Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Wicked Cowboy Charm by Carolyn Brown

I'm excited to be part of the Blog Tour for Wicked Cowboy Charm by Carolyn Brown because I've loved the Lucky Penny Ranch series from the beginning! As part of my stop I have my review, and excerpt and giveaway of the COMPLETE Lucky Penny Series! So be sure to scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win! 

Publication Date: January 31st 2017 by Forever
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About the book:

ONE BLIZZARD, ONE BUNKHOUSE,AND A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE . . . Josie Dawson is new in town, but it doesn't take a local to know that Deke Sullivan is trouble--in a smokin' hot package. He's sweet, sexy, and has charmed just about every woman in Dry Creek, Texas. Well, Josie won't be next. She'll keep her distance, even if he is great with babies and makes a mean cup of homemade hot chocolate.
Deke Sullivan really is a one-woman type of guy. He just had to do a lot of looking to find that one woman. Now he thinks he's found her and he won't let a strong, sassy gal like Josie slip away. Just when he's wondering how to convince her he only has eyes for her, they get stranded in a tiny cabin during a major blizzard. If Deke can melt her heart before they dig out of the snow, he'll be the luckiest cowboy in Texas . . . 

My Thoughts:
Wicked Cowboy Charm was a delightful, slow build country romance, between Deke Sullivan, our resident Dry Creek playboy.  Josie Dawson is an independent, self-sufficient cowgirl, too smart to fall for a player’s charms, but they lock eyes and they’re single days are numbered!

Josie’s heard about Deke’s reputation from her brother and cousins, and has no intentions of falling for his game, but there is a definite attraction and pull between them.  Anyway, Josie’s busy setting up the oil drilling at Lucky Penny and a relationship would just get in the way. Or would it?

Deke’s reputation as a ladies’ man is well earned.  There hasn’t been one woman to tempt him past a weekend of sin, but seeing all his friends settle down and find happiness stirs a desire in him.  Could it be that he just never found the right woman?  Meeting Josie makes him think so.  Now all he needs to do is convince her.

A severe snow storm throw Josie and Deke together.  Stranded in close quarters they have to face the truth of their desires, and wonder if they could have a future. 

This was a slow build romance, which was good for Deke since he usually led with the physical with women in the past, and never got beyond.  Josie and Deke got to know each other, admiring each other more and more as the days go on.  Their attraction ticked up to combustible levels making it impossible to resist!

I loved the cold winter setting, perfect for this time of year! While I haven’t had the horrible snow storms Deke and Josie encountered, it had been raining cats and dogs for weeks here, and darn it, it’s been cold!  I love the thought of being stranded in a little log cabin, warming myself by the fire, baking cookies and hearty meals, playing board games or working a puzzle.  Reading hot cowboy romances has to be put on that list, too! If only they’d cancel work (with pay, of course) so I could live out my bad weather dreams! 

I also adore the Southern small town country setting, humor, lovable secondary characters and cute animals!  As usual Carolyn Brown makes me laugh with her country sayings.  I had to read this one out loud to my husband:

“Y’all be safe,” Josie said. “Oh, honey, we’re so old we don’t have to be safe anymore. We just have to enjoy it.” Martha giggled. 
“Martha!” Josie exclaimed.

This is the last romance in the Lucky Penny Ranch series, but we get a spin off with the Dawson’s coming up. Can’t wait!

4 Suns


Josie could hardly take her eyes off Deke’s strong arms as he carried a pile of wood the short distance from the box to the fireplace. To have those arms around her, to cuddle up next to him on one of those bunk beds—she shook her head to get the picture out of it and reached for the tin box of matches on the mantel.
“How many do you need?” she asked.
“Just one,” he answered.
“Confident, aren’t you?”
“Not confidence, just practice, ma’am.” He got the fire going with the first one.
“Impressive,” she said.
“We’ll get it warmed up in here soon enough.”
Josie sat down on the sofa facing the fireplace and took stock of the little cabin. A set of bunk beds covered the wall to her right. A doorway into a bathroom was to her left along with crudely made bookshelves with about a hundred well-worn paperback books. A deck of cards was in the middle of a card table with a couple of folding metal chairs on either side. A second table was fitted into the small corner from the end of the bunk beds to the wall and another oil lamp had been placed in the middle of it.
“We’ll survive,” Deke said.
“Who are you trying to convince? Me or you?” Josie asked.
“Both of us. It’s better than freezing to death in our vehicles. Lord, I wish I would have turned around and gone right back home when the first snowflake hit,” he answered.
“Me too.” She threw one arm over her head and groaned.
“Top or bottom?” Deke asked.
“Well, now that depends on lots of things,” she said before she thought.
Deke whipped around, his eyes big as silver dollars. “What did you say?”
She blushed and quickly covered her blooper. “I don’t care. I could sleep right here. Maybe I’ll wake up to find this is all a dream.”
“Okay then, I’ll take the bottom bunk. Rascal gets restless if he’s not sleeping right beside the bed on his blanket or else on the foot of it. And darlin’, if you wake up and find this is a dream, don’t leave me behind.”
“No way, cowboy. You are stuck with me for the duration of this damned storm.”
“And you, darlin’, are stuck with me.



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.

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