Rescued by the Rancher

Rescued by the Rancher

by Victoria James


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Starting over and starting a whole lotta trouble

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ISBN-13: 9781511648554
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2015
Series: Tall Pines Ranch , #2
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 479,024
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Rescued By the Rancher (Entangled Bliss) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was better than expected. I did not want to put it down. I think it was too short though. Gage is great. Loved his character. I hope this is not the end of The Tall Pines series and if it is, aaww. I hope there will be a novella of how their lives are going. I think that will be great.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Two broken souls, Meredith and Gage. Meredith is only looking for a one night stand, she does not want her heart broken again and Gage has wanted Meredith since he first met her a year ago. Gage has to prove to Meredith that is such a thing as love, and it should not always hurt. This is a sweet romance that is full of emotions. Meredith is such a likeable character, that has had such tragedy and to see her blossom out and stand her own ground, you will be cheering right beside her. Gage also has had a rough bringing up, and now want to prove to his family of his own self worth. Meredith and Gage are just the perfect couple. I highly recommend this book and anything that is written by Victoria James, she is on my auto buy list. I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
love2dazzle More than 1 year ago
Meredith has lived on a ranch with her sister for the past year. She wants nothing more than to put the past behind her and move on with her life. It has been about a years since Gage found her outside Tall Pines Ranch. That night Gage had carried her unconscious body into the house and all Meredith can think about is putting everything behind her. Gage is having a hard time staying away from Meredith. Ever since that night he has developed feelings for her. I love the fact that Meredith takes charge of her own life. She doesn't let someone make the decisions for her. Instead she decides how she wants her life to change and she takes charge of it. This story is funny and romantic and I think it definitely makes a great spring read. There characters are wonderful and the story is very heartfelt.
MJSanders1021 More than 1 year ago
You would have thought I was watching a movie the way I was cheering, yelling, and laughing. Gage and Meredith was just it for me. She may think he was her strength but I think that went both ways. The "New Mer" was my girl and never backed down after she saw how freeing it felt. Gage and Meredith was the perfect match and the punch didn't hurt either
tiggeruoSO 25 days ago
This book was a very quick read, but remember good things come in small packages. I really enjoyed this story. There is "sex" or at least the innuendo's through out the book. However the story line is well written and so fun. I really liked Meredith and her wiling to fight strong attitude. I like that the author took 2 imperfect people and didn't try and make them perfect but made them feel very much like the average person on the street. I really overall enjoyed this fun read, grab it you won't regret it. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion
linda quick 7 months ago
Another winner by this author! I loved the characters, from the brooding loner Gage, to the troubled Meredith who is intent on escaping her past. Their story was engaging and the author made me feel invested in them and wanting them to get a HEA ending. If you enjoy contemporary romance you will love this book. The author is on my must read authors' list, and, if you enjoy the genre, should probably be on your must read list as well.
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Rancher class act
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Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
A year ago Meredith Anderson ran from her past.  She fainted into the arms of Gage McAllister, foreman at the Tall Pines Ranch.  A year later and she's still skittish and struggling with her attraction to Gage.  Will a one night stand turn into more?  Who will be there when her past catches up to her? Such a heartbreaking story for two such wonderful people who deserve happiness.  Being an angry teenager totally affected Gage's entire life.  It's a good thing we sometimes get second chances.  For Meredith, growing up and having your spirit crushed, makes for quite a miserable person.  It's a good thing she has her sister, Melanie, to turn to.  I love seeing someone who's been broken down, come back even stronger to face their bullies.  This is a tragic and beautiful love story that includes a very SEXY cowboy or two!  A great addition to the Tall Pines Ranch series.  Victoria James has proven once again that she knows what she's doing when it comes to writing about those sexy irresistable cowboys!  Gage McAllister is definitely book boyfriend material. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book - even more than the first book in the series.  Loved Gage and Meredith, and enjoyed revisiting Cole and Melanie.  This was a heartwarming, HEA romance. I will be rereading this book in the future.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
3.5* Meredith Anderson left her overbearing and controlling parents and fiancé to start a new life in Tall Pines to help her sister Melanie run her Wedding Planner business. After a year there she has bloomed into the new and approved confident Meredith.  Gage McAllister arrived to Tall Pines Ranch an a desperate and angry teen. Over the years of being taken in by the Forrester's as part of the family Gage has become a strong and honorable man but is plagued with the secrets from his past.  Meredith and Gage have suffered terrible treatment by people that should of cared for and supported them. Both have been offered a chance at a better life but old hurts and demons have threatened to take them down. False pride and fear of not being accepted may keep them from the thing that can save  I really enjoyed this story Victoria James has a talent for pulling you into the lives of the characters and you can't help but cheer for the HEA. 
