A general contractor and part-time cowboy, Dylan Bennett has a reputation as a hard-ass. He likes things done his way and his client, Hannah, is too stubborn by half. He doesn't want to fall for her, but every argument flames the fire of attraction deep within him.
They need to find a way to let go of their pasts and wrangle their way into a future together.
*This book has been previously published*
His family is changing and growing with happily-ever-after’s surrounding Brice Presley. He's happy for his brothers and his sister and feeling restless to make a mark on his own future, but he’s not ready to settle down. He's planning on branching out with his own ranch, until his plans get side-railed when the ranch he's looking to buy is rented out to a spunky beauty and her two children. Determined to get the deal done, he's not sure how he'll manage buying the property and not coming out the bad guy.
Tara Quinn has plans to get her horse business up and running and then to buy the ranch she's leasing. She's hoping her landlord will make her a deal and not counting on the hunky, handsome cowboy from across the road wanting to boot her from the property and take it for his own. And she's certainly not counting on the attraction that has them both about as nervous as cats on hot tin roofs. Romance is the last thing she wants, especially with the man she sees as the obstacle between her providing her kids with the future they deserve.
Love is looking about as likely as a rainstorm in the middle of a Texas drought...but miracles do happen.
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To save his ranch, he needs a wife. But can she save his heart?
Needing a fresh start from her two-timing fiancé, Aurora McAllister answers a realtor's ad for a guesthouse on the beautiful, serene Three River Ranch. She shows up at Three River tired, heartbroken, and with no one but her trusty Labradoodle as a companion.
Cowboy Carson Granger has enough trouble in his life without adding a woman and her dog to the mix. There's the untamed mustang he's prepping to release into the wild, not to mention his father's crazy will, which stipulates that if Carson wants to fully inherit Three River, he'll need to find a bride. Carson wants nothing to do with love and especially not a marriage of convenience. But he soon realizes Rory, and everything she represents, might just be exactly what he needs. Sometimes love arrives on your doorstep when you least expect it...
Now, after a disastrous divorce and a career-changing accident, Olivia limps home, minus her mojo, her courage and her faith in love. She retreats to her parents’ ranch, determined to play it safe, but when ex-Army helicopter pilot Jake Lassen arrives to make good on their promise, he reignites passion and hope, two things Olivia had forgotten existed.
Olivia resolves to keep Jake at arm’s length, even though the memory of his kisses keeps her up at night. She knows better than to let her heart get involved, but Jake is planning for the future. Their future. Can Jake convince her to risk it all one more time and really make this a fair to remember?
*Previously titled A Fair to Remember
Ryan earned his stripes one bull at a time on the rodeo circuit. Now the prize money he saved is all on the line as he breeds bucking bulls. Raising livestock in Saddle Wells isn’t as exciting as the pro circuit, but the sweet new vet in town certainly livens things up. Sable claims she has no time for a relationship, so Ryan suggests they have some friends-with-benefits fun while he convinces her she doesn’t have to choose between career and love. But when a costly mistake puts her career in jeopardy, Sable could lose everything, including the man she’s starting to love.
Matt Stark quickly realizes none of his usual lines will work on Reenie, which only adds to his desire to get her to lower her defenses around him and let him convince her not all men are out to break hearts. Sweet talking her into lunch is only the beginning of what Matt has planned.
He wasn't looking for trouble...
But when the cops are knocking on your door, trouble's definitely found you. And this is where Wil Marshall finds himself after checking in to the Longhorn Inn. It could all be a big mistake, but Wil's not getting much sleep. Then the motel owner—who is drop dead gorgeous and feisty to boot—saves him from an even worse night behind bars. Now he owes her one, big time.
...But Trouble comes in all shapes and sizes
Pearl never wanted that run-down motel, but her aunt didn't leave her much choice. And then this steaming hot cowboy shows up looking for a place to rest. Next thing she knows, she wants to offer him more than just room service.
But if he calls her Red one more time, he won't be the only one accused of murder.
Sparks are definitely flying and before long, the Do Not Disturb sign might be swinging from the door.
