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The Truth About Cowboys

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4.50  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  107 reviews
I had my life figured out.

Engaged to a successful man.

About to make partner at my firm.

Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Dallas.

And then, poof, it’s all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to “find myself” in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is th
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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Lisa Jones
Feb 08, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)


COVER REVEAL AND CONTEST!
I have a brand-new ULTRA SEXY cover for THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS! And to celebrate THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS releasing on Aug. 27th, I'm giving my readers a special opportunity! When you pre-order the book and fill out the form below, you'll be registering to receive the first 6 chapters of TANGLED UP IN CHRISTMAS (this is the second standalone Sweetwater novel coming out in October) and you'll be entered to win 1 of 200 special Jason Jenks Baseball Pens!

EVERYONE will recei
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☽ TheBibliotheque
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-arc
There's a fine line between the fun bickering characteristic of a frenemies and two people being simply annoying. Sadly, this one fell right into the latter.

I guess The Truth About Cowboys is that they can be hella frustrating.

Although not everything was bad, somehow I feel like this could have been more of a "me" problem. To be completely honest, I absolutely loved the first quarter of the story. The female lead was hilarious and I could relate to her on so many levels. However, I feel like I n
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Dianne
My rating: 3.5 Stars!

Hoping to regroup and lick her wounds after a miserable discovery about her ex, Jessica, a successful divorce attorney leased a cabin in the woods for solitude and to work on her how-to book on divorces. A confirmed city girl, she wasn’t prepared for the torrential rains, muddy roads or lack of civilization that dark night. When the gruff cowboy stopped to assist, he wasn’t the most welcome sight, but he was all she had, now that her car had broken down, too.

Jason wasn’t buy
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Beth
The Truth About Cowboys is a fun, sweet, finding that perfect someone who might be that A**hole that owns the bungalow your living in.

Jessica is a renown Dallas divorce attorney that finds her fiancée in bed with his secretary. Running away seems like the right thing to do so she gets on the internet and finds a bungalow available from this really sweet older lady named, Martha. When she arrives, she discovers that Martha doesn’t technically own the bungalow but her hot as all heck grandson, Jas
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Morgan
Jul 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so sorry to be so negative when I know that authors put so much hard work into their publications, but this book was not for me. Inconsistent events (were those two engaged or not before Jessica moved away? It wasn't clear in the beginning - she said "almost" but then later always referred to him as her fiance. That whole story line was ridiculous) and annoying characters drove me insane. I'm not the target audience for romances - I'm too critical a reader usually - but my brain wanted somet ...more
Lisa Jones
Jun 27, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


COVER REVEAL AND CONTEST!
I have a brand-new ULTRA SEXY cover for THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS! And to celebrate THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS releasing on Aug. 27th, I'm giving my readers a special opportunity! When you pre-order the book and fill out the form below, you'll be registering to receive the first 6 chapters of TANGLED UP IN CHRISTMAS (this is the second standalone Sweetwater novel coming out in October) and you'll be entered to win 1 of 200 special Jason Jenks Baseball Pens!

EVERYONE will recei
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Carvanz
This was a hard push and pull romance with a couple that often straddled the line between love and hate.


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While Jessica is working on writing a divorce guide, her drunk friends talk her into writing a romance. Soon she’s doing both and each books shadows her emotions towards the jerky cowboy that is stealing her heart. From the highs to lows, her writing is a reflection of what she is experiencing with Jason. Unfortunately, it looks like she might have to dig further into fiction in order for the
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Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

Let’s see. A cowboy. A sweet grandma who cooks like an angel. A former divorce attorney coming to Sweetwater, Texas to get away from her @$$ ex-fiancé .
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A hot, steamy Texas setting. Some really good buildup and some 🔥 steamy scenes.
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The Truth About Cowboys was exactly what I wanted in what I call...naked Cowboy books. (Criteria includes half dressed cowboy on the cover) 😂
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I really enjoyed this quick, fun read. I would absolutely read more “if” it becomes a series 🤞🏻.
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 / 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Elysian Fields
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you give me a cowboy I’m going to swoon… add to that the fact that he is a professional baseball player with a brazen attitude and I am done for! I LOVED this story. This is an unexpected chance love story that is full of steam and swoon worthy moments.
As I laughed and sighed my way through this story I also fell in love with the characters. They are passionate and sweet, kind and fiery. I loved the possessiveness balanced with the desire to let ea
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Wendy'sThoughts
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lisa Renee Jones, Romance
3.5 Granny Takes Charge Stars
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Oh My, What a Cover! He is the perfect ad for Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy! Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest.

