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    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format well Grace Emery doesn t have time for romance Between settling in to her new job and caring for her ex husband s rebellious son, her attraction to larger than life Slater is a distraction she can t afford But when the past catches up to her in Mustang Creek, she ll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most and that love is always worth fighting for."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Once a Rancher
  • Linda Lael Miller
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 0373779682

10 thoughts on “Once a Rancher

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller is a 2016 HQN Books publication.I love this author, but I am always incessantly behind with her series, so when I saw this one and noticed it was the first one in a new series, I didn t hesitate The Carsons of Mustang Creek is centered around the Carson brothers on their Wyoming ranch The oldest brother, Slater, is a historical documentary filmmaker, with a young daughter, named Daisy He s single, not really looking for love, but when he meets Grace, he f Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller is a 2016 HQN Books publication.I love this author, but I am always incessantly behind with her series, so when I saw this one and noticed it was the first one in a new series, I didn t hesitate The Carsons of Mustang Creek is centered around the Carson brothers on their Wyoming ranch The oldest brother, Slater, is a historical documentary filmmaker, with a young daughter, named Daisy He s single, not really looking for love, but when he meets Grace, he finds he is missing something in his life, and didn t know it until now Grace is a former cop, now in the hospitality business, and raising her teenage stepson, Ryder, despite being divorced from his father After the failure of her first marriage, Grace is not looking to make a repeat mistake But, Slater Carson has her considering a second chance at love As with many first in a series novels, I had a little trouble getting into the story at first But, once all the characters were introduced, and the lay of the land was mapped out, the story picked up speed, which is a good thing, except it felt like we went from a slow trot to a full blown gallop, in nothing flat I did enjoy this story, though, and should explain that although this is pretty much a standard contemporary western romance, it also has some romantic suspense elements mixed in, as well When Grace catches an employee engaging in illegal activities, she must terminate him, but he s not leaving without a little payback, which awakens Slater s protective instincts I couldn t help but laugh as poor Grace was literally swept off her feet, caught up a true whirlwind romance Slater is a cool guy, not a game player, is honest, straightforward, and stable He showed Grace how a real man behaves, and proved he is a good father, and will be a positive influence on Ryder, who really needed a steady male presence in his life Things do seem to happen very quickly between Slater and Grace, and although Grace fights against the inevitable, she runs out of steam pretty fast It was so funny watching the Carsons help Slater wear her down, and put her fears to rest, too I loved the tight knit family atmosphere in this one and the way they all work together, and support each other I really liked Slater, who is strong, has a dominant personality, but is not a jerk He may move at warp speed, but he treats Grace with respect and understands the challenges she faces and her reluctance to move too quickly, even though he hates cooling his heels or having to step back and let her handle things her way, in her own time By contrast, Grace is very special, especially towards Ryder She doesn t always like being nudged along by Slater or his family, but she grows to love them and accept them just the way they are, while still maintaining her strong independent personality Slater and Grace have a different approach to life s curveballs, but, they complimented each other nicely Ryder s story is sad, but he has found a nice landing spot, and is better off now than he ever could have thought possible, which really warmed my heart I think the Carson family series has gotten off to a pretty good start and Miller s fans will probably like this one I m looking forward to Drake s story in the upcoming Always a Cowboy Overall, this one gets 4 stars


  2. Yodamom Yodamom says:

    Slater Carson, cowboy film maker is about to meet his match in a whirl of red hair Grace, is a wonderful woman who is raising and loving her ex s teenage son Grace isn t looking for relationship complications she is looking for publicity for her resort place and Slater Carson just might be the one to get it for her So begins a work ,to friendship, torelationship Their relationship is not instant, well Slater falls for her looks with his man parts but his heart slowly takes over Grace, Slater Carson, cowboy film maker is about to meet his match in a whirl of red hair Grace, is a wonderful woman who is raising and loving her ex s teenage son Grace isn t looking for relationship complications she is looking for publicity for her resort place and Slater Carson just might be the one to get it for her So begins a work ,to friendship, torelationship Their relationship is not instant, well Slater falls for her looks with his man parts but his heart slowly takes over Grace, she is a tougher one to win over, she has had a bad relationship and is not willing to do that again, plus she has a 14 years old son to raise.Miller s characters are rich well developed and likable people with real world problems and fears I d love to sit and share a cup of coffee with any of them I can t wait forNow, that s what I like to see A big strong cowboy with a dish towel in his hand that is real sexy


