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All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Christmas arrives early when a fateful encounter leads two strangers to unexpected love in this holiday romance from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare.

Christmas may be coming, but it's just another day at the ranch as far as Eli Pickett is concerned. Someone has to take care of the herd and that means no holiday vacation for him. But that's just the way he li
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Berkley
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Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-paperback, arc

4 It’s that time of year again Stars

I love Jessica Clare and I love holiday books. I love this time of year. I love the cold, the snow, the decorations and I love holiday theme books. You throw in a Cowboy theme and I’m one happy cow girl!

Cassandra (Cass) is stuck in a rut. She works for her best friend who doesn’t treat her nicely and on top of that her best friend’s boyfriend keeps on hitting on her. All she wants to do is get away for the Holidays. So, she decides to spend Christmas at her p
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
New Yorker, Cassandra Horn is looking to escape her employers touchy-feely, cannot take the hint, celebrity boyfriend.  She has tried telling her boss who laughs it off. So with her boss out of the country, she decides a few weeks alone at her folks Wyoming cabin is exactly what she needs.

Rancher, Eli Pickett understands that animals don’t stop eating over the holidays and volunteers to be the only hand to stay behind during the holiday. He is looking forward to the quiet time alone and seeing t
Pandora Black
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3 étoiles pour Eli, qui est un peu parfait, pour le talent de Cass en cuisine, qui me réconforte grandement quant à mes capacités (et puis ça amène de fil en aiguille à vouloir aller chercher des romances avec des cuisiniers sexy), pis y a des bébés toutous.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebook-owned
3.5 stars- Jessica Clare is my go-to comfort contemporary read, so when I saw she had a Christmas book coming out this year (cuz y'all know I love a Christmas book), I was hype. This delivered everything I want from a Jessica Clare contemporary- light/funny tone, low angst, and (usually) awareness of potentially icky power dynamics or cringey tropes. This book is a forced proximity, trapped-together-in-the-snow trope.... with amnesia. So. Much. could have gone wrong here, but I really appreciate ...more
Rated 4.5 - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A COWBOY by Jessica Clare is a sweet, endearing romance with a sexy edge to it. Jessica Clare is a new-to-me author whose style I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m not normally attracted to sexy books with man chests on the covers, so even though I knew her volume of books were in that style, I couldn’t resist this modern-day ranching story. I’m so glad the cover kept calling to me and I ignored my normal preferences.

Cassandra “Cass” Horn’s career as a model’s assis
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I haven't read Jessica Clare in years but when I read the premise for this book I knew I had to pick it up.  We have a New York city girl, personal assistant to a model, who is trying to escape the city (and her boss's celebrity boyfriend) and spend the holiday at her parents mountain home while they are away in Europe.  That plan quickly changes
Blodeuedd Finland
Snowed in for Christmas, oh that makes for the perfect winter book!

Cass is an assistant (and oh my, she should quit, she can not see how much she is used, not to mention her boss' fiance keeps hitting on her, creep!) But she is a nice hardworking woman (that should take a chance). So she goes away for the holidays to be alone. Boom car accident, stuck int he mountains with a cowboy!

Eli was omg the sweetest. All he does is work work and no time for a woman. He is just too sweet and has let go of
Una historia agradable con la que se pasa un buen rato y de paso te enamoras de un vaquero tan lindo como Eli.
Me gusto como se dieron las cosas entre ellos poco a poco y que en el momento del drama la reacción y actitud de Eli. A pesar de estar herido era comprensivo y preocupado por Cass.
Aunque sentí que para no tener mucha trama la autora lo alargo demasiado puedo decir que para ser el primer libro que leo de esta autora vale la pena darle la oportunidad.
Katie Harder-schauer
I received a copy of this book through Penguin's First to Read program. This is my honest review.

It's that time of year again when I want to read all things Christmas (and I even find myself more inclined to just veg out in front of the tv watching cheesy movies as well), so I was excited to be able to guarantee a copy of this book and dive right in to the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, this book failed to completely live up to my expectations.

