Retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell thinks he's buying a quiet little ranch near the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas. Near his family but far enough away that he can enjoy the peace, quiet and solitude after two tours in the Middle East. What Finn gets is a ranch right smack dab in the middle of two feuding Burnt Boot founding families whose shenanigans are always causing some uproar, a foul mouthed parrot, a tiny dog, an interfering bossy grandma and her busybody friends from town, and a ranch hand who hates ranching and her nephew who are trying to avoid witness protection. Not exactly the quiet and solitude Finn had in mind.
Callie Brewster and her nephew Martin turn to Finn in an effort to avoid being put into the witness protection program. Though Callie hasn't seen Finn since they had been discharged from the Army, Callie had been Finn's spotter and now she needs his help. Martin is the only witness to a murder and is in danger until he can testify at trial. Finn's ranch in nowhere Texas is the perfect place to hide. Little does she know that her feelings for Finn will be so difficult to reign in and she must remember that Martin is her first priority since she took custody of him when her sister died.
As Callie and Finn rediscover their friendship and perhaps some long buried romantic feelings and the family feud heats up in Burnt Boot along with the Christmas season. Cowboy Boots for Christmas is a fun and funny story highlighting small town ranching life. Readers of Janet Evanovich, Lisa Lutz and Sophie Kinsella will enjoy the humor and fun characters.