Christmas with a Cowboy (Longhorn Canyon #5) by Carolyn Brown [arc review]
|Christmas with a Cowboy, Carolyn Brown|
Hello Sunnies :)
Can you believe is October already? Christmas themed books have started to come out and here is my first read of the year!
It was exactly what you would expect from a Christmas romance. Sweet, family oriented, whimsical.
A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series.
Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels for an extraordinary woman he met while on vacation, a woman he was convinced he'd never see again. So when she appears on his doorstep like a Christmas miracle, Maverick is determined not to waste his lucky break.
Bridget O'Malley's world has flipped upside down. As the new guardian of her best friend's baby, she hasn't had a moment to think about the Texas rancher who broke her heart. He's just as sexy as ever, but she knows better than anyone that he's not the settling-down type. As the trees are trimmed and mistletoe hung, will some holiday magic help Bridget trust this carefree cowboy with her heart and her future?
The Review: 4 Stars
Who here likes a feel good story? Because that is exactly what this is. As it should... that is the most important and expected thing from a Christmas romance after all.
Maverick was not at all what I was expecting from the blurb. We don't get to see here none of his more 'adventurous' personality traits. He is caring, loving, hard working and does just about everything right. Exactly what a single mother like Bridget needed in her life when she needed most.
Bridget in turn is the same. She is an amazing mother to her friend's baby and is doing everything she can to provide for the little kid.
The best character in the book was no doubt Maverick's meddling granny. She knew exactly what she was doing when she asked Bridget to come and help and everything she did after that too. She was brilliant from beginning to end and made me laugh constantly.
The book lacks some oomph for me, but that truly is a matter of preference. A lot of people like sweet easy to read romances like that. I just need my books to have a little more. If that little more is angst, sexual chemistry, diversity, or else, depends on the story. But it does need something other than just a sweet couple. So as nice as this was, in the end I felt like there was something missing, and therefore it cannot be a 5 to me.