Now the book. Lisa Renee Jones has created a female divorce lawyer who is successful and smart. She is respected and also has a personal life looking to be set...Until she finds her fiance' and his secretary going at it in bed. The moon must have been Mercury in Retrograde because the next thing she does is call out the biggest cl
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Alison
Dallas hot-shot divorce lawyer finds her fiance in bed with his secretary (such a cliche) and torpedoes her career by insulting the firm's biggest client then runs away to write a book about divorce in small-town Texas. Unfortunately, the cottage she has rented from a sweet little old lady turns out to be owned by the little old lady's very sexy grandson and former baseball pitcher.

Granny is match-making but her grandson is having nothing to do with another city woman, not after his fiance stomp
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Andrea Garcia
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall, I love this book. It gave me all the FEELS. This is my first book by this author and most definitely will not be my last. This has pretty much everything I was looking for in a good rom-com. There's lighter heartfelt moments, off the charts chemistry, and it is entertaining to read. If you are looking for a steamy cowboy romance then definitely pick this one up.
You can find my full review at http://itsareadingthing.com/

Thank you to Entangled: Amara for providing me with a review copy vi
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The Book Lover
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very different than what I'm used to from this author, but amazing nonetheless! Miss Jones has a way of wrapping you up in the pages of her books and not letting you go until the very end!.
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
2.5 stars

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The truth about cowboys – or at least, this particular cowboy – is that they’re hot and cold assholes who despise city girls. If I ever hear or see the term “city girl” ever again, I’ll rip my hair out. Listen, I’m pretty patient and easygoing when it comes to flawed protagonists, especially in romance novels, but I cannot stand the hero in this book. Jason is a self-proclaimed asshole who constantly judges Jessica simply
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Nightbird Novels
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
When life as she knows it ends up in shambles, Jessica needs some time away from Dallas, TX and all of the problems that come with it. Booking a getaway in the small town of Sweetwater is supposed to be just that... until she meets a cowboy who has trouble written all over him... 

With the burden of the family ranch weighing on him, Jason Jenks does not need the inconvenience of a city girl staying on his property... at all. Especially one whom he just can't seem to stay away from. Plus, Jason al
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Babel
Cozy, fun and so good it makes me want to settle down in a cowboy-filled ranch.

Admittedly , I am not a fan of cowboys in general, but this author appeals to me enough to overcome that. And oh my, what a treat I gave myself.

Jason and Jessica are combustible together. They are that kind of storm out in the open beneath huge skies, overpowering and electrifying. I loved the raging encounters between them filled with confrontation and wit and strong passion. From the way they meet which is a mix of
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Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
City girl vs. country boy makes this a must read! One cranky cowboy, although cranky doesn't begin to sum up how twisted Jason "The Flying J" Jenks boxers are over the arrival of Jessica the divorce attorney from Dallas, Texas. The chemistry, laughter and family moments are everything in this cowboy romance.

Clearly Jessica is out of her element in the small town of Sweetwater, Texas, but as a top divorce attorney in Dallas she's used to tackling tough cases and the cranky, cowboy Jason is just a
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Lisa Renee Jones slays it. Most books by this author are suspense, this, however, was not and it was a nice change. One she did smoothly. She gave us a city girl recently single and a hot as hell cowboy.

Jessica a divorce attorney leaves Dallas behind after finding her man in bed with another woman. She rents a place out the country to start writing a book on all things divorce when on the way to her new place she hit a snag and a cowboy in a pickup truck that passes by is so nice to
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Stacie Redinger
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Lord help me, he might be a jerk but he’s a Wrangler commercial come to life, and I need a cold drink right now.” – Jessica

Jessica was living her best life, or so she thought. When she catches her now ex in a compromising position, she takes off from Dallas to a small cottage she found online. She needs to get away from the city and figure out her life. When her car breaks down in the middle of the night in the pouring rain, a handsome cowboy comes to save her. However, unlike in the books she’
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Brenda Pickens
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this arc for an honest review of this book. This is a new direction for the author. Most of her books are Romantic Suspense books but this is a true Contemporary Romance book,

