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Hell, Yeah

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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."—The Long and Short of It Reviews

She's finally found a place that feels like home...

When Cathy O'Dell buys the Honky Tonk, the nights of cowboys and country ...

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Overview

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."—The Long and Short of It Reviews

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?

Praise for One Lucky Cowboy:

"This is not your mother's western romance! Brown's plot-driven cowboy romance will earn a spot on your keeper shelf."—Romantic Times

"Sheer fun... pure romance."—Romance Reader at Heart

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"City and country gals alike will enjoy this fun, sassy and fast-paced romance... Brown does an amazing job. " - RT Book Reviews

"Carolyn Brown does for the book world...what wrangler jeans does for cowboys...they are both a perfect fit! " - Cheryl's Book Nook

"There's sexy cowboys, independent women, references to great old country songs with a storyline that will have you laughing, crying, and saying 'oh, my!' as your pulse races and your go weak in the knees." - Thoughts in Progress

"HELL, YEAH is a fast, fun read that will make you want to listen to country music, drink beer from a mason jar, and find a good-lookin' cowboy to dance with on a hot summer night." - The Book Girl

"Carolyn Brown brings sexy back with wrangler butts that will drive you nuts!" - My Overstuffed Bookshelf

"Hell Yeah, you will love this book!" - Fresh Fiction

"A rowdy Texas ride for the romantic in all of us." - Best Romance Stories

"Hell, Yeah is sure to make you put on your best dancing cowboy boots and take your sweetie for a swing on the dance floor." - The Romance Dish

"Combine good looking people, country music (which I love!) and whiskey and beer drinking, well... You can't really go wrong. " - Red Headed Book Child

"*Hat tip* to Carolyn Brown for this awesome country romance!" - The Cajun Book Lady

RT Book Reviews
City and country gals alike will enjoy this fun, sassy and fast-paced romance... Brown does an amazing job.
— Sarah Eisenbraun
Cheryl's Book Nook
Carolyn Brown does for the book world...what wrangler jeans does for cowboys...they are both a perfect fit!
— Cheryl
Thoughts in Progress
There's sexy cowboys, independent women, references to great old country songs with a storyline that will have you laughing, crying, and saying 'oh, my!' as your pulse races and your go weak in the knees.
— Mason Canyon
The Book Girl
HELL, YEAH is a fast, fun read that will make you want to listen to country music, drink beer from a mason jar, and find a good-lookin' cowboy to dance with on a hot summer night.
— Carrie
My Overstuffed Bookshelf
Carolyn Brown brings sexy back with wrangler butts that will drive you nuts!
— Amy
Fresh Fiction
Hell Yeah, you will love this book!
Best Romance Stories
A rowdy Texas ride for the romantic in all of us.
The Romance Dish
Hell, Yeah is sure to make you put on your best dancing cowboy boots and take your sweetie for a swing on the dance floor.
Red Headed Book Child
Combine good looking people, country music (which I love!) and whiskey and beer drinking, well... You can't really go wrong.
— Michelle
The Cajun Book Lady
*Hat tip* to Carolyn Brown for this awesome country romance!
— Kris
The Long and Short of It
Hell, Yeah lives up to it's name. It's a whole lot of fun. Ms. Brown's characters are real and engaging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402239274
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 456,851
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than sixty books published. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances, as well as women's fiction. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma.
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Read an Excerpt

From Chapter One

"Ten, hell yeah!"

The women yelled with Gretchen Wilson as she sang "Redneck Woman" and asked the redneck girls to give her a big "hell yeah" as the New Year's countdown began.

"Nine, hell yeah."

"Eight, hell yeah."

Everyone held up their plastic flutes of champagne.

"Seven, hell yeah!"

The men in the Honky Tonk beer joint joined in with the women.

"Six, hell yeah!"

"Five, hell yeah!"

Cathy O'Dell was halfway across the dance floor headed for the bar when she stopped to look at everyone who'd be kissing someone in four more seconds. She remembered the previous year when she'd had someone to kiss. Even if he did turn out to be a first-rate son-of-a-bitch, she missed the excitement of bringing in a brand new year with a kiss.

