Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown

Long, Hot Texas Summer coverBlending a good plot with lovable characters, picturesque settings, and steamy romance are the elements I’ve come to expect in author Carolyn Brown’s books. Her latest release (set to publish Aug. 26), LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER, doesn’t disappointment on any of these essentials.

Written in an easy, quick flowing style, Brown introduces readers to the new fun-loving community of Palo Duro Canyon and a cast of characters that’ll have you laughing out loud. The Texas setting is inviting and the romance is sizzling.

Divorced 17 years, Loretta Sullivan Bailey isn’t looking forward to spending a day, much less the summer at Lonesome Canyon Ranch with her ex-husband, Jackson. But, if it means their daughter Nona will go back to college, she’ll do it. It’s not that she hates Jackson, just the opposite. Sparks always fly when they’re around each other, but she can’t forget finding him in the barn with Dina Mullins.

Jackson knows he made a terrible mistake all those years ago when he gave in and kissed Dina, but that was all there was to it. Besides he never understood why Loretta left without a word if she really loved him.

As Loretta tries to talk her daughter into going back to college, she finds herself torn by old feelings and strong urges. Turns out old love can still burn as hot as a Texas summer.

Brown has created likable, realistic characters that speak to the heart of the matter when it comes to love and family. She combines sexy cowboys, feisty redheads, and steamy romance with loyalty, friendship and love of family for a well-balanced story. She creates a setting that draws you in, captures you heart and holds you spellbound with warmth and good old-fashion fun.

This is one of those light-hearted, feel-good, make-me-happy kind of stories. But, at the same time, the essence of this story is family and love with a big ole dose of laughter and country living thrown in the mix. This is the first installment in what promises to be another fascinating series from Brown.

Find a comfortable chair, sit back and relax because once you start reading LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER you won’t be able to put it down. This is a super fun and sassy romance.

Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown, Palo Duro Canyon Series Book #1, Montlake Romance, @2014, ISBN: 978-1477823897, Paperback, 248 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author 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 this great new book by Carolyn. You can pre-order it now before its Aug. 26 release date. Do you enjoy books where old loves are reunited and couples have a second chance at happiness?

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  1. What a fun cover! And yes, I do like a good reunion type story!

  2. Mason - How often a misunderstanding can lead to a breakup like that. This one sounds like it's based on an interesting premise. Thanks for sharing.

  3. when is it not long and hot in Texas? :)

  4. This sounds SO adorable. I don't read romance much, but I really want to read this one. Finding him in the barn with Dina. Really? :)

  5. Palo Duro Canyon is way up in the Panhandle, but I know it gets hot up there, too. Looks like another fun book from Carolyn Brown!

  6. Nice boots. I don't read to much romance, but I respect the authors - that's hard stuff!

  7. I love this Author can't wait to read this one, thanks for the review.


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