Devastated by the loss of his young wife—and the life he’d always thought would be his—Sam Legend II has done everything he can to make a fresh start. As a bladesmith, all he needs is a bed, a hot fire, and enough distance from his famous family to finally indulge in a little peace and quiet. So what if it’s almost Christmas? This year, he’s happy just keeping to himself.
But then fiery Cheyenne Ronan comes blasting into his home, and any notion of peace goes flying out the door.
Cheyenne’s like no one Sam has ever met—and from the moment he first catches her eye, his quiet life is anything but. Now he’s hunting wanted men with the Texas Rangers, decking every hall, and sharing passionate embraces with the woman who’s set his world alight. For the first time in what feels like forever, Sam’s facing Christmas feeling like his life is full of meaning again—and that with Cheyenne by his side, love can be the stuff of Legend.
Titles in the Lone Star Legends series include — A Cowboy of Legend – A Cowboy Christmas Legend –
An earlier series with a definite connection to the Lone Star Legends is:
Men of Legend which includes — To Love a Texas Ranger – The Heart of a Texas Cowboy – To Marry a Texas Outlaw –
Title: A Cowboy Christmas Legend
Series: Lone Star Legends #2
Author: Linda Broday
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Published: September 28, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
A Cowboy Christmas Legend continues the Lone Star Legends series with the story of two wounded people, in different ways but their pain cannot be denied, who surprisingly find that life is worth living to the fullest when the right person is there as a loving companion. I’ve read Linda Broday’s work for years now, and I especially love the way she often connects new characters with old favorites of mine from other series. It gives me the feeling of continuing to learn about an entire family over time, not just one particular couple’s story. Another reason why I return to her work often.
Sam has become a loner within a loving community after the murder of his wife. He might think he’s alone, but he certainly is not. His sudden and unexpected clash with Cheyenne will tilt his world a bit… and perhaps bring him back to the land of the living instead of in the constant presence of smothering guilt and memories. Today we might call Sam’s issue “survivor’s guilt” and Chey’s issue PTSD, but no matter the title these two are dealing with memories, and emotional issues that have changed their lives in many ways. Although Cheyenne is the more outgoing of them, it won’t take long before she’s pulling Sam along with her as they face the past (and their future) together.
A Cowboy Christmas Legend is full of everything I enjoy about this author’s work – believable characters, strong family ties, issues to be dealt with, danger to be faced, and a love that is worth taking the risks for an uncertain future. Watching Sam face his past, track down those that are doing harm to others now and did harm to his family in the past was a satisfying journey as Sam rebuilds himself in many ways. I adored Cheyenne. She’s a strong woman, a bit ahead of her time in many ways, and also hiding secrets that she’ll finally trust Sam enough to let him into those difficult memories. I enjoyed myself back in a familiar world and if you love strong characters, a flowing plot, and intriguing dangers and mysteries to solve then you’d enjoy this one as well.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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