Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ARC Review: Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas
Author: Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain Cowboys
Publication: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 25, 2018)

Description: In the heart of the Rockies
In the arms of a cowboy
One white Christmas can change everything.

When firefighter and single dad Steve Springfield moved his four kids to a Colorado Christmas tree ranch, he intended for it to be a safe haven. But he never expected danger to follow them to his childhood home...

Or that he would come face-to-face with the one girl he could never forget.

Folk artist Camille Brandt lives a quiet life. As the town's resident eccentric, she's used to being lonely—until Steve freaking Springfield changes everything. Brave and kind, he's always had a piece of her heart, and it doesn't take long before she's in danger of falling for him and his rambunctious kids. But as mysterious fires break out across the sleepy Colorado town, Steve and Camille will have to fight if they want their happy family to survive until Christmas...

My Thoughts: Steve Springfield has moved back home with his four kids to his family Christmas Tree Ranch. He's volunteering for the Fire Department until the kids are settled and a position opens up.

Camille Brandt is a life-time resident and vying for the resident eccentric and hermit. She is a folk artist and very, very shy.

The two run into each other when Camille's neighbor sounds the alarm that Camille is missing which activates Search and Rescue. Steve is one of the searchers along with his brothers. When he finds her scavenging at a scrapyard and in no danger, he takes the heat so that she doesn't have to be the center of attention. He's her hero just like he was when he was a senior in high school and she was a lonely, shy freshman.

The two begin a flirtation which is very difficult for each of them. And Camille begins a relationship with each of Steve's kids - inventor, 12-year-old Zoe, equestrian 10-year-old Maya, gregarious 14-year-old Will, and shy 13-year-old artist Micah - when she is hired by Ryan Springfield to create found art sculptures to sell in the Christmas shop. Ryan is just about the only fly in the ointment. He's decided that he needs to compete with Steve for Camille's attention which really makes Camille uncomfortable. There is one other fly in the ointment too. Someone is skulking around Camille's house watching her.

When her house burns down, she finds herself living with Steve and his family until she can get everything settled. She and Steve fall more and more in love but danger is still lurking...

I loved the relationship between Camille and Steve. Camille is such an endearing character and Steve is a true hero.

Favorite Quote:
I told Steve Springfield the story of my first period.

There was no other option. Camille was going to have to move.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an enjoyable read to kick off the holiday season--which will be here in the blink of an eye, lol.


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