It was just a little white lie… To promote her new book, romance writer Suzanna Jacobs told her publisher that she lived on a cattle ranch. Problem is, now they want to send a publicity team for a visit, and Suzanna has never set foot on a ranch. For months she’s been emailing single dad rancher Will Carson for information, insight—and friendship.
Luckily, Will has a plan. He’ll “loan” her his ranch. But in return, he needs her to pretend to be his girlfriend for his best friend’s wedding, and the family’s annual Christmas Games. When Suzanna arrives, she’s shocked to discover Will is tall, lean, and drop-dead gorgeous. Meanwhile, she’s short, curvy, and suffers from low self-esteem. Who would believe they’re a couple?
Will is determined to show her the ropes of ranching, but Suzanna is a fish out of water. An adorable fish—one he’s wildly attracted to. And he’s falling for her, hard. But the more successful their deception becomes, the more he begins to wonder…
If Suzanna is so good at faking it, is anything they’re sharing real?
Titles in the Carson Christmas Games series include — Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend —♥— Cowgirl’s Christmas Partner —♥— Cowboy’s Christmas Heart —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend
Series: Carson Christmas Games #1
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 8, 2022
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend begins the Carson Christmas Games series with a tiny, little lie – a favor for a favor situation between two people who have met, talked, and connected through email and text but not in person just yet. Yet both get more than they bargained for when they finally meet face-to-face and sparks fly… but are they pretending still or has that little white lie become reality for them?
The basic story idea for Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend can be found in the Cover Description, which alone gives you a pretty good idea of why you may want to add this to your Christmas reading list real soon. Yet it doesn’t tell you how much Will and Suzanna are going to wind themselves around your emotions. They both have good reasons for this pretend relationship, in their own minds at least. Still, neither thought about how well they would fit together, the chemistry between them that feels as natural as snowfall in winter at the ranch. Watching this couple begin to fall for real was such a delightful experience. Those winter games that the Carson family put on each year are such fun but taken very seriously by those involved. I think I enjoyed the games just as much as I loved watching Suzanna and Will fall in love.
If you love a Christmas Romance full of the magic of the season, a couple to fall for, a family that is open-hearted with their own complications… and simply a good, solid romance then you’ll want to get started on the Carson Christmas Games series right now because there’s more fun to come. I had such a good time with this story, and I’m hooked on this series now.
*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 title is currently in KU