Hot Cowboy Nights by Carolyn Brown Release Date: May 31, 2016 Publisher: Forever Contemporary Romance/Western M/F Book #2 of the Lucky Penny Ranch series Number of Pages: 400 Kindle Edition Source: MCL Rating: R Read 8/11/17 – 8/12/17
I mentioned in my review of the first book of this series that I wasn’t crazy about this author the first time I read a book by her. I was glad that I had given her another shot because I enjoyed Wild Cowboy Ways. I’m happy to report that I liked this story even more. I’m starting to think my first experience with the author was a fluke.
The character of Lizzy was by far not a favorite of mine in the first book. I knew this story would be hers, but I also knew it would be Toby’s. And I wanted to get to know Toby better. Lizzy has some moments where even she is trying to wrestle with her thought process when she was engaged to Mitch. That went a long way to helping me to see another side of her and get to even start liking her at the beginning of this story. By the end I found Lizzy to be fierce (in a good way) and lovely.
Toby cracked me up. I swear, these books about cowboys that don’t want to settle down…it amuses me up. I loved reading his arguments with himself. His heart sure knew he was a goner long before his brain would get on board. I cannot wait until a book that does the same with the character of Deke. I know that man is just a softy at heart with the way he treats all the women in his life.
The chemistry between Toby and Lizzy is off the charts. I can’t tell you how many times I got warm-fuzzies while reading this story. They were really very sweet with each other and they melted my heart. There was a time or two I thought one or the other would fly off the handle about something without talking things through, but that never really happened. Well, once…but Lizzy was really stressed at the time so I can forgive her.
I was hoping that Fiona (the sister we barely know) would be Deke’s kryptonite, but it seems the next story has her pairing off with Jud (the cousin we barely know). That’s okay, I’m coming to trust this author since that initial hiccup. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the tale she weaves.