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Red's Hot Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs #2)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  1,393 Ratings  ·  81 Reviews
He wasn't looking for trouble...

But when the cops are knocking on your door, trouble's definitely found you. And this is where Wil Marshall finds himself after checking in to the Longhorn Inn. It could all be a big mistake, but Wil's not getting much sleep. Then the motel owner-who is drop dead gorgeous and feisty to boot-saves him from an even worse night behind bars. Now
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Published (first published August 1st 2011)
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Oct 22, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really fun book. When Pearl inherited her aunt's motel she quit her fancy banking job and moved to Henrietta to run it. She's full of ideas of how she wants to make it better once she's learned a bit more about the business. On Christmas Eve an ice storm knocks out power to half the town and her motel fills up quickly. She rents the last room to Wil Marshall and his dog. He's really hot, but looks like a bad boy to her and she's had her fill of those and tells herself to keep her distance. It on ...more
Jenn Scranton
Jan 10, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love me an 'aww shucks' cowboy. Our boy Wil Marshall was the real deal! As Pear had said,
"Can't have one of those guys who are all boots and no cattle!"

This was a fun, fairly angst-free read. I kept expecting some suspense but none came. No worries! It was hot and sweet and I loved the fact that it was actually written in a backwoods country way.

What started this country romance?

A power outage.
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A crazy dog.

A crazier, lazier cat.

An "almost" arrest.

A fall down the stairs.
"I hear
Nov 20, 2011 Aly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Maybe I haven't read enough cowboy's books but this one felt different to me from all the romance novels. Very good diffence.

I admit I picked this book coz I thought the cover was really pretty. My eyes made a really good choice :p I had the kind of feeling I sometimes get from books. The one when I think: "I'll either adore this book or I'll totally hate it." Well... I liked it even more than I thought. Add with chocolate cake, this one was just the perfect date. Made me want to move to Texas,
Blodeuedd Finland
More a 3,75

This one can be read as a stand alone even if it is in a series. We met Pearl and Wil briefly in book 1 and in this book they meet each other for the first time.

This book is just sweet as butter on fried chicken, oh wait, that wasn't a good one, I am not good at creating these sayings. Brown just this way with words in the book but I am not as good as her. And I love those sayings! This book just makes me want to get a cowboy of my own, listen to country music (which I have started t
Wendy Hines
Jul 01, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woohoo! I was so excited when I received Carolyn Brown's new book to review! I love her writing and her books are awesome! Those cowboys just get me excited.

Katy Pearl Richland 'Pearl' is a party girl. But when her aunt passes away and bequeaths everything to Pearl, she doesn't waste much time leaving the big city for a small town. She's new new owner of The Loghorn Inn motel and it may be run-down, but Pearl has some ideas. She loves owning her own business but she doesn't like the fact she doe
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

He wasn't looking for trouble...
But when the cops are knocking on your door, trouble's definitely found you. And this is where Wil Marshall finds himself after checking in to the Longhorn Inn. It could all be a big mistake, but Wil's not getting much sleep. Then the motel owner—who is drop dead gorgeous and feisty to boot—saves him from an even worse night behind bars. Now he owes her one, big time.

...But Trouble comes in all shapes and sizes
Pearl never wanted that run-down motel, but her aunt d
A pretty good story with likeable characters. Parts of it dragged, though, with a lot of interaction with relatives and supporting characters that didn't add a thing to the story line. The author throws in a lot of colloquial speech which really doesn't add that much to the plot. I got really tired of reading present participles that ended with "in'". The dialogue is also full of colloquialisms and just plain bad grammar -- lots of ain'ts, done goods, me ands. I guess it's supposed to add local ...more
Sandy M
Aug 28, 2011 Sandy M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, western
Carolyn Brown and I have done a back-and-forth dance through her books that can rival the Cotton-Eyed Joe. I usually enjoy her characters. Her humor is down-home. The storyline concepts she envisions are fun. But after reading five or six of Ms. Brown’s books, they’re starting to sound the same. Red’s Hot Cowboy hits each of these points straight on, no deviation at all.

While Pearl, aka Red, a name she despises, is feisty and pretty much knows her own mind and does what she wants, she’s also a l
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Oct 03, 2011 Book Binge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so I'm into cowboys right at the moment and that is just the way it is! I never thought I would be--there have been many years when I looked at an American historical or contemporary "Western" novel and just shuddered. No way, no how! Just give me another gorgeous Regency historical and I'll be a happy camper, or so I said. Yet I find myself enjoying American historicals more and more and as well as gravitating toward those tall, broad-shouldered, dark, handsome, mysterious cowboy types. Go ...more
Jan 16, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing
Pearl Richland hat einen gutbezahlten Job bei einer Bank in der Großstadt und ist ein echtes Partygirl. Doch dann stirbt ihre Großtante Pearlita und hinterlässt ihr das Longhorn Inn Motel in Henrietta, Texas. Ihre Mutter ist entsetzt als sie ihren Job kündigt und in die Kleinstadt aufs Land zieht um das Motel zu übernehmen. Es ist altmodisch und es ist etwas Arbeit nötig aber Pearl ist zu allem entschlossen.

