Cowboy Bold by Carolyn Brown
Release Day May 29, 2018
With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series.
One city girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?
Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he’s having no luck finding a counselor for the children-until Retta Palmer walks through his door.
Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father’s medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She’s not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who’s her new boss.
After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancée, Cade isn’t sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn’t even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other.
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Cade hopped on the four-wheeler and patted the seat behind him. “Hope you don’t mind riding double. One of our machines is in the repair shop and Levi needed the other one for the day, so that just leaves one.”
“Not at all.” Retta settled down behind him but there was no way possible to keep her knees from touching his thighs. His expression showed no indication that he saw or felt the vibes that she did.
“The ranch is two square miles, a little over twelve hundred acres,” he said. We’ve got most of it cleared and it serves as pasture for our Angus herd. We’ll drive around the fence line first and kill two birds with one stone. You can get the lay of the land and I can make sure all the barbed wire is bull tight.”
A lump formed in her throat as she nodded. Strange how she could go along for several days and think that she was finished with the mourning process and then a phrase could bring back a visual of her father when he was strong and healthy. He used to say that his fences had to be bull tight, and even though their farm was barely a tenth the size of the Longhorn Canyon, he’d always kept things maintained.
They’d only gone a short distance when the vehicle wheel ran over a rock and she instinctively wrapped her arms around Cade to keep from being bounced out into the knee-high pasture grass. With her hands splayed out on his rock hard chest and her breasts smashed against his back, it was no wonder she was instantly breathing hard.
“Better hang on. There’s lots more rough riding,” he yelled over his shoulder.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of fewer than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.
A plaque hangs on her office wall that says I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas. That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.
She has been married almost half a century to a retired English teacher that she calls Mr. B and he does not read her books before they are published because she cannot afford a divorce. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them busy and young.
When Carolyn is not writing she likes to sit in the backyard and watch the two tomcats protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, other cats, spiders and blue jays.