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The Last True Cowboy [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Eagle
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Eagle comes her classic western romance between a passionate cowboy and a rancher's daughter in Wyoming—

The Last True Cowboy

A cowboy is as good as his word, but what if the words are "I love you"?

The first moment Julia Weslin sees K. C. Houston, she senses her world is about to be turned upside-down. The long, lean cowboy is the last of an untamed breed of men who live by their word and love by their own set of rules. And for Julia, who has returned to Wyoming and the cash-strapped High Horse Ranch, K. C. is a dream come true. He can tame a spirited horse with just a single touch, he offers to help save the ranch, and he awakens in her a need she thought she'd lost. But Julia knows that this sexy drifter would never break a promise, and while he's filled her days with loving and her nights with passion . . . he's never told her that he'd stay forever.

Editorial Reviews Review

When her brother dies unexpectedly, Julia Weslin joins her grandmother Sally and sister, Dawn, on the family's Wyoming cattle ranch, prepared to stay the summer before deciding whether to sell the property. Julia's attraction to women-loving cowboy K.C. Houston, the new foreman, complicates an already emotionally fraught situation, as does the discovery of a herd of wild mustangs, some of which are blind, and Julia's conflicted feelings for her flirtatious sister. Wonderfully wrought relationships--including a touching romance between Sally and a long-time ranch hand--plus vividly rendered details about horses and cattle ranching make for highly rewarding reading. --Ellen Edwards

From Publishers Weekly

Readers who liked The Horse Whisperer will love this contemporary boots-and-saddle romance from Eagle (Fire and Rain). K.C. Houston, the best horse trainer in the West, is a fine example of the New Cowboy who's lost his predecessors' man-of-few-words gynophobia for charm, sensitivity and rippling pecs. He's just what Sally Weslin, family matriarch of the High Horse Ranch, needs when her grandson dies unexpectedly, leaving just two trusted but old and ornery hands to manage her 25,000 acresA"the prettiest ranch in Wyoming." Her two granddaughters want little to do with the family homestead. Julia, a burnt-out social worker from Minneapolis, loves horses but can't see herself as a rancher, while her beautiful, younger sister, Dawn, is terrified of them and wants the $45 million offer from neighbors to buy the ranch. Sally fears a development corporation lies behind all that money, and she's not about to watch the High Horse turned into a golf-course community. As she puts it, "Wyoming women are bred brassy." Between the women, the wild mustangs and the kids from the local juvie hall, whom Julia brings to the ranch as part of an alternative sentencing program, even the renowned K.C. has his hands fullAand that's not counting the creature who turns his heart "inside out." Up until the very end, we hardly know whether this 20th-century cowpoke can (or wants to) pull all those irons out of the fire. Eagle makes it fun to go along for the ride.
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  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0380784920
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049B1VOK
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice surprise July 20, 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Having just read a poor novel involving horses, I had very low expectations for "The Last True Cowboy" (cheesy title and all). I was quite surprised. I got hooked from the very first page, and one of the things that impressed me the most was the language -- this book is extremely well written, and a pleasure to read. I wanted to read it as slowly as possible to savor it, yet couldn't wait to see what was happening next. The story is very well paced, and the women figures are very well developed. They are strong characters, yet flawed -- as human as you can get. Even though you might not agree with their actions, you can see where they're coming from. The family dynamic is very believable, and the romance is not bad either. All in all I thought it was a very "grown up" story. Not your average paperback novel.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I loved The Last True Cowboy, it was a touching story of family devotion and love and a committment to saving something that is so much a part of our history. The true working ranch that a family desperately wants to save, Julia and KC are meant to be together and their dreams were so much the same. What a gentle man KC was and he would do anything to help someone out and to finally have something he called his own. Julia was afraid to put all of her faith in KC but with the love of her Grandma, memories of Ross's dreams, a city life she was not sure she wanted and a renewed relationship with a sister , how could she lose? Kathleen certainly touched my heart as I have always loved horses and I always love a happy ending. I hated to see this book end because the characters were so real. A true winner and I hope everyone takes the time to sit down and read this one. Keep up the great work, Kathleen.!!!!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last True Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle March 7, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was my first Eagle book and surely will not be my last. Powerful women and strong women with a sense of family and roots. Wonderful dialogue between the characters and the descriptive passages of the land and horses is excellent. And the chemistry between KD and Julie does not sizzle like most novels but smolders and doesn't go out. They don't play games which I usually like. This is not your typical romance. It is full of revelations about survival and has a sense of humor and is intelligently written and sooooooooo good. And I am babbling. The sex is enduring as well as hot and KD can put his boots under my bed anytime.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kathleen Eagle at her very best April 26, 1998
By A Customer
The owner of Wyoming's High Horse Ranch, Ross Weslin hires K.C. Houston to be the horse trainer. However, before K.C. can get to the ranch, Ross dies. Lacking funds, Ross' grandmother and one of his two sisters, Dawn, lean towards selling the spread. However, Ross' other sibling Julia, who just returned home after working in the city as a social worker, decides to try to make a go of the ranch.
When K.C arrives, he is greeted by the three grieving women. In particular the lone cowboy is attracted to Julia, who, to her own shock reciprocates. As they work together to save the ranch and Ross' dreams, they fall in love. Still, he is drifter and she does not trust her heart so unless both can see the true value of their love, more than just a ranch will be sold.
Kathleen Eagle is renowned for her sensational story telling and her latest romance, THE LAST TRUE COWBOY, enhances her deserved reputation. The story line is fun to read as it is a very interesting tale. The lead protagonists are a charming couple, and the support cast and the picaresque setting add much to the novel. Ms. Eagle has added a feather to her cap with this wonderful contemporary romance.

