Wednesday, November 15, 2017


This cowboy has given up on love, but the new nanny might just make him change his mind. The first in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

Caleb Stone is wearing too many hats and it’s making him crankier than usual. He’s a cowboy, a father, and the head of his large family—and has been since tragedy claimed his parents over ten years ago. The ranch is struggling, but it's the title of single dad that’s got him tangled up in knots. He needs a full-time, live-in nanny at the Silver Stone homestead in Heart Falls, Alberta, to help with his two little girls, but the woman about to arrive on his doorstep? Tantalizing, tempting, and trouble with capital T’s.

Tamara Coleman doesn’t regret the choices that led to losing her job, but she definitely needs a fresh start. When a friend recommends her for a nanny position in a new town, she swears this time it’ll be different. No more acting on impulse—except sexy, gruff Caleb is exactly the kind of man who pushes all her buttons. And what’s more, it’s so much fun to push his in return. Sparks fly between Tamara and her gorgeous boss, but she can’t risk her position, and he doesn’t dare risk his heart.

With two people fighting their true natures, something’s going to give. Luckily, there’s more than one way to capture a rancher’s heart. 

Release Date: November 14, 2017
Arend Publishing, Inc.
Heart Falls #1
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

A Rancher's Heart is the first book in the Heart Falls series, which is a spin-off of the Six Pack Ranch series about the Coleman clan. We first met the Stone clan in Rocky Mountain Home, and I knew I wanted Caleb's story as soon as possible. I'm so glad he was the first member of the Stone clan to get his story.

Caleb has had a rough life when it comes to romance. His ex-wife honestly can only be described as a heart-less bitch in my opinion. She was absolutely horrible to their daughters and equally horrible to Caleb. Enter Tamara Coleman, who is the polar opposite of Caleb's ex-wife. She is absolutely wonderful with his girls and from the very beginning it is so apparent how much she cares about them all.

There really was a slow build up to the romance between Caleb and Tamara. Partial because he was afraid of repeating his past and partly because they both put the girls' needs above their own. I think part of the reason I loved both these characters so much was the fact that even as they wanted each other pretty much from the first moment they saw one another, they still made sure the needs of the children remained their main priority. I think if Caleb and Tamara had jumped into a relationship too fast, I wouldn't have bought into them as a couple as easily.

A Rancher's Heart was a great start to the new Heart Falls series. I found myself wanting to know more about each of the Stone clan much as I had the Coleman clan in the Six Pack Ranch series. Fans of Vivian Arend are going to be in heaven with this new series, and new readers of Ms. Arend will want to start reading her back list as soon as they finish reading A Rancher's Heart. I highly recommend A Rancher's Heart to readers of contemporary romances.

Rating: 4 Stars (B+)

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