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Christmas with a Cowboy: Includes a bonus novella

(Longhorn Canyon #5)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  66 reviews
A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series.

Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels for an extraordinary woman he met while on vacation, a woman he was convinced he'd never see
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Published September 24th 2019 by Forever
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Mischenko
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maverick travels to Ireland with his grandmother and ends up meeting a girl named Bridget that he practically falls in love with at first sight. They get together for an evening of romance but part ways as Maverick must head back to his ranch home in Texas.

Little does Maverick know, Bridget has a connection to his family and winds up in Texas a year later where they meet again, right in his grandmother's house. This time, Bridget has a baby with her (Laela), and Maverick is determined not to let
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♥Rachel♥
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maverick and Bridget had a night of shared confidences and passion the last night of Maverick’s vacation in Ireland, and they parted ways thinking they’d never see each other again. Yet, neither could forget the strong bond forged in just a few hours, and as luck would have it they’re reunited again on Maverick’s Granny’s ranch. This time though, Bridget doesn’t feel she can risk her heart when she’s just inherited guardianship of her goddaughter after a tragic accident leaves baby Laela an ...more
Shelleen Toland
Maverick is on holiday when he meets Bridget. It was a very short relationship and he can't get her out of his mind. They will never see each other again. It is about a year later he goes to see his grandmother and Bridget is the one taking care of her, with a baby in tow. But it isn't his. Her best friend's were killed in a car accident and she became guardian of the baby.
I loved this book. For a guy who never wanted to settle down or have kids he is so good with children and they all love
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Bre *B.B. Lynn Reads*
“Home is where you hang your hat and your heart.”

This was such a cute story that got me really excited for Christmas! Bridget is going through a huge transition after becoming a mother, and she is having a hard time figuring out who she is now. Does she have to completely give up her whole life now that she’s a mom?

“Being a mother doesn’t have to mean you give up your whole personality. It should just mean that you put your child first, and the good times second.”

Maverick is hilarious and
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Beth
Maverick and Bridget have a one-night stand in Ireland during a vacation with his grandmother’s to visit her old friend. They never thought they’d see each other again but have stayed in each other’s thoughts.

But fate has other plans…

Bridget is invited by her grandmother’s best friend to Texas with a small baby in tow. A baby she was given guardianship over when her best friend died. Then her grandmother dies, leaving Bridget with a baby and no job. She takes the offer of help from Iris only to
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Aly
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rancher and a bartender meet in a pub in Ireland. They have a one-night stand and like he told her the night before, he's back in Texas the next day. One year later, they'll meet again.

Maverick Callahan loves Christmas. This year, he'll spend it at his grandma house, to help her with the ranch's chores because she just had surgery for a new hip. That's where he see Briget O'Malley, the woman he thought about often but had no way to contact her. What they both learn is that Maverick's
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Kelsie Maxwell
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
Christmas With a Cowboy is the story of cowboy named Maverick and a red-headed Irishwoman, named Bridget. This is book five in the Longhorn Canyon series by Carolyn Brown. Though this novel is part of a series, it reads as a standalone.

Maverick Callahan travels to Ireland with his grandmother, Iris, to visit her friend Virgie because he doesn’t want his Granny to travel that far alone. On his last night there he meets Bridget O’Malley, a beautiful red-headed bartender and spends one magical
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Robin Loves Reading
When Maverick Callahan met the perfect woman a year before in Ireland, he had certain he would never see her again. When he heads home to help his grandmother at her ranch while she recovers from surgery, Maverick discovers she has hired a helper, a woman with a baby. The woman is none other than Bridget O'Malley, the woman who stole his heart in a single night.

As it turns out, both of their grandmothers were very dear friends. Now that Bridget has lost hers, she is asked to come to America to
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Vanessa (nessreads)
It’s never too early to start on the holiday reading. And Christmas with a Cowboy did in fact bring those holiday feels.

Maverick and Bridget meet when he’s on vacation in Ireland. They instantly hit it off, and on Maverick’s last night, they spend it together. He returns to Texas, but can’t seem to stop thinking about Bridget or of the connection he has towards her. And one year later, he never expected to see her again, and in Texas no less.

