***5 ‘Rightest Thing’ Stars***
I was all kinds of excited when it was announced that this book would be about Luke and Kelli because I already liked both of them, but then when I saw that there would be a ‘fake relationship’ thing going on, well, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their story and A Rancher’s Bride did not disappoint! It was a fun, sweet and smexy read and filled with great characters and a lot of heart.
Kelli is a spitfire. This girl is made of grit, steel and a whole lot of heart. She may be a little cautious when it comes to letting people in, but when she does, she gives them everything she has and then some. Luke is a sweetheart, an Alpha, but a sweetheart. He’s hard working and loves what he does. He can be a little clueless at times, but once he figures things out, he’s all in.
Kelli and Luke’s journey to their HEA was a lot of fun. What helped things along was the fact that they were already friends, but what made it fun was how their views of each other evolved over the course of the book and how they realized that they were perfect for each other. I loved their bantering and the smexy was HAWT! There are a few bumps in their road, but nothing OTT craycray, though there were a few little twists here and there that definitely kept things interesting.
I’m a #fangirl of the authors, have been for a long time, and her books always hit the spot. They are what I label “no muss, no fuss” types of romance, no matter the trope she chooses to tackle because she keeps things on the level. The drama is there, but never gets into the OTT realm and the characters, ALL the characters, are well written and leave an impression. And while this is the last book of this particular series, this isn’t the last time we’ll be seeing any of these characters since there will be more romance coming out of Heart Falls and I cannot wait to see what happens next!
~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~
Welcome to Heart Falls, where there's more at stake than the future of the Silver Stone ranch.
A standalone novel by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.
With the ranch teetering on the brink of disaster, accepting an invitation to the gala of the year is a top business priority for Luke Stone. Having a significant other on his arm isn’t merely a good idea, it’s a necessity. Doesn't matter that he’s currently single—there’s a logical solution. Kelli is easy company, a vital part of ranch operations, and willing to sing Silver Stone’s praises all day long. She’ll be perfect.
Kelli James has kept a lot of secrets over the eight years since she boldly walked onto the ranch. Her biggest challenge, though, has been hiding her crush on the sexiest cowboy she’s ever laid eyes on. When Luke informs her they’re headed to the mountains for a week-long, work-related event, she’s not sure what to expect.
That he signed her up to play the part of the perfect rancher’s bride-to-be wasn’t it…
Release Date: November 20th, 2018
Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They're humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she's got the best job in the world, and she's looking forward to giving readers more HEAs. She lives in B.C. Canada with her husband of many years and a fluffy attack Shitzu named Luna who ignores everyone except when treats are deployed.
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