"Four, hell yeah!"

She looked up to see a cowboy coming right at her. She blinked several times. It wasn't possible. Her imagination was playing tricks like it had for twelve years.

"Three, hell yeah!"

Watching him cross the floor in those long strides made goose bumps the size of mountains rise up on her arms.

"Two, hell yeah!"

Was he deranged or just drunk? If he didn't stop soon he would plow right into her.

"One! Hell yeah!" The noise shook the rafters.

He stopped with the toes of his scuffed up boots barely an inch from her feet and wrapped his strong arms around her, tilted her chin with the flat part of his fist, and kissed her hard and passionately.

"Hell yeah!" the whole crowd roared when their kisses ended.

"Hell, no!" Cathy mumbled. She wiped the back of her hand across her mouth, but it didn't take the red-hot sting from her lips.

He was exactly what she liked in a man. Tight jeans, denim jacket over a knit shirt, blond hair, and dear lord, were those blue eyes? He looked so much like a grown-up version of her first love that, after the kiss and when time and noise at last stood still, she wondered why he didn't wear contact lenses. Eyes the color of a Texas summer sky stared down into hers from behind wire-rimmed glasses. A wide grin split his face, showing off perfectly even and white teeth. No one had teeth that perfect. No one except Bobby Cole, and that was water under a bridge that had been burned years and years ago. Evidently a million-dollar smile hadn't left much for haircuts, though, because blond curls touched his shirt collar.

"Happy New Year." He was surprised that he could speak a coherent sentence. He only meant to kiss the woman for New Year's. He didn't mean for it to glue his boots to the hardwood dance floor and put a shit-eating grin on his face. If he'd had to wipe the smile from his face or eat dirt, he'd have had to open up his mouth and shovel in a spoonful. Hot damn, but that woman had the softest, sexiest lips he'd ever kissed.

"Who the hell are you?" Cathy asked.

"I'm Travis Henry. I'm supposed to meet Merle and Angel Avery here. I am at the Honky Tonk, aren't I?" Cathy pointed to the pool tables. His name was Travis Henry but he damn sure reminded her of Bobby Cole with those pretty blue eyes. On second look, Travis had darker blond hair and wore it a lot longer than Bobby's crew cut. After a third look she decided Travis Henry was a hell of a lot sexier.

"Angel, darlin'," Travis yelled and left Cathy standing there with a bar rag thrown over her shoulder, a tray in her hand, a burning mouth, and a gushy warm feeling down deep in her gut.

She got out a dozen Mason jars for the next rush to the bar for beer. Her crowd might toast with champagne, but it wouldn't be long until they'd be lined up wanting something to take that sweet taste out of their mouths. Besides, she needed something to focus on other than the tall cowboy who reminded her of the boy who'd set her hormones into overdrive when she was sixteen. He'd been so damn pretty and was the star of the football team. He'd been the one to kiss her the first time and then the next day he asked Alice James to the prom. He and Alice married right out of high school and he ran a service station in Mena, Arkansas. Alice worked as a teller at the bank and they had two kids in grade school.

"Who kissed you? You been holdin' out on me. That is one fine lookin' cowboy. If I was twenty years younger he'd be goin' to bed with me tonight. Give me a Miller, darlin'. Gawd Almighty, but that champagne shit is horrible," Jezzy said as she set her empty champagne flute on the bar and slid onto a stool.

"He just plowed through the door, came across the floor, and kissed me when the countdown hit one," Cathy said.

"Looks like he's big buds with Angel Avery. Guess he didn't kiss her because Garrett had a lip lock on her. Wonder if Garrett's kiss is powerful enough to throw her off her pool game. Handsome as that Garrett McElroy is, it would damn sure make me think about something other than racking up wooden balls if I was thirty years younger."

Cathy drew up a quart of Miller and set it in front of Jezzy. "Who were you kissin'?"

