The Cowboy's Christmas Reunion (Saddle Springs Romance Book 1) by Valerie Comer
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance, Christmas Novel
Romance: Sweet, clean. Just some kissing. There was mention of pre-marital sex, but it was in passing with no details.
Faith: Very strong aspects of faith in both characters throughout the book.
The only woman he's ever loved has jilted Kade Delgado. As he tries to move on with his life and moves on from his wife's passing, his true love shows up in town again. Unfortunately, he's already agreed to be a Cowboy Santa to help her aging grandparents. While he struggles to keep his word, he must confront painful and confusing feelings about her.
Cheri made some terrible mistakes in her life. The worst was sleeping with someone other than Kade and then leaving him at the altar. Both mistakes she has repented from, but the guilt still burdens her heart.
Will they get over the heartache from their past and find their way back to each other again?
What I loved about this book:
- Kade is a manly man with a strong faith and he prays often over the difficulties he faces. He also has a sensitive side that does not diminish his manliness.
- Cheri truly regrets and repents from her mistakes. Her character grows the most in the book.
- The Christmas timeframe adds complexity to the feelings of each character.
- I felt the angst of the characters. They felt true to life.
It's been a long time since I've read a book with such a strong representation of our daily walk as a Christian. The struggles are real, but we can rely on a God who loves and forgives. He is never further than a prayer away. Kade exhibits this well.