Falling for a Bossy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 3) by Karen Baney Book Tour, Guest Post & More! {Ends 4/29/24}

Mar 27, 2024 | 6 comments

This is an entertaining series focusing on brothers raised on a ranch. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

Book Details:

 Falling for a Bossy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 3) by Karen Baney
Category: Adult Fiction 18+, 204 pages
Genre: Contemporary Christian Western Romance
Publisher: Desert Life Media
Release date: Mar 26, 2024
Tour dates: Mar 26 to Apr 22
Content Rating: PG + M. My book deals with a main character overcoming his sexually immoral past. He is in active recovery and God’s grace and strenghth shine through his story line. Written tastefully with character showing true remorse for his past actions. There are NO cursing or graphic descriptions of any kind.

Book Description:

She’s famous and nearing the end of her career. He’s blunt, bossy, and downright annoying. Will these two find the perfect balance between truth and love?

Sports fanatic Derin Vargas steps down from his position as foreman of Vargas Ranch to run the family’s new sports complex. Uncomfortable in his new role, he compensates by being bossy. When a famous pro-tennis player stays at the resort to rehab after surgery, Derin points out her shortcomings no one else will.

Pro-tennis player Madison Moore heads to a remote sports complex on Vargas Guest Ranch & Resort to finish rehabbing after shoulder surgery. As she fears the death of her pro career, the bossy cowboy manager gets under her skin.

​Will Derin soften his rough edges to win over the beautiful tennis player? Will Madison listen to the hard truth about her future while opening her heart to love?

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Review By LAWonder10:

This is an exciting new Christian-based cowboy/romance series. Each book is about a different brother so each can be read as a stand-alone.

This story is about a star tennis player who injured her shoulder and is persuaded to attend a newly opened health and recovery ranch.  She is obsessed to heal enough to continue her last two major competitions.

This is also about a Christian recovery group for various types of addicts.

Derin has an addiction he is trying to overcome. With the help of his group and best friend, he has been able to control it for several months. He was hired onto this new recovery ranch his brother opened. The staff trusts him, but can he trust himself?

He recognizes the tennis star, Madison Moore. He is immediately attracted to her. The attraction increases but how does she feel? How can he even consider a relationship, considering his past?

The story was well-written and very interesting. The storyline never dragged. The characters were developed well and felt very real. It was a story a reader can easily connect with.

I listened to the audiobook. The Narration was done well as far as the emphasis and emotions but the “voice” of the grandfather sounded like a young man. More annoying was the “voice” of Derin, who was supposed to be “smooth” and charming sounded raspy like a man who had been a c”hain-smoker” for decades. He certainly did not sound like an appealing man in his twenties. The story would have been great had those two “voices” been a  better “fit”.

I offer a Five-Stars rating for the story and a Four Stars rating for the audio. 

Other Books in the Series:

Guest Post:

How did I end up writing Cowboy Christian Romance? By Karen Baney

Well, it’s really Valerie Comer’s fault. You see, back in 2022, I gave up TV. I went back through my eReader to find indie authors I had read more than a decade before. Then I discovered that Val Comer had recently released another book in her Saddle Springs Romance series. I picked up the first book, The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion, and it instantly hooked me on the genre. I read the entire series in a few weeks, then moved on to her next series while discovering new favorites, like Jill Kemerer, Linda Goodnight, Jessie Gussman, and Mandi Blake.

Having just wrapped up my Christian historical western romance Colter Sons series, the ideas for a contemporary Christian cowboy romance were born! I set all my books in the state of Arizona in the United States. It’s rarely used as a setting, but it is the state I’ve called home for over twenty years. We are also known for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and other legendary wild-west tales.

As I mapped out the Vargas Ranch Series, I wanted to follow five brothers from a very conservative Christian family. Arizona is known for tourism because of our perfect winter weather of sunshine and mild temperatures. So, I made the ranch a guest ranch and resort.

Then I dreamed about what five brothers might be like, given their family background. Before I knew it, I was writing a family motto and creating five men with very different personalities—one thing I really enjoyed about Val Comer’s Saddle Springs series.

Though Dalton, Dylan, Derin, Devon, and Drake grew up in the same home with the same family values and strong faith, each man must confront his own weaknesses and truly learn to live out their faith. Dalton is the responsible one. Dylan is the shy one. Derin is the wild and bossy one, with a surprisingly sensitive side. Devon is wicked smart and full of so much potential. Drake, the baby, is dealt a shocking blow that turns his sweet disposition sour for a time. Don’t worry, God works in each of their lives to change their hearts, strengthen their faith, and bring them each the perfect woman.

That, dear readers, is why it’s all Valerie Comer’s fault I’m hooked on this genre as a writer and reader!

Meet the Author:

Karen Baney is passionate about writing stories full of flawed characters. She enjoys weaving together stories of second chances, redemption, and overcoming personal trials. As a transplant to Arizona, she loves researching the state’s history and finding ways to seamlessly incorporate real history and real settings into her novels. In addition to writing and speaking, Karen works as a Software Development Manager for a Christian ministry.

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The Tour Schedule :

Mar 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – book series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 26 – Ilovebooksandstuffblogbook series spotlight / giveaway
Mar 26 — Faith and Books – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / giveaway
Mar 27 – Novels Alive – book review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / giveaway
Mar 27 –— Faith and Books – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Mar 28 – FUONLYKNEW – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / guest post / giveaway
Mar 28 –— Faith and Books – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Mar 29 – Confessions of the Perfect Mom – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY
Apr 1 – Confessions of the Perfect Mom – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY
Apr 2 – The Sexy Nerd Revue – book series spotlight / giveaway
Apr 2 – Confessions of the Perfect Mom – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY
Apr 3 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 3 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 4 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY
Apr 5 – Novels Alive – book review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 9 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY
Apr 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review for FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 10 –Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 10 – Splashes of Joy – book review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 10 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review for FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 11 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY
Apr 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review for FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 12 – mamof9 – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 15 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 15 – mamof9 – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 16 – mamof9 – audiobook review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 16 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review of FALLING FOR A REAL COWBOY
Apr 17 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / guest post / giveaway
Apr 17 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY
Apr 18 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 18 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY
Apr 19 – Novels Alive – book review of FALLING FOR A SHY COWBOY / giveaway
Apr 22 –– Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / giveaway
TBD – Splashes of Joy – book review of FALLING FOR A BOSSY COWBOY / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Win a signed paperback copy of all 3 books in the Vargas Ranch series, plus the gift card…

Falling for a Real Cowboy; Falling for a Shy Cowboy; Falling for a Bossy Cowboy; + a $25 Amazon Gift Card

(eligible for US & Canada) (ends April 29)

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6 Comments
  1. Dreaa Drake

    This sounds like a great book def worth reading!

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  2. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your awesome review, the author’s guest post and the book details, this sounds like a must read book and series for me and I can’t wait to meet all of the characters

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  3. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds great.

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  4. Nadine

    Recommending these titles to my cowboy loving neighbor.

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  5. Nancy

    Fantastic covers

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  6. Karen Baney

    Thank you for taking the time to listen to the audio version and for sharing it with your readers. I really appreciate your honest feedback. 🙂

    Reply

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