Just a Cowboy and His Baby
(Spikes & Spurs #6)
by Carolyn Brown
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley
One determined, hell-on-wheels cowgirl. One equally determined, sexier-than-hell cowboy. One innocent baby, who suddenly takes center stage and everybody's priorities are suddenly up for grabs.Goodreads
With a young baby dropped in his lap, bronc rider Trace Coleman's world is turned upside down. Suddenly, Gemma O'Donnell, his stiffest competition on the rodeo scene, is now the one person who can help him. She's already resisting his sexy smile and even sexier swagger, but she can't resist a baby. When it comes down to it, only one can win, but is winning more important than love and family?
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Crystal L's Thoughts:
Gemma O'Donnell is a bronc riding, cowgirl tough hair dresser with guts and something to prove. She's determined to win that million dollar purse in Las Vegas and show the Pro Circuit that she's got what it takes to win in a male driven field. However, she's got this sexy cowboy trying to throw her off her track with his flirty comments and supposedly innocent touches. Trace Coleman is driving her crazy in lust, and eventually the two strike up a friendship after he rescues her from an ill fate when Gemma is drugged at a dance. That friendship leads to ridin' of a different kind when they're not trying to last their eight second ride on the back of a horse. Even as feelings develop the two struggle with their worries over winning the purse in Las Vegas, and if the other is just trying to use the sexual relationship to trip up the other into making a mistake in the arena.
While trying to work through their feelings a baby is dropped unexpectedly into Trace's lap from a one night stand he had a while back and then regretted. Trace is terrified of loosing Gemma, and clueless as to what to do with a baby. Will Gemma stick by his side when he needs her more than ever? Or will Gemma cut him loose for a carefree life in the arena riding broncs?
I liked the feisty Gemma. Not every woman is cut out to try and make it in men's fields, but you sure as hell have to love the ones who are! Gemma is one of those women. Trace is a sensitive, sexy cowboy that if possibly existed in real life would have to worry about my watching him strut in tight fittin' jeans while I drooled. Alas, Trace isn't real, so you'll just have to read this book and enjoy him there instead. It's a four wine glass toast to Just A Cowboy and His Baby, and I know sure as shootin' that you tough cowgirls are gonna melt for both the cowboy and the baby.
Rating: 4 Wine Glasses