"Fourth installment in the Longhorn series is a delight."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted May 27, 2019
Welcome back to Carolyn Brown's Longhorn
Canyon series. The fourth installment in this
delightful, full of fun and sass and of course cowboys is
COWBOY REBEL. Carolyn Brown does not suffer fools, and in
COWBOY REBEL, she is brilliantly taking on the chore of
rehabilitating a cowboy whose reputation precedes him.
Needless to say, Carolyn Brown does it with her signature
wit and country music as the background for a wondrous
addition to one of my favorite series.
To be completely candid I have never met/read a book by
Carolyn Brown that hasn't left me totally entertained and
smiling and COWBOY REBEL is no exception. We even get to
revisit with the Fab Five senior citizens that have been an
excellent supporting cast throughout much of the Longhorn
But this is Tag and Nikki's story. Tag is the cowboy rebel,
and Nikki is an RN with a big heart and an untrusting soul.
Nikki is best friends with Tag's sister Emily, and so that
is going to be a major hurdle for Tag in his attempt to
start a relationship with Nikki. Truthfully Tag isn't all
that positive that he is looking for a relationship, but he
fully acknowledges that Nikki is not a one night stand. And
if he isn't careful, he stands to lose more than gain in
Tag seems to be finally exhibiting some maturing in his new
role as a partner in the ranch he now owns with his twin
Hud. That surprises everyone -- Tag included. But his past
is trying to wedge into his new life, and that is going to
cause some problems for everyone.
Everyone has a past, but Tag's was a lesson in immaturity
and carelessness. Family is tough, but Tag is lucky to have
his twin Hud and older sister Emily in his corner. As Emily
warns him in his battle between the old Tag and the new one,
the one you feed will win something that reminds him of his
Nikki also has some rather mysterious troubles to handle,
not the lease of it her extremely odd mother. Just wait till
you meet her. Nikki is afraid to move forward in any
relationship. Her fears of being like her mother are
substantial and real. Secondly, she is honest with herself
that one introduction to her mother is very likely going to
shut doors. And yet Nikki realizes that Tag doesn't seem
ready to throw in the towel.
Carolyn Brown often references country music titles and
lyrics in her stories, which is sure to bring a smile to
your face and often leaves you humming. Tag's mantra is "Live Like
You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw. This song seems to
outline his plan for life. That is until Nikki becomes so
important to him.
So if you are looking for some real country fun and looking
to meet amazing characters COWBOY REBEL by Carolyn Brown
should be on top of your must-read list. Thoughtfully
written with some of Carolyn Brown's signature hometown
dialog that is guaranteed to warm your heart, have you
humming country in your head and bring a smile to your day.
The next heartwarming romance in this
USA Today bestselling series proves it\'s
tough to resist a sexy cowboy with a Texas drawl and heart
of gold! Includes a bonus novella by Annie
A WILD COWBOY WITH A BIG HEART
since losing his best friend in a motorcycle accident,
Taggart Baker wants to make every moment count. No dare is
too dangerous, no adventure too crazy for this cowboy. But
after one bad brush with the law, he realizes it\'s time to
ditch his hooligan friends and grow up. Now he\'s running
his own ranch next to the Longhorn Canyon spread in Texas.
Still, no one would ever call him tame.
has worked too hard for her RN license just to throw it away
for some reckless cowboy who shows up in her emergency room
after a barroom brawl. But she can\'t help being drawn to
Tag\'s sense of humor and those crystal blue eyes. The more
time they spend together, the more she sees his good heart.
But just as Tag seems ready to settle down for good, his
troubled past comes calling-and this time he won\'t be able
to walk away so easily.
Includes the bonus novella
A Wedding on Lavender Hill by Annie Rains: When
an event planner is asked to create the perfect wedding in
just three days, she must turn to the last person she wants
to ask for help - the infuriating owner of the house on the
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