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A millionaire cowboy must woo a single mom to earn his inheritance! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann… Single mom Nina Lowery has never understood the sex appeal of cowboys. Until she brings her son to a weeklong horse camp and meets the wealthy rancher in charge… Seduction isn't part of Alex McNair's plan to earn his piece of his family's estate. Yet pA millionaire cowboy must woo a single mom to earn his inheritance! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann… Single mom Nina Lowery has never understood the sex appeal of cowboys. Until she brings her son to a weeklong horse camp and meets the wealthy rancher in charge… Seduction isn't part of Alex McNair's plan to earn his piece of his family's estate. Yet plans have a way of changing. Nina and her little boy hold the key to Alex's future. Breaking the promise he made to his dying grandmother is not an option…but neither is breaking Nina's heart....

Title : Pursued by the Rich Rancher
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ISBN : 9780373733927
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Pursued by the Rich Rancher Reviews

  • karen
    2018-08-30 17:14

    another great romance cover!going by the title and cover alone, i am assuming that this book is just a retelling of where "rancher" replaces "fancypants eccentric bazillionaire"who woospursuesand sets the dogs on yourun, single mom nina lowery, RUN!!! run from the rich rancher!!!!

  • Jonel Boyko
    2018-09-04 23:02

    Mann combines the picturesque nature of Texas with the needs of family, business dealings with romance, emotions with sex to create an unforgettable novel that held me captive. This emotionally infused novel not only took me directly to Hidden Gem alongside the characters, it also made me look at life in a slightly different manner. Mann brings real life to the pages of her novel in a way that creates a story you won’t be able to put down. I loved the cast of characters in this novel. Nina’s world revolved around her son to the exclusion of all else, seeing her open up, even if it is to an introverted cowboy billionaire, was charming. Alex’s dilemma made him even more endearing to me. Seeing him come to grips with what he needed to do and how he could have it all brought a smile to my face. Cody’s autism added an extra layer of emotion and understanding to the story. It’s absolutely amazing to think of the different things that affect his life. And Mann doesn’t stop with her main characters either. She develops the extended family in such a manner that you really feel as if you know them. I know I can’t wait to find out what happens to Amie next. This was a fantastically enjoyable novel that really made me believe it is all possible. Mann has taken real life stories and shown just how easily love can come out on top.Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.

  • Susan
    2018-09-01 18:06

    Very good book. Nina is the single mother of an autistic son. Her life revolves around taking care of him. She is also a city girl who has never understood the appeal of cowboys, but her son is fascinated by all things horse and cowboy related. When she is offered the chance to take Cody to a weeklong horse camp for special needs kids she takes it. She meets Alex the first day there and begins to understand...Alex's place in the family business is running the Hidden Gem ranch. He's a pretty quiet guy who prefers spending time with the horses rather than people. He notices Nina and Cody right away and is surprised by the immediate attraction he feels for her. He's looking forward to getting to know her better during the week she is there. That is, until his grandmother hits him with a request. Apparently Nina's late husband had acquired some shares of the McNair business, and Gran wants Alex to get them back from Nina. I loved the relationship that built between Alex and Nina. Nina is very cautious because she had been burned by her husband. She had thought he was charming and romantic and wonderful, until he abandoned her and their son. Alex also seems terrific, but she's not so sure about trusting him. She's quickly won over though, by the way he so easily connects with Cody. There is also the immediate and intense attraction she feels for him. She doesn't expect anything past the week she's on the ranch, and is seriously considering having a fling with him before returning to her normal life. She's surprised by how comfortable she is with him and finds herself confiding in him about some of the fears she has about Cody's future. Finding out about his secret makes her question her judgment all over again.I really liked Alex and how he fell so quickly for Nina. He was already intrigued by her before his grandmother told him her plans. This put him in the middle of a real problem. He wants Nina for herself, but denying his grandmother's request isn't an option either. This is something that eats at him through the whole book. I loved his pursuit of Nina and how much he wanted to take care of her. He saw how devoted she was to Cody, and that his needs always came before her own. It was really sweet to see the things he did that were just for her. It didn't take him long to figure out that he wanted Nina for always, not just the week. I also loved his connection with Cody. It was wonderful to see him treat Cody like a normal kid, while still keeping his challenges in mind. Learning abut Nina's worries about Cody's future made Alex's mission from his grandmother that much harder. He knew he was going to have to tell Nina about it, but he was really afraid that it would end their relationship before it really got started. Strangely enough, it was a talk with his father, who he has many issues with, that gives him the idea of how to make it work. I loved the ending and all the thought he put into what he gave her.I really liked seeing more of Alex's grandmother and getting to know her a little better. Her conversation with Nina was really interesting and showed just how well she knows her grandson. I also loved getting to know Alex's sister Amie a little better. It was really sweet to see how wonderful she is with Cody. I'm really looking forward to her book.

