The Cowboy and the Kid

The Cowboy and the Kid

by Anne McAllister

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Having a father is a big responsibility.
And finding him a wife is a challenge eight-year-old Becky Jones takes seriously. Ex-rodeo cowboy Taggart Jones is adamant. No marriage. Been there. Done that.

Not even if Becky's dream candidate is her beautiful, blonde teacher, Felicity Albright, who knows about barrettes, patching up scrapes, and hates carrots as much as his daughter. Taggart's still not interested. Much.

What's a daughter to do? Becky's nothing if not ingenious, and she's determined to convince a stubborn Taggart and a bemused Felicity that they really have met their match.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156906871
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 01/26/2017
Series: Tanner Brothers Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 80,839
File size: 976 KB

About the Author

Anne McAllister has written nearly 70 romance novels for Tule Publishing and Harlequin Books.

She has won two RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America — for COWBOY PRIDE and THE STARDUST COWBOY — and has had nine other books which were RITA finalists.

Her books have also been finalists for the National Readers’ Choice Award. She was named Midwest Fiction Writers “Writer of the Year” and also received Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award as “Series Author of the Year.”

But while the awards and sales are wonderful, Anne thinks the best part of writing is telling the story. With every new book she writes, she meets new characters – or gets to know old ones even better – and discovers what makes them and their relationships tick.

