CLAIMING THE RANCHER’S HEIR by Maisey Yates is an enemies to lovers romance with the added bonus of the accidental pregnancy trope. It is an entertaining read with well-defined characters. This is the second book from the GOLD VALLEY VINEYARDS series and it can be read as a standalone.
Wren Maxfield, along with her two sisters, run the Maxfield winery. Their wines cater to the sophisticated palate, and Wren’s marketing programs are always successful. However, as happy as Wren is with her job, she has always dreamed about a career in architectural engineering, which her controlling father did not support. She is in the process of reevaluating her life choices and, thanks to Creed Cooper, her sworn nemesis, she is able to pursue a new forever.
Creed and his family own Cowboy Wines, a down-to-earth winery. Creed is a successful cowboy and rancher, but an incident from the past is constantly wreaking havoc with his psyche. He and Wren are competitors and have always despised each other. Now they are working together to build their respective brands, and the heat between them has become undeniable. Their lust results in a pregnancy, which evolves into friendship and finally love.
Wren and Creed are an interesting couple. At the beginning of the book, they are at each other’s throats, and their hate for each other is palpable. Once they become intimate, they are able to open up and share their history, dreams, and fears. Wren and Creed are perfect together, because they challenge each other. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.