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One Lucky Cowboy (Lucky #2)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  1,077 ratings  ·  65 reviews

Jane Day is on the run from the paid assassin who had been her fiancé. 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.


Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sandy M
I have big, big problems with this book. It took only one chapter for this story to go from pretty good to now I’m not so sure how good it is. Then things really fell apart.

I liked the beginning of this book, meeting the characters, learning about why the heroine is hiding from her fiance. I didn’t even mind the sniping and snipping between the hero and heroine. In the beginning anyway. That’s another story that will come later. The main problem with this book for me that started early is the di
Free on Kindle, glad I didn't pay for it--- Uneven at best, it's strangely paced, and the leads are off-putting (i.e., the 'banter' ain't funny) no matter what situation they are in. Plus, the author likes to name-drop the strangest products and's like she mixed up her book notes with her shopping list.
Where to begin....while there are scenes of this book that are amusing and somewhat entertaining, there is a great deal more of it that is just plain awful. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural. What I am assuming is supposed to be banter between the main characters doesn't sound like the way two adults with two brain cells to rub together would talk. There are some genuinely amusing moments between Jane and Slade, but then the very next moment, there are inane catfights (in parking lots and Wa ...more
This might have been a good book and was not without charms--but there were so many things about it that were just so unlikable. First of all, I really didn't like Jane--she kept saying she wasn't white trash , but then behaved like nothing but--really annoying. There seems to be a contest among romance writers lately to see who can come up with the most obnoxious heroine--if Ms. Brown didn't win, she surely made it to the semi-finals. The cat fights with the alpha male's other trashy girlfriend ...more
I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. In fact, I had no idea what to expect when I began it. It looked good, had cowboys, and a woman on the run from an assassin. Seemed interesting. What I ended up with was the cowboys and the assassins, plus so much more.

Quick bit about the story: Jane leaved right before her wedding when she discovers that her fiance is really an assassin hired to kill her before her 25th birthday when she will inherit her family's oil business. She gets off a
My favorite characters of the trilogy are Ellen and Nellie. Funny old ladies. Slade was a bit of an ass and Jane wouldn't put up with that. Which is great, I've noticed a lot of books have a hero that's an ass but still gets the girl to fall for him. What's wrong with a nice man?
At the middle of the book the story line got to be pretty ridiculous. The two stars are for Nellie & Ellen who made me chuckle a couple of times. Good thing it was a free kindle book.
Gwen Hayes
I'm a little upset about all the movie spoiler for Bucket List, which I hadn't seen yet.
Wendy Hines
Ellacyn Jane Hayes is about to have the happiest day of her life. But on the eve before her wedding day, she sees her fiance' making out with his "sister". She also overhears their plans to murder Ellacyn on the honeymoon. Ellacyn knows she needs to hide for six weeks until her twenty-fifth birthday, the day she inherits the family ranch and oil business.

She leaves in the middle of the night and fortune shines down on her hours later at a bus station. Nellie Luckadeau has been wanting to hire s
Shh I'm reading!
I knew this was a Sourcebooks and new that I needed to temper my expectations. Thank goodness I did or who knows the vitriol I'd be spewing, when in reality the tale at least showed promise. Jane/Ellencyn is on the run from her murderous fiance and stepfather, who intend to benefit from her death. She runs and lands on Slade Luckadeau's ranch. It's hate from the start, which can only mean fighting their attraction, despite the interference of well-meaning older relatives. Intrigue and banter sho ...more
Jennah Scott
For whatever reason, I've been on a western contemporary kick. Maybe it's the happily ever after, or the small town feel. I don't know, but thanks to this kick I've discovered Carolyn Brown! I have to say I love her books. The characters are fun and light hearted, very easy to connect to as well. Not to mention the guys are nothing short of dreamy!

ONE LUCKY COWBOY is the second in her Lucky series. The nice thing about these books is you don't have to read them in order. Jane's world is turned u
I really liked the book! I always love a book with a good cowboy in it. Jane is really Ellacyn Hayes but gets off a bus and tells a women she is looking for work and gives the name of Jane Day. She is on the run from a fiance and a relative who want her dead on her honeymoon before she can turn 25 and inherit her family oil company. She finds out the fiance is with a women posing as his sister who is really his accomplis and she runs the day before the wedding. She hires on to a ranch as a cook ...more
I enjoyed this modern day cowboy story with its mix of fun characters, romance, danger and suspense. Jane Day is really Ellacyn Jane Hayes, a runaway bride escaping from the conman/hit man fiancé she has learned is planning to kill her after the wedding. She runs into Nellie Luckadeau at the bus station, who hires her to work as a cook at her cattle ranch, despite the protests of her grandson Slade, who thinks Jane is a shifty character out to dupe his grandmother. Jane just needs to lay low for ...more
Slade Luckadeau is the man of the ranch. He likes it that way. He will not see some woman come waltzing in and make herself at home. Slade doesn’t care if his grandmother invited her to work at the ranch. Slade believes that Jane Day is hiding something and he doesn’t like it. Slade can’t get Jane off the property fast enough.

