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No one has ever taken Chad Radford seriously—not even himself. But when folks in town think his running for board of the cattleman’s union is nothing more than a joke, he realizes it’s time for a change. When the opportunity comes for him to be the hero to new-in-town single mom, Hannah Smith, who’s being harassed by a persistent ex, he takes it as a chance to prove to the No one has ever taken Chad Radford seriously—not even himself. But when folks in town think his running for board of the cattleman’s union is nothing more than a joke, he realizes it’s time for a change. When the opportunity comes for him to be the hero to new-in-town single mom, Hannah Smith, who’s being harassed by a persistent ex, he takes it as a chance to prove to the locals and his family that he can be responsible and trusted. To keep the creep away, Chad agrees to be Hannah’s fake boyfriend, and even he’s surprised how quickly people’s opinions of him change. This boyfriend stuff is pretty useful. Not to mention kind of nice. 
 All Hannah wants for her and her daughter is a quiet place to live, far away from the complete mess of her past. Trading in her high-powered career as a communications director for a job as a waitress is perfect. Everything is simple and straightforward until a sexy cowboy comes into her life. Being in a fake relationship with Chad is far more difficult than she’d thought it would be—especially when it starts feeling all too real. When her past starts to threaten her present, though, Hannah is faced with the most difficult decision of her life, one that could break the tenuous trust of a man she’s falling in love with…
 USA Today Bestseller Leslie North invites you to indulge in a heart-warming small town western romance with a smoking hot cowboy and the woman who tames him...


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No one has ever taken Chad Radford seriously—not even himself. But when folks in town think his running for board of the cattleman’s union is nothing more than a joke, he realizes it’s time for a change. When the opportunity comes for him to be the hero to new-in-town single mom, Hannah Smith, who’s being harassed by a persistent ex, he takes it as a chance to prove to the No one has ever taken Chad Radford seriously—not even himself. But when folks in town think his running for board of the cattleman’s union is nothing more than a joke, he realizes it’s time for a change. When the opportunity comes for him to be the hero to new-in-town single mom, Hannah Smith, who’s being harassed by a persistent ex, he takes it as a chance to prove to the locals and his family that he can be responsible and trusted. To keep the creep away, Chad agrees to be Hannah’s fake boyfriend, and even he’s surprised how quickly people’s opinions of him change. This boyfriend stuff is pretty useful. Not to mention kind of nice. 
 All Hannah wants for her and her daughter is a quiet place to live, far away from the complete mess of her past. Trading in her high-powered career as a communications director for a job as a waitress is perfect. Everything is simple and straightforward until a sexy cowboy comes into her life. Being in a fake relationship with Chad is far more difficult than she’d thought it would be—especially when it starts feeling all too real. When her past starts to threaten her present, though, Hannah is faced with the most difficult decision of her life, one that could break the tenuous trust of a man she’s falling in love with…
 USA Today Bestseller Leslie North invites you to indulge in a heart-warming small town western romance with a smoking hot cowboy and the woman who tames him...

