Love Drunk Cowboy
Book 1 of the Spikes & Spurs series
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: May 1, 2011
Author's website: http://carolynlbrown.com/
Received book from publisher for review.
She's a self-made city girl...
High-powered career woman Austin Lanier suddenly finds herself saddled with an inherited watermelon farm deep in the countryside. She's determined to sell the farm, until her new, drop-dead sexy neighbor Rye O'Donnell shows up...
He's as intoxicating as can be...When Granny Lanier passes away she is sorely missed by her neighbors and friends. But she is missed the most by her granddaughter Austin whom she helped raise. Austin had many fond memories of being with her grandmother and when she attends her funeral she realizes that lots of people had fond memories of her as well. She's also there to tie up all of her grandmother's affairs. Granny Lanier owned a watermelon farm and had a business of selling watermelon wine. When Austin realizes how lucrative Granny's farm is, she decides to get dirty and learn the business of planting watermelons. She gets lots of help from Granny's workers and a neighbor that lives across the street. Rye just so happens to be a hunky cowboy and Austin likes what she sees when getting to know him better. Rye also spent a lot of time with Granny Lanier and knows her watermelon farm very well. He likes Austin and does anything that he can to help her succeed.
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...
Because Rye was traveling a lot for the work that he does, he and Austin spent a lot of time conversing on the phone. I have to say that I really didn't enjoy this. I felt that it there was just too much dialog and I would have preferred if they were able to see each other more in person. I also felt like their relationship lacked heat and there were too many interruptions whenever they wanted to be intimate. Austin thought it was the ghost of her grandmother doing things to stop her and Rye and after a while I became bored with it all.
I did like Austin's spunk and liked how she fit right into the town. She took the initiative to learn about growing the watermellons and how to make the wine. She realized that her grandmother had a great thing going on and realized that she was more like her grandmother than she thought.
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