Wednesday, July 31, 2019

BOOK REVIEW- Wrangling His Pregnant Cowgirl (Beckett Brothers, #3) by Leslie North


 Scout Beckett has always wanted to run a ranch, not just work it under the purview of his older sibling. He wants to do something different from his family’s horses and beef cattle: he wants to own a dairy farm. To this end, Scout has been working on one as a foreman, and his mentor had always promised it would be Scout’s after he passed. But when the owner dies, he wills it to his city-slicker granddaughter instead; leaving Scout in charge of a farm that will never be his.

Stella has worked for a nonprofit for years, helping to feed starving children in third-world countries. When she comes home for the funeral to say goodbye to her grandfather, the only stability she’s ever known, she finds herself falling into the arms of sexy cowboy Scout when shared loss and simple comfort turns to a night of passion before they each go their separate ways.

But three months later, Stella returns to the ranch, faced with the stipulations of her grandfather’s will: she must stay for the better part of the year, or lose the ranch to charity. Not only that, but she has to tell her one-night stand that he’s going to be a daddy. When the shock of her pregnancy wears off, Stella vows to ride out the will’s rule and get back to her old life as soon as possible.

But as Stella slowly remembers why she’s always loved the place she’s come back to, Scout has to decide if he’s okay with never owning the land he works. Is having a family enough? Or will he pass on love and passion for a farm of his own?  AMAZON Link     4 STARS

I enjoyed this story.  It moved quickly and kept my interest.  Stella was one independent woman but then she's had to be.   The only time she ever had normal was when she spent time with her grandfather.  The rest of the time she was pretty much on her own.  Her mother wasn't much of a nurturer and they moved around a lot.  It seems like that lifestyle continued in the job that she has taken on.  I'm not downplaying her skill though because she is good at it and loves it!
Scout was a hardworking, charming, honorable guy.  But also sometimes as stubborn as the day is long.  I liked how he and Stella interacted until he got in his own way.  But he had a community of family that was not afraid to get in his face and make him ask questions of himself.   He didn't always appreciate it but it did help save his butt from time to time.  And this time with Stella was going to be one of those.  I also liked how those same family and friends reached out to Stella and welcomed her.
Things are going to get rocky off and on but there is a H.E.A. so that works for me. 

 “I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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