A True Cowboy Christmas
Cold River Ranch #1
October 30, 2018
St. Martin's Paperback
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
From USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews comes A True Cowboy Christmas, the first in a sensational series debut about a cowboy, a farm girl, and the greatest gift of all. . .
Gray Everett has a heart of gold but that doesn’t mean he believes in the magic of Christmas. He’s got plenty else to worry about this holiday season, what with keeping his cattle ranch in the family and out of the hands of hungry real-estate investors looking to make a down-and-dirty deal. That, plus being a parent to his young and motherless daughter, equals a man who will not rest until he achieves his mission. Now, all Gray needs is the help of his lifelong neighbor. . .who happens to have grown into a lovely, spirited woman.
For Abby Douglas, the chance to join forces with Gray is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. Much as the down-to-earth farmer’s daughter has tried to deny it, Abby’s been in love with stern, smoking-hot Gray her whole life. So when Gray proposes a marriage of convenience as a way to combine land—and work together toward a common cause—Abby can’t refuse. But how can she convince Gray that sometimes life offers a man a second chance for a reason. . .and that their growing trust and mutual passion may be leading to true and lasting love?
As you guys probable notice I'm a holiday freak. The happiest time for me starts at Halloween and runs through the new year. Family, friends and a ton of food. What more could you want?
How about holiday themed books!!!
Yep, for me that's one of the highlights of the holidays. I turn on the lights on the Christmas tree and read. Already this year I've read a bunch of really good stories. I'm hoping to keep reading them until the new year.
For me Caitlin Crews is a new author. This is my first time reading her. I figured how could I go wrong with a cowboy with a holiday theme. Two of my favorites.
The idea of the story is nothing new but the author handles it pretty well. They marry but not for love it's for convenience. The problem is that poor Abby happen to love Gray. What could go wrong?
First off Gray and his brothers all have some emotional issues. Being guys they probable would agree with me but you'll see what I mean when you read the story. Abby is just the sweetest, nicest person who jumps in and just loves Gray's daughter. If you were going to pick a wife of convenience, Abby is the perfect pick.
I really enjoyed the story and all the characters you meet. The author does a good job of have Gray come to grip that he loves Abby and you also want to know more about his messed up brothers. You don't always like them, but still wonder.
This is a good holiday story that I enjoyed reading. The second book in the series, Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy (great title) doesn't come out till end of July. Not sure who it's about, but I have my thoughts.
If you've read A True Cowboy Christmas or any other books by Caitlin Crews I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡
USA Today-bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Caitlin Crews has written more than seventy-five books, including Frenemies, Princess from the Past, A Royal Without Rules, and Undone by the Sultan's Touch. She's won fans with her romance, Harlequin Presents, women's fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels, many of which she writes as Megan Crane (including the dystopian Viking romance Edge series). These days her focus is on contemporary romance in all its forms, from small town heat to international glamour, cowboys to bikers to military men and beyond. She's taught creative writing classes in places like UCLA Extension's prestigious Writers' Program, gives assorted workshops on occasion, and attempts to make use of the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards, and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.