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Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch

(Valentine Valley #6)

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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  260 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Emma Cane's Valentine Valley series returns, as a teacher and her cowboy crush kindle sparks—and something more—in the town that lives up to its name...

The only thing hotter than a cowboy...

Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca never surprised anyone—least of all herself—until this summer. First, she secretly published her debut romance novel. Then, she started dating Will Sweet, t
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Published April 28th 2015 by Avon
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Emma Cane I've been pretty lucky with the reviews so far, Lois. People seem to like my cowboy hero Will, who doesn't realize that he can't get over his past.…moreI've been pretty lucky with the reviews so far, Lois. People seem to like my cowboy hero Will, who doesn't realize that he can't get over his past. And I had a really good time with my heroine, Lyndsay, a math-teacher-turned-romance-writer, who "accidentally" based her book's hero on Will. Reviewers are calling her strong and likable, which I appreciate.(less)

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Beth
Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch is a truly sweet and endearing contemporary romance with cowboy charm.

Will Sweet has never given his heart to anyone after the untimely death of his high school sweet heart. Still blaming himself for not preventing her accident, Will truly has himself tied up with guilt. He is known as a player but no woman can hold him too long.

Lyndsay DeLuca is a math teacher and a ghost writer of a steamy new romance. She’s kept her writing dreams a secret from everyone, but now
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Andrea Guy
I discovered Emma Cane's Valentine Valley book about 2 books back and I'm glad I did. I'm just really sad that this is the last installment of the Valentine Valley series, as I really like all the characters in these books.
Valentine Valley is a series much like Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cover series. Its sweet romance in a small town setting. If you love books like that, than you'll want to stop in Valentine Valley.
I really loved Lyndsay. She's the type of girl I wish I could be. She's got a regu
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Lover of Romance
I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review.
Summary
Lynsay De Luca, is a math teacher, but she has a secret that she has kept from everyone, for eight years she has been a writer and she has a romance novel that will be getting published in just a few weeks. But as a teacher she has a certain reputation to maintain and wants to wait to tell her family until school is out. But the hero of her book, is based on a real man, a man she has had a crush on since high school. A man who is a bi
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Sandy S
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 28, 2015

Emma Cane's Valentine Valley series returns, as a teacher and her cowboy crush kindle sparks—and something more—in the town that lives up to its name...

The only thing hotter than a cowboy...

Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca never surprised anyone—least of all herself—until this summer. First, she secretly published her debut romance novel. Then, she started dating Will Sweet, the cowboy of her dreams. And now, Lyndsay's scrambling to hide the juic
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Susan
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good friends to lovers in a small town book. Lyndsay and Will have known each other all their lives. She had a crush on him in high school, but he was dating her friend Brittany. She died in an accident and Will never developed a serious relationship with anyone else.

Lyndsay is now a math teacher at the middle school, with a secret life as a romance writer. Her first book is about to hit the shelves and she's horrified to realize that she has based her hero on the man she's never been able to f
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Danielle
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch is the sixth book in the Valentine Valley series and Cane did another fantastic job on bringing not only this town alive but also the characters I have grown to love. This book was a charming addition to this series.


Will Sweet hasn’t given his heart since the death of his high school sweetheart. He is still blaming himself for not preventing the accident. Will has his player ways, but he hasn’t met the woman who can tie him up in knots and hold on to his heart. Wi
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Karen
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5

I loved returning once again to Valentine Valley. Emma Cane's small town stories feel like home. Her heart-warming books are filled with people you really would like to know as well as a town you would love to visit.
This story focuses on the attraction between Lyndsay De Luca and Will Sweet. They have known each other for years and she even had a crush on Will in high-school, but he was already with someone else. Unfortunately, his first love was killed in an accident and Will never let him
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Terri
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...

