His Reluctant Rancher

His Reluctant Rancher

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by Roxanne Snopek
     
 

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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

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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 Gamble (Readers Choice Award nominee for MOST CHARMING COWBOY) has 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.

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ISBN-13:
9781494485108
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/14/2013
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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His Reluctant Rancher 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
CeliaLewis More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read - full of very real information on overcoming past hurts and current challenges.  This book has it all:  an appealing rancher with great values who falls in love with a very reluctant physio on the run, a family struggling to be a family with an injured father who thinks there's no reason to try those rehabilitation ideas, all of whom discover the power of love.  Love, Patience, thinking outside the box, and a few good nudges here and there by loving community people help this un-ordinary physio be the heroine needed, and become her rancher's true partner - a reluctant rancher no more~!  I enjoyed reading this book very much!  
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I enjoyed this book.
sharonc06 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a great story of love you can find it with His Reluctant Rancher. Desiree who is a strong woman who speaks her mind. She is currently struggling due to situation at work. Zach is a rancher who has always struggled with his place in his family since he was adopted. Des has come to help Zach's family after tragic accident. Des and Zach will learn from each other. Both will help to find their place. The whole story is filled with characters who will help Des and Zach realize there place with the Gamble family! This story will shows a great love a family has for each other. Des will be lucky to be able to see love! This is a heart warming story! A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in this series and loved it. I didn't expect to like this one, because the heroine is annoying. But once I got to know her, I LOVED her! And Zach? Well, I already loved him, so learning about his past only made me love him more. An emotionally compelling story. Bring tissues. 
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim I will be the first to admit...in the beginning this book did not grab my attention and keep me captivated. But when I finally got sucked in, it truly became a page turner. If you read the first book in the series, THREE RIVERS RANCH, then you know there was an attraction between Desiree and Zach. This is NOT the story I pictured for them. Roxanne has taken Zach to the brink, just stopping short of pushing him over the edge. Desiree Burke and Zachary Gamble are the MOST unlikely couple. She’s a city girl with a fancy little sports car, who’s addicted to Starbucks, and considers not wearing her Louboutins pure torture. Zach, on the other hand, is a pickup driving kind of guy. He’s single-handedly taking care of his family’s farm. Zach wears old denim jeans, cowboy boots, and let’s not forget about his chaps. These two do have something in common...They love their best friends Rory and Carson Granger like crazy. But Des and Zach have more in common than just their friends. Each bares the scars of being orphaned as kids. Des’ mother died when she was eight. Zach was adopted by Marnie and Joe Gamble as an infant, when they thought they couldn’t have children of their own. Des bounced from foster home to foster home. Zach went on to become the older brother of Cale and Celia, the Gamble’s biological children. Des’ mouth and attitude gets her in trouble at work and she is forced to take some time off. During her “sabbatical”, Des returns to Three Rivers Ranch to help out Zach’s father, who is in desperate need of a physical therapist, after a deadly car accident. Desiree and Zachary butt heads like no one else. Their battles eventually become love. But in the midst of everything, Des manages to help heal the broken Gamble family, including its beloved son. Zach and the residents of this small town offer Des the one thing she’s wanted her whole life....a family. I’m going to have to warn you, the book will make you cry, if not pull at your heartstrings. So be prepared! Source: NetGalley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Des and Zach's story was everything I had hoped it would be. Looking forward to finding out who this missing brother Mitchell really is ....
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
You really never know yourself until you’ve been tested or in Zach’s case a very tragic accident has changed your life forever. It’s like I felt the emotions of these characters jump off the page, and I have to say Roxanne did one amazing job. Not many can make you feel the way Zach does with survivor’s guilt, how Desiree is afraid of losing the life she worked so hard to create for herself. It really makes you wonder how you yourself would handle that type of situation, or maybe you have and this could hit close to home.
CDKeith More than 1 year ago
This is a good heartfelt romance. I haven't read book 1 and still got they story. I found myself cheering Des and Zach on throughout the book. There were times I wanted her to smack him for being hard headed. He made it difficult for her to love him. Even with the stress and his bad moods Des found herself feeling more at home on the big ranch. She realized she was fighting to save it as much as the family who owned it.  Thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for allowing me to read.
