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‘Tis the season for starting over for one military man turned cowboy in this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and His Baby.
Former Navy master-at-arms Jason Clements is down on his luck and calling in one last favor. His cousin has secured him a job opportunity as a cowboy working at Price Ranch in Wyoming. Too bad Jason has never even saddled a horse. If he can keep this job without his PTSD getting in the way, it’ll be a Christmas miracle.
Local busybody Sage Cooper loves Painted Barrel something fierce, but it’s time for her to move on. Since her father passed away, the family ranch feels too big for just her, and there’s no chance of finding a husband in this small town. To the rest of the world, she’s just another local fixture, known for her closet full of ugly Christmas sweaters and being perpetually single.
It isn’t until Jason shows up in desperate need of a cowboy crash course that Sage discovers a tall, dark, and handsome reason to stick around. And with the holidays coming up, Sage is in need of a date for a special event—maybe they’ll turn out to be each other’s best Christmas present.
Navy vet Jason Clements, the hero in Clare's heartwarming, delightful third Wyoming Cowboy contemporary (after The Cowboy and His Baby), is wracked by PTSD, mourns the death of his service dog, and has trouble keeping a job. He gets a new kind of therapy when he meets the chipper, bighearted Sage Cooper, lifelong resident of Painted Barrel, Wyo. Sage, who's 29 and has never had a boyfriend, spent years pining for a man who never paid any attention to her unless he wanted something from her. When she learns that Jason needs a crash course in ranching in order to keep his job, she offers to show him the ropes, and his company curbs her feelings of loneliness. Sage asks Jason to help her save face at her former crush's wedding rehearsal dinner, but what starts out as a pretend date turns into much more, though Jason worries that Sage deserves better. The residents of Painted Barrel are just as lovely as ever. Clare packs on the holiday cheer with ugly Christmas sweaters and vivid, festive descriptions of holiday joy. Minimal drama and a well-developed plot make this novel pure pleasure.