Harriet Klausner
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure, relaxing reading pleasure! March 24, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is so crisp you can feel the air at the ranch it centers around. It's not just a typical love story. It challenges you to think about possibilities beyond the norm. I learned things about horses I never even thought about and came away with a better appreciation of the true wildness still available out there somewhere. Kathleen Eagle is a master at making you flip the pages!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost didn't finish this book January 20, 2012
By angie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I guess I am one of the lone people here who didn't really enjoy this book. It was a weak romance. You could find better almost anywhere. I had high hopes because the setting was well done, yet I just felt the book was scattered and many of the characters fell flat. When I put the book down between chapters I really didn't have much incentive to pick it back up. I usually devour books, but not this one. I finished it only because I hate to leave things unfinished, but I really came close to just giving up on this one, and after finishing it, it really wouldn't have been a loss if I had. Even the small amount of physical 'romance' in the book was blah. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't reading the book for smut, but I was hoping something might rescue this book and it just didn't. Even the horses couldn't save this book. I really wanted to like it......but I wouldn't recommend this read to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 stars... November 17, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I had such high hopes for this book based on the reviews but it wasn't very thrilling in my opinion. This was a true romance book in the sense that there's no mystery or a "bad guy" or much adventure. K.C. & Julia gave me many laughs & I enjoyed their falling for one another but other than that there just wasn't any excitement for me. No cliffhangers or suspense. I just would've liked a little something more mixed in with the romance. Overall I'd say it's all right but nothing that I'll remember or care to read again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars not awful but so slow and bonced all over the ...
not awful but so slow and bonced all over the place.Not much spark for the main charcters.I think sally and max's story is the one that should have been told in detail. Read more
Published 1 day ago by verna sapolio
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last True Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle
As an avid reader, who also is a horse person, it's very hard to find a book that has anything to do with horses that isn't full of misconseptions and fantasies. Read more
Published 16 months ago by horse person
5.0 out of 5 stars SWEET AMERICAN TREASURE
There is a danger of losing a truly priceless national treasure, the heart and soul of America, the bona fide cowboy. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Will B.
5.0 out of 5 stars The last true cowboy by kathleen eagle
This is one of my very favorite books. I first read this book many years ago. I shared it with my best friend and she shared it with her husband. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Eileen Keller
1.0 out of 5 stars Great story especially if you like horses
Bought this one for a gift. I read it years ago and loved it. Very touching story especiall about the wild horses.
Published on December 27, 2012 by Dian R Zeck
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Everything this Author Writes
The hero is fantastic. His personal journey to find himself and to reach a deeper relationship with a woman he is attracted to from the beginning is a bit unique. Read more
Published on November 15, 2012 by SA Monk
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars
There is really nothing but good things to say about this book. All the characters were great and the story flowed. This book was really hard to put down. Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by J. Holmes
4.0 out of 5 stars closer to 4 1/2 stars
This is my first novel by Kathleen Eagle. I'm not much into 'horse stories' but I found this one informative and engaging. Read more
Published on October 1, 2007 by D. Lane
This is one of those books that quickly become an old time favorite. A book you come back to again and again; each time finding something new and heartfelt. Read more
Published on July 30, 2007 by janet weiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Reading
This was a great novel. From the very beginning I couldn't put it down. The Last True Cowboy has a great story and full interesting characters. Read more
Published on July 23, 2003
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More About the Author

Kathleen Eagle published her first book, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner, with Silhouette Books in 1984. Since then she has published more than 40 books, including historical and contemporary, series and single title, earning her nearly every award in the industry. Her books have consistently appeared on regional and national bestseller lists, including the USA Today list and the New York Times extended bestseller list.

Born in Virginia and raised "on the road" as an Air Force brat, Ms Eagle earned degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Northern State University. She taught at Standing Rock High School in North Dakota for 17 years.

Eagle's work is often singled out by book reviewers for its exceptional quality and appeal. THE NIGHT REMEMBERS was a Chicago Tribune Notable Book. SUNRISE SONG, THE NIGHT REMEMBERS, THE LAST TRUE COWBOY, and WHAT THE HEART KNOWS made the Library Journal "Five Best Romances of the Year" list. BookPage listed WHAT THE HEART KNOWS among its "Top Six Romance Picks" for 1999. THE LAST GOOD MAN was a finalist for the 2000 Minnesota Book Award for Popular Fiction--the only Romance so honored thus far. YOU NEVER CAN TELL was named to RWA's "Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year" list. She is an RWA RITA award winner.

Kathleen Eagle lives in Minnesota with her husband, who is Lakota Sioux. The Eagles have three children and three grandchildren.

Visit for her latest news and to blog with Kathleen and 8 fellow writers.

If you're a reviewer, visit NetGalley to request a digital galley for her latest book from Bell Bridge Books.

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