Favorites are important to our society. One of the ways we get to know one another is finding out favorite foods, colors, vacation destinations.
Yet when it comes to people, it can hurt when the favorite is not you. I remember when I was in elementary school having a friend I loved with all my heart, and yet I was quite hurt that she considered a different friend her “best” friend.
The Rancher's Fake Fiancée
by Amy Vastine
Series: Return of the Blackwell Brothers #4
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date November 1, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Montana Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
“I’m coming home…
With my bride-to-be.”
Tyler Blackwell just announced that he and Hadley Sullivan are getting married. And they’ve never even dated! Now she and her boss are in Montana so Tyler can sell his family ranch. Hadley only agreed to continue the deception in exchange for a promotion. But moving up the corporate ladder pales beside her growing feelings for Tyler. Will his past and Blackwell family secrets sabotage what Hadley wants more than anything—a real wedding?
I would like to thank Prism Book Tours for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: The Rancher's Rescue, The Rancher's Redemption, The Rancher's Homecoming
Tyler had no favorites. No favorite color. No favorite food. Which may not sound significant yet it was very important to the story. You see, he had always felt like the unwanted child. The insignificant one. Even as he grew up, he felt that he never measured up to his brothers and probably never could. The theme of having favorites was woven nicely throughout the story in a significant way.
Tyler was pretty funny. He was one of those people who gets so wrapped up in what they are doing, their actions could be perceived as selfish, and yet his motivations weren’t selfish – he was just oblivious. Like when he purchased a first-class airline ticket for himself and a regular seat for Hadley who was traveling with him and for him. As his fake fiancée! It cracked me up when he did that and the way the scene played out actually made him a little endearing.
I have been enjoying this series and love how each of the authors so expertly ties the stories together as a different brother returns ever so reluctantly to the family ranch. The way the brothers finally got Tyler to return was quite funny. But don’t make the mistake of thinking this story is all laughter. The insecurity issues that both Tyler and Hadley have to work through are typical of those way too many people deal with in real life every day. Both of them ended up feeling the need to lie to the other – under duress – which caused some big issues to be worked through.
While I am gladly anticipating the final book in this series, I am a little sad knowing the next book will be the finale. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the Blackwell brothers and the women they grow to love.