19 October 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Her Weekend Wrangler (Montana Hearts #1) by Darlene Panzera

Her Weekend Wrangler (Montana Hearts #1)
by Darlene Panzera.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: October 6th 2015 by Avon Impulse.
Darlene Panzera returns with a sweet new Western series perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber's heartwarming romances

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?

Reviewed by Kelly.

Families in real life have issues and so do these families. They are as real as it gets. Then add a little crazy and poof great, sad, sweet, loving, funny, crazy is created!

Ryan Tanner has always cared about Bree Collins. But Bree had overheard Ryan many years ago and she believed that he didn’t care for her. Ryan had wanted to ask Bree to the prom but his way of asking with his horse had gone wrong and another girl saw the question before he could get back to Bree and Ryan didn’t have the heart to tell her the question was for someone else. What a good guy!

Ryan married that girl after she got pregnant. Now Ryan is a single father with a young boy who adores his father.
Bree and her two siblings returned home after their father had a bad fall from a horse. They came home to help. It just so happens that her sister came home to stay with her daughter and no wedding ring on anymore. Her brother was hurt from the military and his motorcycle. Bree also had lost her prestigious chance at running a fashion thingy (I’m not sure exactly what it was but it was big!)from New York by coming home and was fired. So all of them kept from sharing their lives from each other. It didn’t help that their dad had a not nice way of showing that he cared for them by always telling them things they did wrong, etc. Can anyone say ‘dysfunctional family’? We all can! That’s what I like- it’s real!

Now here is where it gets comical almost. Things start to go downward with both Ryan’s family Ranch and Cozy Cottages and Ranch and Ryan’s ex in-laws are always picking a fight with Ryan. There is scandal. There is lying. There is mystery. There is mistrust. There are cute young girl twins who come to work and Bree’s place and they are hilarious! There are lots of cute cowboys. There are cute puppies. There is a mare with her filly that needs to be trained and the mare doesn’t like men so Ryan gets Bree to help in exchange for helping at her ranch with trail rides. But that means he isn’t at his ranch so he gets his brothers to help with his chores and that means Ryan owes his brothers something in return and the list goes on and on. I was giggling a lot!!

But what really made this for me was the family aspect. Even with all the hurt, they still help and care for each other and somehow make it through hard times. Bree catches not only Ryan’s heart but Ryan’s son Cody’s too! Ugh, I love them all too! I want a family like theirs too with all the problems!

I could go on and on about how good the writing was or more on the story but it boils down to family and laughter and overcoming that won me over! I can't wait to see about the other siblings stories!

So, if you like puppies, training horses, riding horses, learning to trust, finding love, family, dysfunctional families, crazy people, starting your own business, horses who bite, lavender, kids who make you laugh and kids who win your heart then this might be for you too!

Ryan Tanner had finished paying for the floral bouquet tucked under his arm and was headed toward the exit when he noticed her. He'd heard Jed Collins had taken a nasty fall off his horse the day before, planting him in the hospital. But if Bree was back in Fox Creek, well then, her father's condition must be serious. He stole a look at her beautiful face, took another few steps toward the door, then stopped.
It wasn't the need to offer condolences that made him turn back around. Everyone knew Bree and her two younger siblings, Luke and Delaney, didn't get on well with their dad. No, it was the doubt he saw flickering in her eyes that unsettled him. Bree was one of the most confident, capable, career-oriented women he'd ever met. What could have happened to make her change? Had Jed's condition taken a turn for the worse?
He thought he should at least give her a quick hello. For old times' sake. Not that they'd ever been best of friends or dated, although...he wished they had. Just once. Before worldly ambitions drove her away to the farthest reaches of the country to pursue her glamorous career.
Ryan tipped his straw Stetson in greeting as he approached. "Brianna Lee Collins, back from the big city?"
She hadn't seen him coming until he was just a few feet away. Startled, she practically jumped right out of her boots, and the bookcase behind her wobbled. Ryan bolted forward, ready to offer assistance, but then she leaned back, pushing it upright, and smiled. "Just visiting."
He nodded to the blue hard-shell suitcase by her feet. "You haven't been home yet?"
She shook her head. "I took a cab from the airport. Luke's coming by bus and Delaney flew in last night. She's picking us up so we can meet my ma and grandma at the hospital and go in to see my father together."
Bree's honey-brown hair was shorter, just past her shoulders instead of the waist length he remembered. And in the past she'd always worn beaded earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, but today she wore no jewelry. Even her plain, white, sleeveless blouse and jeans were different from the sparkly clothes she used to wear. And yet, she was still just as beautiful. Maybe even more so.

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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. Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting and thank you so much for your great review. I really appreciate it!!