30 review for The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend

  1. 5 out of 5

    Robin Louise

    This is book 3 and final book in the Radford Ranch brother series. Chad is the 3rd son and his story is very sweet and fast, great read 5 stars. Chad has just agreed to be a fake boyfriend to one of his sister in laws employee she is Hannah and she has a 4 year old daughter and she needs to protect her daughter from a ex of hers that she only dated a couple of times but he got agressive and possesive and started scaring her and now she felt uncomfortable around him and her work is started to kla This is book 3 and final book in the Radford Ranch brother series. Chad is the 3rd son and his story is very sweet and fast, great read 5 stars. Chad has just agreed to be a fake boyfriend to one of his sister in laws employee she is Hannah and she has a 4 year old daughter and she needs to protect her daughter from a ex of hers that she only dated a couple of times but he got agressive and possesive and started scaring her and now she felt uncomfortable around him and her work is started to klack because every time Tripp comes around she gets scared so Chad agrees to be her fake boyfriend so Tripp can just buz off. Also Hannais a wiz when it comes to social media and Chad can use her help to make him a good profile so he can run for the The Ranchers commisioner and his social standing is not good due to his running around all footsy foot and fancy free which has ended him up with a bad reputation, So both of them agree she will help him all he has to do is make sure Tripp stays her and her daughter safe, haha piece of cake Tripp is all buz and no sting anyways. Then Tripp does some PR snooping and finds out about her past and threatens her and Chad to ruin both of them if he does not resign himself to run for comissioner and let Tripp have it since he has decided to run against him and this truth of Hanna will come out and both of them will be destroyed so he insists Chad back off, So Chad goes to his older brothers and tells them what Tripp told him about Hanna ilegal past and she changed her name and of course Tripp makes it sound worse then it was so the brothers tell Chad go confront Hanna and ask her side of the story but also we are so ashamed that we pushed her on you to help you out and all along she has not been truthful with us about her past. It was a really bad story ion the news for weeks about the trial. And she should of told even her boss the truth. But anyways Chad confronts Hanna and she agrees to everything he has learned from Tripp and she said I am so sorry I was not up front with you, and I should of told you before nosy Tripp told you, so lets just end this now and hopefully you can still win because we have fixed your PR status and everyone has come around on your side and let Tripp know that it is over between us so he stops black mailing you. And hopefully you can move on from all my troubles and lies. Then he leaves and Hanna now needs to get the heck out of town because her reputation of PR genius has been once again tarnished. And her and her daughter need to leave and start new someplace even though she loves this place and every one here and she will miss so much her life here. Then a stranger comes threw the door and out of the blue he wants to hire her to be her pr person on his team as he is running for office 3 towns over and wants her to move their and he will help her in any way but then Hanna tels him wait you need to know my whole truth and who I really am then you decide if you still want me on your team. She tells him her truth he laughs and sys we all have our bagage we carry with us and hell yes I want you on my team so pack up and lets get you moved and to my town so we can get to work and you can help my team get me my win. In the mean time Chad just won and is so excited he can't wait to tell Hanna then his brothers and their wives bring him a book hanna made for him and wow it was beautiful she even used some of Chads own photography shots he took and then it hits him I love her and no way am I going to let her and my little bumble bea get away fgrom me. So he finally tells Hanna his truth and we get our HEA she agrees to stay and work from home to help with the politician to get his win which she does and she ends up opening her own PR business and we get all 3 of our Radford boys all happily ever after 5 stars Leslie your books and series are the best easy to read I usually start in the morning and by 10 or so at night I turn the last page and go to sleep with good thoughts your books always take the edge off. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Donna Repsher

    The Rancher's Fake Girlfriend is the third book in Leslie North's series about the Radford family, and the second one that I've read, but these novels are easily read as standalones. This one features Chad Radford (not fond of rhyming names), the youngest Radford brother, and while it was a fairly pleasant read, which started out well, there were a few things about it that prevented me from giving this novel more than a 3-star rating. Chad, who has a reputation as being quite a ladies' man, wants The Rancher's Fake Girlfriend is the third book in Leslie North's series about the Radford family, and the second one that I've read, but these novels are easily read as standalones. This one features Chad Radford (not fond of rhyming names), the youngest Radford brother, and while it was a fairly pleasant read, which started out well, there were a few things about it that prevented me from giving this novel more than a 3-star rating. Chad, who has a reputation as being quite a ladies' man, wants to become the new chairman of the Cattleman's Association, but his reputation as a man who has a long string of one-night stands is going to be a problem in getting the rest of the members of the association to take him seriously, but what can he do to change his image? His sister-in-law, Noelle, who runs the Magpie Café and Bakery, may have the answer--it's her newest employee, Hannah Smith, who also has a problem. Being new to town, Hannah went on several casual dates with Tripp Hamilton, a bully, who has become increasingly possessive and who is now actively stalking her. Since Noelle has noticed how creative and media-savvy Hannah is in advertising and promoting her bakery, she suggests that her brother-n-law start fake-dating Hannah, which will hopefully put an end to Tripp's stalking behavior, and who, in return, will help polish up Chad's reputation and promote his image as a committed, responsible adult who is well qualified to become the new chairman of the Cattleman's Association. Sounds simple, doesn't it? What neither Noelle or Chad knows is that Hannah is living under an assumed name and for good reason, and it's a reason she'd like to keep private. Nevertheless, as she begins revising Chad's image on social media, and acting as his girlfriend, she's slowly but surely including herself in the campaign as his girlfriend. Add into the mix Hannah's adorable, 4-year-old daughter, Aria, Chad's charming his way into both their lives, and into Hannah's bed, and you can see where the problem is going to arise from a mile away. My primary issue with this novel is that it seems I've read this plot many times before--nothing about it seemed new, original or fresh. Additionally, these characters remained rather two-dimensional to me from start to finish, lacking depth and development. For this reader, predictability in a romance novel is expected--you know going in that there will be an HEA ending in your future, but in this novel, that ending it was far too quick, given short-shrift, and also lacking depth, and if ever a novel needed an epilogue that looked ahead into the future of this couple, and adorable little Aria, it was this one. This novel is not poorly written, the author obviously has skills, but to this reader if felt rather rushed, and rather hollow. The characters seemed to have potential, but it was wasn't fully realized, which was a shame, because this story and its characters could have been given more depth, more complexity, and more drama, which would have set it apart from so many other similar stories in this particular trope. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this novel. The opinions expressed are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Knight Linda

