Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Billion Dollar Cowboy

Billion Dollar Cowboy (Cowboys and Brides - Book 1) by Carolyn Brown

Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Imprint: Casablanca
Genre: Western Romance
Pages: 352
ISBN-10: 1402280467
ISBN-13: 978-1402280467

(Received for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca)

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Excerpt from Billion Dollar Cowboy, courtesy of Amazon Look Inside


A Billionaire Can Buy Anything...
Colton Nelson was twenty-eight years old when he won the Texas Lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. Now he's desperate to keep the gold diggers away. It shouldn't be too hard to find a pretty girl and hire her to pretend to be his one-and-only.
Or Can He?
Laura Baker's got mixed feelings about this—she's on the ranch to work, not to be arm candy. On the other hand, being stuck for a while in the boondocks with a gorgeous cowboy isn't half-bad.
What neither Colton nor Laura expects are the intensely hard lessons they have to learn about the real cost of love...


Fans of Carolyn Brown's western romances will be delighted with her latest book, Billion Dollar Cowboy. The first book in the new Cowboys and Brides series. Brown has long been a writer of contemporary western romances and anyone who loves Cowboy's must try one of her books! She knows just how to write the larger-than-life, loyal cowboy character and the strong woman who stands behind him. With a little bit of sass and a whole lot of romance, Brown scores another hit with Billion Dollar Cowboy!

Carolyn Brown has been a favorite of mine since I read the first book in the Spikes & Spurs series. She has a way with writing about the west that is both entertaining and enlightening. I don't think those of us who are unfortunate enough not to live in the west really understand the mentality and the perseverance necessary to work the land. Brown brings it home to readers who may never have been out of the city or even seen a horse up close. She makes the west realistic and accessible. 

Brown's characters embody what the west was made of but in a contemporary setting. Her leading men are generally hard working and loyal. They often stand up for what they believe in and prove that there are still gentlemen out there. Brown's heroines are strong women who can stand up for themselves and what they believe in, especially their men. She writes these kinds of characters with backbone and grit and readers can't seem to get enough of it. 

Colten Nelson needs a woman to pretend to be his one and only. But that's a tall order, since he recently won the lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner. Laura Baker isn't opposed to playing house, but quickly things begin to get a little more serious than either of them bargained for in Billion Dollar Cowboy. I thought Brown did an excellent job of portraying a young man who can't seem to figure out whether someone is after him for his money or if they really care about him. She makes Colten out to be just what he is, a man, who wants to find love, but isn't quite sure if it's real. I really enjoyed this one, as I do all of Carolyn's books. It's the first in a new series, which is great for fans of Brown's work and it will probably bring in a whole new group of cowboy enthusiasts.

See my interview with Carolyn later today for a chance to win a copy of Billion Dollar Cowboy.

Billion Dollar Cowboy is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than sixty books published. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances, as well as women's fiction. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma.


Leslie Nash said...

I love Carolyn Brown! And this sounds like another wonderful read by a very talented author.

Carolyn Brown said...

Thank you, Leslie, for stopping glad that you like my books...Colton says to tell you that this is the best one! LOL

Helen L. said...

I am an email follower and love your books, Carolyn. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pat L. said...

Carolyn, I love your books, write faster. LOL. I posted previously on the wrong blog here. Sorry.

Patty B from NY said...

I am an email follower. And Carolyn, your cowboy books are the best. Always look forward to them.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for the wonderful interview with Carolyn ~ and the chance to win a copy of Billion Dollar Cowboy! It sounds wonderful and I am so looking forward to reading Colton's tale~ It's on my TBR List. I love John Wayne, Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck and could sit and drool ~ ah I mean watch them all day long! And I second everything you said about Cowboys ~ their values, tight jeans and scuffed up boots and that swagger and hat-tipping melts my heart every time!!! <3 Happy Reading and Writing~ Cheers~ Elizabeth MacGregor

Anonymous said...

I love your books and cannot wait to read this one. I am a follower by email to this blog.

Karen T. (Natalie's Mama)