Series: Montana Men #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Edelweiss
Also in this series: Stone Cold Cowboy, His Cowboy Heart
Also by this author: Everything She Wanted, Stone Cold Cowboy, His Cowboy Heart, Protected by Love, Escape to You
With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men
No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives without regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his.
Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known.
Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart...and it belongs to her.
So, I only discovered Jennifer Ryan a few months ago, but I love her writing! Her Renegade Rancher is the story of Colt and Luna, whom you met in Stone Cold Cowboy as Sadie’s BFF and Rory’s brother. They share a kiss in that story, so Her Renegade Rancher takes place after that.
The kiss…both of them wanted it. However, Colt feels guilty for kissing his best friends girl. Luna feels guilty that her ex punched Colt. So, how do they deal with their guilt? They ignore each other! Not really helpful since they will have to be in Sadie and Rory’s wedding. Then Luna’s friend dies and she suddenly gets a huge windfall. Needless to say, his sons are NOT happy.
The plot is double layered. You have the love story between Colt and Rory which goes from cold to married in the blink of an eye. I wasn’t really sold on their relationship. I wish it had been built up a bit more. You also have the revenge plot which I really enjoyed. While there isn’t much of a mystery as to who is doing things to Luna, you do constantly wonder what will they do next and that made the story really interesting.
If you enjoy Jennifer Ryan’s books, and have enjoyed the Montana Men series so far, you will enjoy this book! Its fairly fast paced and I found it to be a quick, enjoyable read.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: revenge, friends to lovers
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series.
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, Colt and Luna get married before Sadie and Rory do, and there is an epilogue! « Hide Spoiler
Books by Kat Martin, Maryanne Jordan, Susan Stoker, Carolyn Brown…then you will probably like Her Renegade Rancher!
“You drive me crazy.”
She didn’t even hide her smile. “Why?”
“Because all I want to do is kiss you.”
“More things we agree on.” She placed her hand on the back of his neck, went up on tiptoe, and brushed her lips over his. Like a match swiped across the rough edge of the box, a fire lit inside of them. Colt’s arms banded around her. One big hand held her lower back. He planted the other right on her ass, his long fingers lay over the curve, inches from the tingling heat building between her legs. He pulled her closer and took the kiss deeper. His tongue glided along hers. She moaned. He growled, titled his head for a better angle, and kissed her socks off.
Luna lost herself in Colt’s arms. The first kiss they shared rocked her world off center and left her wondering if what she felt that night in the parking lot was real or just her imagination. Not only was the passion and need real, something opened inside her and everything within her settled.
God, the man could kiss.