Melt My Heart, Cowboy

Melt My Heart, Cowboy

by C. J. Carmichael

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Who is the handsome cowboy who comes into small town Marietta's chocolate shop every week to buy a box of chocolates? More importantly...who is he buying the chocolates for? These are the questions sales clerk Rosie Linn asks herself as she waits for her sadly neglected childhood home to sell so she can pursue an exciting new career in L.A.

Rosie finds out the answers the day rugged ranch hand Brant Willingham introduces himself and asks for her help in managing the care of his younger sister. Brant's mother has recently died, leaving him the sole guardian of eighteen-year-old Sara Maria–who has been a puzzle to Brant ever since she began exhibiting signs of autism at age two.

Rosie and Brant come up with a plan. She'll help with his sister if he handles repairs and a new paint job for her old house. It seems the perfect solution, but a new dilemma is created when the couple start spending time together. Brant discovers he doesn't want Rosie to sell and leave, and Rosie fears she will have to choose between love and her dreams.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157154622
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/06/2016
Series: Love at the Chocolate Shop series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 97,452
File size: 240 KB

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Melt My Heart, Cowboy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Melt my Heart, Cowboy is the first book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series. This was a truly sweet read that had both romance & family drama. I thought the author, CJ Carmichael, did a fantastic job introducing a special needs character but not letting that story take away or over shadow the book. I look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
Rosie falls for Brant just as she's about to leave town and reinvent herself. Brant is willing to give up love for her happiness. Somewhere along the way, they both find a little compromising can go a long way. Rosie also helps Brant find a way to allow his special needs sister, Sara Maria, find the independence she needs. Beautifully written story.
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Brant Willingham comes into Copper Mountain Chocolates every Friday to pick up a box of chocolates. Every week the sales clerk Rosie Linn tries to tempt him into buying a different flavor convinced he is buying them for a woman. When Brant asks Rosie to become a companion for his autistic sister there attraction isn't part of the plan. As payment to Rosie Brant offers to help Rosie fix up her house so she can sell it and move to LA to advance her career as a screenwriter. That's where the trouble begins. I really enjoyed this book. All of the main characters were interesting and fun to get to know. it was a great start to a new series.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
A Sweet Romance to Curl up with! Melt My Heart, Cowboy is book 1 in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series. The series of 12 books by different authors will be set around Sage Carrigan's Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop, and it is only fitting that CJ Carmichael kick off the series, since the chocolate shop is her creation. Rosie stayed in Marietta to look after her father, working in the chocolate shop by day and working on screen plays for her brother in her off time. Now that her father is gone, all she has to do is sell her house and she can make the move to Los Angeles. Her impending move doesn't stop her from being intrigued by the cowboy that comes in at the same time every week to by the same box of chocolates. Brant was happy with his life, then his mother died in an accident, leaving him the sole caretaker of his autistic sister. He doesn't know how to deal with her, or have a home of his own to bring her to when the care center tells him she doesn't belong there. When Brant asks Rosie to help with his sister, it sets in motion not only a friendship with Rosie and Brant, but also with Sara Maria, his sister. This is a sweet romance that helps two people discover that the plan they had for life may not be the right one. Rosie also helps Brant realize that, despite her autism, his sister isn't the same little girl he remembered living with. The characters were fun and the story was a good one to curl up with, preferably with a cup of hot chocolate. I loved meeting new characters and visiting those we have seen before. I can't wait to see what life has in store for Portia, who comes home to Marietta and starts work at the shop.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
A new series is launched with chocolate and cowboys in Marietta,Montana. Love the characters and enjoyed this tale. Looking forward to reading the rest. Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinion is my own.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Melt My Heart, Cowboy" by CJ Carmichael is book number one in the "Love at the Chocolate Shop" series. This is Brant Willingham and Rosie Linn's story. Rosie is working at the Chocolate Shop until she can sell her home then she is moving to LA for a new career. Brant is a cowboy working and living in the bunk house on a ranch. His mother has passed away and now he is responsible for the care of his autistic sister. At this time she is in a care facility but needs more in her life than what the care facility can give her. Brant is really frustrated because he just doesn't know how to deal with this situation. Brant gets Rosie to help with his sister. Since Rosie is spending so much time with Brant's sister they end spending time together. There is an attraction and chemistry between them. But, should they start a relationship since she will be moving as soon as her house sells plus Brant has to consider his sister's needs? I enjoyed Brant and Rosie's story. This is a sweet and heartwarming story. The story also brought awareness to the challenges that families experience in dealing with autism. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Rosie's dream is to leave Marietta Montana and start living life on her terms. Her father needed her so she stayed and made him comfortable until his death. Now she's selling the family house and moving to California to work with her brother. Until then she's working at Copper Mountain Chocolate. She likes Sage Carrigan. She's a great boss and makes wonderful chocolate. However, Rosie is intrigued by the handsome cowboy who comes in every week and always buys the same candy. She wishes that he would notice her. I loved this heartfelt romance. Rosie is such a special woman. She wants to be loved and she wishes this cowboy was the one. Brant has no time for romance. He's carrying a heavy load. He's afraid that he can't take care of his autistic sister now that his mother is dead. He convinces Rosie to help. As these two spend time together, they find love. Do they have a chance for a HEA? I was pulled into the story from the first page. I love the characters, the amazing dialogue and the perfect setting. Marietta steals your heart with its friendly, caring people. I'm enjoying this new series, Love At The Chocolate Shop? I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story. Although all the talk of chocolates really made me hungry. Rosie and Brant were great characters and I loved how they worked together. She had a crush on Brant before she even knew his name, as he was a regular customer at the chocolate shop where she worked. Brant's sister, his concern for his sister at least, finally brought them together outside of the chocolate shop. They were both at turning points in their lives with big decisions to make. I liked how things played out for all of them. I really wish Sage's chocolate shop was a real place, I would definitely be a regular customer.
