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Even Cowboys Get The Blues (Bluebonnet Texas)

4.46  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Tim Caldwell doesn’t do relationships…

Not after his wife walked out on him and their daughter ten years before. He’s got a well-earned reputation as a Casanova Cowboy who’s never met a woman he couldn’t talk into bed…until Toni duBois. Disinterest isn’t something he’s used to. Neither is playing by someone else’s rules.

Toni duBois doesn’t do forever…

After fifteen years awa
ebook, 350 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Dancehall Diaries Ltd.
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Rosalie's review:

4.5 stars

Tim Caldwell doesn't want any type of relationship after his wife walked out on him and his daughter. One night stands? Absolutely!! Couple good rolls in the hay? Why not??!! But anything long term is strictly off limits. And Rene, Tim's now teenage stepdaughter is perfectly fine with it just being her and her daddy. Don't cross her...She will tell you JUST like it is!! But along comes Toni DuBois who is headed home to Louisiana to deal with family issues, and ends up s
Ryan Smith
Mar 19, 2017 Ryan Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
(I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review)

Even Cowboys Get the Blues was my first Amie Stuart book and is the fifth in her Bluebonnet Texas series. It is the unique and gripping story of a father (Tim) and his daughter (Rene) dealing with the far-reaching pain and grief of abandonment, a woman (Toni) weighted by the heavy consequences of rape and familial betrayal, and how they can all play a role in the healing of each other.

I did find the novel to be a bit clunky in its rhythm, larg
Perfectly Perez
Mar 13, 2017 Perfectly Perez rated it it was amazing
Even Cowboys Get The Blue is book #5 in the Bluebonnet Series. This was my first book that I've read by Amie Stuart and she has a new fan.  This book was intriguing, sensuous, exploratory, and reminds us the importance of not judging a book by its cover. Getting to read from the perspective of 3 individuals, these in particular, made it even more satisfying. Tim, Rene, and Toni all needed one important thing in their life. LOVE. Their journey to opening us as individuals was magical.

Tim Caldwell
Mar 21, 2017 Becky rated it it was amazing
Wow. I finished this one with (mostly happy-ish) tears and a burning desire to see more of these people--a lot more--and soon. Please tell me future series books will let us know more about what the future has for Toni, Tim, and Rene? Please? Because those three--they just grabbed me and aren't letting go. I am pushing so hard for them to get their HEA-forever together, and I feel a burning desire to know exactly what that's going to look like. Don't get me wrong, I loved the ending--but gosh da ...more
Mar 07, 2017 Kym rated it liked it
This is quite an emotional story. I'm not sure what to think. The emotional turmoil from ALL of the main characters just about overshadows everything else. The pain and anguish is almost too much at times.

Written from three perspectives, it had quite a different feel. All of the characters certainly had their flaws and personal demons.

Toni is a woman who has suffered through a lot and is stuck in Bluebonnet when her car breaks down. She begins working as a bartender to pay off her car repair an
Deb Markanton
Mar 06, 2017 Deb Markanton rated it it was amazing

The Bluebonnet Texas series is hands-down one of my favorites. It’s handsome cowboys, feisty cowgirls, dancehall shenanigans, secrets that have a way of causing big trouble, and deliciously steamy sex. The characters are real people whose lives we can relate to because they are like us...far from perfect. Amie Stuart always writes from the heart but her latest, Even Cowboys Get The Blues, feels as if she’s given us a small piece of her soul. This is a beautifully written, heart wrenching story t
Mar 19, 2017 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
What a great read if you are into sassy cowgirls, handsome cowboys, shenanigans, with steamy sex scenes and secrets that give you a big smile with all the trouble they cause this book is for you. The author really pulled me in with characters I could relate to that keep me hopping from one page to the next. What a heart searching that goes right to your soul read. It was well written with wonderful characters I really loved so much I bought the rest of the series.

Tim and Toni both had their hea
books are love
Mar 13, 2017 books are love rated it really liked it
fun and sweet. Tim was a single dad trying to raise a teenage girl. A girl who was angry and lost. Her dad was gorgeous so she has no friends due to them wanting him. Her teachers want to date him and when he doesn’t they take it out on her so she has to deal with that as well. Now her dad has an interest in a woman and this doesn’t sit well with her. Rene to me begins as angry, spoiled and what she does to drive off Rene was horrible. But you can understand some things. She has always only had ...more
Margaret Watkins
Mar 12, 2017 Margaret Watkins rated it it was amazing
A very well written book, Even Cowboys Get The Blues is hard hitting and deals with one of the most difficult subjects on the charts. When Tim meets Toni, the sparks fly and their attraction is immediately evident, however Tim's reputation and Toni's past experiences make the start of a relationship a no-go area. Add to the mix one twelve year old, recalcitrant pre-teen who is determined to run Toni off, and the sparks begin to fly. The reader is drawn into the complex lives of the Boudreaux fam ...more
Mar 26, 2017 Shelly rated it liked it
The Casanova of Bluebonnet, is all about one and done, especially after his wife walked out on him and his daughter, but now that his daughter is growing up and him trying to find a connection with her, maybe it is time to rethink his actions, so when the sexy Toni lands in his Aunt’s bar and he is drawn not only to her sexy appurtenance but her herself he is in uncharted waters and not sure how to play this game, but he is willing to put in the time, because he thinks she is worth it.

