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New Release Review! THE RANCHER’S BABY by Maisey Yates (Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Impostor)

The Rancher’s Baby

by Maisey Yates


She’s having her best friend’s baby… Only from New York Timesbestselling author Maisey Yates!

When a torrid, possibly dangerous scandal comes to Royal, Texas, Selena Jacobs is nearly caught in the middle. Until her best friend Knox McCoy ensures her safety—by moving in! Selena has loved Knox for years, but she’s never had the courage to tell him. Now the sparks she’s tried to smother burn out of control…and leave her pregnant. But with the pain in his past, will Knox finally take a chance on love…with her?



I enjoy the friends-to-lovers troupe, and I love Maisey Yates, so this one seemed like a no-brainer. While I did enjoy it–mostly for the aforementioned two reasons, plus Selena and Knox–it wasn’t one of my favorites, because:

1) the mystery of Will that the book starts with is soon dropped–presumably it’ll come up in future books? Still, getting a clue that things were happening on that front would have been nice.

2) loved the angsty angst bits, but they seemed to be fixed awfully quickly in the last 10%. Don’t get me wrong, I do approve of who helped Knox get his head back on straight, but it felt like the resolution was much too easy for everyone. Adorable epilogue, though!

3) By the time Selena (and Knox) find out she’s pregnant, the book is almost over. I would have loved to see more of their lives between the “I love you”s and the epilogue!

Ultimately, this was a Maisey Yates book and that can’t be discounted. I liked it in spite of its flaws, and the series definitely has my attention with regards to the mystery of Will and the other “club” members.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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