Friday, November 29, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "The Cowboy's Christmas Baby"

The Cowboy's Christmas Baby by Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 24, 2013)
Series: Cowboys and Brides, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance (holiday)

'Tis the season for...

A pistol-totin' woman who's no angel
 A tough rancher who doesn't believe in miracles
 Love that warms the coldest nights

After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person.

When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet.

Lucas is unfazed. But that a BABY in her arms?

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Kame's reviewed a few others by Ms. Brown . . .

Billion Dollar Cowboy (Cowboys and Brides, 1)
Cowboy Seeks a Bride (Spikes and Spurs, 7)

Kame's Review:

Lucas returns home from a yearlong deployment in Kuwait early as a surprise for his family, but ends up with a surprise himself. Natalie, the woman he met online and has been talking to almost daily for a year, is out front of his house. She is holding a pink pistol, there are puppies yapping at her feet trying to get to a dead coyote and she has a baby on her hip. Lucas is more shocked about the baby she never mentioned than anything else. Natalie didn’t know how to tell Lucas about her son and she was scared if she told him about her pregnancy he would stop talking to her, and her daily chats with Lucas is what kept her going. 

Lucas is just a perfect example of a cowboy. When he heads off for home after his deployment all he really wants is a home cooked meal and to finally kiss Natalie. He is shocked that she came to surprise him days before he expected her, and he feels betrayed that she has been seeing someone else and had their baby.  Natalie grew up on a ranch and ranching is in her blood, she can work the ranch and keep the house all while taking care of her 2 month old son. He is her world and the only connection she has to her best friend. Once they are able to move past the fact Natalie never mentioned being pregnant they are able ease back into the strong connection they had while communicating online, the only difference they could touch and each found out that the sparks they felt over the computer were even stronger in person; leading to a few very steamy scenes.

Not only does this book have two main characters I really enjoyed, but it had a host of secondary characters that made me smile. The men in Lucas’ family could not be any more baby crazy. They were quick to embrace Natalie’s son Joshua, giving him a nickname rather quickly. There are others that seem to be excited about Joshua’s arrival too, and can’t wait to see him. These others brought a smile to my face and sometimes even a laugh at the situation that would ensue.

This is a great Christmas read, and I plan on keeping it in my Christmas Collection on my Kindle so that I can reread it closer to the holidays.  It is a great book to read on a snowy day or maybe after you are done decorating for the holidays. I enjoyed these characters and look forward to a glimpse or two of them in future Carolyn Brown books in this series.

      5 STARS!

Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Sounds like a perfect holiday read! 

Have you read Carolyn Brown's books before? Do you have a favorite? 


Until Next Time,


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Great review Kame! Looks like a great read for a quiet afternoon Christmas read. Thanks,

Kame said...

It is Pat - I have come to love Carolyn Brown books - and the J. Stone one was good too!