Review: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas – Carolyn Brown

Series: Spikes and spurs #3
Genre: Contemporary western romance
Pages: 384
Published: Oct 1 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: For review
Born and raised in a traveling carnival, all Liz Hanson ever wanted for Christmas was a home that didn’t have wheels. After she was old enough to date she added one more item: a sexy cowboy.

She’s about given up on Santa ever bringing either one when her father dies and leaves her an ugly house and twenty acres in Texas. Then rancher Raylen O’Donnell walks onto her property…
My thoughts:
There is one thing I have come to connect with Brown’s books, and that is that they always makes me smile. I usually sit there with a grin on my face, because they are sweet and fun.
This book is part of a series, but it can be read as a standalone. You will feel at home at once. The books are inviting and the town is a place I would like to visit, and the people there, I would love to have them as friends.
In this one we have Liz, a former carnie, who wants to settle down and get some roots, and then we have the hot cowboy next door, Rayleen. They met before long ago, and that crush never left either of them. It is just destined. They know it when they meet, and the passion is sizzling. They are just perfect together. She grows roots, and he finds love.
A quote from her best friend:
“Love at first sight is bullshit. But the heart can reach out and know its soul mate at first sight and then love can come later.”
(quote taken from an uncorrected proof, it can differ in the final copy.)
That sums is up perfectly of what their love is like. And sure there is a tad of drama too, can she grow those roots and settle down?
And as always what I like about her books are the sayings, the book is filled with them and they make me smile. I do feel they are one of the best things with this book. Let’s see if I can brave one, their love is hotter than a hellcat on a Sunday (ok that makes no sense, but you get the general idea. And I am bad with these.) I love to read them though, and I sure want to talk like that, yes mam.
Like I said in the beginning, this book is sure to make you smile and crave your own cowboy. I can’t wait for the the next one, I wonder who it will be about.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow when Carolyn stops by with a giveaway πŸ™‚

28 thoughts on “Review: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas – Carolyn Brown

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    LindaI know right, awesome :DMRS QOh yes Evanovich, do not even get me started on her books. Though I fear it is a twisted love–hate relationship these daysFeliciaI knew when I picked it up it would make me smile and by the gods I was right.CarolFor that it is perfect

  2. Carole Rae says:

    awwwww that sounds freakin' adorable. An ex-carnie? ^.^ I get that grin when I'm reading Gaelen Foley novels. Don't you just love it when you find an author that can make you smile like that?

  3. Staci says:

    I seriously do want my own cowboy now. I love these books too because I have fun reading them and they almost always turn out the way I want them too!

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    MissieYeehaw! I watched Cowboys and aliens this weekend you know, sadly Craigh did not make a fine cowboyCaroleYes, I love it πŸ˜€ With books like these you need to smile, and feel good.And now I gotta try the Foley book I gotNaidaThen it is perfect for you!StephAt once when I read it I knew I had to post it with my reviewmelissaYes, you need cowboys in your life!StaciI love that too, and the drama is never too much. I just need this kind of feelgood lovey-doveyYvonneThen this is the perfect time to start :)CarrieI know πŸ˜€

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    SimchaThey are the best πŸ˜‰ Must be cos we got no cowboys hereRyanIf I get one too ;)TeddyreeLol, a cowboy can turn anyone's head around so I am sure we can get you to come over to our side

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