Series: Montana Born Christmas #3
Author: Alissa Callen
Published: October 20/14 by Tule Publishing
Genre: contemporary romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Ex-rodeo rider, Rhett Dixon, has put his playing days behind him. He has something to prove. Despite being the first son in three generations of ranchers, he is determined to succeed in ranching on his own merits.
But when Rhett’s new neighbor proves to be far-too-pretty and far-too-compassionate, his single-minded focus deserts him. And the more time Ivy spends with the workaholic, blue-eyed cowboy next door the more she realizes her heart isn’t actually broken – yet.
I loved getting to know the characters in this novella. Callen takes the time to develop both as individuals with complete pasts and hopes for the future. We’ve met Rhett in previous stories from Marietta, but I was so happy to see him in so much of a better place in this one. Getting to know him as an individual, and getting to know his background better made everything so much more clear.
Overall, this was a sweet, funny, & emotional Christmas novella that I thoroughly enjoyed. I can’t wait to read more from this author, or from this series.