THE RANCHER’S CHRISTMAS SONG
(Cowboys of Cold Creek #16)
My Rating: 5
Publication: November 1st 2017 (Harlequin Special Edition)
Read: December 6th 2017
Genres: Romance; Christmas Romance
POV: Third-person dual perspectives
Series: The Cowboys of Cold Creek
Keep a song in your heart this holiday season…
Music teacher Ella Baker’s plate is already full. But when single dad Beckett McKinley’s wild twin boys need help preparing a Christmas song for their father, Ella agrees on one condition: they teach her to ride a horse. She’s hoping that’ll help mend her strained relationship with her rancher father; it certainly has nothing to do with the crush that’s lingered since her one and only date with Beck.
It isn’t disinterest spurring Beck to keep his distance—if anything, the spark is too strong, with Ella reminding him of his ex-wife. Soon what started as an innocent arrangement is beginning to feel a lot like family. But with the holidays approaching, Beck and Ella will have to overcome past hurts if they want to keep each other warm this Christmas…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to The Rancher’s Christmas Song by RaeAnne Thayne.
I loved this book so much! Each and every book I have read by this author has left me with a lighthearted feeling. Her books are so sweet and the characters are very well developed. In this book, as with most of this series, there are a whole cast of lovable, quirky, and caring secondary characters. A big shout out to Colter and Trever McKinley, the most adorable seven-year-old twins! In addition, there is just enough, but not too much, angst to give the story some complexity.
Beck and Ella…….
Ella moved to Idaho to care for her ailing father. Unfortunately, Ella’s parents were separated and then later divorced during her childhood. Her mom lived in Boston and that was where Ella primarily grew up. But part of her heart was in Idaho with her father. Ella loved visiting her dad for long summers. She especially loved riding horses on his ranch. But unfortunately, something happens that causes a huge divide between her and her father. Now years later, Ella is determined to show her dad she is a strong, capable woman. Not the delicate, fragile, eastern city girl he thinks she is.
Beck runs and lives on the neighboring ranch. He has a bond with Ella’s father that stirs a bit of jealously in Ella. And maybe even a bit of resentment too.
Ella and Beck are attracted to each other from the start but neither knows the other is attracted. In fact, they are both under the impression that neither like each other.
When Ella begins to spend time with Beck’s twin boys, there is a whole lot of enlightenment going on. Not to mention a whole lot of adorable! Beck and Ella were slow to get together but I will say there was great tension between them and I was more than ok with their pace. I could feel their chemistry crackling on the pages as I read. I knew it was only a matter of time before Beck stopped being stubborn. I don’t want to give any details away of this lovely Christmas story. I can say that as always, I look forward to the next book in this series. And there are a lot, this book being 16 of The Cowboys of Cold Creek series.
While this is a fairly clean story, there were a few poignant steamy moments. Beck and Ella made the perfect couple.
If you’re in the mood for a sweet and satisfying Christmas romance, I recommend this author. She has several wonderful Christmas novels available.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking time to read it.
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