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Sunshine & Sammy

(Vested Interest: ABC Corp #5)

4.72  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  166 reviews
Luke Adler lives for his ranch. It’s the only reason he agreed to get on board with his sister’s grand plan for guests staying on the property.

Nothing prepares him for the force of nature that is Samantha Morrison. When she arrives on his ranch to help construct this new part of his business, what he expects and what he gets are two entirely different things.

He expects a n
Published August 4th 2022 by Moreland Books Inc
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Jul 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cowboys
Sunshine & Sammy is book five in the Vested Interest: ABC Corp series by Melanie Moreland. I’ve been waiting FOREVER for this book. For Melanie to write this sexy, grumpy cowboy. And Luke most definitely fits these descriptions. I can’t wait to tell you about him. And the woman who turns his world upside down.

Luke Adler is forty years old and has lived at River Rock Ranch all his life. The ranch is everything to him but with the beef industry so unpredictable, they aren’t where they need to be f
Leticia (jerseygirl)
Jul 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
"You turned my world upside down, yet somehow righted it at the same time."
I really enjoy Melanie’s books, but this one had sort of a dream-like quality that made me enjoy it even more. Maybe it was the rolling hills, mountains, and streams in the rural Canadian landscape. Maybe it was the sense of family and belonging. Maybe it was the cowboys - or farmhands. Maybe it was all of it.
This book, and Luke and Sammy, definitely brought some sunshine to my life.

"I’d thought he was handsome before. Sm
Jul 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing
If you’re wild for cowboys then you will love Sunshine and Sammy, the latest in the second-generation Vested Interest series by Melanie Moreland, which can be read as a standalone. Luke Adler technically is a rancher, but wears a Stetson, wields an ax in nothing but his tight jeans and tee shirt, rides a horse, and lives off the land. He’s a bossy boss, and his sexy smolder will have you all hot and bothered in no time.

Luke didn’t get his muscles from a gym, but by working sun-up to sun-down at
Isha Coleman
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
The heartthrob I never saw coming delivers a heartache I won't soon forget. Sammy and Luke are as turbulent as a raincloud chasing after a rainbow. Moreland digs deep into the heart. Sunshine & Sammy sneaks up on the soul with a force that can only be described as breathtaking. ...more
My Own Bookshelves
Grumpy vs Sunshine is this cowboy vs city girl who fights every turn to not give into the chemistry that boils off the page. Park your horse and get to one-clicking this gem to devour.

I have read and re-read this book too many times to count.* As part of the team, I need to pull lines for teasers and excerpts. But as I turn the page to a bookmarked scene, I cannot help myself but get lost in this engaging story writing. I know when I pick up a Melanie Moreland book it is going to deliver swoons
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Jul 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with the BAM family and was so excited when Melanie started the ABC series which is about their children! This book is about Sammy, aka Mouse, Liv and Van's daughter. When she travels to a ranch in Alberta for her business, she has an unpleasant encounter with Luke Adler, the brother of Rachel, the woman Sammy has been corresponding with. Luke is rude and gets flipped on his back by the tiny Sammy. They are both intrigued with each other and try to resist it due to the dislike.

The Paperbook Princess
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Easy Read Low Angst!
Vans Little Mouse is all grown up and running her own business and show remodeling small businesses and filming them for her show. She's off to a ranch and one of the owners Luke is a stubborn as it comes. Another Grumpy/Sunshine story sign me up! I was cackling during the story at the hero, he doesn't see her coming! Of course you see the OG Bam boys and women which I love see and even Dick pops in! I love that we are getting to see second generation BAM kids so keep these
Sunshine & Sammy
(Vested Interest: ABC Corp #5)
Written by: Melanie Moreland

Quick reader history – I’ve know Sammy since she was five years old, so to read her story when she’s all grown up, I can’t say that I was surprised that she was a bundle of knowledge and beauty with a go-get-‘em attitude! Just like her mom! Now she’s off to Alberta to help change the future for River Rock Ranch and it’s owner Luke Adler and his sister Rachel.

There are a few things Luke Adler needs to learn when dealing wit
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Sparks fly when Sammy takes on a job at the Adler Ranch and comes face to face with the owner Luke is non too happy that she is there. But can this city girl prove to the country boy that the two of them are for real and that the walls he has built around his heart need to come down? Or will this just be a romance that has a timetable and they will both be able to walk away when the job it done? These second generation storylines warm the readers hearts. Bring past characters into these books on ...more
J Williams
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Grumpy cowboys meets his match in a big way!

