Monday, December 22, 2014

Unwrapping a Review of SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS, a Sweet Texas novella by Candis Terry

The Sweet, Texas Series by Candis Terry is one of my favorites and one of the things I enjoy most about her Sweet characters is their complicated stories, which draw us in deep and endear them to us. So when Candis released a novella, featuring characters other than members of the Wilder family, I approached reading it with some hesitation. Would it be as good as the full-lengths? Oh. My. Yes!

***purchased for my own personal reading and am sharing my honest and unscripted review.


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 re-evaluate 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 now she is certain one sweet, cowboy Christmas will never be enough...

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Chase Morgan has left the stress of New York City behind to take his cousin, Abby Morgan, up on an offer to come visit Sweet for a little rest and relaxation – yes, that’s the same Abby Morgan who is marrying the handsome and adorable pain in the ass, Jackson Wilder. She has arranged for him to stay at the Magic Box Guest Ranch in Sweet, Texas and although, being back in Texas isn’t his most favorite thing in the world, especially at Christmastime, Sweet is better than going home to Stephenville. He just needs some quiet time to reassess his life, where he’s going, what he’s doing, and how to keep from dying in the process.

Faith Walker loves Christmas and she especially loves it because it means she won’t have any snobby high-roller guests hanging around the ranch, only the underprivileged kids she makes Christmas for every year. It’s definitely the best time of year, or so she thought until her sister Paige called and begged her to open up one of the cottages for one New York City guest. If he weren’t a cousin of their best friends, Abby and Annie, she would’ve refused but she just couldn’t do that to friends. She decided he’d just have to make do with the bare necessities of the ranch – nothing special. Of course, the last thing she expected was to have her ‘unwanted’ guest turn out to be the most handsome man she’d ever seen and when he didn’t ask for anything special, except her...well, surprises come in all sizes.

Let me just say that Candis managed to pack just as much of a wallop into her Sweet, Texas novella as she did into her full-length novels in the series. I guess I should have expected as much since her past novellas have always touched me to my heart. Whereas, perhaps, the core of this novella is more light-hearted than say Paige and Aiden’s in HOME SWEET HOME, which first introduced us to Sweet, Texas but all the same, it hit me with a whammy and yes, I ended up leaking tears at the end. I’m not going to tell you when or why my eyes started leaking because it would spoil things, but suffice it to say – it’s a sweet, Sweet, Texas ending as only Candis can conjure.

SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Candis Terry is everything fans of the Sweet, Texas series expects from this wonderful writer of contemporary romance. With her words, she paints a picture of a ranch donned in Christmas lights, decked with holly, and wreaths, and conjures characters that make you smile, cry, laugh, and say aww! – all packed into a novella. Amazing!

I highly recommend SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS, a Sweet Texas novella by Candis Terry for every reason imaginable for reading a romance novel…it’s that good. Treat yourself to a gift of love in this delightful, heartfelt romance, which will lighten the spirit, and bring some holiday cheer into your mind and heart through Chase and Faith’s story as only Candis can manage to do.

Happy Reading Everyone! Merry Christmas!

SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS, a Sweet Texas novella by Candis Terry, Avon Impulse, available now in ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks. (print coming Dec. 23, 2014)
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