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The Holiday GiftA Cold Creek NoelCelebrate Christmas GiftA Cold PDF #203 with The Cowboys of Cold Creek Bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you a new story in her popular series All widowed rancher Faith Dustin wants The Holiday eBook #191 is a uiet Christmas with her two kids and her best friend cowboy Chase Brannon Until he kisses her. This is third in the Nichols sisters stories and we've seen Faith and Chase in all of them So read those first And then skip this one because the story in your head is almost certainly better than this one turned out to beI couldn't get past the first few chapters before I just had to stop Mostly it's because Faith is a one note moron and you could see that her entire conflict was going to be one huge I don't want anything to change ever again Which is a monster case of negative motivation that has little support and flies in the face of her obvious care for Chase In the three chapters so far she has actively put him off and is one big case of fear and denial So not attractive I followed up with minor skimming and checking reviews and it looks like that truly is her entire dealAnd it doesn't help that Chase is a huge wienie He knows he's in love and has been for than a decade And yes he did a good job putting it behind him during her marriage All very admirable But he's been a doormat for two whole books now and I was hoping he'd be than the man on deck He's pathetic is what I'm saying And Thayne can lampshade that by having him think that sure makes me sound weak but the thing is that it totally does and no amount of lampshade is going to work without some fancy footwork to counter the obvious I dunno maybe I just don't like the guy who pines thing but that's pretty much Chase's entire schtick I mean if he can't get her to take him seriously with the entire Nichols extended clan pinch hitting for him maybe it's time to look for greener pasturesSo yeah I'm so not interested in 100 pages of this same refrain Negative Motivations I kind of hate that the term negative motivation isn't widespread yet Since it isn't I'm going to save off this little jag to append to my reviews that feature the term Jennifer Crusie blogged about it a bit back and it changed how I understand story The problem with the term is that if you've never heard it before you'd assume it meant motivations that are harmful or immoral Not so What it refers to is motivations not to do something The thing is that many of us are motivated to not do things for a lot of different perfectly valid and reasonable reasons The problem is that in a story motivations to not do things are a huge drag on the plot—particularly considering the fact that most negative motivations are overcome by the character simply deciding they don't care any or rather that they do care and are now motivated to do the thing So not only do you have a counter to action but you also have a situation where to overcome it all a character has to do is change their mind Which means eventually the reader is rooting for the character to get over himherself already and do the thing we want them to do Conflict drives story Conflict between a reader and a main character drives readers away from story

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The Holiday GiftA Cold Creek Noel Read & Download Ë 0 Ë [Reading] ➯ The Holiday GiftA Cold Creek Noel ➷ RaeAnne Thayne – Celebrate Christmas with The Cowboys of Cold Creek Bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you a new story in her popular series All widowed rancher Faith Dustin Under the mistletoe Chase lost his chance with Faith years Holiday GiftA Cold MOBI #9734 ago he won't blow this one But he'll need all the magic of the season and two matchmaking kids to unwrap a second chance at love Included in this book a holiday favorite from The Cowboys of Cold Creek series A Cold Creek. I read this in about 3 hours yesterday afternoon because apparently it was a RaeAnne Thayne kind of weekend This was a short sweet no nonense read and though I could see how some readers might be frustrated by Faith I mostly found the reasons for her reluctance acceptable so I wasn't much bothered by it

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Noel After a devastating tragedy Caidy Bowman wants only to hide out on her ranch Then widowed veterinarian Ben Caldwell arrives in Pine Gulch for the holidays with his two children For the first time he's got hope for the future Their future if he can convince Caidy that Christmas is the season for miracles. I'll round this one up to 4 stars just because these are both such sweet holiday storiesIn the Holiday Gift I was a little frustrated with Faith's pushing away her close friend of many years Chase because she was too blind to see he was in love with her But of course in the end their love won out and Faith came to her sensesI enjoyed A Cold Creek Noel a little I really liked the characters of Caidy and new Veterinarian in town Ben Caldwell After a rough first meeting where neither had a very good opinion of the other their relationship and their discovering things about each other played out nicely against the events of the holiday season I've said this of every RaeAnne Thayne book I've read her stories and characters just make you feel warm and cozy as you read them and I'm always pleased with her books