Zack Bartell is a strong, determined Texan who knows what he wants and is willing to fight for it. What he wants most in life is Meredith Courtland and to develop his share of the family's ranching dynasty.
Meri has experienced the deep heartache of a lost love. She's emotionally wary and unwilling to risk her secure position at Bridleton by having an affair with the incredibly desirable Bartell heir, even though he's a walking, breathing temptation.
When an unidentified stalker tangles their relationship even further, Meri's volunteer work with wounded veterans helps them eliminate the threat and find their much-deserved happiness.
Strong family brings this couple together.
This is the first book I read by Becky Barker. I enjoyed it very much. Following Zack and Meri as they work out their pasts to be together kept me reading. I will be checking out more in this series as well as other books by Ms. Barker.
I received a copy of this story through Book Buzz, and this is my unsolicited review.
I just completed this book in one evening. I was so engrossed in the story that I could not put it down! Loved how it started out, the added suspense, and of course, the ending. I would consider it a contemporary, western love story. Just steamy enough without being too much.
This is a great read! You get an entertaining story set in Texas on a ranch that involves a good looking cowboy and a steamy romance. I fell in love with Zack's character. He was great!
"Zack's Ranch" by Becky Barker is book number three in the "Bridleton" series. This is Zack Bartell and Meredith Courtland's story.
Meredith (Meri) is a military widow. She works for Zack's Great Aunt Nanette (Nanna) at their family ranch. Meri also volunteers twice a month at a veterans rehab center.
Zack works in San Antonio but spends a lot of time at the family ranch. Through time Zack and Meri became friends.
Over time the chemistry and attraction between Zack and Meri continues to intensify. Meri is afraid to pursue a relationship because she doesn't want to get hurt again. Plus, Meri doesn't want anything to compromise her job at the ranch. There is an unidentified stalker that stirs things up too.
This is a great contemporary western romance. The author does a great job of incorporating a steamy romance with the mystery and suspense of the stalker. This is the first book that I have read by Becky Barker and I look forward to reading additional books by her. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.