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
The dynamics between Rosie and Brant and their families past are similar but different and each is able to help each other overcome their faults and turn them into strengths. Rosie being able to help Brant come to terms with his sister was amazing. I have never been disappointed in a story by CJ and she has quickly became one of my favorite authors. Looking forward to more from the chocolate shop! Received an ARC for an honest and fair review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful heartwarming story that is the beginning of what should be a fun series to read. Love blooms at the Chocolate Shop in Marietta when long time customer Brandt Willingham finally introduces himself. Rosie Linn knows he's been coming in every week for a specific box of chocolates but she has no idea who he's been buying them for. She's surprised when he asks for her help with his sister. Why now though? She's hopefully close to selling her father's home and leaving to start her life in LA. These two make a perfect pair. Each having recently lost a parent and needing to find a way to heal and find a new path in life. Will they find their way together or would it be better if they go their separate ways? Definitely a book you want to read and find out. I highly recommend it.
gcwex22 More than 1 year ago
Rosie Linn is working in Sage’s Chocolate shop impatiently waiting for her parent’s house to sell so she can move to California to pursue a writing career. But every week like clockwork a handsome cowboy comes in and buys the same salted caramels, despite her best efforts to get him to taste something different. She wonders who he is and who he is buying the candy for. Brandt Willingham has issues of his own, namely his much younger autistic sister. His mom recently died in an accident and care of Sara Maria has now fallen to him, and he is at a complete loss what to do with her. He thinks it’s a brilliant idea to ask the cute clerk from the chocolate shop to help him and maybe befriend his sister. Little does he suspect that Rosie will make a much bigger impact on his life than just a friend for his sister. A story by CJ Carmichael never disappoints, and this is no exception. This is a great way to start the Love at the Chocolate Shop series from Tule Publishing. Loved it.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
The start of this new series is melt in your mouth delicious. Anything that revolves around food, especially chocolate is a good thing in and out of my book! Rosie is working at Sage's Chocolate Shop and waiting for her house to sell so she can move. She has dreams of working with her brother in LA, far away from Montana. Until she meets Brant... I received a copy from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
An awesome start to a new series, of Love at the Chocolate shop. Now, who doesn't love chocolate! Rosie, works at Sage's (my dream job) where she meets Brant. Brant comes in every Friday to buy chocolate for someone sweet. That someone turns out to be his autistic sister, Sara. All three of them develop a friendship and help each other out, plus you Henry the dog. Loved the chemistry between Rosie and Brant. Plus, The Carringan family is one of my favorite families. This book shows how special families and friends are. Can't wait to hear more on Portia! I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A sweet love story. For the last few months, Rosie Linn has looked forward to the handsome Friday night cowboy coming into Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop where she works. He always buys the same box of chocolates and never tries anything else. Whoever he is buying them for must really love dark chocolate salted caramels. But Rosie has bigger things she should be focusing on besides trying to figure out the cowboy and who he is shopping for. She is trying to sell her childhood home so she can begin her dream of being a screenwriter and moving to Los Angeles. After his mother’s death, Brant Willingham has been keeping his regular Friday night visit with his sister Sara Maria who lives at May Bell Care Home. He brings her a box of chocolate and they go out for pizza and a movie. But the staff at May Bell Care Home think Sara Maria really needs to be spending time with people her own age as she has grown bored living there. So, Brant comes up with a plan. He approaches the pretty girl at the chocolate shop and asks if she would be willing to spend time with his sister. In exchange he will help her get her house ready to sell. As Rosie and Sara Maria become friends, Brant also finds himself drawn to Rosie. He really doesn’t have time for dating between working and driving into Marietta to see his sister. But fate has a way of working things out and Brant and Rosie soon find themselves falling in love. How will this effect Rosie’s plans of moving? This was an enjoyable story and a good beginning to the new Love at the Chocolate Shop series. The chemistry between the two main characters was very strong and I enjoyed learning their story. I also enjoyed catching up with characters from past books and look forward to hearing more about them in the future.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael is the first book in the Love at the Chocolate series. If this book is any indication, this will be an outstanding series. Every Friday afternoon a handsome cowboy comes into Marietta’s chocolate shop to buy a box of chocolates. Sales clerk Rosie Linn wonders who the lucky person is who will be getting these candies. Rosie is biding her time, waiting to sell her neglected family home so she can join her brother in LA and start a new career as a screenwriter. She has spent the past few years taking care of her ill father after their mother had died. Brant Willingham’s mother died recently, leaving him as guardian to his eighteen-year old autistic sister, Sara Maria. Not sure how to deal or handle his sister he decides that maybe the sweet candy clerk would be the perfect person to ask for help. Rosie and Brant come up with a plan. She will help with his sister if he takes care of the repairs and a new coat of paint for her old house. It appears to be the perfect solution until the couple begins spending time together. Brant, and Sara Maria, doesn’t want Rosie to sell her house and leave them. Meanwhile Rosie fears how she will be able to leave Brant and still go after her dreams. This was a sweet, fun and entertaining story with very likeable and authentic characters that you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers and can’t wait until the next entry in this series.