Title: ONE TEXAS COWBOY TOO MANY
Series: Burnt Boot, Texas #3
Author: Carolyn Brown
Format: Kindle, 352 Pages
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 1, 2016)
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
For good girl Leah Brennan, the only thing worse than falling for the dark-eyed, tattooed Rhett O'Donnell would be falling for a member of the off-limits Gallagher clan—or maybe both.
All Leah wants is to please her grandmother and bring some peace to the feuding town of Burnt Boot. With Tanner Gallagher—her forbidden, childhood crush—flirting with her and sexy Rhett showing up wherever she goes, Leah soon realizes that this may not be as easy as it seems… Will love be enough to conquer her family's hundred-year-old feud with the Gallaghers?
"Sometimes you've got to get a machete and hack your way through the kudzu to make your own path in life."
ONE TEXAS COWBOY TOO MANY by Carolyn Brown is a sexy romp returning fans of the series back to Burnt Boot, Texas where the Gallagher/Brennan family feud has escalated into territories previously unimagined. This installment is the story of good girl schoolteacher Leah Brennan and green-eyed, tattooed, long-haired, mouth-watering rancher Rhett O'Donnell.
Leah and Rhett shined as our hero and heroine. Rhett roared into the small western town on his cycle sporting a set of impressive steer horns on its handlebars. You'd better believe that there's a story behind those horns... but don't expect to hear it until after you've survived a third date with its dangerous, hot rider.
Leah had been crushing on Tanner Gallagher for as long as she could remember. Being a Brennan, a Gallagher was off-limits to her. But, as the two families' feud literally explodes into uncharted territory, Leah finds herself on Tanner's radar just as she starts questioning her attraction to him in light of the raw chemistry that's sparking between her and another forbidden guy, Rhett. Mavis, her grandmother and the matriarch of the Brennan's, isn't budging on her strict refusal to consider Rhett as a possible beau for Leah. No one expects Leah to buck Mavis' rules, but that's exactly what Leah does creating a mini-feud within the Brennan's.
Rhett's and Leah's romance is a sure-fire standout alternating between sweet and hot. Even though the title implies a love triangle, there's no real competition once Rhett and Leah set their eyes on each other. Their romance is self-contained within this book. However, this series is best read in order as the feud's wonkiness would not play well as a standalone.
Supporting characters included favorite characters from the previous books. It's an added treat to catch up with them.
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this read:
"I can see the headlines." Sawyer made a sweeping motion in the air with his hand. "Deadly Toilet in Shit War Kills Three."
Jill giggled so hard that she got the hiccups. "Feud takes three out in initial battle of the shit war."
"Last month, I didn't even have the prospect of a relationship. Now I've got one cowboy too many," she said.
"What kind of woman am I?" she asked.
"My kind." He grinned.
This series is lighthearted and whimsical. It's a fun read and not meant to be taken seriously. You can expect an action-packed, fast-paced, sexy tale with a generous dose of laugh-out-loud silliness. There's a plethora of drama - but not in the romance dept - the theatricals are concentrated between the wonky feuding families. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys highly entertaining sassy romances featuring sex-on-a-stick cowboys.
Suggested Reading Order:
COWBOY BOOTS FOR CHRISTMAS: COWBOY NOT INCLUDED (Book #1)
THE TROUBLE WITH TEXAS COWBOYS (Book #2)
ONE TEXAS COWBOY TOO MANY (Book #3)