Have you ever heard the saying,”You can’t judge a book by its cover?” Most of the time that statement is an out an out lie. As a personal lover of Clean Romance novels, I know If I see a bare chested man on the cover it is definitely going to have at least one sex scene or lewd innuendo somewhere in the book.
…Or is it?
Now I will tell you I only downloaded the book after reading the reviews on the Amazon page. If I hadn’t The Rancher by Kelli Ann Morgan would have never made it onto my kindle.
The Rancher is the first book in a series called the Redbourne Series. The series follows the love lives of the Redbourne brothers. First up is Cole Redbourne
Cole had a very dear friend who died a few years back whose dying wish to Cole was for him to go find his sweetheart, Abigail McCallister, and let him know that he never forgot her and that he loved her till his dying day.
Abigail, Abby to her friends, has been waiting for her long-lost love to come back and marry her but her time of waiting is up. Her father has told her that if she doesn’t marry by Friday morning that she will be shipped off to live with her aunt. You see Abby is not your average woman. She is more comfortable in men’s clothes and using a gun than wearing a dress and having tea in the parlor.
Abby has decided to take her father’s challenge to heart and goes to the nearest town, dressed in her mother’s wedding dress and announces that she is looking for a husband.
Cole has just entered the town after riding in from Kansas and see’s a pretty redhead declaring that she is looking for a husband. Imagine his shock when he finds out that she is the same woman his dead friend sent him to find?
Not knowing what else to do, Cole decides to marry Abby.
Will Cole and Abby be able to make their marriage work? What about the mysterious happenings going on around the area, who is behind the accidents? Are Cole and Abby really married?
Make sure you read the book to find out!
3 out of 5 stars
I’ve gone back and read a few parts about twice maybe since I first read it back in September.
4 out of 5 stars
Very nice kiss scenes, a few times the story dragged for me but all in all good clean romance. Even with a bare-chested man on the cover. (Nice abs by the way)