LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Carolyn Brown has an expected publication date of September 26th, 2017 by Forever and is a contemporary romance novel. A heartwarming holiday read from USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown. Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That’s exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in?
Before he knows it, they’re stringing Christmas lights and decorating the tree… and he’s having the time of his life. But after everything he’s been through, Nash knows this kind of happiness doesn’t last. Kasey Dawson thought she’d never get over the death of her husband. Nash, with his strong hands and infinite patience, is stirring something she hasn’t felt in a long time. Kasey knows the sexy cowboy isn’t telling her everything about this past, though. And she refuses to risk heartbreak all over again. But her kids have a plan of their own: Nothing will keep them from having a real family again-even if it takes a little help from Santa himself.
About the author: New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal best selling author, Carolyn Brown has sold almost three million copies of her novels and presently writes both women’s fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title and contemporary series. She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young. For a complete listing of her books (series in order) check out her website
My thoughts: I had to read LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS after reading the first book in The Happy, Texas Book Series, The Toughest Cowboy in Texas. What can be better than a cowboy for Christmas? Especially a sexy hot cowboy like Nash. This book takes up where the first book left off with the wedding of Brody and Lila but centers around Kasey, the youngest of the Dawson siblings. She moved back to the ranch with her three kids after the death of her husband. Kasey is lost and depressed, but with the help of her brothers, Brody and Jace she manages to make it through the day. When Nash moves into the ranch next door all sorts of drama starts. Kasey and Nash have instant chemistry that everyone notices right away. Kasey shows just how neighborly and hardheaded she can be after an accident involving Nash, a dog, and a cat stuck in a tree. Nash suffers from PTSD and Kasey who was married to a military man knows exactly what to do to help. This book is full of love, hope, sadness, grief, friendship, and second chances. The characters are unforgettable with backstories that help to explain and mesh with the overall story. The setting takes place in Happy, Texas which is a small town with people who always know what is going on. The gossip mill travels at the speed of light in this tiny town. Brown has really created a truly remarkably cowboy romance novel that will leave you wanting more. While this is the second book in the Happy, Texas Series it can be read as a standalone novel. I highly recommend this romance novel.