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The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter
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The last installment in the Big Sky Romance series, The Trouble With Cowboys is about the drastic lengths wounded hearts go to to avoid repeat heartbreak. Annie and Dylan have erected walls around their hearts because they can not risk loving again. Annie's protects herself with her judgemental notions that cowboys will just as soon leave you as they will love you and Dylan's (PG rated) philandering reinforces all of her prejudices. Dylan never settles on one girl long enough to get anything involved beyond his smooth as molasses words and frisky thoughts. To complicate matters, Sierra, Annie's younger flighty sister, selfishly takes advantage of her sister's vow to care for her while simultaneously defying her for that very reason.

Several plot elements seemed implausible and too coincidental. Even though Annie and Dylan's excuse to be together is her lovelorn column, much of their discussion of the letters is skimmed over which blocks readers from more insight into their budding relationship. Dylan was not particularly insightful in the letter solutions and the response excerpts were fairly generic, not serving much purpose aside from foreshadowing what readers already know what was to come. The chemistry between Annie and Dylan is combustible and their few vulnerable moments will draw readers with the tenderness and care they have for each other.

While not my favourite of this series, The Trouble With Cowboys is a satisfying conclusion that Denise Hunter and modern western fans will find an enjoyable read.
Rating: 7/10

**Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity**
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