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Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates

Harlequin’s Holiday Blog Tour

December 4, 2019

Dear Mr. Hemingway,

December has arrived and the Holiday season is in full swing. Here in Maine, the ground is covered in snow, the fireplace is roaring and cozy reading is officially the name of the game.  I am a sucker for curling up on my couch under a blanket and devouring romance books. Who doesn’t want to end their day (or start it) reading a story filled with an all-consuming passion, earth-shattering desire, and smoking hot chemistry between characters? Throw in a happily ever after, and life is pretty darn good! Because of this, Dear Mr. Hemingway is proud to be a part of Harlequin’s Holiday Blog Tour. Romance books in all of their glory with a holiday twist are something I can get behind. I am so excited to tell you about the first book I chose.

Gold Valley, Oregon is the place to be this December.  Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates is the latest book in her Gold Valley Series.  Here is the scoop. Caleb Dalton (AKA …sexy cowboy) is in love with single mom, Ellie Bell.  There is of course one major roadblock standing in the way of this romance. Ellie is the widow of Caleb’s best friend (I am serious).  However, when Caleb finds out that Ellie is finally in the market for love again, he decides to put his guilt aside and try to make all of Ellie’s Christmas wishes come true.  Will Ellie and Caleb fall in love? Will they both have a Christmas to remember? I think you need to read this to find out.

What I love about Yates’ new book is that it is the ultimate feel-good holiday romance. Though the plot may be simple, her details are scrumptious.  I kid you not, the steam between Caleb and Ellie is seeping from the pages of this book.  Their appetite for one another is ravenous when they are in close quarters (you can totally feel the heat). Let me be clear though.  This is not a fifty shades of whips and chains kind of romance. This is standing in the snow with rugged hands on your face while fingertips are tangled in your hair while deeply kissing you kind of romance (ok…sometimes hands are grabbing other things too, but I’ll let Maisey Yates tell you that part).  Putting all the sweltering heat aside, Yates’ book is really just a good old fashioned love story. Small town holiday charm, characters that are easy to root for, and a Christmas wish come true is all we really need.

Cowboy Christmas Redemption is not the first in Yates’ Gold Valley Series.  There are actually quite a few books and novellas that precede this book.  With that said, this is the first book I have read in the series. Rest assured, it reads very well as a stand-alone novel.  Of course, be prepared to want to backtrack when you are done. Now that I have a taste of Gold Valley, I am really looking forward to visiting again.  Readers…..let loose and have some fun with this book. Feel hope, feel weak at the knees, feel sexy, and most of all……….feel love! I hope you enjoy this romantic holiday treat.

Happy Holidays Mr. H.

Your Biggest Fan,


P.S.  Thank you to Harlequin for having me on their Harlequin’s Holiday Blog Tour and for the gifted digital copy of Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates.  It is always a pleasure!

Click here to purchase Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates

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