Als an Heilig Abend im Umkreis der Strom ausfällt, beschert ihr das ein volles Haus. Der
Aug 22, 2011 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Red’s Hot Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
Western – Aug. 1st, 2011
4 stars

Pearl Richland gave up a banking job in Oklahoma to take over her late aunt’s inn located in the town of Henrietta, Texas. But thing perk up when on Christmas day, a good looking cowboy checks in. Wil Marshall lives and works in a ranch nearby. Unfortunately, the whole town’s electricity blacked out including Wil’s ranch. The only place with power is Pearl’s Inn. Everything about Wil Marshall practically screams ‘bad boy,’ but Pearl
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Pearl Richland has given up her job as a loan officer in a large bank, and has decided to run the motel her great aunt Perlita left her in her will. She's tired of watching other people pursue their dreams and has decided it's her turn. She's enjoying running the hotel, even if it does leave her tired and with no time to go out and have fun. A winter storm knocks the power out in the next city over, and suddenly her little motel is full. The last guest to check in, Wil Marshall, is one handsome ...more
Katy Pearl Richland quits her job as a banker and retires her party hat when her aunt Pearlinda leaves her an old hotel that resembles the one out of the movie Psycho.

Red’s Hot Cowboy is the first book that I’ve read by Carolyn Brown, though I do own all of her other books. I really didn’t know what to expect. A bit of steam and a hot cowboy is normally always a good story but something got left out of this one. Pearl is a likeable character. She is strong, willful, and independent and has a sas
Red’s Hot Cowboy is the second book in the Spikes & Spurs series by Carolyn Brown and a Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

He wasn’t looking for trouble...

Wil Marshall is only looking for a place to stay after a winter storm knocks out the power at his ranch. The sexy cowboy never imagined he’s get entangled in a murder investigation - or that events will ignite irresistible passion between Wil and the motel’s fiery proprietress...

But trouble was looking for them both...

Pearl Ric
Laura Summers
Reviewed for (7 out of 10 on the blog)

'Red's Hot Cowboy' is a fun, hot, contemporary romance. Pearl has given up her banking job and partying lifestyle in the city to run the 1950s motel her aunt has left her. On Christmas Eve, hoping for a quiet night, a storm and local power cut gives her a full house and leads the police to her door.

It's a case of mistaken identity for Wil Marshall who somehow finds himself in handcuffs at Christmas after a night's stay at Pearl's motel
Aug 19, 2011 Mason rated it it was amazing
Much of the US has been experiencing near record breaking or above temperatures so now’s the time to relax with a good book set during cooler weather.

Reading one of author Carolyn Brown’s books always gives me the feel of warmth, friendship and family. While Brown’s latest release, RED’S HOT COWBOY, begins during the Christmas holidays make no mistake there’s plenty of heat when the cowboy and the entrepreneur tangle.

When her great-aunt Pearlita died and left her the Longhorn Inn, Pearl Richlan
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Rough and ready cowboy meet one sassy motel owner. Toss in a mystery or two and you've got the makings of a great story, Red's Hot Cowboy by Carolyn Brown. This is one of those books you won't want to miss.

I will warn, there are a lot of characters, but as per Ms. Brown's style, it's like reading about a gigantic extended family. Everyone is important to the story and I couldn't leave any of them out. But I'm going to focus on the he
Oct 27, 2012 Nell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Carolyn Brown book I’ve read. And, of course, because it’s me, I picked the second book in a series to read first. However, it was a really good book. I laughed nearly through the whole thing. It was a typical romance, lovely, funny, full of dates, and good feelings. There was a little sadness in a few parts of it, but it was really a wonderful read. I haven’t read a simple romance in a long time, and this one was a fun one. I think my favorite line in the whole book was when P ...more
Aug 14, 2011 BecksBookPicks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
: I have always been a fan of Carolyn Brown's work. They are light reads that let you take a plunge into a world of hot cowboys and strong women. In this one we got to meet Pearl and Wil who are instantly attracted to one another. One thing in this book I really enjoyed was the talk between these two. It isn't something you usually experience a whole lot of in books. This couple would talk on the phone and really brought me back to my years of dating my husband and the way you explored one anoth ...more
Dec 26, 2011 drey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
drey’s thoughts:
Carolyn Brown totally owns the cowboy-romance segment of the market. Seriously. Her heroes are hunky and sexy, and completely droolworthy. Her heroines are beautiful and strong, and total smart-alecks. And her stories will make even the most cynical misty-eyed and wistful. What’s not to love?

