Despite endless differences, neither can deny the chemistry that links them inextricably.
When tragedy strikes it summons Daisy Rydell’s courage to finally admit her crush on Asher Reed. The same tragedy propels Asher to pursue his longest held dream: owning and working his own cattle ranch.
Shocked at Daisy’s admission he doesn’t know what to think. Asher insists that his ranch-life will never satisfy her love for the city and does his best to discourage her from her feelings towards him. He eventually agrees to one date with Daisy to prove his indifference to her. Not only does the date go terribly, but Daisy actually re-thinks her years of crushing on him.
But their relationship endures through long separations and diverse life paths. Something they both appreciate and support in the other. Even when it’s hard. Even when it takes them away from each other. Even when it seems like there will never be an end to it.
But what Asher knows and Daisy is late in admitting… Nothing lasts forever and family news brings that fully in focus. Things always change, and the most shocking lesson is yet to come…
“OMG, This book was the best ever! It brought out every emotion in me. The story of Asher and Daisy related but not by blood. Daisy crushed on Asher since she was a kid, while Asher a few years older considered her is pesky cousin… I literally picked it up and could not put it down. A huge Thank you to Author Leanne Davis for this special story. I'd love to say more, but I don't want to give anything away. The last thing I will say about this book is AWESOME!” –Norma, Goodreads Reviewer
“River at the Ranch is beautiful and wonderful. WARNING: It will also leave you a sobbing mess. This my fourth book in this series and I love how each book is different and pulls the wildest of emotions from me. Asher and Daisy are perfect together.” –Tessa, Goodreads Reviewer
“I love this series. Most series, by the time they get to book 14, are stale and just reguritate the same stuff over and over. This series, is wonderful and each book is devoted to a different generational family member… You have a city girl colliding with a country boy and their struggle to find balance and harmony with each other in their lives. The book is riveting. I'd highly recommend this book and suggest you might read the series first to get the full flavor of the storyline. Thank you Leanne!” – Karen, Goodreads Reviewer
“This book has everything that you would expect from this series. I had a hard time putting it down because it didn't seem possible that Ms. Davis would be able to bring this couple together with all the obstacles she has placed in their path.” – Tarri, Goodreads Reviewer
“I love this series so much ..this is one of my favorite book ……I Love A.J and Daisie so much the chemistry between the is so pure and strong is was so well developed… hurry and get this book you won’t regret it ..I hope we get to hear from the characters in the series.” – Lisa, Goodreads Reviewer
Her text came through at ten o’clock. Outside was very cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing. He tugged on the puffy, Gore-Tex coat, gloves, and hat that matched his boots.
They wanted to meet far away from everyone else.
Why? Because it was special.
Asher couldn’t stop thinking about her. Despite dating a girl who lived on the other side of the country, he didn’t know when the actual moment clicked and changed. But it did.
There were many benches all over her family’s ranch, not just the one near the volleyball court. Crunchy ice covered it. It stood at the far end, overlooking the beach and the icy-crusted water, along with the mountain range that ran the length of the ranch. The bench was on an elevated spit of land that provided a lovely view as the river turned the corner. Tucked inside that corner turn was their most popular sandy, swimming beach, almost invisible behind the pine trees and cottonwoods that hid the spot.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. There was no way to soften his approach.
His heart lurched when he sensed she was there. Already.
The full moon was out, and the sky was completely clear. Stars glittered, like silver flashes and the moon seemed ghostly, pearlescent and glowing white. The river surface reflected the magical colors, swaying through the ripples that swooshed on its surface. The snow made everything white and bright, despite the darkness, but the irrepressible moon spotlighted the surroundings. Moon shadows of trees shone on the flat, ice-covered snow. Asher’s silhouette also made a shadow. Such a cool phenomenon, he doubted New York could manage to create such an ambient evening, not with all those city lights.
He spotted her sitting there, waiting. A hat covered her hair. She turned when the crunching of his feet on the snow caught her attention. She jumped up at the same moment, wearing a full snowsuit: pants, coat, boots and gloves. She was insulated and poofy, yet slim and shapely. Her curves filled out the fluffy suit in an attractive manner.
The moonlight allowed Asher to see her facial expression. Weariness. Joy. Excitement. Nerves.
She must have felt the same as he did.
He stopped short a few feet away from her.
She stared at him and so did he. Then a small smile slipped over her face.
“This is so strange. I still don’t know how to feel about you,” she finally admitted.
“I don’t know how to feel about you either.”