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Cowboy Wolf Trouble

(Seven Range Shifters #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Seven shifter clans call the Montana mountains home.
But a new evil will stop at nothing to tear their world apart.

For centuries, the shifters that roam Big Sky country have honored a pact to keep the peace. Even bad-boy rancher Wes Calhoun, former leader of a renegade pack, has given up his violent ways and sworn loyalty to the Grey Wolves. But his dark past keeps catching
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger

First book in the Seven Range Shifters paranormal romance series.
When Naomi finds a wolf caught in an old trap on her ranch she’s upset. When the wolf shifts into a naked man, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Wes is burdened by guilt of his past. He just can’t kill another innocent.

An intense and steamy story with action from start to finish. My main issue was the amount of time the couple spent sleeping (and other activities!) on the hard ground and out in
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Cowboy Wolf Trouble is book one in the Seven Range Shifters series by Katie Ballenger.

This new series is off to a great start with a story full of thrills, suspense, action, betrayal, heartache, and an emotionally gripping romance. It’s well written and has a nice premises. I liked the cowboy and shifter aspects.

Wes and Naomi are strong, capable, and captivating. They fit each other and brought out new aspects of each other. Their romance is a roller coaster ride of charismatic attraction, tur
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cowboy Wolf Trouble was a great start to a new paranormal romance series with an engaging plot and a wonderful romance.

For centuries, the seven shifter clans of Montana have kept the peace while keeping their world a secret from the general population. But when a new enemy emerges, it will take everything they have to stop this new threat from wreaking havoc on their world. Wes Calhoun, former leader of a rogue wolf pack, has sworn loyalty to the Grey Wolves and agreed to follow their rules. But
Jun 13, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Rating: 3.5 Stars

This was an exciting new take on shifters and I always enjoy authors' different takes on pack life. CWT was no different with conflicting alphas, acceptance, betrayals and at the center, great characters that you care about. A slow burn romance that builds on their relationship while also holding a solid plot full of mystery and suspense.

Trouble has been following Wes Calhoun for most of his life. After leaving his father's pack and joining the Grey Wolf Pack, it's been a co
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well Well Well.....

This is the first time I've picked up this author. I have to admit that I was immediately drawn to the cover and the blurb. I mean, helllllo....look at those abs!!!!!

Naomi runs a family ranch. Well, she's trying to save her father's ranch, but is obviously struggling a bit. Add in the fact that her brother's trap captures a wolf and her entire life is completely turned upside down. And now that she knows a secret that no human should, her life is in danger. But can she count
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Wes Calhoun, was the former leader of a renegade pack, before he swore his loyalty to the Grey Wolves (even if he struggles to follow orders). Rancher Naomi Evans is trying to save the ranch that was her father’s legacy. The problem isn’t just financial, something is attacking their herd. Her brother set traps and when she hears one go off, she heads out to put down the poor creature and so our story begins.

Ballenger did a nice job of sharing the different breeds and governing bodies among the S
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
I didn’t think Naomi and Wes would mesh with their less then desirable first meeting. She seemed kind of shy, while Wes was just so...angry! So I was tickled pink when their chemistry blossomed and became something more! Naomi turned out to be a spitfire who gave as good as she got and then some. Wes had a damaged heart that hid a heart of gold under his rough exterior. And together, these two found more trouble then anyone else could imagine!

I’m hoping a few secondary characters get their stor
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
I enjoyed it. I didn't love it, I liked the story enough to finish it. I will look at reading more from the author in the future, and continue with this new series. I love shifters, I wasn't at all expecting myself to struggle to get into the story. Once I did it was enjoyable. This has potential to be a great series for PNR lovers!
Love the premises of the story.
Well written and kept me engaged.
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
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A cowboy shifter story in the beautiful setting of Montana. How could I say no?

Team up an H cowboy shifter with an h American Native and you've created an interesting recipe for fast adventure. Wes is our sexy cowboy badboy. Right from the get-go he's disobeying orders, getting into trouble, and getting caught in Naomi's trap. Literally. Now he has to find away to keep Naomi alive from the packs, as well as himself.

Kait Ballenger brings to life a rancher's life in wonderful detail. The roma

Cowboys (never my choice in a romance- hey, I'm a plant-based, pro-gun-control Aussie) as werewolves. Hmmm. Seriously? I guess if you like both those romance genres, you will enjoy this.
Some sweaty sex and a ton of violence, with many fight scenes that I ended up skim-reading because they were boring for me.
Not badly written at all , just not my thang.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow. Not at all what I expected. Dark and gritty and twisty and oh so hot. What a great first in series!
“He was Wes Calhoun. Former packmaster of the Wild Eight, son of the nefarious Nolan Calhoun, and one of the deadliest wolves to walk these mountainsides. He apologized to no one.

Except, apparently, her...”

Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger is an exciting cowboy paranormal shifter romance and the opening salvo in Kait’s new Seven Range Shifters’ series. The series is set to revolve around the seven shifter clans that call the Montana Mountains their home. I have to say that I’d have been dr
Eva Millien
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This exciting new series is off to a great start with a story that is full of thrills and an emotionally gripping romance. Wes and Naomi are strong, captivating characters that pull readers into their story and refuse to let go. The romance is a roller coaster ride of turbulent emotions, magnetic attraction, scorching passion and a forbidden relationship which keeps the happily ever after of this story in question until the very end, especially since the hero is in serious need of care and affec ...more
 Reading In Pajamas
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review, Excerpt & Giveaway COWBOY WOLF TROUBLE by Kait Ballenger
Publication Date: January 1, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4 Stars

I enjoyed the start to this new shifter series. There was plenty of action, suspense and sexy romance to keep me turning the pages. Wes was the quintessential bad-boy looking for redemption, and Naomi was the strong capable woman putting up with all that came with him. There were a few times when the sh
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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THIS WAS ALMOST A 5*! Great shifter romance with a hero that needs some TLC. Wes Calhoun reformed bad wolf only wants to protect Naomi Evans. Attraction of these two is forbidden so this is the force that drives the pages to a HEA. Some amazing secondary wolf characters! Should be a great series to add to MUST BE READ SHELF. "A copy of this book was supplied by SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." DON'T MISS Naomi's struggl ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it

Good beginning of a new shifter series. I'm looking forward to reading A Cowboy In Wolf's Clothing, which is book#2 in the series.
Stacy J.
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This author was new to me but the cover and blurb captured my attention and I'm so glad I gave it a try.

Naomi and Wes were explosive together. Both of them are protective and quick to anger/action. Wes spends a good share of the book trying to do right but yet he can't change who he is. He is a man of action and sometimes that means defying the alpha in charge. He rationalized that it is for the greater good.

Naomi was a rancher who was just minding her own business when a trap her brother sets
Maria Rose
II picked up Kait Ballenger’s Cowboy Wolf Trouble for review based not so much on the cover (which shows a fairly standard romance ‘howdy pardner!’ bare-chested man) but the synopsis. It’s a Western themed, paranormal romance with a wolf shifter (technically a werewolf) interacting with a human rancher, with some other supernatural groups making appearances. My overall opinion? Some positives, some negatives and an okay start to my reading year.

Naomi Evans is a biologist, but she’s stuck with th
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shifters, Vampires, and Humans, Oh My! I don’t do resolutions, I feel like it’s setting myself up for failure. But! This year I did decide to read more new-to-me authors. Last year I found myself really loving books from authors I’ve never read before. I’m happy to report, even though the beginning was touch and go, I’ve found another author that I’ll be glomming her backlist. If you love paranormal romance, please don’t pass up this great book. Awesome world building, insane cast of characters, ...more
Sandy S
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 1, 2019

Seven shifter clans call the Montana mountains home.

But a new evil will stop at nothing to tear their world apart.

For centuries, the shifters that roam Big Sky country have honored a pact to keep the peace. Even bad-boy rancher Wes Calhoun, former leader of a renegade pack, has given up his violent ways and sworn loyalty to the Grey Wolves. But his dark past keeps catching up with him…

Human rancher Naomi Evans cares only about saving the ranc
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by 2shay..........

This is a rollicking good read. As with most shifter stories, it challenges every single reality as we know it, which gives the reader a welcome exit from the real world for a while. The main character, a wolf shifter, Wes Calhoun, was the leader of a bad boy pack before leaving them and joining the Grey Wolves. He has a nasty back story, but is trying his best to become a better man...ummm....wolf. After being attacked on Grey Wolf land by his former pack, he follows th
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cowboys and Werewolves and Vampires oh my! Great first in series! I really enjoy this world that Ms. Ballenger has built and look forward to more. I especially enjoyed Wes' character. His incredible guilt over his past made it difficult for him to move forward not only with his budding relationship with Naomi, but with his newly adopted pack. Great mystery and suspense and lots of shifter politics. I haven't read shifter romance in awhile and glad I decided to pick this one up because it was tha ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Cowboy Wolf Trouble is part supernatural tale, part cowboy romance. The wilds of Montana seem like a perfect place for various groups of shifters/cowboys! In this world, humans are forbidden from knowing about shifters. Learning of their existence could lead to death. Naomi of course doesn't know this, and when she encounters a wolf in a trap, her world tilts. Then, this werewolf tells her its vampires draining her flock and she is shook. The story is a mix of humans set on 'defending the
Jessica Jones
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was an excellent book, there are only a few things that I didn't care for about it; But nothing major.
Tracie R
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A great start to the Seven Range Shifters series, Cowboy Wolf Trouble is engaging throughout. Secrets, betrayal and romance, I could not put it down, I look forward to reading many more in this series and will be recommending it to others
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Paranormal romance was my first love when picking a romance novel, but the last couple of years I’ve been busy reading other subgenres. I found myself in the mood for a paranormal romance when I was browsing Netgalley a month ago. The first cover to grab my attention was that of Cowboy Wolf Trouble. Come on just look at it. Mmmm…..

Then I looked at the title and thought, yes, a werewolf romance that must have a cowboy on as the hero. Another thought I had was, oh Kait Ballenger is the author. Lov
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by this author and I greatly enjoyed it. It's also the start of a new series that will revolve around the shifter clans that have made the Montana mountains their home. The book is full of action, suspense, lots of emotion, and romance. Well-written with complex characters, the story will draw you in and leave you wanting more.
Wes was the leader of an outlaw pack of wolves, until a devastating betrayal led him to turn himself into his enemies. But instead of death, he foun
Full Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas

There were several things I enjoyed about the first book in Kait’s new series. Naomi is one kick-butt female character. She can hold her own, and I always love women who fight back and are not always damsels in distress. My favorite scene happens to be when she shows off her skills to a bunch of shifters. You go, Naomi!!

I loved the storyline and all the different shifters and how EU played a role in this book. There was also the villains of the story who yo
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