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Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas

(Happy, Texas #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  741 ratings  ·  95 reviews
A heartwarming holiday read from USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown

Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That's exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Before he knows it, they're stringing Christmas lights a
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Forever
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Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas was everything I love about Carolyn Brown’s romances, and more! A sexy cowboy, a sweet, but feisty heroine, playful banter, and three beyond cute kids! I guarantee this one will melt your heart!

Kasey Dawson McKay is a young mother left a widower when her Army husband, Adam, was killed on mission two years ago. She’s back living at the family ranch, Hope Springs in Happy, Texas, but she’s had trouble dealing with the hole her husband’s death has left in her heart.

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Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet, family-filled cowboy romance…

Military, family, cowboys, romance. This author seems to find the best of all those things when she creates her tantalizing stories. Nash and Kasey, and their families, fill every nook and cranny of this holiday read with warmth, sweetness and the up and down battle that is life. Nash came home with a big secret and it gnaws at him, even as he finds himself falling in love. Kasey is a widow but finds her heart is ready for more....

Adorable kids and interferi
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 12/14)

Cowboys! Cowboys at Christmas! Woo! Even if I did read it in August. lol

A sexy cowboy struggling with PTSD finally finding peace and comfort with a woman who sets his boots to moving and her three kids who desperately want a daddy of their own for Christmas. There might be a wee herd of sheep, too. Yall. Seriously.

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas was a sweet romance that'll leave you believing in miracles and dreamin
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars: A delightful romance with holiday cheer, adorable kids and a happy ending, just right for holiday reading.

Kasey is still trying to get through each and every day. It has been two years since her husband, Adam, was killed on a top secret, overseas military mission, leaving Kasey a widow with three small children to raise. Nash Lamont, reluctantly agrees to try ranching in Happy, Texas. He doesn’t expect to come face to face with Kasey, the widow of one of his former comra
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it

Happy, Texas book 2, While I did enjoy the book there were a couple of aspect that kept me from loving it. I loved the main characters and their romance and the situation they are having to deal with, what bugged me is how backwards Happy sounds, it's like the whole town is a bunch of old biddies gossiping about each other and how hypocritical some of the secondary characters acted. Another thing, and this one is personal preference, I know the other books have the religious aspect in
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

Long Tall Cowboy Christmas is a holiday novel from the Happy Texas trilogy and I was super eager to pick this one up. When I saw that it was available through my local library, I was more than eager to grab this up. I was slightly nervous to pick this one up in a way because its in the middle of a trilogy, but having read Carolyn Brown's work before I was pretty sure I would be fine without having to read the first book containe
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Captain Nash Lamont was discharged from the army two years ago after a tragic event that cost the life of half his team. He came back to Happy, Texas and now raise sheep.

Kasey McKay know the danger of war too. Her husband died, fighting for his country and never meeting the last child they conceived. At least she have three rambunctious kids to keep her busy and happy. But that make her wary,at first, of the former soldier she meet when he's having a flashback and mistake her son for the little
Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
I don’t usually read romance, but feeling festive, I decided to give this book a whirl. As I predicted it would be, it is extremely predictable. The writing needs editing as well. There’s too much dialogue and much of it is unrealistic.
It's little sister Kasey's turn to find love and healing in Happy, Texas. And Santa might just be listening to a little boy's Christmas wish for a daddy when his puppy finds its way onto Nash Lamont's Texas Star Ranch. I can't get enough of this author's home cooked cowboy romances.

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas is book two in the series, but it can be read as a standalone though the characters introduced in book one are all still around and part of this book.

Kasey Dawson is a widow with three chil
Lit Reader
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cowboys
The story was cute, very appropriate for the holliday season. There was snow, Christmas trees and angel-costumed children.
I loved the young war widow and her three kids comming together with the damaged hero; I did not like the weird plot twist where he has a concussion and gets amnesia, so they are somehow thrown living together for the season. Not only was that bizarre, but also kinda creepy (in my opinion, and I will leave it there to keep this spoiler free).
In general, all youngish charact
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
My first read of this author and I just loved it! Transported right to small town Texas. I love a single parent story as well and this one had absolutely adorable children in it. Pulled at the heart strings at times. Nice slow friendship to romance to lovers. I would read more from this author in the future!
books are love
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

I feel in love with this story. And I have to say Silas was so precious. that little boy steals your heart as much as he did Nash’s.

