The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride (Cowboys of Chance Creek Series, #9) by Cora Seton
After traveling around the globe for over a year, Cole Linden is more than ready to return home to Montana, so when his fiancée, Sunshine, suddenly cuts their trip short and books them flights back to Chance Creek, Cole feels like the holidays have come early this year. He hopes she’ll love the present he bought her: a restaurant space downtown. If only he can transform it into the sleek, modern style she likes before Christmas, maybe she’ll finally agree to set a date for their wedding.
Sunshine can’t believe she’s pregnant, but she is, which means it’s high time to get back home. It also means she needs to re-think her career goals. She can’t run a world-class restaurant in tiny Chance Creek—especially not with a baby. So Cole will have to be the breadwinner of the family. Which means he needs a ranch. Luckily she’s found one. Three hundred acres of prime ranch land and a wonderful—if dilapidated—house. With Christmas looming, she’ll need to race to turn it into the comfortable family home they’ll need as soon as they get married.
But when a delayed flight results in the loss of their hotel room, Cole and Sunshine realize they’ll have to couch surf through the holidays. Staying with each of their friends in turn leads to a series of revelations that might undermine their relationship for good. Can Cole and Sunshine make it until Christmas?
Or will this be the holiday that ends it all?
This book was wonderful, like all of Cora Seton’s Chance Creek books, however this one in particular got under my skin and I found myself irritated and yelling at the characters in my mind. “Just talk to each other.” This was constantly what I was yelling. While, yes I was irritated that the characters weren’t communicating, I thought it showed a realness to how some people deal with communication, or lack thereof, in relationships. I really enjoyed this book because you saw the raw emotions of this couple and how they dealt with their relationship. As usual I was pulling for them to arrive at their happily ever after, even though I knew they would. And as always, I loved being able to see some of my most favorite book characters again, as they make the stories that much better to see the relationships and friendships grow and mature with every new book in the series.
This is the 9th book in this series, but can be read as a standalone book. However, you will want to go back and read the entire series, starting with Cole and Sunshine’s beginning! Overall, The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride was a fun read with good writing enhanced by an enjoyable story line, lovable characters and everything wonderful that is Chance Creek!
I received an ARC of this book from Cora Seton, as a Chance Creek Cheerleader, in exchange for my honest review.
This book was released on November 10, 2015. You can get your own Kindle copy right NOW ~ ONLY$3.99!
See where Cole & Sunshine’s story began: