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A Rancher's Heart

Heart Falls, Book 1
Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
Series: Heart Falls, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

This cowboy has given up on love, but the new nanny might just make him change his mind. The first in a brand new series from New York Times best-selling author Vivian Arend.

A stand-alone romance novel!

Caleb Stone is wearing too many hats, and it’s making him crankier than usual. He’s a cowboy, a father, and the head of his large family - and has been since tragedy claimed his parents over 10 years ago. The ranch is struggling, but it's the title of single dad that’s got him tangled up in knots. He needs a full-time live-in nanny at the Silver Stone homestead in Heart Falls, Alberta, to help with his two little girls, but the woman about to arrive on his doorstep? Tantalizing, tempting, and trouble with capital T’s.

Tamara Coleman doesn’t regret the choices that led to losing her job, but she definitely needs a fresh start. When a friend recommends her for a nanny position in a new town, she swears this time it’ll be different. No more acting on impulse - except sexy, gruff Caleb is exactly the kind of man who pushes all her buttons. And what’s more, it’s so much fun to push his in return. Sparks fly between Tamara and her gorgeous boss, but she can’t risk her position, and he doesn’t dare risk his heart.

With two people fighting their true natures, something’s going to give. Luckily, there’s more than one way to capture a rancher’s heart.

©2017 Arend Publishing Inc. (P)2018 Arend Publishing Inc.

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  • MauRanchGldnrtvrs
  • 03-10-19

Really enjoyed the story

I really enjoyed the Heart Falls Book 1 much better than the explicit adult sex in the Rocky Mountain Stories that I've read so far. I don't need/want all the explicit sex and variations in a story. Not a prude, just have lived it and really want a good story not filler to my way of thinking. In the beginning of a relationship, it's the honeymoon of heat and thinking only of sex. As the relationship matures and blooms, it becomes about so much more - that's the story.
I really enjoyed the girls, Sasha and Emma, and how they contributed to this story. Sasha didn't open up right away and was very much the protective daddy girl. Very normal in this situation and speaking for her sister was sit on too. Emma's slow transition to talking and accepting her was heart tugging - and when both girls told her that they loved her, oh my! Caleb's own resistance to Tamara after his ex-wife is totally understandable. Especially since he was not thinking about dating at all.
I loved that his brothers and her sisters were constantly involved showing that they both have closer families. Caleb and Tamara navigate the sexual tension between them to find out if there's more between them so that they don't hurt two little girls who have been through so much. This is a prime example of being a parent and being adults. They also arranged it so that the girls were having a great time when they decided they needed time to themselves.
There were many excellent layers to this story and the narrators did an excellent job narrating. I'm looking forward to the next book.

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  • Timothy Wanner
  • 15-03-19

loved everything but the reader.

the reader was ok. but i wish it was a diffrent reader. i feel like she had a vary slight lisp. which took a while for me to get used too. shes not bad its just hard to get used to which makes it harder to enjoy the book

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  • DK
  • 27-04-20

Predictably Lovely....

This was a predictable recipe that is Vivian Arend's lane. Cowboy meets girl and hold on for some fireworks. Solkalov's narration is a bit slow for me but a speed setting adjustment made it great. Creditworthy vs. $ Worth the credit

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  • Dmauritzen
  • 31-03-20

Wow

Loved this story. I have read Rancher’s Heart but got so much more feeling from listening to this story. The narrator was amazing and did a great job with theses characters. I enjoyed this story so much and am starting book 2

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  • Jen K
  • 04-03-20

Mixed feelings.... at first

I'd read a couple other books in the Heart Falls series and loved them, so when I came across the audio version of book 1, I decided to take a chance.

The story itself was great. Especially having read later books about Caleb's brothers, it was nice to start the story... well, from the start and be reintroduced to everyone. I enjoyed the interactions between Caleb and Tamara and the romance was well developed.

But then there's the narration. I started listening to the book and don't even think I got out of the first chapter. Something was off for me and I sat it aside. When I came back and started listening, I realized that it was too fast for my tastes. I slowed it down just a touch and it was so much better. At full speed it was like Tatiana Sokolov wasn't even taking a breath. There didn't feel like any breaks and it got hard to follow. Honestly otherwise, I don't have any complaints about her performance. I felt there was enough emotion and changes in her voice during dialog to connect with the book.

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  • Vickster59
  • 19-12-19

Another great story

Vivian Arend is a go to read for me and Tatiana Sokolov a go to narrator. love the story and as usual the reading is superb. Hope this wonderful collaboration continues for many more great books into the future.

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  • txammug
  • 27-10-19

Great book!

A great romance and story! This author’s books get better and better. Love the storyline.

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  • Patty
  • 22-10-19

Problem

The book has stopped and says there is an error. It needs to finish downloading. But it won’t let me do anything!
I’m not happy!

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  • Amy Hickmon
  • 23-09-19

ehh

The story was good and the smut and great, but hey narrator was garbage. Buy the book and read it. It was way better that way.

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  • Barb
  • 19-08-19

Good book...

Good book & can't wait to read the next one in the series... Enjoyed the narrator...