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Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Spikes & Spurs #6)

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She's got her eyes on the prize...

Gemma O'Donnell wasn't the first woman to win the ProRodeo buckle for bronc riding, but she was damn well going to be the second. What she didn't count on was her main competition sweeping her off her feet.

He'll do whatever it takes to win...

Trace Coleman isn't really after a title - he needs the cash prize to buy his dream ranch. But one
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2012)
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Susan
Dec 28, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Fun book to read. Gemma has put her hairdresser career on hold to follow a dream. She wants to be the second woman to win the title for bronc riding and take home the prize money. She'll then buy herself some land, start her own ranch, and find that cowboy and baby that's been predicted for her. She's doing very well, with only one other competitor really in her way.

Trace also has a dream. He wants to win enough money to buy his uncle's ranch. But in this series of rodeos he's in a fight for fir
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5 Stars

There are many things I can count on from Carolyn Brown story. I’m assured of getting smart-talking women, hot sexy cowboys and witty dialogue between the sexes. Carolyn Brown’s latest in the Spikes and Spurs series, Just a Cowboy and His Baby, is no exception and is true to form for this author. I love this series! I love returning to Ringgold, Texas and getting another chance to visit with the O’Donnell family and their friends and nei
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Joelle
Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Spikes & Spurs #6)
by Carolyn Brown


5 stars

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One determined, hell-on-wheels cowgirl. One equally determined, sexier-than-hell cowboy. One innocent baby, who suddenly takes center stage and everybody's priorities are suddenly up for grabs.

With a young baby dropped in his lap, bronco rider Trace Coleman's world is turned upside down. Suddenly, Gemma O'Donnell, his stiffest competition on the rodeo scene, is now the one person who
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

Anything you can do, I can do better... or at least when it comes to bronc riding.

I know when I read a book by Carolyn Brown, I'm in for a treat. The writing flows and the words leap from the pages. I'm immersed in the world of the characters and tend to finish the book in one sitting. The same was the case for Just a Cowboy and His Baby. I devoured this book in what seemed like no time at all and thought about the characters after I
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Blodeuedd Finland
In this Brown novel it's Gemma who gets her shot at love. She is a bronc rider and is competing for the grand prize. She is tough as nails and wont anyone walk over her, in this manly world. But she is also kind, and yes sassy.

In comes hunky Trace, of course she has checked him out and he her. But he is her most fierce competition so no chance of anything happening. But who am I kidding, of course something will happen. These two will spend months travelling the same roads, going to the same pla
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Shirley Frances
2.75 stars

This book failed to live up to my expectations. I love cowboys as heroes and feisty heroines, but there was something int the story that did not feel right.

Gemma is a determined young woman who will stop at nothing to win. She doesn't have time for a relationship, much less with Trace, a fellow competitor, who renders her silly at just the sight of his grin. Trace, likewise, doesn't want to get involved with Gemma, but every time he looks into her mossy green eyes, he can't help himsel
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Lisa (Fic Talk)

This was so lame. I'm so sorry that I wasted an entire day on this.

Sometimes I judge a publishing house on the calibre of books that they put out, and this is why it has surprised me that a book at this writing level was published by Sourcebooks. It was actually rather shocking.

I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings or jar them into a crying fit or something. I'm just being sincerely honest here and saying that I did not enjoy this at all.

For me it all boils down to the writing. The storyline I
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Jenn Scranton
Mar 11, 2014 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it
Another fun book in the series, but at times a little slow. I found myself saying "where is the baby?!?!?!!?"


The competition between these bronc riders is what made this book.


My only WTF moment was how everyone under-reacted from someone drugging her drink.... Holy crap! That's a pretty big deal!
Melissa
Mar 09, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Just a Cowboy and his Baby
By Carolyn Brown

Blurb:
She's got her eyes on the prize...

Gemma O'Donnell wasn't the first woman to win the ProRodeo buckle for bronc riding, but she was damn well going to be the second. What she didn't count on was her main competition sweeping her off her feet.

He'll do whatever it takes to win...

Trace Coleman isn't really after a title - he needs the cash prize to buy his dream ranch. But one sexy, determined cowgirl keeps getting in his way. In his effort to take her
...more
Ani Gonzalez
Oct 15, 2013 Ani Gonzalez rated it really liked it
Cute book. Great rodeo atmosphere. The conflict is very mild and the baby trope is a bit of an afterthought, but the characters are funny and endearing. A very fun read.
Alyssa  *Tyrahnny*
Dec 20, 2015 Alyssa *Tyrahnny* rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Carolyn Brown made it again: she made me fall in love
with an other cowboy.

