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Review by Suze
Cole longs for solitude. That's why he's leasing a farm where he can be on his own. He's finally able to do what he wants. However, this freedom doesn't take long. Taylor, the granddaughter of the farm's owner has lost her job and is homeless. She needs a place to stay and the farm is the only place she can go. While Cole loves the countryside, Taylor is a city girl. She doesn't want to stay and is looking for a fancy office job. Will they be able to get along, how much time are they forced to spend together and is it really so bad for them to be in each other's company?
Wrangling the Rancher is a wonderful romantic story. Cole is great at what he does. He loves working on a ranch, being outside is what he likes best and he enjoys his newfound freedom. His past is still bothering him though and he knows he eventually has to do something about it before he can find real happiness. Taylor enters his life at an inconvenient time, but she doesn't have a choice. She worked hard for her career and it's gone in an instant. She tries to find a job in a big city, but it's tough to be hired somewhere. She isn't a quitter and I loved her strong and resilient personality. She and Cole are constantly challenging one another and that kept the story interesting from beginning to end. They have plenty of sparks, but the situation is complex and I couldn't wait to find out where that would lead.
Jeannie Watt has chosen a fantastic rural setting for her story. I immediately fell in love with the ranch and enjoyed reading every single description of the countryside. The vivid writing makes the surroundings come to life incredibly well and I could easily picture the buildings and the land. The fact that the main characters seem to be opposites gave the story a fabulous powerful vibe and the dialogue kept making me smile. Wrangling the Rancher is dynamic, charming and very entertaining.
If you love rural romance you will definitely like Wrangling the Rancher.