Series: Brides of Bliss County #4
Published by HQN Books on Sept. 29, 2015
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance
Source: the publisher through NetGalley
Also by this author: Once a Rancher, Always a Cowboy, Forever a Hero
Charlotte Morgan grew up in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, and couldn't wait to escape to the big city. But life in New York isn't as fabulous as she'd like to admit—she's lonely, doing a job she doesn't love and dating too many frogs she meets online.
There was one potential prince, though—Jaxon Locke, a veterinarian with definite possibilities—but his move to Idaho to fill in at his dad's vet practice ended things just as they were getting interesting. What Charlotte doesn't know is that he misses her, more than he expected…
Meanwhile, Charlotte's great-aunt Geneva—the woman who raised her—needs to enter an assisted-living facility. So, just before Christmas, Charlotte moves back home. When Jax catches wind of her move back West, he's determined to get to Wyoming and do whatever it takes to win her back.
Christmas in Mustang Creek is a magical time in a magical place, not least because of a mysterious visitor named Mrs. Klozz. She knows that love is the greatest gift of all, and she's ready to help out Santa by giving these two a push in the right direction!
I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Christmas in Mustang Creek reminds me of Debbie Macomber’s Christmas books, but with a little more spice. The resemblance is strongest in the character of Mrs. Klozz, a warm, caring older woman with an almost magical touch in the kitchen, who seems determined to set Charlotte’s life to rights – and Jaxon’s too, while she’s at it. Add in a small town, a huge Victorian house, an adorable puppy, Christmas trees, and even a skiing trip, and you’ve got a comforting Christmas romance. There’s little real conflict, but plenty of warmth and charm. And how can you resist a hero who’s willing to move to a small town in hope of a second chance with the girl who got away?
This was my first introduction to Miller, and I am curious about the previous books in this quartet. Recommended for fans of RaeAnne Thayne and Debbie Macomber (with the caveat that there’s more heat.)