Nash at first comes off as a very quiet and haunted man. He carries a tremendous amount of guilt and is in Happy to find himself and where he wants to be. he didn’t expect his past to collide with the present. Nor did he expect to have the fortune of finding someone to help him forgive himself, find peace and move on but also
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a pretty decent read, but could have been better. It did have all the makings of a good romance: cute kids, hot cowboy and Christmas.

There were still some parts that irked me. The whole thing where Nash has a concussion and gets temporary amnesia and then Kasey moves herself and her kids in his house to take care of him for weeks ... yeah, in what world would that ever happen? A total stranger agreeing to stay in your home with her kids - how is that even safe or sane? Once I read that
Jennifer Zorko
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Happy, Texas! I love the Dawson family and all of their extended friends. To make this book even better, it is Christmas in Happy, Texas, the time for love, laughter, and above all else, miracles. I love the way that this story unfolded, and was so happy for a Christmas HEA. This is the story of Nash and Kacey

Kacey Dawson has experienced loss in her life. Two years ago her husband was killed while on a military mission, leaving her with 3 little babies to raise, one that he never even had
Lovely Loveday
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
 I had to read LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS after reading the first book in The Happy, Texas Book Series, The Toughest Cowboy in Texas. What can be better then a cowboy for Christmas? Especially a sexy hot cowboy like Nash. This book takes up where the first book left off with the wedding of Brody and Lila but centers around Kasey, the youngest of the Dawson siblings. She moved back to the ranch with her three kids after the death of her husband. Kasey is lost and depressed, but with the help of ...more
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I will never in a million years understand why the romance genre is so incredibly popular. I'm sure there are some very well written books which fall into this genre, but they seem to me to be more the exception than the rule.

Here is the catalog annotation from the National Library Service for the Blind and Visually Handicapped for this one:

Former Army captain Nash Lamont suffers a concussion and believes that Kasey McKay, who recently moved to a nearby ranch, is his wife. Due to his complicatin
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first book in this new series. Happy, Texas is a nice place. Bash and Kasey were good. They both were healing and could relate to one another. Kasey from losing her husband in the war and Nash suffering from PSTD as an effect of the war. Because Kasey was married to a military man, she really did have great insight into what Bash was going through. This was nice as she was able to be a shoulder for Nash to lean on.

As far as the romance went, it was sweet. It felt real and believab
Caitlyn Lynch
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Carolyn Brown's Toughest Cowboy In Texas when I got to review it back in June, so when the chance came up to review the second in her Happy, Texas series, I jumped at it.

Long, Tall, Cowboy Christmas might just be the fluffiest thing I've ever read. Featuring a former Special Ops soldier with PTSD and a Gold Star widow with three adorable plot moppets, it's full of sweetness, Christmas cheer and happily ever afters all around.

There was even an incident of temporary amnesia
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could get extra stars for this one! I read straight through till 3:30AM. As Carolyn indicates, this is possibly one of her most emotional books. I got tears in my eyes a few times, laughs, and sighs over the romance. Kasey's kids were adorable, as was the way they were with Nash and how he was with them. Nash has PTSD and has pretty much kept away from crowds for the last 2 years because of it. Kasey has been in an emotional void since the death of her husband in the military 2 years ag ...more
Isha Coleman
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas (Happy, Texas) by Carolyn Brown  
Scrumptious.  Serious subjects, tender sweet moments and new beginnings are packaged inside this heartbreaker of a read.  Life has not been kind to Nash or Kasey.  Trapped in his own personal hell, Nash keeps to himself, grieving the man he used to be and despising the one he has become. Until a couple sweet faces and a beautiful woman turn this beast into a family man.  Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas resonates, because we all have regret
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Star Rating: 3.75 stars

Cowboys! Even more cowboys!

