Once a Rancher

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Once a Rancher

The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #1

Business man by trade, cowboy at heart, Slater Carson offers a troubled teen a job on the ranch and figures it won’t hurt to keep a closer eye on the boy’s temporary guardian as well in this captivating romance.

Resort Manager, Grace Emery has her hands full with her ex-husband’s rebellious son and settling in to her new job so she doesn’t have time for romance and the readers can’t help but get caught up in this heartwarming story as Slater convinces Grace that there is always time for love. This romance is a sweet buildup of smoldering passion and heart felt desires with lots of emotional turmoil to overcome along with some ex-husband rivalry and a young teen that is looking for a family with a place for him and these strong, compelling characters will capture your heart as well as tempt you with their story in this steady to fast paced plot full of suspense and romance.

The making of a family is where all the anticipation is at in this story which enough to warm the coldest of hearts and make readers feel good with some chuckles and relationship bonding scenes but a disgruntled employees adds spice to the story and has excitement building when he sets his sites on Grace with some bad intentions. The story is well written and full of vivid details that make it easy for the reader to become engrossed in the character’s lives as the intriguing romance hold them hostage.

Linda Lael Miller has a gift for bring her characters to life and making the readers feel as are meeting and getting to know these characters from the very first page so that by end of the book, readers feel as if they had a very satisfying visit with friends and The Carsons of Mustang Creek are a fascinating group of individuals that I can’t wait to visit with again.


Book Blurb for Once a Rancher

The Carsons of Mustang Creek: three men who embody the West and define what it means to be a rancher, a cowboy and a hero in this brand-new series from the queen of Western romance.

Slater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he's a cowboy at heart—and he knows the value of a hard day's work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers. And since Ryder's temporary guardian is the gorgeous new resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can't hurt to keep a closer eye on her as well…

Grace Emery doesn't have time for romance. Between settling in to her new job and caring for her ex-husband's rebellious son, her attraction to larger-than-life Slater is a distraction she can't afford. But when the past catches up to her in Mustang Creek, she'll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most—and that love is always worth fighting for.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2016 4.00