The B twins. Just hearing their name caused a shudder in those who had babysat them. They were known for getting into mischief and creating a lot of work for those tending them.
What I discovered, however, was that these boys were a lot of fun. Yeah, they did have a ton of energy, but when I played with them instead of leaving them to their own devices things went pretty smoothly. And I can even credit the fact I do know how to pass a football properly to the time I spent with them. . .
The Rancher's Twins
by Carol Ross
Series: Return of the Blackwell Brothers #1
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date August 1, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance, Western
Setting: Montana Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
She's not the country nanny he advertised for
But she could be perfect for him...
Jon Blackwell needs a woman ready to tackle the duties of a cattle ranch and two lively, take-no-prisoners twin girls. But ever since Lydia Newbury showed up at his six-generation Montana spread, the frazzled single father is rethinking, well, everything. The Philadelphia dazzler is a marvel. What he doesn't know is the secret that has Lydia on the run...
I received a complimentary copy of this 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 Fake Fiancée, The Rancher's Homecoming
Though the rest of the town saw the twins as terrors, Lydia saw Abby and Gen as two girls needing some gentle guidance and a whole lot of love. If for no other reason, I adored the book for just that reason.
However, I did like the book for many other reasons. The handsome yet somewhat clueless rancher, Lydia, the practically perfect in every way nanny (with apologies to Mary Poppins), the mystery about the disappearance of Big E., the small town. . .
Speaking of small towns, Falcon Creek, MT really came to life for me. I felt like I had actually been there, getting to know the locals. While there were a heap of people introduced, it was done in such a way that I didn’t have trouble keeping track of them.
The Rancher’s Twins was a mix of romance and light humor with a little suspense and mystery mixed in, though it was more romance than the others. Knowing how and why Lydia ended up at the ranch, I kept waiting for her ex to find her. Knowing something would happen. As I was reading, I would think “oh, this is how he finds her”. And then he didn’t. I was kept on my toes until it happened and the ending surprised me.
The story stands alone, and yet it doesn’t. There are five books in this series, by different authors, each highlighting one of the Blackwell brothers. And I have a feeling the mystery of Big E. won’t be resolved until the last book. I have read at least one book by most of these authors and can vouch for them; they write books worth reading.