Title: The Rancher’s Baby
Author: Maisey Yates
Series: Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Impostor (can be read as a standalone)
Publish date: January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Desire
Genres: Contemporary, Western
Tropes: virgin heroine, friends to lovers
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When a torrid, possibly dangerous scandal comes to Royal, Texas, Selena Jacobs is nearly caught in the middle. Until her best friend Knox McCoy ensures her safety—by moving in! Selena has loved Knox for years, but she’s never had the courage to tell him. Now the sparks she’s tried to smother burn out of control…and leave her pregnant. But with the pain in his past, will Knox finally take a chance on love…with her?
When I’m in a mood for something not so complicate and predictable I turn to a Harlequin romance. But in The Rancher’s Baby, you got so much more! I didn’t expect the deep and somewhat dark undertones the book took. It dealt with unrequited love, death, and parental abuse layering the book into not just another sappy, guilty pleasure Harlequin read and that is all due to Maisey Yate’s wonderful writing. I know I can always turn to her to turn up a good book.
Selena and Knox have been friends for years but they both married other people not wanting to ruin their friendship. Selena did so in order gain her inheritance and Knox married someone else afterwards. The death of Selena’s ex-husband brings them together again. The baby part of the story didn’t come until much later and wasn’t a big part of the plot which kind of disappointed me. This is a short and quick read, easy for as a ‘right before bedtime’ read.