Saturday, February 23, 2019

HER LAST CHANCE COWBOY by Tina Radcliffe, Reviewed by Trixi, Kim and Winnie

Trixi's Review:
This is seriously the most tender, precious, heart-felt, and warm Big Heart Ranch book yet! Tina Radcliffe has been teasing us with Tripp Walker since the get-go and I was anxiously waiting to meet this cowboy of few words who has a way with horses.

They say quiet waters run deep and it's true when it comes to Tripp! There's much more than meets the eye with him. Hannah Vincent and her precarious five year old daughter Clementine are about to be challenged with trying to figure out the mystery behind the man. Hannah soon finds out that he has his heart locked up tighter than a jail cell. He's mistrusting when it comes to her with good reason, he's protective of the Maxwell clan and see's her as a threat with her claims of family ties. However, little Clemmie has the tough cowboy wrapped around her pinkie, calling him “Mr. Cowboy”. Now what rough and tumble man could resist that? Not Tripp in the least! Reluctantly giving Hannah a chance to prove herself, he finds himself working alongside her. As the old foreman Dutch says “you two are as much fun as being caught in a thunderstorm in your long johns!”. Sparks fly, Radcliff witticisms fly off the page and had me laughing at the least bit of provocation! 

“I'm here to apologize. Let me do that before my brain figures out what I'm doing and run the other direction.” ~Tripp (pg 211)

Yep, this was a fun read. I always fall for the strong silent type and it was a pleasure to dig deep under that tough cowboy exterior to discover what makes Tripp tick. His past is certainly full of hurt that he tries too hard to hide, but once Hannah and Clemmie chip away that tough skin they become buried deep in his heart. I think the lesson they both learn is that home truly is where you hang your hat, no matter the town or place or people you call your family. As long as love reigns, that's where you belong!

“Hannah had been wrong; love did heal all things.” (pg. 218)

*I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. *

Kim's Review: 
“My teacher says you have to be silent sometimes so you can hear God.”

This is one of my favorite quotes from this story because it’s something I have been trying to do lately- stop talking so much and start listening more to God.

I love Tina Radcliffe’s books! They are full of heart, humor, and faith -exactly as her tagline says. In this series, Tina creates the perfect small town setting! I seriously want to move to Big Heart Ranch and go to the Holiday Roundup, summer rodeo, and participate in the chili contest!

I love humor in my books and Tina does it perfectly! Tripp, at Hannah’s Doctor’s appointment, had me laughing out loud! I liked Tripp from the beginning of the series and was hoping we would get his story. He’s quiet, has a soft spot for kids and animals, he’s very likable, and deep down, he is a romantic! At the end of the story, he brought something to Hannah that had me sighing out loud. I really enjoyed catching up with all of the characters from the first 3 books too - especially Dutch and all his hilarious quips!

Her Last Chance Cowboy is the final story of the Big Heart Ranch series. I am truly sad to see it end, but I am looking forward to whatever Tina writes next!

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.

Winnie's Review:

How can you not fall in love with a quiet, handsome, hard-working, cowboy with a tender heart for animals and kids? Especially when his name is Tripp Walker, and he’s a hero in Tina Radcliffe’s Big Heart Ranch series. Plus, he cooks—not just any old thing, but prize-winning chili, cakes, and other yummy goodness! I must admit I was kind of swooning a bit. Well, I was actually swooning just looking at the cover, even before I started the book!

Though I’m kind of sad to see this series come to an end, it was such a treat to read Tripp and Hannah’s story. Radcliffe is a master at creating endearing, lovable characters that come alive on the page, and these two are some of my favorites. Hannah’s daughter Clementine is adorable and such a sweet addition to the story. I’ve loved the amazing cast of secondary characters in this series, and it’s been fun seeing characters from earlier books in the series pop up in this one.

I loved the subtle messages of forgiveness, acceptance, grace, and importance of family—both by blood and by choice—scattered through the book. The writing was clear, concise, and easy to read. I would recommend this book and series to those who enjoy clean, wholesome stories with heart. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.
BackCover Blurb:
She came seeking family…
Will she find love at
Big Heart Ranch?

When pregnant single mother Hannah Vincent shows up professing to be the half sister of the Maxwells of Big Heart Ranch, horse trainer Tripp Walker is wary. Wounded before, he doesn’t trust easily. If only Hannah and her feisty five-year-old daughter weren’t so impossible to resist. Now, despite his doubts, joining this little family is quickly becoming the cautious cowboy’s greatest wish.

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  1. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! This sounds amazing!

  2. A triple header review. I put this on my Facebook Author page. I am honored!

    1. Thank you for sharing it, Tina! I'm happy to host our amazing reviewers and I love it when we double up. Or in this case... three reviews. You deserve all the love!


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