First of all, it was severely lacking in the Chris
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
3 étoiles parce que Eli est un cow-boy parfait, que c'est une romznce de Noël parfaite comme un téléfilm de la période (fin en mode mettage de points sur les i comprise ), même si Cass est un peu un danger publique en cuisine XD
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
This was my first book by Jessica Clare and it was a good one. I'm a sucker for Christmas stories and a super sucker for books where they hero and heroine are in a situation where they are stranded together with nothing but the heat between them. Therefore, I was a gonner from the beginning of this book.
Clare's characterization was wonderful. You couldn't help but love Eli and Cass. The amnesia that Cass suffers after a car crash in a winter storm allows her character to almost start over to dec
Isha Coleman
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Clare takes on the holiday season with an emotionally stunning romance. Eli and Cass are two lonely hearts desperately searching for something to hold on to. A winter storm, a fluke accident and a case of amnesia changes the course of two lives in All I Want For Christmas is a Cowboy. Alone is no way to spend the holidays, yet Eli does so every year. When a storm sends Cass his way, he has to risk his heart or lose her forever. The perfect fireside read. Clare touches the heart with temp ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cassandra Horn is one lucky lady. Well, maybe "lucky" isn't quite the right word to use. It certainly wasn't a lucky event to smash her rental car into a tree on the way up a snowy Wyoming mountain in a blizzard. But it was lucky that she wasn't hurt too badly and her wrecked car was spotted and she was rescued by a tall, sexy cowboy. Then again it wasn't lucky to have no memory of who she is or of the recent past. Maybe the being rescued by the tall, sexy cowboy aced everything so lucky ends up ...more
Carole Rae
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Xmas and could I resist this one?

Cass is escaping to her parent's winter cabin in Wyoming before the blizzard hits. She needs to escape Manhattan and her boss' boyfriend who will not stop harassing her for sex (ugh - call the police on that jerk). The snowstorm hits before she can make it and she crashes her car. Eli, our hunk of a cowboy, comes to the rescue. There is no way he can take her anywhere but the house on the ranch he works at. She awakes with barely any memories. Thi
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eli Pickett is left behind to take care of the Ranch in Wyoming that he works on actually it is at his own insistence that he is left behind by the other workers. He is not one to celebrate Christmas because he never really had a reason to celebrate before. He is out hunting down Houdini the cow and discovers a car covered in snow that had wrecked. Inside he finds Cassandra Horn passed out. She was trying to escape her employer’s boyfriend and relax at her parent’s cabin for a Christmas break bu ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet, funny and so romantic holiday story. A die hard Cowboy, Eli, whose life is the ranch he runs discovers a young woman, Cass, in a crashed car on the top of a mountain in a blizzard. She is unconscious, covered with bruises so he brings her back to the ranch. It’s a week before Christmas, the roads are impassable, and all the staff is gone. It’s just him, the animals and now this beautiful young woman. When she finally wakes, she has no idea who she is, why she was in the car and where she ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this story from the first to the the last page. Eli is truly some girls day dream coming true. His character is very lovable, as is Cass’s. I did have a little bit of trouble with the surroundings at 60% of the book. Most af all happens at the same place, and that smothered me a bit. But after all, I loved the characters and the story. Definitely gets a recommendation from me!
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3 étoiles pour Elie
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amnesia, reviewed
This was the first book I have read by author Jessica Clare, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I will admit that sometimes when an author uses amnesia as a plot device it can be cheesy. However, with this novel, it worked. In this instance, amnesia led Cass to finally discover who she really was and not the woman she was trying to be in the city. All in all, this was a heartwarming holiday romance. Maybe that was due to the gruff, loner cowboy finally finding love and family or simply the w ...more
Romantic Intentions Quarterly
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Plot: A blizzard, a car crash, some amnesia and a solitary rancher wooed by a big city damsel in distress.

Holiday Cheer: Medium.

Verdict: Comfort and joy!

4 stars.

