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Rancher to the Rescue

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Damsel in a wedding dress!

Jilted at the altar, celebrity chef Meghan Finnegan flees the scene—and the baying press—only to run straight into the muscled torso of Cash Sullivan.

The former rodeo champion knows what it's like to have your life crumble in the spotlight, so he offers Meghan a place to lie low at his ranch.

Fresh air, no paparazzi and the brooding rancher's lazy
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Being left at the altar by your darling husband has to be is bad enough for any woman, you have to face the stares, the whispers,finger pointing and the nasty remarks, all whilst the hero of your dreams is off doing who knows what. But if he also goes as far as suggesting you get rid of the baby your caring I say push the idiot off a cliff and run as far as you can, for he will never be worth it.

In this very sweet and sensual read from Jennifer Faye this is the situation our heroine Meghan faces
Nancy Crocker
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Rancher to The Rescue: Meghan Finnegan is a bride on the run. Jilted by the Groom when she approached the Altar she can’t make her escape fast enough. It was bad enough he didn’t want her but he didn’t want the baby she was carrying either. Going so far as suggesting she end her pregnancy. Running straight to Cash she asks for his help in making her escape. A local celebrity chef she just wants to hide away for a little while and make some decisions on how to move on.

Cash Sullivan knows a th
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jennifer-faye
I adored Rancher to the Rescue and came away thinking to myself why on earth don't I read more books with Cowboys as the Heroes?!?

Where do I begin with what I really loved about this book? I think the start would be a fantastic place. If the first chapter can draw me in i'm hooked, I cant put a book down if the opening is great. Rancher to the Rescue had the best opening! We meet celebrity-chef Meghan Finnegan fleeing from the church... on her wedding day! And while that's made me sit up, what's
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
She was the perfect bride, the TV celebrity chef who was about to have the perfect wedding, to be broadcasted on television. As she reached the altar, the groom informed her that he neither wanted her nor their unborn child. She bolted from the Church in shock and horror and, not exactly a knight in shining armor on a white horse, more like a cowboy with a pickup truck. But it was enough to get her away from the humiliating scene while her 'jilted' bridegroom confessed ignorance ...more
Nas Dean
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing

RANCHER TO THE RESCUE by debut author Jennifer Faye is a July 2013 release by Harlequin Romance.

Meghan Finnegan gets dumped right when she is standing next to her groom at the altar. And the groom knew she was carrying his baby. So he in effect rejected her as well as their child.
Running out from the church, she meets Cash Sullivan, who is later accused of stealing the bride. He provides sanctuary to a pregnant Meg. And Meg realizes that she is attracted to him. But would Cash accept her with h
Victoria James
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rancher to the Rescue captured my attention right from page one. A pregnant bride on the run, a charming, unsuspecting cowboy and a story line that is pure romance. Cash and Meghan's chemistry is instant. Cash is the type of hero I adore-a man who would do anything to help the people he cares about. Meghan is a wonderful heroine, and despite the vulnerable position she is in, her strength shines through. The characters had depth, and they both had to overcome obstacles from their past in order t ...more
Michelle Styles
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lovely debut for an author who is sure to tug at the heart strings.
When a hard bitten recluse cowboy is faced with a runaway bride who is being hounded by the press, he acts in the only he knows how -- opening his home to her but he rapidly discovers that his heart is not as immune as he thought.
Really good fun to read on an indulgent evening.
Barbara Ann
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, romance
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one, which has been opened for us." --Helen Keller

Rancher to the Rescue is a sweet, feel-good romance that will appeal to romance readers. The story is about second chances and finding happiness where you least expect.

Meghan Finnegan’s planned dreams of a happily-ever-after have fallen apart before they even have a chance to begin. Now, she faces an uncertain future as she strug
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very sweet romance between two people who are vulnerable but do their best not to show it. Meg is at the altar to marry her fiance and the father of her baby when he tells her he doesn't want her or the baby. As a celebrity chef, the ceremony was being filmed, and as she fled she was followed by photographers. She managed to hide in Cash's truck and begged him to take her away. Having some experience with paparazzi he helps her out by taking her to his ranch to hide out. They are drawn to each ...more
Rated 3.5 stars - Also posted at my blog, TBR MOUNTAIN RANGE.

