Book Review: Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael


Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael (from the Love at the Chocolate Shop series)

Release Date: October 6, 2016 (Tule Publishing)

184 pages

Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance


I’m always eager to read one of C. J.’s books. I like her writing and the characters she creates. I LOVE her series The Carrigan’s of the Circle C. One of the characters from that series is Sage Carrigan who owns the Cooper Mountain Chocolate Shop in Marietta. Love at the Chocolate Shop series is based around Sage’s chocolate shop. One of Sage’s employees is featured in Melt My Heart, Cowboy. As the story played out, I was not a fan of the lead male character, Brant, but he did grow on me and I was glad to see his character grow and mature. I really liked the friendship that the lead female, Rosie, had with Brant’s sister, Sara Maria, who is autistic. I enjoyed the story, the plot, and catching up with some of the characters from the small town. I’m looking forward to more sweet stories coming from the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.



Who is the handsome cowboy who comes into small town Marietta’s chocolate shop every week to buy a box of chocolates? More importantly…who is he buying the chocolates for? These are the questions sales clerk Rosie Linn asks herself as she waits for her sadly neglected childhood home to sell so she can pursue an exciting new career in L.A. Rosie finds out the answers the day rugged ranch hand Brant Willingham introduces himself and asks for her help in managing the care of his younger sister. Brant’s mother has recently died, leaving him the sole guardian of eighteen-year-old Sara Maria–who has been a puzzle to Brant ever since she began exhibiting signs of autism at age two.

Rosie and Brant come up with a plan. She’ll help with his sister if he handles repairs and a new paint job for her old house. It seems the perfect solution, but a new dilemma is created when the couple start spending time together. Brant discovers he doesn’t want Rosie to sell and leave, and Rosie fears she will have to choose between love and her dreams.


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USA Today Bestselling author, C. J. Carmichael has written over 45 novels in her favorite genres of romance and mystery. She has been nominated twice for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award, as well as RT Bookclub’s Career Achievement in Romantic Suspense award, and the Bookseller’s Best honor.

She gave up the thrills of income tax forms and double entry book-keeping in 1998 when she sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance. Since then she has published over 35 novels with Harlequin and is currently working on a series of western romances with Tule Publishing. In addition, C. J. Carmichael has published several cozy mystery series as an Indie author.

When not writing C. J. enjoys family time with her grown daughters and her husband. Family dinners are great. Even better are the times they spend hiking in the Rocky Mountains around their home in Calgary, and relaxing at their cottage on Flathead Lake, Montana.

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