Friday, July 19, 2013

Billion Dollar Cowboy (Cowboys & Brides) by Carolyn Brown

A Billionaire Can Buy Anything...

Colton Nelson was twenty-eight years old when he won the Texas Lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. Now he's desperate to keep the gold diggers away. It shouldn't be too hard to find a pretty girl and hire her to pretend to be his one-and-only.

Or Can He?

Laura Baker's got mixed feelings about this--she's on the ranch to work, not to be arm candy. On the other hand, being stuck for a while in the boondocks with a gorgeous cowboy isn't half-bad.

What neither Colton nor Laura expects are the intensely hard lessons they have to learn about the real cost of love...

Carolyn Brown’s Billion Dollar Cowboy,  is a sweet love story. It features Colton Nelson, the young Texas Lottery winner whose unexpected windfall allows him to realize his dream of owning his own ranch. With hard work and good people at his side, he manages to turn a stroke of luck into a billion-dollar business.  Then along comes Laura Baker -- in need of employment and with a few sketchy family members in tow – of course, the usual suspicions arise about her intentions and merit.  Laura eventually assumes the role of Colton’s “love interest , devised to keep the money hungry hordes away.  A real romance blossoms and the rest is history.
Billion Dollar Cowboy was a banal story with very few challenges that veteran romance readers would expect in a romance novel. The sometimes absurd situations designed to keep the true soul mates apart – the conflict and yearning the romance genre delivers in spades – are noticeably absent from this book. It is these extreme highs and lows that capture readers and encourages them to struggle alongside the characters and root for their ultimate happiness. Billion Dollar Cowboy does not offer that emotional roller coaster  but is never-the-less a sweet (though only slightly bumpy) ride into the happily ever after.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Carla

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