ARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
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?
This is a previously released novella by Christine Feehan. It's a Christmas story with a paranormal twist. Cole Steele has a murky past at least that's how everyone in town sees it. Since they don't know much they make up stuff about him and none of it's good. He has no problem with the rumors though. He doesn't want people to know anything about him. His fathers death brings him back to to the ranch he grew up on and where he suffered at the hands of his overbearing father. Only thing is he finds he has a younger brother who apparently also suffered the same evilness from his father. Then he meets Maia Armstrong a traveling veterinarian who is filling in the area. Something about her draws him. For Maia's part she always had an affinity with animals and for some reason they have a way of talking to her and that aids her in her work. After a horse is seriously injured on Cole's ranch she goes to the ranch with him to find herself snowed in with the two brothers and possibly a killer. I liked this one the first time i read it several years ago. Cole is this brooding mysterious man who is also damaged by a controlling mean father. Having gotten away from him years ago he's brought back after he's murdered to find out his has a brother. Since the two brother have their father in common in more ways than one they work at bonding and getting past the damage their father did. In the meantime Maia's secrets are slowly revealed to Cole and instead of having to run she finds Cole just might understand her and maybe she can quit running. Love those alpha men that are gruff but down deep they have beautiful hearts!
Find out more about this book and Christine Feehan here www.christinefeehan.com