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The Christmas Cowboy by Shanna Hatfield @ShannaHatfield #thechristmascowboy

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Under the assumption Kenzie is a city girl, Tate nearly swallows his tongue when she shows up at a barbecue dressed like a cowgirl.

“Kenzie?” Tate asked, wondering if his eyes were playing tricks on him. “Is it really you?”

“Yep, cowboy, it’s really me,” Kenzie said, her brown eyes twinkling and her smile lighting her entire face as she grabbed his hand and squeezed it gently.

About to make a scene in front of a yard full of guests who would never let him live it down, Tate ushered her inside the house. Megan looked up at the slamming of the screen door and pointed toward the office where Tate dragged Kenzie and shut the door behind them.

Yanking off his hat and tossing it at a chair near Owen’s desk, Tate crushed Kenzie to his chest, burying his hands in her luxurious hair and breathing in her enthralling perfume.

“Baby, you have no idea how much I missed you,” Tate said in a raspy whisper, overwhelmed by the rush of emotions that slammed through him upon seeing Kenzie. Convinced he had to be dreaming, he ran his hands up and down her arms, memorizing the feel of her soft skin against his work-roughened fingers.

“Maybe half as much as I missed you.” Thrilled Tate seemed happy to see her, Kenzie was inordinately pleased his first thought was to hold her instead of ravaging her with mind-boggling kisses. Before she could wonder if he would get around to kissing her, he tilted up her chin and melded their lips together with such heat and longing the connection scrambled her thoughts and made her knees wobble.

“Tate,” she whispered, leaning into him, absorbing his warmth, breathing in his masculine scent. Not wanting to admit it, she had counted the minutes until she could see the handsome cowboy again. She’d missed his smile, his seductive voice, and his incredible blue eyes as well as his quick wit and good-natured teasing.

“Let me see you,” Tate said, pushing her back far enough he could get a good, long look. The girl who haunted his thoughts, danced through his dreams, and kept him on his toes the past several months didn’t appear at all like he remembered. That woman was all business with her tailored suits, tidy upswept hair, and moderate heels.

The country girl currently gazing at him with passion sparking from her eyes and laughter lingering around her very kissable mouth looked relaxed and comfortable in worn jeans and boots with her hair hanging loose. If he stared too long at her snug-fitting jeans, there was a good chance he’d lose the ability to hang onto what little sense he had left.

The Christmas Cowboy

"10% of the net proceeds from all my book sales December 1-24 will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund®"

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Genre – Romance (contemporary western)

Rating – PG

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