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Hell, Yeah

(Honky Tonk #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,191 ratings  ·  54 reviews

Praise for Carolyn Brown:

"Carolyn Brown takes her audience by storm...I was mesmerized."
-The Romance Studio

"Carolyn Brown creates a bevy of delightful and believable characters."
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She's finally found a place that feels like home...

When Cathy O'Dell buys the Honky Tonk, the nights of cowboys and country tunes come together to

Paperback, 366 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Cathy has taken over the Honky Tonk from her cousin Daisy and is enjoying being a new bar owner. In walks Travis one New Year's Eve, who knocks her socks off with a kiss at the stroke of midnight.
Both were deeply affected by the kiss, but Cathy tended to fight it more than Travis. She tended to be more rude and harsh toward Travis as a way to fight her growing feelings for him. Hell, Yeah felt like a re-hash of I Love This Bar. It was pretty much the same premise with just a changing of the
Lisa Jo
Cathy O’Dell runs the Honky Tonk bar on the outskirts of town. She’s been beaten down by a man before, so her disposition towards the opposite is anything but friendly. That was until Travis Henry storms into town with his crew digging for oil in the lot next to her bar. She breaks every personal wall she’s set up around herself to let Travis in. The bad news is that his job is only temporary...once he’s done he’ll be moving on to the next job in Alaska. Cathy has to decide which one she wants ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Finally read a western and I enjoyed the ride. I had forgotten how much I enjoy contemporary romance.

This one is part of the Honky Tonk series, but they can be read as stand alone novels. So fear not people with OCD reading out of order issues. I did fine it was a new couple, a new start, but the same bar. But this is book 2, and there is a new owner of the Honky Tonk bar.

Cathy is running the place when handsome Travis Henry walks in. Sparks fly, but he is only there for a short period of time
Wendy Hines
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have not read a Carolyn Brown book yet that I haven't loved. Hell, Yeah is no exception!!

Cathy O'Dell inherited the Honky Tonk bar from her sister Daisy in I LOVE THIS BAR (Book 1 in the series). Now, she's enjoying her life, working the bar. But when a tall handsome stranger struts into the bar on New Year's Eve and kisses her at midnight, the sparks fly.

Travis Henry is rich and good looking. He travels all over unearthing oil wells, then once the job is completed, he moves on. What he didn't
Feb 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
At the risk of repeating my earlier review this book was boring me to death. It was stereotypically country without actually feeling accurate. I'll be honest I put this book down for over a week because it wasn't holding my interests and only made it a few more pages in before quitting. There were too many names thrown at me and I didn't particularly care for the MCs. Especially the heroine who was an endless. "I hate men... But he's so hot." pick I side and stick with it doing otherwise just ...more
Aug 18, 2011 marked it as sampled-decided-no
Shelves: boring, contemporary
I downloaded a sample from Amazon and it would seem that the average rating for this book dropped before I got around to reading it yesterday. Basically in the first 20 or so pages (including the fluff in the beginning and title page)we have people asking for and/or drinking Coors at least three times.
Too much Gretchen Peters, y'all, Arkansas and redneck for me.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carolyn-brown
Hell Yeah by Carolyn Brown is the second book in the Honky Tonk series. Each book can be read as a standalone. This is Cathy and Travis story. She is now the owner of the Honky Tonk Bar and Travis is an engiineer for Amos in the oil industry. Right off the sparks fly between these two but it is anything but a smooth road to their happy ever after. I loved every minute of this book and was sad for it to end. You just need to read it....
A good read

What is it about the Honky Tonk that have women wanting to stay there until they die? That is until the right man comes walking in the door. Cathy wants a new start. Travis is helping a friend before he moves to Alaska. What happens when they meet very unexpectedly? It's another one gone from the Honky Tonk.
Katherine Miller
Love this author!

I love these books! Carolyn Brown's characters come alive in her stories. I love her references to country songs that I known and love! They are funny and well written. I love that the characters carry over to her other books. Really a good read!
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
this was actually better than book one! enough so that I'm considering getting the next book.
Wendy Forrester
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a cute story but I got sick of the constant I’m a red neck woman comments.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried and tried but couldn’t connect to any of the characters. DNF
Crystal Treacy
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved following two people from their first meeting and seeing them get closer. Loved having a woman who didn't absolutely need a man in her life.
Sandy M
Jul 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, western
Not much changes with this book either. Cathy O’Dell is now owner of the Honky Tonk after her cousin Daisy marries Jarod from the previous book.

It’s New Year’s Eve and the countdown is on as the book opens. Travis is in town to work on the local oil rigging crew for the next couple of months. He’s just come into the bar and has spotted a very long-legged and sexy woman, whom he can’t help but lock lips with, especially since he has the excuse of approaching midnight. So he does just that. Right
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Hell, Yeah. Carolyn Brown. 2010. Sourcebooks. 384 pages. ISBN 9781402239274.

Although Hell, Yeah is the second book in Carolyn Brown's "Honky Tonk" series, this fun, sassy, fast-paced romance novel stands strongly on its own without needing to read its predecessor, I Love This Bar.

