A Lone Star Christmas

A Lone Star Christmas

by Justine Davis

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A Christmas in Last Stand brings unexpected gifts to two very different people...

Detective Sean Highwater may be one of the famous Highwaters, but he has always felt a half-step off because of the way his agile mind works. Only learning to focus has enabled him to not just survive, but thrive.

Elena de la Cova is from a respected and highly regarded founding family, brought up with rather stringent expectations, but right now she is a widow trying to raise a son she doesn't understand.

If Last Stand had royalty, in Sean's book it would be elegant Elena. He's willing to help her son as he had been helped, but being that close to Elena scares him to death since he's been in awe of her for years. Elena is impressed both with the way Sean gets through to her son, and with his appreciation for the Christmas customs of her culture as much as his own.

Their perceptions of each other shift, but will the passion that strikes between them be enough to overcome their perceptions of themselves?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160901732
Publisher: Tule Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Series: Texas Justice , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 155,684
File size: 544 KB

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A Lone Star Christmas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Splashesintobooks1 3 days ago
Being different doesn't mean you're wrong! Great romance :) If you enjoy contemporary romances set in a small town with a close knit community, then this is one for you to enjoy – I know I certainly did! Both the Highwater and de la Cova families are well respected founding families in Last Stand, Texas. Sean Highwater has always felt something of an oddity as he is great at solving problems and thinking things through but he tends to switch off from the world whilst he does so – his Dad used to call it going down the rabbit hole. Whilst this caused him problems at times whilst growing up, his supportive family always helped and his skills are now put to great use as a detective working in law enforcement. His tenacity and insights have helped make him one of the most successful detectives in the state, with offers to work elsewhere that he frequently declines, preferring to work under his older brother who understands his ways. He has been attracted to Elena de la Cova since he was eighteen years old, when she tried to save his father after he’d been fatally injured. He’s always thought her too good for him, so admired her from a distance. When he stops bullies attacking a boy he didn’t realise the boy is her son, nor that this intervention would change things for all three of them! This is a story helping show that being different is often misunderstood. I loved how Sean is able to explain things to both Elena and her son in ways that help them all. Having taught children with some forms of what may be generically referred to as autism it is great to see this so sympathetically portrayed, making it easy to empathise with and comprehend from all points of view. It is a moving story about changing perceptions, taking chances and love. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending it. i requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Sara Calkins 14 days ago
This series is one of my favorites that takes place in the lovable town of Last Stand. I absolutely adored this book, Detective Sean Highwater is a little different, a little insecure and carries many wounds from the past and he has long had a thing for Elena de la Cova whom has experienced hard times of her own. I love how well they mesh together and how she is able to understand Sean. I also love how the relationship built up and both characters grew individually within the relationship. Such a happy, heartwarming Christmas romance.
Deb_from_Oz 14 days ago
Detective Sean Highwater mind has always worked a little different but luckily he had a mentor who taught how to channel that mind which allowed him to excel at what he does. Now he gets the chance to mentor a boy Marcos just like he was The only problem is that the boys mother is Elena de la Cova a woman who is not only from one of the founding families of the area but also a woman he has always idolised. These two people both have preconception about the other but as a bond grows between them will they be able to let go of them and form a relationship that will last You will have to read to see
pwall55 14 days ago
