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DNF 20%I ve read and enjoyed a few Carolyn Brown books over the last few years, but sadly this was not one of them I had no idea this was a reissue of an older book 2009 , but that wouldn t have stopped me from reading, since I ve already enjoyed another in this series Talk Cowboy to Me.No, it was the messy writing and awful characters that did that Too many POV shifts in every scene, new characters being dumped in a heap on my head without any lead up or introductions, time jumps that leav DNF 20%I ve read and enjoyed a few Carolyn Brown books over the last few years, but sadly this was not one of them I had no idea this was a reissue of an older book 2009 , but that wouldn t have stopped me from reading, since I ve already enjoyed another in this series Talk Cowboy to Me.No, it was the messy writing and awful characters that did that Too many POV shifts in every scene, new characters being dumped in a heap on my head without any lead up or introductions, time jumps that leave a lot of stuff out, and that was just in the first few chapters Perhaps this all smoothed out as the book progressed, but I couldn t force myself to get that far.Slade is a massive jerk I get that he s worried for his grandmother, but wow, he s rude, and Jane isn t much better I know she s running from something awful and I should feel sympathy for her, but except for the scene with the little girl and the kittens, I found her too prickly and almost as rude as Slate Both of them need to grow up.That little kid and her father were farinteresting, and I did like Granny Nellie and her sister Ellen too, they were fun What was less fun was the way everyone found Ellen s drink driving habits so hilarious Sorry, but I just can t find that kind of thing funny In all, I guess this book just wasn t for me ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley Free on Kindle, glad I didn t pay for it Uneven at best, it s strangely paced, and the leads are off putting i.e., the banter ain t funny no matter what situation they are in Plus, the author likes to name drop the strangest products and moviesit s like she mixed up her book notes with her shopping list. One Lucky Cowboy Lucky Carolyn Brown A woman on the run A granny with a plan and a suspicious yet attractive man One Lucky Cowboy is not an average Carolyn Brown novel Jane and Lucky are complicated Love may not be on their minds but Granny Nellie make sure is on her agenda Jane has danger on her mind Lucky has suspicion in his heart Nellie has romance on her mind Who will be the victor in the end Ms Brown brings her signature humor to the table while cooking up her own personal ble One Lucky Cowboy Lucky Carolyn Brown A woman on the run A granny with a plan and a suspicious yet attractive man One Lucky Cowboy is not an average Carolyn Brown novel Jane and Lucky are complicated Love may not be on their minds but Granny Nellie make sure is on her agenda Jane has danger on her mind Lucky has suspicion in his heart Nellie has romance on her mind Who will be the victor in the end Ms Brown brings her signature humor to the table while cooking up her own personal blend of intrigue There are times it falls a bit flat on the mystery end, but the romance never misses on charm 2.5 but have to removefor the racism, homophobia, and promotion of drunk drivingI have read enough Carolyn Brown to not at all be surprised by the style Lots of women doing the women s stuff and men being men The fact the MMC Slade knows how to do basic cooking is pretty progressive in Ms Brown s world Slade is a a Luckadeau and lives with his eccentric grandmother who raised him She has brought home Jane to help with the cooking and driving He is worried that Jane is a conning gran 2.5 but have to removefor the racism, homophobia, and promotion of drunk drivingI have read enough Carolyn Brown to not at all be surprised by the style Lots of women doing the women s stuff and men being men The fact the MMC Slade knows how to do basic cooking is pretty progressive in Ms Brown s world Slade is a a Luckadeau and lives with his eccentric grandmother who raised him She has brought home Jane to help with the cooking and driving He is worried that Jane is a conning grandma and in on respect he is right She is untruthful about who she is because she needs somewhere to hide out for 6 weeks Jane and Slade fight a lot and Grandma works hard to push them together In the end it is not grandma s meddling but the two of them running from her dangerous ex that makes them hop into bed with each other As a story it was a bit all over the place and not as relaxing a read as some of her otherrecent books But what made me cringe was the references to people s skin colour only when they were not white Add to that the mocking of one young man by suggesting he is not manly enough and might have needed starch for his wrists That was when I was out ( BOOK ) ☿ One Lucky Cowboy ⚒ Jane Day is on the run from the paid assassin who had been her fianc In Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an old lady who desperately needs someone to work on her ranch But Nellie s drop dead gorgeous grandson Lucky Slade is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away He s determined not to let some upstart like Jane fleece his grannyWhen his signature intimidation methods don t convince Jane to leave, he pours on the charm to make her spill what she s up to She s happy to play along, but she s not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break I have been on the hunt lately for a good solid cowboy