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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

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    Brenda Novak has once again transported readers back to Dundee,

    Brenda Novak has once again transported readers back to Dundee, Idaho where dreams can come true. This fictional town has enough danger, spice, and love to make any reader fall in love. Ms. Novak has created a series of novels set in a town that makes her novels fall under this reader's auto buy list. COULDA BEEN A COWBOY is no exception and lived up to this reader's high expectations, not many authors can keep five star ratings but Brenda Novak is an author to be counted on. When Tyson hires Dakota to be the nanny for his newly acquired /rescued 9 month old son, whom he has no idea how to care for, she really bails him out. She desperately needs the money that he's willing to pay for her to help him during the NFL off season so he can recover from a knee injury and learn how to be a dad. Neither of them were counting on her father's complications or his "baby-mama" drama, and they didn't plan on the unwelcome attraction between them being an issue either. Luckily Dakota is great with Braden! She is a kindhearted woman who is dealing with her own personal problems. She loves children and can't believe how Tyson reacts to Braden. Slowly but surely however, Dakota is working her magic on both father and son. Tyson isn't sure when he started falling for Braden's Nanny, but he can't help liking her quick wit, kind personality, and careful care of his son. He desires her in a way he hasn't desired a woman in a long time, but with so much standing in between them, is there any chance a happily-ever-after will win out? This is a charming tale that focuses both on the hardships of life, but also on the beautiful and optimistic moments that make love worth it all.        

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A well written romance

    His young illegitimate infant son Braden is dumped on football superstar Tyson Garner without any warning when he learned the mother Rachelle was failing to properly care for the infant. With the scandal costing him promotions, he accepts responsibility as the primary caretaker for his child, but he does not want the brat around too much besides he knows nothing about children. In Dundee, he quickly hires plain Jane Dakota Brown to take care of his offspring.------------ Away from her abusive father and able to shower the baby with love, Dakota begins to lose weight and care about her appearance. Tyson, to his shock, finds he is attracted to his son¿s nanny, but she stuns him even more by being the first female to sack his advances she refuses to have anything personal to do with a man who would reject his son although she wants him in the sack.----------------- The key to this well written COULDA BEEN A COWBOY is the fully developed lead couple. Whereas Tyson is an arrogant irate bully used to getting his way in all situations especially with women, Dakota needs to desperately economically escape her father. Together they fight over his paternal role and their attraction leading to aHis young illegitimate infant son Braden is dumped on football superstar Tyson Garner without any warning when he learned the mother Rachelle was failing to properly care for the infant. With the scandal costing him promotions, he accepts responsibility as the primary caretaker for his child, but he does not want the brat around too much besides he knows nothing about children. In Dundee, he quickly hires plain Jane Dakota Brown to take care of his offspring. Away from her abusive father and able to shower the baby with love, Dakota begins to lose weight and care about her appearance. Tyson, to his shock, finds he is attracted to his son¿s nanny, but she stuns him even more by being the first female to sack his advances she refuses to have anything personal to do with a man who would reject his son although she wants him in the sack. The key to this well written COULDA BEEN A COWBOY is the fully developed lead couple. Whereas Tyson is an arrogant irate bully used to getting his way in all situations especially with women, Dakota needs to desperately economically escape her father. Together they fight over his paternal role and their attraction leading to a solid contemporary romance. Harriet Klausner .---------- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Great story

    A really fun read. Well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Mandy

    I loved this book..

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    Posted August 12, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    AWESOME! Best I have read lately.

    My advice is not to start reading at 10:00 on Sunday night. You'll be up until 3:00 am because you can't put it down.

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    I loved this book. I started reading it and would not put it down. I read it in a day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    I normally don't read "cowboy type" stories but since

    I normally don't read "cowboy type" stories but since I really like Brenda Novak I decided to try it.  I am so glad I did!  This was a wonderfully written story with very real characters.  I understood Tyson and the relationship between him and Dakota grew at just the right pace.  I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    good book

    You will be happy you picked this book to read. It is a good read and one you can not put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Jon

    Its a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Tyson Garnier is a famous football player who suddenly got custo

    Tyson Garnier is a famous football player who suddenly got custody of his 9 month old son after learning the child's mother, Rachelle, was neglecting him. He paid the mother one million dollars to sign over custody but she kept trying to get more by falsely accusing him of sexual assault and making his life miserable. Tyson has a knee injury which he is trying to strengthen before the season starts so decides to go to a friend's cabin for a couple of months to recuperate. The cabin is perfect for him because he can get his therapist to go there easily and it's away from the media. His problem is that he has no idea how to care for a baby so his friend recommends he hire Dakota as a temporary nanny since he knows her and she lives near the cabin. After Tyson interviews Dakota he hires her immediately because she can start right away, is not overly attractive and she doesn't seem to be like most of the women he meets who go after him.

    Dakota has lived in the small town of Dundee all of her life and takes care of her father who is very ill and can't work.
    She feels it is her fault that her father is ill so it is her responsibility to look after him. Getting the temporary nanny job works great for her because she really needs the money and it is close to home.

    Football has always been the most important thing in Tyson's life so he doesn't know what to do when he realizes that he has feelings for Dakota - and his son! Brenda Novak wrote a wonderful romance with true to life situations. OK, so maybe being an NFL player is not a typical profession but the dramas in Tyson and Dakota's lives seemed very real. I loved the way the author made their relationship work while showing the differences between Tyson's life of a famous, wealthy athlete who had women coming on to him constantly and Dakota's life of giving up all her dreams to care for her father on a very low income.

    I loved this book and couldn't read it fast enough. It kept me guessing what would happen with Rachelle, Dakota's father, as well as Tyson and Dakota.  Would Rachelle win with her lies, would Tyson and Dakota end up together?

    I definitely recommend this romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Great read

    Enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Venus lol

    I love this book it rocks :) :) ,)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Great book

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Love this book

    Best book ever.its a great story of love and life that is so real like and sad in some parts to the point of tears.great book and author.love it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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