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Monday, June 24, 2013

Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes Review Tour

Kidnapped Cowboy
by Lindsey Brookes



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…



His brother shook his head as he stood eyeing the two of them.  “Would someone mind explaining what the hell is going on out here?”
Dalton’s gaze shifted to the house where only the weathered outline of the trellis remained and then back to Caitlin.  He wasn’t even going to attempt an explanation.  Hell, he wasn’t even sure what had just happened.

“I was trying to get your attention,” she admitted.

“Well, it worked,” his brother muttered.

Color flooded her cheeks.  “I’m really sorry about the trellis.  I’ll pay for the damages.”

“I don’t think there’ll be a need for that,” Dalton cut in.  “It just needs reattached to the wall.  Simple enough.”

“Then the job’s yours,” Brandon told him and then turned back to Caitlin.

“Do you realize I could have you arrested for trespassing?”

“Not if she had my permission,” Dalton argued.

His brother arched a dark brow.  “You gave her permission to climb the trellis and peep into my office window?”

“I wasn’t peeping,” she said in her own defense.

“She wanted to talk to you,” he explained, not that Brandon ever listened.

“Through a window?”  Brandon shook his head.  “Never mind.  I suppose we’d best continue this conversation in my office.  Something tells me if I don’t let you two say your piece, she’s gonna bring my whole damn house down.”  That said Brandon walked away.

A case of mistaken identity thrusts Dalton Barnes into a kidnap victim role, with the worst kidnapper in history Caitlin Myers.  Everything about the awkward kidnapping has Dalton wondering who the polite kidnapper is and how  in the heck he became the target.

Caitlin had a plan, it was slightly ill formed but she never expected she had the wrong man and all she wanted to do was save Camp Stoney Brook retreat for wayward teens.  In the middle of a snow storm Dalton and Caitlin are snowed in,  Dalton cannot help but be charmed by the beautiful woman with the quirky attitude and agrees to help her and talk to his brother who is planning on closing Stoney Brook.  For Dalton it should have been an easy task, but he finds himself venturing into unchartered territory with Caitlin and the brotherly rivalry is in full swing.

I was laughing  from beginning to end, Caitlin is so charming with her misguided ideas.  I liked that one second she is sweet and the next she is spiting fire.  Definitely seeking out more of Lindsey Brookes books.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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


  1. Love the kidnapping idea and even better that she takes the wrong brother. Meant to be obviously. What fun!!


  2. DANG!

    Talk about a steamy Romance cover! Geeze...I'm getting flashes just looking at it! Lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Thank you for having me on your blog today and for the really nice review!


  4. Love the review, sounds like a fun read.


  5. It is. :-). Thanks so much for stopping by to check it out!

  6. Love the premise of the book, Lindsey. Caitlin sounds like someone you'd want to hang with. Good luck!

    1. Thanks June! It's a fun premise with a lot of heart.

  7. I love a good cowboy story ;) Can't wait to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway.

  8. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. Karen, better late than never! Glad you popped in to check out the excerpt and review of Kidnapped Cowboy.

  10. I wanted to congratulate my blog hostess from Musings From An Addicted Reader for being drawn as one of my two hostess gift basket winners. Please contact me off blog. Thank you everyone else for coming by and commenting!