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The Rancher (Brannt Family #4)
Title : The Rancher (Brannt Family #4)
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ISBN : 9780373657094
Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 217

Days Are Hot On Skylance Ranch,And The Nights Even Hotter!New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling 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 oDays Are Hot On Skylance Ranch,And The Nights Even Hotter!New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling 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?


The Rancher (Brannt Family #4) Reviews

  • Melanie♥

    This may well be my last DP book. After years of loving her books and formula, I am just tired of the sub-par books that she has been putting out recently. It actually made me sad to give this a one star rating.* There was NO chemistry between Cort and Maddie. * I didn't like Maddie. TSTL* I didn't like Cort. Immature* Why didn't "the developer" ever get called by his name?* Inane situations and conversations.Big disappointment.

  • willaful

    This is the best new Palmer I've read in years, which sadly is saying very little. She changes the formula up a bit here, mainly in that the hero Cort is not decades older than the heroine, and in fact comes off as somewhat callow and immature. And though the "kids today" prissiness is still there, it's toned down some. Other than that, it's the usual "downtrodden young woman has been madly in love forever with mean guy" plot.One problem with the book were lots of logic fails on Maddie's part. S [...]

  • mad4rombks

    2.5Why can't I quit Palmer? I know going in it's basically the same story, with just different hero & heroine names yet I still buy her books each time I see a new one out. Was almost 100 pages in before hero finally stopped being cruel to the heroine. I don't remember him being so rude and annoying when he was in his sister's book. I truly wanted heroine to take a bat to him and just knock him out to shut him up with all his cruel taunting. Not a favorite at all.

  • Ana M. Román

    Leer historias de Diana Palmer es como escuchar historias de una viejecita afable y aleccionadora. No parecen estar escritas en este siglo.En cuanto a la historia en sí, la verdad es que con El camino del encuentro me quedé con ganas de leer la historia de Cort y su batalla con el gallo de su vecina pero la verdad es que no me ha gustado tanto como pensé que lo haría. Creí que iba a ser más divertido de lo que luego ha resultado.Además, después de haber leído tres historias seguidas de [...]

  • Jenny

    Sweet romance but the ending could have been better.

  • Vashti

    This pains me to write as DP has long been a favorite romance author of mine.This book was terrible.If I was new to her books,I would not go any futher with her writings.Her older books,how I loved the the angst ,the heros,heroines,everything.This book featured the son of a prior H/h ,the OW mean girl,who is the daughter of another prior H/h ,and the heroine of course.If this iss an example of her attempt at second generation romances,I am going to pass,but I know me,DP will be calling my name.n [...]

  • Alexis-Morgan Roark

    Egads. What the heck happened here? DP is my total guilty pleasure, and I make HUGE allowances for formula, etc. but something just went seriously wrong here, and I wanna smack her editors for not fixing this one!A few of the issues I had with this book: * What's with the Morie/Dana and Cort/?? name thing? Didn't get that. Wasn't in on the joke, and I HAVE read all of the books! * Could they repeat just one more darn time that Odalie was going to "get what was coming to her"? Ok. We get it, it's [...]

  • Christy

    I love everything Diana Palmer writes so this one was no different :)

  • Reader

    Im still reading this book but stopped because im irritated. The story is that the orphan heroine has a big crush on the hero but he is head over heals with a different neighbor girl thats pretty tallented and educated, and he makes this clear to the heroine on multiple occasions. The other woman did not want the hero at all but liked having him there for her ego, she wanted to be a famous singer. This other woman was evil, pure and simple. She bullied the heroine in highschool to the extent tha [...]

  • Valquiria

    Pues nada, bastante decepcionante. Lo leí porque quería leer algo de vaqueros y, bueno, el vaquero está, pero menudo romance decepcionante. Ya sé que del amor al odio hay un paso, pero aquí lo han exagerado un poco. Vamos, que ni yo sabía cuando había pasado Cort a quererla, ni la propia Maddie lo sabía. De la noche a la mañana pasa de no poder ni verla y pensar que es fea, insulsa e incapaz de atraer a nadie, a estar totalmente loco por ella. No me extraña que la pobre Maddie no se lo [...]

