Series: Sons of Chance #17
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Published: December 1/14 by Harlequin
Genre: contemporary romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Ben Radcliffe reckons it'll be a cold day in hell before he considers a serious relationship or family of his own with good reason. When he delivers a secret present to the Last Chance Ranch, however, Ben catches a glimpse of what family could be. And suddenly this lone cowboy finds himself under the mistletoe planting one heck of a kiss on a stunning woman!
Genealogist and academic Molly Gallagher is all about family. And even if Ben's secrets make him as skittish as a wild mustang, there's nothing Molly loves more than an enigma. Especially a ridiculously sexy one! But the magic of Christmas and the Last Chance Ranch might not be enough to wrangle a cowboy who can't trust himself
Getting to know the main characters in this novel was very enjoyable. The complexity of what makes them who they are combined with their beliefs creates a brilliant backdrop for their relationship. Surrounded by a loving cast of secondary characters they really come to life. The banter between the brothers is so natural and really showcases their close relationship to one another. The entire family dynamic at Last Chance is so inviting. You feel like part of the story. I will warn you, however, that if you haven’t read the previous novels in the series you’ll be missing a great deal of background information. The characters are developed in such a manner that you could easily read this as a standalone, but the ranch itself and background events aren’t.
As a whole this was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday story that was about so much more than just the holidays. And I will say, I've been dying to see Sarah’s big present for a while now.