Sep 302013
 

Hott Synopsis:

Can things get any worse?

For more than a year Lucas and Natalie have been chatting online. They’ve become friends with the hope that there can be more. To that end, Lucas can’t wait to return from Kuwait as Natalie will be waiting for him on his ranch.

Little does he know that there is some huge… well, tiny… that Natalie has been holing back.

Will Lucas be able to look past the lie of omission and claim the girl and the family he’s always wanted?

Hott Review of The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby:

What I liked: The story was heart-warming and fun. I really enjoy the portrayed Texas rancher personality. These men are hard working, God-fearing, loving men and I adore reading books about them. Besides, it’s about a rancher who falls in love with a single mom & her son. What could be better?
This is the second book in the series and though the previous characters were mentioned they didn’t have much to do with the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series, though.
What I didn’t like: There really was a quite a lot of foul language in the book. I actually almost didn’t finish the first chapter because of the language and angst in the first couple of pages.

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Author: Carolyn Brown
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley
Grade: B+
Steam: Adult – Steamy looks but not too many encounter details 😉
Series: Cowboys & Brides #2

Review

Review

Author Bio:

Hi! I’m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous. The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles. Can’t trust those cameras or mirrors either. Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars! Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who’ve made me laugh and given me more story ideas than I could ever write. My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend. He’s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one more chapter! Life is good and I am blessed!

Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages. As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way. Writing joined reading in my list of passions. I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio’s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it. In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean. I love the Florida beaches. Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.

I love writing romance because it’s about emotions and relationships. Human nature hasn’t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden. Settings change. Plots change. Names change. Times change. But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever. Romance is about emotions: love, hate, anger, laughter… all of it. If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I’ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.

I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up. I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils. The story that emerged has never sold but it’s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list. In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line. Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication. But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another. Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine. Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now. They’ve also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN’S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.

Folks ask me where I get my ideas. Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Note: I was a very young grandmother! Life is a zoo around here when they all come home. In one Sunday afternoon there’s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years. Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times. When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story. And while I’m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I’m telling it right and not exaggerating too much. Pesky little devils, they are!

I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work. I’m very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in me.

Happy reading

Websites & Links: Website

– from http://carolynlbrown.com/

 

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