Author: Liz Isaacson
Series: Christmas in Coral Canyon #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: October 4, 2018
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
A public relations director who moonlights as a cowboy, the woman who dislikes him and his energy company, and the job that could bring them together…
Andrew Whittaker is used to having every little thing in place, from his hair to his tie. He’s the public face for the Whittaker Brothers’ family energy company, and with his older brother’s robot about to be announced, he needs a press secretary to help him get everything ready and tour the state to make the announcements.
When he’s hit by a protest sign being carried by the company’s biggest opponent, Rebecca Collings, he learns with a few clicks that she has the background they need. He offers her the job of press secretary when she thought she was going to be arrested, and not only because the spark between them in so hot Andrew can’t see straight.
Becca has spent the last ten years working against companies like Andrew’s, but could this be her chance to influence change from the inside? She’s smart, inquisitive, and driven—exactly what the company needs. Her attraction to Andrew is instant, and his invitation to dinner simply sweetens the deal. So she takes the job—and the dinner date.
Can Becca and Andrew work together and keep their relationship a secret?
I liked the premise of this book best in this series. But I also thought it was a contradiction with the title of the book. There was very little cowboy. Some but not much. He spends the majority of the book in a suit and tie. And although Andrew works for his family business and is rich there doesn’t seem to be much about that in the book either. It seemed to be more about the company being a big money maker than him being wealthy personally. And it is a Christmas in Coral Canyon series book and there was just a brief part about Christmas at the end. Most of the book didn’t feel Christmasy even if the emblem at that beginning of chapters was holly.
That being said, I liked the story. It was clean and I liked the characters. My only disappointment was in Andrew speaking ill of Becca to cover their relationship. He was such a great guy through the whole book so to find him be unkind even if he didn’t mean it seemed out of character. He should have found another way to deny the relationship.
I was left with some questions though. Like, what was it that caused the rift between Becca and Andrew’s father? There was enough said about it that I thought we’d get an answer but if we did, I missed it. What happens when the coworkers discover that Andrew straight up lied about seeing Becca ? Does he lose credibility? Does Becca continue working in a restaurant? Does Andrew’s mother get her own book? I maybe would have liked to have the book continue a little longer to answer some of my questions.