A Rancher's Heart
Caleb Stone is wearing too many hats and it’s making him crankier than usual. He’s a cowboy, a father, and the head of his large family—and has been since tragedy claimed his parents over ten years ago ...more
Caleb Stone is thirty-five years old and is the head of his family, the oldest of six children. They lost their parents over ten years ago and he was forced to not only take over as head of Silver Stone Ranch in Heart Falls, A ...more
The woman he wanted more than his next breath was interested and yet utterly unavailable.
After losing her job because of choices she made (which she refuses to regret), Tamara Coleman is about to start a new life as a nanny in a new town. Determined to make her new life last she decides to supress her impulsive nature but being around the sexy and gruff Caleb makes it impossible to stick to her new rules, especially seeing as pushing his buttons makes the closed-off Caleb come a...more
Vivian Arend kicks off her new Heart Falls series with the emotional, heartwarming, and sensual story of a single dad hoping to make his daughter’s lives better by hiring a nanny to help them as they grow and mature. So yes, A Rancher’s Heart is a single dad falling for the nanny, but it is anything but typical. This was an enjoyable, well balanced story that moved at a realistic pace for the situation and as a first book in a series we are introduced to a lot of characters, the relatio ...more
Caleb hires Tamara to be a nanny for his kids, cook, clean... She was recommended by his sister and he's desperate, otherwise, he wouldn't have hired a woman who he's so attracted to.
I enjoyed the daily play by play between the MCs and the kids and his brothers etc... All the side characters were well written and the kids were believable.
Caleb is a little gunshy about women after the number his ex-wife did on him and their kids, but he's not an ass. He has his jackas ...more
10 months later... A friend commented on this review and I realized I couldn't remember anything about it, even after reading the blurb - nothing. So I reread it and there was no t ...more
This series is about the Stone siblings and we are kicking things off with the eldest, Caleb. He's had a lot of responsibility on his shoulders from a very early age. Taking care of t ...more
I loved loved loved everything about this one. If you are in the market for a feel-good, incredibly endearing slow-burn, and still a super hot romance, this one is for you.
Caleb is operating a ranch and trying to make it stay afloat while taking care of his two girls after his wife left and shoulders the responsibility of being the patriarch to the entire family. Tamara lost her nursing job in an unfortunate way and is looking for a fresh start and takes on a nanny position for Caleb's g ...more
The genius here is we've previously met both Caleb Stone , his brothers and of course Tamara Coleman. Which meant I was really excited to find out just what the somewhat taciturn ranche ...more
Si a mi me dicen vaquero me imagino a un macho alfa machista con la necesidad de probar su hombria siempre, pero no fue así!!! y estoy muy feliz de poder ver que las autoras de este género esten dejando de lado los esteriotipos machistas y creando hombres "fuertes" sin la necesidad d ...more
I was one of those that was bummed when it was announced that the Rocky Mountain House series was coming to an end. The Coleman clan had wormed their way into my heart and, despite the fact that I could barely keep who was who and whom belonged to whom straight, I knew I’d miss them. So when it was announced that there would be a spinoff I was all kinds of excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and I was not disappointed in any way. I’m not all too sure wha ...more
A Rancher's Heart is just...nice. No drama, no meddling family, no meddling ex....just two older (30's and almost 40) people and the kids that threw them together in this situation. For me, I never felt the chemistry between them. I wanted HOT! I got lukewarm.
I'm not saying this isn't something you should pick up, but if you're looking for something steamy, this isn't it. I won't be reading any more i ...more
I liked this one. It had two good characters. The H's second chance at love. Stoic H, feisty h, sweet kids. Low angst, no real drama. Just a sweet story about two people falling in love. Great depiction of ranch life and good side characters. I'll continue this series. Happy reading!
I feel cheated, and that explains my low rating on this.
The story was not dismal, but the idea of it was poorly executed with many, many bad writing decisions. The heroine was annoying and rude when she was supposed to be such a super-nanny and a lifesaver for the hero's daughters; she was referred to as "stubborn" and all her actions were actually flexible and accomodating of her surroundings (which is a good thing, but not in tu ...more
Tamara has lost her nursing job, and license, for telling her friend that her mother is terminally ill... a breach of Patient Confidentiality. (I had strong feelings about this having been through the same scenario with one of my parents and not knowing the situation until we received a phone call. It is horrible.) Anyway, the ...more
I loved the ending, loved that everyone was involved in the change that was happening to the family.
For a sweet, quick read but with too much caricature for me : there was nothing the almost saint-like heroin couldn’t achieve or understand ...
Some good secondary characters.
This one is a very, VERY slow burn. But that's not my problem with it, not really. My problem is it's a slow burn for SO LONG and then it's a freakin' rush to wrap up the book and HEA. The combination left me underwhelmed and disappointed. Still, I did enjoy the overall story, and cannot wait for the rest of this series.
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I will be talking about the book on my next Whatcha Reading? podcast which will go up on TBQ's Book Palace Saturday (12/2).
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Okay, enough Coleman squealing. Unless I'm talking about Tamara. I can squeal about her. And maybe her sisters. Because sisters.
Anyway. Tamara and Caleb ...more
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 16, 2017
Caleb Stone is wearing too many hats and it’s making him crankier than usual. He’s a cowboy, a father, and the head of his large family—and has been since tragedy claimed his parents over ten years ago. The ranch is struggling, but it's the title of single dad that’s got him tangled up in knots. He needs a full-time, live-in nanny at the Silver Stone homestead in Heart Falls, Alberta, to help with his two little girls, but the woman about to a ...more
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Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They're humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she's got the be ...more