Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Review: Cowboy's Christmas Baby



Book Title: Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Cowboy's & Brides 2)
Author: Carolyn Brown |Website| 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series (but can be read as standalone)
Format: Mass Market
Cost: $ 7.99
Pages: 352
How I got it: Publisher ARC
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Shelfabililty: Must Read
Season: Christmas/Yule/Winter
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Synopsis:
'Tis the season for... A pistol-totin' woman who's no angel A tough rancher who doesn't believe in miracles Love that warms the coldest nights After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet. Lucas is unfazed. But wait...is that a BABY in her arms?


Carolyn is fast becoming one of my new favorite authors, I now have so many of her books and I just want to read them all!!! This newest book in the Cowboys & Brides series has got one of the funniest opening scenes I have read in a long tine.  I love the characters' interaction, even though Lucas makes himself into a real idiot those first few minutes (although I totally understand why).

As always whenever I read a Carolyn Brown book I get sucked back into my love of country music, I wrote two pages of music I wanted on my Christmas music list for next year, just from reading this book.  I always love reading her writing because the characters come across as so real, down to earth, fun, flawed, loving and just the kind of people you would want to know.  I loved how much Natalie was without a doubt one of the coolest women in the room, she handled everything life handed her and she didn't really complain too much.  She cool, she was confident and she totally rocked the heck out of Gretchen Wilson's Redneck Woman. I Loved it!!

The drama was low key in this book, but it sure was big on miracles. I loved that there wasn't insta~love in this one and that they built on a solid foundation that they had already established. Natalie's mama reminded me of my Grandmere so much; I loved her philosophy on life and that Natalie exuded it even when she was hiding out.  I loved how much the town was both part of the problem and the solution.

The chemistry between them was off the charts and made reading so sweet.  I loved reading the way they came together, the way they fought and the way their families interacted with each character.  It's a sweet romance and I can't wait to read more in the series and from Carolyn herself.   I especially want to read the rest of Lucas' ranch hands story, and of course the cattlemen in his club's stories as well.  ★★★★☆
This is going to be fun!!! Make sure to check out the other books in the series coming out this year, check my review for the first book in the series Billion Dollar Cowboy. Also click on the Book & Music Pageto see the music lists I have created for these books.

Happy Reading & Enjoy the Music

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