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

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  780 ratings  ·  68 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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Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published (first published August 1st 2011)
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ßk☼lvr
Sometimes, I just love me some good ole sexy, fun, cowboy yeehawing!! ♥



And with Wil...



...I was a goner...♥

Susan
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
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.


A crazy dog.

A crazier, lazier cat.


An "almost" arrest.


A fall down the stairs.
"I hear you were tryin
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SOS Aloha
I never thought I would read, let alone enjoy, a contemporary western. Then again, I never "met" anyone as full of life as Carolyn Brown. I've hosted her twice on my blog without having read her books ... and shame on me. Her joy just jumped off the screen ... a joy I remembered when the opportunity to review RED'S HOT COWBOY came my way.

Like a bucking bronco, Ms. Brown did not disappoint! The red cowgirl boots (plus the red headed city slikcer) on the cover was a clear indication that the story
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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
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Wendy Hines
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
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Alyssa  *Tyrahnny*
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,
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Germaine
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
Sabine
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
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Michelle
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
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Mason
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
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Book Binge
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
Bookaholics
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
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Sandy M
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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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Reviewed by Laura for Book Chick City. 7/10 on the blog.

'Red's Hot Cowboy' was 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. N
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Laura Summers
Reviewed for www.bookchickcity.com (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
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

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
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Nell
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
Samantha
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
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Patti Loves FAB Romance
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
Cindi
Jul 30, 2011 Cindi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
Julie Barrett
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
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BecksBookPicks
: 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
drey
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
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Holly
Likable characters and a fun read. I understand and like when characters have an accent but in this case it was over done and distracting. Pearl was an executive banker with a college degree yet she sounded uneducated, as did many of the other characters. I will likely try another book by this author (after all, I loved The Ladies Room) but it will be awhile before I do.
Melissa
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
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Wminbc
Ahhhhh...Gosh these two kids are cute!!!! I will have the review up on www.nocturnereads.com 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
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elizabeth jones
Erotic Hot Western Style Romance

Well I have to that I really enjoyed the realistic relationship between Pearl and Wil. Also the sexual intensity of their relationship keeps you reading and wanting to figure out what is going to happen next.
Megan
4.5 Stars

Loved #1 in this series and I can say the same for #2.
It was just the type of cowboy read that I like. Cute, fun and of course flirty. No real drama or angst just an all round fun type of read. Loved the characters- all of them!
Jamie
Wil and Red! This was a fun beach book, it was silly and had great humor. I kept reading, she isn't my favorite author but I don't regret purchasing this book. It was a fun read but not something I reread over and over!!
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