Fake Fiance, Real Revenge: A Three River Ranch Novel [NOOK Book]

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This cowboy doesn't know what he's in for...

Real-estate tycoon Mitchell Granger has a problem. In order to secure a lucrative deal with an eccentric client, he told the teeny white lie that he was engaged…and now he needs to prove it. Even worse? The only name that came to mind was Sabrina Becker, the girl he was never good enough for growing up, and who still lives near ...
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Fake Fiance, Real Revenge: A Three River Ranch Novel

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Overview


This cowboy doesn't know what he's in for...

Real-estate tycoon Mitchell Granger has a problem. In order to secure a lucrative deal with an eccentric client, he told the teeny white lie that he was engaged…and now he needs to prove it. Even worse? The only name that came to mind was Sabrina Becker, the girl he was never good enough for growing up, and who still lives near his family ranch.

Sabrina doesn’t mind posing as Mitch’s fake fiancée—no, she doesn’t mind at all. One, she’ll make him pay with new construction for her business. And two, Sabrina’s got a plan to exact revenge on her first love, the boy who left her and Three River Ranch behind. She’ll pretend so well, he’ll fall in love with her…and then he’ll get a taste of what true heartbreak feels like.

But as Mitch sheds his corporate skin and picks up his dusty jeans and cowboy hat, will both his and Sabrina’s grand plans get derailed by love?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622661015
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/12/2013
  • Series: Entangled Bliss
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 55,997
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Roxanne Snopek is an award-winning Canadian freelance writer. Her articles and essays have been published widely, from local newspapers and national newspapers to magazines such as Woman's World and Reader's Digest. Her personal essays have traveled much farther than she has, and have been translated into over a dozen languages.

She's also the author of several non-fiction books, all centering on the human-animal bond. Although she's now focusing on fiction, her work always ends up with animals in it, somehow. She likes it that way.

Although Roxanne is a bit of a hermit in real life, you can learn more about her:

at her website: www.roxannesnopek.ca

on Twitter @RoxanneSnopek

and Facebook: RoxanneSnopekAuthor.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    You can take the man out of the ranch, but never the ranch out o

    You can take the man out of the ranch, but never the ranch out of the man.


    Lutherton is one of my favourite places on literary earth. Our third outing to the ranch has all the characters we love plus new ones, a captivating storyline, humour, touching moments, romance and drama. It's a wonderful addition to the series.

    Mitchell Granger, ahhhh Mitch (that's my appreciative sigh). I feel I have cheated on Carson and Zach. The man is like an easter egg; crack through the exterior and you discover the hidden treats. Sexy, stubborn, defensive, witty and proof that foot and mouth isn't just limited to the animal variety, he's also vulnerable and a ranch-outsider having fled 10 years previously. Sabrina, who we met in the first book, is Rory's fabulous flirty and funny best-friend, with an absolute heart of gold that remains secretly shattered after her childhood sweetheart abandoned her. So, two ex-lovers, one month and one lie to benefit both sides. Redemption or revenge?

    I loved every page (except the last one; didn't want it to end). I laughed, I swooned, I fell utterly in love and my heartstrings were well and truly pulled. In fact tears threatened. With plenty of emotion, banter, flirting and sexual tension, there was never a dull moment and this is my favourite book so far. Would I recommend? Without a doubt, it deserves every star and I can't wait for #4.

    I received a copy of this book as an ARC from the publisher for an honest and unbiased opinion

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Love a tortured cowboy!

    Love a tortured cowboy!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2013

    I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book with readi

    I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book with reading the blurb. I will say that I was pleasantly and happily surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked it so much that I got the first two and I'm pretty excited for the fourth one to come out. I found myself laughing at a lot of scenes throughout this book.

    This story starts out with Mitch trying to attain a new client; Della Fontaine. And let me tell you Della is a snarky sneaky and crazy speaks her mind kind of "old" woman. She cracks me up for most of the book. However, if Mitch lands this job for her then it opens his company up to new clients and sets him up for life. So the deal is pretty HUGE. Della tries to hook Mitch up with her step-daughter Paris, so instead of seeing her for the night or somehow being polite about the whole situation, what does Mitch do? Oh, it's very nice to meet you and I'd love to take you out sometime, however I'm engaged. Ohhh and not just to any girl, ohhh no, he says that he's engaged to Sabrina, his ex-girlfriend from way back when who he pretty much left when he left home. And of course Della can't leave things alone....so ohhh let's go meet the woman your engaged to. YEY road trip.....or flight trip. Ohhh and did I mention that Mitch and his brother aren't exactly on the best of terms so this should be a great return trip home.

