Mistletoe Cowboy - Carolyn Brown Title: Mistletoe Cowboy

Series: Spikes & Spurs bk 5

Author: Carolyn Brown

Genre: Contemporary/ Western Romance

Commitment! It made Sage run the other way. It made Creed shudder. But Sage's granny, the Widow Presley, was determined to get her granddaughter a cowboy for Christmas. And who better than Creed, the man interested in purchasing the widow's Rockin' C Ranch?

The fact that a three-day blizzard was blowing in just made things all the better. A person can't run from commitment when they're snowed in, now can they?

Mistletoe Cowboy is book 5 in Brown’s Spikes and Spurs series. I was hooked from the first page to the last and didn’t want the book to end. I couldn’t put this book down.

This western romance set in Texas but parts of the story took place in Pennsylvania. There’s a hunky cowboy, a granddaughter who comes home to save their family ranch and a feisty grandma to boot. What’s not to love especially when there was immediate chemistry between the cowboy, Creed, and the granddaughter, Sage, they fought it as much as possible until they each realized what they were feeling. They were also very supportive of each other, even though they had just met, and tended to help each other whenever possible.

I loved the descriptions of everything the blizzard, the ranch, Sage’s paintings, the newly found pets and their kittens and puppies were so well described I felt like I was there. Feeling the cold and wind, sinking into the snow when having to go out to take care of the ranch animals, and feeling the warmth of the fire transported me. The plot and characters were fantastic. There was laughter, tears, angst, sorrow, happiness, fighting and then making up along with romance and love.

If you haven’t read books by Carolyn before, give her a try. You’ll be glad you did. She’s one of my favorite authors and her books will be added to my ever increasing TBR pile!

Favorite Quote: “I heard her voice again, Creed, and she’s fine.”
Creed pulled her to his chest and tipped her chin up with his fist. “Why wouldn’t she be? She’s doing exactly what she wants to do.” All the air left Sage’s lungs. She wanted her grandmother to come home and never leave again, but after only three days she didn’t want Creed to leave either. She wanted him to kiss her. She wanted to snuggle into his arms and listen to him describe her paintings to her. She couldn’t have it all and she only had until Christmas to decide what she wanted most.

Grade A+
Review by: Helen