series that I could sink my teeth into but so far I m kinda striking out in this trope I don t know if being a southern girl makes me overly picky when it comes to these stories, or if I just haven t found the right fit But this one didn t work for me at all Slade Luckadeau is a moody cowboy, living with his granny and running the Double LL the Luckadeau Ranch It seems that Slade does not have the best taste in women, and he s a li I have been on the hunt lately for a good solid cowboy series that I could sink my teeth into but so far I m kinda striking out in this trope I don t know if being a southern girl makes me overly picky when it comes to these stories, or if I just haven t found the right fit But this one didn t work for me at all Slade Luckadeau is a moody cowboy, living with his granny and running the Double LL the Luckadeau Ranch It seems that Slade does not have the best taste in women, and he s a little bitter and distrusting of gals in general Slade jumped to a lot of wrong conclusions about our heroine, and he was hostile toward her for a good part of the book One thing that he did have going for him he was a pretty good cowboy There was some honest to goodness ranch work happening, not just playing at being a cowboy like I ve seen in some other books And once Slade let go of his hangups, he was a decent hero I just wish there had beencharacter development so I could have gotten into his head a little.Jane Day is a runaway bride and is determined to stay in hiding until her 25th birthday about 6 weeks time in our story She was picked up right off the bus in Ringgold, Texas and taken home by the Luckadeau matriarch and given work as a maid and driver She is full of sass and determined to stay no matter the thoughts of Slade Luckadeau She did work hard and fit well into the ranch life, but I just could not connect with her character She was a bit too prickly for my tastes.The romance in this one was almost in the enemies to lovers realm, with our couple bickering for a good portion of the book Once things do getfriendly, there wasn t much time for relationship building as our couple was on the run What we did get was mostly PG 13 some fade to black action happening off page Overall, I think I just did not prefer this writing style It seemed overly simplistic and trying to hard The over the top southernisms threw me out of the story I mean, I have heard people use the word underbritches before but they were my grandparents age, not a hot young cowboy The only time I find these types of colloquialisms to fit into a story is if its a comedic effect That was not the case here.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca I have big, big problems with this book It took only one chapter for this story to go from pretty good to now I m not so sure how good it is Then things really fell apart.I liked the beginning of this book, meeting the characters, learning about why the heroine is hiding from her fiance I didn t even mind the sniping and snipping between the hero and heroine In the beginning anyway That s another story that will come later The main problem with this book for me that started early is the di I have big, big problems with this book It took only one chapter for this story to go from pretty good to now I m not so sure how good it is Then things really fell apart.I liked the beginning of this book, meeting the characters, learning about why the heroine is hiding from her fiance I didn t even mind the sniping and snipping between the hero and heroine In the beginning anyway That s another story that will come later The main problem with this book for me that started early is the dialogue Most of the time I couldn t picture people speaking the way these characters do A lot of the conversations never read right, sounded stilted and awkward Now, that s not to say there aren t good moments with the dialogue There are A couple even made me chuckle They re few and far between, but they can be found.A part of that problem with dialogue is the aforementioned snipping and sniping Slade Luckadeau I also don t like this last name, but I ll let that go for now doesn t like it one bit that his grandmother picked up a stray, lost woman off the bus and brought her home to work as a cook for the Double L Ranch He thinks she s a con artist Therefore, they don t hit it off very well from the outset and they re constantly at each other, bickering, fighting, snapping, snipping, and sniping At first that s all fine, but this attitude between them lasts througout the book Even after they ve made love another story that I ll get to soon and they ve admitted their attraction to one another It just got old fast Near the end I know the author tried to placate me by having this couple love the bickering between them, that s part of what attracted them to each other Okay, fine, I can live with that But just not practically every line of the book.Now for that lovemaking That didn t happen until the last two thirds of the book And when it did, after waiting all that time for it, for that one pivotal moment when the hero and heroine finally come together in my romance novel, I got hardly anything at all Definitely not the fiery, passionate scene that should have happened between these two after all this time And all that fighting And that s the only love scene in the book Zero sexual tension before or after the deed No romance hardly at all There are maybe a few times that things do get tender between Slade and Jane, but they don t last long because the fighting starts again, just as it did after they made love.There are