Thursday, December 3

Audiobook Review: Cowboy Brave by Carolyn Brown

Author: Carolyn Brown
Narrator: Chelsea Hatfield
Title: Cowboy Brave
(Longhorn Canyon #3)
Genre: Contemporary romance, Western
Format: Audiobook
Published:   January 8th 2019 
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

 Born and raised on a farm, she's worked hard to distance herself from that life, thank you very much. But when the seniors at the nursing home where she works beg for a ranch retreat, she caves and heads up to the Longhorn Canyon spread. With one glance at the sexy cowboy who opens the door, she's suddenly thinking a week with him might not be so bad after all.
Justin Maguire doesn't quite know what to do with the gorgeous woman who shows up on his doorstep. She's all curves and confidence-even after stepping in a cow pile. Too bad she's determined not to fall for a cowboy. But with the help of five nosy, matchmaking seniors, he might just convince her he's worth the risk.

Why can't I live at this ranch too????????

Here we have Justin Maguire and Emily. Emily was born and raised on a ranch but decided that she didn't want that life especially if she is stuck all day at a desk doing paperwork. She has tried to distance herself as much as possible from her previous life, however, when a group of her beloved seniors at the nursing home want to do a ranch retreat, she caves and heads up to Longhorn Canyon. Justin and the ranch agree to this retreat for the group of seniors and the sexy Emily. It is instant attraction, but she is stubborn so with the help of the matchmaking and troublemaking seniors, he might just be able to convince her to give him a shot. 

Gotta love this author. She really knows how to make loveable characters. Esp the Fab 5! They were a hoot. 

I get why Emily would not trust the likes of womanizing Justin. I wouldn't. Emily tall and super curvy and not at all the type Justin normally has sex with. She has enough on her plate and doesn't want to be another notch on his bedpost.

Oh Justin. I grew to love ya. I was worried it would be hard for him to stop being a womanizer, but Emily is worth it for sure. 

Ugh Justin's mother needed a slapping! Sure - it is realistic the MIL-to-be is not going to like the woman their baby boy is with (*cough*trust me I know this personally since I am not my MIL-to-bes favorite person either *cough*). But she really had no basis on why she didn't like Emily. SMH. I honestly feel like it didn't help with the plot if I'm to be honest. 

Besides for the MIL-to-be's issues, there is only a little drama here. It worked. There is an instant lust, but the love does hit them hard and fast without them knowing. I liked it. It worked for them. 

I do feel like Justin changed too quickly. One min he was all MARRIAGE IS FOR THE BIRDS and the next...I MUST HAVE EMILY IN MY BED FOREVER. It seemed too quick. I really think we needed more of a transition for him. 

The narrator was good as she was in the previous one. She does a good job with all the voices. Her old lady voices were hilarious BUT they fit perfect. 

Overall, I was worried about this one since I was not feeling Justin in the previous novels, but I ended up adoring this and Justin. Very cute. I had a couple small meh feelings, but overall, it was good. I'll give this 3 stars. 

- #58 for Audiobook Challenge


Blodeuedd said...

I like all her books :D Cowboys!

Jen Twimom said...

I tried her once and was so-so. Maybe I should try again. Thanks!

Carole Rae said...

B, cowboys are the bessst

Jen, it all depends on what you are in the mood for. I read one or two that I was super MEH about. But then there is this series.