Holiday Delight: Cowboy Blue by Cat Johnson

Posted November 28, 2018 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Holiday Delight, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Holiday Delight: Cowboy Blue by Cat Johnson
Cowboy Blue

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Genres: Western Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 25, 2016
Pages: 173
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

City girl meets tough cowboy, but what most people don’t know if the city girl has been in love with cowboys since she was a kid. Sensationally erotic while also being passionate in their need. Humor keeps it light, but two different back grounds make for an interesting foundation.


I didn’t really know what this book was about going into it, but that turned out to be all right. We meet the heroine as a young girl who just wants one thing for Christmas: Cowboy Cody doll. What does she get? An Easy Bake Oven. That didn’t go over well and she vows never to be that woman who cooks and cleans the house.ย  Casey is now grown up and working in marketing for a very boring company when she is approached by a head hunter offering her the job she was made for. Casey just needs to spend a week on the ranch to learn the workings of where the company came from. Easy right?

Bonner is a real life cowboy who knows nothing else. Mobile phones are just tools and not something he spends time on. A retired rodeo star, he runs the ranch for the old man. Hard work and cold winters….until Casey shows up and upends his world along with a few other things.

Bonner and Casey have that relationship of oil and water at first, but Casey is more open to the life on the ranch than Bonner expects. They play off each other and the sexual tension rises. And when the pressure doesn’t release soon enough, it all comes int an ultra heated exchange in a cabin away from everyone.

While Bonner’s life is all jiggled up, he isn’t of the mind to follow Casey when she goes back to New York, but an event changes his life in ways he will have to come to terms with and now he needs Casey to help him wade through it all.

I loved having a low drama story. While they didn’t exactly hit it off, they never really were hurtful to each other. In fact Casey rolled with the punches and ended up being the heroine I could love. Bonner is a rough and tumble guy. I can’t see him ever bringing Casey flowers, but you also won’t have to guess how he feels about you. Hot damn! This was one fun and sexy story!

Holiday Delight

The story covers several months, but culminates at Thanksgiving through Christmas. Since we are just after Thanksgiving here in the US, I thought I would share a little about my families’ traditions.

Usually the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. I haven’t been a big Black Friday shopper in years. It just never holds an interest for me to stand in line, get pushed, called names or heaven help, hurt. So my husband and I early one decided our family would decorate for Christmas. Small fact: I have never had a real tree in my life. Sad ๐Ÿ™ About five years ago we invested in a 9 foot Christmas tree with a gazillion lights in white and multi-color. We moved the furniture so we could have the ceiling space and now that is where it is staying! Well for the month we celebrate. This is my view each evening as I sit in my 10 year old recliner that has seen better days….like when I was pregnant with my son and my husband bought me it because he wanted his recliner back ๐Ÿ™‚

We have way more ornaments than tree space! So this year I bought a cheap 4 foot tree for the basement where I have my “office” in the main room. This week I am going take the “rejects” that wouldn’t fit on the main tree and create my own new tradition for my office.

My son also has a tree in his room, but telling a kid to decorate it hasn’t gone over very well. Luckily his is only 3 foot. Then there is the dining room where I put an old clearance tree I got at a grocery store so many years ago. My husband hated it one site. It is pretty scrawny and artsy. I think secretly though he has come to love having the lights glowing in the dark when we aren’t in there.

We aren’t big on out door decorating. Mostly because it is freezing when you take it down and even sometimes when you put them up. Then the lights get blank spots and hauling out the ladder in the cold weather just isn’t my husband’s thing. Last year I put up bush lights. Waiting for the 60 degree weather this weekend to try to put those out again.

Let’s not forget all the little things around the house. We have an old Advent Calendar that has seen better days, but the kids adore getting a piece of candy every day. We have an snowman countdown, candy cane bells on the door, garland around doors, window decals, flameless candles, snowmen statues everywhere, the Mickey cookie jar and so much more!

What are some of your traditions after Thanksgiving?


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Carole rae
3 years ago

1) The hero and heroine sound awesome
2) LOOOOVE the tree. I have never been Black Friday shopping ever. Not worth it for me.

Shari Jung
3 years ago
Reply to  Carole rae

Black Friday shopping scares me. My daughters as I started going the Saturday afterwards instead. Still some deals without the crowds!

The heroine and hero could not be more different, but they work.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

I’ll have to mark this one down for my next year’s holiday reading list. Sounds great.

That is a great tradition. We don’t go shopping on Black Friday, either, and we do take down the fall decorations and start putting up the winter/Christmas ones. Like you, we only do the outside greenery and lights when the weather cooperates. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful tree pic!

Shari Jung
3 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Thanks Sophia! I am still decorating. Itโ€™s a multi-day event here. Was hoping to bake this weekend, but now o have a cold and donโ€™t want to pass it on. Maybe I will stand over my daughters and direct them how to make things!