Bridget has been through a lot. She’s lost her best
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Lisarenee
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
>>>>> My Synopsis (Review follows): <<<<<
A year ago Maverick Callahan met a beautiful, sweet, sexy young barkeep and didn't make it back to his hotel until late morning. It had been his last night in Ireland, but he'd wished he'd met her on his first. He'd asked for her information but as it seemed fated they'd never again meet, she'd declined to give it to him. He hadn't forgotten her, though, and still felt like he'd missed out on something special.

When he goes to
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Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
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***3.5 Stars***

I've been in the mood to binge on cowboy romances lately. Add a swoony cowboy, an adorable baby girl, a feisty irish woman, and a christmas theme and that's what i call an irresistible read. There was no way I could turn down an arc of Christmas With A Cowboy by Carolyn Brown.

About Christmas With A Cowboy:

All Bridget wants tonight is one night of passion. SO when a sexy cowboy walks into her bar, her mind is instantly made up. She'll do whatever it takes to spend a little more
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Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
***3.5 Stars***

I've been in the mood to binge on cowboy romances lately. Add a swoony cowboy, an adorable baby girl, a feisty irish woman, and a christmas theme and that's what i call an irresistible read. There was no way I could turn down an arc of Christmas With A Cowboy by Carolyn Brown.

About Christmas With A Cowboy:

All Bridget wants tonight is one night of passion. SO when a sexy cowboy walks into her bar, her mind is instantly made up. She'll do whatever it takes to spend a little more
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Jackie
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved loved loved this book!! Carolyn brown really has no book does not hook you and draw you in! Book 5 in this series is a perfect start to the holiday season! Maverick is every ones idea of a real cowboy! He falls in love with Bridget after a chance meeting, and he thinks he has lost her forever. Bridget heart was broken thinking she will never be with him again and he is lost to her forever. She soon has no choice but to move past this as she has now become a parent to a child that is not ...more
Avid Reader
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christmas with a Cowboy (Longhorn Canyon #5) by Carolyn Brown
3.5 stars
M/F Second Chance Romance
Triggers: Death
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Bridget and Maverick meet in Ireland during a trip that Maverick didn't want his grandma to take alone. Iris, Maverick's grandma, is originally from Ireland and she goes back to visit her best friend, Bridget's grandma.

However, somewhere else in Ireland is where Bridget and Maverick meet. They have an amazing night together and
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Jane
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great love story as only Carolyn Brown can tell. It was exciting following Maverick and Bridget on their road to a happy ever after.

Also in this book was the novella Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Sara Richardson. Great story watching Kenna and Tucker as they fight their love for each other. Overall a must read for Christmas enjoyment.
Shala
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore this series, I love Maverick as a character for a lot of reasons, and this love story was so sweet. I am so excited to continue on with this series, and watch what happens to Mav and Bridget! Has my favorite trope of a child in the middle to help with trust as well! I love that this is a trend in publishing right now.
Donna Repsher
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christmas with a Cowboy is the fifth book in Carolyn Brown's Longhorn Canyon series and the fourth title in the series I've read, and once again, it was a wonderful and charming read with a likable cast of characters, not much action, drama, or graphic sex , no real subplots or violence, but a whole lot of heart instead, and it gets 4.5 stars from this reader.

As the novel opens, Maverick Callahan steps into a pub on his last night in Ireland. He'd accompanied his Irish-born Granny, Iris, the
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Jackie
Book Info
Paperback, 448 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Forever
ISBN 1538748746 (ISBN13: 9781538748749)
Series Longhorn Canyon-Canyon #5
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A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series.

Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell
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Madison  Monroe
I am so glad that I am finally done with this book and can move on to the next one. Geesh!! What a drag this book was!! This story dragged on and on. In spite of the dragging feet, it kept me interested 30% of the time. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a bad book, but I will state that this book and this author style of writing is not for me. I will tell you more about that later, but first let's celebrate the wonderful season of Christmas romance. This story takes place around Christmas and the ...more
Jennifer Ritter
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas With a Cowboy is the latest offering by busy author Carolyn Brown. Set in small town Daisy, Texas about an hour outside of Amarillo at the Callahan Ranch, the story actually begins in County Cork, Ireland. Maverick Callahan has escorted his widowed grandmother to visit her lifelong friend Virgie back in Granny’s home country. On his last night there, Maverick meets and becomes intrigued by a fiery redhead named Bridget. After sharing some drinks, some food, and an intense, but out of ...more
Hannah
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC REVIEW

Longhorn Canyon Ranch #5, Maverick Callahan hasn't been the same since he got back from his Ireland vacation with his Grammy Iris. Since then he has been helping his cousins set up their ranch but when Grammy falls out the pear tree and has to have her hip replaced and her foreman goes off to visit family she needs help around the ranch. She already has a housekeeper, the granddaughter of her best friend whom she invited over to spend the holidays.

