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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

QuoteTastic/Review-- Toughest Cowboy in Texas (Happy, Texas #1) by Carolyn Brown



Yall I love me some cowboys and Carolyn Brown writes a yummy one. And a dang funny story, too. And look at that cover! Yum!

Alright two funny church quotes. It's not a religious book but they do go to church and these made me laugh because, well, I've had a similar first conversation with my grandmom/mom and the second I just love her cheek. lol

"Hello, Mama," she said.

"Did you go to church tonight?"

"I sure did. Are you checkin' up on my soul?"
 Daisy is her mama.
"You aren't late," Daisy whispered.

Neither are you," Lila said.

"Please tell me I did not hear a motorcycle out there in the parking lot."

Lila shook her head. "Can't tell lies in church, Mama."

"And you wore a dress. The whole town probably knows what color your underpants are," Daisy fussed.

"White. Bikini with lace around the top. Since it was Sunday I left the red thongs in the drawer," she said.

"Great God!" Daisy gasped.

"Yes, ma'am, he is," Lila smiled.
And this one just made me laugh. Brody has some nieces and nephews and ended up taking them to ice cream with Lila. Rustin is like 5 years old and I loved his exasperation at the end because seriously Brody get it together!
Brody hurried the kids out to the van and got them situated.

"I love Lila," Emma said.

"Me too. I'm goin' to dance with her," Rustin said. "You won't care, will you, Uncle Brody?"

"Why would you ask that?"

"Because Uncle Jace says you got to ask a cowboy for his okay before you dance with his woman," Rustin answered.

Brody looked back over the seat. "What makes you think that shes my woman?"

"If you ain't, then what's wrong with you?" Rustin threw up his hands in exasperation. "We love her and Mama says she's a good person."

Oh my sexy cowboy. I do love Carolyn Brown and her absolute cheek! Happy, Texas was a trip and I'm glad to have gone along for the ride as wild child Lila comes back to her home town and kicks up quite a stir.

Okay so Lila and Brody had a thing when they were teenagers but her family moved away and the night before he did a fool thing and they've not talked for over a decade...or ever gotten over their first brush with love. And now all these years later she's back for the summer. And he's there looking all sexy with his cowboy self and, well, they decide to see how things will go while she's in town.

Oh these two. They're both so stuck on each other it's ridiculous. And sweet. And a little frustrating when they can't seem to figure things out. And they're a little swoony now and again, too. I liked them both. They've done a lot of growing up over the years and turned into good respectable people. I did like seeing their mischievous sides come out with each other, though. There's a tiny bit of steam and a lot of healing and getting to know each other and it was just a make you smile romance.

Happy was small town USA. There's not a ton to do there other than ranching and gossiping and the folks there excel in both. And in holding a grudge. Whew boy. Both their mamas were a bit of a handful and sure didn't want these two together. It was nice seeing them over come that, though.

A couple random things to note:
1) I LOVED that her mama called her kittens grandkittens. My mama does that and it just made me smile. They all talked to the animals, too. It was really adorable.
2) Seriously calling a motorcycle a 'cycle' is one of the weirdest things ever.
All in all, a cowboylicking good time. Brown is sure to leave you smiling. I'm looking forward to seeing his siblings find romance, now. Sure am. Mmhm.

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl.

Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school-and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget...

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