Heartbreak Ranch by Anastasia Ryan
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance) 18+Date Published: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Swoon Romance
The Blurb:Recent college graduate, Graysen Beaufort, resigns herself to two weeks of boredom at a dude ranch honoring her parents’ wishes for one last family vacation.
She doesn't plan on meeting Colt McCord, an irresistible cowboy who threatens to bring disorder to Graysen's ordinarily ordered life.
Dodging an overprotective family, an unwelcome suitor, and certain heartbreak, Graysen struggles to break free of her limitations and submit her heart to Colt’s love. But learning to let go isn't easy, even with a man like Colt.
Colt McCord, White Pine Ranch’s head horse trainer, loves the busy, back-breaking work of a cattle ranch.
But when he meets a beautiful and spirited woman from Iowa, she makes him forget everything he'd known before, and he risks everything to be with her.
Colt is accustomed to breaking horses, but can he tame Graysen’s wild heart before it is too late?
Heartbreak Ranch is the debut novel by Anastasia Ryan. I'm a big fan of romances that take place at dude ranches, farms, or pretty much anywhere around horses so, I was up for reading this one right away. I never understand how the characters could dread going to a ranch for a vacation like Graysen does, but at least she comes around. Aside from her farm life issues, she's a pretty fun and adventurous character. The pressure her family put her under bothered me quite a bit, especially her brother, but you later learn he has his reasons. The author wrote Colt's character in such a way that he was very easy to visualize. and it wasn't a bad visual I might add. Graysen and Colt are comfortable with each other pretty quick. The overall romance happens very quickly actually, and they have their naughty moments. This book was a quick read and didn't really surprise me at any point. Heartbreak Ranch was comfortably predictable with many cute moments, which makes for an easy escape.
Heartbreak Ranch by Anastasia Ryan was provided to me by YA Bound for review. The opinions are my own.
Anastasia Ryan is a native New Yorker, but lives in Iowa with her family. She loves the beautiful chaos of raising six children. She is her husband’s girlfriend, but is also quite smitten with the written word. As the daughter of teachers, she has had a love of both great literature and writing in her blood since she was a baby. At a very early age, you would have found her perched on her father’s lap as he typed out his Master’s thesis for English. She is addicted to great books she can get lost in, finds cooking relaxing, is a sometimes web geek, and loves spending time with family and friends. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Creative Writing.
Anastasia Ryan's debut new adult novel HEARTBREAK RANCH will be released by Swoon Romance in the Fall of 2013.