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Just a Cowboy and His Baby

(Spikes & Spurs #6)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,112 ratings  ·  69 reviews
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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Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2012)
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Susan
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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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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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Lisa

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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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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Jenn Scranton
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Wminbc
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Gosh those sweet cowboys are lovely!
Ani Gonzalez
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Marcy
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 out of the running, he risks losing both the title - and his heart.

They're both in
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Violet
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I loved this book! I didn't want it to end. How Carolyn Brown can write her books is just amazing to me. For her to be able to just make up all these characters and situations is absolutely unbelievable. As I am reading I can actual is the places she is writing about. I almost get sad when I know the book is about to end. It is like you are about to leave your family. I can't wait to start another one of her books. But the problem is I have just about read everyone she has written. If you are re ...more
SandyL
Gemma O'Donnell and Trace Coleman are both competing for the top prize in rodeo - the PRCA bronco title, and they are neck and neck. What starts out as a rivalry quickly switches to a romance with the rivalry - they decide to leave their competing in the ring and they can have their sexy times the rest of the time. The story was cute, although the dialogue was a bit hokey. My biggest issue is - can you spell c-o-n-d-o-m? Where were they? And as the story unfolded (view spoiler) ...more
Jane
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: carolyn-brown
Just a Cowboy and His Baby is Gemma O'Donnell's story. She is a successful bronc rider. Her aim is to be the number one female bronc rider. One of her biggest competitors is Trace Coleman. Yet in spite of that the attraction between the two of them is something that cannot be ignored. Follow their journey from competition to competition and from kisses to bed. And along the way there is quite a sharp turn in the road. I loved every minute of this book and didn't want it to end. Try it and I am s ...more
Lori
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book! Gemma is a pro rodeo bronc rider. She wants to go all the way to the final in Las Vegas to win it big! Trace is also a pro rodeo bronc rider and wants to win the big purse so that he can buy his Uncle's ranch. Gemma has definitely met her match when she meets Trace! The game is on in both the rodeo circuit and winning at love. Hilarious and spunky character's. Carolyn Brown knows how to draw you into the story and make you feel a part of it!
Linda
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a lot of fun. Competing for the rodeo bronc riding championship brought the 2 headstrong characters together. Friendship and love kept them together and able to handle whatever came their way. I’m looking forward to reading more of Carolyn Brown’s stories and I’m sure I’ll read this one again.
BONNIE DYAS
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!

What a fun read. Carolyn really had fun writing this one, I'll bet. There are so many great real life activities in this book, that made it highly entertaining and hard to put down. From an ole big ranch family, big, big, brothers , I absolutely loved this book.
Jessica
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars for "Just a Cowboy and His Baby"

Really enjoyed the series! I love how the characters are connected.
Sue Stewart
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Gemma and Trace's story. Great series
Cheryl
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Loved this book. The humor was at its best. Keep writing these awesome live stories with all the family banter.
Connie S. Koog
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cowboy and baby!

This was a fun read and I have enjoyed it very much. I was impressed how she could ride s good with all that pain.
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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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Aly
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Ellie
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Mason
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Crystal
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Ni_kii
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Melissa
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Rhonda
Dec 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Debra Taylor
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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