Book Review of 'The Rancher's Secret Crush' by Cari Lynn Webb

Hello Bookworms!

Welcome to the chaos!  This week has been full of surprises and sadly not all of them are great.  I have two family members that are currently in the hospital due to some pretty serious medical issues (prayers appreciated!), and I got to drop a small fortune yesterday on new tires for my car.  I knew I'd need tires soon, but I was hoping to have more time to price shop, but once I got them inspected it was told to me that it's a miracle that I haven't had a blow out yet, so I decided to replace all four of them and get it over and done with.  *whew* Please tell me why tires have to be so expensive?!

There has also been good, with Easter fast approaching and our family celebrating my oldest son's birthday this week, so it hasn't all been so emotionally stressful, but goodness when it rains it pours!  This is why I love escaping into sweet novels like the one that I am featuring today.  It is from one of my favorite contemporary romance series, so I am very excited to share my thoughts, and I hope you enjoy!

The Rancher's Secret Crush JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Rancher's Secret Crush by Cari Lynn Webb, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

The Rancher's Secret Crush

Title: The Rancher's Secret Crush
Series: Three Springs Texas #6
Author: Cari Lynn Webb
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: March 26, 2024
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Clean)

Everything good…  

Starts with unexpected kindness 

When city girl Elsie Parks comes to Three Springs to care for her nieces while her brother recuperates, she’s in for a surprise—he expects her to run the ranch! Thankfully, Ryan Sloan—the rugged cowboy next door—is happy to help. As they get into a groove working the farm together, their attraction grows like Texas wildflowers. But can this temporary detour become something more? 


From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.

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My Review

By this point I am hopelessly endeared to this series, this world, and all of its amazing inhabitants.  We are back in Three Springs, Texas and getting to know another Sloan brother, Ryan, and his best friend’s sister, Elsie.  Elsie is in town to help her brother and nieces after her brother had an unfortunate accident and what transpires is nothing what she is expecting, and everything she didn’t know she needed.

The chemistry between Ryan and Elsie seems almost as natural as breathing.  They share similar feelings and scars from the past that are keeping them both from having the ability to move forward and take another chance on love, a sentiment that I think we all can relate to in one way or another.  

I’m normally not one for second-chance romances or characters that have had a history with one another, but there was something different with Elsie and Ryan.  They just sparkle when they’re in one another’s presence, and when you add the supporting cast, like the precious cherubs that are Elsie’s nieces, as well as amazing Sloan family, it made this novel hard to not put down.

To have a supportive family is one thing, but the Sloan family takes this to a whole other level.  I do believe that reading the whole series up to this point makes this reading experience all the sweeter, so I do recommend reading the series as a whole, even though it’s perfectly fine to read this as a standalone.

There are some truly heartwarming moments co-mingled with tongue-in-cheek scenes that had me giggling to myself as I read.  Right now, my life is a whirlwind of activity, and reading for The Rancher’s Secret Crush was truly a breath of fresh air and the sweetest escape.  I loved this novel, and love this series, so much!!

My Rating: ★★★★★

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About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers.

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(2) winners will win a $25 Amazon gift card and signed copies of 2 backlist books by Cari Lynn Webb!

The Rancher's Secret Crush JustRead Blog Tour Giveaway

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  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely review of The Rancher's Secret Crush, this sounds like a wonderful book and series and I can't wait to read the stories myself

  2. i love your review! And ugh, so sorry you're having such a rough week. Praying for you & your ill family members <3

  3. I can't wait to read this book.

  4. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for hosting.

  5. This sounds like a great book def added to my tbr!


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