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Disillusioned by his wife’s betrayal, rodeo star Dillon McCoy comes home to the mountains of North Carolina to lick his wounds. When he agrees to take over the family ranch, the Lazy M, he’s unaware danger waits.
Diana Thompson is having doubts about her engagement to Trent Sawyer. She agrees to leave Chapel Hill and spend Thanksgiving with her friend Jenn at the Lazy M. Wh
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Published November 2nd 2020
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Rodeo star Dillion McCoy is back home running his family ranch, Lazy M. When he meets Diana Thompson, the attraction is immediate but he fights it as much as he can. His heart can't take another betrayal. But the tension rises on the Lazy M when, after turning down an offer to buy his family's ranch, someone tries to kill him. When a body is discovered on his property, Dillion sets out to uncover who wants his land so much, they'll kill for it. Can he do this and protect his heart from falling i ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 4.5/5.0

An absolutely gripping and thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish.

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Mc Chanster
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lovely. This was lovely and sweet and all-around a great winter-during-summer romance to get you in the mood for snow, hot cider, and maybe also a large, sexy cowboy.

Aside from her minor rebellion of going to college at a non-Eastern school, Diana Thompson has always lived up to what her parents, a couple from Philadelphia’s high society, have expected from her. This includes getting engaged to Trent Sawyer, a man who is, by all accounts perfect. The only problem? Diana is not having doubts, and
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Charlotte O'Shay
Diana comes from a wealthy Philadelphia family. When the story starts, Diana is unsure about her upcoming marriage to Trent who is perfect for her if only on paper and in her parents' eyes. She accepts an invitation to spend Thanksgiving in North Carolina with her friend Jenn. There she meets Jenn's cousin Dillon, a rodeo cowboy who is back home trying to figure his life out after a brief, disastrous marriage to a cheating buckle bunny. He's also trying to decide whether to take over the family ...more
Dawn
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great story. Dillion the Rodeo cowboy and Diana the city call. Both have a past they are trying to escape from. It was love at first sight. They go through so much but build their love through it all.
Lisa
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Diana is getting ready to start a new chapter in her life.  She is planning a wedding to a man her parents approve of and she will be starting a job teaching soon.  However, she is not happy.  She is beginning to wonder if she loves her fiancé enough to marry him.  She cares for him and he treats her well but there is no spark and it has her feeling restless.  Her best friend, Jenn, invites her to stay the holiday break with her at her family's ranch.  She will be able to get away and think abou ...more
Vicky
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thoughts: This is a contemporary romance with a touch of mystery added. Diana and Dillon are worlds apart in their backgrounds and experience, but if it’s true that opposites attract, then these two have it made. Diana is the only daughter of rich Philadelphia society parents. She’s engaged to the perfect man—Trent—but isn’t sure he’s the right one for her. Her best friend Jenn invites her home to the North Carolina mountains (near Asheville) for Thanksgiving so she can think about things. While ...more
Jan Sikes
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Diana, a wealthy socialite with her entire life laid out ahead of her questions whether or not she is in love with her fiance, Trent. When a friend suggests a getaway to her family's ranch, Diana is unprepared for the sparks that fly between her and Dillon McCoy, a rodeo cowboy. They could not be more opposite. I loved how this author took two flawed people and wove their lives together into an intricate web. This story has it all from sizzling romance to murder, blackmail, and cheating. I could ...more
Carolyn
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mountain Blaze is a book in the Carolina Series. A rich city girl meets a handsome country rodeo star and proceed to rock the others world. Diana Thompson has doubts about her upcoming wedding and bff Jenn McCoy invites her to spend Thanksgiving with her at the family ranch to think things through. Dillon McCoy found his wife in bed with another man, files for divorce and goes home to his grandparent’s ranch to get his head together. When these two meet sparks fly and Diana knows she will not be ...more
Bridget Hickey
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Dillon finds his wife cheating him he filefiles for divorce and heads for his grandparents ranch.Jennifer who is going g to visit her grandparents invites her friend Diane who has doubts about her upcoming wedding . Things are electrifying between these two.This is a 2nd chance romance but has alot of suspense as the story rolls out .This the first book I have read by this author and am looking forward to more.
Kathy
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Romance is not my favorite genre but this book had enough mystery and/or suspense to keep my interest. It’s a sweet read too. Interesting characters, neat scenery feeling. A western feel which I enjoy and a scene description most people would like to see. It will get you right in the mood for the holiday season.
Breen
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“A story that perfectly combined mystery, suspense and love. There were so many twist on this story that somehow the conflict seem that it was just increasing and having me on the edge. From the very first page I was completely hooked up by this amazing and unexpected story. And it was indeed fascinating. My first book of this author and surely won’t be the last one.”
Wendy Buchanan
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy from Voracious Readers. Enjoyed the book, well thought out. Look forward to reading more from this author
Bookish
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet cozy up with a blanket and fire type of read. A bit of mystery makes this romantic read even better. I liked the characters and writing, I totally enjoyed this book.
Suzanne Boyle
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An awesome read I really enjoyed this book
Linda Rea
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great romance book and the suspense going on just makes it even better. Diana agrees to go to Thanksgiving with her best friend Jenn to her family ranch and she meets Dillon a rodeo star. Diana is attracted to Dillon right away and she is supposed to be engaged but she came to think about if she wanted to marry him.
Dillon’s grandparents have decided that they don’t want to run the ranch anymore and are convinced Dillon should but someone wants to buy it and they are willing to kill to
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Diana Thompson is having second thoughts about marrying her Fiancé, Trent Sawyer. Diana is not so sure that she is in love with Trent so when her friend Jenn invites her to have Thanksgiving at her grandparent’s dude ranch the Lazy M she takes her up on it besides Trent is on vacation without her. So the question is why not. Hopefully spending time at the Lazy M will give Diana the time she needs to think things over to see how she truly feels about Trent.