    Chad Radford was the youngest sibling of the three Radford brothers, but no one took him seriously.. He had worked on ranches all over the United States including the Radford Ranch, but anytime he came up with a new idea everyone ignored him. The latest was the President of the local Cattleman Association was retiring, and Chad stated during the meeting he would like to be considered for the position. Everyone broke out in laughter with some even saying his oldest brother Jett would make a good Chad Radford was the youngest sibling of the three Radford brothers, but no one took him seriously.. He had worked on ranches all over the United States including the Radford Ranch, but anytime he came up with a new idea everyone ignored him. The latest was the President of the local Cattleman Association was retiring, and Chad stated during the meeting he would like to be considered for the position. Everyone broke out in laughter with some even saying his oldest brother Jett would make a good candidate. Jett had not been to a meeting in years to show you how important he thought they were. He stopped by the bakery his sister-in-law ran before heading home. Noelle wanted to know what was wrong with Chad that he was so down. He did not want to tell her, but he knew there would not be a minutes peace until he told her what was going on. She explained to him that he needed an image change. The older ranchers did not care for his playboy life style. He needed to present a more settled down to earth persona. About that time Chad started looking for the new employee, Hannah, that was out in front of the store writing specials on the chalkboard being harassed by Tripp Hamilton. She had made the mistake of going out with him a couple of times and now he thought he controlled her more of less. He would not take no for an answer. Chad went out to see if he could move him on somehow. With a little luck and a white lie Chad got Tripp moved on, before he too bid his good day. Afterwards, Noelle and the other employee of the bakery talked to Hannah about Tripp, and the only way to get rid of him was with a new guy. Then they talked about Chad needing a new image, that maybe they could help each other out. Noelle then invited Hannah and her daughter, Aria over to the ranch for family dinner that night with all the Radfords. Chad was not to happy in the beginning with the idea, but he agreed. Hannah immediately took over all the social media proceeding to change everything about Chad. She started telling the real story about him. He protected her against Tripp. They were all three getting closer all the time and enjoyed doing things together. There was one big problem Hannah's past that no one knew anything about. She had changed her name and came to Kingsley to start over. This was a real page turner. You will be up all night to finish this one for sure. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bookreviewgirl_xo

    Rating - 2.5/5 Chad wanted to be the Chairman of Cattlemen's Association but the members thought of his as an irresponsible playboy. Meanwhile, Hannah started over in the new town with her daughter, Aria after her terrible past experience with her ex, John. But the town weirdo, Tripp who was an obsessive prick got obsessed with Hannah. And not in a good way. But after Chad saved her from him one day, Noelle, Chad's sister-in-law and Hanna's boss, suggested that they should fake date. Well, it cou Rating - 2.5/5 Chad wanted to be the Chairman of Cattlemen's Association but the members thought of his as an irresponsible playboy. Meanwhile, Hannah started over in the new town with her daughter, Aria after her terrible past experience with her ex, John. But the town weirdo, Tripp who was an obsessive prick got obsessed with Hannah. And not in a good way. But after Chad saved her from him one day, Noelle, Chad's sister-in-law and Hanna's boss, suggested that they should fake date. Well, it could solve both of their problems. Everything was going well until Hannah's past caught up with her and feelings got involved. Things got so much complicated that Hannah and Chad's arrangement was off and Hannah was about to leave the town but Chad finally maned up and confessed his feelings. Okay, so Hannah went through a lot. But at some point in this book I wasn't feeling it. I mean I was searching for the emotional attachment and the connection between Chad and Hannah, but unfortunately I couldn't find it. They just seemed forced. Heck, even the little girl, Aria seemed forced to fit into the whole book. I loved the family moments though. After Chad learned about Hannah's past, the way he reacted seemed totally out of the way. He didn't really have the right to react like that when they weren't even in a relationship. Besides, he should've understand that after the whole thing she went through, it was hard for her to trust someone. Gah! Even the mayor seemed more understanding than him. By the way, I was looking forward to an epilogue which I didn't get. And I have a question. What the heck happened to Tripp? It's like he just vanished after telling Chad about Hannah's identity. WTH?

