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Check out all of my reviews at STAR CHRISTMAS A Coldwater Texas Novel 1 by Delores Fossen is a holiday contemporary romance that has the perfect blend of laughter, tears, family and romance This is the start of a new series featuring the Laramie brothers and the small town of Coldwater, Texas Buck McCall has taken in difficult to place foster kids onto his ranch with the help of his housekeeper, Rosy for decades They are going to finally marry and Buck wants nothing than to have Callen return home for the wedding because he needs help because of secret he is keeping.Callen Laramie left Coldwater at the age of eighteen and never looked back Even though Buck gave him and his brothers a good home, he had too many bad memories he wanted to leave behind He is now a rich cattleman in Dallas He has no intention of going back to Coldwater, even for the wedding until Buck s daughter, the one who was always off limits, shows up in his Dallas office personally asking him to come home because she is worried about Buck.Shelby McCall has grown into a beautiful spitfire who trains and rehabs horses She is excited for her father and Rosy s wedding, but she also feels that her father is keeping a secret about his health She wants Callen home, not only for her father, but for herself She wants what she could not have when she was too young Even if Callen will not stay, she plans on having, even if only for Christmas, the one who left her behind.Callen and Shelby were wonderful main characters to start this series off His dark and hurt to her light and love Callen had so much to deal with, Buck s secrets, reuniting with his brothers and dealing with the past Shelby was always there and helping him even as it broke her own heart The secondary characters in this book could have easily overshadowed the main romance, but Ms Fossen did a great job of making them quirky and interesting without overshadowing Callen and Shelby s story This book has small town characters that made me laugh out loud and a swoon worthy HEA There are well written sex scenes that have as much heart and laughter as heat I am looking forward to the rest of the Laramie brothers stories This is a wonderful Christmas romance that I can highly recommend Written for and posted first on The Romance Reviews.
[[ Free Book ]] ☠ Lone Star Christmas (Coldwater Texas, #1) ⇲ A Family Crisis Brings Him HomeJust In Time For ChristmasCattleman Callen Laramie Has No Intention Of Returning To His Hometown Of Coldwater, Texas, Until A Christmas Wedding And A Family Secret Convince Him He Has No Choice And When He S Reunited With His Childhood Crush, The Girl Who D Always Been Off Limits, Callen Knows Leaving Might Not Be So Easy This TimeShelby McCall Is As Pretty As A Christmas Snowfall, And Callen Wants To Kiss Her Under The Mistletoeand The Christmas Treeand The Stars But Once Shelby Knows The Whole Truth Behind This Homecoming, Will Their Holiday Fling Come To An Abrupt End Or Will She Accept The Gift Of His Heart This was a good start to my Christmas cowboy romances I adore Delores Fossen s books so I was excited about this one This book made me laugh and also it has some pretty steamy scenes for our two main characters.The secondary characters really stole the show for me I loved Lucy and Mateo and wanted the best for them, I couldn t wait for Buck and Rosy to get married, and I especially loved seeing all the Laramie brothers connect again Now I m not saying that I didn t like the romance I really enjoyed the storyline between Shelby and Callen, I just didn t feel like it was anything than lust Almost every interaction between that could have been , was turned into sex Every time I would have liked to see them connect a bit really show that this was becoming than a holiday fling All in all, we get some good Christmas feels, a wonderful family, and some steamy scenes I can t wait to read about Judd s love story nextARC was provided in exchange for an honest review Blog Instagram Twitter Lone star Christmas Delores Fossen Five stars I was sent this book for a fair and honest review Callen Laramie has had a tough past, he and his brothers were in the foster system where they all still have their demons to put to rest Finally they were placed with Buck Mcall The man was great but the memories were too hard and when he was 18 Callen packed his bags and moved He left his past in his reviewer mirror and never looked back Now it s fourteen years later, and he s a hot shot cattle dealer with money than he knows what to do with He s back in the tiny town that took him in and that he ran from, his foster father is getting married but that isn t what brought him home, that was the secrets being hidden in the tiny town, and the girl he has secretly longed for since he was a scared teenager Will this Christmas season make everything right in his life From his brothers he hasn t spoken to in years to that aforementioned girl This is a Christmas to remember I loved this book It had me wanting to reach for the tissue s then once As family, the past, secrets and the furture all collide in this story of redemption and beating the ghosts that haunt you Love is at the forfront or should I say trying to out run it There is angst but in reality it s low angst just enough to tug at the heart strings but know things will end up okay Five solid stars for this great book out now and can t wait for the next Laramie brother s story out in march. Who in their right mind sends a wedding invitation for a Christmas Eve