JannaShay More than 1 year ago
His Reluctant Rancher is an enjoyable and entertaining romance. Roxanne Snopek does an excellent job of taking the struggles in life, mixing it with sizzling chemistry and sexual tensions, adding a little sass, humor and drama, and coming up with an amazing story. A story of healing, family, responsibilities, physical attraction, and love. Her use of characters throughout the book, both main and secondary, adds depth and richness to the storyline. She takes situations that usually travel a dark path, and steers them in a direction which brings out the good that comes of them. The heroine, Des, a woman with patience, compassion, and plenty of sass, has to deal with not only her commitment issues and insecurities, but the hero’s insecurities as well. The hero, Zach, a man with a strong sense of familial obligation, has to deal with his errant sense of guilt while trying to fight his attraction for Des and find justification for his actions. The characters are believable and well-liked and draw you into the storyline as they struggle on their path of falling in love. The story is well-written, the plot solid, and the writing flows. It kept me thoroughly entertained from the first page to the last. This is a love story that anyone who likes romance should not miss.    I received a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for my honest review.  Janna Shay Author of Fair Play
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
His Reluctant Rancher  His Reluctant Rancher is a fantastic story about healing, falling in love, and finding your footing again.  Full review at BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book was so happy to see a second one in this series....hoping to get to read more from these two couples..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an awesome read! The best part to me was the fact that it was not cliche'. Right when I thought I knew what has going to happen next, something entirely different happened. I also like that the supporting characters were not the typical characters, like the sister, usually they are so friendly and buddy buddy, not Celia. I also liked the hero & heroine, they weren't your typical male and female and they had very well thought out back stories.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brittney Rossie for Readers' Favorite In the second Three River Ranch book, His Reluctant Rancher, Roxanne Snopek re-introduces us to Desiree, Rory’s best friend and a city slicker with a fire-cracker personality that is the culprit for her escape to her friend's doorstep with her tail slightly tucked from an incident at work. Fortunately, Zach finds her skills as a physical therapist and her headstrong personality to be useful for his father who is struggling to recover from a car accident. If his father doesn’t make progress, his family could lose their ranch. Des suddenly finds herself with the weight of a family future on her shoulders, not to mention sorting through her motivations for helping. Des was a little less likable to me as a character, most likely because I saw her as brash, selfish and headstrong. The “Latina” thing was a little weird, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I guess it was just hard to see what Zach saw in her other than she was attractive and filled a need at the right time. At any rate, I felt there was just enough sizzle and obstacles to the relationship without feeling like an obvious formula for me to be satisfied with the happily ever after at the end. Lastly, I really like the glimpses we get to see of Rory, Carson, baby Lulu, as well as “Blight” and “Blister” from the first Three River Ranch book. They add backstory and depth with each book of Snopek’s that I have read and I’m sure this won’t be the last.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by JoAnne Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book His Reluctant Rancher is a heartwarming, feel good and fast paced story that took me through a lot of emotions – laughing, crying, sorrow, fear, determination and happiness. I could feel the romance and love of numerous couples in the story. Marnie and Joe’s love for each other shown through as well as Rory’s and Carson’s for each other. Desiree (Des) and Zach had a powerful chemistry and it led to interesting happenings when each let the other in. They both held so much distrust and sadness inside that they couldn’t figure out how to let it go and let someone in – whether friend or family. The descriptions of the snow, ice and the storms made me feel cold to the bone. The descriptions of the horses, the cattle, the ranch, the cats and the Gamble home made me feel as if I was there. I could feel the struggles Joe endured in his therapy in order to try and regain his strength after his accident and I could also feel Zach’s weariness, tension and discomfort of having to carry the full load and responsibility of the ranch all alone on his shoulders. At every turn he questioned himself just as Des questioned her therapy program and exercises that she was using while working with Joe. The townspeople were an interesting bunch and kept everyone on their toes. It’s a place where I wouldn’t mind living and calling home. Snopek is a new to me author and I hope to revisit Three River Ranch and meet up with Des, Zach and the others sometime soon. Give His Reluctant Rancher and Snopek a try. You’ll be glad you did! Favorite Quote: Warmth flooded the cold places in her heart. Then she glanced at Zach. The pain and fear smoldering in those dark depths choked the joy from her throat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago