The Rancher's Rose by Elle Christensen
Series: Ranchers Only #2
Published by Self-published on September 3rd 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When forbidden sparks ignite, they’ll have to choose whether to burn or snuff out the fire.
Rose Locke has loved Garrison Keeler since she was fourteen-years-old. He drove her crazy, treating her like his annoying baby sister, but she was convinced that one day when she was all grown up, everything would change.
Garrison has always felt protective of his best friend’s little sister, but when she turned eighteen and he suddenly realized she was a woman, it turned into possession. However, their twelve-year age difference put them on different paths and Garrison pushed her away to make sure she followed her dreams.
Six years later, Rose returns home, and the passion flares once again. Garrison knows that this time, he won’t be able to let her go. He’s determined to convince Rose to give him another chance and he won’t take no for an answer.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
The Rancher’s Rose was a cute, sexy and sweet read I enjoyed very much. It reminded me of the first few Alexa Riley stories I read, just a bit less raunchy and with more story to it.
Garrison had always seen Rose, his best friend’s half-sister, as the little sister he never had. His protective brotherly feelings take a turn for the not-brotherly-at-all when she turns 18 and he suddenly realizes she’s all woman. Incredibly attracted to her but conscious that their 12 year age difference is not in Rose’s best interest, he pushes her away when she makes her feelings for him known.
Fast forward 6 years and Rose is back home at the ranch for good after finishing college. Set on avoiding Garrison as much as humanly possible, she’ll have the surprise of her life when he is not at all down with her plan.
“I stopped lying to myself and admitted that Rose was mine. Fuck our age difference and every other thing that stood between us.”
Garrison was one sexy cowboy, and once he realized what his feelings for Rose were, he was all in not only to win her back, but to keep her forever. He was sweet, funny and stubborn as a mule, which ended up working in his favor.
“I fell in love with you when we had our first kiss. I’m still in love with you. And, I’ll love you even more on the day you marry me. And even more on the day you have our first baby.”
Rose was one very upfront and confident young woman. She was maybe more stubborn than Garrison, but it was seriously fun to watch them butting heads. She was sassy and had no problem telling it like it is. I really enjoyed watching them get together as they had some really hot chemistry.
Along with these two, I got to meet the couple from the previous installment in this series and, Ophelia especially, charmed me and have me excited about reading their story.
“Besides, if he breaks your heart again, I’ll castrate him, James will kill him, and we’ll bury him and his jewels on opposite sides of the earth so that even in the afterlife, he’ll be as ball-less as he was on earth.”
Fun, sexy and sweet, The Rancher’s Rose was exactly what I needed, a quick satisfying bordering on OTT insta-love romance.
Rating: 3.5+ “Save a horse… it never gets old” Stars
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