“We believe the infant girl under our protection is your daughter.”
With that, rancher Ryder Wilson’s world turns upside down. But he’s determined to make a home for the baby his late estranged wife left on a stranger’s doorstep. Local lawyer Greer Templeton is there to help, after growing attached to little Layla during the search for her daddy. It’s enough to make Ryder propose a marriage of convenience. But does love factor into his Christmas promise?
About the Author
A frequent name on bestseller lists, Allison Leigh's highpoint as a writer is hearing from readers that they laughed, cried or lost sleep while reading her books. She’s blessed with an immensely patient family who doesn’t mind (much) her time spent at her computer and who gives her the kind of love she wants her readers to share in every page. Stay in touch at www.allisonleigh.com and @allisonleighbks.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With that, rancher Ryder Wilson’s world turns upside down. But he’s determined to make a home for the baby his late estranged wife left on a stranger’s doorstep. Local lawyer Greer Templeton is there to help, after growing attached to little Layla during the search for her daddy. It’s enough to make Ryder propose a marriage of convenience. But does love factor into his Christmas promise? This was a quick read, perfect for the holidays. It was a pretty standard plot but was a good book with likable characters. I really enjoyed it. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
It’s always a pleasure to read another Double C series by author Allison Leigh I adored Maggie and Ali’s stories, finally get Geer’s. As much as I love the little town of Weaver, Geer and Ryder’s story takes place in Braden which isn’t far from Weaver. Ryder Wilson thought his world could not get any more turned upside down than it had. Boy, is he in for a shock. Surprise you’re a daddy. When Ryder takes on fatherhood head on he realizes that keeping a nanny is hard work. At his wits end Ryder besides the idea of a marriage of convenience might not be a bad thing, as long as him as his new wife understood the boundaries. Geer Templeton works as a lawyer at the PD office, she and her family have been looking for Layla’s father for three months imagine their surprise when he was in the town of Braden. Geer promised herself and family she would find a way for them all to be in Layla’s life. What Geer did not expect was throwing her hat in the ring to be wife to one Ryder Wilson. There was heat between Ryder and Geer without question, but there was a more powerful pull of these two characters for me as a reader. Ryder even though I wanted to smack him a few times his character really grew into this book. I melt at the special moments with Layla and when he talks to his Aunt Adilene. Geer has lost her heart to both father and child; can she truly go into this deal with protecting her heart? Ryder thought his housekeeper’s idea might work out and if he can get Geer to agree all the better. Greer seems to be the likely person in this scenario, all they must remember is to keep their hearts out of the deal. Supporting characters are amazing as always, most from the first books in the Double C series. What I enjoyed most about them is how Allison Leigh let her characters grow from book to book. Their bond is the family, which last forever. Enjoyed watching the Templeton Triplets banter. I have to admit I hope we get to see what gender Ali and Geer’s little ones are…I don’t know why but I think Ali and Grant are for a shock. The Ranchers Christmas Promise was a heartfelt holiday read, that spoke of parenthood unknown and known, of family. Allison Leigh covered it all. I have read all of the Double-C Ranch series, I hope to see this series grow. I will be going back to grab the earlier books that relate. Rated 5 Stilettos by Deb!
I received a free, advance copy of this book from NetGalley.com. This is my unbiased and voluntary review. Ryder Wilson is shocked when 3 strangers come to his door claiming that an abandoned baby is his. He had already fought off a false claim of paternity once before and was not going through that again. His wife had left him a year ago after 2 weeks of marriage and he had not heard from her since. But when he learns that the baby was named after his mother, he decides to keep her regardless, as it is the right thing to do. Because the baby is sort of related to the Templeton family, they all want to be involved, but Ryder doesn't want anything to do with them, until his housekeeper and nanny both quit. Two of the Templeton triplets and happily married and pregnant, by attorney, Greer, is at a crossroads of her life, unhappy with her career and feeling she wants what her sisters have. After Ryler jokes about advertising for a wife instead of a nanny, she thinks very hard about the position. I have not read any of the previous books in the series and there are a lot of characters introduced, but the author does a fairly good job of filling in the blanks. The main characters are adeptly developed and the scenario compelling.