"See that big old biker back there with the Celtic cross tat on his arm?"

Cathy looked across the room at a middle-aged biker with a Mohawk haircut, a braided goatee, and a leather vest with enough chains to rope in a forty-acre farm. She quickly scanned the rest of the room and didn't see another tattooed cross.

She couldn't take her eyes from the biker. "Are you serious?"

"Not him. That cute little feller next to him in the red sweater. Couldn't you just take him home and eat him up for a midnight snack?" Jezzy fanned her face with her hands.

Cathy sized up the man. Tall, lanky, middle-aged with a few wrinkles. Definitely not sexy and absolutely not Jezzy's type.

Jezzy laughed so hard that she lost her breath. When she finally got control, she wiped her eyes with a paper napkin then held up her finger and thumb like a gun. "Bang. You've been had. I really did have you goin', didn't I? I kissed the biker, Cathy. That man next to him is married. His wife is in the bathroom. Can't you see the cottontail expression on his face?"

"I'll get even," Cathy said. "And what is a cottontail expression?"

"Little wifey is in the bathroom. He's imagining that all the cute little things with perky boobs and barely enough on top to cover them are honing in their sights on him. He's gettin' ready to run faster than a cottontail with a coyote hot after his cute little white tail."

"Why?"

"Because if the wife comes out of the bathroom she'll think he encouraged the women to make a play for him and he won't get anything but a cold shoulder tonight. And he only gets laid once a year on New Year's when she's about half plastered," Jezzy explained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Only So-So

    The blurb made this book sound really good -- but I found the author spent to much time trying to show off her country music knowledge and forcing in characters that didn't advance the plot.

    Also, the "crime" and subsequent rescue/resolution was very forced.

    The many characters had some witty exchanges and if you can overlook the above it is a quick read and probably better than a lot of the current offerings on tv.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

    A SWEET COUNTRY COMTEMPORARY ROMANCE!

    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 starting a new future with love and passion. The hero, Travis, is handsome, tall, sexy, tough, rich, wears glasses, is a petroleum engineer, a cowboy, enjoys country music and lusts after our heroine, Cathy. The heroine, Cathy, is tall, sexy, strong, owns the Honky Tonk, is a bartender, a accountant, smart, speaks her mind, tough, and has trust issues. She is Daisy from I Love This Bar's cousin. She had a bad experience with her ex, so comes to Mingus to begin over. Meets Travis, on New Year Eve, by him walking in and kissing her. Sparks fly between the two of them. Cathy is kidnapped by her ex, Travis goes to find her, together they go to settle problem with Cathy's ex. They are falling in love but each thinks the other would not give up their careers, or would become resentful of the other if they did. So Travis heads to Alaska while Cathy stays at the Honky Tonk, but all will not be lost......This is a sweet story with romance, coming together of two hearts and making their dreams come true together. The secondary characters are just as interesting and I am sure we will meet them again in the next installment of the Honky Tonk series. We also meet a newcomer to the bar, Larissa, who I hope will hear more of in the future. I would recommend this book and also if you have not read I Love This Bar pick it up also, you will not regret it, I don't think. This book was received for review and details can be found at Sourcebooks and My Book Addiction and More.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Boring

    I got to chapter 2 and put it down. A couple of months later I tired to read it again but couldn't make it past 50 pages. The dialog between the characters is horrible. I bought books from this author before and liked them but not this one.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    this book keep me in stiches.

    Everybody should work in a Honey Tonk. I love every owner it the
    book but, this one a littler spunk. Lover the hole series but this
    one got me a little more.

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    Posted June 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Hell yeah you should read hell yeah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    FUNNY SH*T

    If u want some thing funny ask me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    carolyn brown knows her cowboys

    its fun, oh yeah, i'm reading them all..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    recommend

    great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Recommend

    I enjoyed the series, as always Carolyn Browns books are filled wither option, fun and humor.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    waste of money

    I was very dissappointed in this book. I was unable to finish the book it was so poorly written.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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