Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl.
Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school-and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget...
- Original Title:Toughest Cowboy in Texas (Happy, Texas #1)
- Author:Carolyn Brown
- Rating:8.44 / 10
- Publisher:Published May 30th 2017 by Forever
Welcome to Happy, Texas! There really is a town by that name in the panhandle of Texas where the flat land reaches out for miles and miles until it meets the sky.
Starting a new series is always exciting, but The Toughest Cowboy in Texas was an emotional trip for me. Brody and Lila had just graduated from high school the last time they’d seen each other. That was twelve years ago and now she’s back in Happy where everyone knows everyone, remembers all the silly things that happened in the past, and the gossip mill is never without fodder. Cross Canadian Ragweed has a song on the market titled “17” and it says that you’re always seventeen in your hometown. That’s the way Brody and Lila felt that summer, even if they were thirty-year-old adults. I can relate to both of them because when I go back home, everyone still remembers me as a seventeen-year-old kid, and I’ve been gone for more than fifty years.