A Beautiful Ranch

A Beautiful Ranch

by Misty Malone

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A Beautiful Ranch by Misty Malone

Dalton Henderson has his life and his ranch under control and running smoothly... until his sister, Daphne, asks him whether her old school friend can stay with him on his ranch for a little while. Lily is an artist who paints mostly scenery, and is trying to recover from a bad personal experience. Lily needs a new start, with new scenery to look at, in order to get her inspiration back.

Dalton reluctantly agrees, and his previously quiet, orderly life quickly changes. Lily loves staying at the ranch, and is inspired by her new surroundings. She sees beauty where others don't, and, by seeing his own ranch through her eyes, Dalton finds himself impressed--both by her and her artistic talent. But although Lily is quick to see the beauty around her, she can't--or won't--see the potential dangers. Dalton is determined to keep her safe, even if it takes an occasional trip across his knee.

His unique method of protecting her seems to be working well, until the two find themselves confronted by an unknown but serious threat. And until Dalton manages to find out who is behind it, he will have his hands full keeping both of them safe.

This title was originally published on the website Discipline and Desire.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157655501
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 725,924
File size: 919 KB

About the Author

Writing has been a dream of Misty's for several years. She's finally following that dream, and began writing in 2013. She enjoys writing romance stories, with a handsome man who falls in love with a lovely lady in need of a strong man who can take her in hand. Having grown up on a farm, she especially enjoys writing about strong cowboys.

She lives in the Midwest with her husband and son, not far from where she
grew up.

Misty hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoys writing them. Reviews to her books are very much appreciated, and she would like to thank you for each one of them. She invites you to leave a message for her at .

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A Beautiful Ranch 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
YOU CAN’T FIGHT INSPIRATION I enjoyed this contemporary western that is part sweet romance and intertwined with a mystery suspense. Lilly Jamison was a childhood friend of Daphne Henderson. She has been living in South Carolina and worked as an artist, but after a shocking breakup with her boyfriend, she has lost her muse and asked if she can come back to where she grew up and hopefully find the inspiration she needs to start painting again. Daphne agrees if Dalton, her brother will agree since Lilly will be living at his ranch. The story is full of angst and issues with the dominant Dalton and the flamboyant and carefree Lilly. She isn’t used to rules and expectations, and he lays down the law, gives her rules and consequences. Her painting muse is back; her work is some of her best, and she even is offered a local show. Then the break-ins start and damage to vehicles. The plot kept me captivated and the pages turning with the mystery of the crimes and who is doing it and why. Dalton and Lilly develop a relationship, but it remains platonic, there is no sex in this story, but lots of OTK spankings.
MarybethR More than 1 year ago
This is sweet love story between Dalton and Lily. She has come to the ranch to recover and paint. Dalton is an alpha male and he wants to keep Lily safe. Unfortunately, she doesn't see the danger, so she ends up spanked. There is a HEA and I give this 4 stars.
kitty_ranma More than 1 year ago
A sweet contemporary romance with a little mystery. The mystery however is a little anticlimactic. It fizzled. I'd like to see Daphne and Brian's story also came to like Clay and would love to see his romance.
Timberlan127 More than 1 year ago
What more could you ask for in a story than to have a strong caring hero like Dalton. He is thoughtful and protective as well as strong and dominant. Lilly has a struggle adjusting to his world and living by his rules. She is sassy and independent. Add in a mystery and it makes this story a page turner. This is a sweet western romance.
Bugger88 More than 1 year ago
The mystery element made the danger more real. The romance part had a few "awww" moments along with some "huh" moments. Dalton is the perfect amount of sweet and stern but sometimes he is too soft when Lily does wrong. Lily is a great mix of sassy and spice.
rjr3 More than 1 year ago
A gentle and sweet romance set on a ranch. Dalton owns the ranch and allows his sister's best friend, an artist, to stay there and paint for awhile. They fall in love and Dalton is very protective of Lily and insists on rules for her safety. Lily has grown up without consequences and is very carefree. When a series of crimes are committed on the ranch, Dalton insists on more rules for Lily's safety and consequences for not following them. I loved the way Dalton took the time to explain the reasons behind his rules and his beliefs regarding discipline. Misty Malone is becoming one of my favorite authors.
HopeSW More than 1 year ago
Nothing like a mystery with some danger involved to bring out the protective nature of an alpha male when the woman he cares about is threatened. Dalton leads and expects to be followed. Lilly, on the other hand, is spirited and used to being independent. When danger enters the picture these two qualities clash and can cause sparks between Dalton and his woman, Lilly. Their love story and relationships with those around them develop along with the mystery that surrounds them. Read this wonderfully thought out story to see where the danger is coming from and if their love can survive the challenges they face. With a wonderful story, strong characters, lots of sweet love, spanking, and mystery, this book can only be a success! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to enjoy a great night with a great story!
k_brown More than 1 year ago
This story had the "awwww" feeling to it. I found myself longing for some of that protectiveness and sweet cuddling that Dalton was handing out! The story was well portrayed and the chemistry sizzled between Dalton and Lily. I liked the bit of mystery at the end, but wish the thread could have been continued throughout the story. This is a feel good story for sure. Read and enjoy!