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This is the season for Christmas romances and Donna Alward has set hers in Cadence Creek.The Setting The entire story revolves around a Christmas Wedding but not the wedding of our two main characters The Plot Taylor Shepard has built a very successful party planning business but she is a little burned out She is hoping to rest up after the wedding.The Characters Both Taylor and Rhys are great characters Taylor is very driven and a big part of her needs to prove to her Father that she is successful However, she is beginning to think that she may be missing out on life Rhys Bullock does not want to get involved with anyone Both are very caring people and are drawn to each other Both Rhys s Mom and Taylor s Father are important to the story.Writing Donna Alward brings the story alive with her dialog and descriptions of all of the characters The romance was very well developed and filled with the tension that keeps the story going There was a great journey to Taylor and Rhys HEA She has put together a book that I had trouble putting down Truly the mark of a good writer.This is the next to last Cadence Creek book and Donna s last Harlequin Romance The last Cadence Creek book will be published in the Harlequin American Romance line.A Cadence Creek Christmas comes out in November but you can get it now at Harlequin.I received an autographed copy of A Cadence Creek Christmas from the author in return for an honest review. Taylor Sheppard, an event planner from Vancouver, made a practice to never do weddings, But had agreed to do it for her brother who had so much loss in his life and she wanted the wedding to be perfect Trouble was, it was to be in Cadence Creek, a small town where everyone knew each other and it had limited options Her brother was comfortable in any attire, but when a tall roughed man commented she made a threats to give him a cravat Since she was young, she tried to gain their dad s approval, but her brothers turned in another direction and refused to take on his company, and now he thought her silly business was just a fad Wonder what he d think if he saw her bank account She was sought after by wealthy people and after the wedding she planned to take a vacation to babysit her brother s home.Rhys Bullock knew about failure as he dad failed at everything he tried and as a kid he vowed to get far away and not fail Yet, that s exactly what he did when his company failed and he had to let his employee s go, even his girlfriend that had two kids When his brother left home and his mom wanted to buy the town diner to have a steady income, he moved back to Ruby to help her Then he was intrigued with Callum s little sister but they were from two different worlds, she was a city girl who liked designer clothes, while he was a farm boy that worked at a horse ranch and there was no chance for them. It S Christmas In Donna Alward S Cadence CreekTaylor Shepard Has Come To Cadence Creek To Organize Her Brother S Christmas Wedding Organizing Such A Special Event Might Be A Little Bit Stressful But She Can T Deny She S Swept Away By The Town S Holiday Charmand By Brooding Rancher Rhys BullockLoner Rhys Has Been Burned Far Too Many Times In The Past He S Sure He Has City Girl Taylor All Figured Out She Ll Be Hightailing It Straight Back To The City In A Few Days But As The Snow Starts To Fall, Rhys And Taylor Embark On A Tentative Winter Romance Could Taylor Be The Christmas Present Rhys Never Even Knew He Wanted Very good book Taylor has come to town to plan her brother s wedding and she s a bit stressed over it Dealing with one of the groomsmen adds stress of a different type Rhys seems to know just what buttons to push to rile her up But there is also an attraction there that she can t deny.I liked Taylor She is very good at event planning and she really wants to do a good job on her brother s wedding When some minor glitches occur and she starts to stress it s Rhys who tells her what to do to fix them Taylor is used to being independent and only counting on herself and isn t terribly appreciative at first Her attraction to him is also throwing her off kilter Besides just trying to avoid the distraction, she sees no future in it since she s headed back to the city right after Christmas Once the wedding is over and she can relax a little she finds that spending time with him is changing her priorities Taylor had also been feeling a bit burnt out from her business and was hoping to get her enthusiasm back She also feels somewhat unappreciated by her family Being in Cadence Creek gives her a different perspective The interactions between Taylor and Rhys were good I loved the way that she would react to something he d say and he d just smile because he knew he d gotten to her The time she spent with him the she fell for him, but she couldn t figure out how to make it work with her responsibility to her business I loved the way she figured it out.Rhys had come back to Cadence Creek after the death of his father to help his mom After having to close his business he is now working as a hired hand and helped his mom buy the diner where she works When he meets Taylor he thinks she a bit of a big city snob but he can t resist getting closer to her He sees her intensity when it comes to her job and it reminds him of himself He understands what she is going through His attraction to her is strong and he tries hard to ignore it I loved the way that he ends up being with her, willing to take whatever time he can get with her I liked the way that he opened up to her about his past and the effect it had on him Rhys s own insecurities had him settling for just a short time with Taylor when he really wanted her to stay I really loved the ending and seeing how ready he was to support Taylor in whatever she wanted to do. This was a pretty good book I loved the characters and their personalities The plot was good and full of fun There were sparks and banter, emotions, some steaminess, and a great HEA This was a great intro into the Cadence Creek atmosphere and I would definitely like to read the others stories A