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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

When Lila left Happy, Texas, as a teenager she was brokenhearted. Brody was the love of her life and they shared many special moments. Unfortunately Lila's reputation made their situation difficult. Brody didn't want to care, but a very wrong decision changed the course of both of their lives forever. After many years Lila is back in Happy. She's a lot calmer than she used to be, but never entirely lost her adventurous streak. When Brody meets her again he instantly realizes his old feelings are still there, but he has a lot to make up for. Will Lila give him another chance?

Ranching is Brody's life. He spends most of his time working for the family business. Lila is only in Happy for a short while. Will he be able to find enough free hours to make her see that he's the one for her? Brody's family still doesn't approve of the girl who's stolen his heart, but this time he's older and wiser. He has to stand up for himself and show Lila that he's changed. Will this be enough to convince her that she should let love in again?

Toughest Cowboy in Texas is a sparkling romantic story. Lila is a strong woman. She's smart, levelheaded and courageous. She's great with kids, which is something I really liked about her personality. Brody is a tough rancher with a sweet nature. He's happy he can make things right with Lila and will do anything to show her how much she means to him. He has to work hard for a chance to see his biggest wish fulfilled and it was interesting to see if Lila would risk falling for the same man a second time. I couldn't read their story quickly enough, I was eager to find out if these two beautiful people would get their second chance to be happy together.

Carolyn Brown has a wonderful heartwarming writing style. She skillfully sets a perfectly fitting atmosphere and that makes the story absolutely amazing. I was mesmerized by the setting, all of her characters and the lovely plot line. Toughest Cowboy in Texas is entertaining, filled with plenty of charm and many surprising twists and turns and endearing. I like a good story about true love and this definitely falls into that category, like every other novel by Carolyn Brown it made my heart melt. I highly recommend this terrific feelgood book.


If you love countryside romance you don't want to miss Toughest Cowboy in Texas.

About Carolyn Brown

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of less than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.

A plaque hangs on her office wall that says I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas. That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.

She has been married almost half a century to a retired English teacher that she calls Mr. B and he does not read her books before they are published because she cannot afford a divorce. They have three grown children.—and enough grandchildren to keep them busy and young.

When Carolyn is not writing she likes to sit in the back yard and watch the two tom cats protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, other cats, spiders and blue jays.



One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a signed paperback or Kindle copy of Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown (winner’s choice).

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. Toughest Cowboy in Texas sounds like a wonderful second chance romance and a great start in the Happy, Texas series.

  2. What a marvellous second chance romance in a wonderful setting.

  3. Love Carolyn Brown Book Covers! :)

  4. I love cowboys, your books sound awesome!

  5. Would love to win a book for my Mum who reads a lot.

  6. Looks like a great cowboy adventure from a great author, thanks xx

  7. I love cowboys, thank you for the chance :)

  8. I'd like to see how Lila's & Brody's relationship grows.

  9. This sounds like a sweeping romance to enjoy with a glass of wine.

  10. Oh, I so want to read this book! Can't wait to do so.

  11. This sounds like a good read love the cover

  12. Oh this sounds so good!!! I love her books!

  13. the book sounds great, and I am loving the cover :)

  14. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  15. The story sounds from the review indeed heartwarming. Thank you for the review abd giveaway.

  16. Wow, Carolyn certainly is a prolific writer!