The Littlest Cowboy
Sheriff Garrett Brand has raised his entire brood of siblings single-handedly, and he’s done his best to teach them some values, to mold them into honorable, responsible, and trustworthy human beings. So when a baby lands on the doorstep of the Texas Brand, his first question is which younger brother is in for a butt-kicking? But the little fellow isn'...more
Romances can be defined or driven by a variety of things: plot, sexual dynamics, sturm and drang, angst, great heroes, and/or great heroines. This book doesn't just have one great hero, it has a whole family of them.
Garrett, the star of this book, is a gentle giant and a man of fe ...more
A lovely book with the sweetest giant of a H, and his horde of siblings who can give you serious sibling-envy. And that 'littlest' guy should be banned for the cheery cuteness overload.
So, can not blame the h as she faced tough competition, to wiggle out a space for herself. Even though she had valid reasons to be a doubting cynic from the city, she just comes across as a sourpuss amidst the all pervasive goodness.
I like the book with the little suspense bit on the side, but not something ...more
I read a later volume in this series and liked it really well but this one just didn't work for me. Too hokey I think. The girl was TSTL also. I did like that the hero was supersized. I felt like a lot of elements that I like were there but the writing was just meh. Still this is an early work by ...more
This was a very sweet story. The baby was adorable. Unfortunately, he was barely in the story after 50%. But the beginning was great!
This is more a story about trying to keep safe from a very bad man than anything else. The heroine is seriously messed up from a terrible childhood so she is not looking for "love" and the hero just wants to keep her and the baby safe so he is kind of oblivious. This is clearly the introduction of a series because you get to know most of the Brand kids. ...more
The Littlest Cowboy is set in Texas and involves a family - all grown up now and overseen by the eldest Garrett. It is the first in what is a series of books about the various members of the family. While it didn't drag me into wanting to read any more of the books it was a pleasant enough read.
Garret is a fine upstanding man, his brothers Elliot and Wes are fascinating in themselves and the one girl in the family is good hearted. When a baby turns up on the door step it provides all kind of fun ...more
First example of Chelsea being stupid:
When she finds Garrett's name, what in the world made her think that her sister would have left his information directing Chelsea to her nephew, if Garrett was the bad guy?
Well written plot? Yes
Characters that were both realistic, adult, and believable? Yes.
A real western with good guys? YES
And bad guys? Yes.
Do characters seem to reappear in other books about the Brand family of Quinn, TX? Yes.
Would I read more by Ms Shayne? YES! YES!
I thought the story was well-written and transitioned well to the end. This Brand brood of characters make for a delightful bunch of siblings and had me smiling more than once throughout the story.
It was a good comfort read and I enjoyed very much.
When Chelsea ...more
Shortly after Chelsea found out her sister died, and identified the body, she found out where her nephew was. Chelsea was sure the man that had him, was responsible for her sister's death. She rang the door bell, and once she saw the face of a man she threw the first punch, and asked questions later. I enjoyed her take action personality in this story.
I loved Garrett, and his o ...more
I've had this book on my kindle for the longest time and just got around to reading it. It was offered as a freebie on amazon, which is always a nice gesture. This read was sweet and simple. I didn’t really feel any "suspense" when reading this but it was still a cute and light romance. Not a lot of drama and definitely a safe read. No OM or OW.
I enjoyed this sweet read so much! With the Littlest Cowboy you'll just get a sweet romance that gives you a hint at the passion but doesn't go into too much detail, lots of feels and a few laughs.
Garrett is the best hero - raised his siblings with love and patience, hard working, and self-aware. He knows he's a big guy and that his size can be intimidating to a woman that has had her own past traumas, so he's very careful to be kind and gentle. He loves babies and he's ...more
I loved Garrett and Chelsea 's story! I loved how stubborn they both were. Chelsea was determined not to let a man into her heart, but Garrett knew she was meant for him. Little Ethan was adorable. It was clear that Garrett and his brothers would do anything to protect the baby that was placed in their care. Chelsea quickly grew attached to Ethan as well and vowed he would not grow up like she did. They all loved Ethan, but could they protect him ...more
Chelsea, grew up in home filled with violence. It is a past her sister hadn’t escaped. As Chelsea identifies her sister’s dead body, she once again is certain that she will never allow a man to have control over her life. She wants to find her sister’s son and make his fa ...more
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
I picked up this book shortly after we featured Maggie Shayne on the blog as part of our anniversary celebration. I’d read some of her paranormals, but never one of her contemporaries. Since I enjoy westerns from time to time and I was in the mood for something mid-length, I pulled this read off my e-reader shelf. And let me say, this was an enjoyable read.
The blurb gives the run down of the plot, so ...more
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Chelsea comes to Texas at the request of the Texas Ranger ...more