This review appears in Romantic Intentions Quarterly #3 - October 2018
Sandy Reilly
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Man saves woman, and woman saves him right back.

Eli rescues Cass after a nasty car accident. Cass rescues Eli from his loneliness. Even with concussion-induced amnesia, bruised ribs, and various injuries, she can't help but fall for the chivalrous, hunky, yet brooding cowboy. For his part, Eli is doing all he can to take care of Cass and help her heal, even if it means ignoring his attraction to her and trying to keep his hands to himself. Cass has a kind soul and endless optimism, just what E
Sandy S
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 6, 2018

Christmas may be coming, but it's just another day at the ranch as far as Eli Pickett is concerned. Someone has to take care of the herd and that means no holiday vacation for him. But that's just the way he likes it--it’s not like he has a woman to spend time with anyways. Most women don't want the ranch life, or the surly, silent cowboy that comes with it. Fine with him. He'd rather have the quiet of a roaring fire and the company of his
Jean Huber
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
So what do you do when your bookish buddy Laura Yamin and yourself are recording an upcoming podcast for The What To Read Next Podcast about reading challenges, and you realize you still have some work to do!?! Specifically you haven’t read a western for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge yet? Well luckily it was easy peasy because I had All I Want For Christmas Is A Cowboy by Jessica Clare waiting for me on my e-reader from Penguin First To Read. Thank you Penguin Random House for sending me t ...more
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A COWBOY was a fun and quick-paced read that had me turning the pages to see what would happen next. The characters of Eli and Cass are complex since he's got a past that we learn about a little at a time and Cass doesn't know who she is after crashing her car into a tree during a snowstorm in Wyoming. When Eli comes across her car and finds her unconscious and injured he rescues the damsel in distress by taking her back to the ranch he works on where he's alone for s ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
"I need to shower before I'm fit company."
" Is there anything I can do to help?" she blurted out.
He paused, and she could have sworn he turned as red as she was.
"I mean, like, around the house. Or, um, with the cows. Not in the shower. I'm sure you can do that just fine." Ugh, why wouldn't her face shut up?

Even reading that over again makes me chuckle. If you are looking for a feel good book (along the lines of a Hallmark movie) this is a book you would enjoy. All I want for Christmas is a Cowb
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, romance, fiction
FTC disclosure: I would like to thank Penguin Random House for providing me with an advance reader copy via access to the galley for free through the First to Read program. All opinions are my own. Not sponsored.

The title really says it all. It was a cute holiday cowboy romance story and I enjoyed reading it. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this sort of genre and anyone looking for a sweet and short romantic holiday read.

I liked the author, Jessica Clare's, writing style. I felt the ch
Anna Marie
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
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Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jessica Clare's holiday story, All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy, is a fun contemporary romance. While traveling to her parents' Wyoming cabin in December, Cassandra Horn ends up in a snowstorm and crashes her rental car. Eli Pickett finds her unconscious and hurt and takes her to Price Ranch where he lives and works. Since the other four Price Ranch employees have holiday plans for the next two weeks, Eli is in charge of the animals and the ranch. Unfortunately, Cassandra wakes up not knowin ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cass Horn is driving to her parents’ cabin in a blizzard and crashes into a tree. Hours later, she is found by Eli Pickett, a ranch hand on the Price ranch. He takes her to the main house and checks her injuries. When she wakes, she tells Eli she doesn’t remember who she is or where she was going. He tells her to rest and it will come. Attraction soon turns into love between them. But Eli knows she will leave when her memory returns and he will be alone once more. She has a feeling of dread abou ...more
Bin Blogs Books
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eli and Cass are a sweet couple and their instant passionate response to each other is a romance junkie's dream. As closed off and straight-laced as Eli is, Cass is able to bumble her way into his heart with her determination and optimistic nature. It's fun to see Cass chip away at Eli's resolve not to put himself out there while catching glimpses of Eli's soft and nonjudgmental side.

What keeps this from being a truly 5 star read is that most of the book is surface attraction. There's attempts a
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