Thursday, August 19, 2010

Review #79: Hell, Yeah by Carolyn Brown (last romance review)

Title: Hell, Yeah
Author: Carolyn Brown
Genre: Romance
Series: Honky Tonk Series
Format: ARC from Publisher
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 978-1-4022-3927-4
Price/Pages: $7.99/384 
Release Date: August

My Review and Description:

This will be my last romance book reviewed here on my blog. I changed my review guidelines back in May after I came back from New York and BEA. I wanted to focus on reviewing my favorite genres; literary fiction, memoirs and mystery/thrillers.

This is a perfect book to wrap up my adventures in reviewing romance. My experience with reading romance was pretty much limited to ages old Danielle Steele. Now there are so many different genres of romance, that I don't I think I even chipped a tiny spot on the surface. It was fun exploring the worlds of paranormal, contemporary, historical and western romance; to name a few.
Though I'm sure I will stumble across a good romance read again, I won't be posting any more reviews here. There are many awesome bloggers out there who can do it better justice.

Hell, Yeah was a fun, fast follow up to I Love This Bar, the first book in this Honky Tonk series by Carolyn Brown. It's the same bar, the same crazy, drunk patrons and the same type of hunky cowboys.
This time they have a new owner, Cathy O'Dell, cousin to the previous owner. Gorgeous and tough, she has a "run in" with her future hunky cowboy, Travis Henry. 

He assertively comes at her seconds before the New Year is about to turn and plants a giant kiss on her lips, catching them both by surprise. 

The books flows much like the first. They are both caught off guard with one another, tip toe around each other a bit, massively attracted to one another, and then BAM, sexy, good times.

Rating: 3 stars/ 6 stars
These are fun reads. Nothing deep or too involved. I think once you read one, you get the hang out of the other. You combine good looking people, country music (which I love!) and whiskey and beer drinking, can't really go wrong. 

My Give a Damn's Busted (Book 3) is due out in October and Honky Tonk Christmas (Book 4) is due out in November.

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Thank you to Danielle at Sourcebooks for sending me a copy to review.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Julie@My5monkeys said...

totally understand about romance books. I have to be in the mood to read them and review. I agree its light reading and fun.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

You know, I don't think I've ever read a straight romance book haha this sounds fun and light though. Plus, it brings me back to those two years living in the South (and it was enough!) Great review :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oooo that cover.

Great review!

Marce said...

I have to be in the mood also so maybe 4 a year.

Nice to see you concentrating on what your preference is.

Staci said...

Sometimes you just need a fun book!

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

I just love the names of the books! how totally fun! "my give a damn's busted"!!! reminds me of a blues song I was listening to earlier - "kiss my ass baby I ain't takin' your sh*t no more"....awesome song to drive too if you need a good, fast driving song!