Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That’s exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Before he knows it, they’re stringing Christmas lights and decorating the tree… and he’s having the time of his life. But after everything he’s been through, Nash knows this kind of happiness doesn’t last.
Kasey Dawson thought she’d never get over the death of her husband. Nash, with his strong hands and infinite patience, is stirring something she hasn’t felt in a long time. Kasey knows the sexy cowboy isn’t telling her everything about this past, though. And she refuses to risk heartbreak all over again. But her kids have a plan of their own: Nothing will keep them from having a real family again-even if it takes a little help from Santa himself.
Titles in the Happy, Texas series include: Toughest Cowboy In Texas – Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas –
Title: Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas
Series: Happy, Texas #2
Author: Carolyn Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – Forever
My Rating: 4 stars
If you’re looking for a sweet, a bit spicy, heart-warming, touching Christmas story this season then Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas is sure to fill your holiday wish.
Nash is a former military man with a boatload of guilt to deal with from his time at war. When a mission goes sideways leaving his military career far behind, Nash heads for the most solitary place he can find to hide and maybe heal, one day. That spot is the small town of Happy, Texas and one ranch that holds his new future.
Kasey is a military widow with three small, boisterous, adorable children. They are pretty much her life now as she isn’t willing to move on to the possibility of another love for her out there. She had her chance, now she’s a mom, got a ranch to run and a lifetime of memories to see her through.
Neither Kasey or Nash ever thought they’d find a special someone. Yet with a kitten rescue, a bit of an accident, the winsome ways of determined children and maybe some intervention from beyond or the North Pole – they may just have found what they each needed. Now comes the question of if Kasey will still feel the same way about Nash when she learns about his past. And can Nash make a ready made family his own completely.
I adored Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas so much. A story that realistically deals with the effects of PTSD, death of a loved one, and moving forward as we eventually need to do. Nash and Kasey were two people who fit, and the kids’ love of Nash simply made everything about them complete. Sure, there are issues to be dealt with, and real love rarely is smooth as silk – but they face the past, deal with the issues and love each other through it all. I liked this couple and their story is everything I love about Christmas Romance.
I would recommend Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas to any reader who enjoys a good love story, real life issues to deal with, and the love that only kids seem to be able to shower a person with, maybe because that love is purely straight from the heart.
*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.*
** This review originally appeared on my all genre blog, Keeper Bookshelf. **
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