Author: Liz Isaacson
Series: Christmas at Coral Canyon #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: December 11, 2018
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
A billionaire bull rider and the pretty country music singer he’s boarding with… Can they make the best of a difficult situation and find love this Christmas?
Todd Christopherson has just retired from the professional rodeo circuit and returned to his hometown of Coral Canyon. Problem is, he’s got no family there anymore, no land, and no job. Not that he needs a job—he’s got plenty of money from his illustrious career riding bulls. But when his old friend, Graham Whittaker, offers him the opportunity to work on the ranch, Todd takes it.
The work comes with a place to stay at Whiskey Mountain Lodge, where a beautiful country singer, Violet Everett, is living as she works out some kinks in her career. The last thing Vi wants is a permanent resident at the lodge—it messes with her muse—but Todd is tall, handsome, and good in the kitchen. Besides, she doesn’t own the lodge, so she doesn’t really have a say about who stays there.
Then Todd gets thrown during a routine horseback ride up the canyon, and his only support as he recovers physically is Vi. She’s no nurse, but she does the best she can for the handsome cowboy. Will she lose her heart to the billionaire bull rider? Can Todd trust that God led him to Coral Canyon… and Vi?
Sweet, clean romance. Sometimes in these quick read romances, I feel like the conflict of the story is a little contrived. Not so with this one. I could feel Todd’s frustration with his unfortunate accident and slow recovery and his unresolved family problems. And I could feel Vi’s sadness at being the one that Todd lashed out at. I could feel the pain in both of them.
There are multiple relationship stories going on in this book. We get the romance of Todd and Vi. And a relationship with a puppy. It could just be me but I think that the puppy had some symbolism for Todd and Vi’s relationship. We also dealt with familial relationships. It seemed that Vi’s family reacted in opposite ways with their success than Todd’s family did. Her family was close where his family, sadly, seemed to be torn apart by their success.
I liked that as Todd tried to work out his issues that he didn’t have to attack his parents with their faults but just simply found a way to forgive them even if they didn’t understand what they were being forgiven for. And once he had resolved some of those things he could move forward with Vi.
No sex, language or violence