Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review: Sweet Cowboy Christmas (Sweet, Texas #3.5) by Candis Terry

"Sweet thing. When it comes to you...I've got interest a mile long." - Chase Morgan

Sweet Cowboy Christmas
Series: Sweet, Texas #3.5
Author: Candis Terry
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Published: November 24, 2014
Source: Edelweiss
Also purchased a physical copy.

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Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter.

Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to reevaluate even if that means going home to Texas to endure his least favorite holiday.

When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smoking Hot walks through her door at the Magic Box Guest Ranch, Faith Walker sees just another handsome, rich exec looking to play cowboy for a week—at her expense. She’s sure the grumpy, but sexy as hell Scrooge will put a crimp in her holly jolly plans. Until a sizzling kiss has her seeing him in a new light.

Chase is haunted by secrets, and even though it goes entirely against her “hands off the guests” rule Faith is tempted to help him leave the past behind. As the magic of the season swirls around them, she is determined to succeed because it because now she is certain one sweet, cowboy Christmas will never be enough.

Confession time... If you've read my Crystal Memes post where I talk about the author that has changed my life (if you haven't, you can see that post by clicking here), then you'll know how much I adore Candis Terry. I've read almost all of her books... Yes, you read that correctly. I said almost all of her books. Oh, that's not even the worst of it. While I was updating my review archive I noticed that I've only reviewed three of them. Three! *head hanging in shame* One of my goals for 2018 will be to fix that little faux pas. I will chat more on that later in my goal post next month.

Can we just take a moment to realize that next month is December? What the heck?! 

Okay, moving on...

While I was looking for books to read during the HoHoHo Readathon, I thought that it would be the perfect time to re-read Candis's Sweet Cowboy Christmas. While I remember bits and pieces of this little novella, it was still fun getting to meet Chase and Faith again. It was a little weird at the beginning because I clearly read it before, as evident by my previous highlighting, and I typically don't re-read. So it took me a few pages for me to get into the story. After that, you couldn't pry me away from my Kindle. It's a sweet, sexy Christmas romance between two characters that are struck by the instant attraction. She thinks he's like every other suit that walks onto her ranch. He would like to get to know her better on a more personal level... If only she would stop jumping to the wrong conclusions. They both have to open up about the secrets that haunt them in they want a future together. 

I had fun re-reading Sweet Cowboy Christmas. It reminded me a lot of what initially drew me to Candis's books back in the day. They are fun romances with a shot of sexy and a side of a rambunctious family. I look forward going back to relive some of those early books and to finally read the books I missed.

*ahem* That means you, Reno Wilder.

Best selling and award winning author Candis Terry entertains readers with contemporary romance the Library Journal Reviews calls uniquely satisfying. Both her Sugar Shack and Sweet, Texas series deliver witty and emotional stories about how love, family, and a small town community defines the characters’ lives. Born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California, Candis now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers and loves to escape to the breathtaking Idaho forests to energize her imagination.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh great that it was fun the second time around Crystal. Thanks for the review! Love Christmas tales