I’m still away from blogdom except for a brief period each day. I continue to be in awe of the wonderful support and concern y’all have shown. My mother-in-law continues to get a little stronger each day, we just have minor setbacks due to her Alzheimer’s but all is looking good.
Now I want to share a great new book by author Carolyn Brown. Sunday Salon may seem like a strange place to talk about a ‘drunk’ cowboy, but remember it’s best not to judge a book by it’s cover.
LOVE DRUNK COWBOY by Carolyn Brown
Every time I pick up a book by author Carolyn Brown, I find characters and places I want to visit time and time again. She has created another wonderful story that will hold you spellbound from the opening paragraph until the last sentence.
Austin Lanier is a rising executive at an oil company in Tulsa who stays busy with her career. When her grandmother (‘Granny’ Verline Lanier) dies, she leaves specific instructions on how Austin is to handle her funeral, as well as her estate.
When Austin arrives in Terral, she finds her grandmother’s elderly neighbor she’s been talking to each week is really a hunky cowboy her age. She also learns her grandmother did more than just raise watermelons.
Rye O’Donnell was fond of Granny Lanier and as soon as he saw her granddaughter, he was in love. Rye worried that Austin would settle Granny’s affairs and return to Tulsa.
As Austin learns more about her grandmother’s day-to-day business, she begins to find peace and enjoyment in the small town, not to mention a huge physical attraction to her sexy neighbor. The twists and turns Austin and Rye encounter on their way to each other makes for a delightful and entertaining read. Be sure your AC is working because the chemistry between these two will have your turning the cold air on high.
Another aspect of author Brown’s writing that appeals to me is the way she shows respect, love and honor for older citizens in her stories. She gives them spunk and grit, but she also has the younger generation appreciating their wisdom (even if they don’t agree) and showing respect, a vanishing trait.
LOVE DRUK COWBOY is all about a sexy, smooth-talking cowboy and a self-assured, career-minded city girl. But, it’s also filled with loyalty, family fun, and friendship. It’s a reminder that sometimes simpler is more fulfilling. Can’t wait to see what’s next in this new tantalizing series.
Author Carolyn Brown’s website is http://carolynlbrown.com/
Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2011, ISBN: 978-1-4022-5358-4, Paperback, 416 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
What have you read this week? What about today, what’s that you’re reading now? BTW, has anyone ever tried watermelon wine? It sounds delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to visit with you before long.