A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis is the story of what was once thought to be unattainable becoming within one’s grasp. The third story in the Highwaters of Last Stand, Texas, has Detective Sean Highwater at the center. As it has been throughout the series his father’s death still plays a major role in the lives of the Highwater siblings. In this case, it is the first time Sean sees Elena de la Cova. Elena is a few years older than Sean who sees himself as too different so that he believes Elena would never give him a second thought. I am not sure about these Highwater men, they are smart, handsome, live with integrity and are loved by all but each one has a closet full of self-doubt. Perhaps that is their mother’s doing, who knows. It is something I hope is explored in future books. As for Elena she is good for Sean just as Sean is good for her. I loved her son, Marcos with his honest approach to life and situations. The story of three becoming family is full of love, loyalty and a bit of steam. The missing brother mystery is not solved but progress is made in this story. Questions are also brought to light I know their Sage needs her story but I so hope that Kane gets a full book too. Somehow the series will not seem complete to me without it. 4.5 Stars An ARC of the book was given to me by Tule Publishing which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
pwall55 14 days ago
A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis is the story of what was once thought to be unattainable becoming within one’s grasp. The third story in the Highwaters of Last Stand, Texas, has Detective Sean Highwater at the center. As it has been throughout the series his father’s death still plays a major role in the lives of the Highwater siblings. In this case, it is the first time Sean sees Elena de la Cova. Elena is a few years older than Sean who sees himself as too different so that he believes Elena would never give him a second thought. I am not sure about these Highwater men, they are smart, handsome, live with integrity and are loved by all but each one has a closet full of self-doubt. Perhaps that is their mother’s doing, who knows. It is something I hope is explored in future books. As for Elena she is good for Sean just as Sean is good for her. I loved her son, Marcos with his honest approach to life and situations. The story of three becoming family is full of love, loyalty and a bit of steam. The missing brother mystery is not solved but progress is made in this story. Questions are also brought to light I know their Sage needs her story but I so hope that Kane gets a full book too. Somehow the series will not seem complete to me without it. 4.5 Stars An ARC of the book was given to me by Tule Publishing which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
paulalala09 15 days ago
He is a famous detective whose mind works in quirky, problem solving ways. She is a single mother of a son whose mind works like his. They have a sad history over the death of his father and he views her as royalty of Last Stand and untouchable for him. In this engaging and endearing story, they join forces to help her son navigate the world and under the surface is a love they ultimately cannot deny for long. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
DebraMenard155 15 days ago
Love coming back to last Stand ,Texas and meeting more of the Highwaters .This time we meet Sean High water watching some punks from his squad car bullying a small defenseless boy who lives in his own world where nobody gets him except Sean. Love the connection between these two characters throughout the book.
Emma 15 days ago
A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis A Christmas in Last Stand brings unexpected gifts to two very different people… Detective Sean Highwater may be one of the famous Highwaters, but he has always felt a half-step off because of the way his agile mind works. Only learning to focus has enabled him to not just survive, but thrive. Elena de la Cova is from a respected and highly regarded founding family, brought up with rather stringent expectations, but right now she is a widow trying to raise a son she doesn’t understand. If Last Stand had royalty, in Sean’s book it would be elegant Elena. He’s willing to help her son as he had been helped, but being that close to Elena scares him to death since he’s been in awe of her for years. Elena is impressed both with the way Sean gets through to her son, and with his appreciation for the Christmas customs of her culture as much as his own. Their perceptions of each other shift, but will the passion that strikes between them be enough to overcome their perceptions of themselves? This is Elena de la Cova and Sean Highwater's story. “My mother loves me,” Marcos said, with certainty. “Then you’ll get through this. “Bring him on in,” Sage said. “Somebody who knows him saw what happened and told his mom, and she’s already here.” Detective Sean Highwater sat tapping his finger restlessly on the steering wheel of his unmarked police unit as he watched the people in the park. He’d been restless all day. It must have been Thanksgiving that had thrown him off. It had been so late this year, just two days before the end of the month, that he was still mentally trying to catch up now on the day after. And they were already looking at the Corbyns’ tree-trimming open house—the unofficial start of the Christmas season in Last Stand—tomorrow. He’d never liked the changing date of that holiday anyway. It offended his sense of logic, of rhythm, of pattern and progression. Most other holidays were regular, predictable, never moving from their dates. He had to deal with enough randomness—as in that of the human race—in his work, he didn’t like having to deal with it on the calendar, too. Be thankful They don’t change everything else the way They did with Washington’s birthday. If They’ll mess with George Washington just to get a long weekend, They’ll do anything. A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis is a 4 star book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Justine's Books with Tule: Whiskey River Rescue Whiskey River Series Whiskey River Runaway Whiskey River Series Whiskey River Rockstar Whiskey River Series The Lone Star Lawman Texas Justice Lone Star Nights Texas Justice A Lone Star Christmas Texas Justice