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Cowboy and the Kid 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a fun story. Felicity is the new teacher in town, and a widow. Taggart is a divorced single dad and a former bull rider who is afraid of loving again. And Becky is Taggart's meddling daughter who, with the help of her friend Susannah, is trying to pick a new mother for herself, no matter what her father wants. I loved all of the characters in this book. Becky and Susannah really were quite methodical in their attempts to push Felicity and Taggart together. But I think even without the meddling, eventually they would've come to notice each other. It's a small town after all. I especially loved how dedicated Felicity is to her students and how hard she works to set a good example for them. She would do anything for her students and it made her extra likable.
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
WOW! I fell in love with Taggart Jones, when he took Becky on the road with him and was raising her with the help of his rodeo buddies. He showed his devotion and responsibility to his baby daughter. Than Becky's mischief in making Taggart aware of Felicity was totally hysterical and the way he kept putting his foot in his mouth, whileFelicity's strength and courage at the end to show up Orrin and prove her point about teaching styles. WOW!! Taggert is my favorite cowboy in the Tanner series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
This heartwarming story has a unique touch as part of it is told by Becky Jones's point of view. The kid has a lot to say, she is wild and free, yet respectful and loyal. She knows what she wants and her friend is teaching her how to get it. The shenanigans are on and her father of her teacher have no mercy as they try to find out what it is that they themselves want from each other. Taggart Jones is not only a world champion bull rider, he is an excellent dad who has a warm, loving relationship with his daughter. They get along and understand each other better than most and the adoration is visible in both of them. When it comes to the women in his life, he avoids them. At any cost. He believes being damaged goods since his divorce and has no desire to walk into that direction again in his life. Felicity Albright is a young, beautiful teacher, a widow for two years. She is all about the small town living since moving to Montana from LA. She is innovative with her teaching, she is passionate about her profession and reaching the kids and their minds and engaging them in the learning in the best possible way. As the story progress, the point of view changes between the three. The story is adorable, with Becky doing her best to take care of her dad, and Taggart doing his best to avoid Ms. Albright. But the attraction is there and it is unavoidable, especially with the little help from Becky and the snowstorm. With some old-fashioned tunes at times, the story is good, light reading, it does dwell on the different teaching styles and their benefits, has some hairy bull riding moments, but mostly it is built of the charming romance developing and Becky's hand in the mix. A pleasant and pleasing tale ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
The Cowboy and the Kid by Anne McAllister is book number four in the Tanner Brothers series. This is ex-rodeo cowboy Taggart Jones and school teacher Felicity Albright's story. Taggart's wife left him to raise their daughter alone. He has sworn off of marriage. But, his daughter Becky has other ideas. This is where Felicity, Becky's teacher, comes in. Felicity's husband was killed in an accident. When Felicity's Uncle Fred died he left her his house in Elmer, Montana. Felicity thought this was the perfect place for her to start living life again but not sure if she can love again. I love cowboy romances and Taggart and Felicity's story was wonderful! This was an enjoyable, sensuous, and fun romance. Taggart is a stubborn cowboy that you can't help but love. Will he allow his stubbornness to lose a chance at love? Felicity is a strong woman and I loved her character. The supporting characters were great too. This can be read as a standalone but you will want to go back and read the other books in the series. This is one of my favorites. A great book when you need an escape! FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good Love story.It makes you believe there is still Love out there.You can find it even if you aren't looking for it. You will enjoy this book GOOD READING ??
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Terrific Another great story. Taggert wasn't a Tanner but was best friends & business partners with one. He was raising his little girl alone after his ex left & he had to stop competing. Becky decided she needed a mom, and she was going to fix her widowed teacher up with him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really was a cure sweet story though Becky and Susannah were way too manipulative and mature for their years and Taggert was a little annoying I in his indecisiveness. Thoroughly predictable but fun none the less
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
Becky is looking for a wife for her dad but Taggart is not buying it. Her best candidate is her teacher, Felicity. Enjoyed the small town environment and like this author's characters. Good story to kick back and enjoy . Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
The Cowboy and the Kid, The Tanner Brother - Book 4,  Anne McAllister Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:   Romance, General Fiction I’d not read any of Anne’s novels and as she’s got so many I was really, really hoping to like this. Nothings like finding a new-to-you author with loads of lovely novels you haven’t read ;-) Sadly though this was just an OK read for me, a sweet story but one that didn’t really do much for me. Its a small town romance, and I like those but I do need some drama, some real feelings between the leads. Though I liked them all, I wasn’t really feeling the attraction between them, and didn’t really understand what they saw in each other. they knew of the other via school of course, but dates? ? Nope, unless you count the one where Taggart is warning her about one of the parents. I just didn’t feel the connection. I think the biggest problem for me was they were both nice people, sweet, cute and all that, the story was gentle, Becky was a smart but precocious kid, its was all just so Nice. What I want though is drama, jealousies, problems, barriers to things working out, maybe a couple of unpleasant characters for balance and here there wasn’t any. I see this was originally published in 1996, and maybe its been updated and rereleased, but it doesn’t feel that way, to me it feels very dated, very “clean romance” type read, and that's fine. Millions of readers love them, they just don’t cut it for me. If you like a sweet, non-dramatic romance, with a gentle HEA then this could be perfect for you. It’s a good book, but not one that moved me emotionally, and really just not my sort of romance. Stars: Three, depends on what you want from your romance.   ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers  
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read with a retired bull fighting single dad, a matchmaking daughter, and a teacher that would make the perfect new mom! Taggert was happy with the way his life was going. His daughter Becky didn't agree. She thinks they need a woman in their life and her antics to get her father and her teacher, Felicity Albright, together was completely entertaining. I highly recommend this one.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a delightfully different story with a precocious eight year old, Becky, deciding to act as matchmaker for her father, Taggart Jones, and the lady she thinks would be a great mother for her - her school teacher, Felicity Albright. Taggart was a rodeo star and became a single father after his wife decided it just wasn’t the life she wanted. Taggart was determined he would bring up his daughter and even took her on the tours with him until she was old enough to start school. A serious road accident then made him and his travel partner Noah reevaluate their life choices and they set up in business together, training others in rodeo skills. The accident brought Noah and his love back together and introduced him to his daughter. Now that daughter and Becky are working together to bring Taggart and Felicity together! This story has so many laugh out loud moments, it is a thoroughly enjoyable story to escape into! As the two girls start to stalk their teacher, plotting how to get her attention and introduce her to Taggart you just have to appreciate their determination and ingenuity. There are plenty of twists and turns in this story - some of them riding a bull! So hang on tight, keep your wits about you and be ready for a real rodeo of a story. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this cowboy/teacher romcom to everyone who enjoys the genre. Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me a copy of this book without any obligations. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Entertaining story with some comedic moments. Eight year old Becky has noticed a change in her ex Bull Rider father, Taggart and decided that what he needs is a wife. However there are very few single women in Elmer, Montana and those that are she wouldn't want as a mother, so she decides to pray and lo and behold, there is a new teacher at school! With the help of her best friend Susannah, Becky puts in play an elaborate plan for her father and new teacher to meet. Felicity lost the love of her life two years ago and has felt encased in ice since the accident that took Dirk from her but her move to Elmer, has made her come alive again. She's not expecting to find love again and so is surprised by her instant attraction to Taggart but whilst she is prepared to risk her heart again, Taggart having failed in his relationship with Becky's mother, feels he is not good enough for Felicity. Can his daughter and Felicity teach him the error of his ways? Believable characters, sweet story about second chance love and a cute daughter. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love single father stories but this one didn't grab my attention like I had hoped. Overall the story was cute. It dragged on and then it became fast paced. The writing is good but something didn't click for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this story and can't wait to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was first book I'd read by this author but won't be my last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really fun reading .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago