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Rescued by the Rancher

(Tall Pines Ranch #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Starting over and starting a whole lotta trouble…

Meredith Anderson left her difficult past behind to create a new life for herself in Tall Pines—where she can be the independent, confident woman she always dreamed of being. Now she's a partner in her sister's wedding planning business, helping brides realize their happily-ever-afters…even as she promises herself to never f
ebook, 182 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Entangled Bliss
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Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Victoria James releases a book the clouds part, the heavens sing and rainbows fill the sky. Well, perhaps that's an exaggeration, but it makes me happy as I know I'm going to find a man to love. This time it's Gage Mackenzie; Cowboy, gent, user of the word Darlin' and yes, I'd happily ride off into the sunset with him...


The second book in the Tall Pines series, Rescued by the Rancher is a lovely romantic journey with endearing characters, a captivating storyline and set in a beautiful locat
Talking Books
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gage and Meredith had their own sizzles from the first page. Their interactions were hilarious with fireworks all their own. Victoria James has written Gage and Meredith well. They both have their fair share of emotional baggage, but they equally stand tall and work their way through it.
Gage has this whole allure happening and his appeal jumps out at the reader. Meredith’s character is wholesome and at many instances hilarious with her own strengths that shine throughout the story and together b
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Good story.

Content: Language including multiple uses of the F word. A couple fade to black sex scenes, sexual talk.
Anne OK
Mar 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
When I was asked to review the second book in the Tall Pines Ranch series, I had never read a book by Victoria James. Plus I tend to be one of those afflicted by the “must be read in order” syndrome, so I decided that to begin at the beginning with this series was the right approach. The Rancher’s Second Chance is Melanie and Cole’s story where the main characters of the second book, Gage Mackenzie and Meredith Anderson, first meet. Be assured that both books can definitely be read as standalone ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Gage Mackenzie is the ranch foreman at Tall Pines Ranch. He has a troubled past that he has made up for. He has become part of a family with the Forresters and the people at Tall Pines. But now, he wants to prove something to himself and people from his past.

Meredith Anderson is finally trying to be her own person. In the past, she has done what her parents and ex-fiancé expected her to do. Slowly, but surely, she’s trying to reestablish herself. Now, what she wants is to prove to herself that s
Apr 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, clean-romance
I enjoyed this sweet romance. Meredith has been living at the ranch with her sister for a year. She left her past behind her, a fiance and a father who abused her, and is starting a new life being a new Meredith. Gage is the foreman of the ranch and her brother-in-laws best friend. Meredith has known Gage for the last year and they are friends. There was a lot of sweetness to this romance but there was also a little suspense towards the end. It was light on the angst but there was a little drama ...more
Bette Hansen
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! A pure sweet romance develops between Meredith and Gage as she struggles to overcome the years of dominance by her father and ex fiance. Even though they both want more, it seems their lives are on two different paths. She's just earned her independence and wants to stand on her own while he's preparing to leave Tall Pines Ranch to start over on his own.

I really loved these characters and getting to know some of their secrets was very interesting. The bit of suspense and drama
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
Such a good read!

Rescued by the Rancher is the follow-up to The Rancher's Second Chance ; though if you haven't read that one yet (and why? why haven't you? ;)) don't let that stop you from picking up this one--Ms. James gives you the important information you need to know here.

Our heroine, Meredith, is the older sister of Second Chance's Melanie. It's a year after the events of book one, when Gage found her outside the Tall Pines Ranch and carried her unconscious body into the house. He's bee
4.5 stars

I loved Rescued by the Rancher!

Every now and then you start reading a book and you know from the first page this is going to be a good read, for me Rescued by the Rancher was an awesome read.