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Meredith Anderson left a life filled with pain and abuse. She's loves being in Tall Pines with her sister. She's learning to stand up for herself and become the strong, confident person that she wants to be. Gage McAllister is attracted to her, but he doesn't want anything permanent. He'll look but won't touch. That is until Meredith asks for one night of love. Will it lead to more? Meredith is an emotional character. I love her courage and her desire to find happiness and be her own person. Gage is perfect for her. I enjoyed seeing them together. He's a man who will protect those he cares for. He knows how it feels to be abandoned and alone. These two have had such pain and sorrow in their past. I wanted them to find the love that they deserved. I cheered when Ron, Meredith's ex-fiancée and abuser, was brought down. Victoria James creates characters that grab you and pull you into their story. I enjoy her books and hope to visit Tall Pines Ranch again.
megpie93 More than 1 year ago
Unlike Victoria’s other heroines, I did not connect with Meredith, or did I like her much. Sometimes she was okay, and then there were a lot of times I just didn’t like what she did or how she acted. She is nothing like her sister Melanie, who I actually liked. And I totally adored Gage, who we first meet in the first book, The Rancher’s Second Chance which is Cole and Melanie book. Gage is what saved this book for me. Gage is everything you would want in a book boyfriend. He’s country, Knows how to treat a lady and he takes care of what’s his. What’s not to love? The Plot… A broken cowboy meets an uptight city girl from a rich family. Yeah, I love those books too. I liked the plot. It wasn’t noting new or anything, but I liked anyways. I will say that you get a bit of mystery where Gage’s family comes in. You know nothing at all and it gives him this mystery vibe about him you want to know about his family and his past…and you it all comes out in the open eventually. Overall thoguths… I enjoyed it. I didn’t like it as much as some of her other books. I didn’t like Meredith all that much. But I did like everyone else and they kind of saved the story for me. I would just say give the book a try ya never know. Maybe you’ll actually like her. Happy Reading¿
sl0873 More than 1 year ago
This was an refreshingly sweet romance about two people who both had pasts that haunted them. I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review. Meredith is a rather shy woman who has lived at her brother-in-law's ranch for a year after leaving an emotionally abusive husband and unsupportive family. Her father and ex do everything they can to put her down at every opportunity. She has become close friends with Gage, the foreman of the ranch. Gage is known for his one night hook ups and emotional detachment from women, but what he shares with Meredith is special. He recognizes his feelings for her are stronger than friendship but doesn't believe himself good enough for a woman like her. She comes from wealth and status, and that's not something he can provide. Little does he know that Meredith has wanted him almost from the moment they met. She just doesn't feel like she's beautiful or good enough for him. Once she finally finds the nerve to talk him into a one night fling, sparks fly. They are perfect together and while both of them know it's more than just a physical fling for only one night neither one wants to admit it to the other and risk the rejection. As the weeks go on, they start seeing each other more and spending more time together and they both see things in the other that they didn't know existed. Meredith sees a gently, vulnerable side to Gage that he doesn't show just anyone and Gage sees that although Meredith thinks herself weak, she's actually stronger than he had imagined. Things are going fairly well for them when all of a sudden Meredith's ex shows up threatening to ruin the ranch and Gage's reputation if she doesn't come back to him. She feels like she owes her sister and her husband, Cole, and Gage at least that much for everything they've done for her. She won't have them be hurt because of her. So even though it's the hardest lie she's ever told she leaves and goes back with the jerk to protect those that she loves. This is when we really get to see Gage bloom. He faces some hard truths from his past in order to get her back. He has faith in her love for him and knows she had to have been lying when she said she didn't want him anymore. He refuses to give up and it will melt your heart to see him go to such lengths to be with the woman who he knows is the love of his life.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Gage Mackenzie is the ranch foreman at Tall Pines Ranch. He has a troubled past that he has made up for. He has become part of a family with the Forresters and the people at Tall Pines. But now, he wants to prove something to himself and people from his past. Meredith Anderson is finally trying to be her own person. In the past, she has done what her parents and ex-fiancé expected her to do. Slowly, but surely, she’s trying to reestablish herself. Now, what she wants is to prove to herself that she isn’t broken like she’s been told. From the moment Meredith fell into the arms of Gage, she knew what it felt like to be safe. She wants one night to be wild and carefree and the man she has her eyes set on is Gage. Of course, Gage thinks that he isn’t good enough because of his background and where he lives. But one night is all Meredith has asked for. Too bad one night just isn’t going to be enough for either of them. Okay, I will admit it.... I’m in love with Gage Mackenzie. I fell for him in The Rancher's Second Chance. Everytime the man says darlin', I melt. I went into reading Rescued by the Rancher already knowing that I was going to fall deeper in love with the man. I wasn’t expecting to want to scream and kick on the characters behalf. I should have known I was going to get an emotional read, but I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming heartache and anger I felt. Just when I wanted to roll myself into a ball and cry, I became amazed by Meredith’s courage and strength. Victoria James continues to be at the top of my list of must read authors. As with all her stories, she writes characters who are likeable, who have faults, have experienced tragedy, and have the ability to fight for a better life for themselves, one they can only dream of having. Rescued by the Rancher is full of surprises. We get introduced to new characters that I hope we will be able to see in future books. **ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion. Also purchased the book myself.**
