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Cowboys Don't Cry (The Tanner Brothers, #1)

Cowboys Don't Cry (The Tanner Brothers, #1)

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by Anne McAllister

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Don’t Fence Me In 

When Wyoming cowboy Robert Tanner promised to help out the new owner of the Three Bar C, he didn’t expect to have to teach a city girl schoolteacher how to run a ranch. Worse, Maggie MacLeod was a beautiful feisty redhead with flashing eyes and kissable lips — a woman who could tempt a


Don’t Fence Me In 

When Wyoming cowboy Robert Tanner promised to help out the new owner of the Three Bar C, he didn’t expect to have to teach a city girl schoolteacher how to run a ranch. Worse, Maggie MacLeod was a beautiful feisty redhead with flashing eyes and kissable lips — a woman who could tempt a saint. 

Tanner was far from a saint. He didn’t do permanent, he didn’t do relationships. The smart thing would be to leave. But a man was only as good as his word. Trouble was, the longer he stayed, the more Maggie got under his skin… 

The Tanner Brother series 
Book 1: Cowboys Don't Cry 
Book 2: Cowboys Don't Quit 
Book 3: Cowboys Don't Stay

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Cowboys Don't Cry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is NOT a cliffhanger. This is a story about love, fear, truth, and kindness. The romance was not new but the characters are well formed and deeper than most are. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the sequel of a brother's own story.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Robert Tanner is stubborn. He failed once at marriage and he'll never make that mistake again. He may be attracted to Maggie MacLeod, the new owner of the Three Bar C, but he won't act on it. Or will he? Maggie is kind, gentle and beautiful and she's sweet on him. Talk about a battle of wills. I love cowboys, but Tanner took some getting use to. I wanted to give him a head slap and tell him to stop. I understood his heartbreak and I was sympathetic, but you have to move forward. Maggie was good for him and tried to reach out to him, but he ran away. I was glad when she stood up to him. Anne McAllister did a great job. I just wasn't sure if these two would ever get together. Cowboys Don't Cry is well written, with snappy dialogue and a rugged setting. I'm looking forward to reading Luke's story.
oklee More than 1 year ago
Just do yourself a favor and read this book. I fell in love with Robert Tanner and couldn't help but pull for him throughout the story. Maggie MacLeod was a special surprise, feisty, vocal and strong. Wyoming and the Three Bar C Ranch were brought to life by this author and by the story's end I felt like packing a bag and heading West. I didn't put the book down from beginning to end. I will definitely be reading Books two and three. By the way, the cowboy on the book cover is an added bonus.
Joey442 15 days ago
I liked this story about a ranch foreman teaching a city girl how to run a ranch. Tanner had been the foreman of Three Bar C for a few years when the owner passed away leaving the ranch to Maggie MacLeod. Maggie moved to the ranch from the city, knowing nothing about ranching but was determined to learn. She had been told that Tanner was going to be there to teach her. How hard could it be? I liked the way this pair fell for each other but fought their feelings. Tanner didn't do relationships. He had been married once and never again. Maggie was his boss so she knew she shouldn't get involved with him. The reaction of these characters to each other pulled me into the story. I loved Maggie's determination and spunk to learn everything she could about ranching. But she was almost too good to be true. Tanner was a mess. He didn't talk much making it hard to know or like him. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes sweet western romances.
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Anonymous 24 days ago
Slow, not a lot of action. No slow burn romance either really
Julie_R_Evans-Artist 11 months ago
I loved this story. Characters were well-developed and intricate. There was some dramatic tension. Such strength over their emotions were displayed. Issues of trust (prompted by fear). These two made for fun and maddening times while I read their story. I was glad it was a stand alone book, but left room for more in a series.
Linda-Henderson More than 1 year ago
Tanner has been alone a long time and he likes it that way. When the elderly lady that owns the ranch he work on dies, he finds himself working for a lovely woman who knows nothing about ranching. They have a lot to learn about each other and maybe Tanner can learn that having someone is better than being alone.
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I thought it was a good sweet story. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was easy reading which for which I was in the mood. The plot was typical romance novel in that the reader could guess the ending but the main character's stubbornness added a little something to the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warm & Lively Characters! Tanner's a free spirit who doesn't believe in relationships. He's been working on the 3 Bar C ranch for Abigail Crum, as her foreman. Abigail, 84 years old, wanted to leave the ranch to him, but he declined. She ended up leaving it to a someone Tanner doesn't know. Maggie, a schoolmarm, inherited the 3 Bar C. She's thrilled to inherit the ranch and have a home and income for herself and her two brothers. Tanner isn't happy about her decision to live on the ranch, or his attraction to Maggie... Clashing personalities and resisting the romance between Tanner and Maggie, make for a lively read. However, felt Tanner's stubbornness and animosity towards Maggie was overplayed; Maggie took his harsh treatment somewhat meekly. Other than that, the story was well written and the other characters warm and lively! A standalone read. 3 1/2 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read - when one tries to block out bad experiences it does not always work. Such is the case of this cowboy when a school teacher inherits the ranch he loves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a cowboy story...a tad short but a fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story
