At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men Series #1)

At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men Series #1)

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by Jennifer Ryan
     
 

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Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe

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Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next…unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be…

As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/10/2014
Ryan’s Montana Men series launch, a follow-up to the Hunted series, precisely balances romance and suspense. Heiress Ella Wolf overhears the murder of her twin sister, Lela, by their uncle, Phillip. She escapes to the family ranch in Montana, hoping to find whatever Lela had that was worth killing for. After she’s stranded in a snowstorm on the country roads, rancher Gabe Bowden rescues her. Gabe had planned his future around buying Wolf Ranch from Phillip, but he’s shocked to learn about the murder, and he admires Ella’s grit and determination to take Phillip down in the midst of her grief. As the city girl and the country boy get closer, they explore both their growing feelings and Ella’s past, searching for a way to rescue both of their lives from Phillip’s machinations. However, the realistic dangers of a Montana winter and the intensity of Ella’s quest are let down by unnecessary, manufactured romantic tension and an absurdly cartoonish villain. Agent: Eric W. Ruben. (Feb.)
Booklist
“A smart heroine, a caring hero, high stakes, and a suspenseful plot make for an entertaining read.”
Brenda Novak
“Grab onto your saddles and get ready for a fun ride! Jennifer Ryan’s AT WOLF RANCH will remind you that there’s nothing sexier than a real cowboy. It’s a winner from start to finish!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062334893
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/2015
Series:
Montana Men Series, #1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
72,845
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted series and the McBride series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn't writing a book, she's reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you'll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the tie-in to the Hunted series. I enjoyed the first half better bc the end seemed rushed...might just be me, though.
tvbaby More than 1 year ago
Another Winner... I loved it... These are the stories that stay with you after the last page.... Jennifer writes the stories of love and caring. The stories touch your heart and maybe your tear ducts. Any woman would love to meet a man like the Montana Men. I am sure you will love this story as much as I did..
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW:  This was my first book by Jennifer Ryan. At Wolf Ranch is the first book in her new Montana Men series. This was a good story. The beginning of this book is heartbreaking. But as the story goes on I learned that what you see is not always what you get. Ella is not the party girl that the world thinks she is. She is one tough cookie who is willing to do anything to find the truth. A truth that might just get her killed.  Gabe is dream in the way that all hunky yummy cowboys are. He is so amazing with Ella and the events that happen in this book.  Of course I don’t want to give anything away. But if you are looking for a new read and love cowboys, love suspense and love romance I would highly suggest you pick up a copy of At Wolf Ranch. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.  Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Edelweiss & Avon in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved Loved Loved it!! This is another great story that basically continues the Hunted series. In this book we meet Gabe Bowden (brother of Caleb)he has settled down in Montana and is seeing his dream come true as he prepares to buy Wolf Ranch. Driving home one freezing snowy night he finds Ella Wolf collapsed in the middle of the road. Little did he know his whole world would change with this discovery. This is a great story and a book everyone who loves hot cowboys will want on their must read list. I highly recommend it.
livzletlivz More than 1 year ago
Call me biased, but in my opinion Jennifer Ryan writes one of the most romantic suspense stories that I’ve ever read. “The Hunted Series” is always going to be my chicken soup for the soul, having lost count of the number of times I’ve read that series. For the uninitiated, The Montana Men Series takes us to the Bowden brothers, Gabe, Blake and Dane, the brothers of Caleb (married to Summer Turner) from The Hunted Series, and yes Caleb and Summer have their own story (All I Want For Christmas Is A Cowboy). I love when the stories have cross over characters from various books. And the Montana Men Series is set before the Hunted Series. Running away from New York after witnessing the murder of her twin sister, millionaire Ella Wolf ends up on the snowy roads of Montana, bruised and injured, trying to get to her family ranch, leaving behind an evil uncle trying to kill her. Ella ends up in Gabe’s arms as he rescues her from dying and takes her into his protective folds. Her only goal is to bring justice to her sister and put her uncle behind bars forever. Gabe Bowden is starting fresh after his injuries at rodeo circuit, and ends up buying Wolf Ranch to run his cattle breeding business. Meeting Ella and realizing that his business plans are going down the drain, doesn’t deter the sparks of attraction that flare between Ella and Gabe. As Gabe learns the truth about Ella, he stands by her to help and support despite him losing his money to her evil Uncle. Jennifer Ryan’s heroines are just pure sassy, kick-ass and courageous to the core. And her heroes are not any less alphas, protective and supportive of their women. Her romances have just the right blend of love and danger. Every single story of hers leaves me with renewed hope and warmth, that every evil person is balanced by at least four good people. There are people like Gabe and Ella, who have empathy and compassion for others, helpful and hearts as big as the Montana skies with immense love and trust. “At Wolf Ranch” (Montana Men, Book 1) is another brilliant story steeped with love and passion, laced with secrets and danger, touched with warmth and trust, a perfect fusion of suspense and charm captivating the hearts of the readers. Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.  
Hungry_Reader1 More than 1 year ago
I love Jennifer Ryan and am so excited about this Montana Men series! When Ella Wolf witnesses her twin sister's murder, she runs to the family ranch in Montana to find the secret that will save her (because she knows she's next). Instead she finds a sexy as heck rancher with his own agenda. Jennifer Ryan writes such strong heroines and alpha heroes and doesn't disappoint here. She kept me on the edge of my seat until the satisfying final pages. Can't wait for WHEN IT'S RIGHT next month!
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Not my kind of book.
Laurie_K More than 1 year ago
This my first book I've read by Jennifer Ryan. Riveting suspense, sultry romance between Gabe and Ella, and a lively look into family loyalties and schemes-At Wolf Ranch is a treat for any reader to devour. I'm glad I gave Ryan's book a chance. I'm looking forward to continuing the series. Laurie Kozlowski bookescapereviews.wordpress.com
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Nothing exciting, just average story.
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PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
What a great story! What a strong woman! What an evil man! And what a hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot, sweet and good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and characters - it certainly did NOT need all the sex details. I would havevgiven it a 5 STAR, but had to skip pages ar a time to get back to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
265 pages. A really cute book but I could have done without the srx datails.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Love Jennifer Ryan's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J. Ryan is a good writer...the plot is good..they could hav been more open with their feelings than what they were...liked Gabe and was sorry he couldnt feel secure with ella until the end of story...if ella was as intelligent as story says then she should have been clearer with her intentions. I guess i just couldnt connect with ella somehow. Love the mcbride series however.
krb45 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable - gotta love a macho cowboy!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this story, it was well written and loved Ella & Gabe. It was nice J.R. brought Sam from her earlier book back into this one and kinda gave us an update on his life. So happy I can start #2 in this new series right now!