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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

4 stars-- Cowboy Christmas Blues (Gold Valley 0.5) by Maisey Yates

Damn Maisey Yates making me cry! Every blasted time. And even with a short little novella. *flails* But, yeah, Cowboy Christmas Blues got me.
The Gist: Cooper has reluctantly come home for Christmas. He does NOT like coming home especially during the holidays because it reminds him of his sister who died but his parents asked him. So drinking? Yeah, gonna happen. Random hook up? Yep. Check that right off. Accidentally doing the latter with a long lost childhood friend and not realizing it was her? Oops! #SomeonesGonnaBePissed

*happy sigh* Yeah, I liked Cooper and Annabelle. Scorching hot chemistry, humor, passion. These two grabbed my heart right away. Cooper, bless his heart, is not in a good place and watching him struggle with his grief just made me ache for him. And Annabelle. I loved her. She's kind, brave, and finding her self confidence after a bad relationship. Their romance was sweet as it snuck up on them. As they found peace with someone else and found themselves opening up for the first time over things that troubled them.
"Can I ask...I don't want to be nosy."

"I don't believe that at all."

She rolled her eyes. "Well, I don't want you to think I'm being nosy. But I want the answer."

He chuckled. "Of course."
Cowboy Christmas Blues was a quick read but, yall, it's full of all the feels. These two both have a lot they're working through but it's balanced with delicious steamy moments and little bites of humor. Honestly it's everything I love about Yates and her romances. Honest, real, passionate and utterly moving. Not bad for a tiny little novella!
When Cooper Mason left Gold Valley, Oregon behind him eight years ago, he told himself he wouldn’t be back. But when a Christmas promise sends him home to face his demons, he’ll find that not everything is as he remembers—especially family friend Annabelle Preston, who’s somehow morphed from childhood pest to full-grown, hot-blooded and oh-so-tempting woman.

Growing up, Annabelle had built a lot of dreams around the ruggedly gorgeous Cooper—dreams she’s long ago learned to put behind her. Until a chance encounter with Cooper leads to a night neither can forget, and all the old feelings come blazing back to life. Now, Annabelle has a week to prove that they’re more to each other than a no-strings holiday fling…and with a little Christmas luck, she just might encourage Gold Valley’s favorite cowboy to come home for good.

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