cover image The Rebellious Rancher

The Rebellious Rancher

Kate Pearce. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (320p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4825-1

An actor escapes the trappings of fame to find happiness with a down-to-earth rancher in the sensual, third installment of Pearce’s Millers of Morgan Valley series (after The Rancher’s Redemption). Rancher Ben Miller agrees to take Hollywood starlet Silver Meadows for a 10-day trail ride through the Sierra Nevada to help her prepare for an upcoming role. Though Silver is initially unprepared for the rigors of traveling by horseback and sleeping under the stars, she adapts quickly and happily shares the chores with Ben. A former child star, Silver’s life has been anything but normal, leaving no time for relationships. So when she asks Ben to be her first sexual experience, he hesitates, despite their intense mutual attraction, not wanting to take advantage. Silver proves determined and Ben’s hesitation gives way to a steamy affair—but can their love story last once they get off the trail and back to their very different lives? Pearce draws a striking contrast between the beauty and simplicity of ranch life and the fleeting allure of fame and fortune. This sexy tale is sure to please cowboy fans. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency. (Aug.)