Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy not included)

Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy not included)

by Carolyn Brown
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Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy not included) by Carolyn Brown

Book 1 in the Burnt Boot, Texas Series

'Tis the season for...
Feasting
Frolicking
And...Feuding?

All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet...
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

But that's going to take a miracle...
Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...

Burnt Boot, Texas Series:
Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Book 1)
The Trouble with Texas Cowboys (Book 2)

Praise for The Cowboy's Christmas Baby:
"Featuring a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape."—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402296055
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Burnt Boot, Texas , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 209,606
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy not included) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I was kept interested. The story has laughs, crazy family feuds, and sweet romance. This is Callie and Finn’s story. Callie has come to town so she can get help protecting her nephew as he witnessed something. Finn and Callie served together he is a sniper and she was his spotter. They are both pulled into the family feud in the town as the 2 girls from different families have set their sights on Finn. Callie is gonna help out Finn around his ranch and then get her nephew to court to testify. They have both wanted each other for years but never acted on those feelings can they really act on them now? How if the feud going to affect them getting together? I loved these characters and also the side characters. There are some tear filled moments and some anger filled moments in this story. But all in all I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Callie Brewster will only consider one man to protect her when the Feds threaten her with Witness Protection. The man that had her back and kept her alive in Afghanistan retired Army sniper Finn O’Donnell. If only Callie can keep her crush silent. Finn O’Donnell can’t believe that the war raging between the ranchers could be as serious as the Hatfields and McCoys, but he soon learns that he’s quite mistaken. Luckily for Finn Callie has just arrived and she’ll protect him from the prowling women. If she doesn’t wind up the object of their war when the feuding clans actually see where Finn’s eyes are glued! Hott Review: What I liked: Cowboy Boots For Christmas was really fun! I REALLY enjoyed Joe the most. All of the characters were fun and well developed. We’ve also got a great set of characters prepped for the series. I think my favorite part of this book is how close Callie and Finn are. They barely need to even glance at each other to know what the other is thinking and yet they’re both afraid of committing to the other. It was sweet. What I didn’t like: There is quite a bit of foul language in this book. More… Author: Carolyn Brown Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley Grade: A Steam: Adult — It’s not too descriptive but very steamy. It’s really the language that’s the issue. Setting: Burnt Boot, Texas Series: Burnt Boot, Texas #1
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Dianne57 More than 1 year ago
I don't usually review older books just ARC's and very new books...well that and books I'm really impressed with. However, I just couldn't keep my opinion of this one to myself! I usually love or at least like very much Carolyn's books, but this one? Ugh. They are generally sweet and funny and with a good story. I tried; I really, really tried and I just could NOT finish this book. I hate having to give up before I even get half-way through, but this book just took the cake. For starters Callie and her nephew Martin are in the Witness Protection program -yet when she and the 'hero' Finn go into town they announce her *real* name to a store owner. And just about everyone else to boot. Reality check please. Uhmmm no, just no. Finn the hero is salivating, drooling, slobbering over Callie and it gets a bit on the icky side. However Callie is doing the same thing will Finn, double ick. Martin, Callies nephew who has seen a murder and who is eleven (I think) is just the epitome of a Stepford/perfect child that I just wanted to scrub my brain. I don't believe this one little bit -it's possible for a child to be perfect, sure, but it sure doesn't make for enthralling reading. (of course Ms Brown has a habit of making the kids in her books uber cutsie) And let us not even talk about all the animals that seem to show up in the first 24/48 hours. There is so much going on yet no time passes at all. I can't suspend my disbelief this much and keep my sanity intact. Therefore I am saving my sanity and not even going to attempt to finish this. I should have spent my money on something else, anything else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As much as I enjoy love stories, I love to laugh even more. This book had me laughing out loud, made me misty-eyed, and was just plumb enjoyable. And, although there are some good romance scenes, it isn't super graphic.
