Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl.

Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school-and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget

Series: Happy, Texas #1 | Publisher: Forever |Genre: Contemporary Romance| Source: Publisher | Rating: 4 Cups
I love a good reunion romance. There’s always history, usually a bit hurt that needs to be healed, and a whole lot of love still lingering around. And that’s exactly what’s happening in this one.
Here’s what’s going on. Lila, the wild child, has returned to her hometown and now she’s itching to do something wild. And when Brody, the boy that broke her heart, walks into her mom’s café, the feeling to get a little rowdy amps up. Brody knows he messed up when he hurt Lila all those years ago, but now that she’s back, he plans to make things right. He just needs to prove to her he’s not the same guy he was before.
It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a Carolyn Brown book so, needless to say, when this one arrive, I did a little happy dance because I know reading one of her books means that I’m in for a good time.
I liked Lila, for the most part. In the past, she was a bit wild and now she’s having trouble living that reputation down. She’s grown up and got her act together but the residents of her hometown still see her as a troublemaker. Brody’s a solid and dependable guy. Not only does he take care of the family ranch, he also helps his sister out with her kids. He knows he made a mistake in the past and he regrets it and he’s willing to do anything to prove to Lila he’s not going to hurt her again.
The chemistry between them was off the charts. Years have passed, but they are still stuck on each other. There’s a deep history between them also a deep a hurt that needs to be healed. I do understand why Lila was a bit leery of Brody. But the guy was practically giving her his heart and telling her to stay, so I didn’t really get behind Lila leaving the state and making him chase after her.
This was book one in her new Happy, Texas series and it was fun getting to know the residents. Like most small towns, they were a bit quirky, totally nosey, and completely lovable.
Overall, I couldn’t put this book down. There was sass, sparks, and spirted characters and I can’t wait to get more of this series.

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