A sweet love story about a bride on the run from an almost wedding mistake, straight into the arms of a handsome rancher. Will Cash be able to convince celebrity chef Meg that his love is worth the chance?

Cash Sullivan, former rodeo champion, agrees to take his grandmother to a wedding but regrets his kindness when the bride-to-be runs, then decides to hide in his truck to escape reporters. Unwilling to let her fall victim to the papar
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I admit cowboys have never been my thing, they just haven't. But earlier this year I had the privilege of reading a great western and that one book changed my whole point of view about the good ole' southern gentlemen I was missing out on and I must confess, I have been hooked ever since.

Thankfully Rancher to the Rescue, while not a western per se, definitely has one hunky cowboy in it and he was pretty hard to resist. He met my expectations for what a southern man should be and then some.

This w
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
I found Rancher to the Rescue to be an absolutely delightful story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Meghan Finnegan runs into Cash Sullivan as she is fleeing from the Church on her wedding day after realizing that the marriage was just not meant to be. With a horde of reporters chasing after her, she begs Cash to get her out of there, which he reluctantly does. Against his better judgement and at the insistence of his grandmother, he agrees to let Meghan hideout at his ranch while she pulls herself to ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, contemporary
Posted on What I'm Reading

I was fortunate to get a chance to read Jennifer Faye's debut Rancher to the Rescue. Let tell you that this story is sweet and will leave you with a warm-fuzzy feeling in the end.

At the beginning of the story, we catch a glimpse of our run away bride, Meghan Finnegan. The natural thought would be to assume she got cold feet and decided to get away. Cash Sullivan believes the cold feet theory. However, he can't leave a damsel in distress, so he decides to help Meg make h
Meghan Finnegan cannot believe the audacity of her fiancée, dumping her literally at the alter while she is carrying his child. Meghan makes a run for it, literally, disregarding the spectators and finds herself in the truck with former rodeo star Cash Sullivan. Meghan has no idea who he is, but she is indebted to him for his no questions asked demeanor and willing to help a person he doesn’t know.

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Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Meghan Finnegan, celebrity chef, flees after being jilted at the alter.
Cash Sullivan, former rodeo champion offers Meghan a place to lie low at his ranch.
Fresh air, beauty ever where you looked, and Cash's smile, all make Meghan not want to leave her sanctuary. But she and her unborn baby can't stay here forever...can they?
The spontaneity of this book, keeps you wanting more even after the last words are read. 5 stars
Requested ARC Review: Rancher to the Rescue by Jennifer Faye

Rating= 4/5


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"Top Pick! Fun, quirky and romantic, Faye's tale moves along without a hitch, with an original storyline and solid characters." RT Book Reviews. rated 4 1/2 stars ...more
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
(This review will be on my blog, The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl, at the end of June).

Romances aren't usually my thing, but I like to get out of my comfort zone every now and again. I'm really glad I did though because Rancher to the Rescue by Jennifer Faye was such a sweet read.

Okay, I won't reiterate what the blurb says because it describes what the book is about perfectly (which is a rarity amongst books these days). Just now that with this book, what you see is what y
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Rancher to the Rescue is my first Jennifer Faye novel and it certainly won't be my last. I really enjoyed this sweetly, innocent story of letting go of the past, embracing the present and anticipating the future.

Meghan Finnegan is a runaway bride. At the alter her "soon to be" husband whispers to her that he doesn't want to marry her. She runs from the church and goes into hiding. No one knows where she is and her ex-fiance' takes the opportunity to play the jilted lover. Never does he admit tha
Shirley Frances
Meghan needs to get away to sort her life out and plan her future. With nowhere to go without the press hounding her she gets in the nearest open truck and pleads for the driver to take her away. All of a sudden Cash finds himself looking through the veil of a wedding dress to the woman who just up and sat in the cab of his truck and demanded that he drive away. Noticing something in her face that alerted him that this was not merely a case of cold feet before a wedding, Cash complies having no ...more
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, wishlist, romance
Meghan Finnegan, a celebrity chef, ran out of her own wedding into Cash's truck. She begs him to take off and not wanting his face to be plastered in front of the tabloids, yet again, Cash decides to help her against his better judgement.

