Friday, February 3, 2017

Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan ~ Review

Source:  Received an eBook copy as part of Avon Addicts in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men

No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives without regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his.

Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known.

Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart...and it belongs to her.

Who doesn't love a good cowboy?  Sexy, hard working and just plain yummy - I'm in.  I don't read many cowboy books but I do always seem to enjoy them.  Maybe I need more cowboys in my life.

This story is about the love between friends, family and lovers coupled with the drama that can happen when some don't get what they think belongs to them.  Luna is a good person who has worked hard trying to do what's right.  She befriends an old rancher that just needs a friend.  His family is far from the friendly kind.  And when he dies and leaves her his ranch, that family is willing to take awful steps to get what they believe belongs to them.

But mostly this story is about two friends that shared a kiss and then blamed themselves for making a mistake.  They've stayed away from each other for far too long and it's time that stopped.  Wayne pushes Luna to Colt so they can forgive each other and a friendship begins that both of them needed more than either of them knew.

There is a sweet love story here intertwined between the drama that the reading of a will can cause.  And that's the part I loved the most.  It took me a while to feel these characters but when I did, I fell for them.  I loved Colt - his manners, his kindness, his patience, his consideration, his sexy mouth!  I loved Luna - her determination to do what was right and her bada$$ efforts to protect what was hers.  I hated Josh and the aunt who shall not be named with a fire and passion that had me ratting and raving at them!  I felt sorry for Uncle Harry and the two daughters.  Simon had me guessing and hoping.  So many emotions tells me the characters were real.  

The story is enjoyable if not a bit predictable.  The sweet love story is satisfying with a good balance of kissing and story progression.  The heat level is moderate with nothing really graphic.   Not a lot of concentration on the operation of a ranch but more on the people that live there.  There is a starry night and a few scary moments balancing to make a great read.

It's a great way to spend an evening cuddling with cowboys, kissing and family drama.  If that appeals to you, pick this one up for sure!


1 comment:

  1. Cowboys are yumm! I like the sound of this one. Great review!