When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild — a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to be engaged to Ty Forrester, the irresistible bull rider who keeps testing her keep-things-casual policy.
A fake fiancée wasn’t on Ty’s Christmas list this year, but it’s the only way to get his family to visit over the holidays so his NFL-star brother can draw more tourists to the festival. The engagement wouldn’t be such a problem if Ty wasn’t starting to have real feelings for Darla. Knowing he can’t go on pretending, Ty prepares to tell his family the truth–but then he and Darla discover a precious little Christmas surprise that just might help them embrace a whole new life together.
Titles in the Rocky Mountain Riders series include — Hometown Cowboy – Comeback Cowboy – Renegade Cowboy – Rocky Mountain Cowboy (#3.5) -True Blue Cowboy – Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas (#4.5) – Colorado Cowboy – A Cowboy For Christmas –
Title: A Cowboy for Christmas
Series: Rocky Mountain Riders #6
Author: Sara Richardson
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: October 29, 2019
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I love returning to the Rocky Mountain Riders series at any point, but at Christmas, that’s a special treat for me. A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS is far more than a fake relationship romance – yeah, Ty and Darla do the fake engagement thing for their own reasons but this story is more of a getting beyond the past, the fears and moving forward toward a future that holds so much promise. Watching Darla and Ty begin to heal from the emotional events in their pasts and begin to fall in love with all the craziness that emotion brings out in us was such an enjoyable journey.
I had a very good time with A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS, as I have with this entire series. If you love a good story, a likable couple, a quirky town with all the unusual residents you could ask for, a few laughs, maybe a bit misty-eyed at times, and an overall great reading experience – then I’d not hesitate to recommend Ty and Darla’s story to any reader.
*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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