  • Lola
    2018-09-22 18:03

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest reviewAfter finishing the first book in this series, One Good Cowboy, I started this one right after. I liked that this book focussed more on the ranch and used that as the setting. This book focusses on Alex, I didn't like Alex too much in the first book, but we get to see a while different side of him here. And he's actually more alike Stone than I expected, they are both quiet hard working men who love animals. While in book 1 the focus was one the dogs, here the animals still play a role, but different. We get to see some horses and ponies, even Amie her cats and some puppies. While these books can read as standalones, I think it's more fun to read them in order. There are a few cameo appearances of Stone and Johanna and they have their wedding, but it's obvious the focus is on Nina and Alex and their romance. Also while the wedding was mentioned a few times, there wasn't really much attention to the actual event when it happened. To be honest I think a bit overlap and focus on the characters from the previous book would have been welcome. This book does introduce Amie a bit more and I felt like I got to know her a bit better in this book already and I can't wait for her book!Pursued by the Rich Rancher is told from Nina and Alex their point of view. I really like getting to see both perspectives in a romance book as it helps getting to know both characters. Nina has been through a lot, she's a single mom, her ex doesn't care for their son Cody and Cody is autistic which means he needs a bit more care as well. I liked Cody as well and how his autism did play a role, but it wasn't the complete focus, he was still a great kid who had fun and sometimes had it hard as well. Alex was a more interesting character then I first expected and I liked how we fell for Nina and tried to romance her, making her feel special. He didn't chase her for the test, but because he cared, although I wasn't too happy he kept such an important detail behind for a long time. He did come clean eventually, but it still gave me a bad taste, he wasn't up front immediately. The circumstances did make it believable though and he never meant to lie to Nina.The romance was hot and sweet, the connection was instant and their romance develops fast, but it still felt believable. It did move a bit too fast for my liking, but it was handled well and it was obvious these two felt something for each other. In real life I just can't imagine someone falling so hard and fast. I did like their romance and how Alex took her on dates and made her feel special and there were some really sweet gestures, especially in the last scene. Alex is really thoughtful and his gifts were personalized and he cared about Cody as well. One thing that felt a bit off to me were how with some sex scenes her kid was close by, I know parents must do this all the time, but it still felt a bit off to me, especially as he could walk into the living room any moment.To conclude: I really enjoyed this book and it was nice getting to know Alex a bit more. The character from the first book make some appearances but the focus is on Alex and Nina and their romance. The characters were likeable and while the romance developed fast I did like it. They really cared about his other and I liked how thoughtful and personal Alex his gifts were. The romance developed a bit too fast and I wasn't too happy Alex didn't confess to Nina about something earlier. I am looking forward to the last book in this series!

