Rosa Mercado is looking for something more serious with her love life, which is why she hits the brakes on the sexy cowboy who walks into her dad’s restaurant and hits on her. 

Calvin Marshall had Rosa lined up in his sights to be his next conquest. Until she makes it clear she’s looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Right Now. Commitment isn’t exactly his favorite word. 

But when they’re forced to stay at Misty Meadows Ranch together over Christmas, it becomes clear that there’s more at stake than just one of them inheriting the ranch by New Year’s Eve. The magic of the season will blur the line between love and hate, and challenge everything they both thought they wanted.


A fun story that at times has some serious to it and plenty of fun. The book opens with the two main characters, Rosa Mercado and Calvin Marshall meeting at her father’s restaurant. The meeting takes place because Calvin has been putting off seeing the last women he was with and now they are in the same place, but not together. The women make sure to get her point across that she did not like to be ignored. After that Rosa and Calvin banter back and forth but she makes it perfectly clear she was just his waitress. Now, mind you they both think that the other one is very attractive and would like to at least go out with the other one but she is looking for someone who is at least thinking about maybe settling down it does not have to be her, but that the thought of that is important to her. Especially now her being 28. Calvin tracks her down to her full-time job as an insurance agent and makes an appointment with her and finds he cannot get life insurance, it is explained in the story. They go out for lunch and again she explains about waiting for something more. It is not until later when she goes out to the ranch he works on as a foreman that they both would like to kiss but again this time they are interrupted by Hank the older owner of the ranch. It is also again when she tells him that she is not looking for a ring just the idea of or the hope of settling down and he says he is not the guy for her and that she should keep looking. Weeks go by and they are both invited back to the ranch for dinner and the invitation is strange. Thinking that it would be a Christmas party it turns out just to be the three of them. Things are revealed to her by Hank about the past that upsets her, and for the future they are both to stay on the ranch for ten days leading up to Christmas and then he would decide who he would give the ranch to, if someone did not spend the night then they would lose and the ranch would go to the other one. This is really where the story takes a very good turn and the characters all become to get to each other and what was a good story turns into a wonderful story all around with all of the characters. Hank, her father, Rosa, and Calvin, and if you read the other books there is an update from one of those as well. A very good story with good characters, and worth the read. I received this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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