He flips houses. She flips hearts…
Independent contractor Garrett Brown hopes to survive Christmas in Last Stand, Texas, without too much fuss. Not interested in the rancher lifestyle, he plans to flip the house he inherited on Cottonwood Ranch and move onto his next project. Little Cody, the nephew he’s raising, needs stability, and he’s got a home waiting for them in California. The last thing Garrett needs is to become attached to anyone—or any place—or to get involved with silly Christmas festivities.
Kindergarten teacher Nicole Russell adores Christmas and is counting on the holiday to get her through her recent at-the-altar break up. Tired of pitying looks from the townsfolk, she decides to chair the Honeysuckle Holiday Fundraiser. When she reaches out to the new owner of Cottonwood Ranch, the perfect venue site, she expects cooperation, not stonewalling. Undeterred, Nicole makes her case with persuasive arguments that the too-handsome stranger in town cannot dodge and they strike a bargain.
Nicole and Garrett are at odds, but their holiday pact and the power of Christmas may change both of their lives forever.
Sweet and heartwarming Christmas romance
This book was so sweet and sad at the same time. It is such a beautiful thing to watch couples fall in love despite the obstacles against them. Garrett has temporarily moved to Last Stand with his nephew Cody. Garrett is Cody's sole guardian after Cody's parents passed away, both at different times. That in itself was so sad. Little Cody was adorable and also a courageous little boy. With everything he has gone through in his five years of life, I thought he was brave and resilient. All Garrett wants is to flip the house his uncle left him, take the money and start a new life for him and Cody in California. Garrett's mind is set and nothing is going to change it. After meeting Cody's kindergarten teacher, Nicole, Garrett's mindset starts to waiver. As he and Nicole become friends, their feelings for each other grow into something beautiful.
Personally, I loved that Garrett was a bit of a grump because it was fun to watch Nicole break down the walls around his heart. It wasn't that Garret wasn't capable of loving; because he adored Cody. Garrett was guarded because he couldn't stand to lose another person that he loved. I won't get into details so you can experience this story for yourself. I will tell you that this author did a great job engaging me in the story and endearing me to Cody, Garrett and Nicole. The Christmas theme was wonderful and I loved revisiting Last Stand, Texas for the Christmas holiday. I definitely recommend Merry Christmas, Cowboy.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. :)