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Tough Talking Cowboy

(Wild Rose Ranch #3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Return to Montana as a tough-talking cowboy meets his match in Jennifer Ryans newest Wild Rose Ranch novel.

Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath has come home to Montana, locked in a battle with himself, lashing out at those who love him mostdriving away his ex-fiancée and alienating his family. But Adria Holloway sees beyond Drakes tough talk to the raw pain beneath.

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Published March 31st 2020 by Avon
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Lover of Romance
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

*contains spoilers*

Tough Talking Cowboy is the last of the Wild Rose Ranch series and this installment really was such a beautiful story here. Now Jennifer Ryan really kicks your booty on a very vivid emotional level. I was so fascinated by seeing how everything played out and I have become so
Ellen Anderson
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tough Talking Cowboy

Talk about a beautiful emotional heart wrenching tale. Jennifer Ryan blew me away with this one. Adria and Drake both are incredible characters. I don't think give stars is high enough for this one.
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

This is one of those books that pulled me in and spit me out the other side. I can't tell you how many feelings that went through me as I read this book. I've always felt that Ryan writes emotional books, the type you don't want to miss out on.

Tough Talking Cowboy is the third book in her Wild Rose Ranch series. It ties up this series and introduces her next series.

I can't tell you how much I loved this book. I
Nate Brightman
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tough Talking Cowboy Is the 3rd and final book in Ryans Wild Roses series based upon the lives of 4 young women, the daughters of prostitutes who grew up at the Wild Rose Brothel. I love Jennifer Ryans stories. If youre not familiar with Ryan, her books contain romance, sex and danger. Its not unusual for the heroines in her books to be the victim of serious physical violence and there's always the threat of violence lurking in the background. In this story we have Adria who as a 9 year old was ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath is returning to Montana feeling as though he is half the man he was before, his demons have a strong hold on him, and it's turned him into a hardened man who refuses to let anyone in. He uses his anger and frustrations to push his family away, and feels as though it's best he do everything on his own. Then he meets a beautiful woman named Adria who makes him see the light, makes him feel like she truly understands him, and suddenly having a little help with his ...more
Cara Ross
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
We are back with the third book in the Wild Ranch series and for me, it is one of the most poignant books of the series so far, as it deals with subjects that a lot of authors would shy away from like drugs and rehab, but Jennifer Ryan has never shied away from any of these real-life subjects and honestly, this is why she is one of my favorite authors.

In Tough Talking Cowboy the main characters are far from pampered souls, Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath returns Montana struggling with PTSD and
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She'd tapped into his kindness, empathy, and generosity. He gave to her yesterday with an open heart.
And she wanted more.

I absolutely ADORE Jennifer Ryan, and the third book in her Wild Rose Ranch series just about killed me.

In the best way, of course.

Tough Talking Cowboy is sweet and sexytwo things I rely on from this and also has FEELS. Shouty caps intentional and absolutely necessary.

This book touches on some pretty tough, deep topics. PTSD, abuse, addiction. But it doesn't do it in a
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adria Holloway is stretched thin between dealing with her twin sisters heroin overdose, moving to Montana, and starting a new culinary business. Shes learned from her dark past that the only way to deal with pain is to move through it and following her dreams is what she needs to do to start living again.

Recovering from the mental and physical damage of his time in military service, Drake McGrath is holed up at his familys ranch hiding from the world and his traumatic past. The one person who
Helen Williams
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath has come home to Montana, suffering from PTSD. He is battling with himself, his family and his ex-fiancée. Because of her own pain Adria Holloway sees beyond Drakes tough talk to the raw pain beneath.
Raised with her twin sister Juliana by a neglectful mother at the Wild Rose Ranch, Adria struggles with the trauma from her past.

She makes Drake a shocking deal of a no-strings relationship that will help them both face down their demons.

There is instant heat between
Ruth Becht
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read one of the books by Jennifer Ryan I have to decide whether to read it all at once - because it draws you right into the characters lives.... or read 50 pages a night so you can savor the story.... It is always a difficult decision... Once you meet Drake your heart aches for him and his losses in the military... then you meet Adriana and you know she needs someone who will love her and she deserves to be loved...and she has so much love to give. This book breaks your heart and ...more
Jan Locke
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sisters of Wild Rose Ranch, related by heart not blood, have become symbols for forgiveness, mercy and faithfulness to me. Though these books definitely don't speak with a Christian voice they do show loving others over yourself. I grew up in a cold household but can't even imagine growing up the way these stories depict. There are heartwarming scenes that show how important our veterans are and the care they need, along with romance, tragedy, wonderful characters and a touching story. Loved ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not a light hearted romance. This story deals with two people dealing with past trauma. The male lead is dealing with PTSD from an IED explosion that killed some of his fellow soldiers and which also injured him. The female lead has dealt with trauma from a difficult childhood with a neglectful mother and abuse. I think the author did a good job of navigating difficult terrain and helped you to care for these characters.
Erin Dahan
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an easy read, I have liked her other two books of the series. They speak on times of trials and how they overcame them which during this current life of quarantine was definitely something nice to read. Her characters have some complexity to them that give more depth to the story.
Linda Zelinsky
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful heart wrenching story. You cant help but feel fo Adri and Drake. All through the story there is intrigue felt and some very emotional tear shedding reading. Loved this book and cant wait for the next one. ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book one broke my heart, and healed it all in one!

I have read all of your books, but this is the 2nd time I've been reduced to tears! I loved it and will probably re-read it again like all of your books it was well written!
Carman Townsend Welsch
Very good

I'm going to miss these girls ! The storyline's of this series is different from the normal . But added so much deeper of a story . I am looking forward to the new series with Tate .Very good book .
Sandy Nikolas
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Jennifer Ryan stories. This was no exception. Ive been waiting for this story since it was announced. Drake and Adria have much to overcome. Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, the road to their HEA is long and hard fought. #edelweiss ...more
Michelle Cable
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received a digital copy from Edelweiss.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 0320, con-rom, priority
4 to 4.5 Stars
Review to follow
Jeri Smith
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I will always read a book by Jennifer Ryan! She is one of my favorite writers. This series was absolutely amazing!
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Contemporary Romance, Western Romance, Romantic Suspense
Wild Rose (Book #3)
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this is a book that does not pull its punches, it had me in tears a couple of times.
Dawn Baffa
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
End of a unique series

Although this book was longer it makes you realize how short life can be. The storyline touches on PTSD, drug addiction, and depression from each.
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Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted and McBrides Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isnt writing a book, shes reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When

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