Tuesday, December 16, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Cowboy Boots for Christmas"

Cowboy Boots for Christmas by Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 7, 2014)
Series: Burnt Boot, Texas (#1) 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Callie Brewster didn’t figure she’d ever see Finn O’Donnell again when they parted company in Afghanistan. But when her little brother witnesses a killing, everything changes. The government says they’ll put him in witness protection, but Callie doesn’t trust anyone to protect her brother—except for Finn O’Donnell.

All Finn wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet on his newly purchased ranch. But he owes Callie Brewster his life, and he always repays a debt. Now there’s a woman in the house who joined the army to get away from ranching, a boy who is scared of his shadow, and a feud going on amongst the other ranchers. Yet in the midst of all the chaos, Finn is happier and more at peace than he’s ever been before…

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Reviews of Brown's Previous Books:

Billion Dollar Cowboy (#1) -- Kame
The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (#2) -- Kame
How to Marry a Cowboy (#4) -- Kame

The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (#3) -- Kame
Cowboy Seeks Bride (#7) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

You know you can't go wrong with Carolyn Brown!

Finn has just moved into his new ranch when his former sniper spotter and her nephew arrive asking for a safe place to stay.  He has not seen Callie in two years but the feelings he buried down while they worked as a team start to come back.

Finn is a great combination of solider and cowboy. I love his warm heart. Callie is a caring aunt to her orphaned nephew and is scared she is just not meant to be part of a couple. They have a connection that only two soldiers who have seen war can have, and both have lots of love to give.

This is a very easy plot to follow and it is easy to see how this will progress into its own series. We first met Finn in Cowboy Seeks A Bride so if you are a Carolyn Brown fan he might seem familiar. There is a ongoing theme of a feud in town I found this part of the plot less appealing and at times annoying and testing of my patience. I will definitely read the next book in the series but it is more to read about Finn's cousin Sawyer and not the family feud.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) I really must read Brown soon, her cowboys sound divine. :D

Do you have a favorite Carolyn Brown book?


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1 comment :

Sophia Rose said...

I loved Finn and Callie too, but yeah, that feud was too farcical at times. Loved the menagerie of kids and animals though- that was cute and fun.