Friday, April 1, 2011

Review -- I Love This Bar by Carolyn Brown

I Love This Bar by Carolyn Brown

I love this book! It is an amusing romance full of unpretentious rural charm. Have I mentioned how much I adore cowboys. Daisy O'Dell is the owner of the Honky Tonk saloon and she's proud to be a barmaid. She loves her job and her quirky customers and plans to only stop serving beer from a mason jar when her old, dead body is removed feet first. Jarod McElroy has moved in with his elderly Uncle Emmett to help him run his ranch and he is definitely not looking for any romantic entanglements. He only stopped in for a cold beer but ends up on the hardwood floor sprawled atop the feisty brunette. The older man gets it into his mind that Daisy would make a great rancher's wife and he tries to convince the younger couple. Can an ornery old man bring together two headstrong lovers? Any cowboy who can tell you that you are the prettiest pile of crap he's ever seen and make your heart skip a beat is definitely a keeper. Daisy is a strong heroine which is good because Jarod is an even stronger hero. Not one of the bar patrons doesn't make a long-lasting, memorable impression. Common, everyday characters easy to relate to funny down home approach to romance. This rollicking romance had so many fantastic characters including three sexy redheaded ranchers. Toby Keith's song is a wonderful idea for a romance. This book brings with it a feeling similar to riding down dirt roads, windows down and singing along with your favorite songs. I was so sad to find myself on the last page and I cannot wait for the next novel in the series. This is definitely a keeper and I know I'll find myself rereading it and chuckling out loud once again.

She doesn't need anything but her bar... — Daisy O'Dell has her hands full with hotheads and thirsty ranchers until the day one damn fine cowboy walks in and throws her whole life into turmoil... — He's looking for a cold drink and a moment's peace... — Instead he finds one red hot woman. She's just what he needs, if only he can convince her to come out from behind that bar, and come home with him... 

5 out of 5

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