ARC Book Review-Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan

Posted August 18, 2016 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 22 Comments

ARC Book Review-Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer RyanHer Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan
Also in this series: At Wolf Ranch, When It's Right, Her Lucky Cowboy, Stone Cold Cowboy, His Cowboy Heart
Series: Montana Men #5
Published by Avon on September 20th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, American West
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
ISBN: 006243537X
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With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men
No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives without regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his. 
 Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known.
Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart...and it belongs to her.

My Review Updated

Summary 

Colt Kendrick has lived his life having no regrets and being proud of the man he has become and the family he is a part of. But there is one woman who causes regret, when a misunderstanding happens under circumstances under a kiss. Luna Hill can’t forget that weak in the knees kiss she shared with gorgeous cowboy Colt Kendrick. But when one of her closest friends, a millionaire rancher encourages her to make amends with Colt, he passes away and her life gets turned upside down. Luna has a dream of working with mentally challenged kids and setting up a horse ranch set up for them. Colt is her rock when she learns that she has inherited everything from her close friend that has recently died and his family members are out to get rid of her to make her sell so they can get everything. But Luna and Colt’s romance blossom despite the circumstances. Luna is determined to hold onto this legacy that her friend held most dear and not let it be sold into pieces just to satisfy the greed of his sister and sons.

Plot and Story Line 

Her Renegade Rancher is the fifth in a fantastic and emotionally charged series that I haven’t been able to get enough of. Jennifer Ryan is a brilliant author, and her writing is so engaging and I love the emotion she displays. Each book has definitely causes some intense emotions and for myself, that is pure talent. This story soon follows the previous book, Luna is Callie’s best friend. And our hero Colt is Rory’s younger brother. I loved these two together, and I liked that there wasn’t hesitation in building a connection to each other. Once they reconciled in the beginning of the book, they stayed together. It was quite refreshing to find a couple that embraces what they know they have instead of resisting all the time. Now another fun aspect was Colt’s family!! Boy I love them so much, and their bantering and teasing of each other especially when it came to Colt and Luna being together. What really makes the story is the conflict dealing with the family members of the estate she has inherited. Wow what intrigue and boy most of them except one—-are pretty horrid. But Luna and Colt really come together here and I loved how strong each of their characters are. Both are honorable and loyal and true to themselves. Their romance was heartwarming and I was touched multiple times through the story. I did admire how they fought for each other in different ways–very awe inspiring.

The Cover 

Not my favorite cover of the series, but I like the tone of color in this one and the backdrop is just beautiful!!!

Overall View 

Her Renegade Rancher is an entertaining and an emotional roller coaster that takes the reader through their paces. Its a story that is intensely gratifying and poignant!!!

Series Order (2)

About The Author Updated

About Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted and McBrides Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

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.

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  • I love romance series. I like following the stories of all the characters in any particular town setting. 🙂

  • Michele H

    What I’ve read of this series has been great. I’ve got to get caught up, though! So glad to hear this is a strong couple who stay true to themselves and have a wonderful bond. Love that!! 🙂 Nice review!

    • This author is pretty fabulous, and I just love reading her!!! I think you will love this story. And their bond was so fabulously written.

  • Sounds like I’d love this one as well. I like the idea of the characters not resisting all the time 😀 And omg I <3333 cowboys reads.

    • oh you would Lily!!! Such a wonderful romance. And Cowboys are my favorite 🙂

  • I’ve always really struggled with Jennifer Ryan’s books. I really want to love them, but something never sits right with me. but I know she’s so popular and I’m really glad you enjoyed this one.

    • By the way, I started read Highland Temptation last night, and I can’t stop reading! I stayed up way too late reading, and I can’t wait to have more free time to read. Thanks for the rec!

      • I know you have struggled with Ryan, but its like I say….not every book or author is for everyone!! I am so glad you are loving Highland Temptation!!! Definitely makes me happy to hear you are having a blast with a book I recommended!!

  • The backdrop is amazing

  • Karen

    Sounds like my kind of romance!

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  • Ooh, a misunderstanding and a second chance romance? I’m in! Lovely review (as always). 🙂

    • Oh Rowena—you need to grab this one up. Have you read Ryan before? If not, I would HIGHLY recommend you pick her up.

  • The Book Disciple

    I loved Stone Cold Cowboy and am really excited for this one!

    • Wasn’t Stone Cold Cowboy so good? Just loved it, this author is wonderful with her cowboy small town romances. And the emotion just gets to me every time. Hope you like this one as much as I did.

  • I have been looking for a cowboy book/series that is not erotic. But have yet to find one. I have seen this in my bookstore.

    • Oh you gotta try this series out hun!!! Its AMAZING. One of the best I have read in a while in a contemporary setting.

  • Oh my gosh. I can’t believe how behind I am on her books. I loved the first one in this series but then never continued on. Oy! I’m with ya on them embracing what they have. That really is a refreshing attitude to find 🙂

    • I can’t believe you have gotten behind on her either!! The shame of it all is embarassing hehe