Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Review + GIVEAWAY: The Cowboy's Christmas Baby by Cathy McDavid

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Cowboy's Christmas Baby
(The Sweetheart Ranch #3)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She gifted him with a daughter

He stunned her with the truth

When Tanner Bridwell discovers he’s a father, he gains some much needed hope. A year ago, Tanner lost his livelihood as a champion bull rider, and—more important—Jewel Saunders, the love of his life. Now this cowboy wants to do right by his family. But first he must reveal a stunning secret that will send Jewel and his beloved daughter either packing…or into his arms forever!

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My Thoughts

The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby by Cathy McDavid is an enjoyable romance for any time of the year, but especially during the Christmas season. Those who have read the previous two books in this series will enjoy returning to Arizona’s Sweetheart Ranch, but this story easily stands alone.

There’s a lot to like in Tanner and Jewel’s story. The Sweetheart Ranch, a specialty destination wedding site, is an intriguing setting. Jewel, just beginning her new job as photographer at the ranch, and Tanner, an ex-bull rider, are appealing characters. Jewel is trying to decide on a career between barrel racing and photography as she raises Ava, her four-month-old daughter. Tanner still struggles with a personal decision and promise made to his family, a decision with unintended and far-reaching consequences.

I love second-chance romances and enjoyed the tension between Tanner and Jewel. There’s nothing quite like seeing a manly, rugged cowboy finding joy in his baby girl – and little Ava steals hearts. It was great to see how, for the most part, Tanner and Jewel tried to rise above their differences for the sake of their daughter. I’m not a fan of secret baby themes, however, and while I thought Jewel’s expectations were a little too high at times, I wanted Tanner to say “Enough!” and stand up to his family. But best of all was seeing Jewel and Tanner mature as they learned the value of compromise.

The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby is an entertaining romance overall and I look forward to more stories from the pen of Cathy McDavid.

I received a copy of this book through Prism Book Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

      As a sophomore in high school, NY TimesUSA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. 
      This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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Tour Giveaway

- One winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and one of Cathy's backlisted titles, winner's choice of print (US only) or ebook
- Three winners will each receive one of Cathy's backlisted titles, winner's choice of print (US only) or ebook
- Open internationally
- Ends November 20, 2019

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