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Monday, January 30, 2012

A Cowboy for Christmas by Cat Johnson

A Cowboy for Christmas by Cat Johnson
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Genre: Contemporary
Length Full Length (162 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Dogwood

Sexy, independent, corporate executive Casey Harrington's life and career were shaped by a childhood Christmas wish left unfulfilled. Now, twenty years later on a Colorado cattle ranch, she finally gets everything she's always wanted-both a hot cowboy and a dream job.

But Bonner "Blue" Boyd is a rancher and Casey is a New Yorker, and even if the sex between them is hot enough to start a prairie fire, they both know that city and country might mix for a week, but it can't work for a lifetime. Or can it?

When a dramatic turn of events reunite Bonner and Casey, this time on her turf in her city, she has to prove to her displaced cowboy he belongs with her, no matter where they end up. Luckily Casey knows the quickest way to a man's heart is slightly lower than his stomach.

Cat Johnson can spin an erotic holiday tale as handily as Charles Dickens can write about Christmas ghost. This novel will definitely be on my holiday read list for years to come.

A Cowboy for Christmas sounds absolutely yummy to me! In fact, fantasy hot cowboys are definitely on top of my holiday wish-list, but I have yet to find anything as close to the sexy character named Bonner that Ms. Johnson has created.

Little Casey Harrington really wanted the cowboy doll in the toy store window for Christmas. In fact that is all she wanted. She wanted it so bad that when she went to see Santa at the mall, while her mother sneaked off to do some shopping in the toy store, she told him to please bring nothing else but the cowboy doll. Christmas morning came and to Casey's disappointment all she got was an easy-bake oven. She discovered the secret about Santa that day and swore to herself that she would never cook a meal.

True to her word, Casey grew up to be a corporate executive who ordered out for meals as she single-handedly made companies profitable.

One day, the western company she loves to order from made her a dream job offer, but to take the job she had to spend time on their actual ranch. Casey took the job and was surprised to discover her dream doll had come to life in a sexy “ex-rodeo star” cowboy named Bonner “Blue” Boyd.

Bonner is the ranch foreman and loves working on the land where he all but grew up. He has the task of showing Casey about ranch life, but his attraction to the city girl is so strong, soon they are learning all about each other instead, real up close and personal. Bonner and Casey know that they are from two different worlds and may never be able to make a relationship work long term, until tragedy strikes and secrets are revealed. Soon they both find their worlds are about to collide and they just might need each other to weather the storms.

I fell in love with this story and the characters written in it. It was a well choreographed love story that offered intrigue, romance and pulled at the heart-strings. I found myself completely involved in the world Ms. Johnson created, and I was so enthralled I could not put this book down once I started reading it. Two people, worlds apart, finding love in the chaos of life... what’s not to love? The secondary characters were charming and splendidly illustrated. This was the perfect book to snuggle up with while sitting by the fire. Of all the books I read over the holidays, this one stuck with me the most.

Is a Cowboy for Christmas on your wish-list? Well never fret! Even if Santa gets you an easy-bake oven this holiday season, you can still find a fantasy cowboy in this cute yet spicy tale.

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