Long, Hot Texas Summer

Long, Hot Texas Summer

by Carolyn Brown

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ISBN-13: 9781477823897
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 697,210
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, as well as a RITA finalist. She has written several beloved and popular romance titles, ranging from historical to contemporary to cowboy themed. She and her husband live in Davis, Oklahoma. They have three grown children, and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

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Long, Hot Texas Summer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
christalvp More than 1 year ago
Long, Hot Texas Summer was a great romance, and a fun one to read! I loved both of the main characters, Loretta and Jackson Bailey, and there was a wonderful cast of secondary ones as well. The storyline of this couple's second chance romance was a good one, and I enjoyed each second spent reading this book. Loretta Bailey returns to Texas and Lonesome Canyon Ranch after seventeen years, determined to bring her twenty-one year old daughter, Nona, back to Oklahoma so that she will finish her last year of college. Nona is set on staying on her daddy's ranch, where she intends to join him in his business and wait for her ranch hand boyfriend's proposal. As a an 18 year old bride, Loretta loved the ranch, but that changed a few years later when she found her husband Jackson kissing another woman in the barn. Loretta took 4 year old Nona, and went to live with her parents in Oklahoma, where she has since remained. Now that Loretta is back on the ranch, she has to make peace with her feelings for Jackson. This was an entertaining book, and a very quick one to read. The ranch setting provided a scenic backdrop to the story, as did the country music that was mentioned, and the interesting secondary characters. I liked the banter between Loretta and Jackson almost as much as the chemistry they shared. It was touching to watch them find their way back to one another. This was a very satisfying story!
agardone More than 1 year ago
This book is a page turner, keeps your interest & you won't be able to put it down.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Aubrey Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Once again Carolyn Brown created a world that I would love to settle down in and raise my family. Everyone is big into family and working hard for a living. I never realized how much I enjoy second-chance romances until reading Loretta and Jackson’s story. Brown writes in a way that makes all her characters relatable even if you don’t care for the character. Even her secondary characters are funny and lovable. Travis and Nona were like the younger version of Loretta and Jackson. Nona just wanted to do what she wanted without having to answer to so many people. I want to be like Rosie their long-time housekeeper. Still alive and cooking in her 80’s. Loretta comes barreling into the canyon and Lonesome Canyon Ranch with a mission. Jackson has been running his ranch since Loretta left years ago. They had a grand swooping teenage romance that resulted in Loretta pregnant. Now she is back with a fight in her to get their daughter to go back to finish her last year of college. I adored Loretta. She was so spunky and she knew exactly what she wanted. She didn’t let anything or anyone get in her way. She loved fiercely but still needed to figure out what was going on with Jackson. The love that they had for each other was palpable and one you did not want to go to waste. This is a book for people who love happily ever after stories that are full of laughter and are rather wholesome.
All-Night-Books More than 1 year ago
A second chance romance that takes a classic story line and gives it a fiery spark to it. You meet the stubborn but sassy redheaded Loretta and her oh so handsome ex husband Jackson when Loretta returns home to prevent her daughter Nona from making the same mistakes she thinks she made all those years ago. Only will Jackson and Loretta move past their stubborn ways to finally get the happy ever after they so deserve. I love how this book gives you characters that are real. Definitely a must read for anyone who likes a great romance with great characters.
ahlewis32 More than 1 year ago
Carolyn Brown delivers an entertaining and fun tale of second chances with LONG HOT TEXAS SUMMER. The summer is only the tip of what’s hot in Lonesome Canyon. Mistaken thoughts and stubborn but foolish pride take center stage in the rekindling of the relationship between Loretta Bailey and her ex-husband Jackson. Desire has never waned for either of them when it comes to the other. Loretta is a strong but vulnerable heroine as she deals with her still strong love for her ex and her intention of keeping their daughter from making the mistake of becoming a rancher’s wife. Jackson is steady and knows he made a big mistake all those years ago. He wants Loretta back and he’ll do whatever he can to insure it. In the end, they both win out. Supporting characters are fun and include a meddling housekeeper, a dutiful daughter and Loretta’s best friends from high school. The party scene with Loretta and her friends is a hoot. If you want a fun book that’s easy on the eyes, LONG HOT TEXAS SUMMER is for you!
