Lucky Chance Cowboy

· Big Chance Dog Rescue Book 2 · Sourcebooks, Inc.
4 reviews

About this ebook

This emotional, hopeful, contemporary cowboy romance is perfect for readers looking for:
  1. A military hero determined not to let an injury get the best of him
  2. A compassionate heroine who would do anything to care for her family
  3. Wounded veterans finding purpose and camaraderie on a working ranch
  4. Rescue dogs getting a second chance at a forever home

Marcus Talbott is a soldier through and through, and he's not going to let an injury keep him from his Army unit. Sure, his last mission nearly broke his back, but that's nothing his positive attitude and work ethic can't fix, right? In the meantime, he's got a place on the board at the Big Chance Dog Rescue, and flirting with his best friend's sassy sister, Emma, is a welcome distraction.

Emma Stern is barely scraping by while working and caring for her elderly grandfather, but she's running out of options?and hope. The last thing she has time for is Marcus and his flirting, sexy as he might be. But every time Emma thinks she's reached the end of her rope, Marcus is there to lend a hand. Maybe there's more to the handsome playboy after all...

Praise for Big Chance Cowboy:

"A real page turner with a sexy cowboy you can root for, a sassy heroine you can fall in love with, and an ugly dog that brings them together."—CAROLYN BROWN, New York Times bestselling author

"Love...and puppies... Be prepared to fall in love with this cast of characters and this book."—JENNIE MARTS, USA Today bestselling author of the Cowboys of Creedence series

"Big Chance Cowboy is a tail-wagging good read. I was hooked from start to finish."—DEBBIE BURNS, acclaimed author of the Rescue Me series

"Inspiring... Stanley hits the mark with wonderfully complex, caring characters; catchy dialogue; and lessons in self-esteem, loyalty, and forgiveness."—Publishers Weekly

Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
linda quick
January 28, 2020
Loved this book! The characters were interesting and had a depth that made them feel real and come alive on the pages. Emma is an emotionally scarred widow just trying to survive while surrounded by her husband's memories everywhere she turns. Marcus is an injured Army ranger who is struggling to heal and get back to his unit. Despite all the complications, they can't seem to stay apart. I found myself deeply engrossed in this novel and hated to put it down. I loved the characters and their story, especially how it was set in a vet/dog rescue. The vet/dog program is such an integral part of the story that it almost became a character in its own right. Add in the quirky grandfather other characters, and this book is a winner. If you enjoy the genre, you will love this book.
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Connie Toler
December 29, 2020
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it. This is a story that I just got lost in. It is the second one in a series and can really be read as a stand-alone but I would highly recommend reading the first story "Big Chance Cowboy". It will really help to get a feel for the characters and the situation regarding the rescue mission. Marcus is just the all-around "people-schmoozer". Due to injuries sustained during war, he was injured along with the rest of his team, he is on limited disability status. Marcus' back was severely injured but being a soldier was all he ever wanted. He is trying to get back to the teams and go to war again. He meets Emma and there is an immediate attraction between the two. Emma is a widow as well as the sister of his sargent. Her husband has been gone for two years and Emma can't get over the feeling that she failed her PTSD husband. Between the lying and drugs it was rough for her. I adored these two characters and loved being able to read how they overcame their obstacles to get to their HFN ending. I loved the dual POV format that this book is written in as well. Getting that glimpse into the character's thoughts really helped me to connect with the character. The plot just flowed beautifully. I couldn't wait to see what the author had in store for these two. Unfortunately that meant that the book was over before I really wanted to be! I just hope there are more stories coming about the rescue ranch. This is a slightly sexy read. There was some action BUT the author I think did a great job in not having overly graphic detail. It was really all about the two characters and their story. If you adore the wounded protagonists (especially a sexy Army Ranger!) and don't mind a slightly sexy read, then I highly recommend this story (actually the prior book as well) especially if you are over 18.
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Yvonne Cruz
November 18, 2019
This series revolves around a ranch started by an Army veteran with the intend of matching service dogs with vets needing some type of emotional and/or physical support. Having loved book one, I knew this was a must read and it truly was. This story belongs to Emma Stern and Marcus Talbott. Emma, the sister of Adam, founder of the rescue ranch, is also a widow of a veteran that came back ill and addicted to pain killers. She has not recovered from her past and has no desire to get involved with another soldier. Marcus was injured in the same mission that ended Adam’s career, and is at the ranch while he recovers from his injury. He’s determined to get well and go back to war. But fate has a way of changing their lives both personally and career wise. While the characters were complex and likable, the story was engaging and at times heartbreaking. Once again, thanks to this talented author we are reminded the effects of war on the troops. The need to help, not only as a nation but also as individuals these brave men and women who risk their lives for our freedom. Another wonderful story in this series. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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About the author

TERI ANNE STANLEY writes sassy, sexy, fun romance about strong, smart women and hot, hunky heroes. She and Mr. Stanley and an assortment of family members—both human and furry—live just outside of Sugartit, Kentucky—which is, honest to God, between Beaver Lick and Rabbit Hash.

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