I adored Rancher to the Rescue and came away thinking to myself why on earth don't I read more books with Cowboys as the Heroes?!?
Where do I begin with what I really loved about this book? I think the start would be a fantastic place. If the first chapter can draw me in i'm hooked, I cant put a book down if the opening is great. Rancher to the Rescue had the best opening! We meet celebrity-chef Meghan Finnegan fleeing from the church... on her wedding day! And while that's made me sit up, what's fantastic is we're watching it play out from the point of view of Cash (LOVE the name), former rodeo champ, who has a very cynical view on the whole idea of marriage. Is Cash in the right place at the wrong time or the wrong place at the right time?
Meghan flee's the scene with the help of a startled Cash, a gentleman at heart who kindly offers Meghan a place to stay at his homestead while she sorts her self out. I really admire authors who take the standard story and add a spin on it to change things up and that's what Jennifer Faye has done with Rancher to the Rescue. Meghan is pregnant to her ex-fiancee, not that Cash knows that to begin with.
There's so many little things about this story that I loved that all added up to equal one great book for me. Cash Sullivan is just devine and the way he's written has me seriously wondering why I don't read the cowboy books more. He's hot, which is a given but it's the way he rises to the challenges in his way and the way he faces each situation as they come along. He adores his grandma and he opens his home to a lady in need but not because he wants to get with her but because he genuinely wants to help Meghan.
A special mention goes out to Cash's Grandma... she's adorable in every way and added value to the story.
This is Jennifer's first book for Harlequin and I'll be putting her on my list of new authors to keep an eye on because Rancher to the Rescue was a real winner in my eyes! It was funny, heart-warming, exciting and full of gorgeous settings with wonderful characters and I was completely lost within the story while I read it in the weekend.