At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan

Title: At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men Series #1), Author: Jennifer RyanAt Wolf Ranch. Finished 12-25-16, rating 3.5/5, romance, 358 pages. pub. 2015

Book 1 in the Montana Men series

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family’s abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she’s next . . . unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be.     from Goodreads

I am not a big fan of cowboy stories.  Maybe it’s that I haven’t read many?  I’m a city girl.  When a friend recommended that our families go camping together recently Jason laughed out loud and then shared my feelings on tents, spiders, running water…my only saving grace was that I loved s’mores by the campfire.  Anyway, this is not a book I would have picked up to read, EXCEPT that I met author Jennifer Ryan at the Avon event last month and she was wonderful. I got the book signed by her and dove in.  I was pleasantly surprised.

Ella is an uber rich NYC girl who witnesses her twin sister being murdered by her uncle with a policeman there backing him up.  This is the opening scene of the book.  She hightails it to Montana and her family’s ranch only to be left for dead and rescued by a cowboy.

Will she avenge her sister?  Will she and the cowboy have lots of sex?  Does she have more money than Oprah? All of these questions and more will be answered (well, you’ll have to do the math on  the Oprah one)

I liked it and thought Ella and Gabe were a good couple, almost too good.  I don’t know when or if I’ll continue with the series but if you like sexy cowboys I recommend this one 🙂