Review: Sweet Mountain Rancher by Loree Lough (Plus a Giveaway!)

Posted September 3, 2015 by meezcarrie in contemporary, giveaway, Loree Lough, romance / 9 Comments

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Sweet Mountain Rancher (Those Marshall Boys, #2)Sweet Mountain Rancher
(Those Marshall Boys, #2)
by Loree Lough
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 385 pages (large print)
September 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Nate Marshall used to be a yes-man… until being so agreeable cost him dearly. But Eden Quinn has a way of getting him to reconsider his “just say no” policy. Which is how a bunch of troubled teens end up at his ranch for the weekend. Nate can’t help but be attracted to the woman who keeps them in line.

This cowboy knows Eden’s no damsel in distress, yet hers isn’t a one-woman job. If she must do everything on her own, how can he help her… let alone get her to fall for him?

My Review: 

Loree Lough’s smooth and steady writing voice mixes perfectly with this heartwarming (pardon the tie-in there) story about a gentleman cowboy, a stressed-out but spunky heroine, and a houseful of boys in need of a new lease on life (the boys and the house).  The attraction between Nate and Eden sparked immediately and simmered through the rest of the book – ebbing and flowing as the story took shape.  The boys will tug at your emotions – one or two in particular – and will provide plenty of opportunity for grins and chuckles and even a few tears along the way.  Weaving through the plot is the important reminder that none of us can function for long on our own – we need love and support from others to handle what life throws at us.

Bottom Line: Don’t let the Harlequin label deter you – no warnings needed for this clean, sweet romance! While Eden’s mixed signals toward Nate frustrated me at times, overall I identified too well with her character’s need to take everything on to her own shoulders. To me, the boys and Nate gave this book its heart, and I found it difficult to put down the book once I had started. (Even though this is the second book in a series, I did not feel lost from not having read the first one.)

4 out of 5 stars!

(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)

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The First Book in the Series
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Yes, it’s true: Once upon a time, best-selling author Loree Lough (literally) sang for her supper, performing before packed audiences throughout the U.S. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two for the “grandorables,” but mostly, she just writes. (And writes.) Over the years, her stories have earned nearly 100 industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards, 7 movie options, and over 80 4- and 5-star reviews.

There are more than 5,000,000 (yes, that’s FIVE MILLION) copies of Loree’s books in circulation, and in September of 2015, she’ll have 108 books (fiction and non-fiction for kids and adults) 72 short stories, 2,500+ articles in print. To date, she has received 50,000+ letters from fans (a carton of books goes to Meredith P. in Joliet, IL — which she has elected to donate to her local library –for writing the 50,000th letter)!

Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry, and her comedic approach makes her a favorite (and frequent) guest of writers’ organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, college and high school writing programs both here and abroad.

A writer who believes in “giving back,” Loree dedicates a portion of her income to Soldiers’ Angels, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and other worthwhile organizations.

She splits her time between her home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, and shares both with her real-life hero Larry, who rarely complains, even when she adds yet another item to her vast collection of lighthouses, wind chimes, and “wolf stuff.”


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