Thursday, January 10, 2019

Review - Cowboy Bold

Title:   Cowboy Bold
Author:  Carolyn Brown
Series:  Longhorn Canyon #1
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  336
Date of Publication:  May 29, 2018
My Rating:  4 Stars

With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series.

One city girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?

Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children-until Retta Palmer walks through his door. 

Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father's medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She's not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who's her new boss. 

After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancĂ©e, Cade isn't sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn't even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other. 


All Retta Palmer wants is a relatively simple summer while she is awaiting a job of her dreams. Although she was raised on a ranch, this is definitely not something in her future. City life, here she comes. Meanwhile, Cade Maquire is very happy his ranch is about to open up again for a eight underprivileged kids. This is something that he very much looks forward to each year When he meets the new girls' counselor, he doesn't realize how much fun his summer will actually be.

Retta may not have a lot of experience working with 'tweens, but her genuinely kind personality, along with some other exceptional skills, makes her an invaluable part of the team. How close does Retta want to get close to her new boss Cade? The draw is real, on both parts, but she has a life plan, and he and his life there on the ranch could never fit in.

Cowboy Bold is a quick romance that is peppered with humor and the right amount of sexiness and sweetness. Retta and Cade have sparks flying all over the place, but that is just part of the story. The kids were great, as well as the activities. I really enjoyed this story, and, as a matter of fact, I read the next book in the Longhorn Canyon series, Cowboy Honor, immediately following this read.

The next three books in the series are, Cowboy Brave, released on January 8, 2019 and Cowboy Rebel and Christmas with a Cowboy, set for release later this year.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of less than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.

A plaque hangs on her office wall that says I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas. That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.

She has been married almost half a century to a retired English teacher that she calls Mr. B and he does not read her books before they are published because she cannot afford a divorce. They have three grown children.—and enough grandchildren to keep them busy and young.

When Carolyn is not writing she likes to sit in the back yard and watch the two tom cats protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, other cats, spiders and blue jays.

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