  • Monica Cardoza
    2018-08-29 21:59

    *** 4.5 Stars ***They can’t deny the attraction but she is their for her little boy but this man unsettles her, the moment that he sees her he is intrigued but he has no idea that his grandmother has a test for him that involves her.This is the second installment in a series that took me by surprise. I know that I am going to have to read the first book in this series so I can get to know Alex’s cousin and the woman that he went out with. I loved how they made a part of their ranch into a ranch for special children and their parents. There is something wonderful in seeing children in their own element. Cody was a child with autism and it was terrible that his own father and grandparents wanted nothing to do with him. He is a child that is very talented and loved being a cowboy. Nina Lowery got the chance of a lifetime to take her child to a horse camp. Her little boy loves horses and this was where hopefully he would be able to communicate with her and learn to be with other children. She never would have thought she would meet a man much less have a fling. Alex McNair is a man that wants to make his grandmother happy for as long as they have with her. When he saw the red headed woman and she intrigued him and he wanted to get to know her. But his grandmother had a reason why she was at the ranch with her son. Her son had shares into the family fortune but how in the world would he be able to convince her to sell them to him.The more time they spent together the more they fell in love with each other. Nina had never had a fling her ex-husband was her first but she wanted to be with Alex. Alex wanted to know who Nina was but he also wanted to get to know Cody. One night Nina told him about not knowing what to do with Cody’s inheritance because she didn’t know if he would be able to support himself when he grew up she needed to do right by him. That is when Alex realizes that he never thought about Cody he was only thinking about keeping his grandmother happy would he be able to do what she wanted. What will Nina do once she knows what Alex planned to do will she be able to forgive? Pursued by the Rich Rancher was a brilliant read. I love it when I read something light, something so beautiful. Ms. Mann did great in creating this story, the characters were well developed. The chemistry between Alex and Nina was passionate and hot. The pace of this story was perfect but all it was missing was an epilogue or maybe just a little bit more at the end.I totally recommend this read!!Received ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an Honest Review

  • Judy Flohr
    2018-09-14 22:22

    Pursued By The Rich Rancher by Catherine Mann is a wonderful story in her Diamonds In The Rough series.Single mom Nina Lowery will do anything to protect her special needs son. She herself never understood the appeal of horses and cowboys but her son Cody loves everything about them. Nina is drawn to the sexy cowboy that has taken an interest with her and her son.Alex McNair loves running the Diamond Gem ranch and all its programs. With his ailing grandmother asking for a special favor Alex is torn between honoring his grandmothers request and his budding relationship with Nina and her son. But Alex is keeping a major secret from Nina and this may put an end to things before they even start.Spending time with Alex has made Nina realize she has missed having a partner in her life. And the activities and the Hidden Gem has made a huge difference in her son. Will she be able to put aside the secret Alex has been keeping and give this cowboy a fighting chance.Pursued By The Rich Rancher is most definitely a keeper. Weaving the story of a special needs child into a romance will charm and move you. The romance of Nina and Alex is sexy as it is tender. This series has been a real treat and I an eager for the next story.

  • Alima Livzletlivz
    2018-09-01 00:15

    Here’s another charming diamond in the rough short novella by Catherine Mann.Pursued By The Rich Rancher, single mother Nina Lowery is not sure if she is ready to be bowled over by the sexy and millionaire, Alex McNair. Her plate is full with taking care of her autistic son, who is her entire world and getting over a past of pain and fear. Coming to the McNair ranch means only thing to her and that is for her son to be a part of the camp for special needs children. But Alex McNair falls head over heels in love with Nina, and pursues her relentlessly to gain her affection and love. Granted he is yet to tell her that his stake in the McNair estate rests in Nina’s and her son’s hands, and he may lose everything once his secret is exposed. A really sweet and emotional story of a mother trying to give her son the best possible resources to overcome autism and lead as normal a life can be, and a warm and kind hearted millionaire wanting to give the lady he loves all the good things she deserves in life, and Catherine Mann does what she is best at – writing a charming love story that pleases the palette and keeps the romance in our hearts glowing.Received an ARC from Harlequin via NetGalley for an honest review

