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A Cowboy for Christmas

(Rocky Mountain Riders #6)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Come home to Topaz Falls, Colorado, where the best way to spend Christmas is in the arms of a cowboy!

When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild -- a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to
Mass Market Paperback, 1st edition, 416 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Forever
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Shelleen Toland
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
When the town's cafe burns down Darla makes a plan to have a fundraiser to help raise money to build it back up. Even adding in a bachelor auction and cowboy calendar. She wants Ty's help and his brother but then has to pretend to be his fiance when his family comes to town. Darla and Ty have been friends with benefits for awhile. She does not want a relationship because she has been a widow for 10 years and does not want to lose someone again and have her heart hurt.
Ty's brother, Rhett, is a
Robin Loves Reading
A familiar, but very enjoyable trope. A fake fiancée. Ty Forrester has always felt like second best to his parents. Although a big-time bull rider who definitely draws in the crowds, his parents have attended every game his NFL-star brother played. Ty will be hosting all of them for the holidays, but he tells them that he is engaged.

Why such a fabrication? Ty and Darla Michaels, a widow in Topaz Falls, are among the very good friends of a couple whose Café has burned down. Ty, Darla and members
Oct 19, 2019 marked it as review-copies-to-read
Recommended to Tucker by: Forever

Many thanks to Estelle at Forever for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

so many Christmas romances for me to read!!

love that for me

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Isha Coleman
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Cowboy for Christmas brings charm to chaos. Whether laughing your head off or crying your heart out, Richardson never ceases to deliver perfection. When two good-hearted people find themselves in over their heads and close to losing their hearts, it will take a bit of small town meddling to get them back on course. Darla and Ty are adorably, clueless. Caught up in the craziness, will they lose their chance at forever? Richardson blends old friends with new drama and delivers irresistible fun.
4 Stars

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Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: caro

A Cowboy for Christmas
Rocky Mountain Riders, Book #6
By Sara Richardson
ISBN: 9781538712290
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro


When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild — a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to be engaged to Ty
Debbie Lester
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Christmas is a special time of year. It seems to put everyone in the mood to be more helpful and more kind than usual. But, sometimes it’s not just the Christmas spirit. Sara Richardson explores the idea of what a person might be willing to do for a friend in need in her latest novel in the Rocky Mountain Riders series. A Cowboy for Christmas starts with a devastating fire and features everything from a fake fiancé to a bachelor auction. Can a young widow find love in the midst of more cowboys ...more
books are love
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

I loved this book. I especially love Ty. He isn’t perfect but he doesn’t say he is. He doesn’t go around flaunting his success in the rodeo and he doesn’t act like he is more than he is. He is a hardworking man who wants a quiet life. It isn’t until Darla comes into his world that he realizes he wants more. He wants someone by his side and it is Darla he wants. He doesn’t realize this until they start to fake being engaged and he gets to know her. Really
Dee/ bookworm
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
#AcowboyForChristmas #NetGalley

Really great book that shows true generosity and Christmas spirit. It also gives a really good portrayal of a broken family and how to heal. It does get really steamy in places.
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Darla Michaels is the owner of the Chocolate Therapist, a wine and chocolate bar. She's also a widow who hide her grief behind her smile because she doesn't want people to pity her. This Christmas, it'll be ten years since her husband died and everyone she knows who faced it before tell her it's one of the worst stage. But the weeks to come will bring many distractions for Darla, not so she can forget but it'll give her a chance to focus on something else. First, organize a Cowboy Christmas ...more
Living My Best Book Life
A Cowboy for Christmas is a feel-good romance about a widow letting go of her past and opening herself to love and a damaged cowboy yearning for the unconditional love from a family.

Sara Richardson wrote another great book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series. It takes place in Topaz Falls where the community is family. This is where we meet Darla Michaels and Ty Forrester.

Darla is a wine and chocolate bar owner who is great at what she does. When her friend's cafe burns down, she decides to
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the Rocky Mountain Riders series, and this addition did not disappoint!

When the beloved cafe in Topaz Falls burns down Darla is eager to come up with a plan to help her good friends rebuild the cafe. She decides on a Christmas Festival that will have a rodeo and a bachelor auction. She enlists her good friend Ty to help pull it all together. She tries to get Ty to bring his professional football playing brother to come to town and participate in the bachelor auction hoping it would help
P.e. lolo
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, christmas
A story that opens with the Topaz Falls café burning down. Darla Michaels wants to help her friends in rebuilding so she comes up with a cowboy Christmas festival, with a calendar, a cowboy auction and then a rodeo. She is looking for help from her friend and bull rider Ty Forrester for his brother Rhett is a pro football player and she knows that they will get more exposer that way. Not agreeing with her at first she finds out why and then agrees to be his fake fiancé. What no one knows and Ty ...more
Renee Entress
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Hometown Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #1)
Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #2)
Renegade Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #3)
True-Blue Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #4)
Colorado Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #5)