** I received and advanced copy of this book from the publisher Avon via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is April 28th 2015**


This book is part of the Valentine Valley series, book number 6 I believe with some novellas thrown in as well. The good news is that this can be read as a stand alone. Other characters are prevalent in the story that perhaps had a story of their own previously however i
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Joyfully Reviewed
Lyndsay De Luca has loved Will Sweet from afar for years, even if she hasn’t admitted it to herself. In fact, she’s even based the hero of her soon to be published romance on him. Will hasn’t let anyone in his heart since the death of his high school sweetheart. She died in an accident he blames himself for. When Will finally notices Lyndsay as something more than a friend and they begin to date, she’s not sure how to tell him about the book. For Will, he finds dating Lyndsay a surprise, she’s t ...more
Kathleen
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy Emma Cane's Valentine Valley books.. She writes a good story and has some wonderful characters that can make you LOL. Her Widows of the Widows Boarding House always are into well meaning mischief and are a hoot to read. Of course her Hero's are HOT and the ladies in their life keeps them on their toes.. Great reading.
Gaele
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: avon, reviewed, edelweiss
Let’s return to Valentine Valley where everyone knows your name (and your business) with Emma Cane’s latest release, Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch.

I’ve only read one of the earlier titles in this series, but the feel-good, homey vibe of this story could not have come at a better time this year. Emma Cane’s stories are just that, comfy and cozy, like curling up in the best ever comfy chair with cocoa, cookies and a good book. You can’t beat that ever.

In this book, Lyndsay De Luca is living the
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-arcs

Math teacher Lyndsay De Luca is taking charge of her life: first of all she achieved one of her goals with her published debut romance novel and she is dating Will Sweet, her long ago crush and the guy she based the hero in her novel on and she's secretly afraid that people will recognize the hero when they read the book.  

Will Sweet is a notorious good-time guy, famous for showing the ladies a good time but never sticking around for long. Will always considered Lyndsay good friend and no one

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Jan Mcleod
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lyndsay is a middle school math teacher who has struggled for several years to write a book and get it published. Finally, she get a story published, but after it has gone to press, she realized that her hero has several character traits of the handsome, sexy man Named Will she is dating. She has kept her book a secret from everybody, let alone her hero who does bear some resemblance to Will.
Will's problem is that he cannot commit to any relationship with a woman because his high school sweethea
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Kate Vale
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lyndsay De Luca is a middle-school math teacher by day and a novelist at night. During the years she wrote, she incorporated elements of her own life in her stories and struck it just right when she included an event that happened to the boy she had a crush on in high school. Now that novel is being published and she's freaked that the boy in question might recognize himself if he happens to read the story.

Will keeps gravitating to Lyndsay, whom he always viewed as a friend, but now is seeing h
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Babs
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I have to admit I have not read the other books in this series as I had no clue it existed until this tour. I am so glad I have found it to start at the beginning.

This book was wonderful. Will's past keeps him in the past riddle with quilt. His former high school girlfriend died in an accident that he feels guilty about. He can't move on. Lyndsay has had a crush on Will for a long time now and for 15 years he has had this quilt. Lyndsay finally realizes he will never be able to love her and leav
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Michele
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: con-rom
As the name implies, Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch was a sweet happily-ever-after for two friends who were completely perfect for each other. This was a true testament to how wonderfully things can work out when starting a relationship with an already strong foundation of friendship.

There were a lot of personal emotional battles fought in this novel, not only by our protagonists, which author Emma Cane handled so well. I love that the Valentine Valley series is more of a community story, bringi
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Cathy
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Once again, Ms. Cane has written an endearing romance about a cowboy and a math teacher. Will Sweet - he's just that - sweet! Will is funny, smart and super sexy, as a cowboy should be! Lyndsay is a math teacher that secretly loves Will - it's even a secret to her!! :o) They have been friends forever and it's such an endearing road they travel to find their HEA. It's not always an easy path - he's fighting guilt over a tragedy from his past and Lyndsay has secrets of her own - besides her love o ...more
Sharon Redfern
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When new author Lyndsay gets her personal copy of her cowboy romance novel, she realizes that she might have modeled her hero on her longtime crush just a little too closely. Will, the object of her affections, has been her friend for years but hasn't realized that Lyndsay has feelings for him. Will has never gotten over the death of his high school sweetheart and carries other feelings about the accident that no-one knows about.