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PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Great book. My first with Carolyn Brown, but, it won't be my last. A warm loving Christmas story with lots of fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall book was interesting. I liked the charactors, although they didn't seem normal at times. Conversations just seemed to stop and not flow well in certain areas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good in theory, I just had trouble feeling anything for the characters. A feel good Christmas story though.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another cowboy takes the plunge. So much fun to see how Carolyn Brown has these hot cowboys meet, court and hook up with their women.
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bookaholicGE More than 1 year ago
So I somehow did things backwards and read 'The trouble with Texas Cowboys' before I read 'Cowboy boots for Christmas'. The funny thing is it really did not matter. Carolyn Brown did such a great job that I still enjoyed every second of the book because she does not reveal information about the other characters that would ruin the next book if you read them out of order. Each book can stand alone and be enjoyed to the fullest. In Cowboy boots for Christmas I loved the relationship between Finn O’Donnell and Callie Brewster. Finn is the new owner of his own ranch called Salt Draw he moves there after getting out of a horrible relationship. Callie arrives on the ranch after joining witness protection because her nephew witnessed a murder. Callie knows that after many years of her and Finn working together in the military, he is the only one that can protect her and her nephew Martin from danger. The thing that I like about Carolyn Brown is that there is always some hot under the sheets action but she does not rush to get there. She builds the relationship letting you get to know the characters fully so when they do connect on a sexual level you understand the trust and feelings they express with each other keeping things more realistic. Callie and Fin were so strong and yet had weakness and battled real life issues. They had open hearts and took their military rules of no man gets left behind as fact. It was beautiful to see that they did not let their past cripple them instead they let the love they had for each other make them strong enough to help others. Great job Carolyn Brown
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~RECEIVED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW~ Hot sexy Army man and a cowboy! Oh my, where can you go wrong! Carolyn Brown know just what her readers wand and gives just that! Once you start this book you won't be able to put it down, but can you get past the sexy cover to even start the book? If you haven't read anything by Carolyn Brown you really are missing out! This was an amazing read! I think my reader is still smokin'!
slsNY More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Cowboy Boots for Christmas is book one of the new Burnt Boot, Texas series by Carolyn Brown. Finn & Callie's story. Hilarious and heartwarming romance. Safe house, family feuds, stampedes, strays, catfights and lots of love!
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
Cowboy Boots For Christmas (Cowboy Not Included) was an extremely fun and enjoyable western contemporary romance. First book in the Burnt Boot, Texas series by Carolyn Brown, just from this book I can see that this is going to be an amazing series if this one was anything to go by. This was my first book ever of Carolyn's, I've heard such good things about her writing. and having written and released over 40+ books I can see why she is still so popular, contemporary romance's when they're series set in small towns have become my new book obsession, I just can't seem to get enough of them! Retired army sniper Finn has recently taken over a ranch in Burnt Boot, Texas when his partner and spotter from his army days Callie comes to him asking for help for her and her nephew Martin, once they move in it's only a matter of time before Salt Draw ranch is not only home to those three but an assortment of stray pets, kids and it's former owner Verdie who decides her retirement home is not for her, they also find themselves stuck in the middle of the town's two feuding families the Brennans and the Gallaghers, life here is never dull. Filled with warmth, love and the joys of Christmas this is one book to get you into the holiday spirit, I will definitely be hunting down more of Carolyn's books, she's found herself a new fan. Highly recommended, especially for those about to start picking up and reading their Christmas reads.