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Certainly he had been bewitched by women before, but for rancher -- and single father -- Matt Harte, this was the last straw! Because of his daughter's shenanigans, he'd gotten roped into planning the annual Valentine's Day dance. And his partner in crime? Why, beautiful big-city vet -- and recent Salt River transplant -- Ellie Webster. Who he couldn't take his eyes off. ACertainly he had been bewitched by women before, but for rancher -- and single father -- Matt Harte, this was the last straw! Because of his daughter's shenanigans, he'd gotten roped into planning the annual Valentine's Day dance. And his partner in crime? Why, beautiful big-city vet -- and recent Salt River transplant -- Ellie Webster. Who he couldn't take his eyes off. And not for lack of trying...Ellie knew that Matt Harte didn't want her in his town, let alone on the intimate dance committee of two. But this was for her daughter's sake. It wasn't like she wanted to spend all that one-on-one time with the rugged rancher, imagining what it would be like to be his partner -- for real.......

Title : The Valentine Two-Step
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ISBN : 9780373272037
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
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The Valentine Two-Step Reviews

  • Saly
    2019-03-18 03:11

    This is the first book about the Harte siblings and the book starts with two nine-year old plotting how to become sisters and their parents married.Ellie moved to town three-months ago, wanting to be her own boss finally by buying the vet practice in town along with her daughter Dylan but things have not been going that well since the traditional ranchers don't like that she sometimes even practices acupuncture. She is called to school, to be asked to chair the Valentine's Day committee to raise funds since she's been nominated by her daughter along with her daughter's best friend Lucy's father Matt Harte, a rancher who she thinks is crazy with the methods she uses.Matt managed to further expand his ranch's operation after he took it over after his parents passed. He enjoys his life, his works keep him busy, he loves his daughter Lucy and he doesn't miss having female companionship(his wife ran out on him). He sometimes does feel guilty that his sister Cassie seems to do so much for him and he's appalled when his daughter nominates him for the committee but gives in.Their daughter's keep on bringing them together and Ellie even comes to the rescue once demonstrating her skills and ending in a kiss they both are shocked about. The book was enjoyable, not high-octane passion but mellower, they both were wary(Ellie was raised in foster homes, Dylan's father was jerk).The suspense element was fairly simple and obvious. A good read.Rating 3.5

