Brenna Jamison doesn’t want a husband. She may be widowed and pregnant, but she doesn’t need a man in her life–particularly not strong-willed, close-mouthed, drop-dead gorgeous Jed McCall.

Jed doesn’t want a wife. He’s raising his nephew, Tuck, just fine by himself, thank you very much. And when beautiful, tempting Brenna comes back to take over her father’s ranch, Jed wants nothing more than to keep her out of his life.

Tuck has a better idea… But he doesn’t know about the past they share–one that Jed doesn’t want to remember and Brenna can’t forget. When life throws them together again, Brenna discovers that Jed matters more than she wishes he would. And try as he will, Jed can’t get Brenna out of his mind.

Yes, they have a past. But the question now is: can they have a future?

Titles in The Tanner Brothers series include:  Cowboys Don’t Cry – Cowboys Don’t Quit – Cowboys Don’t  Stay – The Cowboy and The Kid – Cowboy Pride

Title:  Cowboy Pride
Series:  The Tanner Brothers #5 (originally Code of the West)
Author:  Anne McAllister
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 13, 2017 (Originally October 1996)
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Second chances come along rarely enough that we should pay attention when they arrive on our doorstep.  Once upon a time Jed and Brenna meant the world to each other, their love young and true.  But sometimes the happy ending isn’t written for a couple… just yet.

Widowed, pregnant, and with a ranch and father to tend to, Brenna is just about at the end of her rope.  She couldn’t deny the cute little boy’s infectious smile but she could avoid his uncle.  She wasn’t looking for a husband, especially not one who’d broken her heart years ago.

Jed is a newly minted father figure for a young, smarter than you’d think little boy.  He had his hands full, but that didn’t mean he needed a wife to tangle up his life even more – especially not a woman who’d left him behind with a heart that still hasn’t mended.

What Jed and Brenna think they want and what they’ll get are two different things, all thanks to a little matchmaking boy.

I enjoyed Cowboy Pride and would definitely recommend this series for anyone who loves cowboys, good stories, and engaging characters.

If you are a  long time reader of Harlequin or Silhouette (like I am) you may remember this series as Code of the West.  If so, then you’ll enjoy stepping back into a delightful series that you may remember – if not, then you’ll enjoy a brand new to  you set of touching, enjoyable cowboy romances.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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