Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just A Cowboy And His Baby by Carolyn Brown

One of the many things I enjoy about author Carolyn Brown’s writing is the way she shares families with you.

Brown gives family members zany and fun personalities you can’t help but love and want to know better. Then she branches the families out giving individual members their own story and ties many of the families together through friendships and marriage making for one big, happy family.

JUST A COWBOY AND HIS BABY is a fun example of bring two of these families together.

Gemma O’Donnell has a good life in Ringgold, Texas, where her family is, as well as her beauty shop. But she has a dream to be the second woman to win the national bronc riding championship. With the prize money she plans to buy her own little ranch and one day have a family of her own.

Trace Coleman isn’t interested in the bronc riding title, he just wants the prize money. His dream is to buy his uncle’s ranch.

When Gemma and Trace square off in the arena, the attraction between them becomes more ardent than any bronc they attempt to ride. Both are determined to win the title, but the winner could also be the loser.

As Trace’s past is revealed, Gemma has to decide whether to focus on winning or fight for her new dream.

Brown gives her characters depth, along with flaws and quirks making them realistic. She adds problems, hopes and dreams readers can relate to. She spices it up with sexy cowboys, feisty cowgirls, and enough steamy romance to warm you on the coldest of days. Brown’s writing holds you spellbound as you slip into the world of tantalizing cowboys, spirited cowboys, and love of family with a lot of fun added in for good measure.

While JUST A COWBOY AND HIS BABY is a stand alone read, by following the Spikes and Spurs series as it unfolds you get a better understanding of all the family structures. In addition, the characters become friends you watch grow and evolve from book to book.

For a spicy hot read, be sure JUST A COWBOY AND HIS BABY is at the top of your list.

Author Carolyn Brown’s website is

Just A Cowboy And His Baby by Carolyn Brown, Spikes and Spurs Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2012, ISBN: 978-1402270185, Paperback, 352 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.
Thanks everyone for stopping by today. Hope your holiday plans are going well. Are you a cowboy fan? If so, who was the first cowboy of your dreams? Was he anything like Trace?


  1. Mason - Thanks for sharing this one. The rodeo's an interesting context for a novel - so much goes on 'behind the scenes' and it really does take a lot of preparation.

  2. Sounds like a fun read.
    Merry Christmas!


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