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
How have I missed reading stories by Victoria James in the past? This is a wonderful and emotional story, with excellently written characters with a realistic storyline. Looks like I am going to be buying more of her stories in the future. Funny and sexy at the same time, these are my favorite kinds of stories to read.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story.  It did not have the sizzling hot scenes, more of a fade to black.  But it did have some emotional ones that were so much more than the physical.  Both Gage and Meredith were broken and yet both seemed to be what the other needed to heal.  I loved Gage's protectiveness of Meredith, talk about major swooning.  He saw so much in her and wanted to do so much for her.  It was very endearing.  And Meredith, how I loved thee too.  She wanted to change her ways to be stronger and independent.  And Gage was there beside her to give her that little extra push. I am glad their familial situation worked out as it did.  Definitely high fives!  And the ending, so loving, tears were coming. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading! Having escaped her very controlling, manipulative and demeaning parents and fiancé a year ago, Meredith Anderson has created a new life for herself with her sister and brother-in-law on their ranch. She’s working with her sister in their wedding planning business, growing more self confident, independent and self reliant now she’s not being controlled by her father. When she first arrived at the ranch she actually fainted into the strong, safe arms of Gage McAllister. They’ve been attracted ever since but neither believe that love is for them and she’s really needed the time to recover from the emotional trauma inflicted by her past. He doesn’t believe himself good enough for her, either, so they look fated to stay apart until  . . . . well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out what happens! This story has emotional blackmail, love, threats, parental blackmail, new families – all in one great story! The characters are well rounded, their emotions portrayed in a manner that makes them easy to relate to and the story has plenty of twists, turn and mystery in it to keep the reader riveted. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Hamsterwheeljunction_Blog More than 1 year ago
Blame it on my roots but I'm a sucker for a good rancher/cowboy novel. This story of Meredith and Gage was so intriguing I never once caught myself thinking "when will this story be over". There were elements that were familiar for this type story, but I enjoyed Victoria James' presentation so much. Here we have Meridith, a woman reclaiming her life and Gage the boy who never felt like he belonged. Mix them together and you have one dynamite couple. I especially enjoyed the retribution they both received in the end, right along with their happily ever after! Apparently I have been living under a rock, but now that I've discovered Ms. James I will definitely be checking out her other works!
JKRindy More than 1 year ago
A wonderful installment to the Tall Pines Ranch Series!  This installment is the story of Gage Mackenzie and Meredith Anderson. We met them in Book 1 of Tall Pines Ranch Series with Cole and Melody’s story of “The Rancher’s Second Chance”. Meredith is Melody’s sister and Gage is the Ranch Manager for Tall Pines, and Cole Forrester’s (Melody’s husband) best friend.  Summary: We find out that it has been 1 year since Meredith moved in with Melody and her new husband Cole, right after Melody and Cole's wedding. Even though Meredith grew up with money, she lived in an unhappy, manipulative and abusive home, as did Melody but she got out years ago.  In the past year, Meredith has become a much more confident and independent woman and is now partners in her sister’s wedding planning business. She promised herself that she would never fall in love, ever!  Gage is very handsome and can have any women he desires and does, until 1 year ago, when Meredith “fell” into his life. Gage, however, said that he would never fall in love because of his child-hood life and the terrible things that happened to him. Both have been attracted to each other over the past year since Meredith literally fell into Gage’s arms (book 1) but neither has acted on it, nor have either forgotten about it. Gage & Meredith each have a secret that they are not going to share with anyone. Gage is ashamed and does not want even Cole to know his past, including his childhood home situation and that he met his very rich biological father when he was 15 and did not feel that the man wanted him, so he exploded on him. These two issues brought him to the Pine Tree Ranch when Cole's Father took Gage in as his own and taught him everything as well as made him go to school and finish.   Meredith’s home life was different in that she had anything material that she wanted, but her father and fiancé told her what she could and could not do and her mother manipulated her and used quilt as a weapon. But, Meredith’s secret is more personal to  her regarding a baby.  The Ranch hands go out to a local bar on Friday & Saturday nights. Meredith has decided that she has lived isolated long enough and is going to pick up someone at the bar with no-strings-attached. Gage not knowing Meredith’s objectives goes to make sure that Meredith is not taken advantage of or at least he keeps telling himself that. It turns out that in the end, she propositions Gage instead  of someone else at the bar. While he is shocked, he cannot resist her any longer, even though he is leaving the Ranch soon because he is purchasing his own ranch 300 miles away.  