Book & Author Details:
White Collar Rancher by Marie Johnston
Publication date: 20th May 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Justin used to rule the boardroom. Now he rules his own little plot of land, or he could if he weren’t a clueless single dad with a newborn. Desperate for help, he calls out an SOS to an old friend—the doctor who delivered his son. But the longer she’s around, the harder it is to ignore that a stunning intellect isn’t her only appeal.
It was supposed to be just two friends getting through a baby’s colic together. Only Priya has harbored way more than friendly feelings for Justin for years, and she’s struggling to keep her thoughts platonic around the scruffy, rugged rancher. It doesn’t hurt that he’s the only friendly port in a frigid small town that was supposed to welcome her back with open arms.
Justin’s sworn off women and refuses to change for anyone. Priya’s fighting to save her job and has no time to soothe male egos. So a friends-with-benefits arrangement seems like the perfect solution…except no one warned them one of the “benefits” could be a broken heart.
As with the previous book, this is an entertaining, character driven read. Both of these characters have their own flaws and self doubts and those in counter point to each other add an extra layer to their relationship. – one that holds both of them back.
Although their actions (or inactions) were at times frustrating – it was always completely consistent with the plot line and the expected character responses. And for me, that made this couple all the more grounded and realistic.
In short – I really enjoyed it.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Marie Johnston is an award-winning writer of paranormal and contemporary romance, and a RITA® Finalist. Marie decided to pursue her passion for writing and traded in her lab coat for a laptop to write her first book ever, Fever Claim.
She lives in the upper Midwest with her husband, four kids, and two kittens. Other than hanging out with her family, Marie enjoys reading, movie dates with her hubby, getting outside on sunny days, and the all too rare – girls’ night out.
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