Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Cowboy for Christmas

About the Book:
The third installment in New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde's series set in Jubilee, Texas, gives readers a perfect present-a cowboy for Christmas!

My Comments:
It has been my experience that Christmas romance novels are short and very sweet, kind of like this cover.  A Cowboy for Christmas is an exception to that rule.  Yes, it has a happy ending but getting there is on the gritty side.  

Her husband was a solider, killed in Afghanistan.  Imagine her surprise when she finds he left his insurance, indeed his entire estate to his half-brother, not to her and their son.  Still, that's what happened, so she set out to make a new life for them with what they had.  She lives in Jubilee, Texas which is the scene of a another book I recently reviewed.  She is close to her mother-in-law and her friends.  She loves to bake.  Then one day, several months after her husband died, who showed up at her door but his half-brother?  

He is determined to take care of her; she is determined not to let another man swallow her the way her late husband did.  Both need to be needed; both want to be loved, and in the end...

If found this book to be much more realistic than The Cowboy and the Princess.  I liked both of the main characters and found the story to be more substantial than many romance novels as it dealt with issues between parents and adult children and with the problems of soldiers returning home.  

There is pre-marital physical intimacy but the scenes are not the most descriptive out there.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  Grade:  B.  

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