Monday, June 12, 2017

The Rancher and the City Girl by Joya Ryan

Title: The Rancher and the City Girl
Author: Joya Ryan
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Tempting the Rancher #1
Main Characters: Tripp and Charlotte
Release Date: June 2017
Publisher: Entangled
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Rancher and single father Tripp Montgomery is a master at French braiding and princess tea parties. He’s also the most eligible bachelor in Cheyenne, Wyoming. So when he stumbles upon a flashy, sexy city girl, he knows two things: 1) she’s a walking disaster, and 2) he needs to stay far, far away. 

But she needs him more than he wants to admit…

Charlotte Gram knows what it’s like not to be wanted. She’s in Cheyenne for the summer to help her grandmother heal after surgery, but the farmhouse “chores” are proving much harder than she thought. If her day couldn’t get any worse, the sexiest man she’s ever seen strolls up to save the day...

...and he definitely doesn’t seem happy about it.

My Review:
This story was actually pretty fun. I wasn't sure going into it, but I adore the setup (which means I'm anxiously awaiting the next two books in the series). Grace's mom abandoned her and Tripp when Gracie was just a baby. As a result, his two best friends, Bo and Cash, moved onto his ranch with him to help them. The other integral part of this tiny family was the grandmother who owns the farm next door that kept all the bachelors on track with how to raise a little girl. 

This is where Charlotte comes in...Charlie. She's the real granddaughter of the grandmother next door. While she's a city girl through and through, she's come to Cheyenne temporarily while grandma has ankle surgery. Charlie is a graphic designer so her work can travel...and if her elderly grandmother can manage the farm, then Charlie is certainly up to the challenge. She has YouTube for anything she doesn't know how to do. 

The thing is...Tripp is never planning to get involved with a woman again. Been there...done that...has the scarred heart to prove it. So he's out on the town and meets tourist Charlie. She's here temporarily...that's perfect for him. He just needs to blow off some steam and Charlie is all for the one night, too. So, surprise when the two meet at Grandma's farm the next day.

I loved that Tripp's first priority is his daughter Grace. He doesn't want her anywhere near Charlie, because Charlie is easy to like and then she'll be gone, leaving Grace heartbroken. You gotta love single fathers and this book features three gorgeous guys who are wrapped around this little girl's finger. Seriously, there were swoon-worthy moments on almost every page. And Charlie was great, too. She's seriously out of her element here, but she never lets that get her down. 

I just really, really liked this one and am really anxious to get Bo and Cash's stories. It's a great start to what promises to be a fabulous series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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