Monday, December 4, 2017

4 stars-- Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Christmas. Cowboys. Maisey Yates. Could it BE any more perfect?! lol

Christmastime Cowboy was full of great characters that were a bit broken and in need of mending, some growly chemistry that turned oh-so-yummily hot. Family, friends, steamy love scenes and heartwarming moments. Add in the holiday spirit and, yep, Christmastime Cowboy was another winner from Yates.

Okay so Liam and Sabina. Oh my gosh, yall. He done fucked up right good when they were younger. Like took a bribe from her dad to leave town fucked up. Yeah. And thirteen years later he's back in town and they're having to work together on a business venture that has to be off the ground by Christmas. If they can stand being in each others presence that long. And keep from ripping each others clothes off. Eee!
She crossed her arms. "What if I don't want you now?"

His expression was dark, shadowed, and she couldn't read it. He took a step toward her and her heart stuttered. "Well, baby, we both know that's not the case."

"No," she insisted, "we don't."

"The way you kissed me back in the tasting room..."

"You kissed me, jackass. You... you held on to my wrists. You held me still."

"And you had your tongue in my mouth."

"It seemed... polite," she sputtered. "You put your tongue in mine."

"So that was all it was. Courtesy tongue?"

"Yeah. Courtesy tongue." This was faintly ridiculous.
Woosh. Yeah, I was #TeamSabrina for a good long while because Liam...Liam was a prick. lol They're both rather broken. She's buttoned up and not in her wheelhouse. And Liam. Well, he has trust issues, childhood issues, slutty boy issues. But it was hard to stay mad at him for long as you start to get his story because, yeah, it was a bad one that he managed to survive.

It was fun watching them butt heads then call a truce for the sake of work. Obviously, they get past his shitastic behavior while working together and things go all lusty between them. lol They were good together, too. Definitely cheer-worthy.

Yates is so good at giving you broken characters that you can feel for and cheer on as they heal from everything in the past. Even if they've make you real mad for a while.

Overall, another enjoyable read. This one did stop at the 75% mark which was a bit disappointing-- there's a bonus novella I didn't know about-- and I would have liked a little more of a showdown between them and their families but overall...not bad. Not bad at all. Passionate and full of feels. A good time was had.
Falling for a bad boy once is forgivable. Twice would just be foolish. When Sabrina Leighton first offered her teenage innocence to gorgeous, tattooed Liam Donnelly, he humiliated her, then left town. The hurt still lingers. But so does that crazy spark. And if they have to work together to set up her family winery's new tasting room by Christmas, why not work him out of her system with a sizzling affair?

Thirteen years ago, Liam's boss at the winery offered him a bribe—leave his teenage daughter alone and get a full ride at college. Convinced he wasn't good enough for Sabrina, Liam took it. Now he's back, as wealthy as sin and with a heart as cold as the Oregon snow. Or so he keeps telling himself. Because the girl he vowed to stay away from has become the only woman he needs, and this Christmas could be just the beginning of a lifetime together…

Amazon | Goodreads | Yates on HCBS
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