Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My "I Love This Bar" by Carolyn Brown Review

This is the first book in Ms. Brown’s “Honky Tonk Series”, and like her novels before I was instantly hooked when I read the first few pages. I was kind of shocked when I started reading the first page and my mouth literally popped open in disbelief. The novel starts off with what seems to be a love scene, or at least that’s how I took it, and the reason my mouth popped open was because I couldn’t believe that the novel started off that way. But you quickly find out that it’s not a love scene but instead a collision between a man and a woman after the woman slipped on some beer that was spilled on the floor. Here’s the rest of the synopsis:
Daisy O’Dell has only one love in her life, the beer joint she owns and runs. That is, until she bumps into (literally) sexy cowboy Jarod McElroy. Jared is in town taking care of this elderly uncle and  finds himself instantly attracted to Daisy. But, being the strong and stubborn woman that she is she doesn’t really give him the time of day. That is until a misunderstanding with Jarod's uncle leads to a situation that has Daisy and Jarod playing house.
I really enjoyed reading this novel. Jarod is such a sweetheart and I loved how he never gave up on Daisy. He truly shows her that there are still some good guys left in this world:) And like Ms. Brown's other novels, there were some fair share of laughs in this one as well. There is this one part where Daisy is at Jarod's uncle's place and the two of them are in "their" room. Jarod sits down on the bed and the springs creak rather loudly. He gives Daisy a mischievous smile and begins to hop up and down, making it sound like they are...you know:)  Daisy gets all flustered and embarrassed knowing that Jarod's uncle must have heard the noise. Jarod laughs it off and tells her that since they are "married" it's ok. The one and only gripe I have about this book is the constant talk about country songs. I think it’s alright to mention a song here or there, but the running theme for this novel was Toby Keith’s "I Love This Bar" song (hence the title). But once you get past all of that it’s actually a very nice novel with characters that will stick with you even after your done reading:)

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