The Wedding Ranch
by Nancy Naigle
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Pub Date 06 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 20 Dec 2022
St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin
A second chance at love awaits two brokenhearted people if they’re just willing to trust each other—and themselves, in USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle's The Wedding Ranch.
When Lorri Walker’s husband gifted her with a mastiff puppy on Valentine’s Day, she believed he was recommitting himself to their marriage after going astray. Six months later, he left both her and their dog for someone else. Since her recent move to Dalton Mill to unbraid herself from the past, Lorri’s graphic design business is now flourishing, her growing mastiff, Mister, has plenty of space to romp, and her ex in Raleigh can fade to a distant memory.
Ryder Bolt is haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young son seven years ago. Thankfully, ranching keeps Ryder busy, and spending time with his niece and nephew—whose venue, The Wedding Ranch, has become a popular tourist destination—keeps him from getting lonely.
When Lorri and Ryder met, love was the last thing they were looking for. When they’re together, smiles come easier and burdens feel lighter, and both are embracing the possibility of something deeper.
But when a long-buried revelation surfaces, the fate that brought them together threatens to tear them apart.
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This is my first time reading something by this author and it definitely won't be my last. The story flowed nicely and the characters were lovely. The story pulled me in right from the start. The characters were well-developed and endearing with realistic qualities which made them very relatable and you can't help but fall in love with them. The author did a really nice job of bringing the story and characters to life with her vivid descriptions and attention to details.
Ryder and Lorri were great characters and I enjoyed seeing them as a couple. Both are looking to put the past behind them and move forward with their lives. Neither is particularly looking for love, but they can't help the feelings developing whenever they are together. The attraction and chemistry between them was definitely strong. It was quite the journey for them, however, before they arrived at their happy ending. The story displayed quite a range of emotions and the dialogue between the characters was witty and entertaining. This was a sweet story, full of heart and left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling afterwards and I had a really nice time reading it. The story was beautifully written and very entertaining. I would definitely like to read more by this author. Overall, this was an enjoyable and entertaining book and I am glad to have had the opportunity to read it.
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
I loved this book for so many different reasons! First, I’m a huge fan of novels by Nancy Naigle. Second, I really enjoy stories that are set in my home state of North Carolina. But most of all, I share a name with the main character!
Honestly, this was such a wonderful book that took Lorri’s failed marriage and turned it into a beautiful new life. I spent most of the book relating the events with my own daughter who has just moved out of Raleigh to a small town and has made such a wonderful new life for herself. I wish that Dalton Mill and the Wedding Ranch were real places because I love to visit them
I enjoyed this book so very much,. It was the perfect weekend read for me. This romance book deals with grief, divorce and loss. People have to give themselves second chance. Can Lorri and Ryder do just that? They both have losses to grieve over but can they do that together?
This book was so well written. I could picture Lorri’s neighborhood and with it being so near Ryder’s property I could imagine that as well. Such a great small town feeling, where everyone knows everyone. No parts of the book lagged for me at all, It never felt slow. I also never felt like the story was being simplified simply to get to the end of the book.
I can not write this review without mentioning Mister. Lorri’s dog. Such a good boy everyone loves him.. I adore when main characters are pet lovers.
Thank you to St Martins Press and Net Galley for allowing me to read this book prior to publication.
Nancy Naigle's The Wedding Ranch is the story about two characters, Lorri and Ryder, who have experienced loss in their lives. After meeting in an unusual way, the two form a friendship that both of them desperately need at this point in their lives. This book is about the power of second chances, friendship, family, loyalty, and moving forward. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this well-written, uplifting book. Great read!
Nancy Naigle is back on point in a spectacular way with 'The Wedding Ranch.' I loved all aspects of this story except the fact that I was weeping waiting for a doctor's appointment and perhaps alarmed people around me. What a message this book provided for moving forward in life with love and cheer. I highly recommend it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Ryder lost his wife and son several years ago in an accident caused by a drunk driver. He’s not looking for a relationship since he’s already had the true love of his life.
Lorri divorced her husband and moved out of town with her dog, Mister, the last gift her cheating ex gave her when he was supposedly trying to work things out with her. She’s enjoying single life and not looking for a relationship.
Lorri and Ryder meet at a festival and become friends.
There are a lot of family dynamics on both sides. Some good, some bad. There’s tragedy, loss, heartache, healing, trust issues, and so much more. You might want to have some tissues nearby.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Wedding Ranch is a spectacular contemporary romance by Nancy Naigle. Ms. Naigle once again provides readers with a well-written book filled with lovable, fun characters that readers won't be able to put down. Lorri suspects Craig is cheating. He gave her a pup for Valentine's Day and things were good again, until he left her. Now Lorri has a new life that she loves without Craig, just a woman and her dog. Ryder lost his wife and son when a drunk driver hit their car. He doesn't want another relationship that could leave him in pain again. Lorri and Ryder's story is loaded with drama, angst, humor and spice. I loved this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Nancy Naigle in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliffhanger.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Such a good read! This book had me hooked from the first line, I finished it in a day because I just couldn’t put it down. It is one of those books that is just a feel good read and perfect for those days where that’s what you need. Lorri and Ryder are such cute characters . I look forward to reading more books by Nancy!!
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