THE RANCHER'S MISTLETOE BRIDE
Coming home for Christmas
Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma - distraction. Lexi can't fall for the small-town rancher when she's planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy -- and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth...and with his heart?
Wyoming Cowboys: Following their hearts home
How on earth is the only the first book I've read by Jill Kemerer?! This is her sixth book with Love Inspired and I'm just getting on board now? I need to hand in my avid reader card and go sit in the corner and think about what I've done...or not done...as in read the first five books by this author.
Absolutely love this cowboy-centric love story! And it's really has a huge modern-day cowboy focus which is divine. As is cattle dog, Banjo! He knows hero material when he sees it and he sees it in Clint even though Clint wouldn't agree. This cowboy hero really touched my heart. And this story is a powerful illustration of how our own doubts about our self-worth can stand in the way of God's greater plans for us.
Clint comes from a rough background and he tries to compensate by holding himself to unrealistic standards that he has no hope of ever meeting. He's positive that he's not good enough for Lexi so, even though he's attracted from the get go, he makes a concerted effort to not do anything about that attraction. Talk about a slew of almost toe-curling moments. I was on romantical tenterhooks the whole read.
And Lexi isn't much better because she's got her whole life mapped out and that's happening in Denver not Wyoming so she's got to nip this crushing on her new ranch manager in the bud. Gotta love two stubborn people who are obviously good for each other digging in their heels while trying to prove they are not!
A delightfully frustrating love story that kept me glued to the page until I heaved a big sigh of satisfied relief when I reached 'the end.'
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