss a beat.

Welcome to the small Texas town of Pistol Rock. Take a wild ride with the loc
Tabitha Jones
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Whatcha gonna Do With A Cowboy (A Deputy Laney Briggs Novella) by Jodi Linton. Let me tell you Laney and Gunnar are smoking together. If you love cowboys and lots I mean lost of hot passionate sex this is a definite must have. Laney the local deputy discovers the football coach laid out under the bleachers at the local high school and heads off to investigate. while searching his house she comes in contact with Federal Marshall Colt Larson and boy is he a real looker. Colt is also trying to crac
Carmen Falcone
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Author Jodi Linton’s unique voice and writing style is quite impressive. I read and loved her debut, Pretty Reckless, and folks, this one doesn’t disappoint!

Sassy heroine Laney Briggs is at it again, fighting crime while trying to manage her somewhat long-distance relationship to cowboy extraordinaire Gunner Wilson.
In comes hot federal marshal, Colt, to stir things up.

Whatcha Gonna do With a Cowboy is an action-packed, fun-filled read. With compelling characters and steamy sex scenes, this is
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great story with Deputy Laney Briggs! When Laney finds the high school football coach passed out drunk and wearing women's lingerie, she realizes something strange is going on. She is quickly pulled into trying to solve a case involving a missing woman and a US Marshal she is partnered with who knows more than he is saying. Laney recruits her boyfriend, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, to help solve this case. Things really heat up between Laney and Gunner, and I mean HOT. I really enjoyed th ...more
Dee Tenorio
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first Jodi Linton and I had a absolute ball reading it. Irreverent, possibly insane and armed with both a gun and a libido that have minds practically of their own, Laney Briggs can be fall down funny at times. The story rolls like a bite of a Stefanie Plum novel--complete with sexy heroes, embarrassing family members, bad behavior and curious mysteries--but with Linton's signature humor and deliciously Texan turn of phrase. If you're looking for colorful, fun, naughty and wicked, I'd ...more
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A laugh out loud type of book with a great dose a sexy cowboy heat!
This author has a sense of humor that rivals any comedian with the craziest cast of characters.
The best is her extremely hot Texas Ranger Gunner. The fantasies his character inspires is panty melting.
Laney Briggs is a deputy with the ability to find trouble and a smart mouth. Gunner is her sexy boyfriend.
These are shorter books that are sure to win you over and having you impatient for the next one.
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it

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This is my second Jodi Linton novel and it's actually the follow-up novel to the first one I read. Let's just get all of the facts out of the way before I start in on the nitty-gritty. It's really well written. Which shouldn't surprise me since the first novel in this series was as well. There weren't any fluff paragraphs, everything written on these pages pertains to the story. I didn't find myself skimming or skipping because of the quick pace
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hot dang! This is fun! A fabulous, fantastic, terrific, not-to-be-missed-at-any-cost read!

Laney Briggs, Deputy Sheriff of the small town of Pistol Rock, Texas, is having a beer on a Friday evening when she gets a call from her partner, dim-witted Elroy Sampson. He tells her to go to the football stadium ASAP. Their High School football coach is passed out, drunk, and wearing woman’s lingerie. Coach Rip Granger is also holding a most compromising picture of himself and a few ladies from Bristol
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this series!