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Long, Hot Texas Summer, Carolyn Brown Review from jeannie zelos book reviews I'd really looked forward to this, it sounded fun and I enjoy western romances...but I need an edge to my reading, some drama and emotion, and this just felt too light and fluffy. Middle of the road, inoffensive,neutral, no depth to it... It didn't help that Him Indoors is a film addict, John Wayne being a special favourtie so I've seen McLintock more times than I want, even though I don't watch but am reading, the story slowly bleeds into my brain and I felt reading this book that it was so, so simliar that it just wasn't working for me...maybe to do with the fact that I'm not keen on that ( or many) films too..... So, after getting to around 40% I skim read to the end as I was bored...and didn't find anything suprising, no drama, nothing really deep emotionally, and so its one of those novels where for me it was a bad choice. It's well written and I'm sure for those who want an easy to read novel it will be just what they want. We all want different things after all thankfully, that's what gives us such a wide range of novels. Stars: two :-( sorry Carolyn, just not a story that worked for me though I'm sure it will for many others. ARC supplied via Netgalley.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Read from July 31 to August 01, 2014 Book Info  Kindle Edition Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Montlake Romance ASIN B00I2XZH32 edition language English other editions (2) Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links  Amazon  B&N  BOOK SYNOPSIS A sassy redhead with an axe to grind… After catching her husband kissing another woman in the barn, Loretta Sullivan Bailey left Lonesome Canyon Ranch and swore she’d never come back. But when her daughter threatens to drop out of college to become a rancher’s wife, Loretta refuses to let her baby make the same mistake she did. She returns to the ranch, determined to get her daughter back in school by the summer’s end…and resolute on ignoring her feelings for her ex-husband. A bullheaded but oh so sexy cowboy… A cowboy from his hat to his boots, ruggedly handsome rancher Jackson Bailey is none too pleased that his feisty—and gorgeous—ex-wife has suddenly shown up seventeen years after their divorce. But despite all their fighting and fussing, the two stubborn former lovers soon discover that old flames burn the hottest. Can they finally put aside their differences and find happiness together…forever? My Thoughts Okay have totally found my favorite location and favorite couple of all the books read by this author . There is a lot of water under the bridge between Loretta and Jackson Bailey, divorced after only four years of marriage 17 years ago the two have not seen in each other or kept in touch other than discussing their daughter Nona. Lonesome Canyon Ranch is in the blood for the 21 year old Nona and having lost her heart to one of her father’s cowboys she is determined to live in Texas full time, her mother on the other hand is just as determined that she finish college in Oklahoma and decides that following her daughter to the ranch is the only hope she has of talking her into changing her mind and coming home with Loretta. Funny thing about “home”, sometimes we never realize that a place we left behind never left our heart and when Loretta returns to the ranch she has no trouble sliding right back into the day to day operations as if she had never left.In 17 years she had never felt more “at home” than she did while driving the hay truck or the tractor, not only was it satisfying but the sense of a job well done really made her realize just how much she had missed Lonesome Canyon all that time. Jackson was another story, the electricity the pair feel when sharing the same space is just as volatile as it was when they were young. The boy she agreed to “Like” at age 10 soon became the center of her heart by age 16, married to him when pregnant at 18 Loretta never felt like she measured up so when Jackson made a mistake it did not take much for her to jump to conclusions and grab her baby and run home to her parents in Oklahoma. Now after all the years apart Loretta has come back to Texas determined to bring her daughter home, living in the ranch house and working with Jackson however shows her that maybe her hasty departure can now be worked out as the love never died for either one of them towards each other. After a lot of stops and starts which includes lots of reliving the past and looking towards new beginnings for the future we have a very well rounded story that delights both longtime fans of Carolyn Brown as well as new readers of her work. To this day not sure which character was my favorite but sure had fun meeting all of them! Second chance romance, Texas ranch location, hot cowboys, gorgeous cowgirls and a whole lot of just plain good old fashioned day to day events that all add up to one engaging reading experience that in no way leaves you feeling unsatisfied with the way things work out. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
cinful1121 More than 1 year ago
Young love, betrayal and 17 years apart would seem like a sure fire end to ever making up and getting back together but what if you were given a second chance? Loretta and Jackson were kids when they fell in love, married and had a baby girl then one fateful day the floor drops out from under them. Fast forward almost two decades and they reunite for their daughters sake but come face to face with the reality they both played a part in how things turned out how they had. Through love that never really died and hope for righting all the wrongs and moving forward this couple will make you laugh, get mad and root for them to make it work. Throw in a sassy, determined to be a rancher daughter Nona and a feisty, don't give her any lip housekeeper Rosie and you'll be cracking up in no time with their no-nonsense approach to almost everything. There is a good story here and great characters with a lot of spunk, love and opinions that all together make for a great book. I think everyone can agree that somewhere in our lives we have all wished for a second chance now you can sit back and read about Loretta and Jackson's. Enjoy!