Release date - 31st October 2017
Book length - 316 pages
Publisher - us.macmillan.com/smp
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
*I want to thank Meghan and Justine from St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this book for review through Netgally.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK
'Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays―even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything.
Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wit’s end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby―and the inescapable longing in his heart―off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along?
THE CHRISTMAS COWBOY HERO by Donna Grant is exactly what I needed to read after a long day and I completely fell in love with Clayton and Abby as their story unfolded in front of my eyes.
Ex-Seal Clayton East knows death and destruction first-hand but when he leaves the Navy he does not return to his home as the ranch where he grew up, holds too many memories that cut too deeply since that tragic accident all those years ago. But when he receives a phone call telling him his father is ill and they are about to lose everything, Clayton knows that he must return home and sort things out for the people who care about him the most, no matter how difficult it may be.
Abby Harper is strong and determined. She had to be ever since the day her mother walked out and left her to raise her two younger brothers, Brice and Caleb. Working all the hours she can while trying to study for her degree still doesn't make ends meet though and there are times where Abby doesn't know how they will survive. But they have each other and that is all that matters. They may not be able to trust anyone else but Abby knows that she will never abandon them.
But when she discovers that her brother was involved in a serious crime involving the East ranch, Abby is terrified at what will happen. Meeting Clayton East will change all of the Harper's lives forever, and the closer Abby gets to Clayton the more she craves this kind-hearted man with sorrow in his eyes. But can two broken-hearted souls find a way to heal their pain together? And who is really behind the trouble at the ranch and would use Abby's younger brother in the process?
Gripping, sexy, with a dash of danger thrown in for good measure, and THE CHRISTMAS COWBOY HERO by Donna Grant is the perfect cocktail for a wonderful novel. The characters are so engaging and relatable, and I really wanted Abby to find the strength to trust again as she had been through so much taking care of everyone but herself. Clayton is a dynamic and refreshing character who does whatever it takes to protect the people he cares for and I really felt for him when he opened up about what happened all those years ago. There is plenty of stunning scenery described in this novel, and the pace never lets this story down.
THE CHRISTMAS COWBOY HERO by Donna Grant is a thrilling, passionate, and heartwarming story of family, love, and strength and I could not put this book down.
Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weeklyand “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.
She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.
Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.
Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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