Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt: Her Weekend Wrangler by Darlene Panzera

Title: Her Weekend Wrangler
Series: Montana Hearts
Author: Darlene Panzera
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: October 6, 2015
Review Source: ARC

Bree Collins has finally come home to Fox Creek, Montana, to manage her family's guest ranch. She knows she can handle any challenges that come her way, but when the infuriating Ryan Tanner reappears in her life, Bree suddenly has doubts about her ability to stay professional—and away from the handsome cowboy.
Ryan Tanner is in a bind. He needs to train a young foal for the upcoming show but its mother would rather bite his hand off. Just his luck the cute cowgirl from his past arrives back in town. Bree just so happens to have a reputation for taming animals of this nature. Ryan is willing to make a deal with her, but he has no intention of being swayed by her sweet smile or the tenderness she shows his young son.
Yet when fate brings them together, falling for one another becomes the easiest thing in the world. Ryan might just want to wrangle this cowgirl's heart…but will Bree give him the chance?
Bree Collins has been in New York for the last several years, but when her father gets hurt on the family ranch she decides to come home and help out.  Besides after her break up with her boyfriend, who just happened to be her boss, she figures that what better time to get away.  The thing about it is that the one person she sees first in town just so happens to be the last person she wants to see.  Why is it after several years away, you can't still seem to forget the one person your heart desired the most.

Ryan Tanner has seemed to have numerous regrets that all stem back to one huge loss.  Why is it when you try to be the good guy it always seems to come back and bite you in the butt.  This is what has happened time and time again for Ryan.  The only thing that seems to be good out of all of it is his son.   When Ryan runs into Bree upon her first coming back to town his past memories are stirred up all over again.  The question is, will he finally be able to take the one girl her has always desired out, or will she leave again just like time and time before and never give him a second thought.

If  you are like me and a sucker for those sappy romance stories, where girl and boy meet, something happens to pull them apart, and then when paths cross again fireworks fly and BOOM!!!  Then this is a book you will want to put on your list to read.  This book allows us to see into the heart and souls of not only both our main characters, but many of the secondary characters as well.  It shows you what true family love and support is about, and what true friendship is. 

I will say that the story also holds an air of suspense to it.  The things that happen will have you thinking one thing, or at least I did, and was completely caught of guard and suprised to see that what I thought was happening was totally different.  This makes it even more worth reading, and add to that a few of the little qwuirky sayings that are added in give it that much more personality.  So hats off to this story in a large western way.


She walked over and tugged on Puzzles and Games, a newer book wedged tightly between the thick, dusty jackets of The Secret History of Yellowstone Country, and Ranching Ain't What It Used To Be. And the entire book case leaned toward her.
Catching the frame of the shelves with her hands, she spun around, and used her body weight to shove the burdensome book beast back into position. But every time she stepped away, the case threatened to fall. Somehow the bottom had become unbalanced. She glanced at the clerk behind the counter and opened her mouth to call for help. Then Ryan Tanner walked toward her and she involuntarily jumped in place.
They'd grown up together, riding the same school bus and sharing the same classes day after day right up through the twelfth grade. But after high school she'd relocated to New York to attend college. Then she put her business degree and love of fashion together to snatch the assistant managerial position at the Manhattan branch of Silvain's, a national fashion retail conglomerate which specialized in hip clothing and accessories. Over the years she'd run into Ryan only briefly during her occasional visits home.
And she had no desire to see him now.
Ryan was the kind of guy a girl dreamed about but could never have. At least not exclusively. He was a charmer who took the opportunity to flirt with every female he met. And he'd tried to charm her the night of their high school senior prom, the night her horse died, in an attempt to delay her from getting home too soon...and saying goodbye.
Of course, they were adults now, both almost twenty-seven, she with her glowing resume and he with a seven-year-old son. She thought she'd forgiven him and let bygones be bygones.
She was wrong.

DARLENE PANZERA writes sweet, fun-loving romance and is a member of the Romance Writers of America’s Greater Seattle and Peninsula chapters. Her career launched when her novella "The Bet" was picked by Avon Books and New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to be published within Debbie’s own novel, Family Affair. Darlene says, "I love writing stories that help inspire people to laugh, value relationships, and pursue their dreams." 

Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family and her two horses, and loves camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.

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  1. Thank you for hosting and for such a wonderful review!

    1. Thank you for allowing me to read. It is a wonderful book

    2. Thank you for allowing me to read. It is a wonderful book