Title: Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside
Author: Katherine Garbera
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group
Publication Date: November 7, 2014
Page Count: 165
My rating: 3 star
About the book:
Photo journalist Trey Scott comes back to Marietta for Christmas, only to find no one home… except for the enchanting Lucy DeMarco. Although Lucy isn’t crazy about the holidays, Trey does his best to restore her enthusiasm, starting with nestling her snug in his bed. But if he’s only in town until New Year’s…Photo journalist Trey Scott comes back to Marietta for Christmas, only to find no one home… except for the enchanting Lucy DeMarco. Although Lucy isn’t crazy about the holidays, Trey does his best to restore her enthusiasm, starting with nestling her snug in his bed. But if he’s only in town until New Year’s…
Ah yes, it isn’t the Christmas season unless I sneak in a few contemporary romance titles that take place in my favorite fictional town of Marietta, MT. This charming little town is the setting for many books in many different series and I’m always a sucker for taking a trip back there for a few hours with each book I come across.
Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside by Katherine Garbera is the fourth book of the A Marietta Christmas series and the fourth book of the Scott Brothers of Montana series. Each book in the series features a new romance so all of them can be read and understood as a standalone story if choosing to do so. Any Marietta book though is sure to mention towns folk that you may have come across before.
Trey Scott is a photographer that is used to spending his time bouncing from one place to another without settling down and Lucy DeMarco has just gotten some news that has caused her to question her life. Both Lucy and Trey have come to Marietta for very different reasons with neither looking for love but when trapped together they find themselves falling quickly.
Obviously my big draw to this book is the setting and as usual that does not disappoint at all. Lucy and Trey though were just alright characters to me, I didn’t find myself overly drawn to them or their happiness as every thing felt a bit rushed in this novella. I particularly had more trouble figuring out Lucy with her view on her “real” parents via finding she’s adopted, my mother is adopted and believe me her adoptive parents are our “real” family so I was a little turned off by the whole adoption angle in here. Overall though I will always love visiting this small town and it’s residents.
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About the author:
Katherine Garbera is the USA Today best-selling author of more than 90 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who’ll listen.
Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn’t in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.
She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club–yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.
Her books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10)