Christmas with a Cowboy

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Pub Date 17 Nov 2023 | Archive Date Not set
BelleBooks, Inc. | Bell Bridge Books

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What do you get for the girl who has everything? A cowboy, of course.

Avery McClain is looking forward to her first Christmas in Montana with her little girl. But as soon as she arrives, she's caught in an unexpected tug of war between two ranchers wanting to buy the land left to her by her favorite uncle. All she wants to do is make the holiday special for daughter. But instead, she's overwhelmed with attempts to pressure her into selling. And she's uncomfortably attracted to one of the men competing for her property.

Judson Ford wants Avery McClain's land to expand his horse breeding operation. He didn't anticipate his attraction to her, or his admiration for her courage. And her little girl is so damn cute! Before he knows it, he's been swept up in her Christmas spirit. Suddenly, Avery and her daughter are filling all the empty spaces in his life.

But then, Avery is offered a job opportunity that would mean she'd have to relocate. And Judson realizes that everything in him is pushing him to ask her to stay and make a life—a family—with him.

Unfortunately, someone else has other ideas.

Praise for The Cowboys of Burton Spring:

"The characters have great backstories and depth of personalities, determination, and strength. The storyline has its surprises and twists, as well as a few upheavals when the truth comes out and is misinterpreted. Loved the ending and the final truths that also came out. Well done."—Judy Gittleson Hendrickson, Goodreads review of COWBOY TO HER RESCUE

"First and foremost, this is wonderful romance. The fact that it's set at Christmas time is an added bonus. Ms. Mantovani creates such warmth in her books and characters. Oh, and did I mention the setting and the update on people from previous stories? A perfect read for when you need something hopeful."—bestselling author Patricia Lewin on COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE

"It's been a while since I've read such a good book. Once I started, I couldn't stop reading. The author did a great job developing a relationship between Carter and Audra and did not rush the relationship like many authors tend to do. Audra's past kept the plot interesting, but it wasn't overdone. This was an easy, feel-good read, and I would definitely recommend it to friends and family."—Amy Vida, Goodreads review of COWBOY ON HER PORCH

"I truly enjoyed everything about this book. Kendall and Logan were an awesome couple, and their daughter Marissa is such a cutie… I read this story in one sitting—it had some drama, a great romance, and a hot cowboy. What's not to love?"—Therese Lopez, Amazon review of COWBOY ON HER DOORSTEP

About the Author: An author of passionate, emotional romances with heart, Pam loves crafting stories about independent women and men who discover the thrill and joy of falling in love. After years of moving as both an Army brat and corporate wife, Pam and her craftsman husband settled in Atlanta, close to family and friends.

What do you get for the girl who has everything? A cowboy, of course.

Avery McClain is looking forward to her first Christmas in Montana with her little girl. But as soon as she arrives, she's caught...

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I received an arc from NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
Two men are after her land and one of them she is falling for however one of them may be messing with her and her home.
A community comes together to welcome Avery and her daughter and Judson will do anything to protect Avery them.
Great read and love this author!

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Avery McClain and her 3-year-old daughter are moving to Montana. She is excited to spend Christmas with her daughter at the cabin her uncle left her at his death. She works from home so it's a perfect place to spend the next few months and enjoy Christmas. It seems though that 2 ranchers want her land. She is currently not interested in selling her land.
Judson Ford meets Avery and her daughter in the grocery store and it seems her daughter takes a liking to him. Judson does let her know he wants to purchase her property. As they spend time together, they become closer; but someone is making phone calls and other vandalism at her property.
Story is well written held my attention and of course had a HEA.

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This is such a heartwarming Christmas story.Judson and Avery are very likable characters. Brenna was adorable. There’s plenty of scenes in the book to put you in the Christmas spirit. There’s a lot of chemistry between Judson and Avery. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

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This is my first time reading a Pam Mantovani novel, and I have to say I just loved lt! I will definitely be reading her back catalog.
It ticked all the boxes for a perfect holiday story.
Cozy, heartwarming, romance, tension, and a little spice.
And to tie it all up, there's even a mystery to figure out.

