Once a Rancher

Once a Rancher 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 romance Slater Carson might

  • Title: Once a Rancher
  • Author: Linda Lael Miller
  • ISBN: 9780373779680
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 romance.Slater 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 downThe 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 romance.Slater 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 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.

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    1. 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 Gra [...]

    2. 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, to more relationship. Their relationship is not instant, well Slater falls for her looks with his man parts but his heart slowly takes over. Grace, [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 no more than most 14 y/os, along with massive passages about he's "a good kid, really." [...]

    5. 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 two more brothers.

    6. 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 hesitat [...]

    7. The heckling between the brothers always made me laugh especially when they started betting! The fact he has a daughter just makes him more human. 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. 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 [...]

    9. 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 [...]

    10. 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 [...]

    11. This is the beginning of a new series involving three brothers, but takes place in Mustang Creek like her last series with some of the other characters showing up. I thought it was a cute, yet fast romance. The marriage proposal came out REALLY fast and I couldn't blame Grace for being reluctant to say yes. I do have a challenge for Ms. Miller though. Can you write one story without using the word "proverbial"? Still it's worth a read and is a good introduction to the Carson family. I look forwa [...]

    12. What can be more delightful in a contemporary romance with cowboys than a series about a tight-knit but nosy family with three brothers affectionately meddling in each other's business? One is a filmmaker, the other is a rancher and the youngest take care of the vineyard that their mother started. Dead on his feet after the shooting of his newest documentary film, Slater Carson is none too pleased about the redhead who asked to talk to him, no matter how pretty she is. But that was before he saw [...]

    13. Once a Rancher: The Carsons of Mustang Creek is by Linda Lael Miller. This is the first of a trilogy set in Mustang Creek, Wyoming. It is a good book and the characters are realistic and the plot is definitely something that could easily happen. Grace Emery had come to Mustang Creek to run Bliss River Resort and Spa. She had given up being a police officer after getting her degree in hotel management. She thought she would do better in that field with her “son” Ryder. She had married Ryder [...]

    14. Once a Rancher is the first book in yet another terrific series by the very talented Linda Lael Miller. I can not wait to get my hands on the next book in The Carsons of Mustang Creek series. SLATER CARSON is one of those guys you just can't help but fall for from the beginning of the book. He's has a successful career in the film industry, he comes home to spend time with his family, his a great brother, a terrific son, a loving father, and he gets along well with the mother of his daughter. Wh [...]

    15. Love Linda Lael MillerOne of my favorite authors!! I love how Linda merges contemporary with the old west!! She has made me fall in love with cowboys!

    16. This is the first book by Linda Lael Miller I've read. I read a novella around Christmas time and enjoyed it but was looking forward to seeing what she could do with a full length novel.I enjoyed the characters in this one. I liked that Grace's background was in law enforcement which is unusual and gave her a certain awareness in an ongoing conflict throughout the book. I also loved her relationship with Ryder. As a stepmother myself I tend to cringe when a step relationship is portrayed in fict [...]

    17. Shadow's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews3.5 starsOnce a Rancher is a feel-good contemporary romance, set in the modern west. However, in spite of the title, the main male character, Slater Carson isn't a rancher; he's a filmmaker who grew up on a ranch and still lives there. One night between films, he finds himself facing an irate beauty and a sheepish teenage boy. Grace Emery has a full time job, a home to care for and a step son left behind by his father even though she and the [...]

    18. A feel good contemporary story that hit just right when I need uncomplicated read. The male character and his nearest dearest people (male/female alike) were predictably a lovely close-knit bunch, you'd want to be adopted smack into the midst. ^_^ The female was a tough ex cop turned resort and spa manager who took responsible of his ex's teenage son while said ex was deployed somewhere. A pair of *perfect* couple. I might not like how the cast handling the stalker's issue (way too laid back to [...]

    19. 2.5 STARS.I wasn't impressed with the so called kind of insta-love going on in the book. I also wasn't impressed with Grace. There was an editing issue that annoyed me with Slater's daughter's age that should have been caught. Call me picky!!! I enjoyed Ryder and Slater's brothers though. The whole stalking/harassing that was going on with Grace and a fired employee felt like it was thrown in to make the book longer. Also, the ending of that issue was kind of quick and abrupt. Meh, but I might c [...]

    20. Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller – A new series with a great cast of characters. The Carson brothers are ripe for a romance. While very close they are also very different. This is Slater Carson’s story and it has a wonderful romance and a great HEA. Like many Harlequin series the books will stand alone but if you get started here you will not miss any of the things that happen to each of the brothers.

    21. Really good start to a series. I thought some of things were a little far fetched. How quickly everything happened for one, but overall it really flowed well. I liked the location, an Inn and ranch, very interesting!

    22. Originally published at Reading RealityAfter reviewing a couple of books that dove deeply into some dark history, it was fun to read a fairly light contemporary love story. Especially one from Linda Lael Miller, because her characters are always so engaging. As they certainly are in Once a Rancher, the first book in her new Carsons of Mustang Creek series.We’ve spent time in Mustang Creek before. Her Brides of Bliss County series is set in the place, and both the brides and the grooms of the B [...]

    23. Il y a tous les ingrédients, pourtant je sors un peu déçue de cette lecture. Je n'ai pas été emballée plus que ça. Grace est une femme forte, Slater un mec plutôt macho, ils sont loin d'êtres des adolescents et leur rencontre se fait dès le premier chapitre à cause de Ryder, qui est en fait le fils de l'ex-mari de Grace, dont elle a la garde. Slater est un réalisateur à succès de retour sur le ranch familial et les Carson sont du genre connus dans le coin. Entre nos deux héros il [...]

    24. A relatively good book and honestly rates more like a 3.5 star but it was totally worth applying to a 4. I'm pretty sure that as I progress in the series I will like it better. I had a hard time reading this one. I have a feeling that I will like the other brothers a little bit better. I found that Grace's position as a stepparent that basically has custody of her step child and is divorced from his father an interesting twist that I don't think I've ever seen before. Or at least not as well don [...]

    25. Second timeSlater Carson was bone tired but the minute Grace Emery walked in the room, he came alive. It was love at first sight for Slater. Grace was married and was never doing that again. Ryder, her step-son, was collateral damage from that marriage. Grace stepped up to the plate. She was firm when dealing with him. It was the Carson boys who stepped up to the plate. Ryder was finding his place in the world and Grace was falling in love. What a wedding. I can't wait to read the next book in t [...]

    26. Slater Carson & Grace Emerya complicated situation Grace finds herself in when she starts a new job in a new state and now has guardianship of her stepson from her ex-husband. He's 14 and needs guidance and help. She barges in late one night to get Ryder, her stepson, to apologize to Slater for stealing something from his truck. Not the best first impression but it did leave an impression on each of them.a good story, a bit of danger and mystery, and great dialogue.

    27. Slater Carson, filmmaker by trade - cowboy at heart. Makes room in his heart and on his ranch for a teen - Ryder - meets his gorgeous guardian - Grace Emery - former cop - cares for her ex-husband's son. When an unexpected threat emerges - she learns how far Slater will go to protect those he loves.

    28. Once a Rancher, is the first book in a brand new series from Linda Lael Miller. This story focuses on Grace Emery and Slater Carson in Mustang Creek, Wyoming. If you like books about family-run ranches and close-knit families, you'll enjoy this one. This one includes a cute cat named Bonaparte and non-traditional families.

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