3.5 stars · Carolyn Brown · Forever · Western Romance

Arc Review | Christmas With A Cowboy (Longhorn Canyon #5) by Carolyn Brown

Christmas With A Cowboy
By: Carolyn Brown

Series: Longhorn Canyon #5
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Format: Kindle Netgalley ARC
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series.
Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels for an extraordinary woman he met while on vacation, a woman he was convinced he’d never see again. So when she appears on his doorstep like a Christmas miracle, Maverick is determined not to waste his lucky break.
Bridget O’Malley’s world has flipped upside down. As the new guardian of her best friend’s baby, she hasn’t had a moment to think about the Texas rancher who broke her heart. He’s just as sexy as ever, but she knows better than anyone that he’s not the settling-down type. As the trees are trimmed and mistletoe hung, will some holiday magic help Bridget trust this carefree cowboy with her heart and her future?


I’ve been in the mood to binge on cowboy romances lately. Add a swoony cowboy, an adorable baby girl, a feisty irish woman, and a christmas theme and that’s what I call an irresistible read. There was no way I could turn down an arc of Christmas With A Cowboy by Carolyn Brown.

All Bridget wants tonight is one night of passion. SO when a sexy cowboy walks into her bar, her mind is instantly made up. She’ll do whatever it takes to spend a little more time with this man and let her wild side free for a few hours.

Maverick is visiting Ireland with his grandmother, he never in a million years thought stumbling into a bar would lead him straight into a feisty redheads arms but as he looks down on this sleeping angel, he realizes there is nowhere he’d rather be. But morning comes far to soon and the two part ways without exchanging numbers or last names leaving it as two passing strangers in the night seeking comfort in each others arms…..

….A year later… and Maverick still can’t get the fiery red head he met in ireland of his mind. So imagine his shock when he comes to help his grandmother in Daisy, Texas and finds Bridget in his grandmother’s house… with a baby on her hip. A lot can change in a year and Bridget’s a sign of that. She lost her best friend and her grandmother all in the same year, and gained guardianship of her best friends baby. Yep, a whole hell of a lot can happen in one…single….year.

When I first read the blurb for Christmas With A Cowboy, I knew I needed this romance in my life for many reasons. First, I am addicted to wild swoony cowboys! There’s something extremely sexy about watching these wild men being tamed by first time love. I can’t get enough.
Second, I love when babies and children are incorporated into these romances for many reasons. But the main reason being these aspects always melt my heart when a strong willed man falls for the preciousness of a child’s love. I love watching these men get attached and take on a father type role. It melts my heart in the best of ways. Third, who seriously doesn’t love Feisty woman!!! I knew Bridget was going to be the one to give this hell raising cowboy a run for his money!!!

And forth… Hello!!! Let’s talk about the kickass stubborn Granny! I honestly couldn’t get enough of Maverick’s grandmother! She’s stubborn to boot and I loved her meddling ways and her independence.

I loved this novel, I loved the meddling granny, the swoony cowboy, and the feisty irish red head. But there were a few issues that had me breaking my rating down and dropping it to a 3.5 rating. First off, I felt some scenes were insanely rushed which led to a mixup in character chemistry. I needed a bit of a slow down for some moments to really grasp the connection between Maverick and Bridget.

Second, I hated the personality change Bridget had going on. I know she’s a new mother/guardian to a baby girl, but I know tons of single mothers out there that are still as feisty as ever. Just because you have a baby, doesn’t mean the personality has to change. And trust me when I say, I completely understand other aspects of her life were in dire need of change, but damn I wanted her to keep the feisty spirit alive!!

I can already see a trend coming when we get closer to the month of December. I can see myself binging on many Christmas books with swoony and brooding cowboys. But because it’s the end of September, I’m going to keep the christmas romances on my shelf and save them for December reads. I believe that’s another issue I had with the flow of this novel. Even though I loved the christmas theme…. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t quite ready for christmas reads yet.

Overall, I enjoyed the premise of Christmas With A Cowboy. I was completely swept away by this christmas tale and overall I enjoyed it in the end. The ending to Christmas With A Cowboy was so sweet! I legit couldn’t erase the smile from my face. I am in love with love and Bridget and Maverick’s story is all about love and fate at it’s finest. This book is perfect for those that love cowboys, clean romances, and christmas themes!

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