Spikes & Spurs Book Five


Carolyn Brown

Genre:  #Romance #ChristmasRomance #CowboyRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 2nd 2012

Read:  October 2nd 2018

Kindle Edition:  352 pages

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Series:  Spikes & Spurs:  

Check out on Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/53884-spikes-spurs


‘Tis the season for:

– A matchmaking grandma on a long-disantance mission.
– Mistletoe temptation in every doorway.
– A sexy cowboy with a killer smile.

When Gran Presely agrees to sell Creed Riley the Rockin’ C Ranch for a song at Christmastime, he can hardly believe his good fortune. There’s just one little catch – her tantalizing granddaughter Sage is part of the deal…

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My Review:

Mistletoe Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs, #5)Mistletoe Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Mistletoe Cowboy by Carolyn Brown.

I have many books by this author on my TBR. For a couple of years I have been adding them but only read my first book now. Why? I really don’t know. Since this is the time of year I start reading Christmas romances, I made it a point to “dig” down my list and read one of the older ones I added. Of course I came across more than a few by Carolyn Brown. Read the blurb, read the book and here we are.

Sage and Creed…..
I can say with complete honesty that I loved Creed from the first moment he appeared on the pages. He is actually not the type of hero I am used to reading. He was not a possessive, arrogant, alpha. Creed was kind and caring. He was considerate and a gentleman. He was no wimp, that is for sure. Creed was a cowboy through and through. From, “yes ma’am” to “thank you darlin'”he was perfectly sexy and charming. I also found his character to be strong and confident; not afraid to go fo what he wanted.

AND it was only a short time before Creed discovered he wanted Sage.

Sage was not my favorite heroine. I’ll be honest. I didn’t like her very much. My opinion of her stayed steady throughout the whole book, I’m sorry to say. That said, I don’t have to love both hero and/or heroine to enjoy a book. I don’t want to say too much about why I didn’t like her because that may end up spoiling some of this book for you. The truth is I’m not even sure I could pick one thing that irked me about her; it was a general feeling I had through the book.

That said…I really enjoyed the premise and plot. There was a bit of angst, some emotional, and even some humorous moments. Of course the secondary characters were perfect. Even the four legged ones. Especially the four legged ones! 😉

Sage and Creed are stuck together at Sage’s grandmother’s ranch during a snow storm. Creed is there because he is buying the ranch. Sage calls the ranch home and is determined not to let her grandmother sell it to Creed or anyone. Unfortunately, her grandmother has left to visit her sister in Pennsylvania and Sage and Creed are alone together in Texas. Hmmm….sounds like a bit of matchmaking may be going on.

Creed and Sage learn quickly to work with each other. They slowly become friends and then something more. But what will happen when Sage’s grandmother comes home to sign the ranch over to Creed? Will their happy little bubble burst?

The pace of this book was steady although it took me extra time to finish due to the near 400 pages. Still I enjoyed it and will definitely read another of Carolyn Brown’s Christmas romances in the next coming weeks. I am looking forward to it.

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


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