Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Cowboy Courage by Carolyn Brown

After spending years traveling the world with the military, Rose O'Malley is ready for a change. Heading back to Texas to hold down the fort at her aunt's bed-and-breakfast will give Rose just the break she needs. But while she may speak seven languages, she can't repair a leaky sink to save her life. When Hudson Baker strides in like a hero and effortlessly figures out the fix, Rose can't help wondering if the boy she once crushed on as a kid could now be her saving grace.

Hud has always been rock-solid and dependable-a quintessential cowboy to his core. But the moment Rose steps back into his life, his world is turned upside down by meddling family, a rescued baby, and one highly mischievous cat. Now he'll have to decide if it's time to throw caution to the wind and do whatever it takes to convince Rose that by her side is exactly where he wants to stay.
Series: Longhorn Canyon #6 | Publisher: Forever | Release Date: 1/28/2020  | Genre: Contemporary Romance  | Source: Publisher | Rating: 3.5 Cups 

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Each time I pick up a book by Carolyn Brown, it’s like visiting old friends. There’s just that comfy, cozy, warm, fuzzy blanket feeling her books give me—they’re definitely like comfort items for me.
Here’s what’s going on. While Hud and Rose only knew each other for one school year, they both left lasting impressions on each other and now, 15 years later, they’re finally getting their chance to see if they can be more than junior high sweethearts. Although there’s a lot they have to contend with while attempting to get reacquainted: a zany, pistol-toting aunt, an ornery cat, a natural disaster, and Rose’s fear of settling down.
Hud’s one of my favorites. He’s dependable, loyal, willing to go above and beyond to help others. He’s everything a good cowboy should be. There’s only two things he wanted: to own his own ranch and the girl he fell for when he was fourteen. While I liked Rose, she’s unsettled and, while deep down she knew what she wanted, she knew she was afraid to make a decision. That indecisiveness started to grow old.
The relationship between Hud and Rose was slow to start, which worked. Hud was in from the start but he was waiting for Rose to come around before he allowed himself to feel comfortable. Given the way the previous books are, I know there will be glimpses of Hud and Rose’s life together but I was hoping to see a bit more of them fully committed in this book.
While there were a few things that were a bit off for me in this book, the major one came from the added drama towards the end of the book. It just came out of left field and left me scratching my head. There was really no need/cause for it. Thankfully, it was over quickly but it still caused me to lower my rating.
Overall, while I liked this one, it had it issues. Something felt off in this one and not on par with the previous books in the series. I still recommend this one but, sadly, it wasn’t my favorite.
Longhorn Canyon Series
Cowboy Bold
Cowboy Brave
Christmas with a Cowboy
Cowboy Courage


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