For the hardworking folks of Morgantown, home really is where the heart is. But sometimes it takes leaving for a while to figure that out . . .
Kaiden Miller may be the family jokester, but he takes his work on their ranch very seriously. And as a sought-after master carpenter to boot, he’s busier than ever. Still, when he’s asked to renovate the neighboring ranch, he’s more than willing. The owner, Juan Garcia, is ailing, and Kaiden expects to find the property pretty run down. He doesn’t expect to find his old nemesis—Juan’s daughter,
Julia—overseeing his work . . .
Julia’s not sure why Kaiden never liked her. But if working with him makes life easier for her father, so be it. Yet to her surprise, not only is Kaiden great with her father, he’s great with her too. As the weeks pass, it becomes harder to ignore their simmering attraction. And when Julia’s boss turns up with a sweet deal, both she and Kaiden will have to decide where their loyalties—and their hearts—lie . . .
Praise for The Rancher’s Redemption
“Readers will be gratified by this feel-good love story.”
“Those who love family drama, redemption stories, and satisfying romance all rolled into one will want this title.”
Pearce's enticing fourth Millers of Morgan Valley romance (after The Rebellious Rancher) highlights the relationship between a small-town cowboy and a big-city attorney. San Francisco lawyer Julia Garcia returns home to Morgan Valley, Calif., to help care for her father, Juan, whose multiple sclerosis is worsening. There she becomes reacquainted with Kaiden Miller, her brother's childhood friend and the rancher/carpenter hired to remodel her father's ranch. Their mutual attraction is undeniable, but good-natured Kaiden, who uses humor as a coping mechanism to deal with his mercurial father, worries that Julia will return to San Francisco and leave him in the lurch. Meanwhile, Julia's brother, Miguel, teams up with Julia's work rival to convince Juan to sell his ranch and when the scheme comes to light, it creates a rift between Julia and Kaiden just as their relationship is blossoming. Pearce effortlessly draws readers in to Kaiden and Julia's romance, using the characters' shared past to ease their transition from friends to lovers. Series fans will be entranced. \n
I am a huge fan of this author but this book left me flat. It was a predictable love story between old friends who grew up and lived in the same place, went to school together, had time apart and were brought back together through circumstance. There were similarities in their families, the mothers had left and both fathers were ill but they failed to understand each other. I did read through to the end and the story picked up in the last chapters. Not enough though to encourage me to buy the next book which personally I feel is too expensive.