Audiobook Review: Branded as Trouble (Wrangler’s Creek, #3) by Delores Fossen (Narrator: Adam James Conner)

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Branded as Trouble Book Cover Branded as Trouble
Wrangler's Creek, #3
Delores Fossen (Narrator: Adam James Conner)
Contemporary Romance - Western Romance
Insatiable Press
November 17, 2017
11 hours and 5 minutes


Every town needs a bad boy, and Wrangler's Creek's has been gone far too long

Getting his high school girlfriend pregnant was just one square in Roman Granger's checkered past, but it changed him forever. When his son's mother skipped town after the birth, Roman decided to do the same, baby Tate in tow, hoping for a fresh start.

Now Roman fears his teenage son is following in his wayward footsteps, so he returns home to Wrangler's Creek, aiming to set him straight. It's there he encounters Tate's aunt, Mila Banchini, the good-girl opposite of Roman who's had a crush on him since childhood. The old spark between them undeniably never died, though Roman worries it'll only lead to heartache. But if falling for Mila is such a bad idea, why does everything about holding her feel so right?


Branded as Trouble is book three in the Wrangler’s Creek series by Delores Fossen and narrated by Adam James Conner.

We’re treated to a lot of drama, past issues, bad memories, and maybe hope that the past can be put to rest, but for that to happen Roman must go home. 

This novel tackles some tough subjects, but the author approaches them with optimism and humor showing that even when you have an issue you can face it and overcome it. 

Roman Granger was a badass and a screw-up in his teens. At 18, he got his girlfriend pregnant and as soon as the baby was born, she skipped out of town, leaving Roman to raise his son alone. He’s a single dad, a rodeo promoter, and doesn’t have time for a relationship. He keeps all women at a distance; because his life is dedicated to his son Tate. As for Tate; he might seem like a typical teen, but his behavior and slipping grades are a sign of something more. 

Mila Banchini has been the good girl and at 30 she’s still a virgin. It seems that every male in Wrangler’s Creek is on a quest to take her virginity. She’s been in love with Roman since childhood, but Roman has only ever seen her as Tate’s cousin. Will he see her as something more than a cousin?

I’ve been enjoying the Wrangler’s Creek series. What I like about it is the small town and family dynamics. Fossen portrays these dynamics perfectly. I like the family struggles. They come across as real. Roman’s issues with his son, Tate, are a little like the same issues he has with his mom. I think Roman learned a new appreciation for his mom once he came to terms with his childhood and the issues he had with his mom. I liked Mila. She’s tough, handles herself well, and doesn’t lose control when the secret her mom has been keeping form her comes out. 

Mila and Roman needed each other. Roman needed someone to help him face his struggles and help him find a way to live with them. Their romance is sweet and pleasurable. 

Narration: Adam James Conner did a great job. I enjoyed all the voices and how the struggles came to life. We feel like we are in the characters shoes dealing with whatever issue they are dealing with. I had a great time with this audiobook.

Branded as Trouble was a delightful listen and a lot of fun.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

One comment on “Audiobook Review: Branded as Trouble (Wrangler’s Creek, #3) by Delores Fossen (Narrator: Adam James Conner)

  1. I’m glad this one was good for you and you could get it at the library!
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