This is the second book in the Laney Briggs Series, and it is just as good if not better then the first! It can be read as a standalone; however, I suggest you read them both so you can get to know the characters. Deputy Laney Biggs is sassy and doesn’t back down from an argument, my kind of woman. She gets called out to the stadium and finds the local high school football coach passed out drunk wearing women’s lingerie. She takes the coach to the drunk tank for him sober up.
Sandi Borowicz
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy rodeo!Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy: A Deputy Laney Briggs Novella is hotter than a two dollar pistol...from the high school football coach decked out in Victoria's Secret apparel, to the other hot Federal Marshall that gets Laney's womanly parts tingling to her very own, who-would-a-known-it butt-slapping Gunner, who really needs to stay home more often and keep his deputy woman company. This novella cranks up the sexy and still gives you plenty of laugh-out-loud moments like the debut no ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laney Briggs is back with her sexy cowboy and they're naughtier than ever, "I pinched his butt cheek and felt one big tent pole into my stomach. "I don't remember asking you for a backseat quickie." His voice wickedly smooth." Panties may be needed and I'm not talking about just for the naughty scenes but for reading about Gunner in general, "there's a reason you keep coming back for more." He tugged on my neck, closing the gap between our mouths. "Maybe it's time for a reminder." I loved seeing ...more
Emery LeeAnn
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It was my first time with spunky Detective Laney Briggs. She is witty and can hold her own in a fight.
The local coach is found passed out in the football field in women's lingerie. His house is broken into, wife is missing, oh and did I mention the sexy US Marshal Colt Larsen that Laney shoots at in the coach's house? And all that is the first couple of chapters!
Things aren't as they seem. Secrets arise, Laney's sexy cowboy Gunner is back, and there are all kinds of
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook
Laney's back! Another insanely fun and extremely hot read from Jodi Linton! I couldn't put it down!
This one was even hotter than the first! Laney is her usual snarky hilarious self! I had to know what she was going to do next! She never fails to make me laugh out loud at her antics and comebacks.
My only complaint is that it was too short! I want more Gunner! I can't wait to read more in this series.
Kym Roberts
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jodi Linton delivered a hot action packed novella with Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy that has the perfect amount of romance with Laney's hunky cowboy, Gunner. This novella's the perfect taste of Ms. Linton's writing that will invite new readers, and satisfy those of us who fell in love with Laney in Pretty Reckless until the author delivers her next full-length Laney adventure. I can't wait for the next book! ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jodi Linton does it again and steps it up a notch. Laney and Gunnar are back and things are heating up in Pistol Rock. Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy is a delightful romp in a quirky small town with wonderful characters and a terrific mystery. Good looking cowboys and sassy women this is a great escape.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC from the author, for an honest review.

This is the second book of Laney Briggs’ life. I enjoyed this book as much as the first.

This book is a novella, which ends way too fast for me (yes, I’m being the whinny child who wants MORE!). The book starts out with Laney wanting to drown her long day and longer nights with some beer at Rusty’s, a local bar. Which ends with a text, as the saying goes, “Their ain’t no rest for the wicked”. Laney Brigg’s is a Deputy Sheriff f
Jessica Alcazar
THAT was cowboy fun at it's best! This story has mystery, suspense, romance, and humor LOL you do NOT wanna miss out on this. I wish it was longer :(
I missed out on reading the first in this series, but I don't see that it took away from this book at all. I will however be going back and reading it for the pure enjoyment of it!
This cowgirl is kick-ass and her relationship with Gunner his SCORCHING HOT! The story is well told and kept me engaged in one sitting. I really didn't want it to end!
I ca
Barbara Thompson
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy is a Deputy Laney Briggs Novella that's a sizzling hot romance with mystery, action packed drama, and humor. The small town charm has many unique characters, but Deputy Laney Briggs does face danger. The author, Jodi Linton, has given us a thrilling adventurous novella. It will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and reading until you're finished. Then, you'll kick back in your red boots and say "What a fantastic book"!

I received a complimentary copy from the
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great Laney Briggs novella! I love that there were glimpses of Laney and Gunner's relationship after the first novel ended. There was also the same brand of suspense from the first novel. I loved the introduction of Marshal Colt Larsen. I look forward to hearing more from him in the future! ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Deputy Laney Brigss has a good life, she brings in the bad guys, has a few beers every now and then, and at night she goes to bed dreaming about her sexier than any cowboy is legally allowed to be boyfriend, Texas ranger Gunner Wilson.

Gunner is off fighting the bad guys just like her, only he has a little more invested in his current case then he wishes to admit. Laney doesn't focus on it too much on it but instead keeps busy in order to be able to fall dead fast asleep at night and not lie awa
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
This book's cover jumped out at me with it playful title & hilarious pic that I had to have it. Laney Briggs is a truly kooky deputy with her past always slapping her in the face. Her ex, Gunner, is always popping into her tipsy turvy life. The fact that he is a sexy Texas Ranger is just icing on the cake. The town of Pistol Rock, Texas seems to be a hottest resort for madness mayhem & Laney is always up to her eyebrows with mysterious happenings. I love an author who writes with humor & Ms. Lin ...more
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