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Blurb: From Goodreads:
‘Recent college graduate, Graysen Beaufort, resigns herself to two weeks of boredom at a dude ranch honoring her parents’ wishes for one last family vacation.
She doesn’t plan on meeting Colt McCord, an irresistible cowboy who threatens to bring disorder to Graysen’s ordinarily ordered life.
Dodging an overprotective family, an unwelcome suitor, and certain heartbreak, Graysen struggles to break free of her limitations and submit her heart to Colt’s love. But learning to let go isn’t easy, even with a man like Colt.
Colt McCord, White Pine Ranch’s head horse trainer, loves the busy, back-breaking work of a cattle ranch.
But when he meets a beautiful and spirited woman from Iowa, she makes him forget everything he’d known before, and he risks everything to be with her.
Heartbreak Ranch is a poignant story about intense young lovers and their conflict ridden emotional journey to happiness.
Graysen is unusually innocent for a twenty year old woman. When she inadvertently spies on Colt the ranch owner’s adoptive son schooling a young stallion she is shocked by her appreciation of his masculine beauty and forced onto an emotional roller-coaster.
Colt is the archetypical hot cowboy with a melting soft centre. Lust at first sight Colt is tempted by Graysen’s natural beauty but unaccustomed to the protective feelings she engenders.
The sexual tension between Graysen and Colt sizzles from their first encounter. Passion overrides caution and explodes into sensual love scenes which educate emotionally naive Graysen. Page turning emotional fall-out occurs as reality intrudes on their rose-coloured world.
The story sensitively portrays their youthful expectations. The ending reflects the intense passion of young love and what it can achieve. A great debut novel.
Anastasia Ryan is a native New Yorker, but lives in Iowa with her family. She loves the beautiful chaos of raising six children. She is her husband’s girlfriend, but is also quite smitten with the written word. As the daughter of teachers, she has had a love of both great literature and writing in her blood since she was a baby. At a very early age, you would have found her perched on her father’s lap as he typed out his Master’s thesis for English. She is addicted to great books she can get lost in, finds cooking relaxing, is a sometimes web geek, and loves spending time with family and friends. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Creative Writing.
Anastasia Ryan’s debut new adult novel HEARTBREAK RANCH will be released by Swoon Romance in the Fall of 2013.
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