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Val McDougal knows all about heartbreak. First, the love of her life, Sam Turner, left to join the rodeo circuit two years ago. Now she faces a new kind of pain—her beloved father is dying. The last thing she needs is Sam’s unexpected return to Pike, Montana, to take over his family’s ranch, stirring up desires Val doesn’t think she can handle.
Sam knows he made the biggest mistake of his life when he broke things off with Val. He’s determined to win her back, this time for good. But despite the sizzling heat between them, Val keeps pulling away. He has to convince her to trust him—and her own heart—again, especially as the time draws near when she’ll need him the most…
Book two of the Sisters of McDougal Ranch series. Look for book one, Chantilly’s Cowboy, available now.
Val’s Rancher is Debra Kayn’s is the delightful second installment of her Sisters of McDougal Ranch. As with Chantilly’s Cowboy (reviewed here), the McDougal sisters pull together as their daddy’s health worsens, and they offer Val their unwavering support as she tries to decide whether to risk her heart again when Sam Turner returns to Pike.
Val McDougal is a feisty and determined young woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go after it. As a teenager, she fell in love with Sam Turner and she single-mindedly pursued the handsome cowboy. He broke her heart when he left to join the rodeo circuit, but she picked up the pieces of her life and she now owns and operates a successful bar. Afraid to risk her heart, Val does not give in easily when Sam comes back into her life.
Sam Turner is not afraid to admit it when he makes a mistake. And he gladly acknowledges to Val that leaving her was the biggest mistake of his life. When Val does not welcome him back with open arms, this charming cowboy sets about proving his love to her with small and heartwarming gestures.
Val’s Rancher is a sexy romance that is fast paced and engaging. Val and Sam’s love for one another is strong, and Ms. Kayn brings them back together in a unique way that is realistic and oh so very sweet. The scenes with Val’s daddy and her sisters are poignant and touching so be sure and keep the tissues handy.
I absolutely love the Sisters of McDougal Ranch series. Debra Kayn leaves her readers (and this reviewer) eagerly awaiting Margot’s story, Margot’s Lawman, which releases in February 2012.