Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mini-Review: Rocky Mountain Miracle

Rocky Mountain Miracle

by Christine Feehan 


No Christmas will ever be the same after Cole and Maia meet on a snowy western ranch… Find out why in #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s romantic holiday e-novella!
When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sizzling romance could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can’t help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals—and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart just in time for Christmas?
Themes: Holiday, Paranormal
Rating:3.25 stars
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Being only a short holiday romance, I can honestly say that I loved this story and wish it had been even longer.  While Cole was an ass a good bit of the story, the tragic life that both Cole and his brother experienced means I have no problem with giving them some slack in the manners and trust departments.  Maia is just the breath of fresh air that these two wounded men need in their lives  I was actually rather surprised by the content of this story, coming from this author, mainly because I expected even more paranormal aspects than I got.  I have read pretty much everything written by Christine Feehan and have never been disappointed, and Rocky Mountain Miracle was no exception. 
Maia for the most part tries to keep herself from getting attached or involved with the brothers, but the more she learns about them and their pasts the deeper she falls.  Cole never imagined he'd actually fall in love.  He’s always known that he was too broken to have a normal relationship with a woman, but when he sees Maia, hears her defending him to his naysayers, he is unable to resist chasing after the filly who has caught his eye.  As they come together to find out who is trying to sabotage and endanger the ranch , Cole and Maia begin to understand the true importance of trust and love, as well as acceptance and understanding.  In the end it comes down to accepting where you belong in the world is where you can do the most to help those you love to heal from their hurts, physical and emotional.
Rocky Mountain Miracle was the Christmas story I never knew I was missing.  With drama, intrigue, passion and betrayal, and ultimately forgiveness and love, I was hooked from the very first page and fell in love with the H/h and the younger hero as well.  With beautiful settings, vivid characters, and a perfectly sculpted plot line, this story is an ultimate holiday read.  Maia is sweet but world weary, a combination that is truly rare  When she finds herself faced with the heat that Cole causes in her heart, there is no denying she's in over her head, but there's no way she will give up her chance to experience his lust.  Cole sees Maia simply as a conquest at first, a sexy woman that pulls at him, but only for him to ravish her and then let her go; he doesn’t do relationships after all.  When the world around them becomes dangerous and complicated, only building trust and belief in each other will keep them all safe.  The passion is palpable at all times and I love seeing these two interacting.  I am hoping their might be a sequel where Cole's brother finds his own HEA down the line.  Another masterpiece Christine!
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

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