Cowboys for Christmas by Liz Talley, Kim Law and, Terri Osburn

November 13th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 51 Comments

13th Nov
Cowboys for Christmas by Liz Talley, Kim Law and, Terri Osburn
Cowboys for Christmas
by Kim Law, Liz Talley, Terri Osburn
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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3 cowboys…2 weeks…1 wedding! Claire, Georgia, and Mary Catherine couldn’t be more different, but they promised they would be there for one another no matter what. And when they all gather in Holly Hills, Texas, for Mary Catherine’s Christmas wedding, they’ll find they have one thing in common: hearts that are about to be branded—by unforgettable cowboys.

In “Love Me, Cowboy” by Terri Osburn, wallflower Claire would be more excited about the wedding if it didn’t mean running into Mary Catherine’s brother—the bull rider she once had a scorching one-night stand with…

Ivy League volleyball coach Georgia never wanted to see Holly Hills—or another cowboy—again. But a sexy veterinarian is making her rethink her vow to never marry a Texas man in “Kiss Me, Cowboy” by Liz Talley.

Claire and Georgia both think that Mary Catherine is getting hitched to the wrong man, despite how perfect he is. And in “Marry Me, Cowboy” by Kim Law, a local rancher with a wild reputation gives Mary Catherine a glimpse of what might have been—and what could still be..

Cowboys for Christmas, Yea-Ha! I was looking for some Christmas themed novels and stumbled across this collection of stories by Liz Talley, Kim Law and Terri Osburn. They are all new to me authors, but I loved the small-town Texas setting and the fact that all three short stories were tied together. Moreover, there was a promise of Cowboys. Cowboys for Christmas, was a sweet, feel good tale. Filled with small-town charm, best friends and swoon-worthy cowboys it is the perfect holiday treat.

Love Me Cowboy by Terri Osburn shares Claire’s story. Claire grew up a little on the pudgy side, with a mother who never let her forget her shortcomings. This is a second chance romance and was sinfully sweet. I connected with Claire and swooned over her bull riding cowboy. It was fun seeing his unsurety and her growth. I laughed, and swooned. I look forward to reading more from Osburn.

Kiss Me Cowboy by Liz Talley gives us Georgia’s story. Lord the woman was funny. Georgia grew up poor on the wrong side of the tracks and despite her friendship with Claire and Mary Catherine; she hightailed it out of this one horse town and never looked back. A chance encounter with a very sexy and sweet veterinarian stirs up longings in Georgia and I loved their slow dance. Georgia was fun, and I laughed at her antics.

Marry Me, Cowboy by Kim Law is another second chance romance and boy howdy did I love me our bad boy rancher. Mary Catherine tries to live up to the unbearable responsibilities her stepmother demands and she thinks her father wants. The poor woman folds and I found myself hoping she would snap out of it and find her happy. Little side stories and finding out our bad boy’s reputation is a little more complicated had me flipping the pages. I so wanted my HEA with this one, and only wish we had more time with them.

In Cowboys for Christmas, all of the tales overlap and occur during the same two weeks. Misunderstands, family obligations and fear stand in the way of these friends HEA’s and it was delightful to see it all unfold. I loved how all three stories interlocked making this feel like a complete novel.

About Kim Law

As a child, Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, baton twirling, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Giant Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and then worked as a computer programmer while also raising her son. Now she’s pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels; she has won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. Kim is the author of Caught on Camera, Sugar Springs, and the Turtle Island novels, Ex on the Beach and Hot Buttered Yum. A native of Kentucky, she lives with her husband in Middle Tennessee.

About Liz Talley

From the time she learned to read to the present, Liz has always had a fascination with books. As a child she remembers reading Little Golden Books instead of napping. And, oh, the first time she read a romance – The Thornbirds – she was hooked. She ate up the SuperRomances on the shelves of her aunt’s used bookstore, borrowed her grandmother’s Boons and Mills Medical Romances (loved those nurses’ caps) and snuck her dad’s westerns so she could read the “romantic parts” (which lasted about a page). She inhales books, no doubt about it. Of course, it never occurred to her to write one until her college roommate said, “You read so many of those things, why don’t you write one?” The idea stuck and several years ago she did it! Instead of just reading those SuperRomances, she’s writing them.

About Terri Osburn

Although born in the Ohio Valley, Terri Osburn found her true home between the covers of her favorite books. Classics like The Wizard of Oz and Little Women filled her childhood, and the genre of romance beckoned during her teen years. In 2007, she decided to put pen to paper and write her own. Just five years later, she was named a 2012 finalist for the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Award. The author of the Anchor Island contemporary romance series, you can learn more about this author and her work by visiting her website

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51 Responses to “Cowboys for Christmas by Liz Talley, Kim Law and, Terri Osburn”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The girls are best friends, but it is a small-town so they all have a shared history

  1. Madiha

    Wow, not usually my type of book, written by three different authors and all, but I’m a sucker for second chance romances! I love the Christmas theme as well and it’s great that you enjoyed it so much!

    Great review, as always, Kim 🙂 it’s good to be back.
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I enjoyed that it all took place in the same town, and overlapped

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL I use to only read them between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but between the Ho-Ho-Ho read a thon and publishers releases I had to bump them up a little.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I would say yes too Carmel. With review books I need to put on my holiday cap a little sooner, but glad to add one to your list 🙂

  2. Livia

    These sound like fun stories, and I haven’t given cowboys a proper chance, I’ll admit. This looks like a very good way of righting that wrong, hehe. And the fact that the stories are tied together sounds like a really cool idea!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo you have to give them a chance Livia..they are strong, usually noble and good with their hands *ooh-la-la*

  3. Linnae

    I love the idea that all three romances are linked. Win, Win, Win! It is also good to see that the cowboy is wearing a flannel shirt instead of being shirt free….look at that snow in the background. Brrrrrr……

  4. Carrie

    I’m all over this! Cowboys? Christmas? What more could you want except maybe a big ‘ole fuzzy blankie and a hot chocolate with a big ‘ole dose of Bailey’s Irish Cream in it. Great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Katherine. Enjoy it is an easy read, you can read one story a night 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This would work than since it’s an anthology. Thanks Candace 🙂

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m definitely going to pick up this one. I’m a sucker for second chance romances, stories set in small-town Texas, and cowboys. This is a trifecta for me! Woohoo! Great review. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh me too Brandee, this is nice especially as we approach the hectic holiday season. Enjoy!

  6. Sharlene Wegner

    I love cowboy stories! Terri is also one of my favorite authors, so this is on my TBR for soon! Glad you loved it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to trying more books by her Sharlene. Enjoy 😉

  7. Kim Law

    Hi Kim! Thanks so much for the terrific review, and I’m *thrilled* that you enjoyed the stories!! Liz, Terri, and I had so much fun working on them together that I’m beyond anxious for this one to be out there and see what others think. Your review made my day!

    And who wouldn’t want a cowboy (or two) for Christmas, right? Especially if he looks that that one 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, thanks for commenting Kim and yes a cowboy or two for Christmas would be lovely 🙂