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His Reluctant Rancher

(Three River Ranch #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  56 reviews
The last place city girl Desiree Burke expected to find herself was living at and working on a ranch, much less butting heads with the ranch’s sexy cowboy owner, Zach Gamble. But that’s exactly where she ends up after an incident at work leads her to her best friend Rory’s doorstep. Desiree is a gifted physical therapist, and Rory knows exactly where her brand of tough lov ...more
ebook, 210 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss) (first published February 10th 2013)
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Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This was a very sweet contemporary romance with a lot of heart. It was a story of love amongst tragedy and family made by more than just blood. His Reluctant Rancher is the second in the Three River Ranch series set in rural Montana on Ranches and let me tell you, I love me some HOT cowboys!

Zach is a HOT cowboy but a bit of a broken one. He’s lived through a tragic car accident that killed his younger brother and seriously injured his father. He’s coping with survivor’s guilt as well a
Jenn Scranton
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Eh. His Reluctant Rancher is one of those books that is really hard to review...

The plot line is rather depressing through out. Des is on the verge of loosing her physical therapy license and Zach's family is recovery from a family tragedy. Zach's father is practically paralyzed, his brother is dead and on top of that they are about to lose their family ranch because he cannot run it all by himself. Oh, did I mention that he caused the accident...

All you really read about was the tip-toe dance
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Um so omg my quote of book one is on the cover?!? So exciting!

This was another super cute read from Roxanne Snopek! I love the community in these books and the characters are just wonderful.

There is an intense romance going on between Des and Zach. Both characters are just so determined at what they do, so watching them butt heads was actually kind of comical at times. Des is so dedicated to her job, while Zach is more about his family and the ranch.

The focus on friendship and family in this one
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a great story of love you can find it with His Reluctant Rancher. Desiree who is a strong woman who speaks her mind. She is currently struggling due to situation at work. Zach is a rancher who has always struggled with his place in his family since he was adopted. Des has come to help Zach's family after tragic accident. Des and Zach will learn from each other. Both will help to find their place. The whole story is filled with characters who will help Des and Zach realize ...more
Kristin Bush
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was an awesome read! The best part to me was the fact that it was not cliche'. Right when I thought I knew what has going to happen next, something entirely different happened. I also like that the supporting characters were not the typical characters, like the sister, usually they are so friendly and buddy buddy, not Celia. I also liked the hero & heroine, they weren't your typical male and female and they had very well thought out back stories.
I expected to love this novel and I was NOT disappointed. I have come to expect infuriatingly/endearingly real characters and unpredictable story lines written with heart and with wry, understated humour and that is why I will always come back to read the novels of Roxanne Snopek (and her excellent non-fiction too, truth be told.)

His Reluctant Rancher is a categorical romance and if you read romances, you are going to love this novel. But it's a cross-over because if you don't usually read roman
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

I will be the first to the beginning this book did not grab my attention and keep me captivated. But when I finally got sucked in, it truly became a page turner. If you read the first book in the series, THREE RIVERS RANCH, then you know there was an attraction between Desiree and Zach. This is NOT the story I pictured for them. Roxanne has taken Zach to the brink, just stopping short of pushing him over th
Janna Shay
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
His Reluctant Rancher is an enjoyable and entertaining romance. Roxanne Snopek does an excellent job of taking the struggles in life, mixing it with sizzling chemistry and sexual tensions, adding a little sass, humor and drama, and coming up with an amazing story. A story of healing, family, responsibilities, physical attraction, and love. Her use of characters throughout the book, both main and secondary, adds depth and richness to the storyline. She takes situations that usually travel a dark ...more
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once again Roxanne Snopek has given us a book that was a pleasure to read with lovely endearing characters and a storyline that is touching and romantic, with moments that tug on the heartstrings, but perfectly balanced with wit and moments that make you smile.

We met Desiree and Zach in Three River Ranch and both were characters I loved; they generated many of the humourous moments and banter with Rory and Carson. Whilst the humour is still there, I found it a much more emotional journey and my
Oh hello, sexy cowboys!! I love a delicious fella in jeans and boots! I love the feisty ladies in these books! They really know how to make a cowpoke take notice! Each book is really well written and entertaining Great pacing and wonderful storytelling.

The first book introduces you to the ranch and all the wonderful denizens. This series has some really engaging characters that have you eagerly rooting for happy endings. They also have the standard drama moments but not overly angsty.

Light on th
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful heartwarming story, I fell in love with all the characters. The story is about Zack and Desiree’s journey, but also Zack’s family and rebuilding a life, when you feel like giving up. I think this story shows there is always hope, you just need to find it and don’t shut everyone out. Zack and Desiree have a chemistry that is so hot and sexy will leave you panting. I loved the storyline and how no detail seemed to be missed; the story had a perfect flow and is very well written. I even h ...more
Cary Morton
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You can read my complete and honest review here:
Tina "IRead2Escape"
4.5 stars

His Reluctant Rancher is the amazing 2nd book in the Three River Ranch series by Roxanne Snopek. This is such a great series surrounding some really interesting characters. Each character has a mind and a personality of their own, which makes it all the more fun to read their stories.

Desiree is mad and scared all at the same time. Blamed for a work related accident she is on leave until it can be investigated. She knows she did nothing wrong, but it doesn’t stop her from being hurt an
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ranches + Romance = Montanan Approved!

