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Title:
A true cowboy Christmas
ISBN:
9781250295231
Edition:
St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Publication:
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2018.
Physical Description:
337 pages ; 18 cm
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1.
Summary:
"Gray Everett has a heart of gold but that doesn't mean he believes in the magic of Christmas. He's got plenty else to worry about this holiday season, what with keeping his cattle ranch in the family and out of the hands of hungry real-estate investors looking to make a down-and-dirty deal. That, plus being a parent to his motherless daughter, equals a man who will not rest until he achieves his mission. Now, all Gray needs is the help of his lifelong neighbor, who happens to have grown into a lovely, spirited woman. For Abby Douglas, the chance to join forces with Gray is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. Much as the down-to-earth farmer's daughter has tried to deny it, Abby's been in love with stern, smoking-hot Gray her whole life. So when Gray proposes a marriage of convenience as a way to save their land, Abby can't refuse. But how can she convince Gray that sometimes life offers a man a second chance for a reason, and that their growing trust and mutual passion may be leading to true and lasting love?" -- back cover.
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From USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews comes A True Cowboy Christmas , the first in a sensational series debut about a cowboy, a farm girl, and the greatest gift of all. . .

Gray Everett has a heart of gold but that doesn't mean he believes in the magic of Christmas. He's got plenty else to worry about this holiday season, what with keeping his cattle ranch in the family and out of the hands of hungry real-estate investors looking to make a down-and-dirty deal. That, plus being a parent to his young and motherless daughter, equals a man who will not rest until he achieves his mission. Now, all Gray needs is the help of his lifelong neighbor. . .who happens tohave grown into a lovely, spirited woman.

For Abby Douglas, the chance to join forces with Gray is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. Much as the down-to-earth farmer's daughter has tried to deny it, Abby's been in love with stern, smoking-hot Gray her whole life. So when Gray proposes a marriage of convenience as a way to combine land--and work together toward a common cause--Abby can't refuse. But how can she convince Gray that sometimes life offers a man a second chance for a reason. . .and that their growing trust andmutual passion may be leading to true and lasting love?


Author Notes

USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Caitlin Crews has written more than eighty-five books, including Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Dare, and Cold River cowboys. She's won fans with the romance, women's fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels she's written as Megan Crane (including the futuristic, dystopian Viking romance Edge series). These days her focus is on contemporary romance in all its forms, from small town heat to international glamor, cowboys to bikers to military men and beyond. She's taught creative writing classes in places like UCLA Extension's prestigious Writers' Program, gives assorted workshops on the writing process, and attempts to make use of the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards, and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Widower and farmer Gray Everett, the hero of this joyful, sexy contemporary set in Longhorn Valley, Colo., decides he needs a practical, sensible, sweet wife who can handle daily farm life, and no one fits the bill better than his longtime neighbor, Abby Douglas. Thirty-year-old virgin Abby has pined after Gray since childhood, but she never thought Gray would give her a second look, let alone propose a marriage of convenience. Her self-esteem destroyed by her verbally abusive and unreliable mother, Abby takes up Gray on his offer. Gray's fun-loving teenage daughter accepts their union with ease, and although Abby's friends think she deserves better, they fully support the couple. As the two transition into married life, Gray struggles with realizing he's falling for Abby, while Abby learns to value her own feelings. Crews hits the mark by concentrating on personal development and internal struggles, minimizing outside drama. The story flows smoothly, is loaded with charming characters, and is full of wit. These mature, thoughtful, caring protagonists will win the heart of any romance fan. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (Nov.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Now that Gray Everett's awful father has died, Gray is ready to make life better for himself and his 15-year-old daughter, Becca. What better way than to marry a dependable, hardworking woman who can pitch in around the cattle ranch and serve as a mother figure? Gray hasn't paid much attention to his younger neighbor, Abby Douglas, but she seems like a suitable choice for this marriage of convenience he is proposing. Gray doesn't know that Abby has been pining for him ever since she became old enough to have a crush. Can a marriage work when only one of them is in it for love? Readers will be fully immersed in the vividly described rural Colorado setting during holiday season in Crews' Christmas-themed romance. Gray and Abby both have emotional baggage resulting in Gray being distant and cold, and Abby coping with low self-esteem. Readers willing to brave the emotional turmoil like a frigid winter day will be rewarded at the very end with Christmas warmth and love.--Jenna Friebel Copyright 2018 Booklist