He didn’t want to come home for the holidays—but can an unexpected reunion with a woman from his past make this cowboy’s Christmas merry and bright in this sweet and sizzling 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.
A lovely, feel-good holiday themed novella and start of a new series!
Though both Cooper and Anabelle had enough issues going on to fill a full-sized novel (Cooper especially), this was a longer novella and their history (their fathers have been friends for years) made their rather fast-tracked relationship believable. Since Cooper’s family’s healing was looooong overdue, it didn’t feel too overoptimistic that they could at least get going in the right direction during the December holiday–so even though I selfishly would have liked a longer book (mostly because I really loved both Annabelle and Cooper, I’ll admit), it did work okay in the shorter format.
Plus, my fingers are crossed that they’ll make appearances in later series books 🙂
(And please tell me Grant will get a story eventually? Pleasepleasepleaseplease…)
Can’t wait for more from this series!
Rating: 4 stars / B+