In Review: The Rancher and the City Girl (Tempting the Rancher #1) by Joya Ryan

Posted July 15, 2017 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: The Rancher and the City Girl (Tempting the Rancher #1) by Joya RyanThe Rancher and the City Girl by Joya Ryan
Series: Tempting the Rancher #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 5, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 180 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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My rating:

Rancher and single father Reed Montgomery is a master at French braiding and princess tea parties. He’s also the most eligible bachelor in Cheyenne, Wyoming. So when he stumbles upon a flashy, sexy city girl, he knows two things: 1) she’s a walking disaster, and 2) he needs to stay far, far away.

But she needs him more than he wants to admit…

Charlotte Gram knows what it’s like not to be wanted. She’s in Cheyenne for the summer to help her grandmother heal after surgery, but the farmhouse “chores” are proving much harder than she thought. If her day couldn’t get any worse, the sexiest man she’s ever seen strolls up to save the day...

...and he definitely doesn’t seem happy about it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

It’s been quite awhile since I read a Joya Ryan book and I picked one heck of a book to start back with. Of course, the minute I saw this small town, country, opposites attract book, I knew I had to have it. I pretty much didn’t even need to read the blurb to know it was for me. Once I did read the blurb and realized that Tripp was a single dad to boot, I was even more all over it. I would’ve read this one in one sitting if it wasn’t for that pesky thing called work, but I really couldn’t stop thinking about it until I finished it.

Tripp and Charlotte were both great characters. Tripp was a little on the grumpy, closed off side and I do love that in my heroes. It’s so much fun to watch them fall and begin to open up. He was such a good father and I loved the scenes with him and his daughter, Gracie. Later, it became even better once Charlotte was introduced into the equation. (Plus I can’t forget Tripp’s brothers. I can’t wait for their stories!)

This was a fun read with several feels along the way. I loved the chemistry between Tripp and Charlotte from the very start. Opposites attracted in the best possible way with these two! Their passion was off the charts from their first meeting and only got better as time went on. It was great to follow along with Tripp and Charlotte as they got to know each other and find something real.

The Rancher and the City Girl was a great start to a new series I’m already obsessed with. I can’t wait for the next book!


She wasn’t successful enough—yet—to be “accomplished,” and wasn’t creative enough to be “small-business hipster woman.” She was also too blunt to be ladylike, and too prudish to be a vixen.

“You wear the hat, you better be prepared to wear the man?” 

Was this how cowboys got their ladies in Wyoming? Lay them out on their truck behind a historic building and eat them for dinner? If so, she could get on board with how things were done around these parts. 

There was a hell of a lot of magic floating around his ranch, and it was all thanks to a city girl.

About Joya Ryan

I am a mother and a wife. I love to read, write, bake, cook, barbecue, baste, flambe'...basically anything regarding food you can assume my involvement. I also have terrible dance moves and unleash them upon the general public often.

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