Jenn’s cousin Dillon McCoy a rodeo star
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Kat Doran
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wealthy Diana Thompson falls in love with cowboy Dillon McCoy. Now both must run from a killer while saving the Lazy M ranch.
Hoping to reach a decision whether or not to marry a man not of her dreams, educator Diana Thompson retreats to a mountain ranch outside colorful Ashville, North Carolina for the Thanksgiving holiday. There she comes face to face with a man who could fulfill her dreams—turning them hotter than any she ever experienced.
Fresh off a marriage gone south, rodeo cowboy Dillon
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Lindsy
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mountain Blaze is the first book I have read by this author. I was intrigued from the beginning. City girl isn’t sure about marrying her fiancé so her friend takes her to the Lazy M ranch out in the country. Diana isn’t want she seems like though and ends up really enjoying it.
A lot of it has to do with Dillion who she meets immediately upon getting to the ranch. I wasn’t expecting all the suspense if this novel and so many different things happening. Dillon sounded like a great guy and it was
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Kitty Moon
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just read another good story from another new to me author Debby Grahl. I seem to be discovering new to me authors a lot lately and making a list of new ones to follow. It's hard to really classify this story as just another romance. It's got a pleasant mix of steamy romance, mystery and suspense, a mountainside folk tale ghost, danger and psycho exes.

Diana Thompson is having second thoughts about her upcoming wedding. When her best friend invites her on a trip to the mountains for the Thanksgiv
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Wendy
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dillon and Diana meet when she travels home with her best friend for Thanksgiving. Diana is doubting that she loves Trent enough to marry him and needs some time away to think. Dillon came home after filing for divorce from his wife. Both have to find resolution to their current relationships before starting something new. Will they be able to ignore the sparks flying between them?

