4 ½ Stars
This book is a must read for anyone who loves a wonderful friends to lovers/contemporary holiday romance. It is a fun read that entertained me from beginning to end. If you have been following the ‘Hills of Texas’ series then you definitely won’t want to miss this story- you should definitely grab yourself a copy of this book and dive in ASAP. And if you are new to this series, or Kadie Scott’s work- then don’t worry, because this book can be read as a standalone, but be warned- there are recurring characters in this book/series, so be prepared to be intrigued enough by them to want to go back and to discover more about them all, by reading the other three books.
Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas is the fourth book in the Hills of Texas Series by Kadie Scott. It is a great (western) friends-to-lovers story; with swoony cowboys, a small town atmosphere, a little drama, plenty of chemistry, angst, some emotion, humour, second chances, forgiveness, and new beginnings- all wrapped up with a Christmas bow.
The Hills of Texas Series Books are:
-Saving the Sheriff (Book One)….. Cash & Holly’s story
-Resisting the Rancher (Book Two)….. Williams & Rusty’s story
-Taming the Troublemaker (Book Three)….. Autry & Beth’s story
-Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas (Book Four)….. Jennings & Ashley’s story
Ashley Hughes would love to just skip Christmas this year. She’s been avoiding going back ‘home’- but now she doesn’t have a choice because her twin sister is getting married. Now normally a Christmas wedding would be so romantic- but not when your twin is marring your Ex! Added to her stress is also knowing she will have to face the sexy cowboy who had once been her best friend- whilst dealing with the small-town rumour mill.
Jennings, who we’ve met in previous books, is the youngest of the Hill brothers. He’s charming and has a ‘history’ with Ashley. He’d always wanted to be more than just ‘friends’ with Ashley- and now she’s back having to deal with an awkward and painful situation. When he ends up being her ‘plus one’ to the wedding, it and may just ignite the spark that has been simmering between them.
This story was just like listening to a great country music song- with all the angsty, push-pull, broken hearts, mending fences, and finding love again. Ms. Scott proves to be a great storyteller who knows her craft and never fails to deliver a wonderful story. This would make a great Christmas movie too.
I can’t wait to continue this series. Bring on Book five!!
Thank you, Ms. Scott!
Reviewed by @angelahayes