The Rancher's Virgin Acquisition

The Rancher's Virgin Acquisition

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by Lynda Chance
     
 
When the stagecoach that is carrying Emma Martin to her new job in Denver is attacked and robbed in the wilds of Colorado, she is the only survivor. Alone and terrified, she is rescued by Luke Butler, a rancher who knows only one way. His way.
When Luke Butler finds Emma Martin, he has no other choice but to bring her back to his ranch. Soon, his life is turned

Overview

When the stagecoach that is carrying Emma Martin to her new job in Denver is attacked and robbed in the wilds of Colorado, she is the only survivor. Alone and terrified, she is rescued by Luke Butler, a rancher who knows only one way. His way.
When Luke Butler finds Emma Martin, he has no other choice but to bring her back to his ranch. Soon, his life is turned upside down by a female who doesn’t know how to mind and who doesn’t know how to stay put.
The battle that follows is a clash of wills, a test of tempers, and a lesson in love.

Excerpt:
Luke glanced at Emma and gave her a pointed look that meant she was to stay where she was. Then he turned and escorted the sheriff out the door.
"You're not using your brain, man,” the sheriff argued.
"Not your concern," Luke responded sharply.
"She's too soft, Luke. She needs people around her, not just a bunch of rag-tag ranch hands. Let her go back to town with me. I'll keep her safe, I'll see to it that Emma has--"
Luke cut him off. "Stop talking," he growled in a hiss. "She's not up for discussion. You lost your chance to keep her safe when you sent me out there to find her. You need to forget she's here. Emma doesn't exist for you anymore. Don't say her name, don't even think about her."
"Jesus Christ, Luke. You're not even acting sane."
"Don't push me. I'm the only help you've got this side of Silver Creek. You need to move on about your business. You know I'd never hurt her. Soothe your goddamn conscious with that and finish the job you need to be doing. Find the scum that did this. Find 'em and hang 'em high because I don't like the thought of them being alive after seeing her face."
The two men glared at each other before the sheriff turned and mounted his horse.
Luke hesitated only a moment before he slammed back into the house and prowled to the chair where Emma was still sitting. He pulled her up and with a jerk, she stumbled against him.
His arms reached out and encircled her.
"It'll take half an hour before the sheriff is too far away for one of my men to chase him down and bring him back. So you've got that long to decide." One steely arm was wrapped around her back, the other traced a line down her spine and then up again in a smooth caress.
"I thought I'd already decided."
"You need a little more understanding of the situation before you can make a proper decision."
Emma was pleasantly shocked by the intimacy of his touch and held enthralled as she stood in the circle of his arms. She remained mute and concentrated on her breathing that seemed to be rushing in and out of her lungs as if she were completely out of oxygen.
"Fair warning, Emma-girl," his smooth voice was brutal.
"Warning?" she managed to ask.
"I feel inclined to make sure you understand how it’s gonna be while you still have the opportunity to leave. Like I said, in half an hour or so, that option will be taken away from you."
"I'm sure." Her voice was hesitant and didn't sound sure at all.
"Yeah?" His gaze slipped to her mouth and his already dark eyes grew stormy. "Let's hear you repeat that in a few minutes."
Emma had no other warning before his mouth fell on hers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014438827
Publisher:
Lynda Chance
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
38,431
File size:
441 KB

Meet the Author

Lynda loves words, whether she's reading them or writing them. Having spent countless hours looking for the exact kind of hero ( in print !) that fuels her fantasies, she decided to create him herself. She writes romance novels, novellas and short-stories, all with a dominating, alpha-male hero and a heroine he can't manage to walk away from. Her stories are sometimes shockingly hot and sensual, but are always monogamous and contain only one hero and one heroine. A happy ending is a must!

Lynda has lived her whole life in Texas and resides in Galveston County where she spends most of her free time gardening and transforming her tiny house on the water into a cottage fit for a queen. (or a romance novelist.)

Lynda has been married for twenty-five years to the man of her dreams and has two kids away at college.

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The Rancher's Virgin Acquisition 3.9 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 132 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can you say possessive! I love this author. Her characters are always so vivd, strong, intense, and so damn hot! I read any and everything this author writes. I love her, lover her, absolutely love her!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lynda Chance knows how to keep her books "moving", strong alpha males. Read every single one of her books loved every one of them. One thing one wrong with Lynda Chance we have to wait too long for her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome, quick read. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Talk about a stubborn strong will man that is a softy at heart. Live all her books
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Not what you think.................................................................................................................... Not what I thought anyway. I've never read Lynda Chance and was afraid it might be just typical cowboy erotica very little plot and loads of generic sex. She should really work on her titles. I decided to trust the reviews and am glad I did. Brand is a strong flawed hero but he can be had. Emma not quite as weak as she seems at first. Sex of course......but in keeping with the story. Not over the top . And a great epilogue. I'd read this author again. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Thank you for the good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Nice change!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tough, domineering rancher saves a single woman after a stagecoach robbery. Emma is a virgin,.of course, but also quite inexperience of the ranch life. This story is strictly about their relationship. You thought there might be trouble from the robbers, but it never came to fruition. A little misleading. Luken is very domineering and fearful for Emma's safety constantly. It becomes a little tiresome, however, a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this would have been fine as a novella, but there was so little plot or character development, it fell flat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book ! I was so into the book i could not put it down! I could read it again right now ! THE WAY he talk to her was so hard and strong , like he was the boss and he could be my boss anytime. I dont write reviews because iam not for sure i could help anyone. If this was a poker hand i would say iam all in.... read this book and you can see why!,,,happy reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like all of Lynda Chance's books. I enjoyed this story just not quite as good as her others. No special reason for this thought. I do recommend this to anyone who likes lynda chance it is worth buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute demure lady, rough forceful rancher. Ok plot, great character thought processes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now this was so good and sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an unbelivably sensual book. Sure there's the domineering cowboy, but WOW! Even if he is gruff & bossy the way Luke seduces Emma is wonderful! Why can't men just believe you when you tell them you aren't as fragile as they think you are? So glad Luke helped Emma to recognize how worthy of love she really is, so glad Emma showed Luke what love really is. Understanding & acceptance through all our faults. Don't sit next to your boss at the lunch table while reading this!! Happened to me & it was hard not to squirm through the bedroom scene. Had to mark my place & go out for some fresh air!!! Had to reread it when I got home, it is that sensual!! Enjoy!
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
There are so many scenes in this book that are great to re-read I wind up rereading the whole thing! Hot In-control Cowboy claims "Cityfied" Lady....yes please! Wish Lynda Chance would write more full length novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved the story! it was so sweet and romantic and i loved the chemistry between the main characters!! ms, chance never disappoints!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor characterization. If I wanted erotica I would go for it...the premise is strong but this is just sex in disguise.
phillybean More than 1 year ago
I read it and enjoyed this book very much. A nice story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those great reads when you're tired of all the politics, gore, and "social dramas". Good plot thats cut through the fluff of most romance novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read but not a lot of backstory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it loved it! some kind of alpha male! I personally may have had to slap him once or twice. But honestly, i like that take charge thing in the end. Buy buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about this story. This def turned me on to Lynda Chance. Be sure to read His Indecent Proposal.
Karenls1956 More than 1 year ago