Toni has b
Even Cowboys Get The Blues by Amie Stuart is book number five in the Bluebonnet Texas series. This is Tim Caldwell, Toni duBois, and Tim's daughter Rene Caldwell's story.

Tim has been raising his daughter since she was around three years old after his wife abandoned them. To protect himself he doesn't do relationships but has hookups. Tim has gotten himself quite a reputation as being a ladies man.

Rene is Tim's daughter who is in her teens. She is a fireball. She was around twelve when the books
Catherine Hayward
Mar 13, 2017 Catherine Hayward rated it really liked it
I've read this book as a standalone and although I think it just about managed to come off , more enjoyment could have been had if I'd read the previous books, although a lot of back stories and information was written within the book.

Once I got used to the written style of the author which is alittle different to the ones I'm use to reading , Cowboys aren't my usual tipple ! I took this family to my heart. What I most liked was not one person was 'perfect'. Every single one of them had flaws a
Tania's Book Blog
Mar 25, 2017 Tania's Book Blog rated it liked it
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

This is the first book I've read by this author and it wasn't bad. Tim is a single dad of a 12 year old girl that he seems to have little control of. Even though he's a single dad he's such a player. Toni has lots of baggage and tries her hardest to not fall for the town playboy.

Tim isn't giving up on Toni and his daughter, Rene, is trying everything for Toni not to be her stepmother. At times during the book I don't know who I was going to
Mar 10, 2017 Nancy rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author, coming in at the fifth in the series is unusual for me.That said this was a very well written book that deals with a serious storyline. The three main character pov is a unquie take on the issues raised. The author warns you going in your going to be reading some serious shit. She absolutely right. She writes so well I felt I was there with them at times with tears running down my face. This book is an emotional investment of your time. Once read I don't thi ...more
Mar 08, 2017 Shannon rated it it was amazing
This is about cowboy Casanova Tim , single dad of a fiesty preteen daughter and Toni woman who has he'd crap luck in life, had to give daughter up for adoption...very honest and real feelings in this story which was refreshing! Loved that we get Renee's input throughout the story because she is a huge part of this!! Can they work through their pasts to have a future or will Renee be able to keep her daddy and Toni apart?!? New series for me and although I haven't read the other books in the seri ...more
Mar 14, 2017 Book-Lovin-Momma rated it it was amazing
Tim has his hands full dealing with an adolescent daughter whose mom abandoned them. He escapes the harsh realities of his life by burying himself in the flavor of the day, or night. When Toni comes back to town and he sets his eyes on her, he finds she's not so easy to forget. Unfortunately, his daughter Rene has other ideas and doesn't like to share. Teenage angst, personal battles, and hope for a brighter future were all part of this story. With sexy cowboys and caring family rounding out the ...more
Mar 20, 2017 Trisy rated it really liked it
Amie Stuart is a new to me author and I really enjoyed this book! This is the fifth book in the Bluebonnet Texas series and I haven't read any others but I had little trouble diving right in. There's a lot of things happening in the story and some pretty intense issues and angst. It's told from Tim's, Toni's and Rene's (Tim's daughter) points of views. I honestly was unsure if I'd like reading Rene's POV but I'm glad Ms. Stuart included it because it helped to explain some of her crazy teenage a ...more
Mar 19, 2017 Dawn rated it really liked it
Tim Caldwell and his daughter, Rene have gotten used to life being just the two of them, but that changes when Toni duBois becomes the new bartender in town.
Tim is instantly attracted to Toni and he goes out of his way to get her to go out with him. The first date doesn't end the way he's used to, but Tim asks Toni out again and again.
Toni tries to keep Tim and Rene at arms length because she has responsibilities waiting for her in Louisiana, but Tim is persistent and then Toni's heart gets invo
Kari Hansen
Mar 17, 2017 Kari Hansen rated it really liked it
Tim’s wife abandoned him and his toddler daughter, Rene, eight years ago and since them he has one night stands not relationships. Toni is returning to Louisiana for family reasons until she is stranded in Bluebonnet, Texas when her car breaks down. When Tim meets Toni he decides he would like her to be the next casual fling however due to a traumatic experience in her past she wants no part of it. Tim starts to pursue Toni and his daughter is not happy as it has been her and her dad since she w ...more
Sandra Singleton
Mar 13, 2017 Sandra Singleton rated it it was amazing
Great book. Wonderful plot and characters.Volunteered to read advance copy for honest review.
Mar 17, 2017 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Toni duBois I am headed home after so many years away I am headed to Louisiana and my care breaks down in Texas I don't plan on staying here to long but this man thinks everything rolls around him and he thinks he is God's gift for women and I am not interested in having a one night stand or affair and he has a daughter that does not want me around for anything so I agree and I am out of here or am I lol Tim Caldwell does not do relationships his wife left him and his daughter and he just wants ...more
Diana Perry
Mar 13, 2017 Diana Perry rated it it was amazing
Very put together book by Amie. Characters have all the feels that come from truly well written authors. This book had me swooning over the gorgeous & hot hot hottie cowboy Tim. Feeling the anger, possessiveness & angst that Rene, Tim's 12 year old daughter goes through as well as the deep inset of emotional turmoil that Toni's past has left for to work through. Will these three charismatic, fun loving & charged characters make their way to a future together? Will Tim be able to find ...more
Mar 18, 2017 Bethany rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

Even Cowboys Get The Blues by Amie Stuart is book number five in the Bluebonnet Texas series. This is Tim Caldwell, Toni duBois, and Tim's daughter Rene Caldwell's story. This was my first visit into the land of Bluebonnet Texas but I promise it wont be the last.
Tricia Wright
Mar 15, 2017 Tricia Wright rated it really liked it
Although this is book 5 of a series it is the first book I have read. I was able to enjoy it because of the amount of back story the author gives you. It is well written and has lots of characters and lots of feeling. It is a very moving, emotional story. All of the characters have hang ups, secrets and problems and come across as very real and easy to relate to.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book, all opinions stated are my own.
Birgit Seibold
Mar 13, 2017 Birgit Seibold rated it really liked it
This is my first read from Amie Stuart but definitly not my last.
Although it's not the first book in a series I have missed nothing in my humble opinion it's a standalone.
The story very emotional and hits right into the heart. The book is well written with complex characters.
I would like to read more about Toni and Nicole and if they find their way to connect/reconnect, maybe/hopefully in the next one.
I love this book and recommend it.
So go ahead, grab this one and enjoy your reading as much as
Mar 12, 2017 Lauren rated it really liked it
This is the fifth story in the Bluebonnet Texas Series. I have to admit I did find it a little harder to follow than usual with there being three perspectives but I still enjoyed it.
This is a very emotional and angsty read that definitely pulls on the heartstrings. Toni's story is heartbreaking and Tim and Rene have been through their fair share of heartache too so I was even more invested in them finding their HEA. Rene is Tim's daughter and is the third perspective in the book. At times I fou
Jacqueline Ellison
Mar 12, 2017 Jacqueline Ellison rated it really liked it
You have secrets, cowboys, cowgirls, a lot of mischief and hot steamy sex. Well written story with great characters. I voluntarily received this book to review for my honest opinion.
Vero Stro
Mar 10, 2017 Vero Stro rated it it was amazing
This is Book 1 of the "Bluebonnet Texas" Series and I really enjoyed it! The book touches some very tough subjects but it is well written and in felt involved in the stories told by the three main characters and how they deal with them. Rene was a delightful character. I loved having three point of views in this book. Rene was a great addition. Great read!
Mar 10, 2017 michelle rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic story with three points of view, which I loved! Rene is fabulous and full of spunk. This book is fun and full of exciting situations. I adore the Caldwell's. I voluntarily reviewed a advanced readers copy.
Jenny H
Mar 10, 2017 Jenny H rated it really liked it
This was a very well written book that deals with a deep and serious storyline. Be warned it isn't a light fun romance, but rather an emotional one. I enjoyed the three points of view in this book. The characters are great, strong, deep and able to overcome obstacles. A great book - can't wait to read more from this author.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Read Copy of this book.
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Amie Stuart is the last of a dying breed: a Native Texan. She writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances set in small towns. In the past, she's worked as a receptionist, a daycare office manager, delivered pizzas, and was even a hairdresser for five years--all fodder for the writing gig. That and all those Barbara Cartland romances she cut her teeth on.

None of those careers can compare to her fa
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