The Quick Family Ranch Books by Aden Lowe

My first cowboy romance book. And, I am in love already . . .

Synopsis for Quick ‘N Dirty

Jake, his brothers, and their dear are slowly starving, and drowning in a pile of dirty laundry since their grandmother’s death. They can’t give the Quick Ranch the future their grandmother wanted if they can’t even feed themselves. Sick of frozen pizzas and no clean shirts, Jake’s dad orders him to hire a housekeeper, and do it quick. He has no idea where to start and doesn’t have time on top of his ranch work, but the local minister has the perfect candidate. Jake hires Ande as soon as he hears her story, and vows to do anything, no matter how dirty, to keep her and her two small children safe. Now, he just has to hope he can keep his hands to himself and not ruin this for his family.

First of all, Jake is just a cutie. The oldest, the most mature, and probably the most innocent (that I know of so far). The way he attaches himself to those babies is the most adorable thing I have ever read.

The babies, the brothers, the dad, Ande, all of them, are just the sweetest together. The dad, Jonathan, probably has the biggest space in my heart. He is introduced as a tough one, but he does have a weakness.

Book 2 of the Quick Family Ranch series . . .

Welp, still love Jonathan (probably even more), and I thought I loved Jake, until I started to get to know Sam. And I knew there was something deep down in that little body of hers. (One thing about me when shopping for books, or volunteering to read a book, I never read the synopsis. To me, it is like judging a book by it’s cover. If the title seems interesting, that is what draws me in ;)).

Marynn is the second strongest woman in the series (besides Ande, of course). I especially loved the scene where she changed a baby for the first time. Hee hee hee.

Synopsis for Quick Start

Sam Quick watches his older brother leave for his honeymoon, relieved now that one of them is married and ready to carry out Gramma’s wishes for the family and ranch to grow. Now all he has to do get Ande’s little boy safely into the truck and back to the ranch, and he can get back to work. At least, that’s the plan until the girl from his dreams runs her shiny BMW right up under his battered old Dodge truck. She doesn’t hesitate to let him know what she thinks about cowboys and their dirty trucks. Giving her a hard time is the most fun he’s had in years until he finds out the spoiled little girl is actually a shy, innocent woman on her own for the first time. He signs on to help her find her inner strength and hopes like hell he doesn’t fall head over heels for her at the same time. Wither way, he’d better get a quick start.

Overall, I cannot wait until book 3 comes out. Aden . . . I am addicted. Thank you.

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Do you have a favorite cowboy story? Does not have to be romance lol.



The Education of Ellie by Jackie Calhoun

A book of drama and love between friends that was long ago.


Returning home to Pine Hill to attend her mother’s funeral Ellie sees her childhood friend Helen for the first time in thirty years. A lot has happened in thirty years. Both women are divorced with grown children and careers that satisfy them.

When Ellie stays on in Pine Hill to settle her mother’s estate, Helen jumps at the chance to resume their long lost friendship, and Ellie, despite reservations, can’t resist.

But with the years come a lot of baggage and the two women struggle with who they are now while fighting the painful memories of their first parting.

While they be able to move past their history to start again?

I really enjoyed The Education of Ellie. Ellie, who is introduced in the beginning at her mom’s funeral, with her grown daughters, learn a little bit about her briefly. You are suddenly introduced to Helen. Who has a very long, heart-breaking history.

Through the book, you are thrown between the past and the present. You learn more and more of how Ellie thinks, and how Helen became who she is. It truly is a heart-breaking story that makes you want to hug the ladies, because there was so much going on in their childhood, that at least one person had to go through the same thing in real life.

I really liked how Ellie opened her heart up to Helen, even though it was a tough decision for her to make. I am really glad that Helen persisted lol. I felt that those two really were meant to be together.

I give the book 5 stars, the way it was written, how the characters interacted with each other, how descriptive it was, how addicting it was (are they going to get together?), and just overall the story.

What is your favorite heart-breaking story?

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