Series: Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Vanessa Daniels
Also by this author: Hold Your Breath, Fan the Flames, Gone Too Deep, In Safe Hands, Run to Ground, On the Chase, Survive the Night, Through the Fire
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...
Combine a single dad, a small town, 4 adorable kids, and an awkward artist and you have Rocky Mountain Christmas Cowboy! Steve is back in his small home town of Born and working on his family’s Christmas tree farm. He is a widow with 4 kids and is settling into life back home with his brothers. Camille is the town hermit. She is social awkward and quirky. I loved her! There were times her uncomfortableness in social situations was so relatable! And I totally agree with her-if you can find a way to do things that don’t involve interacting with people, you are winning!
Steve’s kids are great! They are older (like 10-16 year olds) and have such fun personalities. I loved seeing Camille interact with them because she connected so well to them. Steve’s brothers are interesting as well. Ryan is a major flirt and really confuses Camille. Overall, I loved all these characters! All of them create such a fun story that I was sucked in right away. I forget how much I adore Ruggle’s characters. She writes such wonderful people.
The setting will put you in the holiday mood for sure! Steve’s family’s farm is a Christmas Tree farm that uses horses to pull the trees! There is a small subplot of mystery regarding fires in town, but the focus is on the characters. Seriously, Ruggle can do no wrong in my book!
Vanessa Daniels is a new to me narrator and she did a wonderful job! I really enjoyed her performance and am looking forward to more books narrated by her!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: single dad, cowboys, small town, widow
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler