Christmas Cards and Cowboys by Macie St. James

Posted November 4, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

When a Hollywood production sets its sights on Snowy Canyon Ranch for this year’s Christmas movies, it’s lights, camera…romance for the cowboys involved.

Landon Dixon has one reason for being at Snowy Canyon Ranch. As an investor in his brother’s production company, he’s there to protect his investment. Once he earns enough, he plans to cash in and buy his own ranch to run for the rest of his life.

Audrie Bishop has no plans to help out with the Christmas productions taking place on her best friend’s ranch. But when that best friend asks her to bring her hairstyling expertise to the set, she can’t resist. Meeting Landon Dixon is a nice surprise, but she has to keep herself from falling for him. She can’t waste time on another dead-end relationship.

As the week goes on, though, Landon and Audrie find they have an undeniable bond. Falling for her could put Landon’s entire plan in jeopardy, though, especially when doing so might make the movie’s star walk off the set. How long can they keep their feelings secret from everyone on set? Especially when neither one of them can afford to fall in love.

Titles in the Lights, Camera, Christmas! series include — Christmas Cards & Cowboys —♥— Christmas Cookies & Cowboys —♥— Christmas Carols & Cowboys —♥— Christmas Candles & Cowboys —♥—

This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).

Booksprout ARC

Title:  Christmas Cards & Cowboys
Series:  Lights, Camera, Christmas! #1
Author:  Macie St. James
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 21, 2022
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars

Christmas Cards & Cowboys begins the Lights, Camera, Christmas! series with a romance that seems doomed from the start thanks to some very nasty or concerned for their own bottom line types of people.  Love will eventually triumph, but it’s going to take some time and drastic measures for that to happen.

Frankly, everything (and more) that you’d want to know before picking up this story can be found in the Cover Description.  I enjoyed Landon and Audrie’s romance but they each certainly do have personal issues to be dealt with along the way before that happy ending can be realized.

I kept waiting for Landon to step up, to take control of impressions that had been allowed to just slide for the good of the movie.  That didn’t happen.  And while on one level I understood the reasons, there was one action of Landon’s and his brother’s that simply didn’t sit well with me.  I did adore Audrie, she’s a strong, stubborn woman who hasn’t been very lucky in the love choices she’s made.  And my heart broke for her when those actions of the man she’s coming to love are put into play.  In all, I enjoyed my time in this world – just not some of the decisions of the characters, but it all came out well in the end.

If you love a good, solid Christmas Romance with likable characters and a peek into the movie industry then you’d enjoy Christmas Cards & Cowboys.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own -good, bad, or indifferent.*

Available for the Kindle as this series is currently in KU

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