Cold River Ranch Book One


Caitlin Crews

Genre:  #Romance #CowboyRomance #ChristmasRomance #MarriageofConvenience

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  Expected to release on October 30th 2018, subject to change

Read:  August 29th 2018  (ARC provided by Net Galley via publisher)

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Series:  Cold River Ranch #1

Check out the book on Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40520358-a-true-cowboy-christmas


From USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews comes A True Cowboy Christmas, the first in a sensational series debut about a cowboy, a farm girl, and the greatest gift of all. . .

Gray Everett has a heart of gold but that doesn’t mean he believes in the magic of Christmas. He’s got plenty else to worry about this holiday season, what with keeping his cattle ranch in the family and out of the hands of hungry real-estate investors looking to make a down-and-dirty deal. That, plus being a parent to his young and motherless daughter, equals a man who will not rest until he achieves his mission. Now, all Gray needs is the help of his lifelong neighbor. . .who happens to have grown into a lovely, spirited woman.

For Abby Douglas, the chance to join forces with Gray is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. Much as the down-to-earth farmer’s daughter has tried to deny it, Abby’s been in love with stern, smoking-hot Gray her whole life. So when Gray proposes a marriage of convenience as a way to combine land—and work together toward a common cause—Abby can’t refuse. But how can she convince Gray that sometimes life offers a man a second chance for a reason. . .and that their growing trust and mutual passion may be leading to true and lasting love?


My Review:

A True Cowboy Christmas (Cold River Ranch)A True Cowboy Christmas by Caitlin Crews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…..
Loved this book so much! A very well written novel with great characters.

I knew from the first chapter this book would be a breath of fresh air. And I was not disappointed in my assumption. First I’ll say that this was my first book by Caitlin Crews. I really loved everything about her writing style. Her descriptive monologues and scenes brought me right there to those Colorado mountains. I will add that this book is heavy on monologue. I would have like to read more dialogue from our hero and heroine. That said, I still loved this book and I am looking forward to reading more from this author. This series has two more brothers to match off. And I can only hope they are matched with Abby’s two friends. Unfortunately I was not given any hints as to what is to come and whose story is next so I’ll patiently wait and see. But I can assure you this author is on my watch list.

Gray and Abby…..
I won’t summarize this book. The blurb gives you great insight as to how this will play out. Marriage of convenience is not a trope I often come across unless it’s a historical romance. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy reading them. I do. Quite a bit, actually. Gray is a bit older than Abby, who is thirty herself. He has a teenage daughter, two alienated brothers and a whole ranch to run. After his father passes away, Gray feels the need for a change in his life. He doesn’t want to be lonely. He wants companionship and to find a woman he can work along side without drama. Unfortunately for Abby, Gray does not want “feelings” involved. There is quite a bit of angst. A lot of chemistry. Abby is a wonderful character. Unfortunately while I liked Gray, I didn’t love him until the end. But that is okay because otherwise this book would not have been as perfect. Gray had a lot of issues and he needed to come to terms with many aspects of his life. He especially needed to learn that loving Abby and allowing her to love him was currently the best thing that could happen to him. I don’t want to spoil anything for you. That said, I will say that this is a book I would like to reread each Christmas. I loved it that much!

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time read it. 🙂

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