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Harris

    I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review. In this book we meet Hannah Smith and we get more of Chad Radford's story. Chad takes one look at Hannah in his sister-in-law Noelle's bakery. He wants to know a whole lot more about her but when Noelle mentions she is a single mother he thinks it just isn't in the cards for them. When he sees a local man named Tripp bothering her he knows he has to step in. That is when Noelle comes up with a plan. Get I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review. In this book we meet Hannah Smith and we get more of Chad Radford's story. Chad takes one look at Hannah in his sister-in-law Noelle's bakery. He wants to know a whole lot more about her but when Noelle mentions she is a single mother he thinks it just isn't in the cards for them. When he sees a local man named Tripp bothering her he knows he has to step in. That is when Noelle comes up with a plan. Get Chad and Hannah to fake date to get Tripp off of her back and Chad well he gets someone who can improve his image well enough to get him elected in the the chairman position in the Cattlemen's Association. Hannah can't believe the plan, but she wonders can she really pull it off without showing her hand as to who she used to be. See Hannah isn't really her real name but it is since an incident occurred in her last job. She had to not only move location but change her name just so it was safe for her and her daughter. There is something about Chad thought that no only has her wanting to help Chad but thinking she really must be careful or her secrets won't be the only thing on the line. Will these two find that HEA or will the secrets she is carrying be the end of it all again? This is another amazing story in this series. Each of the brothers can be read as a stand alone. But I would highly recommend them being read in order so not to reveal any secrets. This is one of those books you aren't sure your ready to read it yet but once you start it straps you down and won't let go till you read those two words "the end". I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Grove

    Amanda walked away from her old life. She had made some big mistakes and got involved with the wrong guy So she decides to take her daughter, Aria and leave. She chooses a new small town and a new name, Hannah. She changes from a high profile job to a waitress job. All she wants to do is live quietly with her daughter without letting people from her past know where she is. Her new life quickly develops problems. She went out with the wrong man and although she broke it off quickly, he won't leav Amanda walked away from her old life. She had made some big mistakes and got involved with the wrong guy So she decides to take her daughter, Aria and leave. She chooses a new small town and a new name, Hannah. She changes from a high profile job to a waitress job. All she wants to do is live quietly with her daughter without letting people from her past know where she is. Her new life quickly develops problems. She went out with the wrong man and although she broke it off quickly, he won't leave her alone. He is starting to worry her. Her friends have a solution. They want her to pretend date on of their brother-in-laws, Chad. He would be able to chase the other man away. She could also help him run for president of the Cattleman Association. She would help him convince people that he was more serious than they thought. Chad as always been known as a joker and being light-hearted. He had a lot of friends but it kept people from seeing him as a serious rancher. When he announced his intention to run for the presidency of the Cattleman's Association, everyone laughed. They didn't take him seriously. Now his sister-in-law has a proposition for him. One of her waitresses is being stalked by a jerk. They want Chad to pretend to be her boyfriend to chase the other guy away. It would help him because he would be seen as more settled to be dating a single mom seriously. Chad is very drawn to Hannah and she seems to know how to best portray him to the town. The problem is their feelings are becoming real and she is hiding some secrets. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    patrick Lorelli

