Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book #Review: Talk Cowboy To Me (Lucky Cowboys 1) by Carolyn Brown

Book Title: Talk Cowboy To Me ( Lucky Cowboys 1)
Author: Carolyn Brown |Website| Twitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 1
Format: ebook, MM Paperback
Cost: $7.99
Pages: 384
How I got it: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
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One cowboy.
One cowgirl.
One ranch.
Who will win the Double Deuce by the Fourth of July?

Adele O'Donnell knew that Double Deuce Ranch had to be hers the second she walked onto the property. Freshly divorced, she sees it as the perfect spot for her and the kids to start a new life. Remington Luckadeau was always a carefree playboy...until his suddenly orphaned nephews became his responsibility. The Double Deuce Ranch would be the perfect place to raise two boys. But some fiery woman is fighting him for it, and Remington is not sharing-no matter how the sparks fly when he and Adele are together.
This story brings together a few of the other series that Carolyn writes, taking family members and bringing them together for this story, while making the towns all a part of the same world. I loved this story, I think the kids made this story, they had such strong personalities that I can't wait to see if she writes them love stories as well.

I went into this not knowing the premise or anything really, it's how I love reading my books and I just fell in love with the town, the families, the children and eventually the couple.  Given the opportunity to own a piece of land matters to both the parents for different reasons and they have over a month to figure out who is going to win this bet.  I loved how they worked separately and had strong spirits of competition, neither was going to let the other get their ranch.

Separately they each brought their own expertise to the ranch and each of their children has their own reason for loving the ranch.  This romance was so down to earth, the way the couple was so simple and normal.  Sometimes in romance you can forget that it isn't about the glamour but the everyday journey towards being better than you were yesterday that really makes a romance.  I love that Carolyn writes these stories, everyday families with good strong beliefs as their backbone working towards their common goals.  They aren't dirt poor but they aren't the Gates either and that's ok, they still get it done, they still build, create, work and enjoy life.

Remy & Adele learning to work together even though they were competing was fun to read. Adele could easily fit into my family, a strong capable woman who is trying make sure her children don't pay for her mistakes.  She's hell bent on making a home for her girls and making them strong women so they don't ever feel like they aren't everything to her, and yet she's trying to navigate getting past her one mistake of trying to change to fit someone else's idea of who she should have been.

Her choices aren't easy and yet she makes them with the respect to her girls wishes.  I loved that she put her children first and that she loved them so fiercely.  I loved her and Remy coming together, it was sweet romantic and all kinds of cute the way they floundered around trying to move from competitors to friends and to a couple.

Remy grew up fast when his life changed and he got the boys, still close with his family he knew he had to strike out on his own to help the boys adjust and I loved that he wanted a home for them as well.  He came to the realization that he wanted more first and yet he followed Adele's lead and let her set the tone and I loved him for that.

A sweet romance that allowed us to revisit favorite characters, while setting up more for the future and I can't wait to see how the kids turn out in the future.  The girls at least will be a spitfires.
I hope you enjoy this cowboy romance my loves and as always
Happy Reading

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