In her latest contemporary romance, HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY, bestselling author Carolyn Brown introduces readers to Mason Harper and his precocious twin girls. All these little ladies want is a mom, and when a bedraggled woman wearing a wedding dress shows up on their doorstep, they finally think their wish is coming true! Will Mason be able to convince Annie Rose that it is time to stop running, or is everyone destined for heartbreak?
This cowboy’s met his match, and he’s gonna put a ring on it!
Rancher Mason Harper’s two little girls want nothing more than a mama of their own. So when a pretty woman appears on his front porch in a tattered wedding dress, he can’t help but wonder if it’s fate.
Annie Rose Boudreau is in a downright hellish mess. She’s just a few steps ahead of the lowlife ex who’s been hot on her heels, but she’s tired of running, and nannying Mason’s two sweet girls may be just what she needs. As her days on the ranch fly by, and the nights with Mason get hotter, Annie Rose decides that she’s going to stay… for a lifetime.
If you are looking for a sweet, light-hearted romance HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY the fourth book in Carolyn Brown’s Cowboys & Brides series is the perfect read. Annie Rose and Mason make a great couple who share an immediate attraction, but the real love at first sight comes from Mason’s hellions, I mean adorable twin eight year old daughters. Gabby and Lily stole the show and kept me chuckling throughout the book. Don’t get me wrong, I’m only laughing because their antics would be funny to watch, but all definitely fall under the heading of “we’ll laugh about this later”. Those girls were a handful for their father and the numerous nannies they’d run off since their mother passed away is proof. Mason is a rancher who loved his late wife deeply and has dated a bit, but never found a woman willing to be a mother to his girls. More importantly, he’s never met a woman his girls are willing to allow in their life. But they fall head over hills for Annie Rose and decide they want her for their new “mama” the minute they find her sleeping on their front porch in a tattered wedding dress, no less. Since he’s in need of a nanny. Again. And he hasn’t had a chance to hit his speed dial to call the service. Mason decides to give the beautiful woman a chance since his daughters actually want her there and convinces her to stay on at least a few days to take on the position of “Mama-Nanny” (so-called at Gabby and Lily’s insistence).
Ms. Brown does a tremendous job of building up the feelings and attraction that build between Mason and Annie Rose as well as the closeness that develops between Annie Rose and his little girls. Seems Annie Rose was a bit of a handful herself as a young girl and has plenty of fond memories of how her mother parented her to draw upon. Ms. Brown fills the story with humor, some tender situations, a sad history for both Mason and Annie Rose, some annoying neighbors and some very kind and helpful neighbors – some of whom had their stories told in the previous Cowboys & Brides books. I pretty much read the entire book with a smile on my face. 4 stars.
~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.