Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway – Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes

Posted by Ing on 28 June, 2013 // ★★ 38 Comments ★★

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Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway – Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey BrookesTitle: Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes
Series: Captured Hearts, #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: February 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Western
Pages: 378
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Rating: 4 Stars

After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy.

Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.

When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?

Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…

★★ I received this book for free from either the author, publisher or tour coordinator in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ★★


My Thoughts:
Dalton Barnes, retired rodeo star has been mistakenly kidnapped. He’s trussed up and taken hostage by one Caitlin Myers. Unplanned kidnapping, mistaken identity, sexy black sheep bad boy and a do good heroine makes for an entertaining and sexy read. I enjoyed this book. From the opening scene, which freaking cracked me up (curling iron, anyone?) to the last page.

Dalton and Caitlin are so much fun to read about. The banter and the “sexy good times” kept me turning the pages. I loved watching them fall in love. Definitely enjoyed reading about the relationship with Dalton and his older brother Brandon. I’m hoping we’ll get a book about Brandon. Dalton and his sense of humor and good times really charmed me. Caitlin, oh sweet Caitlin. I love ya girl. You and your spitfire ways had me laughing.

This book had a nice balance of laugh out loud moments, sweet sighing moment and emotional moments. It kept me entertained and reading until the end. I would definitely recommend this book. You’ll finish it with a smile on your face!

★★ Book was read in March 2013. I own my own personal eBook copy. ★★

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Kidnapped Cowboy ~ Excerpt

“Dalton, try to understand my situation,” she pleaded, looking away. “Your brother wouldn’t appreciate his employee having a fling with his brother.”

“A fling? Is that what we’re doing?” he demanded.

“You know what I mean.”

“What I know is that my brother is aware of my feelings for you and has no issues with it. I know you’re scared. Afraid to let your heart lead you.”

“Well you’re afraid of the big ‘C’,” she told him, her tone clipped. “I have reason to be scared. And this conversation is over.” That said she took off, disappearing around the bed of his truck.

He took off after her. Their conversation was far from over. “The big ‘C’?”

“Commitment,” she called back over her shoulder.

“Damn it, Caitlin, when are you gonna realize that I’m crazy about you?”

She stopped and turned. “Don’t say that.”

“Why the hell not? It’s true.”

“We’re from two different worlds,” she argued half-heartedly.

“What worlds?” he asked, her mulishness frustrating him to no end. “Rich and poor?”

“Yes.” She looked down at the ground between them.

He cupped her chin, raising it until she met his gaze. “I’d give it all up for you.”

Her bottom lip quivered as she looked up at him. “Dalton…” her tone was pleading.

“Forget it, Caitlin. I can be just as stubborn as you, even more so if you try me.”

“I don’t wanna argue.”

“Good. Because arguing’s not what I had in mind.” Giving her no chance to protest, he pulled her into his arms and captured her mouth in a long, hard kiss.

About Lindsey Brookes

Lindsey Brookes pic (2)Romance author Lindsey Brookes grew up reading romance novels. She penned her first romance, a historical, at the age of seventeen. From there she went on to join Romance Writers of America where she learned the ins and outs of the publishing business and ways to hone her craft. She switched to writing contemporary romance and has finalled in/or won more than 75 RWA chapter sponsored contests with over a dozen different manuscripts. She is also a four time RWA Golden Heart finalist as well as a past American Title III finalist and winner of Harlequin’s Great American Romance Novel contest. She’s married to her childhood sweetheart, her hero, with whom she has two beautiful daughters.

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Giveaway Info – Enter

Lindsey will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn during the tour and a small gift basket (with bookmarks in them) (US ONLY). Be sure to visit the other stops to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. Click the tour banner for the schedule and other stops.

This giveaway IS NOT monitored and/or administered by this blog. Winners will be contacted directly by the author or event coordinator if you win!


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38 Responses to “Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway – Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes”

  1. Well, it’s the last day of the tour and I want to say I’ve enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  2. Aww the end of the tour :/ SAD FACE!!!

    I’ve had a great time following and I absolutely love the sounds of Kidnapped Cowboy!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Z

    Love it when the wrong person gets kidnapped, although I was thinking she had a problem with commitment too. Good idea though a camp to help kids.
    Z

  4. “Laugh out loud moments”…That sounds perfect to me. I love a healthy dose of humor in my romance.

    I have 3 cats and not one would tolerate being a cheez-it cat.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. The cover intrigued me right away, and with a review like that, how can I not put it on my TBR? I love my cowboys – especially when they are witty. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

  6. I am looking forward to reading KIDNAPPED COWBOY. It sounds like the kind of book that I put up on my shelf and re-read from time to time.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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