Book #1 in Smokin’ Hot Cowboys
Warm up this Christmas with a sexy cowboy firefighter who knows how to ignite flames as well as put them out…
He’s hotter than a wildfire
Trey Duval is a rancher, proud as can be of his Wildcat Ranch. He’s also the top volunteer firefighter of Wildcat Bluff, Texas, the town that pulls out all the stops for its Christmas festivities.
City girl Misty Reynolds comes to Wildcat Bluff just in time to help Trey put out a suspicious fire, leading him to dub her his “Christmas angel.” Unfortunately, Misty’s past has left her with terrible memories of fire, and of Christmastime.
As the two are thrown together again and again, Trey finds himself wanting Misty more and more, and Misty feels stronger and braver when Trey is around. Though their trust grows slowly, their passion for each other is burning hot…
Praise for Belle Gone Bad:
“Head-butting, heart-stopping, smoking hot romance!”—Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author
An over-the-top cowboy joins perfectly with a strong heroine and small-town living in Redford's debut, which launches the Smokin' Hot Cowboys contemporary romance series. Trey Duval is a cowboy who ranches, fights fires, and throws himself headfirst into supporting his hometown, Wildcat Bluff, Tex. Troubleshooter Misty Reynolds lands in his lap like a Christmas present from heaven. He and the whole town start calling her their Christmas angel after she arrives just in time to help Trey stop a potentially deadly fire. Fire is Misty's nemesis, and she hates Christmas almost as much. But she's certain she can handle both her phobia and her dislike of the holiday season when she accepts an undercover job to discover the cause of mysterious fires in town. The attraction between Trey and Misty is instant, scorching, and flavored with just a hint of sweet innocence. Add in the distilled essence of a perfect small town, and this tale will melt even the iciest heart.
Great Cowboy/Firefighter Combo
This book stole my heart when I found out the little ranch town was a haven for cats - not just any cats, but Hemingway cats (Polydactyls). As Misty explores the town, she finds them everywhere and they each have a special personality. It was a beautiful touch to really make the town unique from all the other western towns I've read about.
Now, Misty is on a mission to find out who has been burning down the Christmas Tree Farms. Which seemed like a bit of an odd job to take on considering she hates Christmas and she's terrified of fires - but OK. Within the first two pages she's been dragged into helping put out a brush fire with local hottie Trey Duvall. I have to admit to really admiring Misty at this point for diving right in during a crisis and leaving her fear behind her to help save the day.
This first scene really sets the stage for the rest of the book. Misty and Trey find themselves together in a variety of crisis fire situations that just keep getting more and more out of hand and dangerous. But throughout these fires, they have a chance to get to know each other and really develop an actual relationship - not just a lust at first sight.
My only complaint about the story was that the bad guys were a little too obvious and the characters a little too dense to spot it. I had the pegged two sentences after meeting them. It wasn't very well hidden and it made Misty and Trey seem just a little dumb at times - especially Misty since she is supposedly an expert in solving problems and finding out who is sabotaging things.
Great romance, great characters - and kitties, but the suspense/mystery element really needed some work. There was just enough Christmas to make this a bit of a gushy holiday romance, but not so much it got overdone.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
all i want for christmas is this book erased from my memory
i have no worlds honestly, i thought it was going to be bad and it exceeded my expectations. half of the chapters were useless descriptions about completely unimportant things. if you need some sort of cheesy cowboy christmas romance just look on the hallmark channel, it takes way less brain power to watch a movie than to try and get through this book.
The book lagged so much substance!