Genres: Romance, Cowboy, Christmas, Military
Book Two in the Cowboys and Brides series
Published: September 24, 2013
Told in dual POVs
‘Tis the season for…
A pistol-totin’ woman who’s no angel
A tough rancher who doesn’t believe in miracles
Love that warms the coldest nights
After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can’t wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person.
When he pulls in, there’s Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet.
Lucas is unfazed. But wait…is that a BABY in her arms?
Praise of Carolyn Brown’s Christmas cowboy romances:
“Carolyn Brown created some handsome, hunkified, HOT cowboys! A fun, enjoyable, four-star-Christmas-to-remember novel.”–The Romance Reviews
“Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue.”–Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick 4 1/2 stars
“Makes me believe in Christmas miracles and long slow kisses under the mistletoe.”–The Romance Studio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby” Cowboys and Brides #2 is by author Carolyn Brown.
Published: September 24, 2013
My Rating: 5 Stars
I’ve read many Christmas romances in the past few weeks. Some were good, some great. “The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby was the most heartwarming. It’s one I will definitely reread. At 352 pages I hesitated reading this one. But only because I was at a point in my week where I needed to select a book I could get through in a day, two the most.
This book was pretty far down on my TBR list, having added it a while back. I am so glad I selected it! It had every “feel.” There was an absolutely amazing and spirited cast of characters. Not only were the H/h perfectly and realistically written, but the secondary cast was a wonderful gift to the story. They were all truly a great bunch of sassy, quirky and humorous characters.
Lucas Allen is the hero of the story and my hero as well. He is a cowboy by nature and by heart. Hardworking and loyal. Lucas has been overseas, in the military but he is finally coming home to the relief and delight of his witty and loving family. Lucas missed his family. Another reason he is eager to get home is to meet Natalie. She is the woman he has gotten to know over the past eleven months via Skype. Natalie is the woman Lucas can’t wait to meet in person, the one he thinks about a future with. But all his hopes and dreams of a future with Natalie are stalled when he comes home to find her with a baby. Her baby! Lucas is upset and not a little angry. For nearly a year they got to know each other. She never once told him she was pregnant! Why did she lie?
Natalie Clark is a strong, sassy gal. True she didn’t tell Lucas about her baby. But only because she didn’t know how. She was afraid to lose him so she decided to wait and tell him in person. When they do meet for the first time, things don’t go well. The situation is tense and even a bit unfriendly. Of course, Lucas’s reaction is understandable and believable.
What I was really thrilled about is that Lucas didn’t hold onto his anger long. The relationship between Lucas and Natalie took time to develop. It was a slow but perfect journey. I can’t say enough how much I loved this book and all of the characters in it. Lucas will forever have a special place in my heart. The mold was truly broken after he was created. Well, that’s just my opinion but he was amazing. Not only was Lucas perfect with his looks and physique, he was well-mannered, patient, loyal, considerate, friendly, generous, loving and absolutely genuine with his care of Natalie’s baby. This book also had a ton of laughter. As I said earlier, “The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby” has all the “feels.” Absolutely all of them!
So yes, I would recommend this book if you are looking for a steady-paced, feel good, heartwarming romantic story. And what makes it even better is that it takes place over Christmas time.