The Rancher's Baby

The Rancher's Baby

by Maisey Yates

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The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates

She’s having her best friend’s baby… Only from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates!

When a torrid, possibly dangerous scandal comes to Royal, Texas, Selena Jacobs is nearly caught in the middle. Until her best friend Knox McCoy ensures her safety—by moving in! Selena has loved Knox for years, but she’s never had the courage to tell him. Now the sparks she’s tried to smother burn out of control…and leave her pregnant. But with the pain in his past, will Knox finally take a chance on love…with her?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488091735
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: The Impostor , #1
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 13,383
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

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The Rancher's Baby 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Danii17 8 months ago
So...I read a lot of Romance. Like, a LOT of romance. Now, when one reads a lot of romance, one tends to notice trends and patterns among various books. Trends as in many books tend to blend together and this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Actually this is a very good thing for me, it's why I liked this book. Sometimes, I feel like reading a very particular kind of book that I've read before, but don't feel like re-reading books. It's easy in the romance genre to find a book with a similar plot without knowing the exact details of what will happen. It also helps to have the possibility of twists you didn't expect. This book was able to do that for me. I could read it with the general knowledge of what would happen without certainty and I could just enjoy myself. Which I did.
K. Dawn Dickerson More than 1 year ago
Full disclaimer I don't read trashy romance novels. they don't entice me. at all. But here are my issues: The excerpt provided by bookishfirst was actually engaging (described below). I was enticed by the premise if Will showing up to his own funeral. of multiple women bringing notes stating they were the beneficiary of his estate. Was this a major premise of the book? Nope. not at all. For all intents and purposes, the only reason that not-a-funeral was important was so that Selena could be reunited with Knox. Secondly, the back if the cover states, "She's having her best friend's baby..." But do you know when that plot point is addressed? page 166. your back jacket should NOT offer plot points located in the last 50 pages. first 50? maybe. last 50? nope. Engaging? sure. a quick easy read. But I feel it misses the target of being a well written book.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the friends-to-lovers troupe, and I love Maisey Yates, so this one seemed like a no-brainer. While I did enjoy it--mostly for the aforementioned two reasons, plus Selena and Knox--it wasn't one of my favorites, because: 1) the mystery of Will that the book starts with is soon dropped--presumably it'll come up in future books? Still, getting a clue that things were happening on that front would have been nice. 2) loved the angsty angst bits, but they seemed to be fixed awfully quickly in the last 10%. Don't get me wrong, I do approve of who helped Knox get his head back on straight, but it felt like the resolution was much too easy for everyone. Adorable epilogue, though! 3) By the time Selena (and Knox) find out she's pregnant, the book is almost over. I would have loved to see more of their lives between the "I love you"s and the epilogue! Ultimately, this was a Maisey Yates book and that can't be discounted. I liked it in spite of its flaws, and the series definitely has my attention with regards to the mystery of Will and the other "club" members. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the friends-to-lovers troupe, and I love Maisey Yates, so this one seemed like a no-brainer. While I did enjoy it--mostly for the aforementioned two reasons, plus Selena and Knox--it wasn't one of my favorites, because: 1) the mystery of Will that the book starts with is soon dropped--presumably it'll come up in future books? Still, getting a clue that things were happening on that front would have been nice. 2) loved the angsty angst bits, but they seemed to be fixed awfully quickly in the last 10%. Don't get me wrong, I do approve of who helped Knox get his head back on straight, but it felt like the resolution was much too easy for everyone. Adorable epilogue, though! 3) By the time Selena (and Knox) find out she's pregnant, the book is almost over. I would have loved to see more of their lives between the "I love you"s and the epilogue! Ultimately, this was a Maisey Yates book and that can't be discounted. I liked it in spite of its flaws, and the series definitely has my attention with regards to the mystery of Will and the other "club" members. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
moohnshine More than 1 year ago
