TOUGHER IN TEXAS is the third book in the Texas
Rodeo Book series by Kari Lynn Dell and like the
books it's heavily engrossed in the world of rodeo with
the setting being a small rural Texas town. Dell creates
a world that it very realistic down to the last detail.
She has an in-depth knowledge of cowboys, country life,
ranch hands and rodeos, you can tell it in her writing.
Each scene feels so original and life like that you can
picture it when you close your eyes.
I love a good cowboy
romance when the cowboy is tough and rugged with a soft
side for that special lady in his life. The chemistry is
so electric that you can feel the sparks of heat and
tension between the characters. Cole is a rough and tough
cowboy who is set in his ways. Shawnee is extremely out
spoken, very loud and in your face, not your typical
woman. The banter between the two is fun to read and adds
to the chemistry shared between the two. The setting is
unbelievable with details that are very vivid making this
a place you will want to go visit. The characters from
the previous books make a few appearances which helps to
add to the story, I love that Cole and Shawnee have
unique backstories that adds fuel to the fire with their
Dell is a remarkable writer that
shares a love for the ranch life since she is a third-
generation rancher and TOUGHER IN TEXAS shows her love and
understanding of the ranch life. I like how she uses her
real life to
help create an amazing story. I love this series and look
forward to the next book!
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 got no choice but to accept. He expects a
grizzled Texas good ol' boy.
He gets Shawnee 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