Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Can love help a champion bull rider face his fears and find his future? Welcome to Heart Falls, a new series from New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

Ivy Field's heart nearly broke when she left Heart Falls, but her high school sweetheart insisted she follow-through on her dream of becoming a teacher. She thought that meant putting their relationship on hold briefly, but it's taken eleven years to return. Now she's back, no longer a painfully shy young girl but a confident woman who knows exactly what and who she wants--a home and a family--with too-sexy-for-his-boots Walker Stone. He was her first; she wants him to be her last.

Walker "Dynamite" Stone was still reeling from his parents' unexpected deaths when Ivy left. He let her go, throwing himself into work on the Silver Stone ranch and dangerous living on the rodeo circuit. But lately Walker's adrenaline junkie ways have crashed--he's having panic attacks. Potentially devastating to his budding music career, they're a deadly handicap when shooting for eight seconds aboard an angry bull. He needs to learn to face his fears to save the family fortunes. If he succeeds, this time Walker will be the one to leave Heart Falls, and Ivy, behind.

Will Ivy and Walker have to give up on forever, or can they turn this rancher's song into a winning duet?

Release Date: May 15, 2018
Arend Publishing, Inc.
Heart Falls #2
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

A Rancher's Song was a wonderful addition to the Heart Falls series. I've loved getting to know each of the Stone siblings so far, and was glad to get Walker's book with A Rancher's Song.

I absolutely love a reunion romance, and Ms. Arend did an amazing job with Walker and Ivy's story. I love that Ivy and Walker were high school sweethearts who never forget the other. Total sigh worthy moment to see even after 8 years apart they still wanted to be together with only each other. I just really loved that they were every bit as attracted to one another now as they were when they were teens. They had great chemistry and could totally read each other like no one else. 

Poor Walker has so much guilt over his last conversation with his father and feeling like he hasn't done enough to help out his brothers on the ranch. I really just wanted to hug his neck and Gibbs smack him at the same time. He has worked just as hard as his brothers on the ranch when home and on the rodeo circuit when not home. As for the argument with his dad, of course a teenager is going to say something stupid at one time or another, he just sadly lost his parents that same night and didn't get the chance to say he was sorry. Coming from a family were something very similar with a parent occurred, I can say it will weigh on your mind for way longer than needed.

Vivian Arend writes amazing stories that center on family, yet spotlight the individual family member so well. I love getting to spend time with favorite characters in each new book even as I'm falling in love with the new characters. Ms. Arend fills her stories with romance, laughter and lots of love and I look forward to each new adventure with each series. So much so, that I'm already counting the days until we get Luke Stone's story in the Heart Falls series.

Rating: 4 Stars (B)

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