Book 1 of Cowboys & Brides
From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang.
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.
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...
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this moving story of a marriage of convenience between a cowboy who has it all…and the woman he could never have enough of.
Cowboys & Brides Series:
Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1)
The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby (Book 2)
The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride (Book 3)
How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4)
Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown:
"An old-fashioned love story told well… A delight."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"Sizzling hot and absolutely delectable."—Romance Junkies
"Funny, frank, and full of heart… One more welcome example of Brown's Texas-size talent for storytelling."—USA Today Happy Ever After
"Alive with humor… Another page-turning joy of a book by an engaging author."—Fresh Fiction
Brown (Just a Cowboy and His Baby) kicks off her Cowboys and Brides series with this sizzling contemporary. Laura Baker has spent her life bailing out her sister Janet, a gambling addict. When Janet runs up a $10,000 debt to loan sharks, distant cousin Andy lends Laura the money to pay it on the condition that she repays the debt by working alongside him on cowboy Colton Nelson's ranch. After winning the lottery, Colton, Andy's best friend, went from being a ranch hand to owner of a large spread almost overnight. The ranch residents cook up a plot, with Colton's reluctant agreement: Laura will pose as Colton's new girlfriend to discourage the hordes of gold-digging women who are pursuing him. But what no one (other than the reader) expects is that the faux romance will turn all too real. Brown navigates the pair's rocky journey from friendship to red-hot sex while imbuing her lively story with lots of heart.