Hoping for Hunter: A Small Town Romance (Cowboy Rancher Romance)

· Ryder Ranch Book 1 · Anna Brooks
40 reviews

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Join the Ryder brothers on their family ranch where loyalty is as steady as the rolling thunder and passion scorches like the Texas sun. 

I never expected a runaway cow would have led me to the love of my life, but chasing after that heifer turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

Summer Paige was lost, alone, and a mess… just like her nearly totaled car. After a glass of whiskey and a promise to keep her safe, I convinced her to stay while she got back on her feet.

It wasn’t long before the innocent beauty turned my life upside down, and I realized she was everything I didn’t know I wanted. 

Life was perfect. Until the day I woke up and found her gone.

Her letter was supposed to explain why she left, but it did the opposite and made me want her even more. I had to prove that her past didn’t matter to me because all I wanted was her future. And I intended to do just that… as soon as I found her.  


What readers are saying about this charming, sexy romance:

"I am convinced Anna Brooks can’t write a bad book!! I mean, I just can’t ever get enough of her characters and their stories. They always get me right in the feels." ~Nancy M

"Within the first chapter I was giggling over sassy Summer and swooning over all the swagger Hunter was throwing out. I loved the entire story and couldn't put it down. This was a big yes...yes....yes!!!"~Kay Daniels Romance

"These two are hot. It's an incredibly steamy read and everywhere that Hunter can have Summer, he does. Have a fan ready and a tall glass of your favourite cold beverage, because you're going to need it." ~Anna Reads Here


HUNTER is the first book in a small-town romance series featuring three ruggedly handsome cowboys. Each story can be read as a standalone and will pull at your heart strings and leave you with a guaranteed happily ever after. 


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40 reviews
Jackie Wright
June 6, 2021
4.5 Stars for Hunter (Ryder Ranch #1) This is the first book I have read by this author but it certainly won’t be the last, Who would have thought a runaway cow could lead to such an entertaining, witty yet emotional read. Summer ends up in a ditch after trying to avoid a runaway cow but it’s not just the cow that caught her attention, what about the cowboy who lasso’s Celine (the cow) at his first attempt. What follows is an alpha cowboy who goes by the name of Hunter trying to convince Summer to stay on the family ranch. Like any true cowboy he knows what he wants and he wants Summer but is she prepared to tell a complete stranger the secrets she hides and will she accept help to get back on her feet..... I loved this book, it’s well written with wonderful characters, it’s captivating, it’s witty, it’s sweet yet passionate so what more do you want in a great read. Looking forward to reading more from this very talented author and true fully I’m struggling to understand why Ms Brooks hasn’t crossed my radar before now.
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Jean Rallings
June 7, 2021
This is book one in The Ryder Ranch Series and it is Hunter and Summer's book and it is definitely a must read. Summer is down on her luck after being used her whole life but when she takes a wrong turn she sees a cow coming towards her and her car ends up in a ditch and that is how she meets Hunter who is like a knight in shining armour galloping on a horse. Hunter can't believe that Celine the cow had got out again and while chasing her he finds a car in a ditch and the most beautiful woman that he has ever seen standing next to it so he helps her get settled at his house while her car is fixed not knowing that she will completely change his life. Summer had gone through so much in her life and she knew that no man would want her if all her secrets were revealed even though Hunter was so different from any man she had ever known but will it last. The connection and chemistry between Hunter and Summer was so strong right from the first time that they met but would it be enough for them to have a happy ending. I absolutely loved this book so much and I can't wait read the next one. Anna Brooks is an amazing author and writer and I definitely recommend you read this book and others by her and you will definitely not be disappointed. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Erin Lewis
June 7, 2021
5 star review Hunter (Ryder Ranch #1) by Anna Brooks This is the first book I have read by Anna Brooks and I cannot believe that I have not come across her before. From the first chapter to the last I was riveted to the story she wove about Hunter and Summer. From the moment that Summer crashes into his life Hunter is drawn to her and quickly realizes that she is the piece that has been missing from his life, now all he needs to do is convince her to take a leap of faith. The chemistry between them sizzles but Anna is running from her past and doesn't believe that she can have happiness with Hunter. There were some twists and turns that added an additional layer to the story. I laughed, I smiled, I swooned and if this book is anything to go by then I cannot wait to read more in the series.
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