READY FOR THE RANCHER – Zuri Day
Sin City Secrets , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2692
Contemporary Series Romance
Las Vegas, Nevada – Present Day
Wealthy rancher/businessman Adam Breedlove is about to open a meat processing plant for his prized cattle to sell in exclusive markets. He runs into his old friend, Dennis Washington, and they agree to meet for lunch. At the lunch, Dennis brings along his sister, Ryan, and Adam is instantly attracted. Dennis pushes Adam towards Ryan, which works all too well when their attraction intensifies. Soon the couple is having a fling. Ryan is aware that her brother has an ulterior motive because he's after a job with Adam's new venture and she doesn't like being used. Yet, she can't deny that Adam is attractive and sexy. She soon begins to suspect there is something going on with Dennis other than wanting a plum job at Adam's meat processing plant. She can't tell Adam because Dennis knows a dark secret about Ryan and holds it over her head.
One thing that isn't clear in READY FOR THE RANCHER is why Ryan wants to keep the secret of her being adopted from being found out. Yes, her adoptive mother is pressuring her to keep quiet, but Ryan is an adult. Dennis is as slimy as they come, and slowly, Ryan begins to understand that her brother is up to no good…and it horrifies her. But by this time, she is halfway to being in love with Adam and realizes that telling him what is going on could jeopardize their relationship and splinter the one with her adoptive parents. Is her loyalty towards her family or Adam?
Throughout the course of READY FOR THE RANCHER, Ryan is also dealing with another secret that no one in her family knows about: she has found her birth mother and is trying to learn the identity of her birth father. Her adoptive mother would be upset if she finds out what Ryan is doing. Then, her adoptive father has a medical crisis, and Ryan discovers a shocking truth. How will she deal with it? Meanwhile, Adam's venture runs into big problems and he soon has to concentrate on it. Ryan fears Dennis is responsible.
Readers will enjoy the romance of Ryan and Adam in READY FOR THE RANCHER because they are made for one another, even if there are differences between them. But those differences show how it builds confidence in love. Part of the Sin City Secrets , this tale can easily be read as a standalone. Pick up a copy of READY FOR THE RANCHER and watch how Ryan and Adam pave the way for a happily-ever-after.