The second book in this series (called Red's hot cowboy)
was my first cowboy romance and it was
love at first reading. Now come Holiday's
season I always tell my sister I want a cowboy for
Christmas (a thing I share with the heroine since
it's the one "item" she put in her Christmas
list).

I could tell that Carolyn Brown is the queen
of banter and she writes sweet and witty flirting
like no others. But if you've ever read on
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Lana
Oct 07, 2014 Lana rated it liked it
This was a cute read. I loved all the behind the scenes details of riding in the rodeo. I loved the slow burn of the relationship between the h/h. There were parts of the story that were predictable, and the titular baby took nearly three-quarters of the book to arrive. After that, things seemed to move faster, and I felt like suddenly the h/h were these perfect people who had no trouble whatsoever adjusting to the sudden appearance of a baby in the midst of their rodeo riding. The end was a bit ...more
Wminbc
Aug 29, 2012 Wminbc rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Gosh those sweet cowboys are lovely!
Linda
Aug 15, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
This was a true romance book from the very beginning. Gemma O'Donnell had a dream of being the second woman to win the ProRodeo buckle for bronc riding. She had been raised on a ranch and knew all there was about ranching but she bought her own beauty salon because that was also something she really enjoyed. While on the rodeo circuit she met Trace Coleman who stole her heart between their constant badgering each other. Their lives were busy and exciting and full of surprises. This is a fun read ...more
Mason
Dec 18, 2012 Mason rated it it was amazing
One of the many things I enjoy about author Carolyn Brown’s writing is the way she shares families with you.

Brown gives family members zany and fun personalities you can’t help but love and want to know better. Then she branches the families out giving individual members their own story and ties many of the families together through friendships and marriage making for one big, happy family.

JUST A COWBOY AND HIS BABY is a fun example of bring two of these families together.

Gemma O’Donnell has a g
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Amy Jacobs
Jan 16, 2013 Amy Jacobs rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-own
Alright, I am just going to put this out there. I am at my breaking point with Cowboy romances. Why do they have to be so cliched? I am usually a fan of author Carolyn Brown, but lately they have just gone downhill in my opinion.

I couldn't bring myself to care what happened to either of the characters or the plot. The story itself was stalled in some parts and then rushed in other areas. Of course since it is a cowboy romance, the romance is set in a rodeo setting. Can't we just have a cowboy ro
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Rhonda
Dec 04, 2012 Rhonda rated it liked it
Just A Cowboy and his Baby by Carolyn Brown,
3 STARS
I like the plot and the characters Just A Cowboy and his baby. Did not like the swearing and all the sex and sex talk. Thier was a lot of this story I just skipped over. I liked the humor. That Gemma was riding bronks in the rodeo. Thing that made me mad was the guy putting the drug in the drink.
Gemma O'Donnell is a hair dresser who just started riding full time as a rodeo Bronc
riding. Her goal is to be the second bronc riding champion. Gemma c
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Debra Taylor
Aug 20, 2012 Debra Taylor rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC courtesy of my friends at Netgalley & Sourcebooks.

This is one hot & spicy cowboy romance with loads of laughs. Wonderfully talented author Carolyn Brown scores another hit with " Just A Cowboy & His Baby ", the sixth entry in her Spikes & Spurs series. The story features sassy cowgirl Gemma O'Donnell & sexy cowboy Trace Coleman.
These two rodeo rivals hook up on the road to rodeo fame. But when an old flame drops an early Christmas present in Trace's lap
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Aislynn
Gemma is one tough cowgirl; the only woman in the bronc riding competition. She’s spunky, sexy and one hell of a rider and keeps all the boys on their toes.

One of the great things about Gemma that I liked, was that she’s been in all the Spikes & Spurs books so far. She’s sister to the O’Donnell boys, who we’ve met in “Love Drunk Cowboy” – Rye, “Darn Good Cowboy Christmas” – Raelyn. Along with all the friends we meet along the way.

Trace and Gemma are quite the pair. They are stiff competitio
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Ellie
Sep 18, 2012 Ellie rated it it was amazing
Just a Cowboy and His Baby, Spikes & Spurs #6, by Carolyn Brown
Grade: A-

“That’s not kinky. That’s plain old cowboy sex.”