Emma 15 days ago
A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis A Christmas in Last Stand brings unexpected gifts to two very different people… Detective Sean Highwater may be one of the famous Highwaters, but he has always felt a half-step off because of the way his agile mind works. Only learning to focus has enabled him to not just survive, but thrive. Elena de la Cova is from a respected and highly regarded founding family, brought up with rather stringent expectations, but right now she is a widow trying to raise a son she doesn’t understand. If Last Stand had royalty, in Sean’s book it would be elegant Elena. He’s willing to help her son as he had been helped, but being that close to Elena scares him to death since he’s been in awe of her for years. Elena is impressed both with the way Sean gets through to her son, and with his appreciation for the Christmas customs of her culture as much as his own. Their perceptions of each other shift, but will the passion that strikes between them be enough to overcome their perceptions of themselves? This is Elena de la Cova and Sean Highwater's story. “My mother loves me,” Marcos said, with certainty. “Then you’ll get through this. “Bring him on in,” Sage said. “Somebody who knows him saw what happened and told his mom, and she’s already here.” Detective Sean Highwater sat tapping his finger restlessly on the steering wheel of his unmarked police unit as he watched the people in the park. He’d been restless all day. It must have been Thanksgiving that had thrown him off. It had been so late this year, just two days before the end of the month, that he was still mentally trying to catch up now on the day after. And they were already looking at the Corbyns’ tree-trimming open house—the unofficial start of the Christmas season in Last Stand—tomorrow. He’d never liked the changing date of that holiday anyway. It offended his sense of logic, of rhythm, of pattern and progression. Most other holidays were regular, predictable, never moving from their dates. He had to deal with enough randomness—as in that of the human race—in his work, he didn’t like having to deal with it on the calendar, too. Be thankful They don’t change everything else the way They did with Washington’s birthday. If They’ll mess with George Washington just to get a long weekend, They’ll do anything. A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis is a 4 star book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Justine's Books with Tule: Whiskey River Rescue Whiskey River Series Whiskey River Runaway Whiskey River Series Whiskey River Rockstar Whiskey River Series The Lone Star Lawman Texas Justice Lone Star Nights Texas Justice A Lone Star Christmas Texas Justice
DJTP 15 days ago
A sweet and heart-warming story of the past, coming together, family and possible romance. A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis, book three in the Texas Justice series. A great book from start to finish.
CJ37 15 days ago
Sean has always been different. Different in the way his mind works and has always had to work diligently to keep focus in order to live. For Sean, Elena is special. So special he has her on a pedestal high up like royalty. He wants to get to know her but has always avoided her due to the way his mind works. She scares him in the way she makes him feel when he's around her. Little did he know that Marcos her son is just like him. They start spending time together forming a bond. Which has Sean and Elena also spending time together finally getting a chance to possibly have a relationship. The story also has the continued search for Sean's missing brother Kane. A sweet romantic read that shows how people can be different, still thrive, connect, be accepted and become a family. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from Tule Publishing
kenoqueen15 15 days ago
I wish I could give this third book of Texas Justice Series more than five stars, it story line held me enraptured, and of course I loved the characters , I think little Marcos will capture everyone’s heart. I recommend you read this one if your an adult lover of romance. I was given an advance reader’s copy in an exchange for my honest review.
SherriBabb 15 days ago
This is the third book in this series. I loved Sean and Elena. Sean has liked her for a long time but he has kept his distance. She has no idea how he feels. Sean starts to spend time with Marco, who is her son. This puts them into closer contact then they have been before. Will Sean be able to express how he feels about her? Will Elena feel the same feelings in return? Pick it up and find out. You will not be disappointed. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.