“This tale will melt even the iciest heart.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review for A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas
The thing to give her and her daughter a future might be the firefighting cowboy from her past...
Lauren Sheridan’s return to Wildcat Bluff after the death of her husband is bittersweet. Thirteen years have passed since she set foot in the place that’s always held her heart…and the sizzling memories of her high school sweetheart.
Kent Duval has it all. A proud rancher and volunteer firefighter in the small town of Wildcat Bluff, he’s missing only one thing from his life: passion. Kent last saw Lauren Sheridan when she was sweet sixteen and they were head-over-heels in love. Now she’s back, spunky daughter in tow, and he no longer knows which way is up. As the heat between them builds, Kent can’t help but wonder if past flames can be rekindled and second chances really do exist.
Smokin’ Hot Cowboys Series:
A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Book 1)
Blazing Hot Cowboy (Book 2)
A Very Cowboy Christmas (Book 3)
Praise for A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas
“This hot and passionate love story has everything… An emotional tale that is sure to delight.” —Fresh Fiction
“Vividly written firefighting scenes, a rich cast of characters and folksy charm…will keep you warm and toasty and entertained in a big—and I mean Texas big—way.” —USA Today Happy Ever After
Redford tries hard to create romantic tension in this contemporary rural Texas romance, but Lauren Sheridan, a recent widow returning to her small-town roots, and Kent Duval, a successful rancher and volunteer fireman with a Ph.D. (and painted-on, stereotypical Comanche heritage), are stereotypical stuff of "hot, sweaty dreams" that here never quite become convincing reality. Wildcat Bluff, Tex., is a sanitized version of a prairie cowtown that's never seen a drought or a drop in cattle prices, and the many secondary figures who surround Lauren and Kent in their mating dance are likewise familiar. When they reunite years after their adolescent romance, sparks predictably flare up, fueled by memories of wild teenage kisses in the bed of Kent's pickup. But Redford doesn't seem able to conjure up convincing obstacles to reigniting that fire, instead relying on gushy sentimentality, as when Lauren's four-year-old daughter, Hannah, meets Kent and shrieks, "Cowboy Daddy!" Readers will long for sizzle, but all that's here is damply smoldering kindling. Inspirational