  • Rebecca Crowley

    I love Diana Palmer's early stuff, and although each modern one I read seems to be slightly worse than the last, I keep going back for more. It's sort of like reading a romance novel written by your grandmother - so endearingly well intentioned yet so hopelessly out of touch.The Rancher was no exception, although at least we were spared the relentless re-treading of other people's stories as so often happens in the Jacobsville books. This is a terribly written story with two-dimensional characte [...]

  • Margie

    I really enjoy Diana Palmer's books, they are completely fluff reading and I can finish one in an evening. The heroes all seem to be the same cowboy of my dreams, rich, ruggedly handsome and sexually satisfying. I keep all my Diana Palmer books, I have over 85 of her books and "The Rancher" is the worst I have read to date. I did not enjoy this book, it struck me as a book Diana Palmer wrote only to meet a publisher's deadline. This book is not worth re-reading and I would normally throw it away [...]

  • Caitlin Wyatt

    I loved the first two books, Wyoming Tough & Fierce This one was good but not those kind of good. Every once & awhile Diana will injure her main character in some way I like it sometimes other times I can not finish *ahem* Maggie's Dad I'm looking at you. This time is was all mediocre, but still a good love story. Nothing to write home about though. I liked it, the characters were okay You got a glimpse of a few old faces the parents of the characters all have their own books too about t [...]

  • Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*

    Mais um livrinho da titia DP com a fórmula mocinho ogro + mocinha virgem + outra intragável. Tem até o bailinho com danças latinas e o mocinho enciumado da mocinha dançar com outro cara.Achei um horror a tal da Odalie ela foi muito malvada com a mocinha e não recebeu o castigo devido achei uma M$%#@! Ela tinha que se ferrar ou sofrer as consequências dos atos dela.Muito mais ou menos o livro eu li pq eu adoro a autora e estava com saudade de ler algo dela.O livro "To Love and Cherish" con [...]

  • Amanda Sheila

    3.5 stars. Actually, this book has a lot of potential especially with the whole Cort-being-mean thingy? It made me all tingly inside. But one thing that I didn't really like is (view spoiler)[Odalie's sudden change of heart. It's impossible and to be honest, less convincing to me. Because one moment she's being mean and then bam she's caring and I think it's strange. (hide spoiler)] But so far, I think this book is almost one of my favorite. Looking forward to read another Diana Palmer's books.

  • Melanie

    Not a huge fan of this one: I thought it was too rushed. One day Cort hates Maddie, and the next he's switched his affections from Odalie to her? Not really believable, IMO. Furthermore, I also expected him to flaunt Odalie more, but I guess since Odalie is the daughter of a previous DP couple, she needed redemption? Not crazy about that twist 2.5* for me.

  • Romance

    Negative Stars! I did finish it but that’s all I can say. When I got to the end I was still hoping Cort would go away.1. The hero is awful and reminds me of a preteen girl with his devotion to the pretty but mean girl, defending her and going out of his way to be mean to his neighbor. He is a grown man out of college who lives with his parents (even his friend notes this), moons over a beautiful girl but with a hideous name (Odalie) and even more hideous personality (shallow, much?) and makes [...]

  • Margo

    1. A hideous OW we are supposed to think has reformed -- Diana Palmer does NOT do this successfully, and she should steer away from attempting to do so.2. Heroine was always second choice, by a million miles. The OW even took a role in the ultimate "courtship" by the H!This isn't a happy ending in my book.

  • Jeanne Miller

    I did not ever think that I would read a Diana Palmer that I did not love but I can honestly say that I now have

  • Debbie

    Own in: The Rancher & Heart of Stone

  • Kathy

    Two stories – of two different women of strength, ranchers, average looking, virgins… and both are attracted to neighboring ranchers who are strong, independent, cold… and it takes them a bit to realize the depths of their feelings for their neighbors… both pleasantly surprised by the hidden passion of the women.The Rancher –Maddie Lane, an artist at heart, who dabbles in drawing and creating porcelain fairies; inherits her father’s small ranch and breeding cattle; she is doing her b [...]

