A COWBOY CHRISTMAS
A COWBOY CHRISTMAS (3) by Marin Thomas: In "A Christmas Baby," it's nearly Christmas when Cassidy Ortiz tells Logan Taylor their one-night stand resulted in a baby she knew Logan wouldn't want any more than he wanted Cassidy. But Logan's still grieving the loss of his wife and the baby she was carrying. Logan and Cassidy strike sparks even when they aren't trying, but Logan's reversal is too abrupt. Thomas' second story, "Marry Me, Cowboy" has Fletcher McFadden realizing his divorce from his cheating wife caused a lot of emotional turmoil in his son Danny. When Fletcher runs into the high school sweetheart whose heart he broke, Darla Baker, the attraction is still there. But Danny's hostility creates a wedge, and Darla isn't sure she can forget the past and settle into life on the ranch. Fletcher and Darla are charming, but that's not enough to make this erratic storyline palatable. In both, Thomas jams too much information into too little space. She'd have been better off doing these books as stand-alones.