Home for a Cowboy Christmas by Donna Grant delivers a Montana Christmas filled with snow, suspense, and a handsome cowboy and his dog. Grab a cup of hot cocoa before snuggling up with this feel good romance.
by Donna Grant
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The most wonderful time of the year has arrived for this cowboy in New York Times bestseller Donna Grant's newest novel, Home for a Cowboy Christmas.
Tis the season—for everyone except Emmy Garrett. She’s on the run after witnessing a crime. But when it becomes clear that trouble will continue following her, the US Marshal in charge takes her somewhere no one will think to look–Montana. Not only is Emmy in a new place for her protection, but now, she’s stuck with a handsome cowboy as her bodyguard…and she wants to do more than kiss him under the mistletoe.
Dwight Reynolds left behind his old career, but it’s still in his blood. When an old friend calls in a favor, Dwight opens his home to a woman on the run. He tries to keep his distance, but there’s something about Emmy he can’t resist. She stokes his passion and turns his cold nights into warm ones. When danger shows up looking for Emmy, Dwight risks everything to keep her safe.
I always enjoy Grant’s holiday reads and Home for A Cowboy Christmas delivered with its suspense angle, setting and slow-burning to sizzle romance.
Emmy Garrett is in the witness protection program after witnessing a murder. Only the criminal has reach within the department and she is almost executed. The US Marshal in charge of her welfare calls in a favor with his buddy, Dwight Reynolds, former military and retired FBI agent.
The tale that unfolds brings all the charm of the holidays nestled on a ranch in Montana. I could hear the logs in the fireplace crackling and loved seeing Emmy and Dwight get to know each other. Mix in a dog who understands PTSD and a sister who loves to shop and I was pulled right in. From meals shared to talks about what Emmy is going through, the characters came to life as did the countryside and all the trappings of ranch life.
The romance started slow as Dwight honored his role of protector, but the chemistry was electric and I loved the buildup to that first kiss and romantic encounter. They clicked and their feelings and actioned felt genuine.
We avoided any conflict or drama thanks to the suspenseful angle Grant wove into the story. Imagine having a mob boss looking for you. The suspense built up to a dangerous confrontation that had me reading into the wee hours. The author also included scenes with the mob boss and his people allowing the reader to be privy to the danger building.
This book comes with a bonus short story: Wish Upon a Cowboy by Donna Grant. Cowboy Zane rescues city girl Cady, when her car goes off the road during a blizzard. Despite how short it was, Grant gave us a sweet, snowed in romance that puled me in and held me captive. It was the perfect treat.
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Oh this sounds fun and I do remember really enjoying the Donna Grant that I have read. I love the witness protection/on the run kind of plot. Always makes for a fun romance but I haven’t seen it in awhile!
I haven’t read a witness protection romance theme in a while and this sounds like a good one.
This one kicked off my holiday reading season and I really enjoyed it. Hope she writes more holiday romantic suspenses. 🙂
Anne - Books of My Heart
I’ve enjoyed both some of her holiday books and romantic suspense ones. Fabulous review!
Maureen @ Maureen's Books
I’m glad to you read you’ve enjoyed this book! I also read it and enjoyed it, but I thought the romance just wasn’t as good as I’d hoped.
Great review! I love Donna’s books and I can’t wait to read this one!
Awesome review! I haven’t read a Donna Grant book in a while. I need to go back and read some of her books!
Lover of Romance
I am happy to see that this one worked so well for you. I agree that Donna Grant writes some wonderful holiday contemporary books for sure. Definitely eager to read this one this season.
Thanks for the stellar review of this one. You have me really excited for it.