The Cowboy Christmas Charm

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 22 Dec 2022

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Colt Whitworth has no desire to take over the family business. To escape his father’s disappointment he joins the Billionaire Bad Boys club where he jet sets to Wyoming and hides out on a secluded ranch.


Jilted bride, Saige McKinnie abandons her life after realizing she has turned into the one person she never wanted to be—her father. A man who only cares about money and never family. To feel closer to her mother, she heads to the family ranch in hopes of connecting with her past by unraveling the story of her most beloved possession from her mother, the Cowboy Christmas Charm.


The ranch is in shambles, but with no purpose in life, Colt decides to pose as a homeless ranch hand. He soon discovers he’s found a new passion for the lifestyle and for Saige. But when she discovers he’s a rich playboy can she forgive the lie and the realization he’ll never live up to the legend of the Cowboy Christmas Charm?

Colt Whitworth has no desire to take over the family business. To escape his father’s disappointment he joins the Billionaire Bad Boys club where he jet sets to Wyoming and hides out on a secluded...


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. This is the first book I've read by this author but I will be reading other books by her. I loved the story of Saige and Colt. I usually read dark romance books so was a very refreshing read and I truly enjoyed the book.

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The Cowboy Christmas Charm is charming! Saige McKinnie comes from a legacy of strong women, but she has lost her way. Taking a break from life, she finds Colt Whitworth camped out at her family ranch. He, too, is running from his life as a billionaire bad boy. Neither know of the other, but they find their way to each other and to love. They seem to have an instant connection but keep their secrets hidden. Yes, those secrets start to come out as they get to know each other, but Colt holds part of his back. It is kind of a deal breaker.

Funny that Colt encourages Saige to meet her past head on while continuing to hole back. The ending is adorable as Colt decides to meet his past head on and try to win Saige back.

I had read Hannah and Eli’s story in Love on the Border. The connection from past to present is there as Ciara Knight includes the past books of the series to the contemporary branch of the family. Anytime I find a Ciara Knight book, it is added to my collection.

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The Cowboy Christmas Charm is the first book I have read by this author, and while it is not the kind of book I would normally read based on the blurb, I was pulled in by the secret billionaire trope.

Colt Whitworth has no desire to take over the family business. To escape his father’s disappointment he joins the Billionaire Bad Boys club where he jet sets to Wyoming and hides out on a secluded ranch.

Jilted bride, Saige McKinnie abandons her life after realizing she has turned into the one person she never wanted to be—her father. A man who only cares about money and never family. To feel closer to her mother, she heads to the family ranch in hopes of connecting with her past by unraveling the story of her most beloved possession from her mother, the Cowboy Christmas Charm.

The ranch is in shambles, but with no purpose in life, Colt decides to pose as a homeless ranch hand. He soon discovers he’s found a new passion for the lifestyle and for Saige. But when she discovers he’s a rich playboy can she forgive the lie and the realization he’ll never live up to the legend of the Cowboy Christmas Charm?

This was a nice, quick read, finished in just under 90 minutes. The plot was thoroughly predictable, as with most romance novels, and the characters and situations they found themselves in were not too far fetched.

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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This was such a beautiful heartfelt story, one which had wonderful characters, has the ranch as a perfect backdrop and where two lost souls collide. I really loved the idea of the cowboy Christmas charm and the history behind it.

After Saige walks away from her wedding, she wants nothing more to do with men, especially the rich, swaggering kind who think women are nothing but a business transaction. When she comes upon Colt at her family ranch, she tries hard to resist him but he makes it very difficult! As for Colt, he learns the hard way that keeping secrets is not a good thing where Saige is concerned!!

I have read a few books by Ciara Knight and am never disappointed. I recieved an ARC of this book via NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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I enjoyed this book and getting to know the characters. When her fiancé brings in the prenup minutes before she is to walk down the aisle, Saige realizes that she wants more than a merger and joining of assets with her husband. She goes to her deceased mother's ranch to get away and gain some perspective. Colt was on a getaway of his own and renting the ranch house. Initially, they appear to be total opposites but this time gives them both the opportunity to determine what they really want in their future and to face their pasts. I read this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Cute story about a couple running away from their former live stile that meet in the strangest situation and in a perfect, but neglected, ranch.