  • Cheryl
    2018-09-03 20:26

    I thought this was a sweet and charming read. I could not really find a 100% connection to either Nina or Alex. Well if I have to be honest, it was more Nina that I found to be a 60% likability. I understood that she came from a damaged marriage but I found it annoying quickly when Nina would not let her walls down as easily when it came to her heart and feelings for Alex. One moment Nina was guarded and the next moment she would start to open up just to quickly shut down again. For example, when things were starting to heat up with Alex; Nina was stuck in her head thinking "She was actually doing this. Having her first official fling." "She bit her lip to hold back her cries of completion as he caressed every last aftershock from her"Yet, despite my lack of warm towards Nina, I did like the story and found Nina's autistic son, Cody adorable.

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2018-09-06 16:18

    3.5 starsI didn't buy into the conflict between the protagonists and the tension fell flat for me. I did love the setting and the animals - always a high point for me in Mann's books.

  • Kim hansen
    2018-09-19 22:10

    Great romance and great story line

  • Loraine Oliver
    2018-09-21 21:22

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!Pursued by the Rich Rancher by Catherine Mann is a book I loved and I will read again! It is really a good read filled with hope, despair, angst-emotional and sexual, and the love of a grandmother who would do anything to make sure her 3 grandchildren did not turn out to be worthless trust fund babies like their parents were. The grandchildren love their grandmother and will do anything for her. She is dying of brain cancer and they are devastated but are determined to take care of anything she wants to see happen.Nina Lowery goes to HorsePower Cow kid Camp with her son Cody, who is autistic, as a month ago on a field trip to a farm, she saw how her son's eyes lit up by the horses, so she did everything she needed to to bring him to this weeklong program for special needs children. He is 4 years old but very bright, with an amazing vocabulary and can already read. Nina will do anything for her son, it is just her and Cody. She was married to his father but when he found out his son was autistic he wanted nothing more to do with him and he and Nina divorced. He later killed himself in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately he was a wealthy trust fund son, so rich and useless is how he was living day to day for fun and an autistic child did not fit into his lifestyle. On the other hand his parents wanted Cody put in a live in an institution that just allowed visitors on the weekends so they would not have to worry about him either. Nina just took her son and moved away. She was the sole person who took care of Cody and he had a trust fund, but the grandparents wanted control over that so they could control Nina and Cody and the money. Nina worked and the only money of Cody's that was used were for things he needed.Once at the camp she sees how happy and more alive Cody is and she is so happy for him. He seldom if ever speaks, so it is so rewarding when he says anything. The first day they are there she meets Alex, who she does not know at first is a big part of this place as his Grandmother owns it but he helps to run it. It will pass to him, as long as their controlling stock can be bought back; when Alex's father died people got scared and stock prices fell and now stock is owned by none other than Cody's grandparents! The Grandmother wants Alex to convince Nina to sell the stock so they can keep the place open for the children, as Cody's grandparents want to turn that land into a theme park and high rise hotels and condos. Alex will do whatever it takes to keep the place a haven for the special needs children. However when feelings start to get involved and he is not open with Nina about what is going on he knows she will feel betrayed just like when she was married before. Alex loves Cody and Nina just after a few days and he knows she will leave! He is filled with anxiety over it.After he tells Nina she just wants to leave but her little son has something to say about that and so do Alex and his grandmother! Read this book and see if there is a chance for these two to be together and make their little buckaroo happy or not!I gave this book 5*****stars and can't wait to read the other two books in this series! This book can be read as a standalone however.

