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Review: Her Christmas Cowboy by Katherine Garbera

Series:  The Scott Brothers of Montana #5her-christmas-cowboy

Title: Her Christmas Cowboy by Katherine Garbera

Author: Katherine Garbera

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Published: November 1st, 2016

Pages: 137

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is a lovely ex class mates to more romance based in the delightful town of Marietta, Montana as the festive season approaches. Lane Scott was a Marine who lost both his lower legs whilst on active duty. He’s returned home but feels unsettled, not totally because of his injuries but he’s not sure what he’s missing – until the girl that wouldn’t go out with him in High School, Felicity Danvers, literally runs into him. She actually really wanted to go out with him back then but was too shy and reticent to do so. Now she’s a class teacher but her ex has totally destroyed her confidence in her ability to be worthy enough for anyone to love. Add in her mother who wants to make Christmas a time to be perfect and Felicity really isn’t totally into the festive spirit. As the two are still mutually attracted, can they overcome their fears and anxieties and let the Christmas spirit bring them both a chance of love and achieving their own HEA?

This is the fifth book in the series but works well as a standalone, too. Set in Marietta, it shares characters from other series and authors but concentrates on the Scott extended family members and the mother and sister of Felicity. The events include the Marietta Stroll and Christmas Ball, reference is made to characters from other related stories (for instance, the visiting Prince) but you really don’t have to have read them to appreciate this one. I found the characters easy to empathise with, they’re well portrayed and have plenty of emotional quandaries in their lives.

This is an enjoyable festive read, exploring some of the difficulties experienced by amputees, ex-Marines and emotionally abuse victims in a quick but riveting fun festive read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this – and the other Marietta festive reads – to anyone who enjoys reading about Christmas love in a close knit community.

I requested an ARC of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.

Synopsis:

There’s no place like Marietta, Montana for the holidays, and retired Marine Lane Scott has finally, reluctantly, returned home…

…only to run into a sweet and sexy woman from his past, Felicity Danvers, who is running away from her Christmas loving momma.

Lane can’t resist playing the hero and sweeping Felicity out of town. He vows he’ll do everything he can to make this holiday special for her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer and overcome any obstacle—but can they both trust that it’s not just Christmas magic bringing them together?

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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