Thursday, May 23

Book Blast & Giveaway: Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes

Kidnapped Cowboy

Kidnapped Cowboy
Lindsey Brookes


Genre: Western Romance

Date of Publication: February 14, 2013

Number of pages: 304






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After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy.

Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.

When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?

Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…

Excerpt: 
“Going somewhere?”

She spun around to find Brandon Barnes standing in the open doorway. Other than Dalton, he was the last person she wanted to see right then. It was hard to even look at him, he reminded her so much of his brother. The man who had crushed her heart to smithereens. “I’m done here. I told you that.”

“Well, you might wanna hold off on leaving.”

She walked over to grab more books. “Why would I do that? Once the kids leave, my commitment to this place is over.”

“Because my brother wants to have a word with you.”

“It’s a little late for that don’t you think?

“He’s on his way here. Stay long enough to hear him out.”

She dumped the last load of books into the box and then folded the flaps, sealing it shut. “No can do. I have a life to get on with. One that doesn’t include a smooth-talking, heart-breaking cowboy.”

“I was afraid you’d say that.” Brandon stepped into the room with a frown. “Dalton’s right. You’re a stubborn little thing.” He turned and gave a whistle. “Kids!”

The screen door opened again and the counselors stepped inside, behind them came the rest of their groups, forming a tight circle around her.

“What’s going on?” she asked, looking around at the determined faces of the young counselors and teens. “Billy? Leah?”

It was Jimmy who stepped forward. The boy she had seen the most change in. Had grown the closest to. “You’ve taught us to trust ourselves to know right from wrong. How to use what we learned to help others. And now it’s our turn to help you, Miss Myers.”

“Me?”

“You’ve gotta talk to Dalton,” Kylie said, the others nodding in agreement.

“No,” Caitlin said stiffly, “I don’t.” She turned to Brandon in fury. How dare you bring them into this!”

He smiled. “All’s fair in love and war, Caitlin. And my brother loves you.” He glanced past her with a nod. “Kids.”

The next thing she knew, the circle around her began closing in. It was then she noticed the coils of rope in a few of the teens’ hands.

They wouldn’t.

They did.



Giveaway: 

Lindsey will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

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Author Bio:

Romance author Lindsey Brookes grew up reading romance novels. She penned her first romance, a historical, at the age of seventeen. From there she went on to join Romance Writers of America where she learned the ins and outs of the publishing business and ways to hone her craft. She switched to writing contemporary romance and has finalled in/or won more than 75 RWA chapter sponsored contests with over a dozen different manuscripts. She is also a four time RWA Golden Heart finalist as well as a past American Title III finalist and winner of Harlequin's Great American Romance Novel contest. She's married to her childhood sweetheart, her hero, with whom she has two beautiful daughters.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting Kidnapped Cowboy!

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  2. Oh what a fun set up. I don't think I've seen one where the hero is kidnapped by the heroine. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for pointing it out! I hadn't seen it before and I love a good cowboy romance.

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