Jane Day is on the run for her life. She has no where to go but forward. Just her luck, a nice lady invites Jane to come to the ranch. She can stay in exchange for helping
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Free Kindle download. The first couple of chapters were promising, but it sort of went downhill from there. I'm certain the author intended the interaction between the hero and the heroine to be something like teasing banter, or like the sort of passionate arguing between two people sharing a lot of sexual tension for each other, but the execution wasn't there. It came off as a little antagonistic, awkward, and weird, and without any kind of motivation for it either. The result for me was a comp ...more
Kimberly Lewis
This is book two in Ms. Brown’s “Lucky Series” and was my favorite of the three. I found myself laughing out loud during most parts and holding my breath with anticipation during others.

Jane Day is on the run from a hired assassin and takes refuge on a ranch in Texas thanks to an older woman named Nellie, who hires her on as temporary help. Nellie’s grandson Slade Luckadeau on the other hand feels that his grandmother is asking for trouble by bringing home some stranger that they know nothing ab
Layla Darnell
As always Carolyn captures your heart with her sweet and colorful characters. These stories pull on your heart strings and make you genuinely feel for her characters. Hiding out and on the run after finding out her life is in danger Jane finds herself taken in on the Double L ranch and feeling at home for the first time in years. Then meet Slade Luckadeu handsome sexy stubborn cowboy who believes Jane is a con artist and intent on disliking her. Thrown on the run together these two fight like ca ...more
Pretty lackluster. The banter wasn't really banter for much of the book; it came across as simply arguing for argument's sake. And - friends in Texas - is this really how Texans talk? Do Texans not learn proper grammar? Just curious. Jane is supposed to come across as feisty, and simply comes off as juvenile. And there was absolutely no reason for Slade to hate her so much, so why did he?

Complete with stereotyped bottle blondes with a few too many pounds and nasty little children that take after
I would have given this book more start because of the story line - but just could not bring myself to do it. I will start by saying that the "idea" of this book is a good one. The plot would have been good if the author could have not jumped and repeated so much. Actually it got pretty annoying and I don't understand why I didn't just go with my gut and put it down! The language was awful! I don't understand why authors seem to think that they need to use bad language so much, actually I might ...more
Lovely romance. There was action, catfights and ofcourse, steaming relationship. Kept me reading well into the night.
This book is a breath of fresh air on a hot summer day. It is both funny and intriguing,has a flair for the melodramatic, and has some of the most far fetched sayings in it that I have ever read. Example:"Slade's grandmother could have danced a jig in a pig trough hlf full of fermented slop". The two elderly characters in this book are a laugh riot. The book also has some heatfelt verses that makes you catch your breath and bring a tear to your eye. The bantering back and forth between all of th ...more
I would have given this one 4 stars, but the Kindle formatting was pretty bad. Not the worst I've seen, but several words per page would be split into two and there was no spacing between paragraphs so it was kind of fatiguing to read.

The plot and the characters were great though! I loved the action element. While I've never personally found arguing and bickering to fan the flames of desire, it was a great element here and done well. I also enjoyed the glimpse of the previous book's main charact
I got this book free through my Kobo so I figured I give it a shot. I wasn't disappointed. It was a good read. Admittedly of the three books in the Lucky series it wasn't the best, it was probably, if I had to number them, third on my list. But in its own right it was good. It was if nothing else an entrance into Carolyn Brown's works. And I do enjoy her writing. I will say that I'm glad I didn't pay for this one because I don't think I would have found it worth the money.
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
One Lucky Cowboy is a fantastic romance that any diehard will enjoy. Not only do we have engaging lead characters, but the supporting characters are just as amusing and definitely add a whole new layer of enjoyment. If anyone is looking for a quick romance, then pick up One Lucky Cowboy, I know I’m itching to go find the first novel in this series, Lucky in Love.

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This wasn't a *bad* book by any means, I just felt like it took 5 pages to say what could have been said in 2. That said, I did read it from beginning to end and I liked it enough to finish it in one evening. I just... didn't love it.

This book was a free Kindle download I picked up 05/05/11 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Fun western romance with lots of adventure
I enjoyed this book. There was humor, romance and some suspense. It was hard to put down when I wanted to see what Jane & Slade did next.
You see, Jane's fiance and her step father want the oil company that will be hers on her 25th birthday and will use any means to get it.
When Slade's aunt befriends Jane at the bus station and brings her home it makes Slade a very unhappy rancher.
I have had the pleasure of reading several of Carolyn Brown books, first as a very appreciated ARC from the publisher, which hooked me totally on her writing.

I have enjoyed each and every book I've read and am enjoying this one just as much. So very glad to have an extra day off to enjoy this book.

Awesome book. Think I'll go dig out a few more of hers and do a re-read.
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