some good things about this book, despite other problems like constant POV changes I like the storyline of Jane overhearing her fiance s plans, forcing her to run and hide for the next six weeks until her birthday, which is when she takes over the family company and can clean house of the vipers who are trying to get rid of her Even the idea of how she met Nellie, Slade s grandmother, is nicely done Nellie herself and her sister, Ellen, are a hoot most of the time They do a little matchmaking for the couple, but it stops short of being the fun it could have been Despite their bickering, I do like Slade and Jane They re independent, know what they want except when it comes to wanting each other and they know how to have fun I also like the secondary characters in the book, even the villains They re written very well.It s these few good things that kept the review grade from hitting rock bottom There are two other books in the series, and, believe it or not, I d actually like to read one or both of them Why, you ask I d like to read this author without the snapping and biting taking front and center throughout the story The writing is good, along with some good ideas This particular book just wasn t for me, but who s to say her next one isn t.See my complete review at Where to begin.while there are scenes of this book that are amusing and somewhat entertaining, there is a great dealof it that is just plain awful The dialogue is stilted and unnatural What I am assuming is supposed to be banter between the main characters doesn t sound like the way two adults with two brain cells to rub together would talk There are some genuinely amusing moments between Jane and Slade, but then the very next moment, there are inane catfights in parking lots and Wa Where to begin.while there are scenes of this book that are amusing and somewhat entertaining, there is a great dealof it that is just plain awful The dialogue is stilted and unnatural What I am assuming is supposed to be banter between the main characters doesn t sound like the way two adults with two brain cells to rub together would talk There are some genuinely amusing moments between Jane and Slade, but then the very next moment, there are inane catfights in parking lots and Walmarts, no less that make you wonder Who are these people and what Jerry Springer show did they escape from Was the author going for a hardworking salt of the Earth kind of thing with these characters They re wealthy, and they ve got good old fashioned values Not likely Both of the main characters of this book Slade and Jane prove that having money obviously does not give you tact, or knowledge, or class for that matter They argue like middle schoolers Seriously, I was waiting for Jane to tell Slade, I know you are, but what am I The heroine has a few tirades where she says Nobody calls me white trash and I found myself thinking Well stop acting like it And did we really have to read about the lyrics to every song they heard and or danced to Or the plot lines of the films they watched Or the scenes where Jane and Slade dance and the rest of the people present all gather around them to watch and cheer It s the type of thing a pre pubescent girl pictures because she thinks it sounds dreamy, romantic and sweet Then she hopefully grows up and realizes how tacky it all is Honestly, the characters of this book secondary as well as primary prove to be tactless, ignorant, low class, people who are chugging down too much heart stoppin food and massive amounts of liquor, all so they can end up at the wedding ceremony barefoot and pregnant no less and head on over to their double wide trailer.whoooo weeeee Instead of charming, they realong the line of slack jawed yokels that tip toe dangerously close to the line of Deliverance hmmm, there are several references to a pigI m just saying Yikes There s the happily ever after every girl dreams of My favorite characters of the trilogy are Ellen and Nellie Funny old ladies Slade was a bit of an ass and Jane wouldn t put up with that Which is great, I ve noticed a lot of books have a hero that s an ass but still gets the girl to fall for him What s wrong with a nice man I picked up this book solely because it s by Carolyn Brown and I love her books I didn t read the blurb and had no idea what I was getting into What I got was a roller coaster ride that was totally unexpected I went into the book looking a western romance, and while I got that, I also received a very snarky, funny, romantic suspense I was on the edge of my seat, eagerly waiting to see what was going to happen next.If you read my reviews, you know that I give 5 stars quite sparingly So that I picked up this book solely because it s by Carolyn Brown and I love her books I didn t read the blurb and had no idea what I was getting into What I got was a roller coaster ride that was totally unexpected I went into the book looking a western romance, and while I got that, I also received a very snarky, funny, romantic suspense I was on the edge of my seat, eagerly waiting to see what was going to happen next.If you read my reviews, you know that I give 5 stars quite sparingly So that in itself speaks volumes on how much I enjoyed this story Jane and Slade were interesting characters apart, but together ther were just crazy mad sparks flying The way they goaded each other was fun to watch Throw in a couple old ladies and then the reason that Jane is on the run and it was a wild ride.I can t wait to revisit this family and series and have to back track to book 1 and hope that it s as good as this one Well done Ms Brown