First of all, I want to say that I have no problem with a woman being anything she wants to be, and I have no problem with women being strong characters. I accept Debra Clopton's strong-woman attitude in most of her books, though I do cringe every once in a while. But I could NOT like Tacy!
From the moment she opened her mouth, I knew that I wasn't going to like her. I thought she was very childish, pushy, and very disrespectful! I was also disappointed in advise Lacy gave her about how to handle Brent. What ever happened to respect??? Tacy had something to prove, and nothing was going to stand in her way. There was no reason for her to hold back truth that was only revealed at the end of the book - that was unfair for Brent!!! I think her final attempt to prove herself (can't get anything away) was STUPID! I think that Brent should have given her a tongue lashing, not admitted to the fact that he'd been wrong all this time!
Like I said, if she wants to be a horse breaker, all power to her. But I think she should accept Brent's reasoning and be a bit less selfish!
I loved the men vs. women pumpkin chunkin' contest! That was pretty cool. And I really liked Brent, in spite of his hang ups. I thought he was a lot more mature about his then Tacy was of hers...