Image of How to Marry a Cowboy (Cowboys & Brides)


Image of How to Marry a Cowboy (Cowboys & Brides)

The latest in Brown’s Cowboys & Brides series is easily read on its own and has all of the elements of a fun cowboy read, from spunky twin girls to a buff, rugged hero. Unfortunately, the story stumbles on its light and dismissive treatment of domestic violence and plot twists that feel contrived. For a lazy afternoon in a hammock, this is a decent choice.

Annie Rose wakes up in a wedding dress with two little girls insisting that she’s their birthday present: a mama to replace the one who died. Then, their hotter-than-the-Texas-sun dad shows up. While suspicious, Mason Harper feels sorry for the beautiful young woman and agrees — eventually — to hire her on as a temporary nanny. But Annie Rose has a secret that has kept her on the run, even though she finds herself wanting to stay put with Mason and his darling girls. (SOURCEBOOKS, Jul., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
M.H. Morrison