Monday, May 29, 2017

Toughest Cowboy in Texas {+ Giveaway}

I’m always thrilled to be able welcome one of my favorite authors back to Thoughts in Progress. Today I’m welcoming author Carolyn Brown as she joins us to celebrate the upcoming release of her newest book, TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS, the first installment in her new Happy, Texas series.

As part of the celebration, Carolyn is sharing her playlist for this new release. In addition, you can enter to win one of ten (10) mass market copies of TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

* Author: Carolyn Brown
* Series: Happy, Texas #1
* On Sale: May 30, 2017
* Publisher: Forever
* Mass Market: $7.99 USD
* eBook: $6.99 USD

Be sure to add TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS to your Goodreads shelf.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown's begins an all-new series of rugged cowboys.

“This is an emotional star-crossed lovers tale with tangible depths and an attitude that’s relatable to real life.” –RT Book Reviews

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl.
          Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school—and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget...


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Carolyn share her playlist for this intriguing new release.

1.      17 – Cross Canadian Ragweed
2.     Boys ‘Round Here – Black Shelton (feat. Pistol Annies & Friends)
3.     Straight Outta Cold Beer – Blake Shelton
4.    If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) – Alabama
5.     Sideways – Darryl Worley
6.    Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson
7.     Feels Like Love – Vince Gill
8.    Heaven’s Just A Sin Away – The Kendalls
9.    Unlove You – Jennifer Nettles
10. Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge To Burn) – Vince Gill
11.  Check Yes or No – Georoge Strait
12. Don’t Go Near The Water – Sammy Kershaw
13. Holdin’ Heaven – Tracy Bryd
14.Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
15. H.O.L.Y – Florida Georgia Line
16.So Much Like My Dad – George Strait
17. I Never Knew Lonely – Vince Gill
18.  Rockin’ Years – Dolly Parton

If you click HERE and sign up (it’s free), you can listen to Carolyn’s playlist.

Carolyn Brown Credit Charles C. Brown
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist who has sold more than 2.75 million books. She presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series.

She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

For more on Carolyn and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.

You can follow FOREVER online by visiting their website and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

This giveaway is for one of ten (10) mass market copies of TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks for stopping by today. What are your thoughts on Carolyn’s playlist? Any songs there that you enjoy? What suggestions would you make to add to the list?


  1. Even Golden Boys are allowed to make their own decisions about who is right for them...

  2. No doubt about it, Mason. There's something about cowboys as characters and that 'cowboy' setting for a story. Thanks for sharing this one.

  3. I can't say I've seen any cowboys that look like this here in Texas! Looks like a fun series.

  4. **!**Country**!** Music has no equal for touching your heart, tickling your funny bone, and making you stomp your feet and have a "hoot 'n holler" good time. It's the perfect match for Miss Carolyn's amazing storytelling!!!

  5. There's something romantic about cowboys.


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