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Tough Talking Cowboy

Tough Talking Cowboy, April 2020
Wild Rose Ranch #3
by Jennifer Ryan

Featuring: Drake McGrath; Adria Holloway
400 pages
ISBN: 0062851926
EAN: 9780062851925
Kindle: B07TV72V5J
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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Fresh Fiction Review

Tough Talking Cowboy
Jennifer Ryan

Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted March 19, 2020

Romance Contemporary | Romance Western

TOUGH TALKING COWBOY, the third book in the Wild Rose Ranch series, is bittersweet, thought-provoking and heartbreaking. This series is about four young women who consider themselves sisters-- though not by blood. Jennifer Ryan does a wonderful job of taking you through all the emotions, hardships and accomplishments her characters go through. These stories deal with the world's oldest "profession," greed and manipulation, drug addiction, sexual abuse, and PTSD. In TOUGH TALKING COWBOY, you see just how heartbreaking drug addiction is for the addict but also for love ones. And in the case of PTSD, it just rips your heart out when you see what our military men and women go through after serving in the service. Hats off to Jennifer Ryan for giving an eye-opening account.

Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath is suffering from PTSD. He is in a silent battle with himself, lashing and alienating himself from his family and dealing with the breakup with his fiancee. His family is at a loss as to how to help him. But because of her own pain, Adria Holloway sees beyond Drake’s tough talk to the raw pain beneath.

Adria and her twin sister Juliana were raised by a neglectful mother at the Wild Rose Ranch. Adria struggles to put the trauma from her past behind her. She also goes through the heartbreaking struggle of helping her twin deal with her drug addiction. Because she can clearly see what Drake is going through she makes a shocking deal with him to have a no-strings relationship that’ll help them both face their demons.

The heat between them is instant and incredible and grows into more. But the biggest challenge will test this new relationship in a major way. Adria has spent her life trying to save Juliana from her drug addiction and also helping Drake to deal with his issues. But when tragedy happens Drake makes a mistake that may be unforgivable. Will Drake and Adria choose love over tragedy?

A well-written story about love, hope, survival, and strength after tragedy and loss through dark periods.


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Return to Montana as a tough-talking cowboy meets his match in Jennifer Ryan’s newest Wild Rose Ranch novel.

Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath has come home to Montana, locked in a battle with himself, lashing out at those who love him most—driving away his ex-fiancée and alienating his family. But Adria Holloway sees beyond Drake’s tough talk to the raw pain beneath.

Raised with her twin sister Juliana by a neglectful mother at the Wild Rose Ranch, Adria also struggles to put the trauma from her past behind her. To help them both, she makes Drake a shocking deal—a no-strings relationship that’ll help them both face down their demons. Maybe it’s a way for her and Drake to heal each other, one sizzling night at a time…

The heat between them is instant and incredible. But the biggest challenges are yet to come. With Juliana battling her addiction and Drake working on his issues, Adria realizes she can’t save everyone. But Drake and Adria discover love can survive tragedy and loss—and they can have the life they never thought possible if they just hold on.

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