Selena Jacobs can't believe she is at her ex husband's funeral. ow? To top it all off he left her everything he had.  Wow!  Right.  But when unusual and suspicious things come to light, her best friend Knox thinks it could be dangerous.  So what does he do?  Moves in to protect her. Problem one:  She is in love with him.  Problem two:  She is a virgin.  But now the sparks are flying and she can't control herself.  But Knox has so much pain inside and she does not know if he could ever love her in return. So I loved the book.  It was well written and a page turner.  I was a tad bit disappointed that the situation with her ex husband Will was not explored more.  I could see a lot of potential with that story line and felt it was a great starting point in the story, but needed more middle and end.  You were really left wondering what was really behind that mystery. The characters were wonderful.  Knox has suffered so much loss in his life and the guilt of moving on is killing him.  He is in a black hole.  Selena  is a sweet, strong independent woman, afraid of letting anything control her life, that includes falling in love.  Her past has created the fear and instilled in her that she has to control everything.  This was a sappy romance.  Yep I said sappy.  It made me cry.  It was a very emotional story.  Full of trust issues, mystery and sexual tension.  All the makings of a really good romance novel.  I recommend this novel to all you sappy romance dreamers who love happy endings.   *ARC provided by BOOKish First
Valerie_Falk More than 1 year ago
I have a whole stack of Maisey Yates books sitting in my TBR pile at home, but I had yet to take the initiative to start reading any of them. This book has definitely changed my mind. Her writing is very quick and keeps the story moving. This novel had a good premise, with two best friends falling in love. It was a very sweet and romantic love story and I enjoyed falling into it for a time. I also loved that the author wrapped everything up nicely in the epilogue. I hate not knowing what has happened to characters down the line. This was refreshing. A great rainy day read. I will be picking up her books from my TBR pile very soon. I hope that all of her stories are as quick paced and fun to read as this one.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Secrets abound! With the first book in a new spin-off of the infamous Texas Cattleman's Club, Maisey Yates lays the ground work for the mystery surrounding The Imposter series. It was a tad confusing and threw us for a bit of a loop from the start, but it definitely planted some intrigue in our mind. Looking forward to finding out more as the series plays out! Selena Jacobs is grateful to have her best friend by her side as she faces a trying time in her life. Knox McCoy has always been there through thick and thin, but she's never had the courage to admit her love for him. Wrong time, wrong place seems to be the motto of their attraction ... she laid the groundwork of walking away first, then by the time she was ready to admit to feelings, he was with someone else ... and so it played out for years. Suddenly in close proximity again with emotions running high, the guessing games finally come to a head with a powerful attraction not to be denied!  Knox has suffered too much loss in his life to be ready to take a chance on love again ... will the baby they made be enough to chance his mind?
emabubby More than 1 year ago
Selena Jacobs is reunited with her best friend Knox McCoy at her ex-husband's funeral. Having received a letter informing her that she has inherited his estate that she definitely doesn't want or need. She is a little surprised to see that she is not the only one who received the exact same letter but this little surprise is nothing compared to having her “dead ex-husband” walk in the funeral home very much alive. So begins a complicated story of close friends journey towards love and trust in oneself and each other. Ms. Yates has done a wonderful job with both her story-line and character development. This is an interesting stand-alone book with an HEA. I think the reader will enjoy this story and I am recommending this book. I received this advanced copy and I am freely posting this fair and balanced review.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
An emotional, inspiring, and heartbreaking story that took my breath away. I am a big fan of Maisey Yates's writing. I know she can take the reader to the deep, dark waters of emotional turmoil. Yet this story blew me away with its beautiful description of those raw feelings that makes you feel like you are drowning, suffocating, and burning inside out at the same time. I smiled, I laughed, I was in tears, and I loved every single word and moment of the tale. I kept going back, marveling at the beauty of the words string together and the sense of the events they were creating. Knox McCoy is not the half a man he used to be. He is living with an empty heart after losing his daughter for cancer and as a consequence, his wife. He feels empty, hallow, and like he has nothing to offer any more as a man. His only anchor during the storm is his best friend, Selena Jacobs, and there is no way on earth he is going to ruin that relationship by acting on his physical attraction towards her. Knox is a good man, he is kind, protective, generous, sexy, and capable. He is also sad, he is lost, afraid, and mourning for the life lost way too soon. Selena Jacobs' abusive