Super Book Blast: Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes

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Kidnapped Cowboy CoverAfter 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…


“Dalton, try to understand my situation,” she pleaded, looking away. “Your brother wouldn’t appreciate his employee having a fling with his brother.”

“A fling? Is that what we’re doing?” he demanded.

“You know what I mean.”

“What I know is that my brother is aware of my feelings for you and has no issues with it. I know you’re scared. Afraid to let your heart lead you.”

“Well you’re afraid of the big ‘C’,” she told him, her tone clipped. “I have reason to be scared. And this conversation is over.” That said she took off, disappearing around the bed of his truck.
He took off after her. Their conversation was far from over. “The big ‘C’?”

“Commitment,” she called back over her shoulder.

“Damn it, Caitlin, when are you gonna realize that I’m crazy about you?”

She stopped and turned. “Don’t say that.”

“Why the hell not? It’s true.”

“We’re from two different worlds,” she argued half-heartedly.

“What worlds?” he asked, her mulishness frustrating him to no end. “Rich and poor?”

“Yes.” She looked down at the ground between them.

He cupped her chin, raising it until she met his gaze. “I’d give it all up for you.”

Her bottom lip quivered as she looked up at him. “Dalton…” her tone was pleading.

“Forget it, Caitlin. I can be just as stubborn as you, even more so if you try me.”

“I don’t wanna argue.”

“Good. Because arguing’s not what I had in mind.” Giving her no chance to protest, he pulled her into his arms and captured her mouth in a long, hard kiss.

Lindsey Brookes picRomance 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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  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Kidnapped Cowboy today!


  3. Nice excerpt

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  4. Oh my word, this sounds like a hoot!! Are the other books in your series so fun? mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

    • All of my books have romance and humor in them. I’ve had a ton of emails asking about a story for Dalton’s brother, Brandon. I think I might have to give him a happily-ever-after, too!

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