Jane Day is on the run from a former fiancé who’s out to kill her. 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…
Titles in the Lucky series include: Lucky In Love – One Lucky Cowboy – Getting Lucky –
Title: One Lucky Cowboy
Series: Lucky #2
Author: Carolyn Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: original 2009, March 6, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 3 stars
One Lucky Cowboy falls into that “good story” area for me. While I enjoyed it, for the most part, there were times that I frankly was a bit frustrated. In the end, the enjoyed this story part of me won out, but it was close. This story is a reissue – there is absolutely nothing wrong with re-releasing a book again, let me make that opinion clear. I simply realized that I had read this story years ago.
Jane is certainly a spitfire, and that is putting a nicer name on some of her actions. She’s on the run from a very bad situation so it’s understandable that she’s not too trusting of anyone. Yet the bantering between Jane and Slade often comes off as simply mean and rude. I also, quite honestly, had an issue with the appearance of making light of a drinking problem. I “got” what was intended, but the jokes were grating on something so serious, in my own opinion.
In the end, there were parts of Slade and Jane’s story that I truly enjoyed, other parts no so much. I’m going to go with a good book rating which is kinda in the middle because that’s how I feel about One Lucky Cowboy – kinda in the middle of liking and not. Remember, this is my personal opinion, your reaction may be quite different – the only way to know is to read this one for yourself and make up your own mind.
*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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