In Home For A Cowboy Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well maybe for everyone else not Emmy Garrett. She is on the run after witnessing a murder completed by a mob boss. There was a leak regarding her most recent hiding place and after an assassination attempt she is quickly moved again. This time she is left on the ranch of Dwight Reynolds, who is former military and has experience with Homeland Security. From the moment they meet he knows he will do anything to protect her, even risking his own life.
The more time Dwight and Emmy spend together, the more the walls start coming down and trust is being built. Emmy feels safe with Dwight and the attraction is so strong between them. She decides to give into the attraction and just live her life. Her thought is she may not be here tomorrow if the mob finds her and she doesn’t want to have any regrets. Dwight is so tender with her and you can tell her wants to take care of her – mind, body, and soul.
There is an immediate attraction between Emmy and Dwight but neither one is willing to acknowledge it. They have their own lesson struggles to deal with. For example, Dwight it is the responsibility of the family ranch, and the PTSD he experiences from his career Emmy is also experiencing PTSD from what she witnessed and the attempted assassination. Emmy’s story really pulled at my heart strings. She really was just an innocent bystander who got in over her head
This story is suspenseful even with he touch of romance. You are unable to forget that there are people who actually want Emmy dead. There is also a winter storm brewing which isn’t good for the ranch. These characters are both strong and independent and are learning that it is ok to lean on another person for support. It really is beautiful how comfortable they get with each other and the routines they fall into without even realizing it were fun to watch. So was watching them decorate the ranch for Christmas!
Donna Grant is well known for her fantastic suspenseful romance stories and Home For A Cowboy Christmas is no exception. I read this book in one sitting was highly invested. It was fast paced but the romance was well built and did not feel rushed. I found it be realistic and felt that Dwight and Emmy may have crossed paths in another time or place and still fallen in love. Plus, I’m pretty sure Dwight’s dog Sam would have been there too completing their little family unit.
Rating: 4 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**