Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Merry Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown

I'm thrilled to be part of the Release Week Blitz for Carolyn Brown's Merry Cowboy Christmas since I've loved this series from the beginning!  Be sure to scroll down for more information on the series and a giveaway of Merry Cowboy Christmas!

Publication Date: September 27th by Forever
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About the book:

"Jud with his slow, Texas drawl is one sexy cowboy who will have readers falling in love with him. His romantic connection with Fiona sizzles. Brown's modern storytelling and fun-filled plot will engage readers and wrap them up in this sweet, Southern holiday romance." --RT Book Reviews


'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house is the presence of one wickedly hot cowboy who's come to stay for the holiday. Fiona Logan is downright shocked to return to her childhood home and find that the tall blond stranger who came to her rescue on an icy road will be sleeping just across the hall from her bedroom. Talk about temptation . . .

Jud Dawson never believed the Lucky Penny Ranch would live up to its name until now. Fiona is gorgeous, smart, funny, and everything he thought he'd never find. Now all he has to do is convince her to stick around town instead of hightailing it back to Houston. But with wild weather, nosy neighbors, and a new baby in the family, getting her to admit that she's falling in love might just take a Christmas miracle.

My Thoughts:
Fiona is back home in Dry Creek, Texas, not really by choice, but because she had nowhere else to go.  After a failed marriage that got her blacklisted in her line of work, and losing her job at a coffee house, she barely had enough funds to get her back home. However, being back feels more right than Fiona would’ve expected.  Could it be that Dry Creek is where she’s meant to end up after all? That sexy cowboy, Jud Dawson, staying across the hall from her in the family house is sure an incentive to stay, but will she miss the big city life if she settles down?

Jud Dawson has finally made his way out to Lucky Penny Ranch after buying into it with his cousins Blake and Toby. Bunking at the Logan family house while working on the ranch turns out to be a sweeter prospect when Fiona Logan comes back home.  Jud is looking to plant roots at Lucky Penny, making a place for the Dawson’s generations to come.  Could Fiona be the woman to help all those dreams come true?

While it seemed that Fiona wasn’t too keen on settling in (at first), the heat and passion between Jud and her made it real evident Fiona was going to think twice about leaving.  What is a high-powered job and big fancy city when you have no one you love to come home to?  

It was fun catching up with Fiona’s sisters, Allie and Lizzy, now married to Blake and Toby Dawson, and the Dry Creek town folk.  Some of the characters who’ve caused trouble in the past have a turn of fortune, and the Logan’s and Dawson’s show their big hearts by setting grudges aside and helping out.

Carolyn Brown's romances are always filled with sexy cowboys, strong families, and laugh-out-loud humor! Jud and Fiona’s romance was at the center of the story, but this was also about family and friends rallying together, enjoying the holidays, and making amends.  It will make you crave turkey, pies, biscuits and gravy, old-fashioned Christmas cookies, and hot-chocolate!  The food sounded delicious, and now I’m hungry all over again thinking about it!  Merry Cowboy Christmas is an easygoing, warm-your-heart kind of romance, a perfect read for a cold winter night!

4 Suns

Top 5 Books That Makes Great Gifts (Christmas/Holidays theme)

  1. Merry Cowboy Christmas (a little ego slipping out here). It’s got magic, healing and miracles for my readers.
  2. Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason. It’s a special time of year with special circumstances but again love has the ability to jump over hurdles.
  3. Christmas Comes to Main Street by Olivia Miles. It might be the worst time of the year to be single but hey, Kara Hastings isn’t going to let her festive season be ruined. At least not until a very bossy city guy enters the picture.
  4. Christmas in Cupid Falls by Holly Jacobs. It’s a sticky situation that’s happening in Cupid Falls and time is getting away from Kennedy Anderson.
Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair.  Regan Martin lost everything including her faith in all men when she fell in love six years ago. Now there’s a chance it might be restored

About the author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than seventy-five 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. 

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  1. Great review Rachel! I really liked this one too but I can't wait for the next book! So glad you turned me on to this author ♥

    1. Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it, Eva! I'm really looking forward to Deke changing his ways in the next book, too! :)