    I WAS GIVEN THIS ARC FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. Book three in the Rancher’s series has the youngest brother at first help the new employee working for his sister-in-law at her bakery. When Chad Radford sees the local uppity Tripp Hampton giving Hannah Noelle’s new employee a rough time outside, he goes and puts himself in the middle. Never liking Tripp anyway. Tripp who had taken Hannah out a few times has become possessive with her and she does not like him being around her four-year-old daughter as I WAS GIVEN THIS ARC FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. Book three in the Rancher’s series has the youngest brother at first help the new employee working for his sister-in-law at her bakery. When Chad Radford sees the local uppity Tripp Hampton giving Hannah Noelle’s new employee a rough time outside, he goes and puts himself in the middle. Never liking Tripp anyway. Tripp who had taken Hannah out a few times has become possessive with her and she does not like him being around her four-year-old daughter as well. He just cannot take no for an answer. Afterward, she thanks Chad and goes inside. Here is when the story begins to take shape. Noelle comes up with the plan of her and Chad fake dating for he needs to change his look because he wants to run for the spot on the cattlemen’s board but no one is taking him seriously. That evening she and her daughter show up for dinner and later she tells him of the idea. He is not happy with it, but he does come around to the idea. He also begins to like being around Hannah and her daughter. Hannah begins to like him as well and neither wants to tell the other one just how much they like the other one. It is not until Tripp who found dirt from Hannah’s past wanting or hoping that Chad will drop out that the two of them must decide what they are going to do? A good story and I really liked the characters along with a different storyline with fake dating which was nice. Overall a good read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Hill

    The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend Leslie North Once a high-powered communications director who was caught up in her ex-boyfriend’s schemes, Hannah Smith changed her name, took their daughter Aria and moved to Kingsley to start a new life. Former playboy and rancher Chad Radford is trying to show the cattleman’s association that he has shrugged off his wild ways and is a serious contender to replace retiring chairman Ralph Evans but no one takes him seriously. Hannah can’t shake creepy obsessive ranch The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend Leslie North Once a high-powered communications director who was caught up in her ex-boyfriend’s schemes, Hannah Smith changed her name, took their daughter Aria and moved to Kingsley to start a new life. Former playboy and rancher Chad Radford is trying to show the cattleman’s association that he has shrugged off his wild ways and is a serious contender to replace retiring chairman Ralph Evans but no one takes him seriously. Hannah can’t shake creepy obsessive rancher Tripp Hamilton whom she dated a few times before realizing he is not worth her time. Chad needs Kingsley to see how committed he is as a cattleman and believes he can make a difference in the community. Hannah and Chad strike an agreement. Hannah agrees to be Chad’s fake girlfriend to protect her and Aria from Tripp. As she gets to know Chad, she realizes that he is really a great person. She uses her social media marketing skills so everyone can get to know the person he is now and that he is the right man for the job. As they work closely together and develop feelings for each other, Hannah’s past catches up with her and tests the limits of their relationship. This book grabs you from beginning to end. A small town western romance. Great book, very well written. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    kyla

    Chad wanted to run as a board of the cattleman's union but everyone did not take him seriously. Hannah wanted nothing but to get away from Tripp's possessiveness and run away from her past. In order for them to succeed, the two of them agreed to fake their relationship. With Chad to protect her from Tripp and Hannah to help him with his campaign, they both act passionately and almost real into their fake relationship. Will they be able to get what they want without falling for each other? Or wil Chad wanted to run as a board of the cattleman's union but everyone did not take him seriously. Hannah wanted nothing but to get away from Tripp's possessiveness and run away from her past. In order for them to succeed, the two of them agreed to fake their relationship. With Chad to protect her from Tripp and Hannah to help him with his campaign, they both act passionately and almost real into their fake relationship. Will they be able to get what they want without falling for each other? Or will one of them fall in love and ruin the plan? This story is actually good and I love the characters!! It is easy to read and quite short so if you're in a reading slump this will be the perfect story for you to read. The characters are lovely and perfect. The connection between the male lead, the female lead, and her daughter is amazing! I love a man who's great with kids, don't we all though? It is sexy and attractive when men are good at handling kids and have fun with them. The spiciness of this book is 2.5 out of 5 for me, I love the sneakiness of the main leads but this book doesn't show many details so it's kind of minor friendly which is great too! But I also have questions in mind about the plot but I'll keep it to myself for now because I don't wanna spoil so much. Overall, I still enjoyed the book! I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kimberlea Richardson