    Mitch makes sure when he gets back he talks to Sabrina about what slip of the tongue happened and pretty much bribes her. If she will help him pull this off he will help with her business/clinic and help expand it, which she truly needs funds for. For Sabrina she is all for this idea because she wants to get revenge on Mitch for breaking her heart all those years ago and of course the famous "Stupid Y chromosome".

    So Mitch and Sabrina begin this "fake engagement" and I find the whole situation comical because both Mitch and Sabrina still have feelings for each other. And Sabrina plays her role up amazingly....almost too amazingly. Add Della to the mix and awkwardness and funny odd sharings begin. However, the best part of this whole relationship is when Mitch tells Bliss (who is like a mother to him and has been on the ranch for forever). Bliss is a woman to be reckoned with. She reminds me of my grandmother and one of those women who do not put up with crap and see right into your soul the to heart of things and ohhh they know when you're lying. One quote that stuck out to me that Bliss told Mitch was, "If I see that girl shed one single tear because of you, a plague of biblical proportions will descend upon your head." See not someone you want to mess with.

    And of course watching Mitch interact with his brother Carson is.....interesting. These two really kind of struggle with a relationship and if it wasn't for Carson's wife Rory they may not even have the struggling relationship that they have. I love that Carson is completely involved with saving Mustangs and rescuing them. The horses part of this book is really amazing and I love it!!! This book just makes me want to pick up and move out west and start over at a ranch and meet me some real authentic kind of cowboy and fall happily in love.

    Another memorable moment is when Sabrina is helping a mother give birth to her baby and Mitch happens to drop by and ahhh poor dad isn't doing all that well with the birth. "What's happening?" the father said, blinking. "Looks like you're having a baby, Dan Gardener." Mitch punched him in the shoulder. "Congratulations! Now, on your feet soldier. Your woman needs you." heheh I find this funny.

    Anyways back to Mitch and Sabrina. So these two pull off being a couple quite well, so well in fact that the two of them are confused about whats real and what's fake. And that is what the book answers for the reader. Will Mitch and Sabrina actually become a couple?

    This book truly is a great short romantic weekend read. I definitely recommend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2013

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    These small town romances from Entangled Publishing's Bliss line

    These small town romances from Entangled Publishing's Bliss line are really starting to grow on me with each one I read. Roxanne Snopek's Three River Ranch novel was another delightful read from that line.

    We are first introduced to Mitch because it is ultimately his decision that serves as the catalyst for this story. At first glance, he's a successful businessman who has everything he could possibly want or need. But a little white lie backfires on him, leading him right back to the one woman who knew all about his humble beginnings.

    I really liked Sabrina, although I did have a bit of a love/dislike relationship with her throughout the story. When she wasn't thinking about her plan for revenge, she was actually a really nice and compassionate individual. At first I was on board with her plan for a little payback on Mitch, but that quickly changed as soon as his history was revealed. She knew just how difficult his childhood had been between his father and his dyslexia. Even she acknowledged that they were too young to have dealt with things maturely. So when she had thoughts of feeling a little sorry for him one minute only to emphasize her need for revenge the next, she came across as...the bad guy. I think the revenge plan would have worked for me had she not been the kind person at heart as she was portrayed, or perhaps if Mitch hadn't had so many tough issues in his past that just screamed for sympathy.

    Mitch was such a sweet character. He perceived himself as a loser back in the day, and he seemed to think the rest of the town saw him the same way. He wanted to be a success not just for himself but because he felt he had something to prove. I liked his character arc which exposed his vulnerabilities and insecurities, but he overcame them with support from his family and Sabrina.

    I enjoyed this story a lot. Neither the story nor their connection felt rushed because of their history. Even though I didn't buy every nuance of Sabrina's character, I liked that she didn't approach Mitch with snark or animosity. With the added years of maturity under their belts, I liked their relationship in the present more than their past one. It was well written and the dialogue flowed naturally. I would definitely read more stories by this author.

