When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild -- a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to be engaged to Ty Forrester, the irresistible bull rider who keeps testing her keep-things-casual policy.
A fake fiancée wasn't on Ty's Christmas list this year, but it's the only way to get his family to visit over the holidays so his NFL-star brother can draw more tourists to the festival. The engagement wouldn't be such a problem if Ty wasn't starting to have real feelings for Darla. Knowing he can't go on pretending, Ty prepares to tell his family the truth--but then he and Darla discover a precious little Christmas surprise that just might help them embrace a whole new life together.
|A story that opens with the Topaz Falls café burning down. Darla Michaels wants to help her friends in rebuilding so she comes up with a cowboy Christmas festival, with a calendar, a cowboy auction and then a rodeo. She is looking for help from her friend and bull rider Ty Forrester for his brother Rhett is a pro football player and she knows that they will get more exposer that way. Not agreeing with her at first she finds out why and then agrees to be his fake fiancé. What no one knows and Ty finds out later is she was married before and has been a widow for ten years, but as Ty sees past all of that the more he becomes attached to Darla the more scared she becomes. Scared of losing someone again and everything begins to unravel. There are some surprises that are very nice and for the most part, you don’t even know that this story is a Christmas story until the auction. Overall a very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|