If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan's newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas.
One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him?
Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring.
But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…
Ryan delights with the sizzling second installment of her contemporary Wild Rose Ranch series (after Dirty Little Secret). Feisty accountant Sonya Tucker was raised in the Wild Rose Ranch brothel in Nevada, and after one of her friends from the Wild Rose uses money from the brothel to invest in Austin Hubbard's Montana ranch, she hires Sonya to help out. Austin inherited the ranch from his grandfather, causing an insurmountable rift with his ruthless father, Walter, who wants the ranch for himself. Now he'd rather drink his pain away than work to maintain the place, but Sonya's determined to whip him back into shape. Though flirty Austin and no-nonsense Sonya initially butt heads, they soon develop a bond. But as they start to clear out all of the junk Austin's grandfather hoarded, Walter resorts to violence to try to stop them, hoping to keep an old family secret buried. Villainous Walter leaps off the page, making his eventual takedown that much more satisfying. Ryan's expert pacing will easily keep readers enthralled. While this can be read as a standalone, the ending has enough of a hook to make readers eager for their next visit to Montana.
Wow! What a love story. Sonya and Austin are the perfect match for each other. Ms. Ryan’s characters are so real and full of life. I couldn’t put this book down until I finished it.