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The Rancher's Secret Love by Paula Altenburg
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Rating: 4.5/5

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more in this series!

Luke McGregor was always the quiet, studious brother - something of a nerd, he's continued his studies and is now teaching at University. However, the tragic death of his sister and her husband means the surviving brothers, including him, are now responsible for bringing up their nephew and niece. He returns home to help, planning to stay for at least a year, but his long-term girlfriend definitely doesn't see her future on the family ranch and the two split up with her heading home again. He's definitely not looking for another girlfriend or commitment but fate is going to intervene!

Mara Ramos was seriously injured whilst skiing, putting an end to both her professional dance career and her relationship with a famous pop star. She's moved to this small town to set up a dance studio out of the glare of publicity and loves working with her students - though she wishes there were more of them! When she and Luke meet, their attraction is mutual but will they resist temptation?

This is a lovely, heartwarming contemporary romance with great characters and a real twist! It is about learning to trust, healing your heart and trusting love. The children included in the story are delightfully portrayed, I could easily imagine them and their antics. The dilemma that could force this couple apart is horrendous and heart wrenching, leaving you on tenterhooks about just how everything can be resolved.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending this story to anyone who  enjoys contemporary romances with family at its heart. It is another fantastic story by this highly talented author.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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Reading Progress

April, 2019 – Started Reading
May, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 22, 2019 – Shelved
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: adult
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: adventure
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: authors-to-look-out-for
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: cowboy
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: favorites
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: friends-to-lovers
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: funny
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: montana
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: puzzles
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: royalty
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: series
May 22, 2019 – Shelved as: small-community

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