  • Donna Repsher
    2018-09-12 17:14

    I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review, and here it is:Nina Lowery, our heroine, is a divorced mother with an autistic child. Alex McNair and his wealthy family own and operate a multi-themed ranch resort which also features a one-week program for special needs children and their parents, focusing heavily on equine therapy.When these two characters meet, there is an instant attraction between them, but our hero has been given a challenge by the family matriarch, and the heroine is has a once-bitten, twice shy attitude. So far, so good, but although I certainly can understand her point of view, I found her to be somewhat less than sympathetic, although she has wonderful parenting skills and deeply loves and supports her son. But, aside from her appearance, I wasn't quite certain what Alex found quite so lovable about her. We are also told that Alex has been deeply hurt by a prior relationship. The gal involved is going to marry his cousin that same week at the ranch/resort, but this is where part of the story loses some of its credibility. We are told that Alex has been deeply affected by the woman's choosing his cousin over him, but we later learn that he only had one date with her, and that their relationship wasn't really a big deal--hardly a reason for him to be that uncomfortable around the soon-to-be-weds. Additionally, the family matriarch, his grandmother, who has terminal brain cancer, has arranged for Nina and her son to be guests there. Apparently, Nina's ex-husband's family wants to turn the McNair ranch into a Disneyworld clone, and they have been attempting a hostile takeover. The controlling shares in the McNair enterprise, are in the hands of Nina's autistic son, and Alex is tasked with getting them back into the hands of his family. I couldn't quite come to terms with why he simply couldn't be honest with Nina, explain the situation to her, and offer to buy the shares. Again, this part of the story just didn't work for me.So, although I give kudos to Catherine Mann for tackling a subject seldom seen in this genre--children with special needs, a subject near and dear to my heart, since I worked at a summer camp for special needs children and adults in my teen years, I was left wishing that her characters had a bit more depth, and that their attraction to each other was more than physical.

  • Isha Coleman
    2018-09-19 18:00

    ARC REVIEW: PURSUED BY THE RICH RANCHER BY CATHERINE MANN  My Review Pursued by the Rich Rancher by Catherine MannMy rating: 4 of 5 starsCatherine Mann had me from the first page.  Pursued by the Rich Rancher is a story that warms the heart, stimulates the mind and is just plain entertaining.  It deals a serious issue.  Dealing with autistic child through alternative means.  I had never thought of stimulating reaction in a special needs child through animal therapy before.  This book is a treasure trove of info and manages to still be a good romantic read.  A story within a story is how I would describe this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves reading.  I received a copy of this book for an honest review. (www.goodreads.com/review/list/2555691...) Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Pursued-Rich-Ra... Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pursu... Google Play Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/d... Harlequin:  http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.ht... Kobo:  https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...

  • Bonnie
    2018-09-12 22:59

    I enjoyed reading Pursued By The Rich Rancher a Diamonds In The rough series by Catherine Mann. Alex McNair and his family run a ranch for special occasions. This one week they were having a special need childrenspecial. Nina Lowery came with her special need little boy. The first day when Nina met Alex she didn't know his family owned the ranch. Sparks between them flew that first day. The romance has it's ups and downs. A must read.

  • Harlequin Books
    2018-09-04 18:05

    "The camp setting provides a seductive backdrop for romance, and the author gives an accurate description of life with an autistic child. Alex is expressive with his feelings, even as Nina remains cautious — and the week-long camp is just the beginning" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).Miniseries: Diamonds in the Rough

  • Teresa
    2018-09-06 18:24

    I really enjoyed this romantic story. Great character development and a fun read. Enjoyed it enough to research the author to read more of her books.

  • Raiscara Avalon
    2018-09-01 21:20

    A wonderful romance, it left me feeling as if the world was going to be okay. :)

  • Shannon Shields
    2018-09-01 22:08

    Great story. thank you Mrs. Mann for incorporating a child with special needs into the story. This definitely hit home with me, seeing as I have twins that are special needs. excellent plot.

  • Toni
    2018-09-19 20:20

    A fun, lighthearted series.

  • Joy Strother
    2018-09-15 18:22

    I thought this was a very good book.I love Alex and Nina's love story.It's romantic and heartwarming.I was hoping they would get married but the book ended too soon.I love this book.

  • Senator
    2018-09-10 20:05

    *snort*