Audiobook Review – The Christmas Cowboy Hero

Posted December 21, 2017 by Kathy in 5 stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 6 Comments

Audiobook Review – The Christmas Cowboy HeroThe Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant
Narrator: Rebecca Estrella
Published by Tantor Audio on October 31, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours and 10 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to Texas, where a small-town legend just might find the greatest gift of all in The Christmas Cowboy Hero...

’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays—even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything.

Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wits’ end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby—and the inescapable longing in his heart—off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along?

“Off-the-charts chemistry and a breath-stealing plot.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Protector

 

The Christmas Cowboy Hero is a heartwarming romance from one of my favorite authors, Donna Grant. I loved this book.

Why did I love this book?

  • This romance brings together two souls that have had a painful past.  Clayton East is an ex-Navy SEAL returning home after learning of his father’s illness.  He’s stayed away from the family ranch for years, so coming home means dealing with a painful loss.  Abby Harper is headstrong and has been raising her younger brothers since their Mother left them. She’s worked hard to support her brothers, but it hasn’t been easy. When Abby’s brother is arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, she fears her family will be torn apart.  But the moment Clayton and Abby meet their chemistry is strong and Clayton gives Abby’s brother a chance to work off the loss. All the characters of this story tugged at my heart. I felt their desperation, pain and ultimately their joy.
  • The Christmas Cowboy Hero is a romance with the message of the importance of family. The Harper family’s love and support for each other was moving and genuine. The East family finally heals from their tragic loss. Together, Clayton and Abby overcome their pain and fears, and find the happiness they both deserve.
  • This is the first audiobook from narrator Rebecca Estrella. I thought she did a good job and I felt the emotion of the characters.

The Christmas Cowboy Hero is a romance you can enjoy all year long.  The romance was sweet and sexy, and the mystery of the stolen cattle was suspenseful. This is the first book for this series and I can’t wait to read the next book.

Thank you to Tantor Audio for providing an audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Audiobook Performance
four-stars
Overall: five-stars

About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2017 New Release Challenge

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6 responses to “Audiobook Review – The Christmas Cowboy Hero

    • Kathy

      She has written a lot of books, but I’ve only read the Dark Kings and Druid Glen series. I liked both series and need to get caught up on her other books. I hope you enjoy them too!

    • Kathy

      I loved this and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Thanks Kim and I hope you had a great Christmas!