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Rich, Rugged Rancher (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance #2) by Joss Wood

Rich, Rugged Racher by Joss Wood
Pic by @glimpses_of_my_books
"Why aren't you pushing me away?"

"Because you kiss like a dream."


Ever since the accident that took his leg, oil tycoon Clint Rockwell doesn't do relationships--he likes being alone. And he doesn't need anyone's pity. Then fast-talking reality star Fee Martinez sweeps into Royal, Texas, on to his ranch...and into his bed. It's only for a night, and then two. Wanting more is impossible, but this goodbye might be the hardest thing he's ever done...

3.5 Stars

There aren't many books with disabled heroes out there. Plenty that deal with mental health illness, obviously also a disability, but not many with characters on wheelchairs, or as is the case here, missing a limb - leg - and needing prosthetics or crutches to go around. I am not one to go around asking for more diversity in my books because in all honesty it is often not done well and I prefer to have none than something done poorly. 
All that is to say that I wasn't too sure going in if I was going to like Rich, Rugged Racher. I don't ever expect works of fiction to be accurate, but some matters need to be treated with respect regardless. Writing about someone that served their country and got badly injured in the process is definitely one of those things. 
I think Clint was written beautifully. He is perfect, but he doesn't feel that way. Who would? Some people, like his own mother, are rather nasty about it and full of prejudice. Others, like our heroine Fee sees him for what he is, someone that overcame a hardship and is even better because of it.
Let's not forget this is a romance though, so there is plenty of 'lust at first sight' and 'too hot to handle' moments. The books was funny too, Fee is a firecracker and I found myself smiling at it all rather often. 
The only negative to me was the 2 (I think it was 2) chapters that focuses on someone else entirely. It is meant to be a set up for the next book, so I get it. But it felt out of place. I wasn't well embedded within Clint's and Fee's story. One moment I was reading their story, the next a chapter from a completely different book. They were small, so it was ok, but still wish they weren't there. 

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