Pediatric nurse Kyra Fowler is finally going to realize her dream. She’s got a job lined up at the most prestigious children’s hospital in London.
There’s only one little snag—first, she has to sell the Wyoming town she’s just inherited from her estranged father.
After a little fixing up, the place should easily attract a buyer. Hopefully, she’ll be celebrating the sale by New Year’s.
Ex-Navy SEAL Aiden Steele couldn’t save his brother-in-law on the battlefield, but he can save his sister’s ranch and give his nieces the life they deserve in the town they love. He’s not about to let some outsider make a mint selling to a ruthless developer.
Operation Save Star Valley is foolproof: show Kyra the sights, let the Christmas spirit work its magic, and bam! She’ll decide not to sell, and he can ensure his family is taken care of.
Except as he tries to make Kyra fall in love with the town, Aiden starts falling for her.
Titles in the Star Valley series include — Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy —♥— Betting on a Good Luck Cowboy —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy
Series: Star Valley #1
Author: Sara Richardson
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: October 11, 2022
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4.5
Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy begins the Star Valley series with a multi-layered romance that so often just broke my heart for Aiden and Kyra for different reasons. Although it has Christmas in the title, this is one romance that can easily be read any time of the year, for the message within is for the heart, and that is timeless.
Imagine inheriting a small town! It certainly comes as a surprise to Kyra as she’s just about to head off to London to start her dream job. Now her father, the man who seemingly abandoned her after her parent’s divorce, decides that he’s leaving an entire town to his daughter! No way. She’s out of here as quickly as she can sell this place to the first buyer who shows up. Granted, she’ll need to do some repairs to get the best price, but this isn’t home; London will be just as soon as she can get there.
Aiden has returned home to Star Valley after his military career came to an end. He’s seen too much; nightmares haunt him to this day. He wasn’t able to prevent his brother-in-law’s death and survivor’s guilt along with dealing daily with the ongoing effects of PTSD. He’ll do anything to protect his sister and nieces… and that includes stopping someone from selling off their town to the highest bidder.
Neither Aiden nor Kyra expected to fall for the “enemy” in this situation. Yet now, instead of getting Kyra out of town as fast as possible, he’s wanting her to stay… with him forever.
I enjoyed Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy so much and absolutely fell in love with the citizens of this tiny dot on the map. Kyra and Aiden will do some growing, some healing, and discover information that makes a difference to their mindset throughout their story. I met many people that I cannot wait to read their stories to come. If you love a well-written romance that will give you all the feels you could ever wish for… then have I got a book for you!
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*
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