One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him?
Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring.
But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan writes suspenseful contemporary romances about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Her deeply emotional love stories are filled with high stakes and higher drama, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.
Review of Restless Rancher
Review (4.5 Stars): Jennifer Ryan has always been one of my favorite writers and with her new book, Restless Rancher, she has written another touching romantic story. Austin thought that he lost everything until the day that Sonya Tucker poured a pitcher of water over his sleeping head. Sonya was sent by her sister, Roxy, to help Austin get his ranch renovated and working so he could finally pick up the pieces of his life. The more time that Austin and Sonya spend together, they realize that they are falling for each other and Austin will do whatever it takes to make sure that he doesn’t lose Sonya either.
This is the second book in the Wild Rose Ranch series and I loved how Sonya changed Austin into the man he always wanted to be. Each of these ladies are strong, intelligent and fiercely loyal to the people that they care about. Austin had to deal with his back-stabbing father to save his ranch and I couldn’t imagine a better person by his side than Sonya. Loved every minute of this story and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.