Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christmas at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels

4 stars

Christmas at Cardwell Ranch was full of surprises. It had some twists that I was surprised with and some I had guessed at. The name really fits the book too. I never paid attention to much about the Cardwell of Texas.

The plot was good I had wondered why Tag did not go to cops but the reason was very well done. There is a lot of drama, suspenseful, some romance, lots of bad guys? Had to keep reading to see how it would all work out.

I like Tag Cardwell. He is trying to figure what is going on. He does not know who to trust. His father is not very welcoming when he shows up at his cabin to surprise his dad with a Christmas visit.

Tag goes to the Canyon bar to hear his father play. When he is leaving he sees bumps into a drunk lady and then sees her getting into a truck. Then he talks to Lily McCabe as she is looking for the other women. She is not to impressed with Tag.

Lily is helping her brother over the holidays by working at his bar. This way they get to spend the holidays together while she is off from teaching college.

Lily and Tag end up trying to figure out what is going on. After Tag finds something in his coat pocket that he did not put their.

This is a pretty fast paced book. Lots of things going on. Tag is not sure who to trust after he is lied to a few times.

I enjoyed it. The snow sounds good on these hot August days. I wonder if we will get to meet Tag's other four brothers or if Lily's brother Ace will get his own book? I will want to see if their story get told.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it in exchange by NetGalley and Harlequin.
10/22/2013 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Intrigue ISBN 9780373697229

Description below taken off on NetGalley


It had been years since Tanner "Tag" Cardwell's boots touched Montana soil. This Christmas he was determined to change that. Until a run-in with local Lily McCabe revealed dark secrets from his past and deep trouble for his future.

Cowboys came and went in these parts. But Tag Cardwell caught Lily off guard in more ways than one when the two became entwined in a murder mystery. What was it about Tag? The dreamy eyes… The rugged physique… The protection she felt in his strong arms…

But before they could lose themselves in each other they had to trace a killer. Or risk finding a crime scene under the Christmas tree.

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