Saige McKinnie realizes her life has become a search for money and power in the business world, distancing herself from love and real commitment the moment his now ex-fiance brings her a prenup minutes before their wedding. He is a good man, but he sees their wedding just like a fusion that needs a contract. She decides to go back to her mother's family ranch to gain perspective and reconnect with the girl she was a long time ago.

Colt Whitworth has no respect for his father and his demands, not in his private life or in business. But after his last mischief, he realizes he has been his worst to punish him, and he vows to stop and mend his life. 
He was in an old but cozy ranch in Wyoming when a shotgun wakes him to that reality.

This is a nice story, quick to read, a bit predictable, but romantic.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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(4⭐️’s) This may have minor SPOILERS so be warned🚩

It’s that time of year!! Bring on the Holidays.
Taking place in the month of December, the H and h both have pasts they’re trying to work through. They end up meeting at the h ranch and form a connection like no other. Both needing to find their true selves, they turn to each other and end up finding more than what they bargained for.

THE H (Colt): Even though he was a playboy, I really enjoyed his character. I loved how respectful he was of the h and how he knew she was something special from the start.

THE h (Saige): I liked how she was a strong and independent woman who wouldn’t take the H crap and told it how it was. Little-by-little she started to let him in and open her heart again. My only complaint is how I wished she would have showed her ex a little more of that strong, tough woman I enjoyed reading.

SIDE CHARACTERS: All I can say is that I’m happy the h realizes that Thomas wasn’t really a bad guy, they just wanted different things in life. And don’t get me started on Trevor, the h ex. I didn’t like him in the beginning when the h first started thinking about him and I definitely didn’t like him in the end. I just wish the h would have kicked him where it hurt because he needed it.

FAVORITE QUOTE: This is kinda of deep but soo true. The h is talking to the H. “Stupidity deserves suffering.” “Wow, thats harsh. Who told you that?” She averted her gaze, unable to share that she’d coined that phrase herself in the boardroom. “Doesn’t matter.”

ENDING: HEA

TRIGGERS: Cheating (this happened to the h in the past. It’s off page but we’re told about it in detail).

STANDALONE: This story is a standalone but there are parts of this book that are based on the h great great great great grandmother (I hope I got that right) Francine McKinnie. She and her sisters have their own series called McKinnie Mail Order Bride and book 5 is Francine’s story. You don’t have to read them to enjoy this one but it will give you the backstory to the h family.

OVERALL: Loved this. It read nicely and if there were any errors I didn’t notice. What I did notice was how I would smile every time the H and h would hold hands. It’s always the hands for me. Anyways, if you’re looking for a a cozy book to read for the holidays then I would recommend giving this one a try.

Happy Reading🖤

Oh and I received an ARC from NetGalley but this review is 100% all me.

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They meet after he's left behind by a group of billionaire men who spend their time drinking and partying. She's come home to her mother's family ranch after cancelling her wedding. What seems like an unlikely match blossoms into true love.

She makes him realize what true love and commitment means while he helps her come to terms with her past.

A fun and lighthearted holiday story about the meaning of love and family.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Ciara Knight is an author who’s books I always enjoy reading. It was the same for The Cowboy Christmas Charm. The two main characters, Saige and Colt are in a bad place in their lives. Both recognize a need for a change which is what leads them to meet. Change is not an easy feat for either of them. However it is all about their journey to do so which includes snowstorms and their past coming back, along with the found McKinnie Sisters book that make this such an incredible read.

Sometimes you have to go back to be able to move forward which Saige and Colt prove. A Christmas story but more. I loved the epilogue; it was icing on the cake. Speaking of cake there is an interesting recipe for one at the end.

4.5 Stars
An ARC of the book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I thought that this was a really good book that had a strong and well developed storyline.

I thought that the characters were really well developed and I loved their personalities and they had some great interaction.

The book was romantic and it was a story about two people searching for their happy ever after - a lovely read

It is 4 stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it – highly recommended!

