Love Drunk Cowboy is the first book I've read by Carolyn Brown. I started the book not knowing what to expect. The story was cute enough but I thought the premise was not original. Former country girl turned city girl returns to her roots felt like something I've read before. Austin and Rye's relationship was cute but not hot and spicy. Because Rye traveled a lot, their relationship was conducted mostly over the phone. I think this led to the relationship lacking heat in my opinion. I liked the townspeople who were nice and fun with their gossiping ways. It seems to be standard in these type of books.Love Drunk Cowboy was just okay for me. The premise was not original. I felt that the plot followed the standard contemporary romance formula. It didn't offer too much in regards to originality and surprises. I felt there was too much dialog and the country-isms were distracting. I'm from the South and know that southern folk speak a certain way, but I don't necessarily want to read it.If you like cutesy western romance, then Love Drunk Cowboy is for you. It didn't work for me. I guess I'm not a fan of "cute and sweet".