Red and Wil continue to fit the mold of Carolyn’s hero and heroine. There are sparks, fights, and fireworks. There are best friends and gossip and good-natured ribbing. There’s always the un
Julie Barrett
Oct 31, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Red's Hot Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
Pearl rescued Will Maxwell from the police that dragged him away. He in return paid for lunch and also helped her clean the bathrooms and did laundry the next day after everybody left the inn. It was Christmas day and they were invited to his friends house.
She had inherited the inn from her aunt and was earning a decent living.
He was a bad boy and she had to keep her distance from him at all costs.
She hired Lucy when she saw the condition she arrived in. Lucy was
Jul 29, 2011 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
This is a quirky, sassy, and delightful read. In this story Pearl "Red" inherits her aunts motel the Longhorn Inn and quits her exec. bank job to run it. Wil Marshall is a ruggedly handsome rancher who loves to go toe to toe with Pearl any chance he gets. They both have insecurities that threaten to end the budding relationship before it starts but the author manages to balance the storyline keeping you both entertained and wanting more all at the same time. Also introduced in this story is Lucy ...more
Dec 29, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Red’s Hot Cowboy
by Carolyn Brown
When a holiday ice storm causes power outages, the Longhorn Inn becomes the only place to stay. Pearl wanted out of the rat race and into a job she loved. As owner of the Longhorn Inn, she enjoyed being her own boss, until the ice storm brings trouble to her door.

Wil Marshall is a hot cowboy who never wanted to get involved with anyone, let alone a feisty redhead but sparks fly between the two.

I loved the small town feel of Ms. Brown’s story. Her characters were
Jul 26, 2011 Wminbc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboys
Ahhhhh...Gosh these two kids are cute!!!! I will have the review up on sometime soon, but I just have to say that I am just sweet on this Spikes and Spurs series! My sister in law read the the first (after I thrust it into her hand and demanded she read it before her beloved HR books) and she to loves the series.

I thought this one didn't come out until September...but bam! There is was in the Chapter's yesterday...despite having 6 other books to read I had to get it...I LOV
A great followup to Love Drunk Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs, #1) by Carolyn Brown. This book is about Pearl, aka Red (but only by Wil), a fiesty redhead finding her hot cowboy. What's not to love. They were a great couple who went together very well. A great side character was Lucy, an abused woman who escaped her husband. Pearl hired her to help at the motel she inherited from her great Aunt.

I will definitely continue with the series (currently have all of them requested at library) and hopefully Lucy gets her own book, or at least he story developed m
Aug 17, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book completely changed my opinion about Carolyn Brown. I loved Will and Pearl from the beginning. I have never laughed so hard reading. It was hilarious from beginning to end. You've got Pearl who inherits an old motel and not long after in comes Will. He is sexy and is just irrestible. I would recommend this to anyone. This is not an overly sexed out book but it does has some steam. The main draw of this book for me is the funny. It is a feel good read that will leave you feeling good.
No stars. This is the worst book I ever read. It's even worse than Atonement. I kept waiting for a story. But there was no story, no plot. There was only random events in the life of a motel owner. I sure don't want to read the first of this series or any others that will come along. I'm not even sure why or how it was ever published. Oh, and it's total fantasy. No one behaves the way the main couple does in real life. It's the same as guys writing in to Dear Penthouse. Boring and unbelievable.
Diah Didi
Now that I got familiar enough with Carolyn Brown's writing, I enjoyed reading this one better than the first book. Maybe it's also because there weren't much self-talk/inner-self-talk in this second book.
I love Pearl character, but I love Wil's even better. I loved their relationship but after couple of pages. At least after Pearl came to Wil's house. I couldn't stop grinning when Wil got to visit Pearl's family. I loved the part when Pearl talked with her mom, her granny and aunt Katie. Especi
Laura Breck
Jun 12, 2012 Laura Breck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very nice read. Red owns a motel, and her hot cowboy rents a room. Due to a mix-up, she must rescue him, and that's where the sexy, romantic part of the story begins. She also rescues a woman in need of shelter, and I loved that the author chose to include awareness of domestic violence. I couldn't give the book 5 stars because of the head-hopping, which makes the book a little difficult to read, but it's a lovely romance, and I recommend it.
I didn't fall in love with this story as much as I did Love Drunk Cowboy, but it was good. Red if feisty and doesn't take any crap. Wil runs his own ranch and has a case of mistaken identity and is blamed for a murder he did not commit. Red comes to the rescue. From there their romance takes off. A good read for those who like cowboy novels.
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