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I've read several of Brown's books in the past and enjoyed this one enormously. I'm still not sure if I cried or laughed the most while reading what has to be Carolyn Brown's crown jewel in her magnificent selection of cowboy romance novels. The main characters, Finn and Callie, were people that I would give my eyeteeth to have as friends and the assortment of secondary characters (and they certainly were characters) could only be found on an episode of Andy Griffin. Toss in a couple dogs, a kitten and a bird that could swear like a sailor and a few kids and this book was bursting with life and hope for the upcoming Christmas season. I've read several new Christmas books recently and have several more to read but doubt any will top the "Christmas story" of love and hope that Brown was woven for us in Cowboy Boots For Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sorry folks. I just did not enjoy this book. Not the usual style of writing for this author. Her others books made me laugh and wish I had the cowboy myself. This book was very slow and no chemistry between the two. I got through chapter 5 and then I could not read any further. Had such high hopes .....but greatly disappointed. Love this author so will lookforward to the next new read.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
"Is he asleep?" Finn whispered. "Out like a light. He thinks he's too big to crawl into bed with me so when he as the nightmares, we sleep on the sofa the rest of the night. " "So you are the nightmare whisperer," he chuckled. "What?" "Like the horse whisperer. Only you banish nightmares with your presence. Damn, Callie! I wish I'd have known that two years ago. I would have looked you up and slept on the sofa with you," he said. COWBOY BOOTS FOR CHRISTMAS (Cowboy Not Included) by Carolyn Brown was an enjoyable holiday contemporary romance set in small town Burnt Boot, Texas. The town came complete with its own crazed Brennans - Gallaghers feud. :-). It was the first book I've ever read by Carolyn and it won't be the last.  My full review has been posted to Reading Between The Wines Book Club. 
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Read from October 02 to 03, 2014 Book Info  Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published October 1st 2014) original title Cowboy Boots for Christmas:(Cowboy Not Included) ISBN 1402296053 (ISBN13: 9781402296055) edition language English series Burnt Boot, Texas #1 other editions  Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links  Amazon  B&N  BOOK SYNOPSIS Callie Brewster didn’t figure she’d ever see Finn O’Donnell again when they parted company in Afghanistan. But when her little brother witnesses a killing, everything changes. The government says they’ll put him in witness protection, but Callie doesn’t trust anyone to protect her brother—except for Finn O’Donnell. All Finn wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet on his newly purchased ranch. But he owes Callie Brewster his life, and he always repays a debt. Now there’s a woman in the house who joined the army to get away from ranching, a boy who is scared of his shadow, and a feud going on amongst the other ranchers. Yet in the midst of all the chaos, Finn is happier and more at peace than he’s ever been before… My Thoughts Wow, how many tissues did this story make me use? A lot that is all I can say for sure as my sinuses are still clogged from all the tears that have shed since starting the book! I did not have the pleasure of meeting Finn O'Donnell prior to his story but now that have done so am eager to read more about him and his family. For those of us whose heart is open to the magic of Christmas and the miracles wrought by love this is a perfect story, it does not hurt that it is a Contemporary Cowboy Romance that has a genuinely adorable couple whose friendship started when Finn was an Army Sniper in the Afghanistan War and Callie was his spotter. Having served together on dangerous missions the pairs ability to read each others emotions became second nature, it transfers over to real life when Callie enlists Finns help to keep her nephew safe rather than allowing the government to place them in Witness Protection. Since both suffer from nightmares it does not take long for Callie and Finn to find that they comfort each other easily without words as their shared experiences in the war have left them with a natural understanding of what the other’s night time terrors can encompass. The small town in Texas setting is one that never loses its appeal for me and Burnt Boot Texas is about as far from the beaten path as one can get without losing touch with civilization completely as they do have a large general store and a bar in town for the neighboring ranchers to buy general supplies and grab a drink or two when the urge hits to cut loose with friends. I chortled with glee with each new addition to Finn and Callie’s household, could imagine the wonderfully rich smell of Verdie’s cookies baking and shivered when the snowball fights ensued when the weather changed and the temps dropped. By the time Christmas Day rolled around the entire group of inhabitants of the Salt Draw ranch had made themselves at home in my heart and I was totally pleased with how things came together for all of them, especially since what started off as a favor became a meaningful turning point in all of their futures for a better life together! For this hopeless romantic this was a perfect "Christmas miracle" tale and from Joe the talking parrot to Pistol his Chihuahua sidekick and all the other animal characters that were so skillfully woven in as family members the contribution they made lent a deeper layer of charm to the story. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
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