This city girl could use a dose of good old-fashioned cowboy Christmas cheer in this charming holiday romance for fans of Jennifer Ryan and Maisey Yates!
Pediatric nurse Kyra Fowler is finally going to realize her dream. She’s got a job lined up at the most prestigious children’s hospital in London. There’s only one little snag—first she has to sell the Wyoming town she’s just inherited from her estranged father. After a little fixing up, the place should easily attract a buyer. Hopefully she’ll be celebrating the sale by New Year’s.
Ex-Navy SEAL Aiden Steele couldn’t save his brother-in-law on the battlefield, but he can save his sister’s ranch and give his nieces the life they deserve in the town they love. He’s not about to let some outsider make a mint selling to a ruthless developer. Operation Save Star Valley is foolproof: show Kyra the sights, let the Christmas spirit work its magic, and bam! She’ll decide not to sell and he can ensure his family is taken care of. Except as he tries to make Kyra fall in love with the town, Aiden starts falling for her.
Richardson (The Summer Sisters ) kicks off her Star Valley series with a town-wide deception that provides the perfect setup for introducing a delightful new cast of characters. When Kyra Fowler's estranged father leaves her a large portion of small-town Star Valley Springs, Wyo., she plans to make some repairs over the holiday season, then sell the land as quickly as possible and use the profit to fund a fresh start in London. Navy Seal–turned-cowboy Aiden Steele has dedicated his life to keeping a promise he made to his late brother-in-law: making sure his nieces and sister are taken care of. To Aiden, that means it's imperative that the town doesn't fall into the hands of greedy developers. He enlists all his fellow townsfolk in Operation Save Star Valley Springs, a scheme to stall Kyra's plans long enough that she'll fall in love with the town and decide to stay. Soon, however, it's Aiden who's falling in love—sparking doubts about the morality of manipulating Kyra. Readers will feel similarly conflicted, and the scheming characters may initially rub some the wrong way. All are redeemable, however—and the many big personalities here spell good things for the series to come. Small-town romance fans will be eager to return to Star Valley Springs.
Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
What a fantastic way to start a series! This book took me on an emotional roller-coaster of a ride. There were some hilarious scenes. There were extremely tearful scenes. At times, I just had to put the book down and grab a tissue. (Word of warning have the tissues ready!)
Aiden and two of his former Navy SEAL buddies help to take care of Aiden's sister's ranch. His sister, Tess, was married to Aiden's best friend and fallen comrade, Jace. All three of the men promised Jace to help take care of his family when he died. The heavy survivor's guilt is a burden that they struggle with, especially Aiden. He hasn't sought treatment for the PTSD.
Kyra comes to Wyoming to settle her father's will. Her father left, when she was a young child. He had an affair with Kyra's BFF (Lyric's), mother. Kyra will follow his desire and fix up the town and then she is selling and moving to London! Kyra recently lost her mother to cancer and there is nothing left in Florida for her.
Kyra contacts the local contractor (Cowboy Construction) for estimates. The company is really the only local company to handle the rebuilding and it is run by three former Navy SEALs. Yep, Aiden and his buddies! Aiden comes up with a plan to get Kyra to fall in love with the small town and it's lovably people.
Will Kyra give up her dream of living abroad for the handsome cowboy? Will the town's people grow on Kyra? Will Kyra discover the plot to keep her in town? Can Kyra get back her BFF (Lyric) or will the past come between the friends?
This is wonderful story that completely drew me in. I could really see the scenes fully develop into a movie inside of my mind. I can't wait for the next installment!!!
Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy
ARC for honest review with no compensation Received from NetGalley 4.5 stars
Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy is book 1 in the Star Valley series by Sara Richardson and a great start to the series.
Kyra Fowler learns he estranged father has left her a small town in Wyoming with certain conditions and where her one time best friend lives. Wanting nothing to do with the town, her old best friend, all she wants to do is sell and take the money and move to London to start her life over.
Aiden Steele, ex SEAL who lost his brother in law during a mission is determined to help save the ranch but first must convince Kyra not to sell the town.
What happens when sparks fly, romance is in the air, people taking care of others, some Christmas magic and more…read on to see how it all end!