Sunday, January 14, 2018

Review: The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates

Publication Date: January 2nd 2018 by Harlequin Desire
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Pages: 224

About the book: 

She’s having her best friend’s baby… Only from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates!
When a torrid, possibly dangerous scandal comes to Royal, Texas, Selena Jacobs is nearly caught in the middle. Until her best friend Knox McCoy ensures her safety — by moving in! Selena has loved Knox for years, but she’s never had the courage to tell him. Now the sparks she’s tried to smother burn out of control…and leave her pregnant. But with the pain in his past, will Knox finally take a chance on love…with her?

My Thoughts:
Selena and Knox have been best friends since college, attracted back then but a turn of events led to both marrying others while remaining best friends.  Selena’s marriage in name only to satisfy requirements for a trust fund, although Knox never knew. Secretly Selena had always loved Knox but muted those feeling when he married.  His marriage collapsed after the death of his toddler, and he’s still reeling from the pain a few years later, but when he shows up for the funeral of her ex-husband their attraction sparks alive. 

Selena had issues that made it so that if Knox did come onto her back in college it probably wouldn’t have worked out. Now with years clarifying what’s important, and when a few secrets Selena has held close start to come out, she wonders why she should hold back anymore.  The passion between them is better than she could ever imagined but convincing Knox that he deserves happiness after the pain of losing his daughter is no small task.

You know from the book description that Selena ends up pregnant after they give into their desires, but that didn’t happen until the latter portion of the book. I felt like their romance took a while to develop, trading emotions, discovering there was still quite a lot they didn’t know about each other, and I was fully invested in their emotional journey. 

This isn’t a very long book, I read it one day, and there was only a little bit drama on Knox’s side at the end.  I was irritated with him, and I thought he maybe should’ve done a little more groveling, but I was pleased with the beautiful ending. 

4 Suns

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  1. Wow, that's a lot going on in a shorter book, but glad the author pulled it off nicely for you.

  2. oh man that alone sets up for a dramatic and emotional roller-coaster ride, great review!

  3. 4 Suns means it is a good book :-)