In The Cowboy’s Christmas Surprise by Marie Ferrarella, Holly Johnson has been in love with Ramon Rodriguez since first grade. He was the first one to be her friend and he has been the only one to take her heart. But Ramon only sees the other women around her. In her he sees the tomboy she used to be that liked doing everything that boys did, things she did only to be close to her brother whom didn’t want to be bothered with his little sister at the time.
Ramon believes that he will be the last bachelor in Forever, but things change on the night that Holly finally gives in to going out on a Sunday night.
Holly has lots of responsibilities, looking after her disabled mother and her niece. She doesn’t have time to do anything but work and study to get her degree as a nurse. As it is, she spends 18 hours a day between working and studying online. But when her boss threatens to fire her if she doesn’t go out with her co-workers on Sunday night to the dance, she has no other choice but to go.
She only has one dress to wear and it’s her to go dress for every occasion, but as she is deciding on what to wear she soon has her mother giving her a beautiful and most likely expensive dress to wear. At first she wants to refuse, but she learns that her boss sent it and that she has to wear it. Holly expects her friend to pick her up, only to be surprised when Ramon shows up instead.
When Ramon first sees Holly he thinks that she cleans up nicely. He will have to keep an eye on her, for he knows that she is not used to going out. He believes that he will just drop her off with her friends and that he can just walk away to find his conquest for the night after that. But when he spies a very drunk cowboy not backing down when Holly obviously is not interested, he soon finds himself next to her to protect her. And soon after with her in his arms he starts feeling thing that he has not felt before, and ends up kissing her.
Both Ramon and Holly think that they can just go on as normal, but that one kiss has woken up desires long hidden or denied. And now they will be brought together more often by circumstances that will only make them want more than just one kiss.
Friends to lovers, The Cowboy’s Christmas Surprise by Marie Ferrarella is a great read I loved the chemistry between Holly and Ramon and how people worked to bring them together even without them really knowing all the time. This story will make you smile and will make you want to be part of the town of Forever. A great book for the last and most elusive bachelor in the Rodriguez clan.
December 3rd 2013 by Harlequin American Romance (Book 1478) |Forever, Texas
The Best Christmas Present
Since the first grade, Holly Johnson has known that Ramon Rodriguez is the only man for her. But the carefree, determinedly single Texas cowboy with the killer smile doesn’t have a clue. Until they share a dance and a kiss…and Ray finally sees his best friend for the woman in love she is.
With his brothers racing each other down the aisle, Ray figured he’d be the last bachelor in Forever. That was before the night that changed his life. He can’t believe the sexy, beautiful lady who arouses heart-stopping desire is his pal and confidante, and loving aunt to the most adorable little girl. Now that he realizes what he’s been missing, Ray plans to make up for lost time…starting with the three little words Holly’s waited thirteen years to hear.