When Ivy Bryant arrives in town to run the historic honky-tonk, she finds herself immersed in traditions that can’t be bucked. Luckily, cowboy firefighter Slade Steele has an idea to increase both the honkytonk’s income and his own. It’s an offer Ivy couldn’t refuse, even if the passion between them wasn’t already reaching the boiling point.
Ivy and Slade’s love story is legendary–when you add in arsonist cattle rustlers, a runaway Angus bull, and a chili recipe that includes liquor AND chocolate, Wildcat Bluffs will be celebrating a cowboy Christmas unlike any other.
Title: Cowboy Firefighter Christmas Kiss
Series: Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #5
Author: Kim Redford
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: October 29, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
COWBOY FIREFIGHTER CHRISTMAS KISS pretty much had me at the first chapter. What’s not to love about one feisty but shy city girl taking over a honky-tonk, one hot and ready to help cowboy/firefighter/jack-of-all-trades, and one adorable (yes, bulls can be adorable) stud bull by the name of Fernando along with the sweet little girl who loves this big bull and worries about him being away from home? I had fun with this romance that has a touch of Christmas magic but mostly a very realistic, very hot couple facing some extraordinary situations.
While Ivy and Slade burn hot almost from their first meeting there are bumps along the road to their happy ending that they’ll have to get through. With the help of the quirky, nosey, and passionate residents of Wildcat Bluffs they’ll face them all, and find a future worth fight for. I’ve enjoyed this entire series, and there’s another release coming in the Spring of 2020 to look forward to as well. If you love a good cowboy romance, small-town living, believable people and situations, and know that a happy ever after is coming… eventually, then you’ll want to pick up COWBOY FIREFIGHTER CHRISTMAS KISS for your holiday treat to yourself.
*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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