I never ever ever thought I would love me some cowboys but dang do I love me some now.

I will say I came into this series in the middle, I have not read the first one but I will for sure read it now.

The aspect that this book takes is so..real life. There is always a chance something won't work but there is also that chance that it could.

I want to do badly give 4 stars for this one but during some point I got lost and just had to start over and
Ellen Anderson
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Long, Talk Cowboy Christmas

Carolyn Brown takes us back to Happy, Texas for this one. I love holiday stories. Nash is a wonderful character. Strong, wounded and alone. Kasey is a widow, mother of three great kids. Their story will capture you and keep you entertained.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After a tragic ending on his last mission, Special Forces officer Nash Lamont decides it's time to leave the military behind, and settle into a more solitary life. Witnessing all he did has left a hollowed man, riddled with guilt, and a strong case of PTSD, all he wants is a quiet place to heal. So, when he comes across a secluded ranch in Happy, Texas he knows it is the perfect place to put down roots. And just when he starts to settle into his new life, a beautiful single mom and her three ram ...more
Donna Repsher
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a lovely way to return to Happy, Texas, what a lovely novel to read right before Christmas, and what a sweet, sexy, heartwarming way to do so. Although I wasn't in love with the first novel in this series, I was willing to give this series another chance, and I'm so glad that I did. This second novel in the Happy, Texas series gets 4 stars from this reader/reviewer.

This novel features Kasey Dawson McKay, wife of Army soldier Adam McKay, who was killed during what turned out to be his last
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

If you’re looking for a sweet, a bit spicy, heart-warming, touching Christmas story this season then Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas is sure to fill your holiday wish.

Nash is a former military man with a boatload of guilt to deal with from his time at war. When a mission goes sideways leaving his military career far behind, Nash heads for the most solitary place he can find to hide and maybe heal, one day. That spot is the small town of Happy, Texas and one ranch that ho
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

This author is really going to drive me nuts. I don’t understand how some of her stuff is so amazing, and other things drive me crazy. This series had started off pretty strong with Toughest Cowboy in Texas. I had high hopes. While I absolutely still love the characters in this series, there were a lot of things in this one that made it not so great.

I often try to start with the good, so I’ll do that here. I felt the chemistry between Nash and Kasey immediately. Through the whole story
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
The cover proclaims that the author is a New York Times Bestselling Author, but as you may know, making the NY Times list is arbitrary, at best, and it does not have ANYTHING to do with the quality of the writing. It's a good thing for this author that it doesn't. How this book got a Goodreads average of 4 1/2 stars is wa-a-ay beyond me.

For one thing, the writing is amateurish. The author even uses authorial viewpoint several times, a HUGE no-no! She tells rather than shows in many instances.

Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
“I’ve waited my whole life for this moment, to meet my soul mate.”

Cowboys. Yes, please and thank you. I love them, and I love the way that Carolyn Brown writes them. Her books, of which I have now read many, are sweet, heartfelt, and filled with genuine characters.

Characters that make me happy. Which is why Happy, Texas (the series and the fictional town) is so aptly named. Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas left me with a smile on my face and in my heart, and though I might have felt an ache, a pang,
patrick Lorelli
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-cowboys
Nash Lamont has come to Happy Texas to open up his family ranch which has been vacant for years after his uncle took off. Dealing with PTSD and other memories from his time as an officer in the Army he is still having nightmares and guilt over a mission that on paper succeeded, but at the cost of men with families while he had none. Guilt for him is another one of his problems. After being there a while he was expecting to meet Kasey Dawson who is living on the ranch closet to his and with her t ...more
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am in love with this Happy Texas series by Carolyn Brown.

Nash Lamont - captain has come to Happy Texas to heal and find himself again, but as much as he wanted that Nash knew his heart would be with his men that dies and one lady that he knew only from a photograph.

Kasey McKay a wife/widow, a mother. Kasey lost the man of her heart to a nasty war, so she and her children returned to Happy, Texas. What happens next in her life is a path she’d never expected.

Kasey and Nash's story is emotional h
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