  3. Susan Susan says:

    Good start to the new series Slater is the oldest of the three Carson sons, and the one known as Showbiz to his brothers Besides being an honest to goodness cowboy, he is also a producer of well respected documentaries He s just wrapped one up and is ready to start thinking about another one, when his evening is interrupted by Grace and her teenage stepson.Grace is a former Seattle cop who is now working as a resort manager Ryder is her ex husband s son who she is caring for while he is de Good start to the new series Slater is the oldest of the three Carson sons, and the one known as Showbiz to his brothers Besides being an honest to goodness cowboy, he is also a producer of well respected documentaries He s just wrapped one up and is ready to start thinking about another one, when his evening is interrupted by Grace and her teenage stepson.Grace is a former Seattle cop who is now working as a resort manager Ryder is her ex husband s son who she is caring for while he is deployed Ryder is a bit of a challenge right now, as he s not real happy about moving to the middle of nowhere When she discovers that he has stolen a sign off one of the production company s trucks, she marches him to Slater s office to apologize.Sparks fly between Grace and Slater from the beginning Slater definitely wants to pursue it, but Grace is a bitwary Her last relationship din t work out so well, and she isn t sure that she can trust her judgment Slater is a force of nature, however, and won t be deterred from his pursuit While she fights it at first, she gives in pretty fast They do spend a fair amount of time getting to know each other Slater is pretty forceful in his wants, but he s also sensitive to what she needs I liked the times when she called him on his actions and he would, sometimes unwillingly, back off Grace s independence often gets in the way of her willingness to accept his help, but eventually she learns that doing so doesn t make her weak I really enjoyed the give and take between them as both learned the art of compromise The ending was sweet, with a rather unusual wedding.Both Slater and Grace are single parents, and I enjoyed seeing how both handle it Slater and his daughter s mother are good friends and have an excellent parenting relationship You can tell that Slater and his daughter have a terrific relationship I liked seeing him extend the same kind of relationship to Ryder Grace s relationship with her ex isn t as good She s pretty much disgusted with the way he has treated Ryder, putting his work way ahead of his family It was great to see how she is there for Ryder, providing the stability he needs She still struggles with him, and I enjoyed seeing how Slater stepped in and became a great role model The help allows Grace to relax just a bit, and not be quite so tough on him.There s a bit of suspense in the story, as Grace deals with a disgruntled former employee This man had been fired for stealing and doesn t take it well He turns into a rather nasty stalker, committing various acts of vandalism before setting fire to her house As a former cop, Grace doesn t panic over it, but turns it over to the local police I liked seeing her try to rein in Slater, as his protectiveness comes to the surface The resolution of the problem is well done.The secondary characters all add depth to the story I loved Ryder, who was a pretty typical teen who is dealing with family upheaval, While he exhibits some bad attitude at times, he is a good kid I liked seeing the effect that the entire Carson family had on him Slater s younger brothers, Drake and Mace are also great Each one has their strengths, which I m sure we ll seeof in later books I enjoyed the sibling rivalry among the three brothers They could be snarky but the love and support underlies it all Their mom, Blythe, was awesome Though the guys all live at home, she is able to treat them as adults except, of course, when they are acting like teenagers and she gives them the look I liked the way that she took Ryder under her wing The brief appearance of Grace s ex, Hank, showed just why she divorced him and had the issues she did I was disgusted with his disregard of Ryder and Grace s feelings It was fun to see his reaction to Slater There were also brief appearances by previous characters, such as the police chief, Hadleigh, Melody and Becca from the Brides of Bliss County series


  4. Whitley Birks Whitley Birks says:

    Got about halfway through, had to put it down out of boredom While I rather like the Carson family and DEFINITELY like the setting , there was no tension in this book Everything that could have been tense, the book went out of its way to suck all the tension out of it Mysterious danger in town Eh, don t worry, just a minor bit of vandalism Troubled teenager Mm, not really, a few spots of acting out but nothan most 14 y os, along with massive passages about he s a good kid, really Got about halfway through, had to put it down out of boredom While I rather like the Carson family and DEFINITELY like the setting , there was no tension in this book Everything that could have been tense, the book went out of its way to suck all the tension out of it Mysterious danger in town Eh, don t worry, just a minor bit of vandalism Troubled teenager Mm, not really, a few spots of acting out but nothan most 14 y os, along with massive passages about he s a good kid, really Main characters can t get together Sure they can, they aren t even ACTING like they can t, they just keep claiming there s problems while merrily flirting along as if there are no problems.Sorry, can t do it I needconflict than that


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    ARC received for reviewYummy cowboy and documentary maker meets resort manager Slater doesn t take no for an answer but isn t a jerk about it I don t know many people as amazing as Grace She is taking care of her ex husband s 14 year old son Slater falls in insta love with Grace but doesn t realize that s what it is It takes Grace a little longer to fall Plus there s a bad guy terrorizing Grace Overall a great read and bonus there s twobrothers.


