Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Cadence Creek Christmas (Cadence Creek Cowboys #4) by Donna Alward

Contemporary Romance

What Goodreads says:

"It's Christmas in Donna Alward's Cadence Creek

Taylor Shepard has come to Cadence Creek to organize her brother's Christmas wedding. Organizing such a special event might be a little bit stressful but she can't deny she's swept away by the town's holiday charm and by brooding rancher Rhys Bullock.

Loner Rhys has been burned far too many times in the past. He's sure he has city girl Taylor all figured out she'll be hightailing it straight back to the city in a few days! But as the snow starts to fall, Rhys and Taylor embark on a tentative winter romance. Could Taylor be the Christmas present Rhys never even knew he wanted?"

This is the season for Christmas romances and Donna Alward has set hers in Cadence Creek.

The Setting:  The entire story revolves around a Christmas Wedding but not the wedding of our two main characters. 

The Plot:  Taylor Shepard has built a very successful party planning business but she is a little burned out.   She is hoping to rest up after the wedding.

The Characters:  Both Taylor and Rhys are great characters.  Taylor is very driven and a big part of her needs to prove to her Father that she is successful.   However, she is beginning to think that she may be missing out on life.  Rhys Bullock does not want to get involved with anyone.  Both are very caring people and are drawn to each other.  Both Rhys’s Mom and Taylor’s Father are important to the story.

Writing:  Donna Alward brings the story alive with her dialog and descriptions of all of the characters.  The romance was very well developed and filled with the tension that keeps the story going.  There was a great journey to Taylor and Rhys' HEA.  She has put together a book that I had trouble putting down.  Truly the mark of a good writer.

This is the next to last Cadence Creek book and Donna’s last Harlequin Romance.  The last Cadence Creek book will be published in the Harlequin American Romance line.

A Cadence Creek Christmas comes out in November but you can get it now at Harlequin.

I received an autographed copy of A Cadence Creek Christmas from the author in return for an honest review.

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