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Author: Sara Orwig Title: Reunited With The Rancher Publisher: Harlequin Desire Publish Date: March 7, 2017 Buy: Amazon Book Blurb:
Will secrets tear this rancher's marriage apart—or lead to a reunion?
For estranged husband and wife Tom and Emily Knox, a heartbreaking loss in their past is keeping them apart in the present. They still share a ranch, but not a bed. And when the blackmailer terrorizing Royal, Texas, accuses Tom of keeping a secret family behind Emily's back, they're thrown into an even deeper tailspin. But could their darkest misunderstanding contain the seeds of a second chance, as Tom and Emily come together to dispel false accusations and face their past?
Review: Reunited with the Rancher is really a sweet story. The story is truly heartbreaking. Tom and Emily lost their son in an accident and things never were right for them since. They are married but living separate lives. (suddenly I hear Phil Collins)
Maverick, an anonymous blackmailer gets to Emily. Trying to convince her that Tom has a secret family stashed away.
This isn't as hot and spicy as most Desires are. In fact, it was very tame, focusing on trying to get two people that are very obviously still very much in love back together.
I went through most of the book wondering why Tom and Emily hadn't tried counseling after their child's death. Both of them obviously had a lot to work through, Tom especially. He has a lot of issues he needs to deal with.
Emily has issues too, but I couldn't help but wonder why she didn't fight for her marriage. She wanted a family and she certainly loved Tom.
I've read another book in this series and Maverick was a little more a part of the plot and I think that's why this book lacked the excitement of the other books in the series.
This is a lovely story, but if you are looking for the normal Harlequin Desire fare, you aren't going to find it here.