Welcome to my stop for Can’t Wait by Jennifer Ryan: Christmas with a cowboy twist – who can resist? Please be sure to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Digital Set of The Hunted Series, Books 1 – 4 by Jennifer Ryan.
A cowboy-laden Christmas romance, this is the first time I’ve read a book from Jennifer Ryan. A wonderful heartwarming Christmas story that reinforces the power and rightness in true love.
Summer is wonderful, most certainly determined and unwilling to let the ‘strong silent’ archetypes of her brother and the man she loves stop her roll. She’s got the right blend of determination and hesitancy, an ability to make a reader giggle, and despite their protestations to the contrary; has both men wrapped about her little finger. Fortunately, she isn’t manipulative or aggressive with this power, but she does seem to enjoy making her brother uncomfortable.
Jack is a big old growly bear – not in a bad way – more in the ‘I know better’ sense, avoiding conflict and direct challenge by being a bit overbearing and prickly. Sam was wonderful, adding a touch of sense and trying to talk people down. And Caleb – the one who has it so bad for Summer he can’t see straight. But the relationship with her brother does keep him holding her firmly in the ‘friend zone’. Until Summer almost turns herself inside out to show him what he is avoiding, or too blind to see….
A quick and short read that is full of heart and a touch of heat, this story is a wonderful Christmas romance sure to add a touch of laughter and light to your day
Title: Can't Wait
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Themed, Western
Published by: Avon, Impulse
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
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From the All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy Anthology comes Jennifer Ryan’s story of Caleb and Summer. Before the Hunted series they had a whirlwind romance not to be forgotten...
Caleb Bowden has a lot to thank his best friend, Jack, for - saving his life in Iraq and giving him a job helping him run his family’s ranch. He also introduced him to the most incredible woman he’s ever met. Too bad he can’t ask her out. You do not date your best friend’s sister.
Summer and Caleb share a closeness she’s never felt for anyone, but the stubborn man refuses to turn the flirtatious friendship into something meaningful. Frustrated and tired of wishing to be happy, Caleb tells Jack how he feels about Summer. With his friend’s help, he plans a surprise Christmas proposal she’ll never forget - because he can’t wait to make her his wife.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.