    Unlocking The Parts That Nobody Sees I was so excited to finally get to read Chad’s story, and it didn’t disappoint! It was so wonderful to see him finally become his own man, and finally live up to his true potential. We got glimpses of the different sides of him in the 1st two books, and it was nice to see all the changes that took place once he met Hannah. She, and her little girl Aria, turned his world upside down, but definitely in a way that he needed. She really helped him embrace who he r Unlocking The Parts That Nobody Sees I was so excited to finally get to read Chad’s story, and it didn’t disappoint! It was so wonderful to see him finally become his own man, and finally live up to his true potential. We got glimpses of the different sides of him in the 1st two books, and it was nice to see all the changes that took place once he met Hannah. She, and her little girl Aria, turned his world upside down, but definitely in a way that he needed. She really helped him embrace who he really was, and of course, she couldn’t help but admire all that she uncovered. Their relationship started out fake, but real feelings definitely made that a bit more complicated. Once secrets started coming out, could what they have stand up in the light of day, or would they both end up back where they started...all alone, with no one truly knowing who they really are. Such an awesome, realistic story, with characters that quickly get you invested in what their stories are. I cried at the end, because that’s how wonderfully perfect the emotions flow in this book! I received an advanced reading copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Fiona

    I loved this final book in the Radford ranch brother series! Chad has never been taken seriously by his brothers or anyone else in town. When he announces that he wants to run for board of the cattleman’s union everyone laughs at him, a suggestion is then made that maybe a fake girlfriend would help his image. Hannah works for Chad’s sister in law so when the idea is presented to her to become Chad’s fake girlfriend she agrees as she thinks it will help her too. What neither of them bargained fo I loved this final book in the Radford ranch brother series! Chad has never been taken seriously by his brothers or anyone else in town. When he announces that he wants to run for board of the cattleman’s union everyone laughs at him, a suggestion is then made that maybe a fake girlfriend would help his image. Hannah works for Chad’s sister in law so when the idea is presented to her to become Chad’s fake girlfriend she agrees as she thinks it will help her too. What neither of them bargained for was falling for each other no matter how much they try to deny it but when Hannah overhears Chad telling his brother everything is fake she realises she was just fooling herself. When something from her past threatens to destroy her life again she realises there is nothing for her here, particularly when Chad knows the truth about her and has ghosted her, she has no choice but to move on despite the heartbreak. A really great read. I loved the characters in this book and I think Chad is my favourite from the brothers. Loved this series and loved the happily ever after. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shoshanah Lila

    3.5**** Concepts of trust/betrayal, adult bully/"witness protection", partners to lovers, individual vs. public opinion, risk, are explored. The main characters either choose to grow in maturity by showing their true character (Chad & Hannah) and helping others, or they don't as in the case of two antagonists Tripp and chat app flammers who are either chimming in on a situation they have not properly researched or willing to put others down to make themselves seem more important. This story illust 3.5**** Concepts of trust/betrayal, adult bully/"witness protection", partners to lovers, individual vs. public opinion, risk, are explored. The main characters either choose to grow in maturity by showing their true character (Chad & Hannah) and helping others, or they don't as in the case of two antagonists Tripp and chat app flammers who are either chimming in on a situation they have not properly researched or willing to put others down to make themselves seem more important. This story illustrates how popular "trial in media" can ruin a family's life. Even if retractions are posted, those are less likely to be read as opposed to the original malicious posts. Moral of the story? THINK long and hard before posting that ugliness. Thank you Ms. North for including the cyber bullying aspect. We see this in teen stories, but there are adults out in cyber space that could use the reminder also. Deep stuff if readers are willing to look for it. Cowboy, HEA, starting over. I read a KU copy of this book. I found out about it on Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Maggi West

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Redford brothers and the women who capture their hearts. This is about Chad Radford, the youngest brother who is known to be the fun, footloose and fancy free one. When a position on the Cattleman’s Association commission becomes available, Chad was that position but when he announces he is running for it, the others just laugh at him. He needs help changing his image and is so happens that an employee of his sister-in-law needs help with an ex who doe I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Redford brothers and the women who capture their hearts. This is about Chad Radford, the youngest brother who is known to be the fun, footloose and fancy free one. When a position on the Cattleman’s Association commission becomes available, Chad was that position but when he announces he is running for it, the others just laugh at him. He needs help changing his image and is so happens that an employee of his sister-in-law needs help with an ex who doesn’t take no for an answer is is stalking her. Hannah and her 4 yr old daughter Aria are new to Kingsley where she’s looking for a new start in life. The two decide to help each other out, Hannah will help with his campaign and he will be her fake boyfriend to protect her from Tripp a real bully. A heartwarming storyline and wonderful characters that are believable and entertaining. Loved this series and hate to see it end. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Raecharmed