ElisabethWA More than 1 year ago
Cowboys Don't Cry by Anne McAllister is a great read that you have trouble putting down. And when you do finish it it's a delight to find out that it's part of a series of 3 books and you get a chance to read more about the other brothers. It's a wonderful real feel to it, cowboy story, with struggles and great love
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Cowboys Don't Cry" by Anne McAllister is book one in the "Tanner Brothers" series. This is cowboy Robert Tanner and school teacher Maggie MacLeod's story. Robert doesn't do relationships or anything permanent. He is the foreman at the Three Bar C ranch. He promised the previous owner before she died that he would stay to help the new owner get acquainted with the ranch. Boy is Robert aka "Tanner" is surprised when he learns that city girl Maggie MacLeod had inherited the ranch and that she plans to run the ranch. It was great watching Robert and Maggie's relationship grow. The chemistry was great between them. I loved the characters, but at times I wanted to smack some sense into Robert. I really enjoyed this book and love Anne's style of writing. So kick back and escape into Robert and Maggie's life at Three Bar C ranch. I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing for an honest review.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story. Tanner has a lot of baggage from his past and doesn't think he'd be a good husband to anyone. Maggie is dropped into his life when she inherits the ranch that Tanner works on. I really enjoyed Maggie and her personality. She jumped right into ranching life and was determined to learn and participate in every aspect of the ranch. My heart ached for Tanner and how he had cut himself off from relationships. He did a pretty good job of punishing himself throughout the story. This was a very emotional story and Tanner and Maggie both changed and grew so much throughout the book.
kimberlyindy More than 1 year ago
I am sucker for cowboy stories and this definitely fit! This is book 1 in a series about brothers. We only get a glimpse of the other 2 brothers in this story, but I am anxious to read their stories as well. This is Tanner's story. He is rough and tough, but also extremely loyal. He promises the ranch owner on her deathbed that he will stay on and help the new owner. Of course, he did not know that it was going to be a beautiful school teacher named Maggie. Maggie has always wanted a home of her own and sees what is hidden deep down inside Tanner. This had the feel of those Westerns, I used to watch with my grandpa, and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next book.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A heartwarming love story Robert Tanner and Maggie MacLeod’s initial meeting wasn’t exactly what you would call ideal. When Tanner had gotten thrown off a horse, he opened his eyes to see a pretty angel. It turns out that angel was Maggie. Tanner is a hard working private man. As the ranch foreman at Three Bar C, he doesn’t have time for anything except work. He definitely doesn’t have time for a relationship no matter how pretty Maggie is. Tanner already has one bad marriage that he would rather forget. He felt he failed his first wife and doesn’t want to do that to another woman. City girl Maggie has inherited Three Bar C Ranch and has decided to run it. Maggie expects Tanner to show her the ropes. Tanner does everything he can to make Maggie feel uncomfortable and unwanted so she will leave. But as they spend more time together, they start to grow fond of each other. Will Tanner be able forget the past and open up to love again? This is a well written and thought out book. Maggie and Tanner are total opposites who eventually bring out the best in each other. If this story is any indication of the rest of the series, I can’t wait to read the other books.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
A solid, emotional, heart-warming story. Maggie inherits the Triple Bar C Ranch from her friend Abigail. As she is learning how to run the ranch she relies on Tanner, her foreman. Sparks fly between the two of them but before more could blossom, Tanner leaves. Tanner is forced to deal with his past and his inner demons to figure out what he truly wants. Glad he finally figured it out before it was too late! I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too bad maggie didnt learn anything from her missionary parents she should have said welcome home what tpok you so long instead of treating tanner like dirt when he came back to her she new his past and what he had been through but acted all mad because he ran thats not love thats selfish didnt bother to finish it cant stand mean spirited women oh i am a woman so can say that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great western love story .