It’s Christmas in Copper Ridge, and love is waiting to be unwrapped…
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…
Another great read from this series. (Plus, a teaser excerpt at the end for book one in a spin-off series, and a bonus novella that is a prequel! It’s like getting a surprise Christmas present from Maisey Yates!)
Christmastime Cowboy is a second-chance romance/enemies-to-lovers hybrid. Practically my catnip! Liam and Sabrina were close in high school–friends, and she hoped, something more–until he rejected her (crushingly, though at least in private) and left for parts unknown, never to return…until he does. And of course they need to work together on a project for their respective workplaces–so you know where that is going, right?
Liam and Sabrina had a lot of issues to work out–within themselves, with their families, and in their relationship. Though it felt like slow going at times (is there anything worse than those relationship-with-an-expiration-date plots? So. Much. Angst) they both eventually got to somewhere at least close to where they needed to be in what felt like a realistic way. I loved seeing Liam’s interactions with his family (Must. Read. Books 1 & 2, dang it. ASAP) and seeing Clara again, this time as Sabrina’s friend and coworker. Grassroots Winery (Sabrina’s workplace) is also providing a springboard to the next series, since Olivia lives in Gold Valley. Can’t wait for book one!
(Though, okay…waiting will give me time to get to Finn and Cain’s books, at least. I’ll get right on that!)
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.