One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

The second novel in Carolyn Brown’s Lucky series, One Lucky Cowboy was a great read even though I hadn’t read the first novel, Lucky in Love.

Jane Day is on the run from the paid assassin who had been her fiancé. In Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an old lady who desperately needs someone to work on her ranch. But Nellie’s drop-dead gorgeous grandson “Lucky Slade” is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away. He’s determined not to let some upstart like Jane fleece his granny.

When his signature intimidation methods don’t convince Jane to leave, he pours on the charm to make her spill what she’s up to. She’s happy to play along, but she’s not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break…

I grew up on the romance novel and while I have never really been a fan of the contemporary romance (I’m more of a historical romance junkie), I have to say that I love it when I come across one that works.  Of all the romances out there, the Wild West or Ranching themed romance novels have never been my favorite, but Brown’s ranch was so fabulous that there were times I wished I was there right along with Jane. Brown’s One Lucky Cowboy captivated me from the instance I picked it up.  The chemistry between Slade and Jane is electrifying and fabulous to watch as they both fight it until they really can’t any more.

Romances are probably one of the the hardest reviews for me to write.  I mean, the idea of the story is the chemistry between two individuals (or three depending on who you are reading), so how much can you really say about them before you begin to ramble.  However, I really don’t have that problem with One Lucky Cowboy because the story these two characters are thrown into, while not totally fresh and new, has it’s own unique flavor that adds a different kind of emotional involvement.  We’re not talking about two bumbling assassins who have been paid to “off” Jane, but seasoned pros who shouldn’t have had a problem.  Instead, they are constantly thrown for a loop by this simple girl and boy that kind of make me wonder if these two really were that good.

Overall, One Lucky Cowboy is a fantastic romance that any diehard will enjoy.  Not only do we have engaging lead characters, but the supporting characters are just as amusing and definitely add a whole new layer of enjoyment.  If anyone is looking for a quick romance, then pick up One Lucky Cowboy, I know I’m itching to go find the first novel in this series, Lucky in Love.

Read Order:
Lucky in Love
One Lucky Cowboy
Getting Lucky

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