Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rancher to the Rescue by Jennifer Faye: Review, Interview


Rancher to the Rescue
by Jennifer Faye
Expected Publication Date:  7/1/13
Publisher:  Harlequin
Source:  eARC provided by author for honest review.
Damsel in a wedding dress!

Jilted at the altar, celebrity chef Meghan Finnegan flees the scene—and the baying press—only to run straight into the muscled torso of Cash Sullivan.

The former rodeo champion knows what it's like to have your life crumble in the spotlight, so he offers Meghan a place to lie low at his ranch.

Fresh air, no paparazzi and the brooding rancher's lazy smile are making Meghan not want to leave her sanctuary. But she and her unborn baby can't stay here forever...can they?


Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for stopping by today. 

Hi! Thanks so much for inviting me. I’m thrilled to be here.
  
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sure. I’m a mother. A wife. And a dreamer. ;-) In October 2012 my lifelong dream of becoming an author came true when I received a call from London and I sold RANCHER TO THE RESCUE. I don’t think my feet have touched the ground since.

What is your favorite scene or quote from Rancher to the Rescue?

Hmm…you know this isn’t an easy question as I enjoyed writing the whole story, and I was sad to walk away from Cash and Meghan. But one of the scenes that I really enjoyed writing was when Cash finds out Meghan is pregnant. Talk about a man who is normally calm, cool and in control. Well this news hits him out of the blue and leaves him grappling with what to do and how to react. I just love it when a big, strong man loses his confident edge and struggles to do what is right. ;-)

Can you tell us three things about yourself that people would be surprised to know?

I love math! I excelled in it in school. And I sometimes miss it.

I’m a south paw.

I have blue blood in me. Turns out there’s a Scottish castle somewhere in my background with some notable characters…err I mean royalty. ;-)

If you could ask the author of your choice (living or dead) any question you wanted, who would you ask and what would your question be?

I grew up reading Kathleen Woodiwiss. How could I have missed THE FLAME AND THE FLOWER? Actually its release was before my time, but Kathleen was a huge hit so I started devouring all her books. I got totally sucked into the stories, stayed up way, way, way past my bedtime on school nights. But I couldn’t put those books down.

So my question to her would be, where did she get the research for those books considering Google and the internet were not available back then?
  
Who is your favorite book couple? 

My favorite couple would be whatever couple I’m currently writing. I get so caught up in their world and their growing love. And when I do the final read before the manuscript goes to the printers, it’s usually been a while since I’ve read the book. It’s great meeting up with those characters again and having a chance to fall in love with the hero all over again.

What are your current projects?

Book #2, SNOWBOUND WITH THE SOLDIER, is now up for Pre-order. It’s due out October 1st. In the meantime, I’m working on a new book for Harlequin Romance that will line-up with their upcoming new editorial direction.

If you had to sum up Rancher to the Rescue in a tweet, what would it say?

With the paparazzi hot on her trail, a celebrity bride’s getaway is aided by a sexy rancher who has his own aversion to the tabloid press.

This or That:

E-books or print copies? 
Definitely print. I just love the smell of a book. And after working on a computer all day, I enjoy a break from reading a monitor. HOWEVER, I do read e-books. There are great books that are only distributed in electronic format, and I’d hate to miss out on them.

Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter is my first love. It’s my favorite playground. I love how you can have a real-time conversation with one or more people from around the world.

Coffee, tea, or Coke? 
Tea. Hands down it wins. I start each morning with a huge mugful of it. In fact, it’s safest not to speak to me until I’ve had my first cup. LOL.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? 
Either. Both. I mean its chocolate. Need I say more. ;-)
                                                          
Theater or DVD? 
Depends on what mood I’m in. Sometimes I like a night out on the town with hubby, dinner included of course. :-) And sometimes I like to unwind at home and curl up with a good movie.

Beach or Mountains? 
Definitely mountains. I’m too pale for the sun and I don’t have the patience to sit on the beach. I’d much rather be off exploring places, shops, wherever.

Horror or Romance?
Hands down Romance. I tried the horror stuff with my friends when I was a kid. We watched Freddy, that face mask dude and the haunted house. I didn’t like being scared. These days I’d much rather be swept away in a romance. ;-)

Truth or Dare? 
Umm…neither. LOL. Some things are better left unsaid. And I’m not a real daring person. I like my safe, secure bubble world.

Talk or Text? 
Text. I think I OD’d talking on the phone when I was a kid. It was practically another appendage of my body. How I had so much to talk about still amazes me. LOL.

Thanks again for stopping by today Jennifer.  It was great talking to you.  

My Review:  I found Rancher to the Rescue to be an absolutely delightful story that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Meghan Finnegan runs into Cash Sullivan as she is fleeing from the Church on her wedding day after realizing that the marriage was just not meant to be. With a horde of reporters chasing after her, she begs Cash to get her out of there, which he reluctantly does.  Against his better judgement and at the insistence of his grandmother, he agrees to let Meghan hideout at his ranch while she pulls herself together.  Little did either of them realize that the few weeks they spend together would change their lives forever.  

I loved Meghan and Cash.  Cash is a cowboy, ex-rodeo, and I just love cowboys.  Their story is one that will not only entertain you, but will warm your heart.  The story line is sweet, fun, and romantic, and you can never go wrong when there is a hot cowboy involved.  I have to mention Cash's grandma also, she was just priceless and I adored her character.  Rancher to the Rescue is one of those perfect romances that will put a smile on your face and in your heart.  I loved Jennifer Faye's writing and I will definitely be reading more from this author.  If you love great contemporary romance, then Rancher to the Rescue is something you most definitely want to check out.  


About Jennifer:  As far back as I can remember, I’ve had my nose buried in a book. When at last I had the opportunity to once again put pen to paper, I couldn’t stop. As an unpublished writer, I’ve gone on to win/final in nearly two dozen contests including Harlequin’s “So You Think You Can Write” Contest (2-time finalist).  
I currently reside in Pennsylvania with my very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When I’m not glued to my laptop (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, I like reading, cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, knitting, hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and gardening. 

8 comments:

  1. Great interview, Jennifer and Ellen! Loved the "This or That"

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    1. Hi, Rae. Thanks so much for stopping by and chatting.

      I agree. I thought the "This or That" section was a lot of fun. :-)

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  2. I didn't realize you read this one too! It was such a great read wasn't it? I am so glad you were able to get this one in. I definitely have a think for cowboys now, well, at least in books I do. ;P

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    1. Hi. Aww...thanks for the sweet words. This is turning out to be such an amazing week. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! So far it's been fantastic!!! :-)

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  4. What a fun interview! This looks like a really good book. Thanks for sharing, Ellen!

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    1. Hi, Andrea. So glad you enjoyed the interview. :-)

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