Sidelined with a major injury, steer wrestler Cort McGraw struggles to come to terms with the end of his career. Shanghaied by his sister and best friend, he finds himself on a run-down ranch with a worrisome, albeit gorgeous widow, and her silent, solemn son. Five minutes after Cort McGraw lands on her doorstep, K.C. Peters fights to keep a promise she made to herself to stay away from single, eligible men. When her neighbor said he knew just the person to help work her ranch for the winter, she never expected the handsome, brawny former rodeo star to fill the position. Ready to send him packing, her little boy has other plans...
©2014 Shanna Hatfield (P)2014 Shanna Hatfield
When KC's son spoke
I have read or listened to this whole series I really have enjoyed them but I do believe so far this one is my favorite. Life is so tough when you lose the things you think are important you may go in a direction that isn't always right. We tend to forget others have it worse than we do and only think of ourselves as Cort does. This author gives you a wonderful amazing read of Cort finding his way back from drinking and a family he thought he would never have. This story is so touching it will break your heart and leaving you smiling with tears in your eyes. Ms. Hatfield gives you a read full of pain, anger, and lost. When you do not think you have more to lose you find you do as a family walks away in hopes of getting their love one to come back to them.
KC has had a hard life from childhood to adult she doesn't ask for much just lives one day as it comes. She lost her parents, her husband and part of her child now she faces loosing her ranch. Her marriage wasn't bad but it wasn't good and she vows no man will ever get close to her again. Sometimes life has it's own thoughts as it brings Cort to her door she finds he isn't only a handy man but works wonders with her son and her heart. As they grow close she must decide what is best for her family. It might surprise you the twist this author gives as the fight for love begins.
When Cort got hurt and had to give up the rodeo he thinks his life is over. He makes decisions his family isn't happy with. One too many nights out drinking and not facing life puts him in a tail spin when his family hits him with some major facts. Being dropped off at his best friend's door he goes through the motions until his friend sends him to help the widow. This is a day that will change his life as he takes on the run down ranch, the widow and her silent son. Things are about to get heated up with misunderstanding, pointing fingers and the love of one child.
Luke Andreen did an outstanding job on this narrations. When it came time for tears to fall you could hear them in his voice. There was a place at the end where Cort got chocked up that you could really hear the tears in his voice. This was a very touching scene for me and almost had me in tears as well. This narrator gives you a very touching listen as he brings to live the many wonderful voice of all the different characters. There are no background noises just a smooth rich audio that reaches in and grabs your heartstrings. There was a time or two where you might be able to tell he took a break as his tone gets a little higher. No way does it take away from the audio and you almost miss it. I totally enjoyed listening to him with his rich deep voice. I am really looking forward to listening to more audios from this narrator.
Ms. Hatfield give you a very well written compelling story that will bring tears to your eyes more than once with this wonderful read of heartbreak as these three people find a way to bring Christmas and wishes to the holiday season. One little boy who hasn't spoken a word for years will pull you in and take your heart. He is just a sweetheart that will be a wonderful man. You get to revisit some wonderful characters from the last book and see how their lives have changed. Ms. Hatfield stories just get better and better as she takes you on a wonderful journey of broken hearts and putting them back together again. She brings you tons of smiles in this clean read as she puts these two people in some passionate scenes. I doubt you can read this story without it touching your heart. The only thing I would have liked to have known was what made the little boy never talk after his father was killed.
The ending this author gives you will bring even the strongest to their knees as you wipe a tear from your eye. I really loved this story with strong characters that are broken but won't give in. If you haven't read anything from this author you really should give Wrestlin' Christmas a try. This author has become one of my favorite in a short time. I can't wait to read more from her and her touching reads.
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