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This novel was so good! Perfect for curling up by the fire with a blanket and reading! I loved the main characters they were so much fun to read about. Two broken people trying to find their way and fix themselves. I could picture a vision of the ranch from the wonderful writing of the author.
I would love to see more of Saige and Colt like a series of the ranch being fixed up!
This was my first book by this author, but I look forward to more books by Ciara Knight. Thanks to #Netgalley for the ARC!

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The Cowboy Christmas Charm, by Ciara Knight, is a lovely story about jaded people seeking solace, but they don’t really know how. Colt Whitworth, a billionaire bad boy, has fallen to his lowest point ever and is ready to rise. Saige McKinnie has escaped a loveless, business arrangement marriage with moments to spare. She ran to her late mother’s family home only to find a very hungover Colt sitting on a frozen porch.

As the two negotiate winter storms and restoration of the old home, they also have the chemistry between them to deal with. But old memories haunt Saige and limit Colt. When these things raise to follow them, new memories and pathways must be formed.

This is such a good story of finding the intersection of past, present, and future. Ms. Knight has devised strong characters in a lovely holiday setting with important lessons to be learned. I very much enjoyed this book and I do recommend it!

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The Cowboy Christmas Charm by Ciara Knight is the perfect Christmas story to lose your heart to. With authentic and relatable characters, a heartwarming storyline, and a HEA that will tug at your heartstrings, and is filled with the Christmas spirit. I truly hope that there will more stories involving the MH Ranch, the McKinnie-Whitmore family, and the town of Rocky Ridge.

This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

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A super short holiday romance.
This was a story about moving on from your past a making yourself into a better version of yourself, someone you can be proud of.
The couple was so charming and perfect.
I highly recommend giving this one a try.

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4 stars

A contemporary story. There must have been a lot of inflation because now it's not just enough for the hero to be a millionaire he has to be son of a billionaire. It's a clean story, I wonder if it's part of a series because I had unanswered questions about the hero's parents. I think I'd prefer a bit more action!

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A warm-hearted Chriatmas romance that shiukd be read for all of us that live romance. Colt and Saige are relatable and endearing. The ranch setting is just about perfect. A fun read!

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The two main characters meet and try to avoid romance…not happening…they keep their real identities secret…both are recovering from unhappy experiences…they are meant for each other but do not know it…this author has written a cozy romance that is a quick read…get comfy in a cozy chair…spend an afternoon with the characters in this book…it would make a fun movie…enjoy their escapades and how they try to avoid the inevitable…cute and sweet…this book was sent to me by Netgalley electronically for review. Thanks also to the publisher and the gifted author.

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I’ll be honest I’ve been struggling right now with finding a book that just takes me away and helps me escape.. this was the one. It was like a hallmark movie type book and I must say I just loved every minute of it! I’d definitely be interested in reading more like this! I’m also going to recommend this book to my followers on Instagram

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This was a lovely story where the two main characters needed to find themselves but for their own reasons didn’t know how or think that they could. Both Saige and Colt come from money so that is not an issue but can they be true to themselves and do what they want? With domineering fathers who have high expectations do they live up to the those expectations or do what they want? This was an easy romantic read where the chemistry was there but would they give into it was big question. Thank you to Author Collective 20 and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

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Holiday romances just make me happy. I think it is the get away from it all themes that make it all work. Obviously, I am not the only one with entire channels dedicated to Christmas romance.

This story offers many of the standard plots in a romance we see, but Knight added so much more to bring the warm and fuzzies to the heart. Strong and unique characters that you actually like. Colt is kind, strong, and sexy as sin. The two together reflect a perfect symmetry as they work towards finding what they need to thrive.

The Cowboy Christmas Charm gives you a bit of nostalgia, personal growth, plenty of romance, and a wonderful happily ever after that leaves you smiling. Knight captures your heart with this romantic cowboy Christmas story..

3.5 - rolled to 4 stars

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Saige runs out on her wedding. When her groom brings in a pre-nup before the nuptials what is a girl to do? Head up to the old ranch of her mom’s family. There she finds a drunken Colt sleeping it off. Enjoyed this one, and a quick and easy Christmas read. Would recommend.

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This was a cute story. I liked the chemistry between the 2 main characters. Their back stories held some similarities. I loved the history intertwined into the story and may go back and read the Mckinney series.

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