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Tougher in Texas / Kari Lynn Dell.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2017]

Physical Description:
406 pages ; 18 cm
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"Dell takes you on a fun, wild ride!" --B.J. DANIELS, New York Times Bestselling Author

He's got five rules
And she's aiming to break them all

Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can't afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he's gotno choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol' boy.

He getsShawnee Pickett.

Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee's not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn't matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin--Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can't promise him forever. Life's got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she's got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole's not the type to give up when the going gets tough...

Texas Rodeo Series:
Reckless in Texas (Book 1)
Tangled in Texas (Book 2)
Tougher in Texas (Book 3)
Fearless in Texas (Book 4)
Mistletoe in Texas (Book 5)

What People Are Saying about the Texas Rodeo series:
"Look out, world! There's a new cowboy in town." --CAROLYN BROWN, New York TimesBestselling Author
"An extraordinarily gifted writer."--KAREN TEMPLETON, author of Wed in the West series
"Real Ranches. Real Rodeo. Real Romance."--LAURA DRAKE, author of Sweet on a Cowboy series
"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."--Kirkus
"Illuminating...a standout in western romance."--Publishers Weekly

Author Notes

Kari Lynn Dell is a native of north central Montana, a third generation ranch-raised cowgirl, horse trainer and rodeo competitor, most recently the 2017 Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association Breakaway Roping season champion. She attended her first rodeo at two weeks old and has existed in a state of horse-induced poverty ever since. She currently resides on the family ranch on the Blackfeet Reservation, loitering in her parents' bunkhouse along with her husband, son and Maxthe Cowdog, with a tipi on the front step, a view of Glacier National Park from her writing desk and Canada within spitting distance.The third book of her Texas Rodeo series, Tougher in Texas, is a 2018 finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA(Reg TM) awards.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Dell's incredibly realistic third Texas Rodeo contemporary (after Tangled in Texas), a rodeo producer meets the woman of his dreams when he least expects it. Cole Jacobs has Asperger's, which makes social situations challenging for him, and he struggles to get along with the people who work for his rodeo. Finally, his cousin Violet promises to find him a talented pickup man (whose job is to anticipate riders being thrown and keep them safe)-and the new hire turns out to be a brash, bold woman. Shawnee Pickett's skill on horseback meets with Cole's approval, and they work together beautifully even as their attraction builds. Shawnee finds Cole's frank manner very refreshing and attractive, and it makes him a most appealing and believable protagonist. But she's keeping a personal secret that might destroy their relationship and can't bear to take the risk of coming clean. Dell takes the reader deep into the fascinating world of rodeo, and her effortless storytelling, three-dimensional characters, and heartwarming romance bring the novel to life. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.