  • Susan
    2019-03-11 05:23

    Very good "Parent Trap" type of story. Dylan Webster and Lucy Harte are fourth grade girls who have become best friends since Dylan and her mother moved to town. They are such good friends that they've decided that the next step is to become sisters. But to do that, they're going to have to find a way to get their parents together. So without their knowledge, Ellie and Matt get volunteered to co-chair the annual Valentine's Day school fundraiser.To say they aren't pleased is an understatement. Matt is really busy as a rancher, and not much of a fan of Valentine's Day since his divorce. And to be paired with the big city vet from California, with the woo-woo vet techniques? No thanks - even if he can't keep his eyes off her. But Lucy has been a different kid since Dylan became her friend, one who smiles and laughs more and isn't so shy. When Lucy reminds him that it's also a way for them to spend time together, he can't tell her no. Ellie isn't too thrilled either. Matt's made no secret of the fact that he doesn't think much of her as a vet, even though she's never treated one of his animals. His attitude is mirrored by other ranchers, making it hard for her to get her practice up and running. She hopes that working on this committee will help ease her way into the community. I loved seeing Matt and Ellie get tossed together. The two girls are pretty good at creating opportunities, and Matt and Ellie start to soften a bit toward each other. When one of Matt's horses has a problem while Ellie is there, he agrees to let her look at the animal. After normal techniques don't help, he allows Ellie to break out her acupuncture needles and is stunned by the effect. Impressed by her passion for her work, he asks her to become the vet for his horses. Ellie is happy to have Matt's business as her practice hasn't been going so well. It isn't long before some of the other ranchers are following suit. Between committee meetings, vet visits and their girls, Matt and Ellie find themselves spending a fair amount of time together. There's an attraction that keeps building between them, but both try to resist. Matt was burned in love by his ex-wife, a city girl who never settled into ranch life. She made his life miserable before running off, and he isn't too keen on opening himself up to another woman, especially one from the city. But there's something about Ellie that has her finding her way into his heart. Ellie works even harder at resisting Matt. She has worked a long time to develop the independence and ability to take care of herself. Long ago she saw her mother fall apart when her husband left her. She watched her mother spiral downward in her attempts to find a man to take care of her and swore she would never let that happen to her. Then, after she ended up in foster care, every time she would start to care for someone she'd lose them. Now she won't depend on anyone but herself.Things start to get really complicated, as Ellie receives threats from someone who doesn't want her there. Matt wants to protect her, but Ellie is still afraid to lean on anyone. Their attraction is growing, as are the feelings underlying the attraction. As the threats and troubles for Ellie increase, Matt is torn between wanting to protect her and believing some of the things that happen are her fault. He says some really terrible things to her, which reminds her of why she doesn't get involved. When a new threat hits way too close to her personally, Matt tries to be there for her, finally recognizing his feelings for what they are, but it's Ellie's fears that have her pushing him further away. She has to be able to overcome them before she can have a chance at the life she would really like to have. Her fears and what they were doing to her and her relationship with Matt were really emotional to read about. Having her finally see it and want to do something about it was very satisfying.The mystery of who had it in for Ellie really wasn't too hard to figure out. I was a bit surprised they hadn't suspected earlier. Each thing that happened was pretty creepy, but the last was definitely the worst. As scary as it was for Ellie, I loved seeing how everyone supported her. The resolution of it was especially well done.

  • Gemma
    2019-03-26 02:17

    Wasn’t much of a valentine theme to this like I thought it would have. It was okay. I’ve enjoyed books by this author before, this one just didn’t hit the spot for me.

  • Jen
    2019-02-26 05:23

    3.5 Stars

  • Becky
    2019-03-24 01:08

    I enjoyed this book as I do all her work. I love the cowboy romances. She has a great way of writing the romantic parts where you, as a reader, feel them down to the core. That first kiss between the main characters..Whew..I felt it myself. Ellie, the vet in town, that comes from California with her new ways of treating animals is shunned by many of the ranchers. Matt tries to win her over, but Ellie keeps pushing him away. It was refreshing to see the female character having the relationship "issues" and Matt, the male character, trying to break down the walls. The "who dunnit" was predictable and so was the ending. I really enjoyed the two daughters, Lucy and Dylan who are the matchmakers in this book. I gave it only 4 starts because I found the many southern cliche's to be too many and tedious.I love her romance books and I am now starting the next in this series. Good romance read.

  • Debbie Heaton
    2019-03-07 08:12

    In Thayne’s romance novel, rancher and single father Matt Harte has been roped into helping with the planning of the annual Valentine’s Day dance. And just his luck, his partner in this venture is none other than recent transplant Ellie Webster, a woman for the life of him he couldn’t keep his eyes off of.Ellie is well aware that Matt doesn’t want her in his town or around him, but she plugs away with the planning because of her daughter. Much to her dismay, she must also resist the sparks that begin to fly between the two of them as well.A good Cowboy at Heart romance.

  • MarciaHaskell
    2019-03-21 09:09

    Can anyone get past their pastAn enjoyable story of 2 little girls and their single parents each of whom believe that love means being dependent on a person who will hurt you. This is a story about being hurt and in pain, from others and trying to rely only on yourself rather than allowing yourself to fall in love and become a family

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-03-23 01:05

    Miniseries: Cowboy at HeartCategory: Contemporary Romance

  • Nancy
    2019-03-16 08:15

    First half of the book was much better than the second half. Lots of country colloquialisms.

  • JoAlice
    2019-03-25 03:33

    Think of the country version of The Parent Trap.

  • Ann Torrey
    2019-03-19 01:12

    Loved it!!