  • Bakudis

    Again i don't like this, i know DP heroes always big bully jerk but usually its because he so obssesed with heroine and he often hide behind evil mask to escape detection but not our hero in this story.Cort is in love or "thought" with his beautiful and talented neighbor Odalie but she never reciprocate his feelings. Maddie is opposite from Odalie, just ordinary girl who grow up on the farm. After death of her father, she must manage her farm alone and poor so nothing left for her to make hersel [...]

  • CarolMacInnis

    Recently Maddie Lane inherited a ranch from her Father who recently passed away. Unfortunately with here lack of skills of breeding bulls and cows, she is slowly but surely losing money and is now in debt. The ranch next too her lives Cort Brannt with his parents at their Skylance Ranch where Cort helps out his father's very lucrative business. Maddie has always been attracted to Cort, but Cort's heart belongs to Odalie Everett who is beautiful and talented and who Maddie could never compete wit [...]

  • Astraycat

    3.5~4 stars! In the end of Wyoming Fierce (Wyoming Men #2), Morie Brannt's brother, Cort Brannt, came to visit her sister and complained Maddie(his neighbor)'s annoying rooster. Although the drama among Cort, Odalie, and Maddie was somewhat annoying, and according to DP's writing style, Cort also said sth rude to Maddie, but he was much better compared to many DP's heroes. All in all, I liked this story!Recommend to those who liked to read Wyoming Tough (Wyoming Men, #1) !

  • Diana H.

    What do an aspiring opera singer, a rancher’s son a quiet sculptor and a very mean rooster have in common? They are part of a romantic story full of both humor and tragedy by Diana Palmer.The story carries on where Heather’s Song and To Love and Cherish ended. Both titles are by Diana Palmer as well.I enjoy reading about the next generation of characters, especially the children born after a book ends. I like finding out what happened to a couple after the wedding and especially the “happi [...]

  • Caro

    This was a pretty good book. I loved the characters and the antics in this one. There were plenty of emotions and plenty of times I might have wanted to knock heads but I still really enjoyed reading this. I loved the turn-around too. Pumpkin was definitely a great addition and kept me on my toes. The ending was perfect. This book has me wanting to read more in this series and the connecting one just to see the other characters stories and to see what happens with the remaining ones. Great for t [...]

  • Andreia Morgado

    Não gostei nada deste livro , apesar das historias desta autora serem de extremos ,o herói machista,ás vezes cruel e quadrado agora a autora fez uma historia em que o heroi era um parvo imaturo e superficial e apaixonado por outra e a rapariga continua sem ter personalidade, a ser inocente apaixonada pelo tipo mesmo que ele nem saiba que ela exista .Não tem piadinha nenhuma a principal não arregaça as mangas torna-se forte e lhe dá um pontapé no rabo e o tipo não sofre nem um bocadinho [...]

  • Kimberly

    Interesting Passionate story and between actually 4 people. Part of me wonder if he was playing Maddie from the reviews I read before starting this story but be honest don't read bad reviews. Read the story for ur self before making a decision about the book. Part me wanted her to fall for John but hey I can't help it I love nice men lol. But after a while I saw a sweet side to Cort. The girl who as so be so Triable turn into a caring person after causing Maddie aciddent people can always change [...]

  • Amanda

    This took me a year to finally get around to reading this, and I loved it! Although the ending did seem rushed, but it made sense.Loved the story between Cort and Maddie. Loved the the beginning! (And the rooster!) You've got to read it to get it!I loved the tender moments. Cort is stubborn at the beginning, and pigheaded. Loved King and Shelby in this story. They were very loving, and wonderful.Recommended!

  • Denise Van plew

    Delightful read just what the doctor ordered so to speak after hard day at work. Having read this author before this one is back in Branntville Texas. Oh what trouble one rooster named pumpkin can cause. One monster of a rooster brings together two neighbors and things heat up after that. Mix that with a shady developer and a accident that changes the course they thought they were traveling. Final result the best that a girl could hope for-sweet a real heart warmer.