Spikes & Spurs Series
Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1)
Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2)
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3)
One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4)
Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5)
Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6)
Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7)
Praise for Love Drunk Cowboy:
"Brown revitalizes the Western romance with this fresh, funny, and sexy tale filled with likable, down-to-earth characters." —Booklist
"Tender and passionate love scenes... endearing and quirky characters...What an absolutely adorable story." —The Romance Studio
"Charming...full of sassy fun." —BookPage
Katie has spent her life trying to live up to everyone's expectations and she's embarked on a journey to fulfill her dreams. On her first day as a waitress, she trips and falls into a handsome cowboy, slamming him into the floor and spraining her ankle.
Grant doesn't want to be the unlucky rescuer, but he's a Texan and a gentleman so he can't leave the lady stranded. Love comes in many disguises, and he won't know it hit him until he leaves her behind.
Scott Chandler learned at an early age that he needed to "cowboy up" and take care of his family. The one time he let his guard down, his heart got trampled, and he's not about to let that happen again. He knows Sydney's type: rodeo queens who hide their manipulative ways behind good looks, tight jeans, and glittery tiaras.
But just as Scott and Sydney are finally realizing there might be more to their fiery relationship than scorching kisses and passionate nights, secrets from their pasts come back to haunt them. Will the cowboy and the Rodeo Queen ever be able to ride off into the sunset together?
Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses—even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . .
Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey—or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?
“A fantastic, first-class Lone Star romance.”
—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on The Christmas Cowboy Hero
When librarian Anna Kenner wakes up in the hospital, she’s stunned to learn that she’s been in a coma for a week, and her life has been turned upside down. Anna has always been quiet and self-reliant, but now she must ask for help. To make matters worse, the man she’s coming to rely on is a casual friend from high school, whom she always wished could be more. As Roman helps her recover, Anna wonders if this time she will be braver and have a different outcome—Roman in her arms.
Dr. Roman McQueen leads a busy life between his work at the hospital and his time spent at his family's Montana ranch. And yet, he finds himself sitting night after night at Anna’s bedside reading her a mystery and hoping that somehow she knows that, even though she has no family, she is not alone. When Anna wakes and begins the long process of recovery, Roman finds himself by her side. He tells himself he’s being a friend even as he tries not to notice how her kindness, quiet wit and subtle beauty make him dream that someday they can have more.
But there’s a lot more to Maddox than at first seems—he’s a hard-working man who gives much of his time and patience to help those who have little.
When a Starlight Bend tradition promises to bring Haley all she wants, will she make her Christmas wish with her head or her heart?
Can two strong-willed people turn a weekend of passion into a lifelong love?
He's got five rules
And she's aiming to break them all
Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can't afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he's got no choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol' boy.
He gets Shawnee Pickett.
Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee's not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn't matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin—Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can't promise him forever. Life's got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she's got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole's not the type to give up when the going gets tough...
Texas Rodeo Series:
Reckless in Texas (Book 1)
Tangled in Texas (Book 2)
Tougher in Texas (Book 3)
Fearless in Texas (Book 4)
Mistletoe in Texas (Book 5)
What People Are Saying about the Texas Rodeo series:
"Look out, world! There's a new cowboy in town." —CAROLYN BROWN, New York Times Bestselling Author
"An extraordinarily gifted writer."—KAREN TEMPLETON, author of Wed in the West series
"Real Ranches. Real Rodeo. Real Romance."—LAURA DRAKE, author of Sweet on a Cowboy series
"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."—Kirkus
"Illuminating...a standout in western romance."—Publishers Weekly
Lacey Lambert did the marriage thing and got dumped for a younger woman and shunned by the Temptation Garden Club because she couldn't keep her man. Unwilling to give up sex, and determined to raise brows and rumors, she's all about having fun with her new neighbors.
He's not looking for love...but she's hard to resist
Nick McBride's ex took everything and he's forced to room with his brother until he can find or build another place to live. Having been taken by the fairer sex once, he's not interested in relationships. When Lacey Lambert offers commitment-free sex, how can he resist? Only catch is he has to share with his brother. What the hell. Why not?
Together Nick and Lacey learn that not all relationships are doomed to fail and if there's enough spark, maybe you shouldn't resist but saddle up and ride again.
The only thing hotter than a cowboy . . .
Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca never surprised anyone—least of all herself—until this summer. First, she secretly published her debut romance novel. Then, she started dating Will Sweet, the cowboy of her dreams. And now, Lyndsay's scrambling to hide the juiciest tidbit of all: that the hazel-eyed hero of her steamy fiction is the same guy whose kisses have become her mind-blowing reality.
. . . Is a cowboy in love.
Ever since Will's high-school sweetheart died in a tragic accident, he hasn't been able to commit to a long-term relationship. Lyndsay is the first woman in years who's been able to catch—and keep—his attention. When they team up to teach Valentine's teens about ranch life, Will discovers it's not just her sexy-as-hell smile that has him hooked. Will she be the one to finally break down the walls around his guarded heart?
Calvin McKay can't understand his twin brother's rush toward the altar—until he lays eyes on the bride's younger sister. But she's far too innocent for him to pursue…and yet something about that little blonde tornado gets his blood pumping and his heart all twisted up.
Kimi West is used to boys chasing after by her, but Cal McKay is a man—all man—and his hot kisses are like nothing she's ever experienced. But he's a rancher, tied to the land, and she can’t wait for the day she can escape from Wyoming and see the world.
After a tragedy sends Kimi running from her family, Cal gives Kimi a place to stay—and oh so many tantalizing reasons to stay—while she sorts out her plans. Now she'll have to decide whether the adventure she wants is in a new frontier or right there by Cal's side.
Please note: Long Time Gone is a NOVELLA, a slice of life in the Rough Riders world rather than the whole pie.
BONUS! At the end of this novella you'll find an exclusive excerpt of Unbreak My Heart, the long-awaited love story that reunites Sierra Daniels McKay and Boone West from Gone Country...
From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance inspired by the hit country music song, featuring the romantic adventures of the feisty new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint and the hot, hard-headed cowboy who is out to steal her heart.
Larissa Morley is already rich beyond reason, but buying the Honky Tonk beer joint is her dream come true-until a rich teetotaler tries to take it away from her. If any dime store cowboy thinks he's going to get the best of Larissa-or her Honky Tonk-then he's got another thing coming...
If Hank Wells thinks he can dig up dirt on the new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint for his employer, he's got no idea what kind of trouble he's courting. The two face off like a longhorn bull looking at a red tablecloth and their big clash ends up having less to do with everybody's favorite beer joint and everything to do with the fiery attraction between the hard-headed lovers.
As secrets emerge, and passion vies with ulterior motives, it's winner takes all at the Honky Tonk...
Honky Tonk Series:
I Love This Bar (Book 1)
Hell, Yeah (Book 2)
My Give a Damn's Busted (Book 3)
Honky Tonk Christmas (Book 4)
Praise for My Give a Damn's Busted:
"Packed with snappy dialog, salty language, and little twists that make it an immensely enjoyable book... Carolyn Brown simply has a way with words." -Fresh Fiction
"Brown's wit and humor shine... [a] zany and fast-paced tale and lovable characters." -RT Book Reviews
"You won't want to miss this boot scootin' contemporary full of sexy cowboys and sassy women." -The Romance Studio
Michelle Garrison is a prolific romance writer whose career is suddenly on a downslide. Her plots are boring, her writing is stale and her readers are fleeing for greener pastures. Desperate to revive her career, Michelle sets out to write a bestseller, and who could make a more worthy hero than a cowboy.
Force-marched to a dude ranch by her editor, Michelle soon finds herself trudging along a mountain road with no memory of who she is or where she's going, but thanks to the quintessential sexy cowboy hero, Michelle is saved. Swept up in her cowboy's arms, even Michelle can see the parody in her own story: "Everything she'd read about cowboys must be true, she thought, almost hysterically. No wonder they made such popular heroes in romances."
This is a revised author’s cut reissue—Cowboy in My Pocket was originally published by Hard Shell Word Factory in 2001
"Kate Douglas bills her romance as a 'gentle parody of contemporary category romance' but in doing so creates a delightful love story that proves there's a good reason why certain plot devices become cliches—they really work on an emotional level . . . the author might have thought she was poking fun, but the romance reader has the last laugh with this sparkling romantic comedy!" —Gerry Benninger for Romantic Times Magazine