Queen of Tarts Review of
Rancher To The Rescue
by Jennifer Faye
I fell in love with the cover of Jennifer Faye’s debut Rancher To The Rescue. Those pretty flowers and that blue peaceful sky… not to mention the rancher holding the girl and looking into her eyes… *sigh* I’ve been in the mood for sweet romances and this story fulfilled the promise of the cover art and gave me exactly what I was looking for.
Ok, honestly? I’m not normally a rancher/cowboy type girl. I’m from Montana and saw enough cowboys, thank you very much. 😉 But I liked Cash. Yes… He’s a rancher and former rodeo star but… I looked past that to his sarcastic, guarded and oh so sexy self. I got a kick out of his snarky inner monologue about weddings at the very beginning of the story and when he sees a bride running out of a church and towards the parking lot he’s amused. The first scene between him and Meg made me giggle.
And Meg. I adored Meg. She’s a chef with a local network cooking show and she’s just escaped the Kitchen Nigthmare that marriage to the jerk, her fiance reveals himself to be, would have turned into. I admired her strength. I liked watching her come to terms with the situation she’s in and decide to go after her dreams, not the ones her ex had tried to cram her into.
It was fun seeing Cash deal with the women in his life, first his Gram (who rocks!) and then Meg. As he opened his life and heart to her some of his walls started to come down and his caring heart showed through. I also liked how the author let Meg deal with her emotions and didn’t magically fix her problems but gave her room to heal. I was rooting for them both to find happiness together.
A few of my fav lines…
♥ “You didn’t kill anyone, did you?”
“Of course not.” She sighed. “Do you honestly think I’d be in this getup if I was going to murder someone?”
♥ One minute she was strong and standing her ground and the next she was sweet and vulnerable. She left his head spinning.
♥ So the aroma and presentation passed. Now for texture and taste. A dish that turned to mush was never appetizing, nor would it be fulfilling. There had to be solidity. Kind of like Cash, who was firm and solid on the outside, but inside, on those rare insightful moments, his soft center showed. Oh boy, now she was comparing the man to her culinary creation. Yikes was she in trouble?
Rancher To The Rescue is a cute story with well developed characters that made me care. I recommend you curl up with this sweet romance and let it rescue you.
The Queen of Tarts
♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.