When a car accident not only took his brother's life but left his father severely impaired physically, Zach Gamble was left to run the family ranch alone. With debt piling and the family struggling with grief he's done the best he can to hold it all together. Enter Desiree Burke, annoying friend of a friend. Des is on leave after a work incident has forced her to be suspended. Helping the Gamble family get their patriarch back on his feet seems like a win-wi
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Originally posted on What I'm Reading

The last time we saw Desiree was in Three River Ranch trying to talk her friend Rory to move back to Billings. However, Rory ended up staying at Three River. Which happens to be a good thing, because Des is having a tad bit of problem at the beginning of the story and needs a change of scenery. Plus, Carson's buddy Zach is in need of help and Des is the perfect person to help. After all she happens to be an excellent physical therapist. She might be the right
Cristina ❤️
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Okay, I don't know how to start (but I already do that :) ). This book was...unexpected. It's the first book with cowboys I've ever read and it was a new experience. At the beginning I was a little confused because I didn't know what had happened and it was a pure confusion. But after I read more I caught the ideea.

This book is about Desiree, a woman who is therapist and she lost her job. She have to move at her friend, Rory, who was living in a ranch with her husband and her children. There she
Hsiau Wei
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is the 2nd installation in the Three River Ranch series and is the story of Desiree and Zach; best friend of Rory and Carson. Desiree went to visit Rory on invitation by Carson to assist in the rehabilitation of Zach’s father who is on a wheelchair after her career as physiologist was suspended pending an investigation due to a complaint from her patient. Zach, who have survived the accident that has killed his brother and caused his father to be on a wheel chair is determine to should ...more
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
His Reluctant Rancher by Roxanne Snopek is a sweet continuation to Three River Ranch, staring Zach and Desiree, Rory’s and Carson’s respective best friends.

Desiree Burke has always been a city girl, expecting the best life can offer and every luxury available. After a childhood full of misery, she has built a hard shell to protect her heart. She doesn’t want anything permanent with anyone and being a physical therapist is her dream job, for it gives her the control she wants, the lack of permane
Lyndi W.
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
3.5 stars Honestly, I would have enjoyed some more time on Des rehabbing Joe. Those were some of the most interesting parts of the story. The characters were a bit frustrating - it felt like everyone was determined to make and keep themselves miserable. The sex between Zach and Des happens off-page, fade to black kinda thing. It's mostly heated glances and a couple stolen kisses. Tame, but still an enjoyable story.
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, arc, romance
**Provided by Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for an honest review**

The second book in the Three River Ranch series and the best one so far.

I loved the interaction between Desiree and Zach, and loved watching the romance bloom from the small spark to overcome their fears and stubbornness.

A wonderful story.
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
His Reluctant Rancher was a wonderful story! It's about two people who have never felt they were capable of being loved. Through life's twist and turns they are put together and learn to overcome their fears and doubts. A truly heartwarming story that will make laugh, cry and fall in love with Three River Ranch once again!
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sans grand intérêt. Des idées mais rien derrière sauf de l'ennui. Des passages inutiles, une romance sans émotions... Je crois que je vais m'arrêter à ce tome pour cette série plutôt décevante au bout de 2 tomes.
Romantic Reads and Such
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
His Reluctant Rancher is a fantastic story about healing, falling in love, and finding your footing again. For more, please visit http://romanticreadsandsuch.wordpress...
Deeana Galindo
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great second book I am excitednto hear about Cece story as well as Carson brother story,
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant story really enjoyed this second book well-written very moving story loved the characters,loved the cover aswell can't wait to see what's next by this author,
Cocktails and Books
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book, from the minute I started to the second I finished it, I loved it! It was an emotional roller coaster of emotional ups and downs, family turmoil and tough love. It was a book filled with so much more than just a story, the characters felt so real and there were times where I laughed at their antics, then at times cried like a baby. This story pulled at my heart strings in more ways than I can count. The writing was beautiful and flowed on the pages, it was captivating, ...more
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-western
This book was a little more difficult for me to decide upon a rating and review (hence the 3.5). I had to stew on this book for a few days, to really know how I felt about it. I feel that depending upon your personal tastes, this book could be very good. The book was okay, but not really what I had been expected. There were aspects of this story that are unique and potentially enjoyable, but it just seemed a litle bit off on my personal preferences. I kind of liked it, but I wasn't really totall ...more
Voici la suite de À l'aube des jours heureux - Tome 1 de Roxanne Snopek et même si cela n'avait pas été un coup de coeur pour moi, je désirais tout de même lire la suite.
Je dois dire que pour le coup, Roxanne Snopek est remontée en flèche avec ce tome 2. Loin du coup de coeur encore une fois, j'ai quand même passée un bon moment avec ces personnages.

Dans Nouveaux départs, on découvre la copine de Rory, l’héroïne principale du T1. Vous savez, la kinésithérapeute, Dési, celle qui pour rien au mond
Romancing the Book
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

His Reluctant Rancher is a heartwarming, feel good and fast paced story that took me through a lot of emotions – laughing, crying, sorrow, fear, determination and happiness. I could feel the romance and love of numerous couples in the story. Marnie and Joe’s love for each other shown through as well as Rory’s and Carson’s for each other. Desiree (Des) and Zach had a powerful chemistry and it
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