Elizabeth followed her boyfriend halfway across the country because he wanted to get out of the city and back to nature. Giving up everything and accompanying him would cement their relationship. Or so she thought, until she found the bastard in the arms of another woman.

Down and out, Elizabeth is grateful when a handsome cowboy comes to her aid. Weird how she can’t seem to keep her hands off of him. She’s never been attracted to another man like this before.

Alex is one of the heirs to his family’s billion dollar ranching operation. He’d rather party and play than fight with his brothers over who will gain control of the ranch. Alex actually thinks it’s funny when the brothers find that their father has added a stipulation to the will. The first to produce offspring inherits the ranch. It certainly won’t be him.

When Alex helps a woman in need, fate puts him face to face with his mate. He instantly falls head over heels for her. Fate is cruel though. She obviously doesn’t feel the same for him because he can’t seem to convince her to stay in town.

Each has only memories of their one night of steamy passion to cherish, until they receive surprising news that they’ll soon have a little something else to cherish.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Rancher Bears series include:  Rancher Bear’s BabyRancher Bear’s Mail Order Mate Rancher Bear’s Surprise Package – Rancher Bear’s Secret – Rancher Bear’s Desire -Rancher Bear’s Merry Christmas

Title:  Rancher Bear’s Baby
Series:  Rancher Bears #1
Author:  Candace Ayers
Published:  August 1, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars

The cover blurb really tells you everything you need to know before picking up Rancher Bear’s Baby, so I’m going to go straight to my reactions to this story.

The first story in the Rancher Bears series is extremely short.  While it packs a powerful story in a few pages, it still gives you a good feel for who Alex and Elizabeth are at their core… basically good people.  Alex never looked to settle down, nor worried about inheriting the family ranch.  His thoughts on the one woman thing immediately changed when he laid eyes on Elizabeth.  Their connection was fast, hot and sexy.  I enjoyed this couple’s quick romance, and hope to run into them for updates throughout the rest of the series.

I wasn’t particularly impressed with the brothers of Alex that we met in this first story.  Rather jerks, in my opinion… but we’ll see how they turn out in their own stories.  Still, I have questions, several in fact yet I’m going to have to read the rest of the series to get those answers.  While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I do kind of wish a few things had been wrapped up a bit tighter.  I really want to know why one jerk was at the ranch, I find myself annoyed that he was.  But you’ll get that feeling too when you pick up Rancher Bear’s Baby for your own reading pleasure.

I enjoy this one, and while it was very short it set up a good background to follow through on in the series.  I’ll be picking up the next story and see where it takes me.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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