Thursday, December 14, 2017

4 stars-- Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas (Happy, Texas #2) by Carolyn Brown

Cowboys! Cowboys at Christmas! Woo! Even if I did read it in August. lol

A sexy cowboy struggling with PTSD finally finding peace and comfort with a woman who sets his boots to moving and her three kids who desperately want a daddy of their own for Christmas. There might be a wee herd of sheep, too. Yall. Seriously.

Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas was a sweet romance that'll leave you believing in miracles and dreaming of a white Christmas.

The Gist: Nash has moved onto the neighboring ranch and Kasey? Well, she lands herself a cowboy for Christmas when he falls from a tree-- he was rescuing a kitten-- and loses his memory. Now it's up to her to provide some, er, neighborly support while he recovers from his injuries. Mmhm.

Yeah. I was all in. I loved Nash and Kasey and her brood of kids. All of them have just been..existing--he's recovering from battle and survivors guilt. She's grieving the loss of her husband to war and neither is looking for romance or anything really. I loved watching them all heal in their own ways. The kids finally getting a father figure in their lives and blossoming. Nash working through his PTSD. Kasey letting her husband's memory go and moving on. There were some heartbreaking moments, some very touching and some pretty funny ones as Kasey and her kids move into Nash's ranch for a few weeks while he recovers.

They were all just likable and easy to care for. Strong, thoughtful, and with an honorable streak. You just want to swoop them all up and hug them tight.

The romance was both fast and slow. Weird but it was. Instant attraction but so much to get past before things could really kick off. Lots of chemistry and tension and then a little bit of heat. I thought it was pretty perfect for them, though.

Overall, Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas was a lovely read that got me in the Christmas spirit. Sweet romance, humor, healing, some wacky ornery family members. Just a lovely time and exactly what I expect from Brown.

Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That's exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Before he knows it, they're stringing Christmas lights and decorating the tree... and he's having the time of his life. But after everything he's been through, Nash knows this kind of happiness doesn't last.

Kasey Dawson thought she'd never get over the death of her husband. Nash, with his strong hands and infinite patience, is stirring something she hasn't felt in a long time. Kasey knows the sexy cowboy isn't telling her everything about this past, though. And she refuses to risk heartbreak all over again. But her kids have a plan of their own: Nothing will keep them from having a real family again-even if it takes a little help from Santa himself.

Amazon | Goodreads | Brown on HCBS
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