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Rancher's Snowed-In Reunion & Claiming the Rancher's Heir

Rancher's Snowed-In Reunion & Claiming the Rancher's Heir, January 2024
by Maisey Yates

Harlequin
Featuring: Flint Carson; Tansey Martin
368 pages
ISBN: 0369747623
EAN: 9781335475329
Kindle: B0BQ7CSHM3
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Lovely heartwarming tale about second chances"

Fresh Fiction Review

Rancher's Snowed-In Reunion & Claiming the Rancher's Heir
Maisey Yates

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted January 2, 2024

Romance Western | Small Town

RANCHER’S SNOWED IN CHRISTMAS made me think that Maisey Yates has a deep-seated desire to be a songwriter, specifically of a country ballad. So much of the dialogue between her characters' throughout this festive novel would make great lyrics for a country music writer. The stars of this latest work of literary art are a retired rodeo cowboy and a barrel rider turned county music star. The rodeo cowboy is described as  "bad decisions wrapped in denim and dust." See what I meant about country music lyrics just begging for a melody to make it a real song?

Maisey Yates is definitely one of my favorite authors and I rarely, if ever, miss one of her stories. We share a love of cowboys, family, traditions, and risky relationships. Not all traditions are filled with sweet memories and dreams... 

Flint and Tansey had a fling--one that wound up inspiring the heart and soul of her biggest hit. Every time that song played it seemed to carve another notch into Flint, who prided himself on the fact that he was able to divorce his feelings. Or at least carefully sort out those he decided were worth it. Obviously, his past with Tansey wasn’t worth any feelings of remorse or care. And yet when she was truly honest with herself, it was the care Flint had given to her when she was just a barrel rider that pushed back out of her memories.

RANCHER’S SNOWED IN CHRISTMAS also takes a look back at the best moments these two had spent together in flashbacks. And then we are back in the present with a front-row seat, graciously provided by Maisey Yates, watching a drama unfold. Both of these marvelous characters are indeed having a warring conflict with their own memories. It’s truly impactful and graceful in its own way. The past left so many jagged edges. We can only hope for a way for those edges to finally smooth out and leave these two better and healed.

Note: the final version of this book includes another story entitled, CLAIMING THE RACHER'S HEIR, which was not included in the review copy. 

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SUMMARY

Bull rider Flint Carson has a heart of stone, and no one has ever come close to breaking through except Tansey Martin, the country music darling whose breakout hit is…about him. What starts as a confrontation ends up a reunion hot enough to melt the snow, in this Carsons of Lone Rock romance from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates.

She turned their breakup into her breakout song.

And now they’re snowed in…

Bull rider Flint Carson has only ever opened his heart to one person…and she turned his heartbreak into a hit song! As if that wasn’t torture enough, now country music star Tansey Martin is at his hotel—and when a blizzard hits, they’re stranded—together. What starts as a confrontation may just end up a reunion hot enough to melt the snow! But will this time together mean repeating old mistakes, or will they take a chance on a new love song?

Includes a bonus story, Claiming the Rancher's Heir!


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