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Rising Assets (Maverick Montana #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,928 Ratings  ·  213 Reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

Friends with benefits was never the plan…

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give
ebook, 250 pages
Published March 31st 2014 by Entangled: Brazen
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Lisa Jayne
Mar 31, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it really liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict

***Release day Sale just 0.99 pennies!!***


This series is pure comfort reading, the family life, the romance, the cowboy theme all equate to well spent reading moments. The only question I have for myself is, why did it take me so long to read a novel by this author? If her brazen series is anything to go by then her other novels are a must read. 'Rising assets' is the type of book that left me with a healthy dose of the feel good factor and a longing for Zanetti to carry on w
Apr 01, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, for-review

You can find my full review at Sinfully Sexy.

4 Stars

“Friends with benefits was never the plan...”


Rising Assets by Rebecca Zanetti is book three in her Maverick Montana series. Close life-long friends finally decide to give in to their hidden desires crossing over the carefully erected boundaries of their friendship and take a chance on love. Will it be nothing more than a sexy friends-with-benefits arrangement that could lead to shattered hearts or can their connection blossom into a de
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Sweet and Sexy Cowboy Stars

Friends with benefits was never the plan...

This was not my first book by Rebecca Zanetti, but it was the first book I read for this series. I'm a sucker for a steamy friends to lovers story, and this one delivered it in spades. You get a sexy cowboy, a sassy heroine, 2 friends that grew up together, and some verra steamy cowboy loving. If you're looking for a light and easy read, that's low on unnecessary angst, high on steam, has likeable characters and a great
Apr 11, 2014 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it
I read Rising Assets immediately after a really depressing and frustrating read, thinking that I needed something hot, fun, and passionate with very little drama or angst to get me back into a decent mood. Rising Assets was that and much more being one of my favorite types of romance: friends-to-lovers! Add in sexy, bossy cowboys, and loving family and I was back in book bliss!

Melanie, Colton, and Hawk have been best friends while growing up in the small town of Mineral Lake, Montana. Melanie h
Mar 29, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Entangled/Brazen Fans, Cowboy Western fun, Rebecca Zanetti Fans
4 Push/Pull of Friends, Dash of Ticking Clock, Just feels Right Stars * * * *

Mother Nature played some serious tricks when she set up the ways of the world. She made it possible for us to have offsprings yet she also said there was a time limit for us, women....She didn't do that with the male... no, they can continue to create till the cows come home and they are old and grey... But us... we, women folk... we have that pesky internal clock that ticks ticks and sometimes the alarm rings out soon
Claire Robinson
4.5 - Hot Cowboy Stars!

It's Live and only 99p for a limited time!!!

The Lodge/Freeze brothers and the whole Maverick Montana series as a whole are definitely up there in my top 5 Series.

Reasons as to why –

• Smooth talking, dirty action, hard working Cowboys with hearts of gold.
• Sassy, independent, easy to like Heroines, that aren’t afraid to stick up for themselves and those that they care about.
• Enjoyable and easy to read stories, with a large extended cast of characters.
• Books that you know
A sweet friends to lovers story. Here is my breakdown:

* It made for an easy and simple romance - no unnecessary drama or angst
* It was a complete story with a HEA which is nice considering it’s a series

* I think it is overpriced at its current $2.99 listing - it was just around 200 pages and nothing overly memorable at that
* Pretty cliché and easily predictable
* The hero and heroine were supposed to be best friends since childhood, but I didn’t feel much of a connection between the t
Mar 31, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4.5 Stars
Ending ~ 5 Happy Stars!
Overall Rating ~ 5 Stars

OH MY! I LOVED this book from the first to the last page! The story line was FANTASTIC! The characters were PHENOMENAL ! I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I sighed.

Colton and Melanie had been friends their entire lives. They live in a small town were gossip travels fast and furious, and because of that,
Mar 22, 2014 Kara rated it liked it

A cowboy named Colton and a cowgirl named Melanie. Best friends from 4 years old...god, I do love a great story.

Zanetti is a great author. From the beginning she can pull me into the story and capture my attention. I really this Lodge/Freeze family. All the brothers and the little sister have such powerful bond - I feel invested too.

Book four better be Hawk and little Dawn!...please.

*ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
Apr 02, 2014 Sandra rated it liked it
Wtf? I hate it when an author is telling a lovely story and suddenly throws in a huge pile of bullshit on something that would never happen. I want Rebecca to clarify the cow scene. Our lovely hero is helping our heroine and then "tackles" a pregnant cow, is big enough to have one knee on her neck and one on her flank and can use a pair of cutters to clip barbed wire off the cows neck. Without harming the cow or the calf in utero. A cow that is large enough to calf is around 1100 lbs. and it is ...more
Apr 03, 2014 Karen111 rated it it was ok
This was a disappointing read for me, considering I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. This book was all over the place, with every drama thrown at it. The first half went well, but then it all went downhill after that.

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, an
Apr 08, 2014 Jamie rated it really liked it
Sexy and sweet! Can't go wrong with this series for a quick fun ride!
DNF at around 55%

Reading this book went a lot like


I read the sample and was immediately hooked. But the more I read the more things I found that I didn't like.

One, Melanie and Colton were supposed to be best friends, and I never got that feel with them. I couldn't feel their chemistry at all. I was excited to read a friends-to-lovers book because I haven't read many of them, but this did not feel like that. The way she was blushing and shit around him... it seemed like any other boy-meets-gir
Kathie (katmom)
Mar 31, 2014 Kathie (katmom) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-copy

I was shocked to discover that I haven't read the first books in this series. I've been caught up reading Ms. Zanetti's paranormal books. That didn't stop me from really enjoying Rising Assets. It takes skill to get a new reader caught up on the world that you're writing about, and Ms. Zanetti excels at that. She doesn't overwhelm a reader with back story, it just all comes naturally. Of course, she does make one want to go back and read all the previous books!

Colton, Melanie,
Jackie  Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd
*ARC Courtesy of Brazen/Entangled*

So the questing I have to ask, is there anything better than a cowboy??? And the answer to that is yes, yes there is....In this hot little series, you not only get the cowboy package but these hot brothers are also lawyer, sheriffs and CEO's.....oh and did I mention there is a SEAL thrown in there too... phew!!!!

Rebecca Zanetti is one of my all time fave Brazen authors and this series is definitely one of her ones that are tops.

This is the story of Colton and Me
Lori Meehan
Mar 14, 2014 Lori Meehan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Colton and Melanie were always meant for each other but they were the only ones who didn't know that. They town had a bet going on when they'd finally realize they were in love. And they were not above helping or hindering them to win the bet. Colton had a life plan and Melanie was working against the clock.

I have to say this is the best book of the series so far.

I had no idea that Colton was such an alpha dominate male. I think I'm in love! Colton is one hot sexy man and Melanie is a very go
3.5-4 stars

***Spoiler warning - I'm going to tell what Melanie's secret is***

This was a pretty good story. I liked Melanie and Colton and while their story wasn't perfect, it was engaging and I did enjoy it.

Melanie is a rancher that has her own ranch, left to her by her grandfather after his recent death. She didn't have any family growing up except her grandpa but she had close friends in Colton and Hawk and Colton's mother stepped in to help her when she needed a "woman's touch".

Colton has ju
Christi Snow
Mar 31, 2014 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Yes, this is number 3, but this is the first book I've read in this series and I really liked it. It definitely works as a stand alone. I didn't feel like I missed out on anything by not having read the other two first. And it's a friends to lovers trope which hands-down is my favorite. This book is a great example why I love this trope so much.

Melanie always had two best friends all the way from elementary school...Hawk and Colton...and they are both finally coming back home. And tha
Mar 28, 2014 Nicola rated it it was amazing
It’s official. I want to live in Montana. Because these men put the Mmmm in the place. Rebecca Zanetti doesn’t disappoint with her third book in the Maverick Montana series. If you were partial to a bit of fun with Jake Against the Wall and found your happy place Under the Covers with Quinn, then you will be loving Colton and his rising asset...

Whilst it could be read as a standalone, I really would recommend reading the previous books; Not only are they fabulous, but Colt and Melanie have been
Anna-marie Buchner
Mar 18, 2014 Anna-marie Buchner rated it it was amazing
“But our lives start with a we”

Rising Assets Book #3 of Maverick Montana Series Rebecca Zanetti

Wow this series only gets better. Didn’t think it possible. I love Rebecca Zanetti’s writing and we waited a long time for our Maverick Montana fix to be sated. Let me tell you the wait was so worth it.

This is Colton Freeze and Melanie Jacoby’s story and what a sweet story it is.

