Blog Tour: Tempting the Rancher by Leslie North

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Tempting the Rancher
Leslie North
(Meier Ranch Brothers, #1)
Publication date: April 26th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Texas rancher Nathaniel Meier always puts his responsibilities first. With his father dead, his brothers away, and his mother off “finding herself,” it’s Nat who runs their sprawling ranch. But with cattle to sell and the bank breathing down his neck, he needs all the help he can get, even when that help comes from the last person he ever expected to see again—his childhood sweetheart January Rose.
Free-spirited January always dreamed of traveling the world. The moment she turned eighteen, she left Close Call, Texas behind and barely looked back. So now that she’s home, she intends to stay only long enough to earn some cash and get back on the road. But when she comes face to face with Nat Meier, she quickly realizes the boy she left behind is now all man.
Even for a nomad like January, wanderlust sometimes gets lonely, and Nat is the one person who’s called to her, even after a decade apart. But for a man ruled by responsibility and a woman whose suitcase is her home, the future is uncertain. And the closer they get, the more Nat worries he’s going to get burned…again.


This was a fun second chance romance that should satisfy readers who appreciate the romance but not a lot of gritty sex.

I love stories where they guy is left holding a burning flame for a wild woman and this story definitely gave me that! January was a great character for me in that she was unsettled and on the move and living life. She has such a free spirit and that really pulled me in to her character.

Nat also had an element that I adore and that is the steady man who has his feet deeply rooted in one place. He is solid...and loyal...and fierce in his feelings for January and in his attempts to protect himself from her wanderlust.

Together these two made an outstanding story for me as they fought through so many factors to find out if there really was a future for them.

This story will make you laugh, give you a bit of adventure and definitely pull at your heart strings.

Told in alternating first person POV between Nat and January, this story also introduces us to several secondary characters that make this series one to look forward to. Looking forward to Wes!

Reading time for Tempting the Rancher was a little over 2 hours, so it is easy to read on a lazy afternoon. The cover isn't bad to look at either!

I gave Tempting the Rancher 4 stars! 

Author Bio:
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.


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  1. This sounds like a well written, character driven story! Perfect for a rainy afternoon or beach read! :)