Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Review: Rancher's Christmas Storm by Maisey Yates


Rancher's Christmas Storm by Maisey Yates
Publication Date: September 28th 2021 by Harlequin Desire
Pages: 224
Source: Publisher

My Thoughts:
Honey Cooper has had a crush on Jericho forever, but he’s never treated her like anything but a bratty younger sister. He’s frustrating and arrogant and they do nothing but lock horns. Now Jericho’s gone and bought the family winery out from her.  Honey’s angry and hurt with both her father and Jericho. Her father didn’t even consult her and that smarts, so she’s moving on with a new job and in her personal life. She’s packed and ready to go, but a snowstorm throws a wrench into her plans, stranding her with Jericho in an off-the-grid cabin. Let the fun begin!

Jericho has always noticed Honey, but she’s off limits being the little sister of his best friends and her father, a man who’s treated him like a son. They took him in as family when his mother died. Although, he’s never had brotherly feelings for Honey. It’s a shock that she’s leaving and has plans to carry on with another man. It brings out a strong jealous, possessive streak and the sparks fly!

I just love a forced proximity situation! Being snowed in a winter wonderland sounded dreamy to me. It’s especially useful when a character is being pig-headed and won’t acknowledge what’s right in front of him. Thankfully, Jericho’s stupidity didn’t last for long. Being stuck with Honey brought all his feelings for her to the surface, impossible to ignore. Rancher’s Christmas Storm was a fun combination of unrequited love, enemies-to-lovers, nudged along by a stuck-together-snowed-in situation, and I enjoyed every minute!

4 Stars

Book Description:

Trapped together by a holiday blizzard, a rancher and his rival give in to the heat…in this Gold Valley Vineyards novel by New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates.

All he wants for Christmas is the one woman he can’t touch…

Rancher Jericho Smith has known Honey Cooper since they were kids—and she’s always been under his skin in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge. She’s his best friends’ sister…and there’s the not-so-small matter of the inheritance he bought out from under her. Keeping his hands to himself is the smart thing to do.

But then a snowstorm traps them in a rustic mountain retreat with nothing but a fire and each other to keep warm. Now the storm inside has only just begun!


  1. Big yes for forced proximity! I just love that trope and all that it triggers. And the whole 'I have feelings for her but she's off limits' thing? Yep, I'm a sucker for that one, too. :) I might have to pick this one up. It looks perfect for when I'm craving something a little on the lighter side. (Oh, and what a gorgeous cover!)

    1. I know, such a fun trope! It's a short read, too. The cover is very pretty. :)

  2. Wonderful review! I've read a little of this author.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. I love her cowboy romances, and I love that they're set in Oregon. Such a pretty state.

  3. I loved the snowed in situation, too. Great set up for a holiday romance.

  4. That's definitely an interesting premise for a story. I really like the sound of this one.

  5. I love when characters get trapped in a cabin during a snowstorm! :D

  6. I like best friend's little sister trope. I think because it usually comes with a lot of history. In fact, that whole trope list appeals to me

  7. I enjoy a good forced proximity book. I used to read Maisey Yates, but haven't read a book by her in quite a while.