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

    I was offered an ARC of this book by Entangled in exchange for a

    I was offered an ARC of this book by Entangled in exchange for an honest review which was great for me since I was stalking the authors page looking for release date updates. Once I start a series, I read all of them. I originally ignored Amazon's recommendation of Three River Ranch. It wasn't until His Reluctant Rancher popped up on the list that I took notice. My O.C.D. made me start with the first book and I've been hooked since although you could read this as a stand alone.

    The book starts out with Mitchell Granger, the brother of Carson Granger in book 1. In Three River Ranch Mitchell was vaguely mentioned as the brother who left town. You don't get any info other than that the brothers aren't close at all. Mitchell left long ago to make something of himself so he could show everyone in town. He's done it, but still isn't happy. While trying to win a contract from an old rich lady, he gets the feeling that she's attempting to make a match with him and her step-daughter by telling her he's off the market.

    Sabrina, who was the first woman Mitchell could think of, was still living in the town that Mitchell left. She was Rory's midwife in The River Ranch. She runs a birthing center in need of many upgrades. She see's Mitchell's proposition as the key to getting the upgrades and a little revenge for his leaving her so many years ago.

    Out of the 3 books so far, I think this one was the best. To me, this book went much deeper than the previous two. There were so many different layers to it with all the side characters and each other their intertwined stories. Now it looks like I'll be back to stalking the author's website to find out about the next book in the series "The Forbidden Rancher".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Another hit

    Loved this story a lot, I would recommend the entire series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2013

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    This is what second chances are all about

    Reviewed by Kim
    for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

    I have to admit I was really looking forward to reading this book. I’ve LOVED the Three River Ranch series so far. Unfortunately, I didn’t fall in love with these characters like I did in the other books. But with that being said, Fake Fiance, Real Revenge was a good read. While you don’t have to read the other two books in this series, if you have, then you are definitely in for a treat because the two previous couples are mentioned a lot and Bliss is around to just make you laugh and pass out wisdom.

    Mitchell Granger is the oldest brother of Carson Granger, the hero from Three River Ranch. Sabrina Becker is the town mid-wife and best friend of Rory Granger, Carson’s wife. Mitch and Sabrina share a history together. They were highschool sweethearts. Mitch had a rough time at home after the death of his mother. He had issues with school and acted out a lot. Sabrina was the “good girl”. She saw who Mitch was beyond all of his issues. Feeling trapped by his father’s hard handedness and feelings of not being good enough, Mitch was anxious to leave town. Sabrina, not wanting to make Mitch feel as if she was tying him down, gave him his walking papers that he was more than willing to take.

    Now ten years later, Mitch is a success in his own right, though he still sees himself as not being good enough. Mitch is on the verge of making a deal of a lifetime that will put his company on the map more than it already is. The only problem is that his client, Della Fontaine wants to set him up with her twenty-year-old daughter. Thinking fast on his feet, Mitch tells Della that he’s engaged and the first name that pops out of his mouth is Sabrina. Now, Della wants to visit Mitch’s hometown of Lutherton, Montana and meet his fiance.

    Mitch and Sabrina come to an agreement that she will pretend to be his fiance in exchange for him expanding her medical facility. Unbeknownst to Mitch, Sabrina has a plan to make him fall in love with her so she can rip his heart out just like he did hers ten years previously. The only problem is...it seems these two have some unresolved feelings for each other.

    Sabrina is a woman who tries to be tough but she isn’t. Immediately upon seeing Mitch, she’s fighting a losing battle. She has her demons that she wants to blame on Mitch. Some that he really doesn’t know anything about. I loved that Mitch is such a good guy and he doesn’t even see it. Over the course of this book, not only does he heal his relationship with Carson but he also learns that the only person keeping him away from Three Rivers Ranch and his hometown is him. When the chips are down, Mitch pulls out all the stops to make things right.

    There are a couple of things I love about Roxanne and her books.. 1) The humor and dialogue she puts into her books and 2) Even when I’m not totally and completely connecting with the characters, she manages to still grip me and make me want to read the story. This is truly a story of what second chances and forgiveness is all about.

    Source: Publisher

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  • Posted August 14, 2013

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    In Fake Fiancé, Real Revenge by Roxanne Snopek, Mitchell Granger

    In Fake Fiancé, Real Revenge by Roxanne Snopek, Mitchell Granger has come a long way from the boy not good enough he used to be growing up, now he is a real-estate tycoon. But he has run into a glitch, when an eccentric client wants him to date her stepdaughter he told her a teeny white lie. That he was engaged and the only name that came to mind was Sabrina Becker the girl he was never good enough for no matter how much he loved her.

