Zara Mitchell is about to be a single mother. After finding out her baby’s father lied about everything, she’s decidedly on her own. But when her car breaks down outside Last Stand, Texas, she’s rescued by the most beautiful man she’s laid eyes on. He’s her knight in shining armor, and Zara is starting to believe in fairy tales.
J.T. Williams has a charmed life, or so he thought until his parents’ marriage deteriorated and exposed a half-sister, Amelia, in Last Stand. Intent to make up for his father’s shortcomings, he sets out to meet her but is derailed when he comes across a pregnant beauty stranded outside of town. And when he learns that Zara and Amelia are best friends, he impulsively decides to hide his identity to get to know both women without added pressure.
As Christmas nears, J.T. and Zara find themselves giving in to their feelings. But J.T.’s well-intentioned lie might cost him everything.
(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town. A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)
Title: Texas Christmas Baby
Series: Corbyn Sisters of Last Stand #2
Author: Katherine Garbera
Genre: Modern Western/Contemporary Romance
Published: November 18, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Texas Christmas Baby is the second story in the Corbyn Sisters of Last Stand – but we’re going to run into several familiar faces from this small Texas town (and the series that take place here). This is one of the many reasons that I adore Last Stand (or Marietta), because we never truly lose track of old book friends, just like small towns you’ll never know when they’ll pop up again.
Zara and J.T.’s story has layers to it, enjoyable layers but they still exist. Zara has learned that the father of her unborn child has told a bushel full of lies, and for that reason, she’s now stranded outside of Last Stand, Texas where she’s hoping to begin a new life with her best friend near. The last thing she expected was the handsome stranger who came to her rescue – or the considerable part he’d play in her future. If only our heroes didn’t come with feet of clay, it’s almost as if they were human or something prone to bad choices made for the right reasons.
Texas Christmas Baby is full of emotions, laughter, some angst, some poor choices – but at the heart, this is a story of second chances, of taking risks, and letting the past go and stay where it belongs, behind us. I had such a good time with J.T. and Zara (and the Last Stand gang). A smooth story, a likable couple, and a chance for a happy future if only they are willing to take a risk in trusting again… what’s not to love about that kind of romance?
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. 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.*
Available for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.