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Wild Cowboy Ways

Wild Cowboy Ways, January 2016
Lucky Penny Ranch #1
by Carolyn Brown

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Featuring: Blake Dawson; Allie Logan
ISBN: 1455534870
EAN: 9781455534876
Kindle: B00W22IKOM
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"There is no better authority on cowboys than Carolyn Brown."

Fresh Fiction Review

Wild Cowboy Ways
Carolyn Brown

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted January 20, 2016

Romance Contemporary

In WILD COWBOY WAYS Carolyn Brown tackles the age old problem of getting past a bad rap—bad reputation. In this case the big challenge is facing a bachelor cowboy with an eye for the ladies and the ranch he buys.

Blake Dawson is a crazy cowboy who bought a bad luck ranch with his brother and cousin. Everyone in Dry Creek Texas knows the Lucky Penny Ranch is plain unlucky for anyone who owns or operates it. The ranches history speaks for itself.

WILD COWBOY WAYS is a humorous and heartwarming look at some really great characters who are working hard towards personal goals and along the way treats us to some of the best written scenes and dialog. Carolyn Brown's pen brings all her characters to life. Brown's list of characters in WILD COWBOY WAYS includes two structures, the Lucky Penny Ranch and Audrey's Place, which each have quite an interesting history.

Lucky Penny Ranch is right next to Audrey's Place, a former brothel. Allie, Katy and Irene now live in Audrey's Place. The Lucky Penny has fallen into disrepair from years of neglect from previous owners who couldn't quite get past its dubious reputation as a place with a black cloud. Blake and his group are intent on changing all that. Allie is a carpenter and along with her mother, Katy, support her grandmother, Irene, who is beginning to show definite signs of dementia.

Blake realizes Allie is quite a distraction. He is really beginning to look forward to her and her friend spending time at his ranch doing much needed repairs. But if he is honest with himself it is her company he needs.

Allie isn't the only member of her family who is spending time at the Lucky Penny. Grandma Irene is practically a house guest in her quest to reconnect with someone near and dear to her. Problem is Irene has difficulty distinguishing past from present. In WILD COWBOY WAYS Carolyn Brown treats Irene's issues with respectful humor and is totally endearing. Irene may not be able to tell fact from fiction, but she is the catalyst for all the good moments in this wonderful story.

WILD COWBOY WAYS is about making changes and taking chances. In true Carolyn Brown fashion, this story resonates with feeling from beginning to end capturing your attention and heart.

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SUMMARY

SOMETIMES ALL LOVE NEEDS IS A LITTLE LUCK

Allie Logan isn't the type to land a hot hunk of cowboy. Truth is, she's given up on dating since shedding her no-good ex. But the new owner of the most ramshackle ranch in Texas might just change her mind about that. He's six-foot-plus of tall, dark, and charming-the kind of guy who could make a girl throw caution to the wind . . . or the kind of guy who could break her heart.

Blake Dawson hopes he can make Lucky Penny Ranch finally live up to its name, but the property needs a ton of work. Allie and her carpentry skills are his best shot at getting things in order. Besides the fact that her brown eyes and dangerous curves have him roped and tied. Now Blake only needs to convince her that a wild cowboy can be tamed by love-and she's just the one to do it . . .

Excerpt

Leaving wet footprints on the floor and dripping water as he disappeared into his bedroom, he whistled a tune that she recognized as “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton. In a few minutes he returned, dressed in gray sweat bottoms and a long-sleeved thermal shirt. He carried a towel in one hand and a hairbrush in the other.

“Slide forward about a foot,” he said.

When she did, he settled in behind her, one long muscular leg on each side of her body. He towel-dried her hair and then massaged her scalp with his fingertips. Her body felt like a rag doll and yet every nerve was on high alert, wanting more, begging for his wonderful hands to touch them, also.

“Mmmm,” she murmured..

“Is it making it feel better?” he drawled.

Then he started brushing her hair and a whole new set of emotions surfaced. She was afraid to move an inch for fear she’d find out this was all a dream and she would wake up with a grinding hangover, or worse yet, in her lonely bed at home.

His hands grazed her cheeks as he pulled her damp hair back to run the brush through it. Then he leaned forward and kissed her softly on the side of her neck.

“We were going to talk,” she whispered.

“We are talkin’, darlin’. We’ll use words when necessary,” he said softly.


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