12 Days of Christmas Books-Day 5: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant

12 Days of Christmas Books: Day 5

The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant

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The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant

Heart of Texas

St. Martin’s Paperbacks (October 31, 2017)/Macmillan

Romance/Holidays-Christmas/Mystery & Suspense



’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays—even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything.

Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wits’ end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby—and the inescapable longing in his heart—off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along?



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A cowboy/military romance that has instant attraction, steady progression romance, some suspense, and hot love scenes.

The hero reluctantly returns home when his family ranch is in financial trouble and someone is stealing the cattle. He has deep wounds due to his brother’s death when they were kids and then emotional, physical, and mental scars from the war.

The heroine gained guardianship of her two younger brothers 8 years ago when she was just 18. Their mother abandoned them and she became sister, mother, and father to them. They live with hardships but are fiercely protective of each other and have a tight bond. They all struggle with abandonment issues.

I enjoyed the slow romance of the two as they both heal each other. The chemistry is instant and they are what each other needs. One of the brothers has to work off a debt at the East Ranch and the three siblings are taken under the wings of the East Family and the ranchers. They each really grow and come into their own.

I really enjoyed the mystery/suspense woven into the romance story. The characters and plot are well written. Good love story that left me happy.

Copy received from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley.


Read an excerpt over on Donna Grant’s website:




Grant  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s the author of more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories. The acclaimed series features a thrilling combination of dragons, the Fae, and Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

Website: http://www.donnagrant.com/

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/donna_grant

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