Monday, October 12, 2020

Review: Her Christmas Cowboy by Jessica Clare

 


Her Christmas Cowboy (The Wyoming Cowboy #5) by Jessica Clare
Publication Date: October 13th 2020 by Berkley Books
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher
Rating: ½ 

My Thoughts:
Caleb Watson is the younger brother of Hank, from the previous romance, and we’re treated to his and Amy’s romance here in Her Christmas Cowboy. I loved every minute!

 The minute Caleb laid eyes on Amy, Painted Barrel’s kindergarten teacher, Caleb knew she was the woman for him. Now if Caleb could ever get a sentence out that made sense, his dreams of being with Amy might come true. It seems every time he opens his mouth everything gets twisted up and he makes a fool of himself. However, Amy is pretty patient, and she seems to get that Caleb, like his brother Hank, has some issues interacting with people.

I’m loving Jessica Clare’s Wyoming Cowboy series, and the last couple of books with these shy cowboys from Alaska have melted my heart! I will say to have a little patience with Caleb and Amy’s romance because it does take some time before Caleb makes any headway. An assumption about some of Amy’s secret-admirer-gifts leads to a bit of confusion that pauses their progress, but I just adored these two together even when they got their signals crossed. Caleb is such a sweetheart, and Amy was a girl in need of a good man as the last one gave out Sleeping with the Enemy vibes! Yikes!

Now I’m dying to start the next Wyoming Cowboys story which centers on Jack Watson, the more outgoing, sort of ladies’ man of the brothers!

 4.5 Stars


About the book:
From New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare comes a Christmas Western filled with holiday cheer.

Caleb Watson has been crushing on elementary school teacher Amy Mckinney ever since he saw her. She's oblivious to his feelings--probably because he's never said a word to her. But when he learns Amy's going to be Mrs. Claus in the local Christmas celebration, he volunteers to be Santa so he'll finally have the chance to introduce himself. Even more than that, he'll use this opportunity to shower her with presents.

Amy's been receiving all kinds of Secret Santa gifts at work -- and she has no idea who her secret admirer is. She wishes he'd make himself known so they can go on a date, though, because being a newcomer in close-knit Painted Barrel, Wyoming, is pretty lonely. When her flaky landlord claims he's the gift giver...it's not quite the bachelor Amy had in mind. However, she's doubly shocked when gruff newcomer Caleb Watson crashes her date and insists he's really the one leaving her presents.

Amy's not sure what to think. Caleb's never indicated that he likes her, much less wants to date. Can he prove to Amy he's not just the perfect Santa to her Mrs. Claus, but the man of her dreams?



26 comments:

  1. This looks like it was the perfect read for the upcoming holidays! I need to see if I can grab this as well. Wonderful review!

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    1. It would be a perfect read for the holiday season. I forgot to mention that the cover is from a scene in the story, and I thought it sounded so pretty.

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  2. I'm not sure what it is about cowboy books, but I just can't seem to get into them. I've read a couple of Clare book that I've enjoyed though. Also, I'm all about the holiday books this year, so maybe I'll give this a shot.

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    1. The cowboy part of this book is pretty small, so maybe you'd like it? I'd recommend it for sure. :)

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  3. Aww Caleb sounds like a cutie! For some reason, every time I read a cowboy book, I rate it 3 stars or less. There's something about the sub-genre that doesn't seem to appeal to me.

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    1. The cowboy part doesn't play a big part so maybe this one would work for you.

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  4. Cowboys from Alaska? I am intrigued. That's wonderful that you are enjoying the series so much.

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    1. Yep, just cowboys in the way that they help care for their uncle's ranch.

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  5. Wow, I've never considered cowboys from Alaska. What an interesting blend. I love when a man is so intent of wooing his lady. :)

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  6. This is a series that definitely have me happy to anticipate them. That's funny about him stumbling through his words. I'm glad she had patience with him.

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    1. Caleb was so sweet. I really felt for him when he struggled to get his words out. He had such a big heart!

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  7. Love the sound of this one!!!

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  8. I read and enjoyed the first book in this series. This looks like a delightful romance. I love the setting.

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    1. Hope you get to the rest. I think the first book was the weakest in the series, but I enjoyed that one, too. :)

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  9. i don't read a lot of cowboy stories. as a teenager, i used to swipe my dad's reads when he wasn't looking. louis lamour was always a hit
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I just read Sophia's review on a Louis L'Amour book and now I want to read *listen* to it. Can you believe I've never read one?

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  11. I never read Hank's book, but I wanna!

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  12. I haven't read this author before but this sounds like a good book.

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  13. I'm starting to see more and more holiday books on people's blogs! It's crazy to think that we're still in a pandemic with so many family events right around the corner. Lovely review!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  14. I've read this but I won't post my review until December. I wouldn't have read it but I used this for my Series of the Month in September. The next one is already on Netgalley and I have it. Amy and Caleb are both lovely people. Wonderful review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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