A Cowboy for Christmas is a contemporary romance novella by Katherine Garbera. It tells the story of Annie Prudhomme and Carson Scott. They grew up in the same town, Marietta, Montana, and were teenage sweethearts. But Annie had a lot going on in her family life, and as soon as she could get out of Marietta, she did, without a glance back. She left Carson brokenhearted.
Years later both of them have gotten on with their lives. Annie’s been through a painful and humiliating divorce, and Carson is a widowed father. They’ve both changed, but it seems the attraction between them remains. The trouble is, there are more obstructions between them than ever before. Annie doesn’t know if she’s staying in Marietta or not, and doesn’t want to hurt Carson all over again. Carson’s also not sure if Annie will stick around, and as well as wanting to protect his own heart, he’s also got his young son to think about.
But as the attraction between them grows to boiling point, the problems keeping them apart start to seem less important. When they’re trapped together during a snowstorm, the alone time gives them chance to talk and rekindle their romance. Is it a romance, though, or just a fling while Annie’s back in town?
A Cowboy for Christmas is a great read. I enjoy Katherine Garbera’s books, and this was no exception. It was fun and Christmassy, but also had lots of serious issues running throughout, which kept the book and its characters feeling very real. This book deals with love, loss, family, grief, betrayal, and much, much more, but it’s certainly not done in a depressing way. I found myself rooting for Annie and Carson throughout, hoping they’d get over their respective hurdles and find a way to be together. I’m not going to give anything away, but this was a well-written, heart-warming novella with a satisfying ending. I’d definitely like to read more about these characters and what’s next for them.Powered by Sidelines