Saturday 14 August 2010

Review: Hell, Yeah - Carolyn Brown

Genre: Contemporary romance/Western
Pages: 384
Published: August 2010 Sourcebooks Casablanca

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 create the home she's always wanted. Then in walks a ruggedly handsome oil man who tempts her to trade in the happiness she's found at the Honky Tonk for a life on the road with him...

He lives the good life...
Gorgeous and rich, Travis Henry travels the country unearthing oil wells and then moving on. Then the beautiful blue-eyed new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint becomes his best friend and so much more. When his job is done in Texas, how is he ever going to hit the road without her?

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 before moving on. She is not ready to fall for a guy, but who can say no to the electricity in the air.

Cathy was strong, and she had no trouble speaking her mind. She was a redneck woman and proud of it, and she loved her bar. She had also been hurt bad by a guy, and has trust issues. But she does lust after Travis. Oh yes Travis, handsome as the devil, but a total nerd who loves rock and wears glasses, oh and he is a cowboy too of course. Be still my heart. He wanted her, and he kept coming back.

This was a sweet romance book with a passion building up between these two. They didn't jump right on it, but it took some time. First they become friends, then something more. There is also a bunch of other characters, all with charm, and the next heroine is being introduced, and I am sure she is gonna have one good book too.

I may not have known any of the songs mentioned, or anything about oil, or line dancing, but who cares, cos this book was sweet, and it made me want to walk into a western bar and have a look for myself what the deal was.

Blodeuedd's Cover Corner: Nice looking cowboy there
Reason for reading: From sourcebooks
Final thoughts; Yes, I'd read more.
Grade: 3,5


  1. I take it you're a cowboy fan? :)

  2. ohhh, i haven't read a western in forever! Sounds good.

  3. i love this title!!!

    sometimes i like contemporaries but usually i like to stick to historicals! they are more of an escape.

  4. Chris
    I think I just might be ;)..hell yeah!

    I read way too few. Way to few real contemporary romances it seems too.

    And she sure said it too there :)
    I agree with you on escaping, that it sure why I love a lot of genres. I sure love coming back to fiction cos of the reality, and then these kinds of books cos of the sweetness

  5. Oh wowowo, I just won this book and can not wait to read it! Your review is awesome!!!

    Hope all is well honey!! Hugs to you!!! Have a great weekend!

  6. I like the title!
    Glad you enjoyed htis one, great review :)

  7. Hi Cecile
    I hope you're having a great weekend hon!
    And yay for winning this one, you're sure to enjoy it, it was so sweet, and some danger there too

    Lol, the hell yeah sure got stuck in my brain after this one

  8. I've only read one or two cowboy romances, this one sounds good!

  9. Patti
    Yay cowboys, lol, yes I have read so few too

    Thanks Michelle :)

  10. Cathy and Travis sound very good together :) I have I LOVE THIS BAR on the shelves and am now even more excited to enter this bar!!

  11. Leontine,
    Oh the first one :) Have fun with that one cos they are good, and yes those two made a great couple in the end

  12. I love this series...

    I have found a new appreciation for country music since I started reading these books..

    Great cover...


  13. Love the OCD reading issues comment b/c that is me!

  14. EH
    The music, well, that I haven't found yet :) Must be cos there are none at all here

    Lol, me too! But I seem to be better at it these days

  15. Nerd meets Cowboy? Sounds interesting. Thanks for rec!

  16. I think I've only read one Western romance. Cowboys just aren't my thing.

  17. VFG
    Well the nerd was the cowboy :)

    No cowboys? What a shame :( But hey there are plenty of other nice guys out there

  18. Hi B!

    Well, boy howdy, I need to read me some cowboy romance. I haven't read one in years, not that I don't have several teetering in my TBR Mt. Everest. I'll have to break down and give one a try, sure enjoyed the one you reviewed!

    Dottie :)

  19. Dottie
    Howdy partner!
    Oh yes break down and try one, there is just soemthing about them. Even if the nearest i come a cowboy is a hat in a book



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