Tough Talking Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan Review

Tough Talking Cowboy
Wild Rose Ranch #3
By Jennifer Ryan
Release Date: March 31st, 2020
Avon
Source: ARC provided by the publisher


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.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

We are back with the third book in the Wild Ranch series and for me, it is one of the most poignant books of the series so far, as it deals with subjects that a lot of authors would shy away from like drugs and rehab, but Jennifer Ryan has never shied away from any of these real-life subjects and honestly, this is why she is one of my favorite authors. 

In Tough Talking Cowboy the main characters are far from pampered souls, Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath returns Montana struggling with PTSD and manages to push everyone away. And then there is Adria Holloway, who had a rough childhood dealing with her mother on the Wild Rose Ranch, but then there is her sister Juliana spiraling out of control and into drugs. But now they have a fresh chance in Montana. Fate draws both Drake and Adria together "for convenience", they try to kid themselves, but they find so much more, as they actually find peace with each other. 

I loved Tough Talking Cowboy, it has truly become one of my favorites, I enjoyed Drake's gruffness and Adria's softer side and even Juliana's new lease on life, but the darkness that stalked that young woman will always haunt me. The steaminess level is through the roof in this book and has that piece of escapism that we all need at this tough time in the world. 

I give Tough Talking Cowboy 5 stars. 





Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted, McBride, and Montana Men series. She writes suspenseful contemporary romances with outrageous plot twists, deeply emotional love stories, high stakes, and higher drama. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.





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