Welcome to Heart Falls, where there's more at stake than the future of the Silver Stone ranch.
A standalone novel by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.
With the ranch teetering on the brink of disaster, accepting an invitation to the gala of the year is a top business priority for Luke Stone. Having a significant other on his arm isn’t merely a good idea, it’s a necessity. Doesn't matter that he’s currently single—there’s a logical solution. Kelli is easy company, a vital part of ranch operations, and willing to sing Silver Stone’s praises all day long. She’ll be perfect.
Kelli James has kept a lot of secrets over the eight years since she boldly walked onto the ranch. Her biggest challenge, though, has been hiding her crush on the sexiest cowboy she’s ever laid eyes on. When Luke informs her they’re headed to the mountains for a week-long, work-related event, she’s not sure what to expect.
That he signed her up to play the part of the perfect rancher’s bride-to-be wasn’t it…
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Arend Publishing Inc.
Heart Falls #4
Review copy provided by publisher
I will openly admit I wanted Luke and Kelli to be together from the very first book in the Heart Falls series. I was super excited to see with A Rancher's Bride, readers would finally get their story, and it was so worth the wait.
I have to be honest and say how much I didn't like Luke's former fiancé Penny. She seemed way too bitchy to ever fit in with the Stone family. Kelli has pretty much fit in from the moment she showed up at Silver Stone and really is just like a member of the Stone family. When Luke needs someone to go with him to represent Silver Stone, and pose as his significant other, the only person he thinks of is Kelli.
I loved seeing Kelli and Luke's relationship move from coworkers to more. They have always had pretty great chemistry and I love the banter back and forth between them. I just have always felt like they understood each other in a way others didn't get. When they shared their first kiss I had all the happy sighs happening and loved how fast it moved from a simple kiss to a smoking hot kiss. I've loved all of the couples from this series to date, but have to admit I've always seen there was more between Luke and Kelli.
A Rancher's Bride gave me all the happy feels the entire time I was reading it. I loved seeing Luke and Kelli share more about their pasts the closer they became. They just felt like the perfect couple to me. They both were so protective of each other and I loved watching them each realize how much they loved one another. I also loved how all the other members of the Stone family never made Kelli ever feel like less than family. The fake relationship to real relationship troupe is one of my favorites and Vivian Arend did it perfectly with A Rancher's Bride. I highly recommend her books to other readers who love contemporary romances.
Rating: 4 Stars (B)