Loved the characters, the storyline and the connection/attraction between Meredith and Gage was just perfect. This was a beautiful and heartfelt story, seeing both Gage and Meredith work through their painful past's to find love and happiness together left me with a huge smile and heart full of lov

I've been waiting for this a long time and Victoria James has a knack of writing Meredith and Gage so sweetly that I'm just about to suffer from a toothache - willingly. (On a side note, Ms James seems to write men exactly the way women want them to be.) There's some angst and some secrets to be revealed along the way, but their story was surprising in many ways but fulfilling and satisfying. Pretty much worth the wait, I'd say.
Jessica Alcazar
Let me tell ya what I totally loved about this book. Both the H/h had baggage of their own to deal with but didn't need each other to get thru it! But they could have ... that's what great characters they were! We have two people trying to better their future finding out that a better future is in each other's arms!
The storyline was super sweet and cute. An easy afternoon read! Not too much drama, a little bit of spark and maybe a tiny twist :)
Have I sparked your interest? I hope so! GO FORTH AN
Amanda S.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book!

Though I was hoping for more drama, overall the classic plot is pretty easy to follow and it's definitely a nice read to look forward to before bed. I like this book, especially when it's the first book of Victoria James. Gage is the Hero you adore and Melanie is simply you. Look forward to read the previous book, since I didn't realize that this one is the second story of the series.
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
A wonderful installment to the Tall Pines Ranch Series!

This installment is the story of Gage Mackenzie and Meredith Anderson. We met them in Book 1 of Tall Pines Ranch Series with Cole and Melody’s story of “The Rancher’s Second Chance”. Meredith is Melody’s sister and Gage is the Ranch Manager for Tall Pines, and Cole Forrester’s (Melody’s husband) best friend.

Summary: We find out that it has been 1 year since Meredith moved in with Melody and her new husband Cole, right after Melody and Cole
Marsha Spohn
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Meredith and Gage are simply perfect for each other. I loved this couple.

Meredith came to Tall Pines to rebuild her life, redesign it and make her life her own, on her terms. This transformation was not easy. An abusive, controlling father, and an equally obnoxious ex-fiance were always putting her down, tearing apart her self-confidence. They had her believing she was worthless without them in her life.

She had the courage to break away. To come to her sister an
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Not only can you not go wrong by reading a book from Entangled Publishing, but you definitely can't go wrong reading anything by Victoria James. I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. I read Cole/Melanie's book last night and wondered how the very broken Meredith would be portrayed in this story.

Almost a year has passed and Meredith is a healthier (physically) and stronger (mentally) woman, but still with some long ingrained vulnerabilities to work through. Meredith had a very ende
Alima Livzletlivz
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading romances and happily ever afters right along suspense, thrillers and bloodshed. Some love stories are nice, but there are some that become close to your heart, stirs some personal memories and leaves us with a smile and a feeling of happiness.

“Rescued By The Rancher” is another charming story as Meredith Anderson re-unites with her sister Melanie and is all ready to start over. Tall Pines Ranch has been her salvation as Meredith leaves a past of control, power and money that had
April Symes
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review***

Meredith has been living at the ranch with her sister for a year. She left her past behind her, -- a past that had a deceitful fiancé and a domineering father who abused her, and is starting a new life being a new heathier Meredith.

Gage is a protector; strong, sexy and gentle, he's a complete sweetheart, but like Meredith, he has his own secrets. The emotional components around Gage and Meredith show a sexy and amorous feel ke
Denise Van plew
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my first time in reading this author and I really enjoyed her writing style. She has the ability to create characters that catch you right away and take you into the story that has a delightful flow with no hiccups. Meredith and Gage are two such characters that take two people that even though they think love could not be in the cards for them, they are about to be their past does not dictate their future. She brings these two to life in such a manner that as you learn about them and wa ...more
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Meredith and Gage. She is learning to have a new life without those she loves controlling her every action. He is thinking of leaving and just gives her one night.

Meredith has had so much bad happen in her past. Her parents are very manipulative and do not want her to have a close relationship with her sister. She comes to live with her sister and brother in law at Tall Pines - after she has had enough!

Gage wants to buy his own property. He has friends and family here but de
Cheryl Sanders
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A year ago Meredith Anderson ran from her past. She fainted into the arms of Gage McAllister, foreman at the Tall Pines Ranch. A year later and she's still skittish and struggling with her attraction to Gage. Will a one night stand turn into more? Who will be there when her past catches up to her?

