Rosa Mercado is looking for something more serious with her love life, which is why she hits the brakes on the sexy cowboy who walks into her dad’s restaurant and hits on her.
Calvin Marshall had Rosa lined up in his sights to be his next conquest. Until she makes it clear she’s looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Right Now. Commitment isn’t exactly his favorite word.
But when they’re forced to stay at Misty Meadows Ranch together over Christmas, it becomes clear that there’s more at stake than just one of them inheriting the ranch by New Year’s Eve. The magic of the season will blur the line between love and hate, and challenge everything they both thought they wanted.
Titles in The Marshall Ranch series include: Protect Me, Cowboy – Falling For The Hometown Girl – Christmas Lights and Cowboy Nights
Title: Christmas Lights and Cowboy Nights
Series: The Marshall Ranch #3
Author: Shelli Stevens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 9, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Christmas Lights and Cowboy Nights finally brings us Cal’s story, one that I’ve been waiting for. I’ve always had a soft spot for this seemingly carefree cowboy, a man who sold his portion of the ranch to his brother and went on to become the foreman on a nearby ranch. We got a taste of Cal, but now we get the full force of his personality, and why he made the choices that he did. Some may surprise you.
Rosa and Cal have a… very interesting first meeting, and first impression of each other. It doesn’t take long before Cal is on the prowl, but Rosa isn’t looking for what he’s offering. The attraction is there from the start, but each wants something far different from the other. Leave it to one cranky old man with a chip on his shoulder to make life interesting for these two. Along the way they may strangle each other… or they might just find that they were what the other needed all along.
There are twists, turns and surprises throughout Christmas Lights and Cowboy Nights, so I’m not going to say much more about the actual story. I love the Marshall family, and it was fun to catch up with them all, and learn some exciting news. Rosa and Cal make assumptions, try their best to stay apart but the chemistry between them is off the charts. Watching them work through the landmine of falling in love was charming, certainly sexy and a complete bit of fun along the way. Their story is funny, sexy, frustrating and with just that right touch of mystery as to what Hank is really up to. I had fun with this story and would not hesitate to recommend it to any Romance reader who enjoys a fun plot, believable characters and a touch of Christmas magic.
*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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