High powered Denver attorney Layla Cox gets more than she bargains for when she sets her sights on a sexy cowboy during her friend and client’s wedding. After a weekend of explosive and unforgettable sex, her tryst has consequences. She’s pregnant. Determined to provide a good life for her baby, she leaves her fast lane life to buy a practice in small town Marietta so her child can have some contact with his birth father.

Tyson Watson doesn’t know what hit him. After his brother’s wedding and the best weekend of his life with the woman of his dreams, he doesn’t hear from the beautiful lawyer again–until she arrives at his ranch, announces she’s pregnant, and tells him that she doesn’t need anything from him. Too bad. Layla may be independent, but Tyson is stubborn and has no intention of falling in line with Layla’s plan.

Can two strong-willed people turn a weekend of passion into a lifelong love?

Titles in The Watson Brothers series include: Chance For Love – The Sheriff’s Mail Order BrideThe Doctor’s HusbandHer Favorite Cowboy

Title:  Her Favorite Cowboy
Series:  The Watson Brothers #4
Author:  Ann B. Harrison
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 11, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

For me, Her Favorite Cowboy was one of those stories where I spent so much time wanting to shake both the main characters and set them down for a stern talking to.  Talk about stubborn, bull-headed, control freak.  Yeah, in different ways that describes both Layla and Tyson.  But in this case I was more on Tyson’s side for Layla simply came off as too over the top frustrating for me to like her very much.  I understood that her reasons made sense to her, but she never gave Tyson a chance to complete a sentence before she was off misunderstanding what he actually tried to say while crying behind closed doors waiting for him to come after her… after she’d cut him down to the size of a walnut.  *sigh*  Yeah.  Stubborn is a word.  It irked me that most of Tyson’s family stood against him firmly on Layla’s side.  It was during a crisis when she couldn’t trust Tyson to do what he did best even if it was against all logic… I was pretty much done with trying to like Layla and only hoped for a happy ending for Tyson’s sake.  Harsh maybe.  Yet it took two people to make their baby, it will take two people, equal in this relationship to make it work or it’s all for nothing.  Layla couldn’t let go of controlling everything and as a result I had little empathy for her.

Now, simply because characters frustrate me along the way, let’s not have a misunderstanding of our own – I did enjoy Her Favorite Cowboy on many levels.  Tyson and Layla kept the story lively with their bantering, misunderstandings and stubbornness.  It was also very enjoyable to catch up with the other Watson brothers and their wives who we’ve come to know and love from previous stories.  While Tyson is the youngest brother, I’m hoping that there is another series planned for some distant cousins we met as secondary characters.  I pay attention to secondary characters and this one was hard to miss, but his actions and his attitude made a major turn around – and I’m hoping to know his and his brothers story some day.  It would also be a great chance to catch up with our Watson brothers… just sayin’.  *grin*

If you’re in the mood for a romance that will definitely get you emotionally involved, then Her Favorite Cowboy is perfect for you.  You don’t “have” to have read the entire series to enjoy this one.  There is enough subtle backstory to let you know who is who and how they came together.  I’d recommend reading the entire series simply because they’re good stories you won’t want to miss.

*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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