Review: Cowboy’s Law by BA Tortuga


B.A. Tortuga writes a whole group of books I fondly call her cowboy n’ kids stories. They contain usually a cowboy, maybe two, one’s possibly a rodeo man. One or both with a loose connection to a passel of kids or just one in need of a family.

Throw in some adorable animals, wide open spaces out West to serve as a background for a simmering passion between these men and path to love for each other and, boom, you have the main elements for this heartwarming and sweet bunch of romances.

Of which Cowboy’s Law is one. One I really loved. As I do just about all of these books.

Found families is a trope that’s a top five favorite genre. This author excels at this.

Her knowledge of cowboys, that hard scrabble ranch lifestyle and rodeoing is almost cellular at this point. As is her vernacular. Her dialogue is so spot on, so localized to the area, and type of people it helps the book sing with life.

Same goes for the small town lifestyle of Friday night high school football, band dad’s jobs, and near constant family schedule demands. Of 4H, dance class, homework, and home chores. The tears, the laughter, the Wonder Woman bandaids, and the love that holds everything and everyone together.

There’s nothing about this book, from the kids to the weary men that reads anything less than flat out real and downright human.

Tortuga even covers the injured soldier here in Low and friends. Another group she pulls in and understands so well. The mixture of the cowboy and vet is perfect and their romance and path to love and family is a story you will want to read.

I don’t know if BA is figuring on giving Hunter his own story but I hope so. He too deserves a HEA. As does Win and Moose.

Meanwhile, if you love found families, cowboys and weary ex soldiers looking for love, you look no further then Cowboy’s Law.

I’m definitely recommending it.


When rodeo cowboy Seth’s best friend dies unexpectedly from cancer, he finds himself taking on a ranch and a bunch of his friend’s younger siblings, because they have nowhere else to turn. Seth loves those kids like they’re his own, and he settles in well to his new life, which is why he’s pretty wary when his buddy’s older brother finally makes it home from a long stint in the military.

Law knows he might get a chilly reception at his brother Pistol’s old ranch, even if the kids living there are his half-siblings. He didn’t make it to his brother’s funeral, after all, but to his credit, he was blown up trying to come home to do just that. He’s fighting injuries and insecurity, but when Seth welcomes him to the family ranch, Law knows he’s pretty much in love. Even if he thinks Seth was his brother’s lover. Can these two find a way to let their emotions out before tragedy strikes their family again? › showCowboy’s Law by B.A. Tortuga – Goodreads

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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