Lyndsay and Will do finally start to date but he keeps his heart gu
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Laura D
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite series and this book did not disappoint. Will has not had a serious girlfriend since the death of his high school sweet heart years ago. He doesn't think he deserves a happily ever after when hers was taken in an instant. So he is known as the love them and leave them type. Lyndsay is a math teacher by day and a secret writer by night. When her book is finally published she realizes her hero is based on Will. She has always had a thing for will since high school, but b ...more
Eileen
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Math teacher Lyndsay has a big secret but it won't be for long when her published book comes out. Will Sweet has been avoiding commitment since the death of his high school sweetheart. She's also wondered what it would be like to date him and she finally takes the chance and asks him out. It goes great until they both start to feel something more than they originally want to feel.
Along with the new romance there is a vote going for president of the historical society between grandmother Sweet an
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Jen
Do you like sexy cowboys with a secret soft spot? If so , this book is for you. Will is sexy, funny, sweet, stubborn and in love with Lyndsay, even if he denies it until the very end. Lyndsay is smart, sweet and in love with a man who thinks he can't give her the future she wants. There are plenty of cute, funny and sexy moments as well as some sad ones as Will and Lyndsay navigate through their evolving relationship. Overall a solid small town romance that will leave you wanting to read more ab ...more
Janeiowa
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Emma Cane does a nice job with her Valentine Valley series. There were times, however, when things seemed to drag. I also tired of the old plot ploy of "secrets" that should have been told honestly when the topic came up. This sort of thing I find annoying.

Apparently a new series by Ms Cane is coming. I'll look forward to that.
Bette Hansen
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent read and a perfect addition to the Valentine Valley series. Lyndsay and Will have such a beautiful story and it was wonderful to see Will open his heart to love again after so many years of shutting that emotion away. These are great characters and the writing of these small town romances is excellent. This is a book I highly recommend.
Deanna Vrba
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lyndsey Deluca was a math teacher but also a writer and she like to write just like me and she found love with Will Sweet who was the inspiration for her novel that she had wrote.
Lizz
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great installment in the series. I see that the author is starting a new series in 2016 and hope that this won't be the last we see of Valentine Valley.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet romance, heavy on heart and emotion, and comes equipped with some endearing characters that are sure to leave an imprint on your heart! This series has been such a joy to read, I highly recommend you pick this one up!!
Jessica
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This was not as enjoyable as #3 but I'm still interested to see what the other titles will bring.
Although, to read about the other characters and how they developed was great.
Once Upon a Romance Reviews

Sexual Content: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content: None
Violent Content: None

Lyndsay De Luca is an amazing teacher who seems to be losing her passion for her job. Plus, she’s hiding a secret 8 years in the making. She is a writer in her spare time and has just published her first book—a romance novel. Unfortunately, she realized once it was printed and just about ready to launch that she based many of the characteristics off of her high school crush, Will Sweet. She’s worried abou
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Marina
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a new fan of this author and even though I am not reading this series in order I am still having fun with it. I totally need to read book 1 in the series, smiles. =0p
Great town and characters as usual. Love the main characters chemistry. Sweet story.
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Note to Self: Colorado
Lyndsay De Luca(33yo,sis,JHS Math teacher,new published romance writer,aunt,pal)+Will Sweet(33yo, cowboy,rancher,older bro,helicopter pil
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Sherry Elswick
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I always enjoy Emma Cane's novels, although there is a cast of characters to plow through at the beginning of the book that is a bit tedious. I thought the character of happy go lucky cowboy Will Sweet was more complex than the woman character of Lyndsay De Luca, a math teacher by day and romance writer by weekend. As the story unfolds, Lyndsay's secret writing career is revealed but we learn that Will's flirtatious nonchalance is a cover up for the guilt he feels when his high school girlfriend ...more
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Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine Valley, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not
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