Talk Dirty, Cowboy by Elle Thorpe Spoiler-Free Book Review

Good evening everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I ended up finishing Talk Dirty, Cowboy today and I wanted to review it while the thoughts were still fresh in my mind. So let’s do that.

I got this book from Give Me Books Promotions for my honest review.

Let’s first talk details about this book.

Series: Dirty Cowboy
Book Number:
Widow, Single Parent, Sports?, Cowboys
Romance, M/F
Age Range:
Adult (In-depth sex scenes)
Page Count:

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This book follows Bowen, a bull-rider who’s only goal is to win the championship belt buckle after the death of his wife. It’s been four years since her death and since he’s been raising his son alone (well, with the help of his father). Except everything is falling apart as his bull-riding is getting worse and worse.

Paisley, on the other hand, is finally happy again. Well, as happy as she can be while she still deals with the lack of help from her ex-husband who ruined her life, but left her with two beautiful children. She’s working herself to the bone to make ends meet while still making sure she has fun singing very loudly to annoy her ten-year-old son.

Except one day, her son leaves his game on and she comes face to face (well, webcam to webcam) with the handsome Bowen. These two hit it off immediately and a romance begins.

Time for a breakdown


Overall, this story was good. I feel like there could have been a bit more fleshing out that happened, though. I feel like there wasn’t much depth to the story, but the romance was very enjoyable and I found myself rooting for these two characters to get their happy ending.

So, I’d give the story/romance category a 4 out of 5.


The characters and their development was something that I had a bigger issue with. I feel like there was a big focus on Bowen’s previous relationship and how it affected him, but not much on Paisley’s and how it affected her. There was a taste of it, but nothing concrete like there should have been. It hinted that it affected her deeply, but didn’t show. Told, didn’t show.

So, for characters, I’d have to give it a 3 out of 5.


The writing was done well. I was a bit confused because I didn’t realize it was an Australian author, so I didn’t realize it took place in Australia until it mentioned that there was an “American accent.” Threw me for a loop there.

But it was written well. Hit all the plot points and fits into the genre. Nothing really stands out that would cause me to take away. This wasn’t meant to be a mind-blowing, methophorical masterpiece.

So, 5 out of 5 there.

My Thoughts

Like I said, I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and a quick read. I rooted for the relationship and despite the issues I had, still found myself loving the story. It wasn’t life changing or anything, but I enjoyed it.

So, 5 out of 5 there.


Doing the math, it comes out to be 4.25 so I rounded it to 4. It was a solid read for me.

Now, time for some questions to be answered.

Will I read from this author again? Yes.
Will I continue this series? Yes.
Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, if they are looking for a hot and steamy romance with a Southern twist and don’t mind widowed stories (I personally don’t care for them)
What other books would you recommend like this? This is a tough question. I haven’t really read a lot of cowboy romances. For another widowed story that was good, go for Torn by Harper Phoenix. For a cowboy romance (also kind of a widow story, she was engaged), Her Cowboy’s Promise by Jennifer Hoopes. And for another Australian story with an American heroine, check out The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London.

If you can think of any other questions I should ask for my reviews, please let me know! Also, make sure to check out my release blitz post (my previous post) for this book to see more information!

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