This is my post during the blog tour for The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat by Catherine Mann. In The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat a Rodeo champ is jilted at the altar and takes his best friend and her son on his honeymoon to the Top Dog Dude Ranch.
The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat (Top Dog Dude Ranch #2)
By Catherine Mann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 26 October 2021
After they’ve opened gifts, maybe he’ll unwrap her heart…
Instead of his winter wonderland wedding, Riley Stewart has been jilted. This rodeo champ needs an understanding shoulder, so Riley invites his best friend, Lucy Snyder, her son and their scruffy pooch on his “honeymoon.” But moonlit doggy walks, romantic fires, the glow of Christmas lights—everything is conspiring against their “just friends” resolve. Will this fake honeymoon ignite the real spark Riley and Lucy have denied for so long?
About the Top Dog Dude Ranch series
Welcome to Moonlight Ridge, Tennessee, home to the Top Dog Dude Ranch, renowned for family-friendly rustic retreats that heal broken hearts. Some say it’s the majestic mountain vistas. Others vow there’s magic in the hot springs. All agree, there’s something special about the four-legged creatures at the Top Dog Dude Ranch that give guests a “new leash on love.”
First book in the series:
Last-Chance Marriage Rescue (Top Dog Dude Ranch #1) by Catherine Mann
“They’re about to step into a parent trap of their twins’ making!”
About the Author:
USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Harlequin, Tule, Berkley, and Sourcebooks. With over seventy-five books released in more than twenty countries, she has won a RITA Award, the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the Bookseller’s Best Award. She’s also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. After years moving around the country bringing up four children, Catherine has settled back in her home state of South Carolina where she lives with her husband. The nest didn’t stay empty long though as they are both active in animal rescue. Catherine enjoys hearing from her readers and can be found online frequently on Facebook. She can also be reached via mail at: PO Box 290762, Columbia SC 29229. (For a free bookmark, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.)
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat. Three winners win a copy of Last Chance Marriage Rescue (Top Dog #1) with a PAW-tograph (autograph) from the author’s dog Biscuit – US Only.
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I quickly have to give a quick thank you to Lola’s Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and for graciously providing a eGalley of the book to read and review for my tour stop today.
This is the second book in the series. I didn’t read the first one but I definitely want to check to see if I can find it online as an ebook to read. There will be a third book called Last Chance on Moonlight Ridge scheduled to be released in 2022. I should say that this can be read as a stand-alone and you don’t need to have read the first one.
This was a pretty quick read that I really enjoyed it. I am a sucker for a small-town romance especially if it involves friends that fall in love and has their happily ever afters. Whenever I read these kinds of books I can’t help but think of my small little town.
Our main characters are Riley and Lucy. They have been best friends forever and are there for each other through thick and thin, good and bad. In high school, they had kissed but the timing just wasn’t right, and it’s too bad but I always feel like things happen for a reason and maybe it wasn’t the right time to pursue it.
The thing with Riley and Lucy is they both have been burned in past relationships and have guarded hearts. Yes, they have feelings for each other, and no matter what they tell people they do realize things are starting to heat up between them. Both are afraid to take that next step and possibly risk their friendship. Will they risk it all to see if this timing is right?
As you are reading it you can’t help but want this to work out for both of them. I loved both Riley and Lucy. AS you are reading you can definitely feel the attraction both have towards each other. This was definitely a sweet friends-to-lovers story.