A Match Made in Texas
Tess Buckton returns to the Blue Thorn Ranch from Australia, badly needing Texas comfort. But the Outback follows her home when celebrity Aussie horse trainer Cooper Pine rents the ranch next door. The other Buckton siblings are worried Cooper’s high profile will upset the idyllic Martins Gap community—but Tess isn’t so sure. Cooper is surprisingly down-to-earth and a doting father to his special-needs daughter. But getting close enough to learn his secrets could mean exposing hers, and Tess isn’t ready for that—even if Cooper and his matchmaking daughter are just what her heart is yearning for.
Welcome back to Blue Thorn Ranch. The entire family is now home in Texas, but Tess Buckton’s return is not a happy reunion for her. She is heartbroken, hurting, and she left her heart in Australia. Filled with shame, she returns to her family. A family that knows something is wrong but doesn’t want to push.
The Blue Thorn also has a new neighbor. One who is renowned for his horse training method created with his brother. The method includes DVDs, television shows, T-shirts, and a fan club. But Cooper Pine is ready to leave that life behind…if he can ever tell his brother. He has big plans for his Texas ranch. Plans to set down roots where his daughter can live outside the spotlight.
Neither Tess nor Cooper planned for each other.
I appreciate how Allie Pleiter builds this story. Yes, there is an attraction between Cooper and Tess, slow building at first but both of them are aware of the other from the start. Then there’s Sophie. A little girl who has every right to hide away in the shadows but is brave enough to stand out and shine. A girl who unintentionally shares too much information to her dad’s consternation.
The Texas Rancher’s New Family is a beautiful story of healing from heartaches. Of courage and living life to the fullest. It is the perfect conclusion to The Blue Thorn Ranch Series.
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