Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
Series: Marshall Ranch #3
Title: Christmas Lights and Cowboy Nights by Shelli Stevens
Author: Shelli Stevens
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: October 4th, 2018
This is a thoroughly enjoyable festive cowboy romance. When Calvin Marshall first meets Rosa Mercado she’s working as a waitress in her father’s restaurant and he’s just been attacked and embarrassed by one of his many ex-girlfriends. Despite this, the two are attracted to each other but he’s a player and she’s looking for a more long term relationship. Hank is the owner of the ranch which Calvin runs for him and Hank has a few surprises in store for both Calvin and Rosa – one of which forces them both to spend time over the festive season on the ranch. As the two are pitted against each other by Hank, this is time when the seasonal cheer will impact on what they thought they wanted and help them dream of what could be . . .
Hank is such a cranky and manipulative old man – what a great character! This relatively short story is a delightful read with great characters and an intriguing plot with plenty of surprises, heartwarming and just right to get you into the festive mood whatever the season! It is the third book in the series but it works well as a standalone though it may tempt you (as well as me) to read the other books in the series, too.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Rosa Mercado is looking for something more serious with her love life, which is why she hits the brakes on the sexy cowboy who walks into her dad’s restaurant and hits on her.
Calvin Marshall had Rosa lined up in his sights to be his next conquest. Until she makes it clear she’s looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Right Now. Commitment isn’t exactly his favorite word.
But when they’re forced to stay at Misty Meadows Ranch together over Christmas, it becomes clear that there’s more at stake than just one of them inheriting the ranch by New Year’s Eve. The magic of the season will blur the line between love and hate, and challenge everything they both thought they wanted.