Zach Garrett is home from war, haunted by PTSD, trying to fit in to what has become an alien world. With the holidays fast approaching, his uncle Big Jim Garrett offers him a place on the family ranch. Zach isn’t sure he’s up for a noisy, boisterous Garrett Christmas…until he meets beautiful Stephanie Gale, and all his protests go up in flames.
Firefighter and EMT Stephanie Gale is ready for anything. She’s got her life under control…until she locks eyes with Zack and realizes her heart’s in a whole new kind of danger. But with a little help from Zack’s long-lost army dog, maybe he and Stephanie will be able to make this a Christmas of new beginnings after all.
Title: Cowboy Christmas Homecoming
Series: Dark Horse Cowboys #4
Author: June Faver
Genre: Modern Western Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: September 24, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
I have enjoyed the entire Dark Horse Cowboy series so much, Zach and Stephanie simply added to that enjoyment as extended family. Zach is returning from his time overseas with a lot on his shoulders. His father died while he was away, his mother sold the ranch, and he is dealing with PTSD – in many ways, his life has been turned upside down as he accepts the invitation from his uncle to land at his ranch with family for a while. To find his way again among family who will do everything in their power to help. He didn’t expect to heal, he certainly never saw love in the cards for himself, and a few surprises will change this soldier cowboy in ways he never dreamed possible.
This is a story with some twists and turns, a truly loving and in love extended family, and two adults and two children who are discovering that love comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and needs – and Stephanie, Zach and the kids really, really need each other. We’ll get to catch up with the rest of the now happily together family over the Christmas holiday season. I had such a good time returning to this world. If you love a romance where the family is not the least bit shy of showing they love each other, where no one is a stranger, and a couple who can overcome “life” happening around them as they fall in love – then COWBOY CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING is a story you’ll love. I’d recommend this one or the entire series to any reader who enjoys Modern Western Romance, strong characters, and intriguing plots.
*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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