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“Jud with his slow, Texas drawl is one sexy cowboy who will have readers falling in love with him. His romantic connection with Fiona sizzles. Brown’s modern storytelling and fun-filled plot will engage readers and wrap them up in this sweet, Southern holiday romance.” —RT Book Reviews


‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house is the presence of one wickedly hot cowboy who’s come to stay for the holiday. Fiona Logan is downright shocked to return to her childhood home and find that the tall blond stranger who came to her rescue on an icy road will be sleeping just across the hall from her bedroom. Talk about temptation . . .

Jud Dawson never believed the Lucky Penny Ranch would live up to its name until now. Fiona is gorgeous, smart, funny, and everything he thought he’d never find. Now all he has to do is convince her to stick around town instead of hightailing it back to Houston. But with wild weather, nosy neighbors, and a new baby in the family, getting her to admit that she’s falling in love might just take a Christmas miracle.


I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.
Merry Cowboy Christmas (Lucky Penny Ranch) is the best yet of the LUCKY PENNY RANCH SERIES! Carolyn Brown is a writing genius! This series has been a joy to read. I love the characters of Jud and Fiona, and the secondary character Truman was great. Fiona comes back to town down on her luck after being divorced for a year.  She meets Jud when her vehicle has a blow out. He stops and helps her to get to her Mom’s house. Fiona is now living across the hallway from Jud and that is too close for temptation, and giving in to temptation has never been sweeter. When their neighbor’s house is lost to fire, they offer their home to them. Now Truman and his wife are living with them and he is a Christmas Grinch. Can they perform a Christmas miracle and have him love the holiday? This is a heartwarming book. I love the way that they treat Truman. I loved this book and series, and cannot wait for the next in the series. I give MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS 5/5 STARS.




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It will take a miracle bigger than the state of Texas for these two feuding families to survive the holidays!

Opposites might attract…
The Brennans and the Gallaghers put aside their one-hundred-year feud every Tuesday for their weekly poker game. This week, the stakes are sky-high. Goaded to recklessness, Declan Brennan bets one thousand dollars that he can woo the next woman to walk into the saloon. A minute later, fiery-haired Betsy Gallagher pushes through the doors. If Declan can tame this wild Gallagher, he’ll have earned every penny.

If they don’t kill each other first…
Betsy can outshoot anybody in Burnt Boot and loves ranching more than anything-until she falls for Declan. He’s fallen for her too. But when she discovers what sparked their courtship, Declan will need a Christmas miracle to save his hide-and his heart.

Praise for The Trouble with Texas Cowboys:
Humorous, heartwarming, and full of sass and spunk.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
“A delightful romance amid hilarious feuding families…What a treat to be back in Burnt Boot!” -Fresh Fiction
“Captivating…filled with love and laughter!” -The Romance Reviews


I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (Burnt Boot, Texas) is a masterpiece! I love this series! The characters just come alive on the page. Decaln is a Brennan and Betsy is a Gallagher, the two should never be friends or even fall in love with one another. The have been feuding between the families for generations. The families are constantly sabotaging something. One is called the pig war, the shit war, and can you guess what this will be called? Well Declan and Betsy’s brother make a bet at their poker game that the next woman to walk in the bars door, that Declan couldn’t make that woman fall in love and in bed with Declan. Guess who walks in the door? Yep, you guessed right, Betsy! Now, there is one hitch to this bet. Declan has loved Betsy from afar, because a Brennan would date or marry a Gallagher. In true Carolyn Brown fashion, you have humor throughout the book. I recommend this book and series to everyone! I give A COWBOY CHRISTMAS MIRACLE 5/5 STARS.


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Review – HOT COWBOY NIGHTS by Carolyn Brown

hot cowboy nights coverHot Cowboy Nights are you ready?