Bridget O'Malley lost her best
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Amary Chapman
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love at first sight
Texan Maverick Callahan accompanied his grandmother to Ireland and on the last day met Bridget O'Connor. It was love at first sight for both, but also an impossible situation. He was going back to Texas the next day and she would never leave her grandmother.
Fast forward a year, and Bridget has suffered terrible losses. Two of her best friends died leaving her with a tiny infant, followed swiftly by her grandmother's death, leaving her not only alone, but soon to be homeless
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Jessica Figueroa
Maverick and Bridget had one night together in Ireland and then he left back home to Texas and they both haven't been quite able to get each other off their mind. Imagine Maverick surprise when he finds that the women who is helping take care of his grand mother while shes down is non other then Bridget herself with a baby in tow. Bridget is only going to be around until the grand mother who is a friend of her late grand mother is good to go after her injury. The two have big shoes to fill while ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
If you’re looking for a sweet and mostly clean small town romance with plenty of heart, this book definitely delivers. Christmas with a Cowboy brings a wild Texan and an Irish girl together at Christmastime (with a baby thrown in the mix). Decidedly low angst and with a laidback feel, this book moves at its own pace. The writing is solid and the characters are likeable (now that Maverick has cleaned up his act). Add in a baby and there are plenty of adorable moments.

The story follows Maverick, a
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader –
3.5 stars
M/F Second Chance Romance

Bridget and Maverick meet in Ireland during a trip that Maverick didn't want his grandma to take alone. Iris, Maverick's grandma, is originally from Ireland and she goes back to visit her best friend, Bridget's grandma.

However, somewhere else in Ireland is where Bridget and Maverick meet. They have an amazing night together and then part ways,
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Maverick Callahan is every bit a wild and unattainable cowboy, he is upfront with the ladies and quick to mention that he only does one night stands... no feelings or commitments for him! He doesn't have time or the patience for love, feelings, or the drama that relationships bring. Then he makes a trip to Ireland with his grandmother, and meets a woman that changes every thought he had about love. He never planned on meeting a woman quite like Bridget O'Malley, she is everything he wants, but ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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CHRISTMAS WITH A COWBOY is the fifth title in the Longhorn Canyon series and one of my favorite Modern Western Romance series by Carolyn Brown. This time we’ll get Maverick’s story and the woman who got away with his heart without even knowing it, Bridget. It seems fair since she felt the same way about Maverick and was heartbroken when he left – although she didn’t give him the means to contact her again, that was her choice. Now fate and perhaps some best friend
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Sarah
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christmas with a Cowboy
Sometimes a story doesn’t need drama or someone to be the hero. I felt like that was the case with this story. Every character was a hero in his or her own way. It was such a cute love story but also a story of belonging and finding home. I love Granny what a pistol she was so fun to read about. I really can’t wait to read Alana and Paxton’s story or should I say I hope that’s were it’s going. This book implies sex but over all the author kept it clean.

Rocky Mountain
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Jane
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas With A Cowboy will definitely put readers in a Christmas spirit while entertaining them with a sweet story about second chances, family, soulmates and recognizing a good thing when the time is right. Maverick and Bridget had one glorious night together before he and his granny Iris returned to Texas from their trip to Ireland. The couple never exchanged last names so while Maverick often thought about the lovely Irish lass he had no way of reaching out to her. A year later Iris called ...more
Living My Best Book Life
Christmas with a Cowboy was a good holiday romance read that took us all the way from Ireland to Texas. It was heartfelt and emotional at times. The characters in the story were great and made the whole story come together.

Bridget O'Malley is a born and raised Irish woman. She has lived in Ireland her whole life and never thinks she will leave. When a cowboy walks into a pub, she takes notice (as I'm sure everyone in the pub was doing). They have an instant connection and that spark leads them
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