Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle

December 17th, 2018 Kimberly Review 40 Comments

17th Dec
Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle
Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas
by Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1
Narrator: Vanessa Daniels
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 4.5 cups of cocoa

In the heart of the Rockies
In the arms of a cowboy
One white Christmas can change everything.

When firefighter and single dad Steve Springfield moved his four kids to a Colorado Christmas tree ranch, he intended for it to be a safe haven. But he never expected danger to follow them to his childhood home...

Or that he would come face-to-face with the one girl he could never forget.

Folk artist Camille Brandt lives a quiet life. As the town's resident eccentric, she's used to being lonely--until Steve freaking Springfield changes everything. Brave and kind, he's always had a piece of her heart, and it doesn't take long before she's in danger of falling for him and his rambunctious kids. But as mysterious fires break out across the sleepy Colorado town, Steve and Camille will have to fight if they want their happy family to survive until Christmas...

Cowboys Firefighter ROMANCE Small-town

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, is the first novel in Rocky Mountain Cowboys series by Katie Ruggle. Suspense and an adorkable romance filled with family and friends made this listen one of my favorites this holiday season. Grab a peppermint mocha coffee or tea and check out why you should add it to your audio bookshelf.

Reasons to grab your 🎧 and listen to Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas

  • I really enjoy Katie Ruggle’s romantic suspense series and Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas is not only a holiday read, but the first novel in a brand new series. Family, friends and a wonderful setting quickly pulled me into this heartwarming story.
  • A single father of four who is also a firefighting cowboy. Come to momma!  A scare regarding the children had Steve Springfield moving his young family to his childhood home, a  Christmas Tree ranch in Borne, Colorado. Steve works the business with his three brothers and accepted a position with the local volunteer firefighters dept.  On his first call he encounters, Camille Brandt, a shy, socially awkward girl, well woman now, that he remembers from high school. She was three years younger than him, but memorable all the same.
  • Camille Brandt remembers Steve alright. While they never hung out, she had the worst crush on Steve freakin’ Springfield. I loved their first encounter. Camille made me giggle and the way these two spoke warmed my heart, as I snuggled in to see what would happen.
  • Camille was a fun character. I easily identified with her reclusive nature. She is a bit of a nerd and a talented artist. When she would start babbling around Steve, adorable things would happen.
  • The romance or as my young friends like to say, “the ship” was wonderful, awkward, blush worthy and slow building with a touch of heat to curl your toes.
  • Secondary characters like the Springfield brothers and Steve’s precocious children added humor, some sticky situations and helped pull the storyline together.
  • The suspense angle was more of a side thread, but powerful and suspenseful. It involved fire and plenty of danger as Camille finds herself the center of unwanted attention. Ruggle presented clues and to be honest I had a hunch but quickly dismissed it. Ruggled added a few twists and surprised me with this thread. I felt it was well done.
  • Fans of Ruggle will remember Steve from the Search & Rescue series but new fans can begin here. I love when Ruggle ties in previous series and characters.
  • Callie Beaulieu has narrated all of the Ruggle books I’ve listen to, so it was a surprise to see a new narrator for this series. This was my first time listening to narrator, Vanessa Daniels but I was pleased. She captured the characters and pacing making the transition smooth for me. I would listen to this narrator again, and hope she continues with this series.

What could be better than Christmas in the Colorado mountains. If you love sweet, adorkable romances with a side of suspense and a touch of heat, you’ll want to grab Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas.

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About Katie Ruggle

Katie Ruggle

A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (not while riding, although that would be awesome), cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.

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40 Responses to “Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle”

  1. Stefanie

    I’m’ a sucker for cowboys. I plan to read some Christmas themed romances this break.

  2. Carla

    I will have to see if I can find this one on Hoopla or Overdrive before I buy it. Nice review and I love your reasons to listen to this one.

  3. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    I’m thrilled you loved this,too! Camille was so much fun and I just loved how she’d just spill all the thoughts in her head with no filter. Loved the Christmas-y wonderland setting, too!

  4. blodeuedd

    I really enjoyed this one too 😀 Ruggle really is awesome. her books has not disappointed so far. Sure only my third but still

  5. Lover Of Romance

    I love mint mocha’s, we are serving them at work and so YUMMY!! Glad you enjoyed this one. I really need to grab up this author. She is on my list to try out in 2019!!

  6. Angie Elle

    I have this book on hold from the library, and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve seen it everywhere lately! No peppermint mocha for me, but I do have peppermint whipped cream to go with my cocoa. 🙂

    Great review.

  7. Sophia Rose

    Yes! This was so adorable. I went all melty every time Steve and Camille or one/both of them were with the kids. I think the scene with Camille and one of the kids at the Christmas concert was the best. 🙂

  8. kindlemom1

    There is something about the single dad trope that I love. This looks so good Kim, thanks for putting it on my radar!