Sunday, December 16, 2012

Made the Grade: Spikes & Spurs Series, Book 6

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 324; Kindle Edition - File Size: 573 KB | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Just a Cowboy and His Baby" [Spikes & Spurs Series, Book 6] by Carolyn Brown

My Book Summary : Gemma recently decided to lease her salon and go on the rodeo circuit as a bronc rider (the only woman in a "man's" sport) in hopes of becoming the second woman to win the Million Dollar PRCA saddle bronc-riding event at the end of the year. That is if Trace, her biggest competition and a man who she completely attracted to, doesn't get in her way during the process. However, once they officially meet they seem to run into each other everywhere, which only increases the combustible attraction running between them. Then when unforeseen circumstances bring them together more permanently it'll take everything they have to see if their growing relationship will work while they are in a continuous 8 second fight of their lives to this bronc riding competition...

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Follow two stubborn, tough, goal seeking people who happen to fall in love during a time in their lives when they weren't looking for it. Admittedly, this was the first novel that I've read by Ms. Brown and though I didn't love this novel as I would have liked (because the description, title, and beginning held such promise), and I didn't hated it at all either. This novel fell into the in between for me because it had my emotions going crazy from happy at the beginning (I loved how Trace & Gemma meet and get together) to confused and a bit upset in the middle (the way that Gemma keeps referencing her past yet doesn't really explain why and how she gets a bit wishy-washy when it came to her feelings) to being thrilled to seeing everything come into place the way I wanted it to.

Overall, I loved Trace & Gemma together! My one wish, for me to like this novel more, was to have the baby be in this novel more than closer to the end of it. That was disappointing.

However, with all that being said, I recommend this novel to anyone who fans of Carolyn Brown and to those who like cowboy romance novels!!

Author's Novel Extras : Guest Post – Just a Cowboy and His Baby by Carolyn Brown | ARC Review – Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Spikes & Spurs #6) by Carolyn Brown | Just A Cowboy and His Baby! | Jingle Bells & Holiday Tales – Carolyn Brown | Carolyn Brown | Just a Cowboy and His Baby | Carolyn Brown is Back with Romance for Christmas!

Author's Series Extras : Lookin' back! | Everyone Loves Cowboys!!! Great Prices | Two-Fer Review – One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Spikes and Spurs #4) by Carolyn Brown | Carolyn Brown | Why do Girls Need a Cowboy? | Cowboy Christmas Round-Up ~ Carolyn Brown | ARC Review – Mistletoe Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs #5) by Carolyn Brown | Guest post by Carolyn Brown + Giveaway | Review: 'Mistletoe Cowboy' by Carolyn Brown | Interview & Contest: Carolyn Brown

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1 ~ within Chapter 1
"Dammit to hell on a rusty poker," she exclaimed. ~ within Chapter 4
"Okay," Trace drew out the word to four syllables long. "I bet you still believe in Santa Claus if you believe that fairy tale."
She cocked her head to one side. "You don't? Didn't you ever sit on his knee?"
"Every year, and Mother has the pictures to prove it. What'd you ask for when you sat on his knee?"
She flashed him a brilliant smile. "Depends on what year."
"How old were you the last time you sat on his knee?"
"You mean last year?"
Trace smiled. "You really did?"
"Momma has the picture to prove it, but I'm not telling you what I wished for. It's between me and Santa. He said he couldn't get it on such short notice, but he'd work on it for this year. We'll see if he's really magic or just a man in a suit."
"Come on, what was it?" Trace asked. ~ within Chapter 5
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Carolyn, then please check out her website.

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