The description of the small town life was picture perfect as they decorated the streets and houses . The author's character building skills are excellent as she created a town of people I actually cared about, along with the three main Characters.
She writes with a great understanding of how a relationship can evolve,add in a little conflict and some Christmas magic and you have a touching holiday novel that you can't put down

Thank you to Belle Bridge books and Netgally for an advanced copy.

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After a nasty divorce, Avery decides to move to Montana with her young daughter to live in the cabin left to her by her uncle. She has great memories of her uncle and his house and wants her daughter to experience a simple and beautiful Christmas.

Not long after arriving in Montana, Avery meets Judson, a ranch owner, and Avery's daughter, Breanna, takes an instant liking to him and his dog. There is also another ranch owner, Daniel, who seems to want to get closer to Avery, but perhaps only because he wants her land.

This is such a romantic story. I loved the holiday theme and the community setting. The main characters are amazing. Breanna is adorable with the way she says Judson's name and how much she loves the animals on the ranch. Even the secondary characters are extremely likeable and add so much to the story, especially Judson's father. There is a bit of a mystery as to who is responsible for the vandalism at Avery's home and land. I have to admit I went back and forth right along with Avery about who the vandal was!

If you love holiday-themed books, this is a book you need to add to your collection. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading the others in the series. Plus, who can resist the beautiful cover. Isn't it so pretty?

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I really enjoyed this story!

I thought that it was a wonderful feel-good romance with a twist

The storyline was really good and the book was well planned out.

The writing style was great and it all worked together really well for me.

Easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable.

It is 4 stars from me for this one - highly recommended!

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I loved this book! It was very well written and pulled on my heart strings! I finished this book in one sitting! I highly recommend it if you want a cozy Christmas story!

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This was my first book by Pam Mantivani and I just loved it. I feel if you are a Jill Shalvis or Robyn Carr fan you will love hers as well.
After a horrible divorce Avery and her daughter move to Montana, to the cabin her late uncle left her.
Little did she know there were two ranchers fighting over buying her land that isn’t even for sale.

This book is a great novel for people who love small town, Christmas hallmark type books(which who doesn’t love them)

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This was such a cute love story . It really brought out the meaning of the Christmas season . The love story between Avery and Judson really displays the meaning of unconditional love . The way that Judson adored Avery’s daughter really showed a lot about his character . If you are looking for an easy to read Christmas love story this is the book for you .

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Wonderful story! Judson and Avery had a few ups and downs, but they definitely ended UP. Brenna was the sweetest and even the pup was a part of things. The whole crew including Hodge made it even more fun!

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Christmas With a Cowboy by Pam Mantovani recounts the story of Avery McClain and her first few months living in the cabin in Montana she had inherited from her uncle. She had done the refurbishing long distance and she and her daughter, Brenna, were just arriving. It was as beautiful as she remembered. She couldn’t wait...until she discovered that several of the nearby ranchers wanted her land and it seemed like they would do anything to get it. Seven weeks into her adventure she ran into a cowboy named Judson Ford in the grocery story. Brenna immediately took to him and he seemed like a nice guy. He was beyond helpful with things at the cabin and when things started happening, he was right there to help, even arranging for security cameras to be installed. She was falling in love and she told her friend Londyn that she intended to sleep with him...a big step after her contentious divorce.

Avery was independent and competent. She was also beautiful and loving. The perfect match for Judson, who had been hurt before and carried some baggage. He made her heart melt with how gentle and kind he was with Brenna. He had been made to be a father. Her mistrust ran deep, though, and even a hint of betrayal sent her into a tailspin. This was more than a romance, it was an awakening of each of two people to how good a relationship could be, and building a life with another person. Avery now made friends, a new experience for her and she loved it. Brenna had fallen in love with Judson’s doggie and horsies and it looked like they may have a future. In a bizarre twist, all that changed. It was a well-written romance with sympathetic characters and a very appealing setting.

