"A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET is revealed"
Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted December 18, 2018
Romance Contemporary | Romance Western
DIRTY LITTLE SECRET is the first book in The Wild Rose Ranch
Series by Jennifer Ryan. This is an exciting series about
four young women who consider themselves sisters -- though
not by blood. I love anything written by Jennifer Ryan
because she always gives her female characters such strong
and forceful personalities. This story deals with the
world's oldest "profession", greed and manipulation, and
some deep well kept secrets. This is a great story about
how we tend to make assumptions from looking at outward
appearances and basing opinions without facts.
Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves life on the
Montana ranch with his younger sister and his step-father,
John Cordero, who taught him everything he needs to know to
one day take over running it. But he is in a world of shock
when his step-father unexpectedly dies. The shock becomes
more unreal when the will is read and he learns that half of
the ranch is left to a woman whom Noah knows nothing about.
And to add insult to injury the will stipulates that this
woman will have to move to and live on the Montana ranch and
co-parent with Noah in the raising of his sister as well as
running and making decisions regarding the ranch. But when
he learns how this woman is tied to John Cordero he feels
Roxy Cordero has always felt like she was on her own. She
has made every effort to escape from her mother's notorious
past. She is estranged from her father. She is haunted by
reasons as to why he stopped being part of her life. So
she is also shocked by her father's will as well as the
stipulations. But she truly feels betrayed by an additional
bequest in his will.
Noah and Roxy start out with a strictly business
relationship. But there are strong undercurrents that
eventually turn out to be more than they can resist. But
Roxy is still holding on to a DIRTY LITTLE SECRET that Noah
is not aware of. When everything is out in the open can
this relationship survive? What they both saw as betrayal
leads to freedom, acceptance and true family.
Meet the women from Wild Rose Ranch—and the men who
want them—in New York Times Bestselling Author
Jennifer Ryan’s breathtaking series of romance and scandal .
Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things:
ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John
Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where
he learned to ride and work the land. But when John
unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a
woman Noah doesn’t even know.
Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged
from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her
notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her
father’s last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with
infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John
didn’t just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her
sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare—she’s the
new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose
Ranch where she grew up.
As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to
true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah
discovers her dirty little secret?
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