Series: Three River Ranch #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western
Published by Entangled Bliss on August 25th 2012
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Needing a fresh start from her two-timing fiancé, Aurora McAllister answers a realtor’s ad for a guesthouse on the beautiful, serene Three River Ranch. She shows up at Three River tired, heartbroken, and with no one but her trusty Labradoodle as a companion.
Cowboy Carson Granger has enough trouble in his life without adding a woman and her dog to the mix. There’s the untamed mustang he’s prepping to release into the wild, not to mention his father’s crazy will, which stipulates that if Carson wants to fully inherit Three River, he’ll need to find a bride. Carson wants nothing to do with love and especially not a marriage of convenience. But he soon realizes Rory, and everything she represents, might just be exactly what he needs.
Sometimes love arrives on your doorstep when you least expect it…
Aurora McAllister appears to be pregnant. She has come to rent a place called Granger Lodge. She’s brought her dog Mistral along. This will be a fresh start for her. She also seems to have an affinity for people and animals. Mistral is a surprise in what she can do. It must have taken Roxanne a lot of research time just to get Rory and Mistral accurate.
Carson Granger is on his way to the ranch that he must share with his brother Mitchell. His father left an interesting stipulation in his will for the owning of the ranch. But Carson has an unexpected guest when he arrives. Carson seems to be an observant man and he seems to notice a theme going on and it makes me chuckle.
Rory meets a set of twins and they have interesting nicknames for each other. One of the twins actually works for Carson and his family. She also takes no nonsense from anyone. Her twin owns her own business. I almost wish that this book was a little longer just so I could find out more about what seems to be the problem between the two of them.
I love how Roxanne puts a very good cause into her storyline – the plight of the wild horses. She also shows the difficulty in getting funding for a cause you believe in. It takes a lot of passion as well as conviction to realize your dreams. In spending some research time of my own for this review, I found that you can actually take vacations in order to protect the wild horses and burros of this country.
Roxanne also shows the reader how sexy horseback riding can be. I’m afraid of heights but I get the impression that Carson could even get me up on a horse. Taking a vacation at a ranch just may go on my bucket list. And when I get there, I should make sure to have this book with me as well. She is also so descriptive of the animals that I almost feel like I’m there with the characters. As if I’m a part of what is going on.
Roxanne has left me hoping that she will give us more of the Granger family and the Three River Ranch. I would like to know more about the horses that Carson is so passionate about. How about Mistral and her special ability? Does Roxanne have something more in store for her? Does she have anything more in store for Rory and her special ability? And then what about Carson’s missing brother, Mitchell? I guess I will just have to wait and see. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast).
Rating: 4 flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 flames