Title: Summer at the Ranch
Author: Taylor Jade
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2021
Catalina’s world has just been flipped upside down.
At least, that’s how it feels to her.
Instead of spending the summer on the beach, getting a tan, and shopping with her best friend before starting college in the fall, she’s just been told she’s spending it on a ranch.
In the middle of a one-horse town.
She thinks things might look up because there’s a sinfully hot guy with a sexy southern drawl and killer good looks at the ranch.
But of course, they don’t. Xavier and Catalina can’t stand each other.
Catalina is one hundred percent sure that this is going to be the worst summer of her life.
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“Hi,” I squeaked, my cheeks becoming even redder. I was still trying to get over the shock of how breathtakingly handsome this guy was.
He grinned, and my heart skipped a beat. Oh, boy; I was in so much trouble with him.
“See something you like?” he asked cockily.
Oh, jeez. Lord, please help me.
I scoffed. “No.” But I didn’t think my voice was strong enough because he only rolled his eyes, his grin widening.
“Right. I’ll pretend you weren’t just checking me out.”
I glared at him, now slightly peeved which toned down some of the attraction I was feeling towards him. “I didn’t see anything I liked,” I snapped at him. He arched an eyebrow at me, his smile falling from his face. I shoved my hands into the pockets of my hoodie so he wouldn’t see them beginning to tremble. He was intimidating when he wasn’t smiling and flirting.
“I'm sorry,” I blurted. That eyebrow stayed arched as he grabbed the handle of one of my suitcases, his eyes never leaving my face. “I shouldn’t have been rude. I had a horrible day yesterday, and today has proven to be no better.”
He looked shocked that I had actually apologized, which made me frown. I knew I kind of looked like a snobby, rich kid, but that didn’t mean I acted like one. Besides, if his mom actually knew mine, then he probably knew the money my parents had. I couldn’t really blame him if he made that kind of assumption about me. Most people did.
“Hey,” he shrugged, “it’s no problem.” I reached down to grab my carry-on, but he quickly took it from me, shouldering it. “I’ll take care of these for you,” he told me, that smile back on his face that made my heart flutter. “Don’t want you having an even worse day,” he teased, lightening the mood. It even brought a smile to my face.
“I don't mean to sound stupid or anything,” I began, making him look over his shoulder at me as we walked towards the exit, “but my mom told me I was staying at her friend’s place, but I wasn’t told much else.”
He laughed. “My mom figured something like this was going to happen.” I relaxed a little. “You are staying with your mom's friend – my mom – so you'll also be staying with me.”
I stumbled a little, my eyes wide in disbelief.
I was going to need a lot of help to get through this summer living with a boy as sinfully gorgeous as Xavier.
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At 14 she published her first novel and then got wrapped up in the drama of life. Taylor Jade, twenty years old and already pursuing her dreams. Starting when she turned twelve Taylor wrote numerous stories for personal pleasure and school, always excelling when it came to essays. Writing is one of her many favorite hobbies where she can be herself and escape into another world, where there are no rules, as you make up your own.
After finishing her senior year, receiving an award for being the most passionate in her class for English, she decided it was time to publish again.
Living in Florida since the day she was born, Taylor hates the intense heat but loves chilly Florida winters.
Work, college, jet skiing, and water skiing are other hobbies that take up her busy schedule, amongst the writing.
Taylor began her writing career on a website called Wattpad. It went from reading numerous stories to posting her own. After finishing her second book she decided it was time to publish after all the reviews she got.
Now in 2021, she has published her first series that takes place in a town just like the one she lives in!