When two parties are interested in the purchase of the same ranch, what could be more natural than a contest to see who is more serious about their offer? Yep, Remy Luckideau and his nephews vs. Adelle O’Donell and her daughters spending a month together on the Double Deuce to see who’s still there when the 4th of July comes around. Both families need this new start and dig in to outlast the other.
Talk Cowboy to Me is both a first in series, but also a crossover book with connections to a few earlier series featuring both the Luckideau and O’Donell clans. It works well as a first grab, standalone, or out of order so don’t be shy about snagging it up.
Remy has been a playboy cowboy all his life until he becomes the guardian of his deceased brother’s two young boys. He needs a new start and needs to put down roots in a place where his reputation doesn’t proceed him. His nephews are city kids so he must teach them a love of the land and ranching which is the heart of who he is. It’s a complication he does not need that the competing buyer is feisty and luscious Adell O’Donell and her girls. Or maybe it’s a complication exactly like he needs.
Adelle and her daughters are coming from a past of an ex who cheated and walked away wanting nothing to do with his daughters and this is their big chance to start over far from anyone who knows about all that nonsense. But sharing a ranch house and chores with the Luckideau boys and their attractive uncle make her realize that the rejection from her ex didn’t break her as much as she thought. Suddenly she isn’t so sure that winning is everything- or at least her idea of the prize might be changing as two families start to work as one.
Alright, this was a fun one. I felt so bad for both families and I wanted both to win the competition. In true Carolyn Brown fashion, the answer to the difficulty isn’t that tough and it is fun for the two parties to work it out as they go along with daily ranch life, obliging family to point the way, and their own spark of attraction. I loved that this was two broken families becoming whole and being there to sort out trouble and blend their strengths. There is a good blend of the tender, the fun, and the passionate moments.
I missed out on the earlier stories of Remy’s relations in the Lucky series, but I’ll be going back of course and I can’t wait to see where the next one in this new series heads. Maybe Adelle’s strong-headed sister Cassie? This book is for those who enjoy light yet a pinch spicy contemporary cowboy romance.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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