A RANCHER'S HEART is book one in Vivian Arend's Heart
Falls contemporary cowboy series. As a Vivian Arend fan,
I was super excited about this new series.
Although the first book in any series can sometimes be hard to dig
into - I love this book. A RANCHER'S HEART is
perfect for readers who enjoy the single dad trope, as well as stories
about hot cowboys.
As with previous Vivian Arend books, A RANCHER'S HEART is an
enjoyable character-driven romance centered around family.
Tamara Coleman comes to work for Caleb Stone because she
desperately needs a change in scenery and a change in careers.
Caleb desperately needs a live-in nanny for his two young daughters.
At first, I thought this would be a story with two people who would be
antagonistic toward each other through much
of the book. Caleb and Tamara originally meet in ROCKY MOUNTAIN
HOME, and their introduction to each other does
not go smoothly. At the beginning of A RANCHER'S HEART, when
they first lay eyes on each other again, they once
again feel a mixture of attraction and annoyance. Thankfully, it's not
long before they are able to empathize with each other and
have a mutual respect that blossoms into friendship, and then much
more. Having this story told from both perspectives gives
the reader better insight into the characters, and what holds them
back from becoming romantically involved. Both main
characters are incredibly sympathetic, and you become invested in
their happily ever after. Vivian Arend balances the
heartwarming scenes with Caleb's daughters, with the sensual
moments between Caleb and Tamara. Part of what makes this
such a good story and them a great couple, is the way the plain-
speaking hero and the hard-working heroine complement each
A RANCHER'S HEART is a thoroughly charming and sexy story about
two people who find their perfect match. The Silver
Stone ranch in Heart Falls, Alberta makes a cozy and picturesque
backdrop for a love story. I look forward to
reading about Caleb's brothers in future books -- especially Luke.
There was a tantalizing sexual tension
between Luke and Stone family friend, Kellie James. I can't wait for
the next Heart Falls book!
Caleb Stone is wearing too many hats and it’s making him
crankier than usual. He’s a cowboy, a father, and the
head of his large family—and has been since tragedy
claimed his parents over ten years ago. The ranch is
struggling, but it's the title of single dad that’s got
him tangled up in knots. He needs a full-time, live-in
nanny at the Silver Stone homestead in Heart Falls,
Alberta, to help with his two little girls, but the woman
about to arrive on his doorstep? Tantalizing, tempting,
and trouble with capital T’s.
Tamara Coleman doesn’t regret the choices that led to
losing her job, but she definitely needs a fresh start.
When a friend recommends her for a nanny position in a
new town, she swears this time it’ll be different. No
more acting on impulse—except sexy, gruff Caleb is
exactly the kind of man who pushes all her buttons. And
what’s more, it’s so much fun to push his in return.
Sparks fly between Tamara and her gorgeous boss, but she
can’t risk her position, and he doesn’t dare risk his
With two people fighting their true natures, something’s
going to give. Luckily, there’s more than one way to
capture a rancher’s heart.