Just a Cowboy and His Baby has been a book that I have been dying to get my hands on. As a huge fan of the Spikes & Spurs series I was a little disappointed with the last instalment but with Gemma and Trace I got everything a fan could want. Gemma is part of the O’Donnell family from Ringgold, Texas that most of the series has focused on and I have been wanting Gemma’s
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Ni_kii
Dec 19, 2012 Ni_kii rated it liked it
Shelves: cowboys, annoyed-me
Really 2.5 Stars

Posted at http://scorchingbookreviews.blogspot....

I had such high expectations for this book. You all know that I ADORE cowboy books and this one had such an interesting premise. I loved the thought of this feisty woman, riding against all the men in a rodeo and kicking their asses. I loved that she would fall in love with her biggest competitor. I didn’t know where the hell the baby fit in from title, but I fricking love baby tropes..... Unfortunately, the premise was much bette
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Crystal
Nov 12, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
This review was first posted at Reading Between The Wines

Gemma O'Donnell is a bronc riding, cowgirl tough hair dresser with guts and something to prove. She's determined to win that million dollar purse in Las Vegas and show the Pro Circuit that she's got what it takes to win in a male driven field. However, she's got this sexy cowboy trying to throw her off her track with his flirty comments and supposedly innocent touches. Trace Coleman is driving her crazy in lust, and eventually the two stri
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Dawn
Feb 01, 2016 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Gemma is a sassy character and Trace is one hot cowboy but very sweet. They are in a bronc riding atmosphere and against each other. Both are strong people. Then a one night fling (Trace had) ends up bringing a baby into the world and the woman doesn't want the child so she drops it off at a competition in Traces lap. Gemma helps him take care of the beautiful baby. And in the end they get married
Gomita Monsta
Dec 10, 2012 Gomita Monsta rated it it was amazing
Shelves: moi-faves
Ok there's Gemma O,Donnell and Trace Coleman


Gemma wants to win the Bull riding contest because she wants to be in 1st place


Trace Coleman wants to win because he wants to buy his uncles's ranch from him even tho his uncle is giving it to him for free.


Gemma and Trace meet during the competition and soon sparks start flying and they hook up then there's Ava Trace's ex gf.. She cheats on him with her fiance and end up getting pregnant by him (Trace) then she dumps the baby on him and he and Gemma h
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Lisa Grantham
Jan 18, 2013 Lisa Grantham rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-books
I haven't written a review for the others in this series but I had to after reading a bad one for this book. Some books need to be read in order & honestly I think that is why I enjoyed this one so much. I have seen Gemma grow into the person that she is now, I understood the background, I knew what the family was talking about and because if all of those things I truly enjoyed this one. I have no clue if other reviewers have done the same or not but if it is a latter book in a series I thin ...more
Melinda
Feb 22, 2013 Melinda rated it really liked it
I loved this latest one by Carolyn Brown, A Cowboy and his Baby. It was sweet and romantic how Trace juggles fatherhood and a man in love with a woman. Gemma is totally opposite of him in some ways scary how she completes him in every way from riding, passion to even being a stand in mother at some times. The chemistry between them is instant and only takes a matter of time before they can’t get separated. I loved that Carolyn Brown not only showed us these two main characters but also secondary ...more
Nicky
Mar 08, 2014 Nicky rated it liked it
Pretty cute story. The baby took a long time to make it's appearance, though. And there wasn't the expected baby drama that I was looking for, so that was disappointing. But it was a cute story overall.
Cori Bowser
Dec 30, 2012 Cori Bowser rated it it was amazing
This book, just like the others in the series, kept me interested. I love reading every addition to this series that Brown adds. Unlike a couple others, this story was not about a new girl to the town that had inherited property from an elder family member. We have already met, know of, and have grown to love Gemma from the first time we heard of her. The ither character, Trace Coleman, was new to the story, and I liked that for a differect aspect added to the series. The delivery of the unexpec ...more
Kenderly
Oct 27, 2014 Kenderly rated it really liked it
Carolyn Brown is the Queen of Country books ! You will laugh, cry and maybe even cuss a little . Fantastic and fun read !
Shannon
Jan 27, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, e-reads
Finally Gemma's story! While I kind of wanted to see her with Ace in the last couple of books, I think her HEA is just right this way too. And I like Trace but again would have liked to see his character more flushed out. It seems the author focuses much more on the female characters in this series. And I felt the ending was too soon. I liked how the beginning of the story was paced and then it's as if the author had to finish the book in 8 seconds (pun intended). Still I am looking forward to D ...more
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