surprisingly good book Enjoy Review A Cadence Creek Christmas3 STARSA Christmas wedding sounds pretty but stressful Taylor wants to make sure her brothers wedding goes as she has planned Taylor is feeling unnoticed by her family Her father seems proud of her brothers but not much for her business of party planners Taylor wants her family to be proud of the job she does.Rhys is one of the groomsmen for the wedding He likes earning a paycheck and not owning his own business He worries about his mom and moved back to help her after his father s death Rhys does not date women from Cadence Creek so he feels that Taylor will be safe to date.The story is nice especially when things go wrong and the people of Cadence Creek step into help Their is plenty of drama, relationships with the different characters Their is some love scenes that I skipped over as Rhys Taylor decide to have a fling.It is nice to see characters from earlier stories back again fir the wedding It is a nice wedding.I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.November 5th 2013 by Harlequin Romance 256 pages ISBN 0373742665 Taylor Shepherd is organising a wedding in a cowboy town Her black cashmere sweater is a contrast with plaid shirts and jeans, and the men aren t the city guys she s used to either Then there s the bitter cold, pot roasts and timewarp decor Rural Alberta is a long way from her home in Vancouver However, this wedding is for family, so she ll put her best efforts into it, and then relax for A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS The first couple of chapters introduce characters and settings, with a lot of detail a company has shipped the wrong colour tulle and forgotten the candles I did wonder whether this wedding was a celebration of love or of one off decor Taylor is determined to see it s perfect, though country people seem relaxed Rhys Bullock, a horseman in the groom s party, is politely keen to follow the city lady around, being helpful At first she finds this annoying, but he is related to the best cook in town, and he s not bad looking.Taylor s father asks her when she s going to put that business degree to good use Her business is actually thriving, each party bringing in what she terms a boatload of cash, and she shouldn t have to justify her choices to someone who considers her work trivial Perhaps this is what drives her so hard to be a perfectionist Rhys is competent and hard working, and he knows that some men feel intimidated by smart women He just isn t one of them, and he admires Taylor But after Christmas she ll be leaving, so is there any point in pursuing a closer acquaintance Donna Alward has written a restful story, with amusing contrasts and larger than life characters for us to enjoy I did find the start slow, with several pages of chatter in a men s outfitters before moving on to internal debates about wedding decorations, none of which interested me However in a Canadian winter people are not going to go out for trail rides so we have to see them meeting in some other way Taylor is a lady who embarked on self discovery when she left Cadence Creek, and who comes home to find herself all over again and a romance. Event planner and entrepreneur Taylor takes a winter trip from Vancouver to Cadence Creek to plan her brother s wedding and spend Christmas with her family During her take charge week of wedding plans she meets rancher and business owner Rhys Taylor and Rhys both feel chemistry, but they have fun verbally sparring with each other Though they keep hurting each other s feelings through judgement and thoughtless wisecracks, something meaningful runs deep, something they both want to explore The dialogue in a Cadence creek Christmas was wonderful Taylor and Rhys joked with and snapped at each other realistically They reminded me of my husband and me when we are annoyed with each other but still feel the strong, deep undercurrent of love I also found very natural Taylor s worries, her chats with her family, and her willingness to help others in a pinch Taylor s a doer She doesn t sit around waiting for other people to do something She just takes change and gets things done I admire that in Taylor, and I like that Rhys saw through the bossiness and appreciated her hard work and efficiency, too Rhys was a little bit of a unique hero He doesn t rush in and save the day He fulfills obligations quietly He does a lot of things without explanation which confuses Taylor This reminds me of someone I know and love, so I really felt Taylor s frustration and confusion But Rhys is dependable and loyal and honest And that s just what Taylor needs The hand holding, snow falling, and cocoa sipping was all very romantic The airport scene was a terrific surprise, and the last scene at the diner was perfection Alward s characters stayed true to themselves and because of that they felt real And so did their love. This book tugs at the heartstrings of those readers including me who have left home to make a career choice and physically left their part of the world to carve out their own in another city another world But, as I know, and as this book shows our heart never leaves our family no matter where they are We re in touch by phone, email, internet these days but it s the little things we miss out on that we can never get back.So, when Taylor is shut out of her family as she hosts a rehearsal supper at the Cadence Creek diner there is one person who notices.And, thank god he does.Taylor doesn t think he s a pretty man but is attracted to him and his stability His confidence His ability to see right through her Through the bossy and the I m in charge personality she s honed in Vancouver, B.C Canada.She labels him the Big Bad Wolf And she should feel unsettled.For their love is the rock solid kind you can t pretend you have It s real It s defined It s unshakable A meeting of two worlds who don t even know the other one exists until a chance encounter And, then the chemistry kicks in This book is hot and yet full of love.Rhys is the man I know I ve been searching for This book is to be read and re read. A lovely, sweet christmas Romance.