Her Last Chance Cowboy – Book Review, Preview

Posted March 1, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Our neighborhood has a large number of cats that prowl about, and for some reason, they love our yard. Most are fairly skittish and won’t come near us if we are outside, but there are two in particular who not only are not afraid of me, they sit outside and call until I come to see them. Yet when anyone else comes near, they take off running. . .

Her Last Chance Cowboy – Book Review, Preview

Her Last Chance Cowboy
by Tina Radcliffe


Series: Big Heart Ranch #4
Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date March 1, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Western
Setting: Oklahoma Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224

Synopsis:

She came seeking family...will she find love at Big Heart Ranch?

When pregnant single mother Hannah Vincent shows up professing to be the half sister of the Maxwells of Big Heart Ranch, horse trainer Tripp Walker is wary. Wounded before, he doesn't trust easily. If only Hannah and her feisty five-year-old daughter weren't so impossible to resist. Now, despite his doubts, joining this little family is quickly becoming the cautious cowboy's greatest wish.

I would like to thank Tina Radcliffe for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Falling for the Cowgirl, Christmas with the Cowboy

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Tripp was known to those on the ranch as the Horse Whisperer. He had such a way with them – it was fairly amazing!

From the very first page, Her Last Chance Cowboy felt like a well-broken-in pair of boots or a favorite pair of jeans. The inviting and intriguing leading paragraphs drew me in immediately as my interest was piqued.

Glimpses of the elusive Tripp in the earlier books of the Big Heart Ranch series mostly revealed the ranch manager’s concern for those in his care. He pretty much always held himself aloof and protected himself from hurt. Well, now I know what caused his wounded heart and the scar on his face. This big-hearted cowboy had a very hard time trusting.

I loved the way that Tripp’s heart was melted by five-year-old Clementine from the start. His lack of trust of Hannah and her motives and the way he waffled between letting things be and trying to protect his Big Heart Ranch family showed the side of him that knew how to love deeply. His way with the horses was nothing short of admirable.

Hannah had major trust issues herself. Living mostly on the run until she had reason to believe she might have found family, she was flighty and tended to want to escape at any sign of trouble. Ironically, when she tried that here, it only got her into bigger trouble.

Some favorite things about this book (other than the characters and the great writing):

  • Tripp in the baby store (and the doctor’s office!) His confusion as to the use of some of the items there was pretty funny. And then what he did afterward? Awww!
  • Hannah with Calamity Jane, the horse. The bond the two developed was beautiful.
  • The chili cook-off
  • The grand gesture (and believe me when I say it was needed!)

If you enjoy Western-themed romance, Her Last Chance Cowboy is sure to please.

About Tina Radcliffe

Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency (a branch of the NSA) stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. Her move to Colorado led to a career as a library cataloger. A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina manages Seekerville, a 13 author blog which is starting its tenth year. Seekerville is a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers award winner.

Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. In 2016 Safe in the Fireman’s Arms was a Holt Medallion Merit Award finalist and a Detroit Bookseller’s Best finalist and a NERFA finalist. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over twenty short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

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