Thursday, October 24, 2019

Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane

Billionaires, cowboys, and romance collide during the holidays in this next book in the River Ranch series!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Ford family ranch. Will one cowboy’s homecoming be the greatest gift of all?

He left town and never looked back.

Cody Ford is a Wall Street honcho with humble Texas roots. This holiday season, he’d be content to just stay in New York and not face his family―and dodge their questions about when and with whom he plans to settle down… and if he will do so back at home. But his father isn’t getting any younger, and Cody doesn’t want to miss any last chances to see him and the rest of the folks back on the ranch. The last person Cody was expecting to see? His one-time girlfriend, Lexi Murphy, who’s been working as his dad’s new live-in nurse.

She never forgot him. Can she ever forgive him?

Lexi still holds a grudge against Cody. Back then, the college-bound heartthrob believed he was too good for a small-town girl like Lexi. But now Cody can’t help but see her in a whole new light. Could it be that this beautiful single mother with an unbeatable can-do spirit is the one he’s been waiting for all along? That depends on whether Cody can prove to Lexi that, this time, he means business―and if a sudden snowstorm can lend just the right amount of Christmas magic to help move things along...

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of moving and charming ranch romance

This is the third book in the series, and whilst I think you would benefit from some of the back story, you could read this as a standalone and enjoy it. You may choose to then go back and enjoy the previous two as well! I don't think it would spoil anything too badly if you chose to do that.

Ford Senior is very sick and wants his whole family home for Christmas, as it is likely to be his last. Having been a larger than life and very successful businessman, he is now a shadow of his former self, but thanks to his live-in nurse, he has retained his dignity and his style.

Cody left home at 18, when his mother was dying, and has rarely left New York since, but he knows that this is one time his presence is required. He plans to fly in and fly out again, just touching base for the festivities themselves. Little does he realise how his life will change forever when he gets home. Because, somehow the ranch does feel like home, and yet also a place he has hidden away in the deepest vault in his heart and brain. Watching him realise this, and realise what he avoided for so long, is moving without being sentimental.

Lexi, the live-in nurse, and single mum to Harry, was Cody's high school sweetheart, who he left behind without a thought. She has had a lot of time to try and understand why she was lacking, and never quite got an answer. Finally, he is back, and yet he seems to place no blame on himself, or even really remember how close they were. As they both work through this gap in his memory, they get a second chance at being at least close, but the question of whether it can last is an entirely different one.

Be ready with tissues, because there are definitely points where tears are likely to spring, but it is beautifully written, and done for a purpose, rather than to play on your emotions. A very satisfying and engaging story, with plenty happening which adds to the narrative rather than distracting. Harry most certainly deserves high billing, as he is fabulous too.

Highly recommended, especially if you are ready to get into the Christmas spirit with a lovely second-chance romance and family reconciliation story.

Also Available in the River Ranch Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Cowboy Stole My Heart post.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our All Night with the Cowboy post.

As a child, Soraya Lane dreamed of becoming an author. Fast forward more than a few years, and Soraya is now living her dream! Soraya describes being an author as "the best career in the world", and she hopes to be writing romance for many years to come.

Soraya loves spending her days thinking up characters for books, and her home is a constant source of inspiration. She lives with her own real life hero and two sons on a small farm in New Zealand, surrounded by animals and with an office overlooking a field where their horses graze.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas (River Ranch #3) by Soraya Lane to read and review.

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