This is Darla and Ty’s story. Darla has a plan but in order to achieve it she is going to need Ty to act as her fake
Susan McClintock
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the sixth book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series, but can be read as a stand-alone book. Darla Michaels is a widow who is approach the ten year anniversary of her husband’s death. When her friends cafe is burned down, she decides that the community needs to work together to help them out. She enlists her friends with benefits, Ty Forrester, to raise money for them. Darla wants to have a bachelor auction with Ty and his fellow Rodeo stars, and Ty’s brother Rhett, who is in the NFL. ...more
Nicola Short
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love a Christmas story and “A Cowboy for Christmas” hit all the emotions for me. If you are in the mood for a heartwarming, feel good story Christmas story, this is the one you should go pick up. Though this is #6 in the Rocky Mountain Series, you can certainly read it as a stand alone.
The two main characters are Darla and Ty, following their sweet just can’t help but fall in love with them.
Many thanks to NetGallery, the publisher and author, Sara Richardson, for the
Laura Wollam
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet read that will have you falling in love with Ty, the cowboy, just like Darla did.
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Sara Richardson is a sweet small town romance! I couldn't put this book down, I finished it at 4am! Definitely a five read!!! I'm going to miss the Rocky mountain riders but, I enjoyed Ty and Darla's story. ...more
Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
Christmas wish for Amy : A cowboy. Actually. Ty from A Cowboy for Christmas to be more specific
Madison  Monroe
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and Christmas romance novels are even better. I have read every book in the Rocky Mountain series and for the most part, it has kept me entertained with its hot cowboys and great heart felt stories. This story is a little different because it takes place during Christmas and it jumps right in the middle of Darla and Tye's relationship. Darla and Tye have a friends with benefits type of relationship, but what happens when someone catches feelings and ...more
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
A Cowboy For Christmas is the sixth book in Sara Richardson's Rocky Mountain Riders series. If you've read the previous books, you'll enjoy catching up with the prior couples in this series. If you haven't, no problem! This one stands alone perfectly. It's a great book to help you get into the holiday spirit, which is quickly approaching.

When the popular restaurant her friends own burns to the ground close to Christmas, Darla Michaels decides to organize a Christmas cowboy festival to help them
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
This author always has a way of hooking me immediately into her stories. As much as I was enjoying this book, this one didn’t seem to hook me right away. I was invested in the story and characters and wanted to keep reading, but didn’t feel the overwhelming need to keep reading until the end. Then, a switch was flipped about the time Darla and Ty were heading to the airport to get his parents. I got so immersed in their tale I just didn’t want to put the book down.

Throughout the whole story I
Gretchen  (About That Story)
What a sweet, wonderful, heartfelt story! This is one of those stories that fills you up with goodness and makes you smile because of the genuinely nice characters. A heartwarming read for sure!

I really liked both Darla and Ty, learning about their relationship and watching their attraction grow. They had great chemistry, I felt for both of them as I learned about their pasts and was rooting for them to get together. Ty was so sweet and he had this strong, sexy cowboy vibe happening I really
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As soon as Darla Michaels hears that her friends cafe has burnt to the ground, her need to help them kicks into overdrive, and the ideas start swirling. She thinks an Cowboy Christmas Festival fundraiser might just be the perfect way to help them out, between the festival, rodeo, and a sexy cowboy calendar they are certain to stir up enough funds for a rebuild.

But she can't plan all this alone, which is where her "special friend" Ty Forrester comes into play, he knows rodeo and of course he
Jessica Figueroa
When the Farm Cafe burns down Darla comes up with the plan of helping her friend by getting a bachelor auction and a rodeo to bring in money. Thing is she needs to pretend to be engaged to her friends with benefit, Ty, so that he can bring his family and NFL player brother to draw people to coming to the festivities. Ty isn't thrilled with the arrangement but he did lie to his parents about being engaged and will tolerate his brother for the sake of a friend. They never expected for feelings to ...more
Mary Lou Hoffman
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS is the eighth book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series. This is the first book I have read from the series (and from this author) and had no problem; therefore, I can attest that this will stand-alone. On the other hand, I will start whining now that I want more! I love this wonderful group of people!

Not only is this a Christmas feel-good story – which I love – but it is also a story of recovering from unbearable loss for Darla and realizing unconditional love for Ty. Add
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I love returning to the Rocky Mountain Riders series at any point, but at Christmas, that’s a special treat for me. A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS is far more than a fake relationship romance – yeah, Ty and Darla do the fake engagement thing for their own reasons but this story is more of a getting beyond the past, the fears and moving forward toward a future that holds so much promise. Watching Darla and Ty begin to heal from the emotional events in their pasts and begin to
Jean Huber Bookmama789
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Yup I am posting about a Christmas story on Halloween! Thank you to @sararichardsonbooks @readforeverpub @netgalley for the ARC for A Christmas Cowboy by Sara Richardson!


Synopsis from the publisher: When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild – a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to be engaged to
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sara Richardson is a name I have seen before but A Cowboy for Christmas is the first I have read written by her. This story takes place in the generous community of Topaz Falls. When a café is destroyed because of fire, the community rallies to help rebuild. Darla Michaels is at the helm of the Cowboy Christmas Festival, rodeo and bachelor auction. Bull rider, Ty Forrester joins forces with her.

This is a caring community with characters that were engaging. That doesn’t mean to say that the
Gata Leitora / Cat reader
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Darla is a widow who still can't get over her husband's loss ten years ago, she has a chocolate and wine shop and has many loyal friends who believe she has already gotten over that trauma. One of them is in serious trouble after they lost their coffee to the fire and Darla came up with a plan to raise money to help them. To do this she needs that Ty, the city's single and beautiful cowboy, accepts posing for a calendar and convince his famous brother to do the same.

Problem is, Ty doesn't want
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Contemporary romance author Sara Richardson has been a communications manager, copy writer, magazine editor, and whitewater rafting guide. The day after graduating with a master’s degree in journalism, Sara realized she was too empathetic to be a journalist and starting writing her first novel instead. A lifelong fascination with true love quickly led her to the romance genre.

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