    Hannah is a single mom and has a stalker from just going out with a guy twice. Chad is a rancher and when he learns about what's going on with his sister-in-law's employee he offers to help her. They come up with a plan to pretend to be dating to get the guy to leave Hannah alone. When Chad learns about what Hannah can do he asks for her help with his running for the Rancher's Commissioner. Hannah agrees to help him and sets up about getting his social standing in good with the community. Its no Hannah is a single mom and has a stalker from just going out with a guy twice. Chad is a rancher and when he learns about what's going on with his sister-in-law's employee he offers to help her. They come up with a plan to pretend to be dating to get the guy to leave Hannah alone. When Chad learns about what Hannah can do he asks for her help with his running for the Rancher's Commissioner. Hannah agrees to help him and sets up about getting his social standing in good with the community. Its not long before things turn for pretend to very real between them. Then things get even more complicated when the guy Chad was protecting her from tried to destroy everything she was helping Chad achieve. Will Hannah leave Chad to save him from her mistakes? Will Chad see that Hannah is the one for him before its too late? This is a great story that will captivate you from beginning to end. This is a well written and very entertaining story. I would recommend this book to any book lover. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Wanda

    Chad Redford is the youngest brother and is the person no one takes seriously. He’s embraced this and even though he works hard on the family ranch he finds plenty of time to live up to his goofy playboy reputation. Hanna Smith is new to town working at Magpie Bakery (owned by Noelle Radford, The oldest Radford) Jett’s wife. When the local creeper Tripp sets his sights on Hannah after a couple of uncomfortable dates that Hannah ended seeing him over, Tripp starts stalking her. At the same time C Chad Redford is the youngest brother and is the person no one takes seriously. He’s embraced this and even though he works hard on the family ranch he finds plenty of time to live up to his goofy playboy reputation. Hanna Smith is new to town working at Magpie Bakery (owned by Noelle Radford, The oldest Radford) Jett’s wife. When the local creeper Tripp sets his sights on Hannah after a couple of uncomfortable dates that Hannah ended seeing him over, Tripp starts stalking her. At the same time Chad decides he wants to run forChairman of the Cattlemens Association and basically laughed out of the meeting because no one takes him seriously. The two decide to fake a relationship to get Tripp off Hannas back and to help the community see that Chad is much more than his goofy playboy persona. Of course lines are lured between fake and real quickly and Hannah has some very deep secretes from her past she is running/hiding from. Can fake turn real and last once her past is exposed? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelly DeMarco

    Becoming who they were meant to be The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend (Radford Ranch Brothers Book 3) by Leslie North is a wonderful romance with a sweet single mom and her adorable daughter. Chad is lucky in more than one way when his sister-in-law sets him and Hannah up. Their fake relationship benefits them both, while Chad reaps the most significant and visible rewards. The plot is engaging and centers around the small town and community events featuring Chad and Hannah together along with little A Becoming who they were meant to be The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend (Radford Ranch Brothers Book 3) by Leslie North is a wonderful romance with a sweet single mom and her adorable daughter. Chad is lucky in more than one way when his sister-in-law sets him and Hannah up. Their fake relationship benefits them both, while Chad reaps the most significant and visible rewards. The plot is engaging and centers around the small town and community events featuring Chad and Hannah together along with little Aria. Hannah’s secret adds an element of mystery, suspense and emotional upheaval. Overall, this final book in the Radford Ranch Brothers series is a HEA for Hannah and Chad; their ready made family and each of their professional lives as well. Best of all, if you read the first two books (not necessary) updates on the other two Radford Brothers is a wonderful added element. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily sharing my review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ellen Mills

