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Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 25, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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When firefighter and single dad Steve Springfield moved his four kids to a Colorado Christmas tree ranch, he intended for it to be a safe haven. But he never expected danger to follow them to his childhood home...
Or that he would come face-to-face with the one girl he could never forget.
Folk artist Camille Brandt lives a quiet life. As the town's resident eccentric, she's used to being lonely--until Steve freaking Springfield changes everything. Brave and kind, he's always had a piece of her heart, and it doesn't take long before she's in danger of falling for him and his rambunctious kids. But as mysterious fires break out across the sleepy Colorado town, Steve and Camille will have to fight if they want their happy family to survive until Christmas..
OMG. Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas is the best holiday book I’ve ever read. I have a new understanding of awkward and embarrassed or introvert. Also, these people have a proper appreciation for bacon.
The world is similar but not exactly the same as other romantic suspense by this author. It is set in a small Colorado town. The characters are so well developed. I feel as though I know them and love or avoid them accordingly. The children and animals play important roles as well. I LOVE when they do.
The best thing is there IS a plot beyond the romance. Even within the romance, there are the layers of people learning about themselves, the couple and their family. The icing on the cake – is it is hilarious. Highly recommended.
I told Steve Springfield the story of my first period. There was no other option. Camille was going to have to move.
She gave them a little wave and then settled into her seat between Steve and Micah, who sat hunched forward, gripping his program a little too tightly. Leaning into him, she murmured, “How much do you want to run out of here right now?”
He sent her a sideways look before refocusing on his crumpled program. “A lot.”
“I thought about sitting out in the truck for the whole thing, but I figured I’d get pretty cold out there for an hour.”
He snorted and tilted the program so she could see the list of performances… the long list. “Two.”
“Two… hours?” Why couldn’t she be in the shop, alone, working on Steve’s Christmas present right now?
“Yep. Sometimes longer.” He looked slightly less hunched, and one corner of his mouth had turned up. Camille was glad her misery had made him feel better. “I’ve been to lots of these.”
“Do they at least have cookies at intermission?”
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 New Release Challenge