Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cowboys, Nurses, Interior Designers, Tennis Pros, Oh My!

It’s always a pleasure to welcome you here and share my thoughts on the latest books I’ve read. Today is no exception as I have two delightful, romance-flavored, feel-good stories to tell you about.

HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY by Carolyn Brown

How to Marry a Cowboy coverAuthor Carolyn Brown creates characters so charming and likable you wish they were real friends and neighbors.

In the latest and last installment in her Cowboys and Brides series, Brown brings the circle to a close by giving the last of the four cowboys his special story. HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY focuses on Mason Harper, his two wholly-terror twin girls, and their wish for a mama.

When the girls, Gabby and Lily, find Annie Rose Boudreaux asleep on their front porch swing, they think their father has given them a mama for their ninth birthday. Well, she was wearing a tattered wedding gown and they had been wishing and asking really hard.

Annie Rose is desperate to stay under the radar as her life could depend on it. When she gets the chance to care for the two adorable little girls, she can’t resist. A former nurse, Annie Rose can handle whatever the twins come up with. As she begins to settle into the role of ‘Mama Nanny,’ the sparks between her and Mason heat up, but her past could blow everything apart.

Mason hasn’t had a serious relationship or even deep feelings for anyone since his wife died eight years ago. As he begins to have feelings for Annie Rose, he also has a load of guilty to deal with. His daughters have to come first, no matter the cost.
The story is a fun mix of romance, humor, a touch of suspense, loyalty, family and friendship. It flows smoothly and at a steady pace. The small town setting creates an atmosphere of fun and family.

Brown once again delivers sexy cowboys and feisty cowgirls in a hot and steamy read you won’t be able to put down. The antics of the twins, blended with the sizzling attraction between Mason and Annie Rose, makes for an excellent feel-good read that will have you smiling when you’re not laughing out loud.

HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY is the fourth installment in the Cowboys and Brides series, but can be read on its own. References to other couples from the series won’t leave new readers in the dark, but it might just entice them to read the entire collection.

How to Marry a Cowboy by Carolyn Brown, Cowboys and Brides Book #4, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2014, ISBN: 978-1402280559, Paperback, 352 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

FIND MY WAY HOME by Michele Summers
Find My Way Home coverPeople are not always as they seem as the main characters in author Michele Summers’s latest release, FIND MY WAY HOME, discover.

In this first installment in the author’s Harmony Homecomings series, interior designer Bertie Anderson loves her hometown of Harmony, NC, but can’t wait to move to Atlanta and start her dream job for a major design company. Finishing her last job in Harmony, Bertie learns the old Victorian house she loves has been bought.

When Bertie is given the challenge of renovating the old Victorian in three months to receive a huge fee plus bonus, she can’t resist. The bonus will not only keep her out financially, but she can also help one of her only beloved charities.

Retired tennis pro Keith Morgan has moved to Harmony to save his relationship with his daughter. Leaving the bright lights, fast living and hot women in Miami was the right thing to do. Keith’s had enough drama from his late wife.

When Bertie and Keith are thrown together due to the renovation project, sparks and tempers begin to fly. Despite their strong attraction to each other, the pair is determined to go their separate ways. But their family and the residents of Harmony have something to say about that.

FIND MY WAY HOME is a hilarious, feel-good story that will tug on your heart strings, while leaving in you stitches from laughing. The author has created warm and likable characters. The small-town setting pulls you in for a family atmosphere. 

The story moves at a quick pace and has a number of twists along the way. The romance sizzles as the story unfolds. Harmony has a lot to offer and this delightful read is just the beginning.

Find My Way Home by Michele Summers, Harmony Homecomings Book #1, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2014, ISBN: 978-1402293559, Paperback, 352 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out these charming stories. What’s on your reading list today?

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  1. Not my style of read, but I have purchased and read a chick lit book before. (One of Talli Roland's. I support my author buddies, so I've downloaded quite a few, but I did actually read Talli's.)

    1. Alex, I understand chick lit is a genre that not everyone enjoys. These books may be considered chick lit, but there's a lot more to them as well.

  2. Mason - It's always interesting who different authors take different perspectives on the same theme (in this case, romance). Thanks for sharing these.

    1. Margot, it is fun to see how authors take the same theme and create different takes on it. Sometimes they may be similar and something completely different.

  3. Love the covers and titles especially the one: How to marry a Cowboy. I've known a few and they are "usually" rugged and wonderful people.

    When I enter your blog, I feel like I'm visiting the home of a best friend where I feel safe and at home!

    Have a super Sunday!

    1. Teresa, so true about cowboys. Thank you for your kind words about the blog. I'm thrilled that you feel that way. That's my hope how it comes across. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

  4. how to marry a cowboy? I'm all ears!

    1. Dez, it's a charming story and a most unusual way to even meet a cowboy. :)


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