wedding decorated with a stuffed armadillo wearing a bridal veil, draped in gold tinsel and carrying a bouquet of poinsettias Callen Laramie isn t surprised to see the wedding invitation was sent by Rosy Muldoon inviting him to her wedding to Buck McCall, Callen s foster father, but the wedding is to take place in Coldwater, Texas No way is Callen s first thought He left Coldwater eighteen years ago and has no intention of ever returning Too many bad memories that still overshadow all the good Buck McCall had done for him and his brothers Callen notices a hand written note on the bottom of the invitation which says, Please come Buck needs to talk to you Rosy That made it really tough for him to decline but decline he does That decision sticks until he gets a surprise visit from his childhood sweetheart Shelby McCall, Buck s daughter Shelby decides to take the bull by the horns and go to Dallas where Callen runs Laramie Cattle to appeal to him in person There s something wrong with Buck She just knows it an x ray, something showed up, nothing to worry about according to Buck Wrong She is plenty worried, worried enough to pull out all stops to get Callen back to Coldwater if that s what her dad wants But the cost is a French kiss Shelby does convince Callen to return to Coldwater Thus begins a fun, laugh out loud book There are super puffy pink wedding dresses with sequins galore, nunchucks as a Christmas gift, replicas of Billy the armadillo everywhere and lots fun Everyone knows everyone else s business in this small town Poor Shelby can t even have a run in with her ex fiance in the town bake shop without all the townsfolk inside and outside the shop stopping to stare and try to listen Local citizen Hattie Dapple is even using binoculars in the parking lot of the diner to watch to see what might happen.Author Delores Fossen has managed to hit all the highlights of an excellent book She has very likeable characters, a great storyline and tons of humor in this story She also manages to convey the Christmas spirit with a touch of humor Delores Fossen conveys the emotions and feelings of the tragedies of her characters very well so the reader feels included in the good times as well as the bad times This book is the first installment in the author s newest series, Coldwater, Texas Lone Star Christmas is a delightful read a book not to be passed up As usual, there were several laughs as I read this contemporary holiday romance Ms Fossen fills her HQNs with quirky characters and uniquew situations This one, I felt, had touching moments, as well At the core of the story is the impact of good parenting Buck, the elder statesman of this story, is the true hero, imo Besides his daughter Shelby the heroine , he has opened his ranch and his heart to many foster children over the years Now that he is in trouble with his health, those foster kids now grown up come back to help him The heroes of the Coldwater, Texas series are the Laramie brothers Callen, Nico, Kace and Judd 4 brothers whom Buck took in when they needed a safe place Horrendously scarred by their past, these boys have grown into strong, sexy men They ll do whatever is necessary to take care of the people they love, especially Buck and his bride to be, Rosy Falling in love along the way and healing themselves is an added bonus.I teared up twice reading this book once in the wedding scene, and again at the end when Callen and Shelby exchange Christmas gifts But I won t give away any spoilers.Loved meeting the Laramie brothers Can t wait for Judd s book. Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog seems I ve been on a Christmas reading roll They Christmas season isn t even here and I ve already read then ten holiday books Crazy right If I had wanted to find this many to read during the holidays I wouldn t be able to I will say I ve been enjoying reading them They have really help put me in the mood for buying new Christmas decorations and doing my holiday crafts Today I m reviewing Lone Star Christmas which is book 1 of Fossen s new Coldwater Texas series I really love starting new series It s a plus when that new series is a Christmas cowboy story I found Lone Star Christmas to be a wonderfully written story It s full of laughter, fun characters and touching moments I loved this small town It was so much fun The other characters really made it for me More then once they gave me a chuckle There are very many moments in this book that make you think, in a good way I enjoyed the interaction between Callen and Shelby These two have history and as kids aren t allow to be romantically involved They aren t kids any I m so glad that Callen came home for his foster father s wedding and to be there when his foster father Buck needs him Sometimes you have to be there for the people who were there for you This is truly worth the read My only small issue with the story is that it didn t have enough holiday spirit in it Other then some decorations it wasn t till the end of the story that it felt holidayish For those who don t know I love the holidays with all the fun times and decor so maybe I was asking a lot from the story Not everyone is crazy like me Follow me on received for a honest review Lone Star Christmas was a sweet holiday novel about all the things we do for family however we define it Callen left home his final foster home when he came of age and hasn t looked in the rear view mirror since He s now a successful businessman in Dallas, where his assistant secretary, Havana, fondly refers to him as Scrooge However, when he receives a wedding invitation for Christmas Eve with a personal note on it, he knows his comfortable life is about to change.While he initially plans to decline due to already having work meetings planned, the note gives him pause As it is his 70 something year old foster father the only one who was good to them , Buck s wedding to his long term girlfriend, Rosy, a taxidermist and eccentric but super kind woman, Callen calls some people he hasn t talked to since he left to find out why In the process of calling one of his brother s, he is handed over to Shelby, Buck s daughter, who he was warned he would be castrated if he touched He assumes the same message stands, although hearing her voice brings up a lot of memories he had a big crush on her when they were teenagers.Shelby is worried about her father, Buck She knows there s something going on with his health, but he is shutting her out Although he has had and helped many foster children over the years including some he currently has , he asked for Callen specifically Shelby is determined to convince Callen to come, and she travels to him to do so When she sees him, it brings up all the feelings she had for him when they were teenagers Combined with the ideas Havana put in her head, she offers a french kiss if he comes back to town one which Callen is tempted to take.As Callen returns to town and learns about what ails Buck, he reconnects with his brothers and meets the new foster children, who are carrying as much hurt and pain as he did himself when he came to Buck To add on to that, he can t seem to keep himself away from Shelby who, Buck has told him, he will no longer be castrated for touching As he reconnects with the town and its many quirky citizens, Callen begins to heal This was a really sweet story with some really great messages I also loved a lot of the side characters, including Lucy and Mateo, the new foster kids, who are healing from their painful past, Ted, who runs a shop selling all sorts of crazy things, and Havana, Callen s clever assistant Add that to the wonderful main characters Callen, Shelby, Rosy, and Buck and you really have a winning cast for this book and future books in this town There s a lot happening during the weeks leading up to Christmas and the wedding, and there is never a dull moment I won t give details so that you can get there yourself, but so much happens in this book I really enjoyed the journey, and I definitely want to spend time in this town If you love second chance romance and quirky characters who will make you laugh and care for them, then this is definitely the book for you I highly recommend it Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher All opinions are my own. Lone Star Christmas by Delores Fossen is FABULOUS I absolutely enjoyed this second chance story about Callen and Shelby Coldwater Texas is such a lovely place to visit Callen had a major chip on his shoulder and needed a reminder of what was important and who would always be there for him I am so glad I got to read this book it was really a blessing to see the way this family came together Lone Star Christmas is Delores Fossen at her best Get ready to saddle up with the sexy Laramie Brothers Up first Callen, with those hot looks that man can melt a snow glacier 50 miles away.Callen is one of Buck McCall s foster kids The Laramie Boys came to Buck s foster home a last placement for hard to place kids After receiving a wedding invitation for Buck and Rosy s wedding and a mysterious visit from Shelby McCall which carried bad news about her dads health, Callen found himself driving toward the one place he vowed never to return to everHis home to of Coldwater, Texas.Shelby McCall has been half in love with Callen Laramie her whole life the very thing she thought she kept a secret, but in the days to come she will find out a lot of things that will tip her world upside down Shelby knew she had to brave the face to face with Callen, he swore he would never return to Coldwater Something was up with her dad, now she had to convince Callen to come home so she could find out what was going on.I truly enjoyed the budding passion that built between Callen and Shelby It was fun, lighthearted, passionate and tender Their heat for each other is evident, but so is their friendship I have to say the best part of them for me is the gift exchanges Priceless.The supporting characters Kace, Judd, Callen, Nico, Buck, Rosy, Havana, Ted and the other foster children only enhanced the plot line The plot is having the prodigal son return home, the home town that held scary memories he has tried to out run As Callen tries to work out everything in his head, Can he fixed what is broken in his heart Shelby is willing to try and help Callen deal with the mild wide gap between him and his family, but what will she do about her own heart matters I could not get enough of Lone Star Christmas OH Lord Billy the Armadillo had me laughing so much and wishing I could be a member of Buck and Rosy s wedding Delores Fossen stories always leave me with a full heart Her characters are strong, independent, and down right pleasurable Judd Laramie s story is next coming in March 2019 Hot Texas Sunrise I can t wait Here is the line up on the Coldwater, Texas series LONE STAR CHRISTMAS, Book 1, Sept 25, 2018HOT TEXAS SUNRISE, Book 2, March 26, 2019SWEET SUMMER SUNSET, Book 3, July 2019A COLDWATER CHRISTMAS, Book 4, Oct 2019LONE STAR MIDNIGHT, Novella 1, January 2019TEXAS AT DUSK, Novella 2, June 2019 Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb