After inadvertently flashing her boobs to the whole internet, Jen Green is attempting to outwait her notoriety by homesteading in Chance County, Texas.
She doesn’t want—though she might just need—help from the cowboy army veteran who lives down the road.
Opposites attract romance — A cautious cowboy afraid to trust again — A bubbly heroine in need of a fresh start — Adorable puppies galore at Big Chance Dog Rescue (check, check, check, check!)
Titles in the Big Chance Dog Rescue series include — Big Chance Cowboy —♥— Lucky Chance Cowboy —♥— Charming Texas Cowboy —♥—
*I’ve read and enjoyed this series, but not all of the titles were reviewed on this blog – to avoid confusion, I’ve only linked the titles reviewed here at Happily Ever After Romance**
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Charming Texas Cowboy
Series: Big Chance Dog Rescue #3
Author: Teri Anne Stanley
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: January 25, 2022
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Charming Texas Cowboy is the third title in the Big Chance Dog Rescue series, but you “could” read it as a standalone if this is your first introduction to the series since it is a rather contained story with any characters from the earlier books quickly and easily explained within the narrative or dialogue – it might even tempt you to go back to the very beginning of the series which I highly recommend.
Tanner works at the Dog Rescue, and while he might not be a trainer, keeping the books straight gives him a purpose, while his unique and adorable support dog, Trixie, keeps him on his toes and centered when memories overload him and mistakes from the past (not always his own) haunt him in the darkest hours. Frankly, I adored Trixie and think this amazing pup had some of the best scene-stealing moments I’ve come across recently. Tanner is a complex and complicated man, one who has endured more than most do in a lifetime, and is still struggling with the pain from his many surgeries and PTSD from his time in the military. He’s certainly not a quitter, but he doesn’t really see his own worth, especially when it comes to his attraction to the newest member of the neighborhood and her escape artist goat.
Jen is reinventing herself as a solo YouTuber, showing her audience how to homestead from start to finish. It’s a solitary endeavor, one that was absolutely necessary when the show she co-starred in with her mother took a nosedive when an outsider came on board to make all the wrong decisions for them. She might have flaunted his unworthiness (and a whole lot more) on that final show, but she wasn’t sorry and would recreate her own version of DIY homesteading with pride (and not a few miscalculations). She would have been fine if her goat hadn’t escaped, a handsome cowboy scared the life out of her while his dog charmed her… and if so many things hadn’t started to go unexpectedly wrong, and those pranks, those setbacks were escalating fast.
I enjoyed Charming Texas Cowboy very much. Tanner and Jen worked well as a cautious couple, slowly letting their attraction grow in the midst of all that was happening to Jen and her homestead. They each are wounded souls in so many ways, and that fact made the pace of their romance make more sense to me. There is a mystery to solve, danger involved, as well as a couple finding faith in themselves, trust in one another, and a chance for lifelong love should they risk their hearts.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*
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