Wednesday, May 29, 2013

His Reluctant Rancher

His Reluctant Rancher
by: Roxanne Snopek

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Rating: 3.5/5 Stars


The last place city girl Desiree Burke expected to find herself was living at and working on a ranch, much less butting heads with the ranch’s sexy cowboy owner, Zach Gamble. But that’s exactly where she ends up after an incident at work leads her to her best friend Rory’s doorstep. Desiree is a gifted physical therapist, and Rory knows exactly where her brand of tough love is needed the most.

Zach’s been through hell and back. A devastating car crash left his brother gone, his father paralyzed, and him with mental scars a mile wide. His survivor guilt alone makes him sure he doesn’t deserve to find love. But as Des works her way into his ranch, his family, and his life, suddenly the last person who belonged there is the only one he believes belongs…with him.


This book was a little more difficult for me to decide upon a rating and review (hence the 3.5).  I had to stew on this book for a few days, to really know how I felt about it.  I feel that depending upon your personal tastes, this book could be very good.  The book was okay, but not really what I had been expected.  There were aspects of this story that are unique and potentially enjoyable, but it just seemed a litle bit off on my personal preferences.  I kind of liked it, but I wasn't really totally won over.  I still felt this book deserved a review, because I can imagine many people really enjoying this book.

Zach was perfectly done.  His entire family was fantastic.  I love the relationship between him and his parents.  I love how much he sacrificed to ensure that his family's ranch stayed in the family.  Zach is a true hero.  I didn't care as much about Des, unfortunately.  She seemed a little too stubborn and prissy for my tastes.  I didn't like the idea that she was running away from her and being dishoenst about her qualifications.  I found it very hard for me to relate to her, which is the main reason for my rating.

Zach's sister was an interesting turn of events.  I've never read a romance where the sister hated the heroine without any real specific reasons.  I found this very interesting at first, but it started to grate on my nerves closer to the end.  I really felt that there would be a little bit more depth into why she disliked Des (other than her problems with Zach).  I feel that the idea was very unique and interesting, but it wasn't executed as well as it could have been.

Now, if you like girly city girls goin' ranch, this is definitely a book for you!

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