This was my first book by Grahl. It starts out as what I assume is going to be a sweet romance but quickly morphs in
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KL Cassanello
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dillon comes home to North Carolina to run the family ranch. Diana is spending Thanksgiving with a friend at the ranch. There are sparks between them, but they each have a prior relationship to deal with before they can think of being together. When an offer is made to buy the ranch and Dillon turns it down, someone tries to kill him. This is a great story, very enjoyable to read. The setting is incredible - Asheville is so beautiful, and the Carolina mountains are a favorite place. The characte ...more
Tammy Deighan
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a lot of cowboy, ranch books. But I really enjoyed this story. A rodeo rider and someone who is trying to figure things out before she marries someone that she's not sure is right for her, even if he is right in everyone's else's eyes. Rodeo rider getting over a bad marriage goes back home to the ranch to figure out life and finds out he gets more then he bargains for. One thing leads to another and with out going to much in the story this is a ride that most rodeo riders don't go ...more
Mardell Bonasso
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dillon, mountain bred rodeo riding cowboy returns home for family thanksgiving at his grandparents ranch in the mountain. His cousin Jenn brings her friend Diana. Diana is a high society city girl. She is trying to decide if she loves her fiance enough to proceed with their upcoming wedding. Dillon and Diana meet and are attracted to each other. As the saying goes opposites attract. This book is full of love and turmoil, murder and mystery. I enjoyed this book but it did get a bit confusing when ...more
Cathy Greco
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked that when Diana and Dillon meet at the Lazy M. They both have baggage that needs to be addressed. Then there is suspense and intrigue when someone anonymously wants to buy the ranch. Dillon says no, and someone ends up dead. They have to deal with that and who wants the ranch that badly, and their past relations. I liked the characters and I thought it was a good story. I would read more by Debby Grahl.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
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Sheila
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rodeo star Dillion caught his wife cheating so he files for divorce and goes home to the family ranch where he meets Diane who comes from a wealthy family and is engaged to Trent the "perfect man" but she is having doubts. When Dillion and Diane meet at the ranch they have an instant attraction but they must completely end the relationships they have been in but when he turns down an offer for the ranch dangerous things start happening at the ranch. This will keep you reading with the sweet roma ...more
Judy Gittleson Hendrickson
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dillon and Diana meet at the ranch and she is visiting his cousin Jenn. Both Dillon and Diana have current baggage they need to get rid of before they can open up to another possibility - them. The exes are causing trouble and even another person who wants the ranch and will go at any length to get it, even murder Dillon. Their connection keeps them strong and together they will overcome the odds. One heck of a good mystery and the ending is terrific.

I received a free copy of this book via Books
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Lisa Marie
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Newly divorced Dillon finds himself returning back to his childhood ranch for Thanksgiving and hopes to put his failed marriage behind him.

Dillon’s cousin Jenn invites her friend Diana home to her family’s ranch for thanksgiving, giving Diana a much needed escape to figure out if she loves Trent enough to marry him.

Definite sparks fly between Dillon and Diana, but in the midst of both taking care of unfinished business with crazy exes this quickly turns into a suspenseful romance. (Sorry no sp
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Tessa
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dillon is not just a cowboy; he is a rodeo star with the buckles to prove it. He just wants a girl who wants him for him. He thought he had it when he realized she was not who he thought she was. Diana is all city girl. She goes to her friend’s family ranch to get away and find herself again. She does not expect to find Dillon or the feelings she starts to have for him. I loved this easy going, fuel building relationship between these two. The scenery felt real along with the characters. Beautif ...more
Shelly Wygant
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dillon is going through a divorce and Diana is doubting her engagement. They both end up at Lazy M. As they become friends there is no denying the chemistry between them. The romance part of this book is great but what one me over was the mystery portion of this book. Body's are found, threats are made, accidents happen and you will always be guessing who is the suspect. Great suspense that keeps you guessing. There were twists that I did not see coming.
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Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David, and their cat, Tigger. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries ...more

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