Cathy O'Dell is the most recent owner of the Honky Tonk country bar and absolutely loves her lifestyle. When handsome, sexy, rugged and smart oil-rigger Travis Henry comes to town for a temporary project, Cathy must
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HELL YEAH by Carolyn Brown is a contemporary romance set in today's time in Mingus, Texas. It is the second in the Honky Tonk series but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with details and depth, although, it starts out a little slow it picks up quickly. The plot and characters are easy to follow and just as easy to fall in love with. It has romance, country music, line dancing, passion, sweet sensuality, danger, friends, finding your true love, adventure, ending your past and ...more
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
‘Hell, Yeah’ starts out very similar to the first book in the Honky Tonk series and you think you’re in for a boring case of déjà vu – but stick with it. Having now read all four books in the series I can tell you that the similar beginnings are part of the ‘charm’ of the Honky Tonk. Each is similar at the beginning and end (in the happily-ever-after) but the middle is a different ride for each book.

Brown's descriptive ability is again striking and leaves you feeling like you’ve saddled up to
Kimberly Lewis
This is the second novel in Ms. Brown’s “Honky Tonk Series” and like the first novel it gained my interest from the start. This novel had a little more nail biting action thrown into it than the last one, and I liked that fact that Cathy wasn’t afraid to kick some butt, even a man’s. Daisy’s cousin Cathy O’Dell owns and runs the Honky Tonk now and during the New Year’s celebration she is greeted in the middle of the dance floor by a man named Travis Henry (who apparently resembles Matthew ...more
It's New Year's Eve in the Honky Tonk and owner/bartender Cathy O'Dell, no sooner wishes she had someone to kiss at midnight than bespectacled sexy in cowboy boots and hat, Travis Henry, takes her in his arms and makes that wish come true. Not only are both of their lips still tingling afterward, they each build their best-est fantasies ever about each other.

Cathy's dreams of Travis are interrupted by earth movers outside her back door. An easy investigation leads her to finding out Travis is
Jul 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Cathy O’Dell is the new owner of the Honky Tonk bar. She brought it from her cousin, Daisy from I Love This Bar. Cathy loves being the owner of the Honky Tonk. She meets some interesting people.

Travis Henry is in town temporary for a few months. He is helping out working at the oil rig site. Travis kicks the New Year off with a bang, when he kisses Cathy. Travis thinking that Cathy was just a waitress at the bar, gets a big surprise when he discovers that Cathy is the owner.

At first Cathy wants
Amy Jacobs
Aug 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have read any of the author's previous country romance books, you probably knew you had to run and snag this book from the bookstore. When this book arrived in my mailbox, my reaction was Hell, Yeah! The author has a special talent for writing some hot country boy books.

In the latest installment, we get to meet Travis and Cathy. Travis is the down and dirty cowboy that you instantly picture in your head. I loved how the author brought him to life on the pages and made him fumble his way
Jun 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, e-reads
Ok, so I will start with something positive... This author writes really good supporting characters. I like that she makes sure we catch up with previous characters, without making it all about them, and weaves in equally new ones. I also like that I know a couple of the songs, even some of the more obscure ones, or can figure out which song she is referencing to search for it online. I'm a sucker for music so that speaks to me more than her trying to write the words. However I have to again ...more
Aug 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed all of Carolyn Brown’s previous books, but this is my favorite. I loved both Travis and Cathy and couldn’t wait for them to realize they were meant for each other. Cathy isn’t looking for a man until Travis kisses her on New Year’s Eve. She couldn’t get the good looking cowboy off her mind, and Travis can’t forget that the prickly bar owner kisses like nothing he’s ever felt before. These two circle around each other until they finally give in to the temptation.

Like the previous
Cathy O'Dell is as tough as they come, owner of the Honky Tonk and not afraid to put a man in his place including the hunky cowboy who walks right up to her and gives her a New Year's kiss.

Travis Henry doesn't know what possessed him, but the stunning beauty with no one to share the New Year's with has him captivated, until she starts yelling at him. No matter how hard he tries after he seems to be the target of her poisonious barbs, that is until they reach an impasse.

I think I waited to long
Barbara ★
May 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Travis Henry walks into Cathy O'Dell's bar on New Year's Eve and walks right up and plants one on her. She's taken aback but secretly thrilled cause he's definitely a hottie and she's lonely in this little one horse town. That is until she finds out he'll be hanging around drilling for oil practically in her backyard.

The sexual tension, the double entendres, the snappy repartee all make for a rip roaring good time. And we mustn't forget all the country music references that for a country music
Aug 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adored the first book in this series and this one was another winner. I was so happy to be carried back into this world that I didn't want to put it down. It was fun to reunite with the characters and see what they were up to. But...I was even happier to follow Cathy's story! (She was introduced toward the end of book 1) I also enjoyed meeting the new characters and getting to "know" them.

Cathy's story was great and just what I expected from Ms. Brown's writing. She can really make up some
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in The Honk Tonk series. I loved this book! Carolyn Brown has a way of drawing you in and making you feel like you're a part of the book. The Honky Tonk is a bar in a small town in Texas. That is where the owner, Cathy O'Deell first meets the ever sexy Travis Henry! Their relationship starts off with a hot New Year's eve kiss! Travis is in town to unearth oil wells. Cathy doesn't want to get involved because she knows that Travis is only in town for a few months. But, ...more
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
it was an ok book.
I know that things move slower in the south but this book moved at a turtle pace. nothing happened in the first 200 pages & i was about to put it down, then it got interesting.
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Jul 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Break out your cowboy boots and get ready to two step! This series has always made me want to head down to my local honky tonk and do a quick line dance. I enjoy the premise of these stories but sometimes the execution is lacking. It seems like some ideas are just not fully thought out and written so the story can almost seem simplistic. Besides that I did enjoy this story. It was a light read, had lots of great characters, and lots of potential for additional story lines. I'll pick up the next ...more
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