Gage and Meredith both agree that it is a one night stand and that neither of them want anything more. With a lot of wonderful dialog and love scenes their feelings for each other only intensify. One night, while Meredith was fixing a cake for gage (and oh by the way, she can’t cook), Meredith’s Ex-fiancé comes in order to black-mail Meredith by threatening the Pine Tree Ranch if she does  not come back to him and her father.  Meredith believes she has no choice and decides she must go with him and tells Gage and her sister that she is the one that wants to  go back and called her ex to come and get her. As Meredith leaves while her sister, brother-in-law and Gage look on, Gage looks so  deeply hurt and believes that just as he always thought, he is not good enough for Meredith after she saw where Gage lived as a child.  Issues: I have enjoyed all of Ms. James’s books. I am an avid reader and love a great Romance book. I typically only purchase Romance books that have more Passion and Sizzle in the love scenes (not Exotic), but the author's writing is so good that I forego the more detailed romance scenes and have read everything that she has written. Yes, I believe that her books are that good.  I would give this book 5 stars with just a tiny more sizzle in the love scenes. Conclusion: You must read this book and find out if Meredith finds a way out of her situation with her father and ex. And, find out if Cole can protect Meredith because now he knows he loves her and cannot live without her.  I like Ms. James books because she is a great story teller and her characters all have a lot of depth as do the supporting cast. This installment can be read alone but, I do believe that it enhances your experience if you also read the first book, “The Rancher’s Second Chance”. Don't miss this installment, "Rescued by the Rancher" at "Tall Pines Ranch".  I RECEIVED A FREE ADVANCED COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Shed a few tears in this one just grabs at your emotions. Both characters have some real deep emotional scars. Gage believes he is not worthy of Meridith, but it doesn't stop him from desiring her. Meridith is putting her life back together they way she wants to not what others tell her. She's putting the new her into motion and her first step seduce Gage to experience the all consuming passion he invokes in her. Soon Gage and Meridith's one night stand becomes more and they've finally reached happiness, but Meridith's past comes barreling back pushing her to the point she pushes Gage away. Can Gage get that happiness back or has really lost Meridith? Loved Gage he is great hero material. He has a past he rather forget, but he has so much compassion and they way he treats Meridith just makes me swoon. I liked the events at the end of the book for Gage definitely made my heart happy for him. I really enjoyed the journey Meridith goes through to become the woman she is by the end of the book. 
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Such a good read! Rescued by the Rancher is the follow-up to The Rancher's Second Chance ; though if you haven't read that one yet (and why? why haven't you? ;)) don't let that stop you from picking up this one--Ms. James gives you the important information you need to know here.  Our heroine, Meredith, is the older sister of Second Chance's Melanie. It's a year after the events of book one, when Gage found her outside the Tall Pines Ranch and carried her unconscious body into the house. He's been fighting his attraction to her ever since, but she's been too busy fighting her own demons to notice. Or has she? Mer's trying to make a new life for herself at Tall Pines, and she's decided that the new her needs...something. Not to be under a man's control again--not ever again, thank you--but one night with Gage, the one man who makes her feel safe and protected, should be just what she needs. Just one night...riiiiiight. ;) Even though there's a one-night stand at its heart (okay, it's way more than one night--but you knew that going in, right?) Rescued by the Rancher is a PG-13 read--it's part of the Bliss line, after all. Gage and Meredith's romance is sweet and behind-closed-doors steamy--so much fun to read! One of my favorite parts of this book is that even though its title indicates that Mer will be "rescued by the rancher", she actually takes charge of her own rescue herself and already has a plan in place before Gage shows up to help. It shows just how far she's come from the cowering shell of a woman we first see in Second Chance. Plus, she gets an HEA with a smoking hot rancher. Win-win! Rating: 4 stars / A- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!! A pure sweet romance develops between Meredith and Gage as she struggles to overcome the years of dominance by her father and ex fiance. Even though they both want more, it seems their lives are on two different paths. She's just earned her independence and wants to stand on her own while he's preparing to leave Tall Pines Ranch to start over on his own. I really loved these characters and getting to know some of their secrets was very interesting. The bit of suspense and drama that was included made the story for me. I definitely recommend this one.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story of finding yourself.  Meredith Anderson has grown in the year that she has been at Tall Pines and now she want to live again.  The man she wants to help her is Gage McAllister.  Problem 1 Gage doesn’t do relationships and Meredith has relationship type of gal all over her.  Problem 2 Gage and Meredith are from different sides of the tracks and Problem 3 is Gage is getting ready to strike out on his own 300 miles away.   It is so much fun watching these two find their way to each other.  This is a sweet book where the sex is fade to black but enjoyable none the less.  This book is part of a series but can be read standalone.  Enjoy; I sure did.