    Sabrina doesn’t mind posing as Mitch’s fake fiancé, not only because he will pay for the construction of the changes she needs in her clinic, but also because she has never forgiven him for leaving her and now she has her chance at revenge. She wants him to feel the heartbreak she felt when he left her behind and for that she will make him fall in love and then break his heart.

    But life doesn’t always go as planned as both Mitch and Sabrina will discover soon enough. The chemistry they had never died and the attraction is inevitable. Not only that, their conscience will not be silent when their heart knows what really is worth fighting for and what should be left behind and the decisions they thought were for the best will be put to the test between having true love and family or having revenge and success.

    If you read the previous books by Roxanne Snopek you may have seen Sabrina and Mitch for a little while when Rory organized her party and invited Mitch, Carson’s brother, back to Three River Ranch after a long time away. I know I wondered why he was so apart from the rest of the town and his family, and thankfully in this book we get to know the truth behind Mitch’s story and why he left his hometown.

    This is another great book by Roxanne Snopek and I truly recommend it. It is fun, entertaining and sweet, it will break your heart and it will make you smile with the actions of these two broken souls that can only make each other complete.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

    I am such a sucker for the sweet romance that can be found in an

    I am such a sucker for the sweet romance that can be found in any Bliss book. Fake Fiancé, Real Revenge did not disappoint me in the slightest. I just love a good romance, especially if a cowboy is involved. However, this is book #3 in the Three River Ranch series, but it works well as a standalone. I do wish I would have read the first two beforehand, but now I plan on going back and reading all three of the Three River Ranch books. This book was so easy to get lost in and forget how late it was, which happened to me both nights I curled up in bed with it. I can honestly say now that after finishing it, I really want more of Mitch and Sabrina. I just loved them and could feel their chemistry throughout the book. There were times where Mitch ticked me off, but I was quickly reminded that he had some difficulties growing up and he was learning and growing from those experiences. It was real obvious how much he cared for his friends and family and especially Sabrina. As for Sabrina, she just screamed sweetheart and it was evident how crazy she was for Mitch after all these years. I loved that they were able to grow together and overcome some difficult times that they have abandoned and tried to forget.
    This whole book was just fun loving and  romantic. I love to read these books because they are quick, easy, and so so romantic. If you haven’t read a Bliss book yet, you need to! There are so many great ones and this one is definitely one of them!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 12, 2013

      

      

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    This is a fabulous story showing us that it is possible to go ho

    This is a fabulous story showing us that it is possible to go home again. We finally get to know Mitch and all his reasons for leaving! It's wonderfully written with all the great quirky characters we've come to love. Highly recommended read.

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  • Posted September 27, 2013

    Fake Fiance, Real Revenge is the third book in the Three River R

    Fake Fiance, Real Revenge is the third book in the Three River Ranch Novel series by Roxanne Snoper. This was a wonderful story about lost loves and second chances. The heart of this story is about Mitchell Granger and his former high school girlfriend Sabrina Becker. Mitchell broke Sabrina's heart and abandoned her when she needed him most. Ten years later he is needing Sabrina to help him seal an ultimate business deal and she is more than willing to help and in turn get some good old fashioned revenge. Along the way, the realize there was more to their story and their feelings for each so many years ago and maybe what they were both hoping to gain by this new arrangement isn't exactly what their hearts want.



    I really enjoyed this uplifting, easy to read romance. The other characters help to build the story and the relationship for Mitchell and Sabrina. What I loved about this story was that it seemed real. I felt Sabrina's pain and I appreciated Mitchell's desire to be successful in other's eyes.



    While this book is part of a series, I believe it could easily be read as a stand alone. I never read the first two books prior to reading Fake Fiance but I do believe I may have connected even more with the story if I had read them. As a new Roxanne Snoper fan, Three River Ranch and His Reluctant Rancher are definitely on my TBR list.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

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    1.5 stars. I really enjoyed The 3 River Ranch. This novella (162 pages ) was boring. The characters thoughts were reppetitive. We were constantly reminded that Mitch felt like an outsider. The dialogue was stale & contrived. This short story seemed like it was hastily put together. This should have been offered as a free book. Glad I only spent $ 2.99. An honest review.

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