The Rebellious Rancher by Kate Pearce (Kensington)

The Rebellious Rancher by Kate Pearce (Kensington, $5.99).

After his father decides to leave the ranch to his older brother, usually calm, steadfast Ben Miller struggles to deal with his resentment. When he’s invited to develop a trail-riding experience on the Morgans’ dude ranch, Ben jumps at the chance. Soon he’s assigned a mysterious client, an actress whose family secretly wants her removed from influences in L.A. Ben’s determined to teach her to fend for herself, but he quickly discovers she’s more than a pampered, pretty face.


Cowboy Strong by Stacy Finz (Kensington)

Cowboy Strong by Stacy Finz (Kensington, $15.95).

Sawyer Dalton may be an investigative journalist, but he has no interest in the story of the sexy stranger who has invaded his barn’s loft apartment on Dry Creek Ranch. After months on the road, he just wants to settle in, but according to his mother, publicist for the beautiful celebrity chef sleeping in Sawyer’s bed, Gina DeRose needs a place to hide out until a scandal dies down. And Sawyer can never say no to his mother.


Reviewed by Chris Enss, COWGIRL Book Editor, and a New York Times  best-selling author who writes about women of the Old West.