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COWBOY CHRISTMAS JUBILEE is the second novel in the “Holiday, Texas” series by Dylann Crush. The novel will be available on October 30th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca.
Jinx Jacobs – the tough-as-nails biker chick – is fleeing Los Angeles and her abusive, drug-dealing ex-boyfriend when her motorcycle breaks down outside of Holiday, Texas. Stranded in the holiday obsessed small town until her motorcycle can be fixed, Jinx takes a job at the local dancehall and winds up getting drawn into the lives and various goings-on in Holiday. Deputy Cash Walker – the country boy and single dad – doesn’t know what to make of the new woman in town or the feelings that she evokes in him. What Cash does know is that Jinx – with her dyed hair, piercings, and tattoos – is not the type of woman he would normally fall for. Jinx has never had much of a family and none of her past relationships were stable. Getting drawn into Cash’s life and family leaves her longing for the family she never had and wishing for a future that she never imagined. When Jinx’s past catches up to her, she and Cash have to decide if a future together is worth it.
COWBOY CHRISTMAS JUBILEE is a great follow-up to the first novel in the series, ALL-AMERICAN COWBOY. Cash Walker is the older brother of the leading lady from ALL-AMERICAN COWBOY, and both novels take place in the small town of Holiday, Texas. Charlie and Beck, the rest of the Walker family, and some of the other characters from the first novel make frequent appearances in the second novel as well. This gives the reader a chance to catch up with the characters they met in ALL-AMERICAN COWBOY, and see how their fictional lives are progressing.
Both novels in the Holiday, Texas series are heartwarming, sexy, and funny. The characters are endearing. Jinx and Cash are both lovable characters, as is Cash’s daughter. Kenzie’s antics add extra humor to the novel, and she serves as a driving force in bringing her dad and Jinx together. The romance between Jinx and Cash is very realistic, and the novel is well plotted. I enjoyed all the holiday activities that take place in town. I also love the small town of Holiday. I wish I could take a trip to Texas to hang out with the Walkers.