Long time best friends forever Mel and Colt never wanted to spoil the good thing they had going. Along with their best friend
Mar 31, 2014 Janey rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, arc, cowboy, entangled
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..

This is the 3rd book in the Maverick Montana series, and stars the hunky bean counter, Colton Freeze. He is the half brother of Jake and Quinn Lodge, who appeared in the first 2 books of this series.

This is a friends to lovers story, starring Melanie Jacobs as one of the friendly threesome that had grown, laughed and supported each other since school. The third is the very “needshisownstorynow” enticing Hawk, who you will le
Apr 01, 2014 GONZA rated it it was ok
The first two books with his other brothers as characters I liked more, but I can not say exactly why, maybe because Colton & Melanie really spend most of the time arguing and discussing rather than do anything else. Now I hope that the next book is on Hawk and Dawn in order to finish with a flourish, at least I hope!

I primi due libri con gli altri fratelli come protagonisti mi erano piaciuti di piú, ma non saprei dire esattamente perché, forse perché Colton&Melanie passano veramente la
Mar 18, 2014 Sony rated it it was amazing
Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. That means I had to finish that "one more chapter" before lights out.

If you haven't read the first two books, Against the Wall and Under the Covers, you should really read them first. This is the third book in the series as with the other two books, very sexy. I love when an author can add a little comedy to make me laugh out loud, so my family gives me funny looks and shake their heads at me. The friendship/love between the three friends draws
Jan Meredith
Mar 31, 2014 Jan Meredith rated it really liked it
If you like friends-to-lovers romances, you'll love this one. Lots of emotion, very well written and an ending that leaves you all warm and happy inside. Looking forward to Hawk's story!
Kodie Mackay
Nov 19, 2015 Kodie Mackay rated it it was amazing
It has to be said that colton and Mel are my fav characters so far!!

Mel was beautiful stubborn fiesty and proud. Even though she was going through a really ruff time emotionally and financially she didn't ask for help, instead she tried to carry on making the best of the situation she was in!
Colton was gorgeous stubborn possessive and all alpha, realising his best friend was in some trouble he was relentless in finding out what was going on so he could help, and help he did.

The fact that at one
Originally reviewed for Tea and Book

What happens when you look up and suddenly realize that you are attracted to your best friend. The one person who has always been there? The one person who knows that you have a plan and a relationship is not in the plans right now? Or the one person who you trust with your feelings. A Lifetime of special friendship.

Rebecca Zanetti poses just that in the third book in her Montana Mavericks Series. Jake and Quinn have found their ever after but Colton is still
Yvette Cervera
Mar 16, 2014 Yvette Cervera rated it really liked it
It is the mark of a truly great Brazen book that you can’t help but wish every side character is a prospective future protagonist. Having a large family or group of friends isn’t always enough, as I discovered with Rebecca Zanetti’s Maverick Montana series, which is currently on its third installment, Rising Assets. Each book in the series is better than the one before and I found myself wishing that Rising Assets would be just a little bit (or a whole lot) longer so I could prolong the time I s ...more
Jessica Florence
Apr 02, 2014 Jessica Florence rated it really liked it
Fab book! I loved the characters and their chemistry :) this book was a super quick read, flowed very well. Can't go wrong with these tribe men :)
Jul 19, 2015 Jen rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Rising Assets is a contemporary friends-to-lovers romance and is the third book in Rebecca Zanetti's Maverick Montana series. Colton Freeze is the third Lodge-Freeze sibling and the one brother who didn't enter military service, spending his time studying and earning degrees to better prepare him to man the family business. He's been best friends with Melanie Jacobs and Hawk Rain for many years but it's only after he returns home to finally se
Apr 10, 2014 Amanda rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the first book in the Maverick Montana series and thought the second one was okay. I thought this entry in the series was merely adequate and I almost didn't finish. My problems with the book were:

1) This was supposed to be a best friends to lovers story but other than a few "remember when" stories I never got the feeling that these two people were friends or knew each other on a deeper level at all.
2) There were so many plot points that seemed so implausible and just put in the
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.
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“Many times they’d come close to kissing, but one of them had always backed away. With a grin, or a joke, they’d escaped ever taking the chance. The one thing Melanie knew for sure was if Colton ever kissed her, if he ever showed her that side of him, there’d be no turning back. Ever.” 0 likes
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