CHRISTMAS AT FIRST CREEK FARM
Genre: #Romance #ChristmasRomance #SingleFatherRomance #CowboyRomance
My Rating: 5
Publication: October 30th 2018
Read: October 10th 2018 (ARC provided via NetGalley)
POV: Third-person alternating perspectives
Kindle Edition: 203 pages
Closing in on thirty, Fia Price craves a new and more meaningful direction for her life. Walking away from her successful modeling career, she heads to Texas for the Christmas holidays to inspect a small ranch she and her brother’s have recently inherited. Sorting through her great aunt’s bulging cottage gives Fia the time and space to consider a new career, but since her brothers want to sell the property, her time in Texas is limited. But when she meets Gib Donovan and his adorable young son, living in Texas suddenly becomes so much more attractive. And as they spend time together in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Fia discovers her new career but also finds herself wanting to say yes to so much more than a land sale—if she can find the courage to start a new, completely different life.
Sexy cowboy and rancher Gib Donovan wants to focus on his son and his ranch. Fia Price with her beauty, sparkle and sense of fun is making that near impossible. She’s waking up parts of him that he hoped would stay asleep forever. He doesn’t want to hope again. Or lust. Or trust. And he definitely thinks love is off the table, but with Fia, everything seems possible—a magical Christmas for his son, and a new future for them both.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just discovered a new author! I love Joss Wood! Just wow!
Christmas At First Creek Farm is everything I love in a cowboy Christmas. Add in a beautiful, loving, caring, selfless heroine and you just can’t go wrong. Not to mention, I love single father romances as well! This is the time of year that I start with my Christmas romance reading. I know it is a bit early. But actually it isn’t for me. I wish there was more time to read the many Christmas romance novels I have on my TBR. Let’s face it, I can read them anytime of the year I choose but for me that doesn’t bely the spirit of the season. So, thank you Joss Wood for writing this amazing novel!
Gib is an extremely wealthy ranch owner. He actually owns much more than a single ranch. His property in Texas, where he resides, is immense. Unfortunately there is one smaller piece of land that he doesn’t own but sits smack, dab in the center of his property. Gib wants this land. The only thing standing in the way is a gorgeous super model who is holding up the sale.
All Fia wants is to find herself. She is retiring from the modeling world. Unfortunately, Fia has no idea what to do with the rest of her life. When her brothers want to sell a piece of land they inherited, Fia is the hold up on the sale. While this causes some tension, Fia isn’t intentionally being difficult. That piece of land was something her mother held on to and Fia wanted, no needed, to see it first hand before it was no longer in the family. It is there, at a small cottage, in the middle of a huge Texas ranch, that Fia will find more than herself.
Gib and Fia hold back their attraction to each other for a while; neither wanting the complications of getting involved. They each have issues that make them wary of letting love in. I can’t say enough how I enjoyed watching their relationship develop. Can I also add how much I loved the end? The happily=ever-after was perfect. I was giddy and smiling by the time I read the las page. I appreciated the author’s talent for writing as I found myself engaged in every word. I loved every moment of this book.
That said, the time frame of this book takes place during the prior weeks to Christmas. And while Christmas is in the title, the holiday did not overshadow the premise as you might find in small town Christmas romances. I highly recommend this gem as a must read.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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