Two Couples Meet Their Match in Katie Lane’s ‘The Heart of a Texas Cowboy’ [REVIEW]

Cowboy love
What is a cowboy to do when he falls for the wrong woman? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Twin sisters. Two unsuspecting cowboys. A surprise pregnancy. Love is about to buck these men clear out of the saddle. Do the girls have what it takes to throw a rope around the hearts of the guys they want so they can keep them for good? Find out in Katie Lane’s juicy Western romance, The Heart of a Texas Cowboy.


I should start by telling you that this is a two-in-one book, featuring novels that initially debuted in 2011, Going Cowboy Crazy and Make Mine a Bad Boy. And for the combined price, it serves as a great introduction to Lane’s work.

In the first book, Going Cowboy Crazy, you’ll meet Slate Calhoun. Once upon a time, he and Hope Scroggs had been a thing. And although they were together for more than a minute, she never told him that she has an identical twin sister named Faith. But by the time Slate discovers who the woman in his truck really is, it’s too late, he’s smitten, and that’s just the way Faith wants it.

In Make Mine a Bad Boy, the real Hope has tangled with another cowboy, bad boy Colt Lomax, a man who never lets himself get attached to anyone. After one rendezvous with Hope, he suddenly finds himself wanting a second helping from her buffet of love, even though she’s trying her best to resist that slow, sexy smile of his. But Cupid has a cruel sense of humor, and neither one will see his next arrow coming!

This is a series that is filled with likable characters, from the charming can’t-pin-me-down cowboys to the women who love them to the community that simply wants to play matchmaker. The scenarios that Lane puts these folks in ranges from just darn cute to outright hysterical, and I frequently found myself laughing so hard, people started to look at me funny in the break room.

While these books do touch on some serious topics, they are very lightly written, and provide the perfect escape for these pandemic times we find ourselves in. These are stories that are sure to do more than just make you smile, my guess is that you’ll be cracking up just like I did. Even so, the books come across with enough heart and compassion that they never feel contrived, but rather, are uplifting and fun.

If you’re looking for a new author to read and want stories that both entertain and make you forget your troubles for a few hours, Katie Lane is the gal to know. She’s a writer who happily dishes out humor by the spoonful, and will leave you begging for more, even if your sides are aching from laughter. Enjoy!

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Katie Lane is a firm believer that love conquers all and laughter is the best medicine. Which is why you’ll find plenty of humor and happily-ever-afters in her contemporary and Western contemporary romance novels.

A USA Today bestselling author, she has written numerous series, including Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, Tender Heart Texas, The Brides of Bliss Texas, and Bad Boy Ranch.

Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, eating chocolate (dark, please), and snuggling with her high school sweetheart and her Cairn Terrier, Roo.

To find out more, visit her online at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, Goodreads, or Bookbub.

By Katie Lane
704 pp. Forever. $9.99

Purchase The Heart of a Texas Cowboy direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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