Early Review: Billion Dollar Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
Billion Dollar Cowboy
by Carolyn Brown
Series: Cowboys & Brides #1
Publication date: June 4, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Colton Nelson was 28 when he won the Texas Lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. When women started lining up wanting some of his millions, even going so far as to drug his beer, his family asks the lovely new ranch assistant to help out by pretending to be his girlfriend. They make her an offer she can't refuse, so even though she doesn't like it one bit, Laura agrees to help. Laura Baker and her sister, Janet, had been raised in foster homes. Though she was the younger of the two, Laura was always bailing Janet out of trouble. Janet thinks Laura should take advantage of the billionaire cowboy but Laura is getting to know Colton intimately and she doesn't give a damn about his money. True love isn't for sale.Billion Dollar Cowboy is the first book in Carolyn Brown’s new series Cowboys & Brides. While the plot isn't new and there were some cliché moments, Brown offered up a fun romance that kept me entertained.
Colton and Laura both have trust issues so watching these two get to know each other was fun. I liked Laura she has a big heart and we see transformation in her throughout the tale. Colton has issues when it comes to women and their love of his money. He is smexy, rugged, and down to earth. He loves his ranch and sees fit to help others and make a difference. Laura is refreshing and he teeters between being in awe of her and wondering if she is scamming him. The situations they find themselves in led to humor, a little heat and plotting all of their own. Their chemistry felt genuine and while the plot was predictable the characters made it enjoyable. Andy, the grandmother, townsfolk and Laura’s sister all added to the plot and forced the characters into situations. I found them all to be interesting and I would love to read their stories.
Fans of small town Texas romances with a little heat will enjoy Billionaire Cowboy. Carolyn Brown has over ninety-three distinct works and her most popular ones feature cowboys. The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby is the next book in the series due out October 1, 2013 and I will certainly pick it up.