Cash Sullivan (not related to the Sullivan's from Bella Andre's Sullivan Series), not wanting to go to the wedding anyway but he had promised to be his grandmother's escort, goes anyway. He is waiting outside when he sees the bride, running away from the church.
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Totally enjoyed this book. This booked is very uplifting ... laughter is very good for the soul ... :-) !!!! Loved Gramma ! Romantic ... action packed with suspense too.
I couldn't put the book down once I started ... and read it through to the end .... and didn't want it to finish ...
Thanks for a great book Jennifer Faye !!!

Intriguing sweet romance, cowboy rancher - city girl in hiding storyline., A cowboy with a past that haunts him and pushes him into hiding and squashes him from the basic
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rancher to the Rescue

By Jennifer Faye


   Cash Sullivan does not believe in love for himself, or others really, and he knows that he is bad news for any decent female to get involved with.  But he is the only one on hand when Meghan Finnegan ran out of her wedding where her now ex-fiancée had just dumped her at the altar, and now reporters were hot on her heels.

   Being a gentleman Cash helped her get away from the church and then went back for his grandmother.  Martha Sullivan is a big fan of t
Beverly Ovalle
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a tried and true premise. Runaway bride and strong silent type to the rescue and it works! I thoroughly enjoyed Rancher to the Rescue. The main characters are loveable and you know what motivates both of them throughout. Their initial meeting will give you a chuckle until you see what a pig the groom left behind at the altar really was. Without even meeting him, he is a villain to despise! Gram is the main supporting character, but you see her influence in the man Cash is without her bei ...more
H.L. Laffin
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading “Rancher to the Rescue” by Jennifer Faye, and what a fabulous way to enter the Harlequin world of books.
Right from the start she had me with Megan running away from her wedding. With Cash sitting in his truck watching this woman have a change of heart.
Jennifer’s story was filled with tenderness, emotions, and courage. Both characters had to overcome simple problems that only the other character seemed to be able to help the other with. Cash and Megan were drawn to each
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Reviewed by Mona
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Starting off I’m rating this book a 5. It was sweet, heartwarming, funny, and heartbreaking. Rancher to the Rescue is about two people who are strangers that get to know each other and take care of each other without ever passing judgement.

First off, we meet Megan Finnegan,the bride who is also a famous TV cook known as The Jiffy Cook. On the day of her wedding, she does not make it down the aisle. She makes a break for it right into Cash Sulliv
Heather Anne
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love stories that involve a handsome rancher in them. Perhaps it is from growing up in the saddle and watching the movie, 8 Seconds, that has me swooning over men in cowboy hats. Rancher to the Rescue is a charming story of falling in love when you least expect it and in the most unconventional way. I loved Meghan from the beginning when you meet her as she is fleeing from the one man she thought she’d spend the rest of her life with. And when Cash came into her life, you instantly ...more
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rancher to the Rescue is a very sweet romance and I felt that Cash was a goner from the moment he saw Meghan but he fights it. He honestly thinks it is for the best. I liked how cash is tough but a big softy and takes care of Meghan. I also liked the unique backgrounds that Meghan and Cash have. Meghan is a Cook on a local TV station and Cash is a Rancher.

Though this story is a bit predictable I still really enjoyed watching Cash and Meghan work through the past that they don't want to deal with
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, first-reads
This was a sweet, warm, cuddly read for me. I enjoyed the characters, but the grandma was my favorite because she was just like a grandma should be. Meg's situation was one I think no woman would ever want to deal with....being a cook-even on small time TV- and having to deal with the judgement of everyone when they don't have all of the information about her situation. Hiding out would be something most of us would want to do until we had some answers and some sort of plan. Finding that you car ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
For such a sweet cowboy story this was one quick read! I just adored it!

Meghan Finnegan is a small town celebrity because of her cooking show. The press is supposed to film her getting married only at the last minute her fiancé decides that he doesn’t want their child that she is carrying. So off she runs and runs into Cash Sullivan.

Cash is a former rodeo cowboy. Now he runs his own ranch and looks after his sweet grandma. It is because of his grandma that he is even at this wedding and is now
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