  6. Jonel Jonel says:

    She s back I ll admit that Miller s past few releases haven t sparked my interest as much as her older work did, but with this one, I m all on board again She returns to her roots with a compelling plot and complex characters that I couldn t get enough of A sense of the world today is tempered by a timeless quality This is definitely a novel that will go the distance.Picturesque scenery combined with a heart wrenching, captivating plot that drew me in without a second s hesitation I enjoyed She s back I ll admit that Miller s past few releases haven t sparked my interest as much as her older work did, but with this one, I m all on board again She returns to her roots with a compelling plot and complex characters that I couldn t get enough of A sense of the world today is tempered by a timeless quality This is definitely a novel that will go the distance.Picturesque scenery combined with a heart wrenching, captivating plot that drew me in without a second s hesitation I enjoyed how this novel ties into Mustang Creek Bliss County This town is really starting to grow on me At the same time, this novel stands well on its own if you ve never read any of those novels Slater was a blast The mix between tough caring, rancher and film maker was so dynamic I also enjoyed how Grace realises she s trying to be too strong for her own good Don t get me wrong, she wasn t a weak heroine by any means, but knowing that she needed help made her so muchreal And don t even get me started on the rest of the Carsons This was far and beyond a fun cast to spend time with I will say, however, that I hope things get sorted out for Ryder in future novels He really needs a sense of permanence somewhere.As a whole this was a great small town romance I enjoyed the mix of concepts along with the well written dynamic of the novel as a whole I wouldn t hesitate to recommend it to others Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review


  7. Myst Myst says:

    The heckling between the brothers always made me laugh especially when they started betting The fact he has a daughter just makes himhuman Was not much of a long shot over the employee as I saw the aftershocks coming Great book Can not wait for the Horse Whisperer brother This is a free review via Netgalley


  8. Kathy Kathy says:

    Linda Lael Miller s newest series, The Carsons of Mustang Creek, is off to a very strong beginning with the first installment, Once a Rancher Starring the three Carson brothers, this first release features oldest brother Slater s unexpected romance with newcomer Grace Emery.A documentary filmmaker, Slater uses the family s ranch as his home base in between projects Having just returned from a grueling filming schedule, the last thing he wants to deal with is an unexpected visitor but his disma Linda Lael Miller s newest series, The Carsons of Mustang Creek, is off to a very strong beginning with the first installment, Once a Rancher Starring the three Carson brothers, this first release features oldest brother Slater s unexpected romance with newcomer Grace Emery.A documentary filmmaker, Slater uses the family s ranch as his home base in between projects Having just returned from a grueling filming schedule, the last thing he wants to deal with is an unexpected visitor but his dismay quickly turns to interest once he meets Grace and her stepson, Ryder Fuming over Ryder s latest shenanigans, Grace is pleasantly surprised by how quickly Slater defuses the somewhat tense situation Ryder easily picks up Slater s interest in Grace, but she has no interest in pursuing a relationship with the charming cowboy As their paths continue to cross, they eventually give in to their passion, but will Slater be able to convince Grace to consider making their relationship permanent Although he has a reputation as a player, Slater s interest in Grace is anything but casual He is definitely attracted to the feisty redhead and he is quick to devise a plan to see her again He is never overbearing or pushy, but he does gently nudge her into seeing him on apersonal basis Slater also realizes that Ryder needs something to occupy his time so he stays out of trouble and with Grace s permission, he hires the teen to work at their ranch after school.Despite her attraction to Slater, Grace sees a few too many similarities between the sexy cowboy and her ex husband Hank She rushed into marriage only to realize that Hank s career wasimportant than family so she is not in any hurry to begin another relationship She has her hands full trying to keep Ryder out of trouble but thetime she spends with Slater, theirresistible he becomes Grace is independent andthan capable of taking care of herself, but when a series of troubling incidents endangers both her and Ryder, she gratefully accepts Slater s help.The relationship between Grace and Slater is slow growing but their attraction soon gives way to love While Slater is eager to take their romance to the next level, Grace is hesitant since she is afraid of getting hurt again Slater is eager to move forward, but he is surprisingly patient as she tries to work through her reservations Grace is sometimes a bundle of contradictions as she tries to maintain her independence while at the same time she is frustrated when Slater gives her the space she needs Even though Grace and Slater are at a stalemate about their future, their relationship is remarkably free from conflict.Once a Rancher is a heartwarming and touching romance that has just a hint of suspense The characters are beautifully developed, sympathetic and quite appealing The story is fast paced with an engaging and well developed plot Slater and Grace s relationship has a bit of an insta love feel to it, but their emotions for one another ring true.Although The Carsons of Mustang Creek is a new series, longtime readers of Linda Lael Miller will enjoy returning to Mustang Creek However, newcomers to the series need not worry this first installment easily stands on its own


