Love Drunk Cowboy
by Carolyn Brown

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A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Book 1 in the Spikes & Spurs Series

She's a self-made city girl...He's as intoxicating as can be

High-powered career woman Austin Lanier suddenly finds herself saddled with an inherited watermelon farm deep in the Oklahoma countryside.  Read more...

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More About Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Book 1 in the Spikes & Spurs Series

She's a self-made city girl...He's as intoxicating as can be

High-powered career woman Austin Lanier suddenly finds herself saddled with an inherited watermelon farm deep in the Oklahoma countryside. She's determined to sell the farm, until her new, drop-dead sexy neighbor Rye O'Donnell shows up.

Rancher Rye O'Donnell thinks he's going to get a good deal on his dream property -- until he meets the fiery new owner. Rye is knocked sideways when he realizes that not only is Granny Lanier's city-slicker granddaughter a savvy businesswoman, she's also sexy as hell.

Suddenly Rye is a whole lot less interested in real estate and a whole lot more focused on getting Austin to set aside her stiletto heels.

Spikes & Spurs Series
Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1)
Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2)
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3)
One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4)
Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5)
Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6)
Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7)

Praise for Carolyn Brown's Honky Tonk series
"Fun, sassy, and fast-paced romance." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"Sometimes humorous, sometimes touching, and Brown's fans will be pleased to reconnect with her trademark cast of quirky characters." -Booklist starred review
"Funny, witty, heartfelt, and sexy...a sizzling series " -Book Junkie

  • ISBN-13: 9781402253584
  • ISBN-10: 1402253583
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 6.91 x 4.3 x 1.06 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Spikes & Spurs

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Romance - Western
Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary

Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the first of the Spikes & Spurs romance series, Brown (the Honky Tonk romances) sets up immediate physical attraction between stiletto-wearing career-minded Austin Lanier, who's come to tiny Terral, Okla., to scatter her grandma's ashes, and Rye O'Donnell, a neighboring cattle rancher who supplies bulls for the rodeo circuit. Taking a two-week leave from her oil executive job in Tulsa so she can settle the estate, Austin learns she's inherited Granny's watermelon farm and winery, and she falls right into country ways: wearing overalls, planting seeds, and snacking on rattlesnake. Austin and Rye get along brilliantly from the start; the only real conflict comes from Austin's struggle to choose between high-powered city life and the charming rodeos, country songs, quirky senior citizens, and billowing dust of Terral. (Mar.)

BookPage Reviews


A wealthy security expert with a beautiful lakeside compound saves a woman from human traffickers in When You Dare by Lori Foster. And said security expert’s first name is Dare . . . what female could resist him? Heroine Molly Alexander certainly finds it difficult. While rescuing a family friend from bad guys in Mexico, Dare frees Molly, who’s been drugged and beaten, and who can’t fathom why she was kidnapped. A successful author of romantic suspense novels, Molly hires Dare to help her uncover the mystery, and Dare is happy to comply. Not only is he impressed by Molly’s strength and her accomplishments, but their sexual chemistry is explosive. Though Dare can’t duck his sense of responsibility for those more vulnerable than he is, he knows the feelings he has for Molly are something more. As they work together to determine who had her taken, Dare also must work at making Molly see them as a permanent couple. Foster puts together a sizzling combination of alpha hero, determined heroine and menacing danger in her latest scorcher.

For love of country
Watermelon raising, rattlesnake festivals and rodeo bull riding are just a few of the new experiences for heroine Austin Lanier in Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown. After her grandmother dies, Austin travels from Tulsa to tiny Terral, Oklahoma, to pack up the woman’s home. But when she arrives at the watermelon farm, she learns it’s planting time and is persuaded to prepare for another crop by rugged rancher Rye O’Donnell. Rye has never been so affected by a woman, and he’s determined to convince this one to stay beyond the two weeks she’s taken off from her job in the big city. While Austin finds the joys—and hard work—of rural life appealing and is tempted by sexy Rye, she considers herself an urban girl. But the cowboy across the way is applying his own brand of charming coercion. Peopled with quirky characters and full of sassy fun, this book will leave readers smiling.

Romance of the Month
A medieval lord passing as a modern man encounters a woman who knows too much in Lynn Kurland’s One Magic Moment. John de Piaget has spent eight years creating a life for himself in the 21st century. He doesn’t get too close to anyone, though, in case they ask questions about his past. Tess Alexander, a scholar of medieval thought, is mourning for the younger sister she lost to a man from 800 years before her time. When she meets John, however, she’s less confused by his mysteries than he might think—because he could be twin to the man her sister married. And she’s fairly confident that’s exactly who he is. But how does a woman bring that up? She’s sure John will run if he suspects she knows his secret, and her instant attraction to him makes her want to keep him very close. John feels the same for Tess, but how can he have a relationship with her while still hiding what era he’s from? Though they try to keep apart, unexpected danger brings them close together   . . . and then to a place—and century—from which one or both might never return. Kurland pens a sweet and tender story that never goes past kisses, but still proves that love can last beyond space and time.

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