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The Rancher

(Dynasties: Mesa Falls #5)

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4.44  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  34 reviews
A wealthy rancher’s secrets will be revealed as passion takes over…from USA TODAY bestselling author Joanne Rock!

His secrets are safe with no one,

especially the woman who sets him on fire…

Ranching tycoon Miles Rivera has always kept the secrets of Mesa Falls Ranch under wraps—until desire trumps good sense. Because when he catches social media star Chiara Campagna snoo
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Mass Market Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 12th 2021 by Harlequin Desire
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Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful continuation of the Mesa Falls series by Joanne Rock! Miles and Chiara's secrets and heat will have you turning the pages on this 5th book of the series. I definitely enjoy Joanne Rock's books, and this one is no exception. Such a great storyline with wonderful characters. 4.5 stars! ...more
Erin Lewis
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 star review The Rancher (Dynasties: Mesa falls #5) by Joanne Rock
Joanne Rock is a relatively new author to me so when the opportunity came along to read and review I jumped at it.
Miles Rivera is known for keeping his cards close and determined to keep the secrets of Mesa Falls Ranch. When he catches Chiara Campagna, a social media star sneaking around at the charity gala, he really should kick her out. Chiara is looking for answers about the death of Zach and Miles is determined to keep the d
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lowkeyreader
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by the author and though it's the fifth book in the series, I can still follow the story nicely. Even though I am curious to read the previous books now that I've read this one. Miles and Chiara's story is well written, entertaining, they just fit well together and have amazing chemistry right from the start. It is filled with secrets, drama, and passion that makes their story so captivating.

I definitely recommend this book, you will not be disappointed.
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Jackie Wright
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars for The Rancher *Dynasties: Mesa Falls #5)
This is the first book I have read by Joanne Rock so I’m prove this book can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone, this entertaining , steamy read is Miles Rivera ( the rancher) and Chiara Campagna’s story. Chiara is a social media star and she is attending a charity gala hosted by Miles but she is there under false pretences, she is actually trying to find out what happened to Zach, her teenage crush. Miles is not prepared to tell all regardi
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Ann
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Chiara and Miles share an instant, explosive attraction – which complicates Chiara’s mission to uncover what happened to her friend Zach, who had been part of the group that created Mesa Falls before his mysterious death. Zach, whose death haunts Miles.

Romance, scandal and mystery abound in this entry in the Mesa Falls series. Chiara and Miles are almost exact opposites in lifestyle – she’s an Instagram and influencer celebrity and he’s a reclusive rancher – but there’s no doubt they bring out
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Renee Entress
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-2021, series
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
The Rebel (Dynasties: Mesa Falls)
The Rival (Dynasties: Mesa Falls Book 2)
Rule Breaker (Dynasties: Mesa Falls Book 3)
Heartbreaker (Dynasties: Mesa Falls #4)

This is Chiara and Miles’s story. Miles has lots of secrets. But when he catches Chiara snooping, he does not throw her out he sleeps with her. But can the chemistry they ha
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Marcie Robinson
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Joanne Rock takes us back to Mesa Falls in “The Rancher”, introducing us to Miles Rivera (the rancher) and Chiara Campagna, a social media star.

Chiara has a reason for being at the charity gala hosted by Miles – she needs to find out once and for all what happened to Zach, her teenage crush.
Miles is intent on keeping secret the details surrounding Zach’s death and realizes to do so, he has to keep Chiara close.
But even with secrets between them, their meeting is sensually charged. Their attracti
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Jean
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book five in The Dynasties Mesa Falls Series and it is Miles and Chiara's story. I really loved Miles and Chiara's story as the chemistry between them was instant and so strong right from the beginning but the secrets surrounding them meant that they kept parts of themselves hidden. The characters and storyline pulled you in right from the first page and I couldn't put this book down and I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Joanne Rock is an amazing author and writer and I ...more
Lynn Brooks
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Decadently mysterious! With book five in her Dynasties: Mesa Falls series, Joanne Rock continues to weave an intriguing story as we look for answers. The characters are interesting and their connection is quick to combust. I'm looking forward to the final book in the series to find out all of the remaining secrets.

Chiara is being sneaky at the start of the book so I wasn't sure what to make of her at first but it didn't take long to figure out she's a good hearted person just looking for answers
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Kristen Lewendon
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
On the surface, Miles and Chiara look like complete opposites, but they’re really not so different once we start to peel back the layers. However, all that surface tension lights up the page with plenty of chemistry between the pair. I read this book as a stand alone, but I think it would have been even better had I read the books before it. Even though this is a self-contained story, there is quite a bit about it that ties into the overarching plot of the series. I think I’m going to need to do ...more
Kari Hansen
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Chiara has created quite the following on her social media platforms which gives her the access she needs to the party that is being hosted by Miles. She plans to use her time in his home to see what she can discover about the suspicious death of the boy she knew as a teenager and has never forgotten.

Miles is a loyal friend who is determined to protect the secrets of the past. Not only is he attracted to Chiara, but he is intrigued by her as well and working together might just get them the answ
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Ronel Olver
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read in the series and I was instantly drawn into the book and mystery surrounding Zach's death and the relationship blooming between Chiara and Miles. Miles has secrets and Chiara plans on finding out the truth behind Zach's death and the closer she gets to the bottom of the mystery, the more someone is messing with her life and threatening her. Absolutely a great read - highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily l
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Denise
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
When I get the opportunity I like to read this author especially considering I do not read too much contemporary lately. This one drew me because of the secrets and I do like to see how they are brought to light and the consequences. Miles makes a decision that is often referred to by the seat of his pants lol. Chiara is the one whom got into his seat haha. Anyways this does wrap around them both with secrets coming to the front. Other things also come after them that is the drama of people. Wra ...more
Esme Greiner
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chista and Miles are complete opposites but have hot chemistry! He has a lot of secrets and she is a social media influencer that he catches snooping as she is trying to find information about a childhood friend. Can he help her get the answers she looks for? Do they have a chance to find their happiness?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Brenda Moser
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is an intriguing story with strong characters in Miles and Chiara. The author weaves an interesting story with Chiara wanting to know what happened to her teenage friend and Miles wanting to keep the details of it a secret. There's a strong attraction between them but will it be enough to overcome? The story is well written with detailed scenes , moves fluidly and is an enjoyable read.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
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L H
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Secrets and romance make this a good story. Especially with a social media influencer in the mix. Chiara used her social media platform to gain entry to an event hosted by Miles to snoop. There are secrets that he is guarding and they have chemistry, so even when he catches her he does not kick out. This was a good book and it makes me want to go back to read earlier books in the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michele
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Miles and Chiara’s attraction to one another!
I am drawn to Chiara’s need to find out how her friend passed years ago and Miles may be the key. Yet while Miles interrupts Chiara, he can’t just let her walk away. Miles’ friend’s death changed him, but maybe Chiara is the something to change him for the better. The underlying secret of who is benefiting from the book seems close to being revealed. I can’t wait for the next book in the Dynasties: Mesa Falls series!
Patti
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Good story and sizzling passion but, since this book is deep in the series there is a great bit of information and events that happens before Miles and Chiara get together and that left gaps that would have been better had I had the whole story. However, their attraction and passion are immediate and undeniable. If you like some mystery with your romance this book is for you.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Gladys
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a solid entry in this entertaining series. The storyline had me engaged and Miles and Chiara had me invested. These two generate plenty of sizzle as their relationship evolves. Drama, secrets, mystery and passion combine into an enticing brew that goes down very easily. I am posting a frank, elective review.
Jeanne Richardson
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book I've read written by Joanne Rock; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Betty Reynolds
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Desire becomes love in this fast-paced romance with a touch of suspense I enjoyed the way Miles and Chiara learn to trust each other with secrets, but the reality of what really happened to their mutual friend continues to mystify me.

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Peggy Clayton
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This entire Mesa Falls series has been so wonderful to read. Joanne writes the best books and really every book is so different. This was so good from the first page and you really didn't know if Miles was going to believe the story that he was given. I read this in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. Joanne hit this right out of the park! ...more
Ying Ying
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read from the author. Although it is book 5 in this series, I was still able to follow the story. Very well written. So intrigued to read the first few books of this series! This story has the perfect mix of passion, love and CHEMISTRY! both main characters were absolutely charming in their own ways. A very good read! Kudos!
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Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
This was intriguing and exciting. This is the first book I have read in this series and now will have to pick up the rest. It's sexy but the story also has some mystery and suspense with the secrets of Mesa Falls at stake. The chemistry was explosive and I couldn't put this down. ...more
BusyM3
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book . This is the fifth book in this series. The story is well written, entertaining, the characters fit well together and have amazing chemistry. I am going to go look for more in this series to read. A great book to take you away for a bit.

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Mary
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful and scandalous story. Miles and Chiara's are an interesting match. This is an entertaining story that is nicely developed and just plan addictive. I love the characters and the storyline. ...more
Penny Ellgass
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miles meets Chiara at a party he is hosting, not relizing that he had met her as a teen.
Chiara is trying to find out what happened to her friend, how he died 14 years ago. She thinks Miles might know something.
Watch as they struggle to trust each other as they get to know each other.
Elvira
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chiara Campagna social media star Is found snooping by none other than rancher Miles Rivera and their connection is undeniable throughout the pages. The flow of the storyline is great.

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Deb
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was entertained by this steamy romance. I liked the tension between them. They had chemistry which was believable. The storyline had a hint of mystery and intrigue. Nicely done.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Victoria
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely great read. I was hooked from the beginning with its steamy chemistry and touch of mystery. I loved the characters and the connection. It’s an entertaining read and a great addition to the series.
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USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock writes romance novels in a variety of sub-genres, from family sagas to sexy contemporaries. A popular workshop speaker, Joanne parlays her experience in the college classroom to substantive seminars that motivate, educate and inspire. Her book Self Promotion: Your Guide to Launching a Book is the culmination of requests for her notes on this topic. She has ...more

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Dynasties: Mesa Falls (6 books)
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