Home for a Cowboy Christmas
By Donna Grant
Author’s Website: https://donnagrant.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Emmy was supposed to have been safe. She had been hidden by the U.S. Marshals, but they found her. Luckily one of the Marshals, Dalton Silva, had come to check on her at the right time. A few seconds later and she would have been dead. Now Dalton is moving her again.
Emmy is supposed to testify against Joe Roma, the head of the mob. He has people everywhere though, including inside the U.S. Marshals apparently. It’s now abundantly clear to Emmy that she won’t live to see the trial. She’s the only person that can put Joe away, but she’ll never live long enough for her voice to be heard.
Dalton takes Emmy to stay with one of his friends, Dwight. A man that can’t be bought by Joe’s people. And, Dalton isn’t leaving a record of where he stashed her for the moles to find. Dwight’s ranch is the safest place for her. Especially considering Dwight is former military, FBI, and Homeland Security.
As Emmy and Dwight get to know each other, an attraction between the two builds. Emmy knows that death is coming for her and she wants what life she has left, to be lived to the fullest. She jumps right into things with Dwight and right into his bed as well. Dwight will do anything to protect the woman he loves, but will he be ready when death comes barreling in?
It’s been awhile since I have read a Donna Grant book, so I guess I was due! I’m assuming this is the start of a new series as it doesn’t appear to connect to her other cowboy stories. And, I’m honestly here for it. I have really enjoyed her Heart of Texas series and find this to be in the same vein as that.
The characters in this story were strong and engaging. No wimpy heroines here, this girl is taking on the mob with no apologies necessary. Dwight was a good character as well. A protector, by nature, he won’t back down from this fight, no matter what is thrown, their way. He is one of those characters that’s almost too good though. And, let’s not forget about Sam (the dog) either!
This is an enjoyable read and a nice romance to take your mind away from real life for a bit. It’s not much of a Christmas story though, if that’s what you’re looking for. I do look forward to more books in this (hopefully it is one) series. This story was a decent start and I feel it can only get better from here!