If gossip is the lifeblood of a small town, then Lizzy Logan has been its beating heart. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, she could have decided to crawl under a rock. But no, she’d rather really set tongues wagging by “moving on” with one of the hottest cowboys in Texas, who happens to live next door at the Lucky Penny Ranch. Those busybodies don’t have to know it’s actually all pretend. And just because Lizzy has no aim to tame her wild, blue-eyed neighbor doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the ride of her life.

Toby Dawson never was and never will be the settling-down type. But what harm could there be in agreeing to be Lizzy’s pretend boyfriend? They’ll put on a show for a few weeks and be done. Yet the more he gets to know Lizzy-really know her-the harder it is for him to keep his hands off of her in private. Soon this rough-and-ready cowboy is hoping to heal Lizzy’s bruised heart and turn their fake affair into a true romance . . .

Also in the Lucky Penny Ranch series:

Wild Cowboy Ways (Lucky Penny Ranch)

Merry Cowboy Christmas (Lucky Penny Ranch) – Available Sept. 27, 2016

Wicked Cowboy Charm –  Available Jan. 31, 2017

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Hot Cowboy Nights (Lucky Penny Ranch) is another hit for Carolyn Brown! Carolyn Brown weaves a story that will have you wishing for your own hot cowboy for the night. Toby has come to town to help work his share of The Lucky Penny Ranch, and he meets Lizzy. Lizzy has been recently dumped by her fiancé before the wedding to be with another woman. Now with a hot cowboy living next door, things get steamy really fast. When Toby agrees to be her pretend boyfriend, he will have to keep his hands to himself in private. When things start to get serious, they will have to re-evaluate what they really want. I really loved this story and series. This book is a keeper and has me wanting the next story. Carolyn Brown’s heart warming stories always makes me smile. I recommend this story to everyone. I give Hot Cowboy Nights (Lucky Penny Ranch) 5/5 stars.




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Carolyn Brown’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling cowboys prove that love is bigger in Burnt Boot, Texas

She’s got too many cowboys on her hands
Leah Brennan has always been the good girl of the Brennan family, groomed to become the matriarch of the clan. When a dark-eyed, tattooed, ponytailed bad boy saunters into her life, Leah knows he’s off-limits-but his mesmerizing gaze makes her forget everything she used to think was important. As town-wide tension rises, Leah wonders if love really can conquer all…

And the whole town’s taking sides
When Rhett O’Donnell roars into Burnt Boot on a hot July evening, the first thing he sees is a beautiful blonde. She puts a little extra giddy-up in his heartbeat, but when Rhett’s desire throws him into the middle of a love triangle and a hundred-year-old feud, he realizes that winning his cowgirl’s heart will be a lot more complicated than he thought.

Praise for The Trouble with Texas Cowboys:
“Touching and heartwarming, and completely believable…[the] characters are hilarious, colorful, and eccentric as ever; what a treat to be back in Burnt Boot!” -Fresh Fiction
“Ruggedly handsome cowboys…a plucky heroine…humorous, heartwarming storytelling…infectious banter…a solid, well-crafted plot…and the chemistry sizzles. One entertaining read.” -RT Book Reviews 4 stars


I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

What do you do, when you have two Texas cowboys after you? One you know only wants to throw more fuel on the feud with your family, and the other you don’t know what he really wants. Leah meets Rhett when he roars into town on his motorcycle and  stops at the only store in town. Rhett causes quit a stir when he roars into Burnt Boot. When Leah’s Grandmother tells her to not date Rhett, or she will disinherit her, she picks love over her Grandma’s wishes.This is such a great book. If you love a good family feud, hunky men, and a good laugh, then pick up this book. I give ONE TEXAS COWBOY TOO MANY 5/5 STARS.







Linda Broday’s Forever His Texas Bride Spotlight

9781492602873Title: Forever His Texas Bride
Author: Linda Broday
Series: Bachelors of Battle Creek, #3
Pubdate: December 1st, 2015
ISBN: 9781492602873

“There’s this thing between us that refuses to die. I’d like nothing better than to be able to…” His words faded. He’d give anything to change people’s views about his race…to be able to make her his wife.
But the world wasn’t that simple. Not for people like them.

