Mistletoe Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Full Length (333 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea
'Tis the season for...
A matchmaking grandma on a long-distance 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...
Paintings, canyons and a grandmother with plans of her own...it's got to be a Carolyn Brown book!
There are cowboy books, then there are Carolyn Brown cowboy books. The writing flows so well and the descriptions are so rich, it's like being there. I've never been to the canyons of the Midwest, but I'd sure like to go if they look the way Ms. Brown has described them. The characters are equally interesting. This book has more focus on Creed and Sage rather than the family, but that's okay. I liked getting to know them without having so many other characters to keep track of. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to see the family dynamic, but also nice to take a breather, too.
There are a couple of slow spots in the book. The way Sage's creative process is described is great, but might not be for all readers. Some might not want the level of detail, but it's not a detraction. I loved how Grandma threw Sage and Creed together. As much as the "pushed together" trope has been used, in this case, this might have been the only way these two would've gotten together. It's so good, too.
If you want a book with a little miscommunication, some arguing, emotional baggage, and hot loving, then this might be the book for you.