childhood taught her not to want a romantic relationship, not to want a family of her own. She needed to be in charge, she needed to have the power over her own life, she could not be dependent on anyone else, that was the life lesson her parents gave her. Knox is the one person she trusted with her life and secrets and she protected that friendship over everything else in life. Even the burning attraction towards him that suddenly left her lightheaded. The connection between Knox and Selena is strong, tangible, and enduring, built over time. They were so tuned into each other, at times it felt like they were just one being, they knew each other like only old friends do, and the years of friendship was the foundation they could start to build something more, if only they dared to do take the leap. When a story pulls all the emotions out of you, when there is laughter, and fun banter, when there is ardent passion, deep-seated emotions, "the heights of love and the lows of loss", profound sadness, and joy that reaches the sky -- this is a must-read book! ~ Five Spoons
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Selena Jacobs life has just become a soap opera. As her world starts to cave in a around her, it's nice to know she has a shoulder to lean on. Knox McCoy is the friend she can always turn to when the world becomes to much. He holds the key to her heart. Secretly of course. What happens when scandal turns secret fantasies into realistic drama? And the shocks don't end there. The Rancher's Baby goes from romantic comedy to heartwarming read and back again. Friends to lovers is one scenario, I'll never tire of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a huge disappointment love this author, normally this book is actually terrible
LisaB95 More than 1 year ago
I’ll start off by saying I very rarely read romance without vampires and werewolves lol. And this cover isn’t the greatest. Why does Harlequin keep using cheesy 70’s and 80’s covers? Anyway, I gave this 4 stars because I’m judging it from the POV of reading it as someone who likes romances without vampires and werewolves. It was very sweet and touching. And easy read. It’s so easy to see why Selena always kept Knox from knowing her true feelings because she didn’t want to ruin a great friendship in case it went bad. Sometimes I wish we could see the future so we could make the right decisions. And I wonder how things would turn out and what would be different. Maybe the timing would be wrong and things wouldn’t work out because of that. But now that she has another chance, she isn’t wasting it. And she will cherish him all the more for it. This is a really swoon worthy couple.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Selena Jacobs has never really made time to find love, always putting something before it, or making excuses of why she is isn't ready for it, all because she bare witness to what happens when love goes wrong when she was just a young girl. Watching her parents marriage unravel left her brokenhearted and not wanting to ever go through that herself, so she has always taken the safe route when it comes to men, especially with her best friend Knox. When they met back in college, she knew instantly that if given the chance he could be her "one", but they were both too young and busy for that so she kept him waiting in the wings as her friend, and then she wound up making a choice that eventually pushed him into the arms of another woman. From that point on he became off limits for anything other than friendship, but circumstances are different for them both now, and she thinks she is finally ready to give them a shot... problem is Knox just ended a marriage and can't find it in himself to offer her anything more, now she must decide if it is really worth the risk? The Rancher's baby is a sweet and touching tale that is sure to give you the feels and tug on your heartstrings! The well crafted story line centers around two friends that have always harbored secret crushes for one another, and never had the courage to act on those feelings... until now. Watching these two dance around one another was quite entertaining, "the will they, won't they" dance kept me on the edge of my seat in anticipation. And while they danced the sparks arched around them, and things took a spicy little turn, one that had me in need of a fan...these two really knew how to crank up the heat!! I really enjoyed this newest installment to the Texas Cattlemen's Club series, it was a perfectly balanced romance read that left me craving more, so I forsee a return trip in the very near future! Highly recommend this one!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I love the BFF to more trope + Maisey is a go to for sorbet, so it was win win. I liked Selena and Knox. They both have a serious and hurtful backstory and I loved the history between them. Of course they’ve always been attracted to each other, but never acted on it, so you can only imagine the UST that was floating around. Plot wise, it was a bit more drama and angsty than I would have liked, but I did enjoy reading them figure things out. And the epilogue was very sweet. Overall, it was a short, quick read with characters I really liked. **Huge thanks to Harlequin for providing the arc free of charge**