Book Review ~ The Lassoed Bride by Kathy Carmichael


The Lassoed Bride (Novella, Texas Two-Step, #2) by Kathy Carmichael


A Novella. Six years ago, Barbara Palmer fell head-over-heels for cocky cowboy Ben O’Shea. He was devastatingly appealing, and he knew it. He had her heart—until the day he stood her up and disappeared. Now he’s back, determined to take up again where they left off—even though she’s about to marry another man.

Despite all the growing up Ben has done in the past six years, including the highly successful dude ranch he’s built that’s made him a millionaire—he’s never forgotten Barb and he wants her back.

But her wedding grows closer every day. He has to win back her love and her trust, before she’s lost to him forever.

The Texas Two-Step romantic comedy series is a reader favorite. All of the stories in the series are sweet, charming and emotional contemporary romance. Each story in the series stands alone, but all Texas Two-Step novels and novellas feature love stories about members of the Nelson, Murphy or Palmer families — and sometimes, more than one!

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, in series order
Western Pleasure (A Novella) (Book 0)
Chasing Charlie (Book 1)
The Lassoed Bride (A Novella) (Book 2)
Country Courtship (Book 3)
Courting Trouble (Book 4)
My Southern Bride (Book 5

My Rating:



As with all of Kathy Carmichael’s books, this is another sweet romance! It isn’t full of sex, just clean romance. Kathy Carmichael writes wholesome love stories! Yes, the stories at times are syrupy-sweet and sometimes hard to believe, but isn’t that why we slip into a romance books to begin with? As with all of the Two-Step series, this is a quick read, faster than the others as it is a novella. Let’s talk about the supporting characters and setting of the story. The whole cast of characters truly helped build this story to its wonderfulness, you can feel the love between the sisters. And who could not love Abby, the little sister steering her big sisters to their own happily ever afters?

This is the second book/novella in this series, but can be read as a standalone book. However, you will want to go back and read the others as well!

Overall, The Lassoed Bride was a fun, fast read with good writing enhanced by an enjoyable story line, lovable characters and clean romance!

I received an ARC of this book, from the author, in exchange for my honest review.


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This book is set to be released on November 22, 2015. You can pre-order your copy right NOW through iBooks!

If you are interested in the other books of the Texas Two Step Series:

CC   Chasing Charlie (Texas Two-Step, #1) by Kathy Carmichael ~ FREE on Amazon!

CCC   Country Courtship (Texas Two-Step, #3) by Kathy Carmichael, $0.99 Starting November 1st!