Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.
Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...
Finn set the coffee down and took two steps forward. His arms went around Callie’s waist and hers went around his neck. She felt as if any minute she’d drown in his blue eyes when she looked up at his face. The tip of her tongue moistened her lips as his eyelashes slowly came to rest on his cheekbones. It would be their first kiss and already her chest was so tight, she couldn’t breathe.
“Hey, is dinner on the table? Need me to set the table?” Martin yelled as he ran down the hall.
Callie quickly backed up, picked up a pot holder, and opened the oven door. She could feel Finn’s eyes on her as he handed the boy the plates from the cabinet. She had to remind herself to breathe in and breathe out, or she would have fainted right on the kitchen floor.
“Hey,” she said, “since we won’t have enough decorations for the tree, maybe we could each buy an ornament on Saturday night when we get paid.” If she said something, maybe normality would return and she’d quit feeling like her whole body was on fire.
Wait a second…Cowboy…for Christmas? Oh, Cowboy Boots for Christmas. Can it be both?? 😀 That aside, between the cover, blurb and excerpt above, definitely another for the TBR List and will have a review up as SOON as it’s read. Thank you, Carolyn, for another dreamy cowboy! 🙂 ~ Karan