Cowboy Pride
Cowboy Pride

Cowboy Pride

by Anne McAllister

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ISBN-13: 9780373760343
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 09/24/1996
Series: Code Of The West Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.55(d)

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Cowboy Pride 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Cowboy Pride is the story of former childhood sweethearts, Jed and Brenna. Something went down back in the day and Jed walked away from Brenna. For good. To get over her broken heart, Brenna decided to pack her bags and head to the east coast for college, but she stayed to make a dent in the art world. Eleven long years passed and in that time Jed’s sister died, leaving him with a nephew to take care of, while Brenna was left widowed and pregnant. Anne McAllister did a good job of fleshing out the backstory without turning the story into a total downer. Sure, things happened in their respective pasts, but it is part of life and the author treated it as such. The story is well written, although the pace is a tad slow at times, but for the most part it is a good read with some good characters. The only gripe I have with Cowboy Pride is Jed. He took being stubborn to whole new heights and after a while I wondered why anyone would ever want to be with him. I just wanted there to be some romance, some instance where he started to act like an adult male instead of a caricature of a cowboy. But Brenna and Tuck were great, headstrong and independent characters, and totally unafraid to go after what they wanted. I’m always a sucker for a meddling kid and Anne McAllister created a masterpiece with young Tuck, who did a lot to get these two stubborn adults together.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Brenna was widowed and pregnant and she returned home to her father’s ranch. Her father had a stroke and Breena had to help him and with the ranch. Jed is raising his ten year old nephew Tuck. But he also had to prove to the authorities he is the best thing for Tuck. It is suggested that Tuck take art classes as he is very talented. Brenna misses her husband he was her best friend but she hadn’t loved him. Brenna had always loved her teenage love Jed. Breena had left to become a famous artist. Jed never let anyone else touch his heart after Brenna. Even though Jeb had ended the relationship ten years ago. Jed doesn’t want to see Brenna. Brenna started giving Tuck private art lessons. Tuck loves Brenna and thinks she needs a husband and and his uncle Jed should be the man she marries it would help them all. Jed does ask Brenna to marry him and surprisingly she accepts. I liked this story a lot. The plot was good as was the writing . I loved Brenna and Jed together and rooted them on. I loved Tuck and felt he really added to the story. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Jed and Brenna had been sweethearts 11 years ago, until Jed just left her with no explanation. Now Brenna is back a pregnant widow trying to help her father's ranch while he recovers from a stroke. Jed is fighting to retain custody of his nephew, and although he is a very good and caring person, he's not the most conventional parent. The solution to both of their problems - a marriage of convenience. I loved Jed, Brenna, Tucker, and Otis (Brenna's dad). They were all very real and likable characters. The storyline was great as well.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Cowboy Pride has a dark desperation seeping from it. The intensity is deep, the edginess is fierce, the constant wait of when the dam will break and all the emotions bundled up will overflow the scene had me literally holding my breath in wait. Jed McCall is not a happy man. He is a good man, he is kind, generous, caring, protective, hard working, and even gentle at times, but happiness left his heart eleven years ago. While the edgy darkness looming around Jed was well done, It was so overwhelming, it might have been a bit too much angst for me. It pulled me into a dark place, and I would have loved a little longer HEA towards the end to balance the doom that hangs around Jed most of the story building up and monopolizing the scenes. Brenna Jamison's life choices weren't traditional. She had done an amazing thing for her best friend, her kindness, caring, and sacrificing nature leading her on in her life. She was a sweetheart of a character, understanding, forgiving, and gentle soul. Tuck, the nephew is adorable and wise beyond his years. I have enjoyed how the kids in the series have meddled in the romances of their guardians. Tuck's dialog made me smile and his keen observations laugh out loud. I was really in a spot with this tale, and I had to sit with this review for a couple of days and think about it for a moment. I liked the story, it pulled me in and the angst around Jed really took me to the deep while my mind is trying to figure out where all the self-doubt, trouble, penance, and mistrust was coming from. What on earth did he do eleven years ago that was so devastating it was worth giving up all the hope in life and the brighter, happier future with his new family. And it was the revelation of the reasons at the end that made me take a step back and carefully dissect the story in my mind again and evaluate it before making hasty remarks while utterly frustrated with the prideful cowboy. The story unfolded in my mind in a seamless flow of rugged and raw, color bleached pictures of the somber side of the hard life of a cowboy. The moment's mistake that can change our lives, and how humbleness and forgiveness to ourselves, and open communication with others can sometimes be the only key to getting back the vivacious colors and joy into our lives. ~ Four Spoons
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
Pride and embarrassment can lead to disasterous results added in with a little deception. Brenna and Jed fell in love when they were young. Jed worked on the ranch and Breanna was the ranch owner's daughter. They were trying to do the right thing and wait for marriage. Brenna's evil step sister caused havoc on their relationships... she tempted Jed and than let Brenna to believe something happened... Jed to embarrassed by what he did hides in embarrassment and Brenna is lead to believe he doesn't love her anymore.... Cowboy Pride Their love runs deep and I enjoyed reading how it was woven together and reminded me of a patchwork quilt and all the pieces being pulled together make a spectacular picture. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
Brenna and Jed have to find answers in their shared past to find a future together with the help of Tuck and family. Really enjoy these cowboys and settings. Have enjoyed this series from this author and looking forward to new books. Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Monosyllabic. If you like the strong, silent type, this is the book for you. Conversation is not Jed's forte and forget small talk! His communication often consist of grunts particularly when interacting with his nephew Tuck and it is this inability to converse (along with his pride) that led to him walking away from Brenna 11 years ago. How she continued to love him through all those years when he had hurt her so badly and she had no idea what she had done, I will never know. 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
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Jed and Brenna were in love at one time and for eleven years Brenna has wondered why Jed turned his back on her. A successful artist she has lived in New York, married, lost her husband and is pregnant when she returns to the ranch to help her father out after is stroke. Jed is working on a nearby ranch, raising his nephew Tuck and rather curmudgeonly. He wants NOTHING to do with Brenna…or so he says…though they are thrust together often as he helps on the ranch and she teaches Tuck art. Jed is a man of principles with a secret that keeps him from really living and loving – when his secret finally comes out the marriage of convenience becomes a whole lot more. As I read I felt this story had an old feel to it so looked it up and found that it was originally published in 1996. So, I was right and yet the story is just as valid today as it no doubt was over 20 years ago. Pride does not make it easy sometimes and it definitely did not make Jed’s life easier. I enjoyed this book and want to thank NetGalley and Tule Publishing for the copy. This is my honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
An excellent second chance story. Jed McCall is happily living life single and free. Then he finds himself raising his nephew on his own and having all sorts of problems with the stay child services people. Brenna Jamison returns to her childhood home to take over running the ranch for her father, she knows staying away from Jed is the best idea. He's working on the ranch though and when Tuck, Jed's nephew comes up with a plan to get his uncle and Brenna together they don't have a chance. Recommended read!