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The Rancher's Rules (Sunshine Springs Duo #1)

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The millionaire's forbidden virgin

Grant Cortez is rich, famous and seriously sexy. But although he arouses feelings in virginal Zoe that no other man ever has, as her best friend he's strictly a no-go zone....

Grant wants Zoe badly, but knows he can't have her. When they're forced to live together the temptation is too much, and so Grant imposes some rules-no kissing, a

Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published (first published November 3rd 2006)
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Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers looking for more of a "clean romance" about friends becoming lovers
2.5 stars and such a disappointment. Having read her mercenary trilogy I was at least expecting a good story but it was just a round and round turn of overblown silly misunderstandings. This is also another book billed as a Christmas themed story but Christmas is mentioned only once and that’s it. No warm holiday cheer here so if that’s what you’re looking for then pass on this one.

Several times I was wondering if I was reading a historical what with all the moral preachiness about sex before ma
Lucy Monroe is waaaaayyyyyy better than this.

The h and the H have been in love with each other for a long time, but apparently are TOO FREAKING (and oh do I want to use another word there) STUPID to figure it out.

I'm not even going to bother with the plot as it is so boring it doesn't make sense. Frankly, I don't know, I was skimming so lost plot points anyway.

Bottom line when I finally lost it is when the H invites ANOTHER woman over because he thinks if he has sex with her he won't obsess abo
Nov 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Rancher's Rules was released in the UK in 2006 and will hit the USA in December, just in time for a wonderful Christmas romance.

It is absolutely's sexy, warm, very, very funny and just an extremely entertaining read!.

I so enjoyed this book…….I laughed, I cried and found it to be the perfect Holiday read. Zoe Jensen’s character was fun, invigorating, dear, just plain sweet and not the usual woman in a Harlequin Presents novel. Her love for life, animals and her Kindergarten st
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I read this book years ago and found it again today. I forgot what a sweet story it was. Today's HP romances have lost a bit of the innocence and sweetness that made them so special. This one is a classic that made me smile throughout he story.

Zoe is a quirky personality who loves Grant but fears that he doesn't feel the same. Her need to save every lost animal causes her to get evicted from her apartment.

Millionaire Grant see Zoe as his best friend while fighting his need for her. When she get
Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3.5. i love the story. what i like about it is that throughout the story, the only problem they had was basically brought by misunderstanding. there wasn't any significant thing that happened. everything was just misunderstanding and it's very tiring reading about those. but i still love them both. they're fun and lovable.
Dec 12, 2007 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance
This was a short read about two people who grow up as best friends. Then they have to come to terms with falling in love. They resist at first because they do not want to ruin their ongoing relationship.
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Así que decidió establecer algunas reglas que ambos debían respetar.
La primera era que no habría besos… pero la rompieron antes de llegar siquiera a escribirla… La segunda era nada de sexo… pero ésa tampoco duraría mucho."

It's very very good for its own category, for a harlequin book...
Ashley Brooke
My first harlequin romance and it wasn't too bad! It had a good mix of storyline between the steamy bits!
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 70 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more
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