A Rancher's Bride - Vivian Arend

A Rancher's Bride

By Vivian Arend

  • Release Date: 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Western
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 94 Ratings)

Description

Welcome to Heart Falls, where there's more at stake than the future of the Silver Stone ranch.

A standalone novel by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

With the ranch teetering on the brink of disaster, accepting an invitation to the gala of the year is a top business priority for Luke Stone. Having a significant other on his arm isn’t merely a good idea, it’s a necessity. Doesn't matter that he’s currently single—there’s a logical solution. Kelli is easy company, a vital part of ranch operations, and willing to sing Silver Stone’s praises all day long. She’ll be perfect.

Kelli James has kept a lot of secrets over the eight years since she boldly walked onto the ranch. Her biggest challenge, though, has been hiding her crush on the sexiest cowboy she’s ever laid eyes on. When Luke informs her they’re headed to the mountains for a week-long, work-related event, she’s not sure what to expect.

That he signed her up to play the part of the perfect rancher’s bride-to-be wasn’t it…

Reviews

  • Sweet Romance

    5
    By LindaBr1
    This is Book 3 in The Stones of Heart Falls series. We finally get Luke and Kelli’s story. This is such a sweet romance with a lot of exciting things happening. Luke’s ex-fiancée makes an appearance, too. The chemistry between Luke and Kelli is so fun to watch I’m so glad that I read this book. If you like a slow and fun romance, then this is the one that you need to read. There’s just enough spice to make it exciting but not R-rated.
  • A Ranchers Bride

    5
    By CassandraLynn273
    Another phenomenal book from Ms Arend. Her books are some of the best I’ve read and this one is no exception! It’s fantastic and I loved everything about it. The storyline and characters were wonderfully written and hooked me from the beginning! Must read!
  • Fun and cute read!!

    4
    By Debjean9598
    Fourth installment of the Heart Falls series, and it’s adorable!! This is Luke & Kelli’s story, they have a working relationship and friendship that blossom into something more over a working week event. Which started off bumpy but they manage to work thru it 😉 they are perfect for each other, with Kelli’s forever crush on Luke, and Luke being free from his now ex-fiancé, that no one liked..... she was a major itch with a capital “B”!! AND we finally get Kelli’s story too!!! This was something that has been hinted at in the past books. That Kelli has an awesome character of strength and feistiness. Makes you wonder how in the world Luke hadn’t truly noticed her before, oh right she was his employee and their friendship....which shows his great character too. But when he finally does....watch out sparks fly. Very cute friend to lover story with a very HEA with some happy twists. Oh and all the Stone family are there too with their own fun loving involvement and banter....right along with those adorable nieces, and their pet goats!! There is a bit more involvement in others outside of the Stone family but very much involved with the family, so looking forward to possibly more books/Novellas on them.....hint hint.
  • Fairytales

    5
    By charlligirl
    Oh my gosh, where do I begin? The Stone ranch is in trouble. All of a sudden an unexpected invitation is made that could help the ranch significantly. But the only Stone who could attend is Luke and he needs a significant other. So he lists Kelli. Oh yeah, and he doesn't tell her the role she needs to play until they are halfway to the location. And so begins the fake fiancee storyline. I love the chemistry between Luke and Kelli. And I love Jack and Diane (will we see more of them in the future?). I found it interesting that Mr. Carlyn was so interested in Kelli. What is that all about? So what happens when the fairytale ends and everyone has to return home and back to real life? Will love prevail or will life get in the way? Enjoy the carriage ride.
  • Love Luke and Kelli!

    2
    By 12toot
    I loved Kelli and Luke, but especially Kelli. She’s honest, doesn’t play games, and very forthright. Even though they have known each other and Kelli has worked for the Stones for quite awhile, Luke has finally had his eyes open and sees Kelli in a new light. The one thing that Kelli hasn’t been upfront about is her infatuation with Luke. It hasn’t kept her from doing an outstanding job on the ranch. With the ranch at a crossroads and being a success or failure can go either way, Luke’s invitation to an influential gala could hold the key for the family ranch to get back on its feet. It also provides the perfect opportunity for Kelli to live her dream, if only for a short time. There’s always a few hiccups along the way, but not always where you think they will be. I’ve read all of Ms Arend’s books and this one is one of her best.
  • A Rancher’s Bride

    5
    By DMPappas
    I love this book as I do all of the others in this series. The only bad thing about the book is that it ended! I could read about the Stone family forever. I feel like I’m part of their family and I love revisiting with all of the characters. I was glad Luke finally got the chance to realize his true feelings for Kelli. Kelli and Luke’s story is a great story about not realizing the great thing that’s been right in front of you. A great friends to lovers story. I can’t wait to read Ginny and Dustin’s story but in the meantime I’m looking forward to The Whiskey Creek Coleman girls! I was given an ARC for an honest review.
  • The Stones of Heart Falls

    4
    By Nicholell
    When Luke Stone receives an invitation to an exclusive horse event he knows this is his chance to really do something to help his family with the ranch’s financial problems. The only hitch is he needs a significant other. The only person he can think of is ranch hand Kelli James and when he asks she’s willing to go, only he left one very important part out, the most “significant” part. Kelli has had a crush on Luke for some time so after the initial shock she decides to make the most out of the situation and soon it’s not acting anymore for either one of them. A friends to lovers story with plenty of heart and family.
  • A Friends to Lovers Romp

    4
    By JFinCA
    The Stone family returns with Luke and Kelli in the hot seat. It’s Luke’s turn to try to bring much needed money (in the form of customers) to the ranch’s horse breeding program. And Kelli the ranch hand knows horses. There are some surprising twists to keeps the story moving and fun. I feel invested in this family now and look forward to the next couple in the hot seat!
  • Surprises OMG

    5
    By ShanarspiperPurpleSea
    I got so excited reading this book. It took by surprise the whole plot since I thought Dustin and Kelly might heat it off.... but i gotta day Luke and Kelli is indeed much better. Kelli has always been a mystery character and see it get the spotlight was very refreshing. I’m looking forward for the upcoming installment!!! You will love this story a lot.
  • 5 star read

    5
    By T.Friese
    I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Ms. Arend has done it again. I couldn’t put it down. Finished it in 24 hours! Luke and Kelli have amazing chemistry. Their story slowly unfolds and you can feel the energy between them. I loved the surprise development that unfolds. The way secrets were revealed and how the characters have a chance to heal past hurts was genuine. I enjoyed how you can sense who is next up in the series even before the end of the book is near. Never once does it take anything away from the story at hand. It just brings me closer to the characters. This was sweet and steamy. Great addition to the series.

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