All his life, Brett Liberty has straddled two worlds: white and Iroquois. The only place he’s truly at peace is with his wild mustangs. But after he’s arrested for the color of his skin, he discovers Rayna Harper in the cell next to him. Rough and tumble Rayna has known little kindness, but Brett sees the depth of her heart hidden beneath layers of hurt and fear, and he refuses to leave without her.

Fierce and loyal, kind and strong, Rayna is everything Brett has ever wanted. But the world doesn’t look kindly on a love like theirs, and he would rather let her go than bring her pain. Yet when the demons of his past threaten her future, Brett realizes he will do anything to keep Rayna safe…and make her his.

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She now resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado.

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Linda Broday’s latest is coming out this December! The final title in the Bachelor of Battle Creek trilogy, Forever His Texas Bride is sure to sweep readers off of their feet. To celebrate her new release, we’ve asked Linda to answer a “Quick Draw” either/or question and to share an excerpt with us!

Dresses or skirts? I like dresses because they make me feel a lot more feminine and you can dress them up or down, depending on the occasion. Add a pair of heels and you’ll turn men’s heads in nothing flat.

An Excerpt:

Rayna sat up, pushed back her cloud of russet hair, and got up from the bunk in Brett’s jail cell. It was then he saw that she wore a heavy pair of men’s brogans. What on earth! The shoes looked as though they might’ve come off a very poor dead man.
Her dirty dress had been mended so many times it looked like a patchwork quilt with none of the squares matching. But she seemed so spirited, so brave.
If society had ever allowed him to take a wife, he’d want someone like her. He hated to think he’d have spent all his life never knowing what it could be like to be happy like his brothers now were. While he waited to die, maybe they could pretend.
Maybe he could know what it was like to be loved.
Until they led him through those doors to a hangman, maybe he could have the bride prejudice had denied him. The bold notion made ripples dance under his skin.
Brett raised to a sitting position, ignoring the pain shooting through his back. “This may sound crazy, but I’m going to ask anyway. Rayna, do you think you could pretend to be my wife? Just until they take me away? No one will ever know but us, so they can’t hurt you.”
Turning, she dropped down beside him. Surprised tears bubbled in her eyes. “No one ever asked me to marry them before.”
“Is that a no?”
“I’d be honored to be your pretend wife,” she whispered, brushing his face with her fingers. “What do we do now?”
“Do you mind if I kiss you?”
“I’d like that…husband.”
Under her bright gaze, he lowered his head. But before their lips touched, the sound of a key grating in the lock made him jerk back. “Quick, go to your cell before they catch you with me.”
Rayna scurried into hers and quietly eased the door shut.
Just then a deputy sauntered in, taking care to keep his distance from Brett’s cell. “You alive, breed?”
Brett glared. “Disappointed?”
The deputy—a squat man who reminded Brett of a possum with little weasel eyes, grunted, shifting his gaze to Rayna. “Give any thought to my offer, woman?”
No one had to spell out what the deputy meant. Brett sought to tamp down his rising anger. He watched Rayna tilt her head at a defiant angle.
“The answer is the same as all the other times.”
The weasel shrugged and went back out. The minute the door locked shut, Rayna slowly walked into Brett’s cell and sat down beside him again. “I wish I could see the sky and smell the fresh air.”
“How long have you been in here?”
“Over a month, I think. With each sunrise I’ve been making a mark on the wall. The one today makes thirty-one. But no matter how much I want out, I’m not doing what that deputy wants,” she whispered. “I’ll never be a fine lady, but even I have my dignity. No one will ever take that.”
Though still hesitant, Brett took her small, dainty hand. Her skin shone white against his. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d touched someone who wasn’t family, but his pretend wife was different somehow. “Always stand on your principles. In the end, we still have to live with ourselves, look at our face in the mirror.”


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