Andrew is a wrangler at Double R Ranch—an Old West style town for tourists to get the ‘cowboy experience’. He loves the horses, but his boss makes enjoying it difficult. He dreams of doing so much better, but he’s stuck in a rut and doesn’t know how to get out of it.

Lisa loves horses too, but she only passes them on her way to and from work. When she stops to offer them treats one day, she finds herself under the scrutiny of Double R Ranch’s grumpy wrangler.

Fate pushes them together and Lisa’s sunshine personality may be just what Andrew needed. Can Lisa win over his sheltered heart?

A prequel short story in the Harris Twins Series gives a look into the grumpy-sunshine relationship that started it all and brought Twin Springs Ranch into existence.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.

I must admit and be openly honest, I am a detail-oriented person. I watch for holes in the stories. I love that there can be intentional breadcrumbs that can be put together later. Though, this is extremely difficult to do. I love being hooked from the first 5 words. I love when I can say, ok here we go. This is that story. This is that book. I find that I am always excited to open up a book this author has.

This is now the fourth book I have read by Ryder. I am ready to read thousands more. I know that 6 months from now I can go back and laugh at all the parts that I missed the first time around and falling in love all over again. This is the proper way of writing a disgruntled hero and perky heroine. Spoiler alert, it wasn’t cringy or boring. There is so much that this writer has to offer and I believe we have just opened pandora’s box.

My Rating: I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. I am constantly in awe of the works and ideas this author has. Again, read everything. I know this is a prequel, but you can read it last. I did and it was amazing to see the beginning origins and see characters from a different perspective. Worth every moment and turn of the page.








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