RANCHER'S WILD SECRET – Maisey Yates
Gold Valley Vineyards , Book 1
Harlequin Desire #2695
ISBN: 978-1-335-60397-5
November 2019
Contemporary Series Romance

Gold Valley, Oregon – Present Day

Holden McCall is on a secret mission to bring down James Maxfield, the owner of Maxfield Vineyards—and the man responsible for Holden's half-sister having a mental breakdown. Holden gets hired at the vineyard as a ranch hand, and soon encounters the eldest daughter, Emerson, and sparks fly between them. She is engaged, but a plan forms in Holden's mind. Why not seduce her and use that information to humiliate James? His plan of seduction works all too well, and then Holden learns that the man who marries Emerson gets a share of the vineyards. How will Holden use that piece of information?

Emerson is the “face” of the vineyards, yet her father treats her like a child despite the fact that she is in her late twenties. In fact, her father won't let Emerson or her two sisters have any responsibilities at the vineyard. She has even agreed to marry a man she doesn't love, but one her father has approved as being perfect to help run the winery. After she encounters Holden, she talks to her fiancé about fidelity. Is he faithful to her? She receives a stunning response, which only gives her one choice: have a little fun with Holden. But is Emerson in way over her head? How will she react when she learns that Holden is using her as a means for revenge?

RANCHER'S WILD SECRET almost seems like an old-fashioned romance with a controlling father whose demands have our heroine doing a little rebelling with the bad boy hero. But this is one sizzling hot tale. Emerson has felt repressed while doing everything that her father wants her to do, though having a fling with the new ranch hand is a fantasy she never thought she'd have. It's a forbidden desire she wants to do over and over again with Holden. But after Holden reveals who he really is and why he's there, she learns that her father did some bad things—namely had an affair with Holden's half-sister. A life that Emerson once thought perfect is now shattered. Will she do what Holden wants her to do? Could her answer lie in the fact that she's attracted to Holden?

Maisey Yates is out with a new series set in Gold Valley, this time revolving around the Maxfield Winery. The instant attraction between Emerson and Holden is sizzling, as the forbidden passion threatens to almost make them forget their responsibilities—her to her family and fiancé, and he as to why he's really there. Revenge ends up being both sweet and sexy for them. Will they get what they need? You'll have to grab a copy to find out. RANCHER'S WILD SECRET is a passionate and entertaining read that you don't want to miss.

Patti Fischer