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Dinca’s review of A Cowboy For Christmas by  Kristen James
Contemporary Western Romance published by Bravado Publishing 6 Aug 12

Well, I finished it. I am not sure why. Most likely I wanted to get to sleep. Yup, not a problem. I fell asleep three nights in a row until this little ditty was over.

The characters never get any better and the story is weak. Of course, something happens. Something always happens to keep them apart and to bring them together. But nothing does happen to being them together, and the only thing keeping them apart is a lack of communication skills on both parts, along with some stupidity.

I like my heroes stronger than what’s portrayed here, and I would like to have seen this heroine stand up for herself and not whine “Poor me” to herself, get upset when someone else decides to lend a  hand to get her out of the mess she’s in. That just about says it all, without saying anything, since there is not much to say. Oh, her long lost brother dies and that’s what brings her to the coastal ranch in Oregon where she meets her brother’s partner in the ranch.

The book description on my ereader version doesn’t even give the character’s names. They were so unremarkable I had to go look them up to write this review – Brent Williams and Missy Nelson. However, I do remember the names of the horses, which had every distinct personalities. If you like horses, you will enjoy Jeffery and Dancer.

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When her estranged brother passes, Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She’s jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly . . . until she meets the cowboy running the place.

Brent built his dream with determination and his two hands; he’s responsible for everything that happens there. Secretly, he feels responsible that his former partner died. He also doesn’t hide his belief that Missy won’t stick around. Women tend to take off on him so why would she be any different?

They both have a past that can ruin their future. Can he trust her to stay? Can she trust him with her heart?

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