* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS RETREAT by Catherine Mann

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* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS RETREAT by Catherine MannThe Cowboy's Christmas Retreat by Catherine Mann
Series: Top Dog Dude Ranch #2
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on October 26, 2021
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After they’ve opened gifts

Maybe he’ll unwrap her heart.

Instead of his winter wonderland wedding, Riley Stewart has been jilted. This rodeo champ needs an understanding shoulder, so Riley invites his best friend, Lucy Snyder, her son and their scruffy pooch on his “honeymoon.” But moonlit doggy walks, romantic fires, the glow of Christmas lights—everything is conspiring against their “just friends” resolve. Will this fake honeymoon ignite the real spark Riley and Lucy have denied for so long?

 

A holiday getaway like no other! With the second book in her Top Dog Dude Ranch series Catherine Mann brings the heart of a friendship to life when two best friends who have been burned by love get taken in by the magic of a winter wonderland and start wondering “what if?” in THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS RETREAT. The holiday ambiance is magical and the characters are a joy to get to know.

Riley is a sweetheart. I loved his outlook on life and his devotion to Lucy.

Lucy revolves her entire world around making her son the most well-adjusted kid as possible and it shows with what a little doll he is.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a small town romance filled with friendship, love and happily ever afters with a whole lot of adorableness mixed in.

 

 

 

 

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This is my post during the blog tour for The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat by Catherine Mann. In The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat a Rodeo champ is jilted at the altar and takes his best friend and her son on his honeymoon to the Top Dog Dude Ranch.

This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from 26 October till 8 November. You can see the tour schedule here.

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The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat (Top Dog Dude Ranch #2)
By Catherine Mann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 26 October, 2021

Blurb:
After they’ve opened gifts, maybe he’ll unwrap her heart…

Instead of his winter wonderland wedding, Riley Stewart has been jilted. This rodeo champ needs an understanding shoulder, so Riley invites his best friend, Lucy Snyder, her son and their scruffy pooch on his “honeymoon.” But moonlit doggy walks, romantic fires, the glow of Christmas lights—everything is conspiring against their “just friends” resolve. Will this fake honeymoon ignite the real spark Riley and Lucy have denied for so long?

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Excerpt

A bloodcurdling shriek split the air.

Riley bolted from the elevator, recognizing that scream all too well. The same scream Lucy had let loose the one and only time he’d managed to get her to ride a horse.

He hoped this shout didn’t end in stitches.

Charging ahead past his apartment to hers, he embraced the distraction from mess he’d made of his own life. He rang the doorbell once as a courtesy only, before pulling out his key to her place. He pushed the door open to…mayhem.

Pickles was running in circles, barking up a storm. George sat in the middle of a pile of Christmas tree lights and ornaments, tinsel in his red curls. Lucy scooped up the dog, both of them covered in frosting. Tears sheened in her green eyes as Pickles licked icing from her cheek.

Her chin quivered.

Oh man. He wrapped her in a hug, his chin resting on the top of her head. “What happened, Lucy?”

“Nothing. I’m fine.” Dog smooshed between them, she held on tight, whispering against his chest in a rambling litany. “I don’t want George to see me upset. He knocked over the tree and I thought he was hurt, but he’s okay and Pickles ate half of the cake and I don’t have time or ingredients to make another one and—”

“Okay, Lucy. Take a moment to step back and catch your breath. I’ve got this.” He took Pickles from her, the back of his hand brushing her breast.

He froze. Her eyes shot up to his. Pink crept up her cheeks until her freckles almost disappeared.

And just that fast he was blindsided by a deluge of sensations: the scent of Lucy’s wavy red hair, the soft feel of her body. A whiff of her cinnamon perfume.

Sure, he’d harbored a crush on her long ago, but it was just that. An infatuation. He valued her friendship too much to risk acting on something as transient as sex…

THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS RETREAT
Top Dog Dude Ranch Book 2
Harlequin Special Edition, November 2021
Copyright Catherine Mann 2021

 

About the Top Dog Dude Ranch series
Welcome to Moonlight Ridge, Tennessee, home to the Top Dog Dude Ranch, renowned for family-friendly rustic retreats that heal broken hearts. Some say it’s the majestic mountain vistas. Others vow there’s magic in the hot springs. All agree, there’s something special about the four-legged creatures at the Top Dog Dude Ranch that give guests a “new leash on love.”

First book in the series:
Last-Chance Marriage Rescue (Top Dog Dude Ranch #1) by Catherine Mann

Last-Chance Marriage rescue

“They’re about to step into a parent trap of their twins’ making!”

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About the Author:
USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Harlequin, Tule, Berkley, and Sourcebooks. With over seventy-five books released in more than twenty countries, she has won a RITA Award, the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the Bookseller’s Best Award. She’s also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. After years moving around the country bringing up four children, Catherine has settled back in her home state of South Carolina where she lives with her husband. The nest didn’t stay empty long though as they are both active in animal rescue. Catherine enjoys hearing from her readers and can be found online frequently on Facebook. She can also be reached via mail at: PO Box 290762, Columbia SC 29229. (For a free bookmark, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.)

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat. Three winners win a copy of Last Chance Marriage Rescue (Top Dog #1) with a PAW-tograph (autograph) from the author’s dog Biscuit – US Only.

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Comments

  1. I love this cover. I love the sound of this story.

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