Patience was never one of her virtues. After her SUV runs off the road in the middle of a Texas blizzard and her cell stops working, Claire Mason is about to snap. Getting back home to Oklahoma with her four-year-old niece is top priority. And lucky for her, help comes in the form of a true Texas cowboy…

Levi Jackson has always been a sucker for strays. So he can’t help getting involved when he comes across Claire and her little niece shivering in the cold. By offering them a place to stay until her car is fixed, he can make sure the two are taken care of – and get to know the sassy Claire better.

What starts as something awkward and temporary starts feeling cozier by the minute. And soon Levi is hoping he can convince Claire she has a permanent place in his heart.

Titles in the Longhorn Canyon series include:  Cowboy Bold – Cowboy Honor – Cowboy Brave –

Plus, bonus story “O Little Town of Bramble” by Katie Lane!
All Ethan Miller wants for Christmas is to celebrate in Bramble, Texas, with family and friends. But when his childhood neighbor comes home for the holiday, Ethan realizes that the girl-next-door could be the girl of his dreams.

Title:  Cowboy Honor
Series:  Longhorn Canyon #2
Author:  Carolyn Brown
Genre:  Modern Western Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  September 25, 2018
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing – Forever
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Cowboy Honor is at the heart a very simple, uncomplicated story.  One man who has a soft spot for strays, lives a good and wholesome life, loves the family who has made him one of their own, and couldn’t work a con if his life depended on it… his only real flaw, Levi doesn’t see his own true worth believing that money makes the man not his honor or abilities.  One woman who has never had roots in one place but has them deep emotionally with her family, a woman who has her own skills and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself or her kin, a woman who is practically raising her adorable niece as her brother is deployed again and again… Claire’s flaw she doesn’t believe that she can stick to anyone because she simply doesn’t know how.  Raised a military brat, she knows all too well how to pick up and move on…but she’s about to be given a chance to stay with one amazing man.  Now she has to find the courage to grab something for herself, the man who sees her worth just as she is… the same way that she sees his worth, to her.

I can always count on Carolyn Brown to deliver a Cowboy Romance that showcases men of honor, grit, pride and stubbornness as well as the ladies who capture their hearts.  Cowboy Honor, the second in the Longhorn Canyon series is no exception to that rule.

While Claire may be stuck in a blizzard with a wrecked car, her adorable, precocious niece at her side she’s found them temporary shelter… and she’ll defend it from whoever is outside that door.   Only the man who enters is far from dangerous and offers them shelter from the storm here and at the family ranch for however long is needed.  It doesn’t take long for Claire and Zaylie to be completely comfortable among people who may be strangers but treat them like family.  The spark of attraction and “what if” is there between Levi and Claire from the beginning, yet both have some issues to deal with before their happy ever after can arrive.

You’ll fall in love with one little 4 year old scene-stealer, cheer Levi and Claire on with their romance as they begin to see themselves through different eyes and simply have a fun Christmas season with one amazing family.  I loved this story and would not hesitate to recommend it to any Romance reader who enjoys a fun, flirty, emotional romance that is as simple as snowfall and as complicated as love.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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