Sammy and Luke strike sparks from their very first, very memorable meeting. The push and pull between them is undeniable and they soon give into their growing desire but rules have been made and it might break them as a couple to bend them.

What a story!! Luke is the definition of grumpy. Watching him slowly soften to Sammy was a thing of beauty. There were times I was ready to flip him too (read the book!!) but in the end he more than made up for it!!
Jul 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely one of my favorites!! Luke Adler - local curmudgeon…..burned before and won’t let it happen again…..until a little ray of sunshine named Sammy showed up at the ranch at his sister behest. Then his wonderful and rigid life came to a halt. He fought it because well, he didn’t need her or want her…..right? Sammy, a ray of sunshine. Passionate about her work helping others. She lived by her own rules until she saw Cowboy. The attraction was instant. And he was infuriating! But Sammy was r ...more
Jul 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received this in exchange for a honest review.
First I would like to say to Mrs Melanie Moreland when I received this book I was ready to dive in and devour it like your others, it didn't happen with this one when I was at 60% I started pacing my self cause I didn't want it to end.
Wow Holy Hotness I wish I could give this book more stars
Luke and Sammy story is a grumpy and Sunshine age gap.
I am so in love with this story it is perfection, Luke is grumpy cowboy, Sammy is pure sunshine. From the
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
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Kari Hansen
Jul 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Although Luke understands that his sister’s plans for the ranch will help them financially, he isn’t looking forward to his ranch being invaded by the person she has hired to make changes which would appeal to the visitors they are trying to draw. He is even less impressed when he finds out she is a woman especially when it comes to the chemistry between them.

Sammy has a way of knowing exactly what changes a business needs to make to ensure its ongoing viability. She may be attracted to Luke, bu
Erin Lewis
Jul 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Sunshine & Sammy (Vested Interest: ABC Corp #5) by Melanie Moreland

I am loving this next generation series; Sunshine & Sammy (I adore this title) was a fabulous addition to what has quickly become one of my favourite series. This time we have Olivia and Van’s daughter Samantha (Sammy) Morrison in the spotlight and the man who wins her heart, Luke Adler.

Luke lives for the ranch that he and his sister Rachel own and the last thing he needs is to be attracted to Sammy, the woman who
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Oh the fireworks between this pair!! This book lit my heart and soul up like the Fourth of July. I devoured Sammy and Luke’s book in one sitting. This pairs journey had me so consumed that adulting was put on hold while I got so caught up in their love story. Sammy’s story may take place away from Port Albany but it is no less captivating and the cameos from some family members was definitely a welcome surprise. I either laughed out loud or swooned with every page turned. Melanie Moreland has pe ...more
Jul 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Trust me when I say that this book contains Mega Feels and Super Swoon! Sammy and Luke make a spicy and sweet couple that will make you laugh, need an ice-cold beverage and leave your heart a melted, sappy puddle. The story is very fun, chocked full of heart and humor but still has no difficulty in giving your heartstrings several really firm tugs when the situation arises. This feel-good romance is sure to brighten your day, lighten your heart and leave you with a huge smile on your face and a ...more
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sunshine & Sammy is the newest book in the ABC Corp spinoff series by Ms. Moreland and another winning romance that pulls you in and wraps you up in a big warm hug. Luke is a hard-working rancher who gets knocked off his feet by Samantha Morrison, Liv & Van’s daughter who most of us remember as “Mouse.” Ms. Moreland has the wonderful ability of putting the reader in the middle of her storyline and in this case, in the middle of this beautiful ranch. I could see myself working right along side Lu ...more
Jenn T
Jul 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I've officially found my favorite Melanie hottie!! Luke Adler has stolen my heart!!
You will adore this book if you are a grumpy/sunshine lover. Even if you aren't, I'm sure you'll love it anyway! What's not to love about a swoon-worthy cowboy and the woman who can literally knock him on his ass! #teamsammy

Melanie Moreland has given us another stellar story full of love, happiness, and acceptance.
A grumpy cowboy who believes he isn't worthy of love and a woman full of so much sunshine she fills
Jul 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Another hug in a book from Ms Moreland….I absolutely loved this!
Luke is all gruff cowboy and Sammy is sunshine and smiles….the perfect combination!
Cowboy and Lady have a whirlwind affair with an end date…..but what happens when real feelings get in the way..? Well if Luke can get out of his own way they might find out!!

I really enjoyed this ranch trip, with old favourites and new friends…I especially appreciated the final few chapters, I just love how Ms Moreland creates a sense of family and en
Jul 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful love story "made in Melanie"!

This book is about Sammy, one of the gazillion kids from BAM series. I love reading these books because we can see the BAM people as a parents or grandparents and read their love is still alive.

In this book Sammy helps Luke improve his ranch with a touristic project and there is an instant connection and they can't resist each other.

I loved their nicknames, the cowboy theme, how Luke protects her all time and slowly opens to her.. I think they are
Jul 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Love Luke and Sammy's story. I loved reading about a grown up Sammy. That she became a mixture of Van and Liv, but has somehow made her own path with the knowledge she has. Luke has always worked on his Family's ranch, that is his love his passion, but things have hit a rough patch where they are needing to bring in more income with his sisters help they bring in Sammy to reinvent the farm per se.

Things don't start off very well between Luke and Sammy. 1st because he thought she was a he, 2nd he
This book is so romantic, with all the feels and all you need to fall in love with them. Grumpy/Sunshine is getting a place in my list of favorites tropes. This time Sammy is the sunshine, the light in the live of Luke. Luke is the grumpy sexy cowboy, really grumpy but Sammy like a ray of sunshine with her smiles and light break all his walls. Reading this book takes you to that Ranch in Alberta you can feel the breeze and all the love. Van and Liv are still so in love that is amazing to witness ...more
Brayzen Bookwyrm
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Moreland has another beautiful, and spicy, love story to share within the pages of Sunshine & Sammy. Pairing a grumpy cowboy with a sunshiny city girl may seem like a cliche, but not in Moreland’s hands. Instead, readers get serious steam between two beautifully developed characters, and an HEA worth chasing after.
Readers will fall in love with Luke despite his growly, short-tempered, bearish behavior, or maybe because of it. Who doesn’t love a man fighting his own emotions, and his pas
Aug 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
And once again, Melanie Moreland has given me a book that leaves me with an enormous smile on my face and a happy, uplifted heart.

𝗦𝗨𝗡𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗘 & 𝗦𝗔𝗠𝗠𝗬 is the fifth book in the Vested Interest: ABC Corp series and was an unputdownable, read in one sitting romance. I was lost from the moment I started reading Sammy and Luke’s story.

There is something very special in the way Melanie writes her characters. She brings them to life on the page and you quickly become invested in them and their lives. I f
Jackie Wright
Jul 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Moreland has delivered a breath of fresh air with Sammy and Luke’s emotional love story.
This is grumpy/sunshine small town romance at its best, I was drawn in from the first few pages and there was no putting down until the final words had been read, it’s a wonderful addition to the Vested Interest: ABC Corp Series with characters i fell hook, line and sinker for.
Sammy is Van and Olivia’s daughter and just like her parents this girl knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to do what is n
Ana Paula
Jul 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book! It is so nice to read about Van and Livy again and most of all we can see who little Sammy turned out as an adult. She is a force to be reckoned with and is a great character. Luke is a piece of work and he has major abandonment issues with his previous girlfriends and is afraid of giving his heart, but he is so considerate, kind and above all hot.

He is the character who we will swoon for years!

Melanie Moreland is a writer who can build this characters and write beautiful
Pimm Cullen
Aug 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing

Grumpy, stand offish cowboy meets his match in the arms of Sammy Morrison. The sunshine to his storm, builder of businesses, flipper of bad tempered cowboys.

Luke Adler likes his life as it is, his ranch is his life & that's it. Until everything is flipped on its head by the woman his sister invites to the ranch to build her expansion idea.

Delightful story with just the right mix of romance, heat & angst.

Honest review in return for ARC from the author.
Pamela Lilley
Jul 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Swoon Worthy Stars
Melanie Moreland is the Queen of feel good romance with a bit of added spice and drama to keep you engaged, and I’ve got to be honest, this might be my favourite story yet. Luke Adler is THE perfect cowboy, he’s just the right amount of grumpy to be sexy. He can handle a horse no problem, but the sweet, feisty, independent ray of sunshine that is Samantha ‘Sammie’ Morrison, not so much. What a truly wonderful, sweet, and sexy small town romance. Highly entertaining
Donna Smith
Aug 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I know I fall for a grumpy hero every time and Melanie Moreland writes them to the grumpiest perfection. I loved Luke from the first scene. He has no patience for anything but his ranch and sometimes his sister. It’s why he’s at the airport to pick up the consultant that will hopefully change the ranch’s future. Who he finds there is nothing of what he expected. Sammy is a person with vision. She can make a struggling business flourish but only with the owner’s being all in. What she finds when ...more
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