From Publisher’s Website:

Jane Day is on the run from the paid assassin who had been her fiancé. In Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an old lady who desperately needs someone to work on her ranch. But Nellie’s drop-dead gorgeous grandson “Lucky Slade” is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away. He’s determined not to let some upstart like Jane fleece his granny.

When his signature intimidation methods don’t convince Jane to leave, he pours on the charm to make her spill what she’s up to. She’s happy to play along, but she’s not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break…

My Review:

Even though One Lucky Cowboy was a well written story with interesting characters, I was disappointed in it. Carolyn did a good job of describing life on a working ranch in Texas. But the constant arguing between the main characters bothered me and their romance was very slow to develop. I also did not feel the urgency that the suspense portion of the book should have conveyed. Some of the suspense story line was predictable as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed the grandmother, Nellie, and her sister Ellen. They provided a colorful infusion to the story. I wish I had women like that in my life. I did enjoy the book as I read it, but as a lasting impression, it won’t be a book that will reside on my night stand.

I was shocked to discover that Carolyn Brown does not have a website. According to Sourcebooks Casablanca, she has published over 60 books, but she does not have a website for her books. That seems very strange in the world of personal marketing via the internet.

I give One Lucky Cowboy a 3 Horseshoe rating!

Publication Details:


Carolyn Brown

One Lucky Cowboy
Number of Pages 336
Publication Date October 2009
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 978-1-40222-437-9