REVIEW: It is the first book I ever read by Mandy Baxter but I admit to you it will not be the last. I chose to be naughty this holiday season and picked a few “naughty” reads to add to my list. Thanks San Martin’s Press for the suggestion and list of reads. Christmas with The Billionaire Rancher is a story of second chances and one that will touch your heart.
The story is short, but don’t let that intimidate you, it is wonderfully written. From the moment I started reading I knew I was going to love it, the story follows two very different people. Chloe a woman who finds in her heart a need to help others, and do anything possible and at times the impossible to provide for those who need it most. Her mission is to help teens who live in the streets by giving them a place where they feel safe and loved, giving them a purpose while also keeping them out the streets and out of trouble. However, her mission is in danger of closing because the funds are running out. The only way to keep it running is by finding a donor with a big wallet, the opportunity comes in the form of a very seductive, yet guarded man who seem to be holding the weight of the world on his shoulders, Nate is everything Chloe expected him to be , and more.
Nate is one of those characters that from the moment we meet him one can’t help but like him. He hated everything that had to do with his father for more than one reason, having to attend his father funeral was bad enough, but having to deal with his father’s young wife was proving to be too much to bare. When Nate sees that young and beautiful woman approach him, he never expected to feel a need so deep and so overwhelming, Chloe awakens a passion and a desire he had never felt before, he certainly don’t need more than just one night. But once these two characters become intimate they understand that what they feel isn’t something they have ever felt before, even after Nate realize that Chloe is what he needs he keeps his heart guarded, because in the back of his mind he always knows women are always in for the money. What he experiences with Chloe is the beginning of something he wasn’t expecting to feel.
This story was very lovely, filled with sad moments and difficult history. However, those sad times created a strong foundations for these characters to develop something wonderful. Chloe and Nate were the perfect couple, they both are strong and stubborn but they didn’t give up on their feelings for one another. Their romance was sweet and the sexual tension explosive. If you are looking for a tender story of love and second chances then this book is for you, add to that some hot steamy sex and passion and you have the perfect book for the holidays.
Do I recommend this book? HELL YEAH
Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!