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Publisher's Summary

Days are hot on Skylance Ranch, and the nights even hotter!

New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author Diana Palmer brings her readers back to Branntville, Texas, with Cort Brannt's story. The heir to the Skylance Ranch empire has women gallop into his life, but the handsome lone wolf sends them just as quickly on their way...until a pretty, vivacious neighbor appears on the range. Has the most eligible bachelor in Branntville met his match?

©2012 Diana Palmer (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Juvenile, but Sweet

In my opinion it is better suited to a teenage audience, than a mature one.
It's sweet, with a little humor about her rooster.

The narrator has a nice voice.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Better than normal DP

It's rare for DP to write a story where the hero isn't at least 10 years older than the barely-legal virginal heroine, but for once she did. She also seems to reuse plot devices as if they were Tupperware, but this story was a bit more original and even more believable. I did feel sorry for the demise of Pumpkin the cowboy attacking rooster. The hero's former girlfriend was a bit of a stretch, but put up with it.

The narrator was decent and she was able to perform both male and female characters comfortably.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another enjoyable book

I still have not gotten my fill of this author's books. Now onto another book by Diana Palmer.
Thank you for never waiting my time by poorly written stories.

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Romance for the very uptight

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book is filled with the author's very awkward and obvious life style opinions. If you are a prude and like very superficial character stereotypes this is the book for you.

What was most disappointing about Diana Palmer’s story?

Lacks relatable characters and it's very superficial. She had the opportunity to explore a very difficult topic and squandered it. Extreme lack of character building.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing, the story didn't give her much to work with from the beginning.

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  • charlene
  • melbourne, FL, United States
  • 02-08-13

enjoyment in reading

Where does The Rancher rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

among the top

Who was your favorite character and why?

pumpkin because he reminds me of roosters I have known

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

as in most of Diana Palmer books I have enjoyed listening to her books