Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas at Caldwell Ranch

Christmas at Cardwell Ranch (Harlequin Intrigue)
Christmas at Cardwell Ranch (Harlequin Intrigue)
Price: $3.14

4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good But Slightly Flawed ReadNovember 4, 2013
Book Description
 November 1, 2013AT CARDWELL RANCH, THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE BRUTAL…It had been years since Tanner "Tag" Cardwell's boots touched Montana soil. This Christmas he was determined to change that. Until a run-in with local Lily McCabe revealed dark secrets from his past and deep trouble for his future.Cowboys came and went in these parts. But Tag Cardwell caught Lily off guard in more ways than one when the two became entwined in a murder mystery. What was it about Tag? The dreamy eyes… The rugged physique… The protection she felt in his strong arms…But before they could lose themselves in each other they had to trace a killer. Or risk finding a crime scene under the Christmas tree.

Although I can't say that this is the Christmasiest novel I have ever read, it sure was one of the most absorbing and entertaining.

Tag Cardwell has been away from Montana for most of his life. He decides to go back and spend one more Christmas with his dad...maybe get to know his father a little better, do some Christmasy things, ski, etc - what he doesn't expect to do is to find himself embroiled in a murder for hire plot centering around what seems like everyone in this town!

Tag also doesn't expect to fall for a math 'nerd' - yet he does and she (Lily McCabe) does to. It was a little speedier than I would have liked but the novel only spans a few days.

The story is a strong one, the suspense and mystery are just perfect. However the characters themselves and the dialogue are a little overly dramatic...not too bad, just enough to make this a sometimes uncomfortable read

The sex is only one scene and is delicately written.

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