  9. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Once a Rancher starts off a new trilogy in Linda Lael Miller s setting of Biss County in Wyoming It involves three Carson brothers of Mustang Creek This one is all about Slater or as he is known to his two brothers Showbiz That s because he is involved in the movie industry.The Carson family is a delightful mix, with related and unrelated characters Red for instance, the ranch hand who each of the Carson boys really respect, and Harry the cook Then there is Blythe their mother, a woman Once a Rancher starts off a new trilogy in Linda Lael Miller s setting of Biss County in Wyoming It involves three Carson brothers of Mustang Creek This one is all about Slater or as he is known to his two brothers Showbiz That s because he is involved in the movie industry.The Carson family is a delightful mix, with related and unrelated characters Red for instance, the ranch hand who each of the Carson boys really respect, and Harry the cook Then there is Blythe their mother, a woman to be reckoned with.Along comes Grace and Slater certainly is slayed Grace is a resourceful, independent woman and she sure is not looking for love and a man about the house She is divorced and has responsibility for Ryder her stepson.Mix them all up together and you have a recipe for a very enjoyable romantic story I really delighted in the return to this small community, where before the word is out of your mouth the whole town knows However that is a small price to pay when they are also totally there with their care and support as well.I took time to just appreciate the romantic build up, the fun, genuine characters, the spice added by someone who is out to pay Grace back in irresponsible ways, and the warmth of a story well told It was a well paced, very entertaining story Actually so looking forward to the other Carson stories Love their sense of fun and good taste in hats


  10. Brandi Brandi says:

    This was okay Not super good, but not super bad, either.The thing that was disappointing was that it started off great I understood the characters attraction, motivations, actions The pacing was good not too fast, not too slow The main characters were interesting, secondary characters were funny, and the world realistic.And then somewhere around the halfway mark, it all came off the rails for me Scenes started getting repetitive Jokes started falling flat I had no idea how much time wa This was okay Not super good, but not super bad, either.The thing that was disappointing was that it started off great I understood the characters attraction, motivations, actions The pacing was good not too fast, not too slow The main characters were interesting, secondary characters were funny, and the world realistic.And then somewhere around the halfway mark, it all came off the rails for me Scenes started getting repetitive Jokes started falling flat I had no idea how much time was passing, which was disconcerting, especially since view spoiler out of nowhere, there was a profession of love These people just met And they re already professing love Come on Then what felt like two days later might have been , might have been less, I honestly couldn t tell you , there was a frigging marriage proposal And just like that, I was out Done Everything after that, which was a lot, actually, just felt fake and rushed and done for drama Cue my utter disappointment hide spoiler I d never read this author before, and I liked the writing I did not like the plot developments or the fast pacing, both of which led to not a whole lot of character growth at the end I was hoping to dig into Miller s other books, but after reading a few of those books reviews, I m thinking the rest of her books are exactly like this rushed So, unfortunately, as intriguing as the blurbs sound, I have to pass.2.5 stars


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Once a Rancher[PDF / Epub] ★ Once a Rancher Author Linda Lael Miller – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Carsons of Mustang Creek three men who embody the West and define what it means to be a rancher, a cowboy and a hero in this brand new series from the queen of Western romanceSlater Carson might b The Carsons of Mustang Creek three men who embody the West and define what it means to be a rancher, a cowboy and a hero in this brand new series from the queen of Western romanceSlater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he s a cowboy at heart and he knows the value of a hard day s work under the hot Wyoming sun So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers And Once a Epub / since Ryder s temporary guardian is the gorgeous new resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can t hurt to keep a closer eye on her as well Grace Emery doesn t have time for romance Between settling in to her new job and caring for her ex husband s rebellious son, her attraction to larger than life Slater is a distraction she can t afford But when the past catches up to her in Mustang Creek, she ll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most and that love is always worth fighting for.


About the Author: Linda Lael Miller

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author ofthan historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a spacious property outside SpokaneLinda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she Once a Epub / just might have a future in writing Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold Fletcher s Woman in to Pocket Books Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in Long a passionate Civil War buff, Linda has studied the era avidly for almost thirty years She has read literally hundreds of books on the subject, explored numerous battlegrounds and made many visits to her favorite, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where she has witnessed re enactments of the legendary clash between North and South Linda explores that turbulent time in The Yankee Widow, a May , MIRA Books hardcover, also available in digital and audiobook formatsDedicated to helping others, The First Lady of the West personally financed fifteen years of her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women, which she awarded to women years and older who were seeking to improve their lot in life through education She anticipates that her next charitable endeavors will benefit four legged crittersMore information about Linda and her novels is available at lindalaelmiller, on Facebook and from Nancy Berland Public Relations, nancy nancyberland, .