Title: The Christmas Challenge
Series: The Wilder Brothers #3
Author: Sinclair Jayne
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Prodigal daughter, infamous flirt and fiery-haired champion barrel racer Tucker McTavish blazes back home to Marietta with both a secret, and a personal challenge. She will keep a low profile at her twin sister’s Christmas wedding. Which means no whiskey. No kissing. No scandals. No fun. What she needs is a miracle, so it’s too bad when she visits the legendary Miracle Lake to plead for inner strength: a tall, dark, and handsome bad boy is waiting with a challenge of his own.
Extreme sports guide Laird Hunter doesn’t do boring. And he thought he didn’t have secrets. He thrives in carving his own trail through tight and dangerous spots, but when he finds out his entire life has been built on a lie, he heads to Marietta for answers. But when he meets the redhead with the killer smile, laughing eyes and body with more curves than a mountain road, he finds himself asking a whole new set of questions.
Will these two daredevils – with more than a few secrets between them – find the one person from whom they don’t need to hide ?
Titles in this series include: Seducing The Bachelor – Want Me, Cowboy – The Christmas Challenge
Tucker McTavish. That girl does know how to find every spot of trouble along the road of life. She’s outspoken, puts herself first in all things, and really doesn’t give two… figs about anyone’s opinion. She’s lived rough and knows it – she also knows it’s time to mend fences with her twin sister, Tanner. The wedding may be uncomfortable for her, after all she’d loved Luke first…. or maybe not. Still, it’s going to be awkward no matter how well behaved she tries to be. Vowing to change her ways and stay in control for one month, she sees someone else on the lake in solitude along with her. Little did she know that stranger would have all the answers she’s ever needed.
Laird was used to living life on the edge. In life and profession he thrived on danger, challenges and risks that most sane people would walk away from. Recently the tidy world he’s made for himself has tilted sideways when he discovered that he had a twin that he never knew existed. His mother’s deathbed confession didn’t say boy or girl or name, only that he had a sibling closer than any could be and now he had to find them.
The people of Marietta cal this Miracle Lake. And Laird was in need of a few of those. Making a promise to himself and his twin, he vowed to not leave this small town until he had answers. What he wasn’t expecting to see out here was the fiery redhead who looked to be lost in her own thoughts as well.
I enjoyed Laird and Tucker’s romance. Two risk takers meet their match. Secrets will be revealed, and lives touched in unexpected ways. And one strong, stubborn, mind of her own type of girl will finally find her forever guy. I’ll admit, there’s a lot about Tucker to not like on the surface. It was interesting to see things from her viewpoint. And satisfying to find that with the right man she knows enough to stay put and build on what they have. Even if you’ve read Want Me, Cowboy and couldn’t stand the way Tucker appeared… give the girl a second chance, she deserves it.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*
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