A family crisis brings him home…
Just in time for Christmas
Cattleman Callen Laramie has no intention of returning to his hometown of Coldwater, Texas, until a Christmas wedding and a family secret convince him he has no choice. And when he’s reunited with his childhood crush, the girl who’d always been off-limits, Callen knows leaving might not be so easy this time.
Shelby McCall is as pretty as a Christmas snowfall, and Callen wants to kiss her under the mistletoe…and the Christmas tree…and the stars. But once Shelby knows the whole truth behind this homecoming, will their holiday fling come to an abrupt end? Or will she accept the gift of his heart?
Christmas is a time for reluctant homecomings and family secrets as Fossen (The Last Rodeo) and Yates (Hard Riding Cowboy) team up for a tender contemporary romance series launch set in the small town of Coldwater, Tex. When Callen was 14, he and his brothers were placed in the home of his foster father, Buck. Four years later, he fled to make a new life. Now a successful cattle broker in Dallas, he's pulled home by a wedding invitation and by Buck's biological daughter, Shelby. She helps Buck with his foster kids alongside his fianc e, a firecracker taxidermist named Rosy. Worried there's something seriously wrong with Buck's health, Shelby enlists Callen's aid under the guise of bringing him back to the fold. They're both shocked by the stirring heat between them. Resplendent with quirky characters, buried secrets, and Christmas joy, the plot delivers just the right amount of emotional punch and happily ever after.