Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Sara Richardson Release Date: December 18, 2018 Publisher: Forever Yours Book #4.5 in the Rocky Mountain Riders series Number of pages: 116 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from Net Galley Contemporary Romance/Holidays M/F Rating: NC-17 Read 12/9/18
When bullfighter Tucker McGrath’s mom suffers a minor heart attack just before Christmas, he decides it’s time to redeem himself from the Ghost of Christmas Failures Past. Knowing how much his mom loves the town’s annual Christmas pageant, he agrees to take her place as director even though he has zero experience wrangling kids. That’s not the only complication with taking on the pageant, either. There’s also the tempting but off limits local music teacher Kenna Hart.A year after her husband’s scandalous betrayal and their divorce, Kenna is doing her best to move forward and give her two boys a magical Christmas. When she volunteers to help with the pageant, she doesn’t expect to reconnect with her old high school heartthrob. Tucker McGrath has always been Mr. No-Strings-Attached, so he’s definitely not one to fall for…or is he? The more time she spends with him, the more Kenna realizes Tucker has changed. And now he might just be the cowboy who can make all of her Christmas wishes come true.
A couple of notes before I get to my actual review. I didn’t realize until I started reading this story that it was part of the wonderful Rocky Mountain Riders series. It’s not (yet) listed as such on Goodreads, but it’s obvious that it comes after the 4th book, True-Blue Cowboy, that I haven’t yet read. That being said, you do not have to read the other books in this series to enjoy this short story. And it’s definitely worth the read.
All. The. Feels. That is how I describe this story. I had butterflies going pretty much through this entire book. Tucker and Kenna are just so perfect for each other. Not to mention, Tucker and Kenna’s boys. It is all just beyond cute. But not in a sickly overdone way. Just in a perfectly written, tug at your heartstrings way.
It’s not always easy to write a short story like this without things seeming rushed or like things are being left out. I have been greatly enjoying the full length novels in this series. Sara Richardson really proves she has excellent writing chops that she found such a perfect balance of short, sweet, and sexy in this story.
** I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in my review are my own and given freely. **