I was invited to read a free e-ARC of Christmas With a Cowboy by BelleBooks Inc, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #Netgalley #BelleBooksInc #PamMantovani #ChristmasWithACowboy

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A wonderful western romance!

It’s the first time that I read a novel by Pam Mantovani! She didn’t disappoint me! ‘Christmas with a Cowboy’
tells the story of Avery with Brenna, her three-year-old daughter and Judson. It’s also set in a small town in Montana. A well-written and romantic story very described with likeable characters!

Avery just moved with her daughter to Montana to spend some quiet time at a cabin her uncle left her in heritage. Being new in town, she is welcomed by a cute rancher named Judson. Unfortunately, two ranchers want to buy her ranch to expand theirs. But one of them, is attracted to her. What will happen next? For Avery, things don’t go as planned! Will she sell or keep her ranch? Will Christmas’s spirit do its magic again? Will her first Christmas be magical and romantic??

I received an advance review copy for free from Bell Bridge Books and NetGalley and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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In my world, you never can go wrong with a hot Cowboy in the story. A hot cowboy within a Christmas setting is a double plus. I was very happy to be an ARC reader for this book. The cover was gorgeous and gave me warm holiday vibes.
Avery, the FMC, was very likable and easy to relate with. I liked her independence and personality. Brenna, her 3-year-old daughter is just cute. And then we have Judson, the hot cowboy…….this can go 2 ways; 1- “Ooohhhh, that is so sweet” (swoon)
or 2- “Wtf mate…doing sh*t without my permission and what the hell or you doing with my daughter!”
I decided to go with number 1 lol, but with some hesitations in the back of my brain. The independent woman (Avery) and the woman who accepted things without questioning them didn't fully get me. Anyways, reading on with my swoon mind. The world-building was great and it felt like I was there. I have a soft spot for small-town romance and this story didn't let me down. It had some spice, but it wasn't like whoa (which I didn't mind). It had a bit of drama but overall, it was a heartwarming story.
The story is sweet, cozy and loveable, but you have to look past certain actions and behaviours. Some of the storyline wasn't really believable, but who cares…its a Christmas-feel-good-book.
3.5 ⭐️ rounded up

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Thank you, NetGalley and Belle Bridge books, for this ARC.

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A cute semi steamy romance with a sexy cowboy.

Divorced single mom, uncles old cabin inherited, a little bit of drama along the way.

Enjoyed this overall.

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This is a cheerful, happy Christmas book. So much feel good fluff, but still a solid and semi unpredictable story line. The characters were easy to fall in love with and the town described came right from a hallmark movie. It was a happy Christmas book that I would recommend.

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Christmas with a Cowboy was a feel good, heartwarming story.
The story is about finding love when you don’t expect it.
I fell in love with the main characters and their friends.
Definitely a perfect Christmas story that you need to read.
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Christmas with a just that, with a found family and a little criminal activity that happens (not from a mc) it's a really sweet book. Brenna is so adorable, I'm obsessed with her.

For sure buying the book when it comes out!

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I enjoyed reading Christmas with a Cowboy. I thought the characters were interesting. The storyline kept me engaged and entertained. I was rooting for Avery and her little girl throughout the book to get the happiness they deserved.

Christmas with a Cowboy is a solid story and an ideal read for the holiday season.

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This is a great romance that has some very well thought out characters and a great storyline. Avery McClain and her daughter Brenna are moving to Montana after her divorce. She is going to live in the cabin that she has inherited from her late uncle. She is very much embraced into the community. However two of the residents want her land. One is being very underhand and the other one, Judson, is extremely easy on the eye. There is an instant attraction between Avery and Judson but does he only want her for her land? This kept me hooked with just enough spice and drama. I found it easy to read and follow and loved the ending. Pam Mantovani is definitely an author I’ll be looking to read more from. Thank you to Netgalley and BelleBooks.Inc for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Christmas With A Cowboy is a good fit for readers looking for a heartwarming story about love, attraction, and the spirit of the holiday season set in a rural ranching community.

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