The Rancher and the Rock Star

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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To the world, Gray Covey is a rock superstar. But to his runaway son, he's simply the father who never has any time for him. To prove that he's more than his rock star lifestyle, for the next few weeks Gray must put aside his fame and become...a farmhand?

Abby Stadtler has built the perfect, quiet life for herself. Neat and orderly is the name of the game for her and her beloved farm. When Gray shows up on her doorstep, looking like he stepped straight off the front cover of a magazine, she is determined that he won't upset her routine.

But what neither counts on is the love that springs up between them. Abby knows that life on a ranch in Minnesota can never compete with an exciting world tour. But for Gray, it's time to decide what's really important. With Abby's help, will he be able to decide, once and for all, that love and family are the answer?


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User Review  - cranberrytarts - LibraryThing

Others seemed to like this book, but it wasn't for me. Right from the beginning the characters frustrated me. The plot never grabbed me and even the teenage runaway didn't tug at my heartstrings the way he probably should have. Read full review

Review: The Rancher and the Rock Star (Rural Gentlemen #1)

User Review  - Barbara Longley - Goodreads

Great story and characters. My only complaint was that there was way too much descriptive narrative for my tastes, and the pacing was a bit slow because of the narrative. A lot of people love prosy ... Read full review


Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter TwentyOne
Chapter TwentyTwo
Chapter TwentyThree

Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter TwentyFour
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySix
Chapter TwentySeven

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About the author (2012)

Lizbeth Selvig lives in Minnesota with her best friend (aka her husband), a hyperactive border collie, and a gray Arabian gelding. After working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter and a talented musician son, she won RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® Contest in 2010 with her contemporary romance The Rancher and the Rock Star. In her spare time, she loves to hike, quilt, read, horseback ride, and spend time with her new granddaughter. She also has four-legged grandchildren—more than twenty—including a wallaby, two alpacas, a donkey, a pig, a sugar glider, and many dogs, cats, and horses (pics of all appear on her website She loves connecting with readers—contact her any time!

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