Review: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant

Posted October 17, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 8 Comments


Review: The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant
The Christmas Cowboy Hero

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Series: Heart of Texas
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released on October 31, 2017
Pages: 316
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The Delight

The title on this one made it irresistible and it wasn’t far into the story that I found even more reasons to be in love with this first in series.


The Christmas Cowboy Hero tells the story of two broken people beaten down by their past and just getting by until events conspire to bring the pair together so their attraction along with a bit of Christmas magic can bring them romance and bring their families for healing and happiness.

Clayton and Abby, separate and together, were a great hero and heroine.  He’s a former SEAL who still hasn’t gotten over the death of his brother along with the struggles to heal after war while she has had the responsibility of her two younger brothers since she was eighteen and it has been a long struggle.  Encountering Abby and her brothers was great for Clayton and, though Abby mistrusted the goodness that was Clayton and his parents, it was the best thing that ever happened to her and her brothers, too.  Clayton gave them all a second chance with his big generous heart that was bruised, but still there.  Loved seeing him interact with all of them with patience and understanding.

The romance was paced so well.  It wove between the suspense part of the story and Clayton and Abby’s individual issues easily.  The attraction was there from the beginning, but so was their baggage from the past.  They both faced their attraction with trepidation, but owned up to their issues so that I could enjoy their sizzling romance progress and cheer them on to happiness.

The holiday element was there, but not overpowering.  It was a great denouement after the exciting climax events.

All in all, I was well-pleased with this first installment to the Heart of Texas series and look forward to more wonderful stories along the line of The Christmas Cowboy Hero.  This is a great match for those who enjoy a modern western holiday romance.

My thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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4 years ago

The title sure giving me the Holiday spirit in advance. And looks like you had a great time reading this book. Great review Sophia Rose 🙂

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

Yes, the holiday books are out early this year, for sure, Vanessa. This was a fantastic story and I’m glad it was the first holiday book of the season for me.

Mary Kirkland
4 years ago

I like characters who have real world problems. It makes them more believable. Sounds like a good book.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I agree. I like to feel a kinship with my book characters so getting real world problems helps with that. 🙂

4 years ago

I’m definitely ready to get into some holiday reading, and some cowboy love works well! Hugs…RO

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  RO

Most definitely, Ro! 🙂

vvb reads
4 years ago

Oh yes, this does sound like a good one for the holidays.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  vvb reads

For sure, Velvet. Even though it wasn’t full of Christmas activities and stuff until the end- the spirit of the holiday season was right there. 🙂