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The Rancher's Unexpected Family

(The Cedar River Cowboys #5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  15 reviews
1 Cowgirl Cop + 1 Single Dad = Double the Desire!

Running a ranch for troubled kids, policing the town and raising a son—Ash McCune is in complete control of her hectic life. Till one sexy single dad arrives on her Cedar River ranch with his daughter. Cole Quartermaine is rich, successful, a good father. But in weeks, he's leaving. So why does he make her feel something sh
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by Harlequin Special Edition
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Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Its good to be back in Cedar River. This time round its Ash and Cole's story. Ash is a single mother and cop, who fosters troubled children. Cole has recently found out he is a father to a teen aged girl. Finding it difficult to bond with Maisy, they head to Ash's ranch. Right from the start the chemistry between Ash and Cole is strong. Its a joy to catch up with the residents of Cedar River.
I strongly advise reading this series in order. If your a fan of small town romance. Pick up a copy.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Helen's Cedar River stories and this is no exception.

Ash and Cole are bought together by way of Cole seeking help with his newly acquired teenage daughter.

I just can't describe how I feel reading these stories, it covers EVERYTHING. Fun, laughter, tears, emotions, love, pain - just everything. Very much like Maisey Yates Cooper Ridge books.

Short and sweet is this review because I just can't think of anything to say that beats LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Helen Lacey's Cedar River Cow
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MS Lacey has bought us another fabulous story in this series I really do enjoy visiting the town of Cedar River and this one is such a feel good emotional and so very honest story of love and caring that really left me with a huge smile, sit back enjoy Ash McCune’s story she is the police office come rancher that helps out troubled and orphaned kids and she certainly meets the best man for her in ex Nascar driver Cole Quartermaine.

Ash lives a busy but rewarding life in the town she grew up in sh
Cheryl Steckling
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Rancher's Unexpected Family (The Cedar River Cowboys, Book 5) by Helen Lacey
Cole Quartermaine was well known in the Nascar racing circuit as was his family. Cole suffered a tragic accident which made him decide if he wanted to race again and perhaps die or walk again. He chose to walk again and although he is still connected with his family to the racing he is not racing any cars at all. The Quartermaine’s live in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cole just recently found out that he was the father of a 14-y
Nas Dean
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
THE RANCHER’S UNEXPECTED FAMILY by author Helen Lacey is a September 2017 release by Harlequin Special Edition series. This is Book 5 of Helen Lacey’s mini-series: Cedar River Cowboys.

Ash McCune is a single mom and she believed every man she cared about left her so her heart was closed for love or man.

But when ex-NASCAR driver, Cole Quartermaine came to her ranch for help, she couldn’t keep her heart closed. Cole needed her help to fix his relationship with his daughter. And they had chemistry
Lynn Brooks
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A lesson in going with the flow and picking up the pieces when life drops surprises in your lap! Characters with a really fun connection with each other make this a great read. There's laughter and tears, heartfelt emotions and bittersweet memories. Really enjoyed this return trip to Cedar River!

Cole Quartermaine didn't expect to be here at this point in his life, yet here he is, a father to a newly discovered teenage daughter. He's at his wits ends with how to deal with her, so he's taken a fri
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Helen Lacey continues her amazing series The Cedar River Cowboys book 5 and what a fantastic story.  This story is about Cole Quartermaine, Nascar racer, or truly was a racer till a serious accident forced him to choose to leave while he could still walk.  He finds out he has a 14 year old daughter Maisy that was headed to foster care because her mother passed away.  A true eye opener for both of them as neither was aware of the other.  Cole wanted to do right by her and was concerned she was he ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Helen Lacey is just fantastic, I’ve read quite a few of her books and I’m never disappointed. The Rancher’s Unexpected Family is no exception. It is a wonderfully written story with characters that seem so realistic. It’s almost like Cedar River is a real town and the people there are friends you go and visit when you pick up one of the books in the series.
In this instalment, Ash McCune runs a ranch helping troubled kids, she’s a cop and a single mother all in one. Cole Quartermaine is referred
Anita Hickman
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I am so in awe of this woman books, Helen Lacey, she is such a terrific writer and all her characters are so wonderful put together, I will keep reading her books..
The Ranchers unexpected Family was a steamy and well written book that kept glued to the pages and wanting to get to the end and find out what happens. If you are going to read her series , start with the first one ...I absolutely fell in love with and it had me going all the way until this book #5. Start with this book, Three Reasons
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Rancher's Unexpected Family (The Cedar River Cowboys)" by Helen Lacey is a wonderful, classic romance. Cole Quartermaine finds out that he is a father to a teenage girl that he knew nothing about when her Mother died. He arrives at the ranch for troubled kids and finds that he is attractedto Ash McCune who runs the program. Ash is a strong woman with a past that makes her distrust men and she is raising her son by herself while taking in foster children, and she is also a cop. Both Cole and ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Rancher's Unexpected Family by Helen Lacey. The Cedar River Cowboys series. Ash McCune runs a ranch for troubled kids. Also a police officer and running the ranch and taking care of her son, Jaye.
Cole Quartermaine comes to the ranch with his 14 year old daughter that he just found out about when her mother died six months ago. Cole is a champion ex NASCAR driver, who had to quite driving after a bad car accident at the racetrack. Sparks fly between Cole and Ash. They work together helping ea
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it

The Rancher's Unexpected Family by Helen Lacey is a sweet, country romance that follows one cowgirl cop and a handsome single dad. This is a good story but I don't think this is Ms. Lacey's best effort yet. I've read other books from this author and immensely enjoyed them. I cannot say the same for her latest release. At times I found the pacing terribly slow and that took away the pleasure of immersing myself in the story one hundred percent. Mind you, The Rancher's Unexpected Family isn't a ba
Louise Cusack
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book is so steamy it makes your toes curl, but it was also surprisingly sweet and had such a deep emotional core that I cried more than once. Real life characters struggling toward love with believable problems to overcome. I adored the town of Cedar River and particularly liked catching up with characters from previous books in the series. Not only that, the ending was deeply satisfying, and left me wondering if this wasn't my favourite Helen Lacey romance so far!
Katie Valdez
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my favourites by far on this series.
It made my heart ache and love, it is the magic of a book right?
So give it a try and enjoy it!
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About Helen
Helen Lacey grew up reading Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables and Little House on The Prairie. These childhood classics inspired her to write her first book when she was seven years old, a story about a girl and her horse. Although, it wasn’t until the age of eleven when she read her first Mills & Boon, that she knew wanted to write romances. Her parents’ love of travel meant she saw m

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