About the Book:
Raine McCall would take snow-covered mountains over a star-studded premiere any day. But when hotshot movie executive Mick Branson arranges dinner on Christmas Eve to discuss a work opportunity, she's intrigued—by the offer and the man. She's a no-makeup, no-frills single mom, who's happy with her quiet life. Sharing chili cheeseburgers and sizzling kisses with Mick is sure heating up her holiday, but country girl and power player don't mix…
It's not just work that's brought Mick back to Mustang Creek. Since he first visited to oversee a documentary, free-spirited graphic designer Raine has been in his head. Her approach to life is as unconventional as her quirky holiday ornaments. Their attraction is undeniable—and so are their differences. Putting down roots in the Wild West wasn't in the script. But there are some Christmas gifts you can't walk away from, even when they turn your whole world upside down…
What's not to like? She's the mother of a precious little girl, and while she and the father get along, they were never married and she likes her single life, most of the time. He met her when he had business with the father of her child and he hopes this business trip turns into more.
The setting is beautiful--ranch country with mountains and snow, horses and dogs. Everyone looks great in their jeans and family is everything. With some Christmas love in the air, what more could you want?
If you are looking for a book with intricate plot turns, lots of symbolism and an ambiguous ending, this isn't it. It's a Christmas romance and things happen pretty much as expected, and sometimes, that's a good thing.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.