The book starts out with Jessica fleeing Dallas after catching her fiancé in their bed with another woman. Jessica has rented a cabin to write a book on divorce. She is an expert on the subject since she is a divorce attorney. On her way to the cabin, she gets stuck in a pothole and gets rescued by a man in a pic
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Amary Chapman
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two lonely souls burnt badly by former lovers meet, fight and fall in love.
Jessica, a divorce attorney who'd recently walked in on her fiance and his secretary ..in her bed made arrangements to get out of town while she got her head together, drove into a wicked rainstorm...and off the road, while trying to get to the cabin she rented.
Jason, the rancher who rescued her in the storm, also owner of said cabin, has demons and trust issues of his own. There is many things on his plate to handle an
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The Book Fairy Reviews
A City girl roughing it in the mud with high heeled boots. This has disaster written all over it. But wait! In comes a Cowboy to the rescue, only this Cowboy hates city girls with a passion. A romcom that is filled with angst, passion and love. Two broken hearts fighting against one another, to see who will give in first. But being burned makes trust hard.
Jason, has a lot of people that count on him, making him even the worst kind of alpha male. You know the kind that has to take care of everyth
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Tracy Quoka
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book from NetGalley as an ARC for a voluntary and honest review. I am a huge fan of Lisa Renee Jones. I've read at least three quarters of her books, and have a bunch in my kindle TBR. So I jumped at the chance for an ARC. However this book I just couldn't connect with the characters. Told in the first person, is not a problem for me in any means and each chapter begins with which character's head you are in. Jessica to me was a total ditz for someone who had almost made partner ...more
Pamela Lilley
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got all the feels from this sexy cowboy/city girl romance. Great writing, wonderful characters, enemies to lovers to enemies to friends to lovers. Both Jason and Jessica have been burned badly in the past, and yes, you’ve guessed it, they’re not looking for love, but they’ve got a huge attraction towards each other, and the chemistry is so strong, this thing between them is impossible to ignore, no matter how much they dislike each other. Cowboy Jason, is sexy, alpha, and a former pro baseball ...more
Jamie
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I do not usually read romance novels set on ranches, Lisa Renee Jones has me rethinking this. The Truth about Cowboys was a smart, witty, chemistry filled sexy read. Jessica is looking to leave the city behind- one with the cheating boyfriend and high pressure law firm. After she finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman she flees for the safety and security of the Flying J Ranch. Here she plans to write a survival guide for others on divorce. On her first night, in a rainstorm, she fa ...more
Ayekah
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a tough one for me. I didn't love it, there were parts I liked but those parts were here and there throughout the book. I loved the first part of the book with the full of sass Jessica, a divorce attorney who leaves a cheating ex behind in Dallas to get away. She has no money, no place to live and she's on enforced leave from her high profile job. She's rented a little cottage in a small town a few hours away to get herself together and write her book. She's rented it from a sweet little ...more
Alexa C
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this book, I read it without knowing anything about it and fell in love with the characters. Jessica is a divorce attorney who ends up needing space from her current life. She finds her fiancé in bed with his secretary and there’s some trouble with her job. One of her clients offer her a job to write A Girls Guide to Divorce (since she deals with divorce all the time she should be an expert). So she rents a sweet little cottage on this huge ranch for 3 ...more
Jamie
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While I do not usually read romance novels set on ranches, Lisa Renee Jones has me rethinking this. The Truth about Cowboys was a smart, witty, chemistry filled sexy read. Jessica is looking to leave the city behind- one with the cheating boyfriend and high pressure law firm. After she finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman she flees for the safety and security of the Flying J Ranch. Here she plans to write a survival guide for others on divorce. On her first night, in a rainstorm, she fa ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story about two individuals that have had losses, and been deeply hurt. Jason is a former famous baseball player that has been burned by a city gal, left the game he loved , lost his parents in an airplane accident, loves his grandmother whom he wants to keep happy and is dealing with a ranch that is barely surviving. Jessica escapes the city after being betrayed by her fiancee and is given leave from her job as a divorce lawyer when she speaks her mind to the wealthiest ...more
Anna
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found The Truth About Cowboys to be an entertaining and enjoyable read. How can one not love a hero who is both a sports star and a cowboy? Swoon! The two characters start off as enemies - a city girl and a country boy who “clash like fire and ice”, but the attraction between them was undeniable. They each had their strengths, but also flaws, thus making them relatable. I found some of the banter between Jessica and Jason to be rather humorous.

The storyline was entertaining with the underlying
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