There's nothing like being thown in the middle of a Western family feud. The Brennans and the Gallaghers have been going at it for generations and it doesn't seem to be letting up at all. When spunky, Jill Cleary arrives at the Fiddle Creek Ranch to begin her sojourn helping Aunt Gladys she finds a bear of a cowboy already in HER bunkhouse. Before she can use the shotgun she has poised at him, Aunt Gladys tells her grandniece that the handsome cowboy is the new ranch foreman, Sawyer O'Donnell and that both Sawyer and Jill have to share the bunkhouse. Clearly, Aunt Gladys is out of her mind.
Sawyer and Jill decide to put their grudges aside and combine forces against the Brennans vs. the Gallaghers, It seems like a few rivals of the feuding families have their eyes set on Jill and Sawyer for their own nefarious purposes. When the feud, that has been going on for generations escalates with the theft of pigs and cattle, and numerous insults and fighting, Jill and Sawyer attempt to steer as far away from trouble as they can. Only thing is, the more they stay away from the pig war etc... the closer these two become and their attraction sizzles.
Both Jill and Sawyer and not looking for a relationship, but their proximity to one another, their obvious attraction, and their innate ability to live and work together so well, is definitely throwing a wrench in their need to stay single. When Sawyer finally sees just what has been placed in front of him, in the form of hot read-headed temptation, Jill, he must find a way to show her that he isn't like the losers from her past.
The Trouble With Texas Cowboys by Carolyn Brown is a thrilling as well as frustrating ride from start to finish, When will those stubborn Gallagher and Brennan nutcases wake up and smell the bacon? Their constant meddling and altercations lead all involved on a high speed chase into the porcine world of insanity. The only smart people in Burnt Boot are the ones who stay away! That being said, this book contains a lot of laughter and moments that make you go, huh. It's always a joy to delve into one of Miz Brown's creations as I always come away with a smile on my face and shaking my head. So looking forward to more in the Burnt Boot series, so much so that I await the merger of a Gallagher and a Brennan to really bring on the fireworks.