"Do old flames die? Let's find out when we mix the wild child and a cowboy in Texas!"
Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted September 26, 2017
I love a good steamy western romance novel with a sexy
cowboy and that is exactly what I got from TOUGHEST COWBOY
IN TEXAS the first book in the Happy,
Texas series. This book introduces you to Brody Dawson a
sexy cowboy who is also a rancher. Together with his brother
Jace, they own Hope Springs Ranch. Lila Harris was known as
the towns wild child while growing up. Brody and Lila had a
secret relationship while they were in high school together
because his family did not approve of her and her wild child
ways. They figured she was trouble and would ruin his
future. Brody being young listened to his family but could
not control his feelings for Lila and keep their
relationship a secret. Everyone in town knew that something
was going on and the rumor mill would fly.
Soon after Lila's dad dies her mom decides to leave Happy,
Texas to try to make a better life for Lila. Right as they
are in the car fixing to pull out of the diner parking lot,
Brody shows up begging her to talk to him. Lila refuses to
talk to him and leaves town heartbroken. Now twelve years
later she is back in town all grown up and in some ways, she
has matured. However, she still has a wild streak that no
one not even herself can tame.
As soon as they see each other sparks fly just as hot as the
wheels on the rumor mill. The town is full of gossip of her
being back. Brody's mom and grandmother both have warned
him to stay away. Lila's mother has even warned her to stay
away from that Dawson boy. Can they honor their families
wishes or will the love they have for each other conquer all?
I really enjoy reading Carolyn Brown's books because they
always have fun secondary characters who have snappy
comeback lines that make you laugh out loud. The main
characters have so much history together and backstories
that come together to create a truly romantic read. A ranch
in Texas that is in a small town of only a few hundred
people makes for the perfect setting. I cannot wait to read
the next book in this series, LONG TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS. I
highly recommend TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS for anyone who
loves a steamy romantic read.
A sassy, laugh-out-loud second-chance romance from
USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown, author of The
Strawberry Hearts Diner and The Ladies' Room
The 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 cafe 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
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...
What do you think about this review?
1 comment posted.
Re: Do old flames die? Let's find out when we mix the wild child and a cowboy in Texas!
Thanks for the review! This sounds SO good. New to me author
, but I will be looking for this book.
(Kathleen Bylsma 12:16pm September 27)
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