Such a heartbreaking story for two such wonderful people who deserve happiness. Being an angry teenager totally affected Gage's entire life. It's a good thing we sometimes get second chances. For Meredi
Tory Michaels
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was a sweet story, though with definite touches of darkness to it. Meredith really pushed herself to get out of the bad situation she'd gotten into, finding herself with her sister. Now tired of being the "perfect girl" she always had to be when she lived at home, she starts "something" (neither can really define it) with Gage.

There are some twists throughout, both with Gage and with Meredith and their families. I really enjoyed how both worked (separately) to solve the Meredith's family pr
Nicole Smith
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shed a few tears in this one just grabs at your emotions. Both characters have some real deep emotional scars. Gage believes he is not worthy of Meridith, but it doesn't stop him from desiring her. Meridith is putting her life back together they way she wants to not what others tell her. She's putting the new her into motion and her first step seduce Gage to experience the all consuming passion he invokes in her. Soon Gage and Meridith's one night stand becomes more and they've finally reached h ...more
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of the Tall Pines series but could really be read as a stand alone, but I think you relate to the story better if you first read book one in this series, The Rancher's Second Chance. I really enjoyed the character's in this book. They had a flawed childhood and they both had real trust issues, but they grew to let their past go and grab on to the future they deserved.
What amazes me with Victoria James's writing is that she can write a beautiful love scene that doesn't go into
Rosemary K
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Meredith Anderson left a life filled with pain and abuse. She's loves being in Tall Pines with her sister. She's learning to stand up for herself and become the strong, confident person that she wants to be. Gage McAllister is attracted to her, but he doesn't want anything permanent. He'll look but won't touch. That is until Meredith asks for one night of love. Will it lead to more? Meredith is an emotional character. I love her courage and her desire to find happiness and be her own person. Gag ...more
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two broken souls, Meredith and Gage. Meredith is only looking for a one night stand, she does not want her heart broken again and Gage has wanted Meredith since he first met her a year ago. Gage has to prove to Meredith that is such a thing as love, and it should not always hurt.

This is a sweet romance that is full of emotions. Meredith is such a likeable character, that has had such tragedy and to see her blossom out and stand her own ground, you will be cheering right beside her. Gage also
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet story. It did not have the sizzling hot scenes, more of a fade to black. But it did have some emotional ones that were so much more than the physical. Both Gage and Meredith were broken and yet both seemed to be what the other needed to heal. I loved Gage's protectiveness of Meredith, talk about major swooning. He saw so much in her and wanted to do so much for her. It was very endearing. And Meredith, how I loved thee too. She wanted to change her ways to be stronger and indepe ...more
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Blame it on my roots but I'm a sucker for a good rancher/cowboy novel. This story of Meredith and Gage was so intriguing I never once caught myself thinking "when will this story be over". There were elements that were familiar for this type story, but I enjoyed Victoria James' presentation so much. Here we have Meridith, a woman reclaiming her life and Gage the boy who never felt like he belonged. Mix them together and you have one dynamite couple. I especially enjoyed the retribution they both ...more
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was the first one that I have read by Victoria James, but will not be my last.

Usually in Bliss books there are no sex scenes, but there were plenty of parts where I almost thought I was reading an indulgence or brazen novel. Then the scenes would fade out in a fabulous way. As a reader I was still able to feel the attraction between the two characters and boy did these two have chemistry!

I was also surprised by some parts of the book, and didn’t see some t
Sue Stewart
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I SO Love this series. Love Meredith and how she put one foot in front of the other and persevered to overcome the horrible events of her past and become the "New" version of her old self. And Gage - seriously - how can you not Love him - stands by Meredith at every turn. "Heart. Of. Gold."
Catching up with Melanie and Cole and Mrs H added a whole extra layer to Love.
Great storyline with twists and turns that keep you guessing. Love the playful humor that surfaces throughout the story - smile on
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Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband

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