    Beautiful love story with a touch of drama. Have loved reading the Radford brothers stories Chad & Hannah's had me hooked from the start. Hannah agreed to a mutual arrangement with Chad she would help him with his campaign & he would become her fake boyfriend to get creepy Tripp away from her. As time went on they ended up giving into the hot sexual chemistry Hannah's feelings for Chad started to feel real & her daughter Aria loved him aswell but after overhearing him telling his brother it was a Beautiful love story with a touch of drama. Have loved reading the Radford brothers stories Chad & Hannah's had me hooked from the start. Hannah agreed to a mutual arrangement with Chad she would help him with his campaign & he would become her fake boyfriend to get creepy Tripp away from her. As time went on they ended up giving into the hot sexual chemistry Hannah's feelings for Chad started to feel real & her daughter Aria loved him aswell but after overhearing him telling his brother it was all fake to him she was devestated. However just when she thought her life couldn't get any worse her past & secrets were discovered threatening to ruin the new start of the new life she had made for her & Aria. I get that Chad was upset but I was really sad that everything was over for them as he couldn't trust her after she didn't share her secret with him as they made a perfect family. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    The Ranchers Fake Girlfriend is Chad the last of the Radford brothers story. Chad is the youngest and the one that everyone thinks is irresponsible. When Chad decides that it’s time to do something for himself and wants to run for the Cattleman’s Association no one takes him seriously. He decides that he needs to change his image so he will be taken seriously. The solution a girlfriend, and who better to fill the position then Hannah. She is a single mom, new to the town working in Chad’s sister The Ranchers Fake Girlfriend is Chad the last of the Radford brothers story. Chad is the youngest and the one that everyone thinks is irresponsible. When Chad decides that it’s time to do something for himself and wants to run for the Cattleman’s Association no one takes him seriously. He decides that he needs to change his image so he will be taken seriously. The solution a girlfriend, and who better to fill the position then Hannah. She is a single mom, new to the town working in Chad’s sister in laws bakery and Chad is attracted to her. Hannah needs help to get a guy she dated a few times to leave her alone so the fake relationship will help her. Hannah’s daughter Aria likes Chad and the fake relationship begins to get complicated. Add to that a past that Hannah is hiding that catches up to her and you get one messed up situation!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Lewendon

    This book focuses on Chad, the happy playful brother who no one takes seriously because they don’t think he takes life seriously. Now that he has the opportunity to head their Cattleman’s Association, in order to win the position, he needs everyone to see the side of himself he’s hidden. Hannah’s hiding from the mistakes of her past. Agreeing to an exchange of favors with Chad may mean she needs to open Pandora’s box in return for his help with a pushy date who won’t take “no” for an answer. The This book focuses on Chad, the happy playful brother who no one takes seriously because they don’t think he takes life seriously. Now that he has the opportunity to head their Cattleman’s Association, in order to win the position, he needs everyone to see the side of himself he’s hidden. Hannah’s hiding from the mistakes of her past. Agreeing to an exchange of favors with Chad may mean she needs to open Pandora’s box in return for his help with a pushy date who won’t take “no” for an answer. The chemistry is easy to see between this pair and the sweet family moments in this book were my absolute favorite scenes. I kind of hate that this is the last book in the series. I’ve gone and fallen in love with all the Radford brothers and their new families. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book through Booksprout.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Korkoi

    From Protecting To Love - When single mother Hannah moved to town, no one knew she was hiding a very big secret. Unfortunately, she inadvertently inherited a stalker after going out on a few dates with one of the men in town. Chad was the towns renowned playboy, but he wanted to run for office and knew he had to revamp his image. They came to an agreement to help each other, but their relationship imploded when the stalker threatened to expose Hannah’s secret. This story will take you through so From Protecting To Love - When single mother Hannah moved to town, no one knew she was hiding a very big secret. Unfortunately, she inadvertently inherited a stalker after going out on a few dates with one of the men in town. Chad was the towns renowned playboy, but he wanted to run for office and knew he had to revamp his image. They came to an agreement to help each other, but their relationship imploded when the stalker threatened to expose Hannah’s secret. This story will take you through so many emotions, that you will feel like you are part of the story as you turn the pages. This is an engaging, well written, emotionally deep and unexpectedly entertaining story, that you won’t want to miss reading. I received an advanced copy of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Elaine A

    The third book in the Radford brothers series. Chad is the youngest brother. He want to start working with the Cattleman’s Association so he can “modernize” some their processes. Hannah is new to town and trying to settle her and her daughter into a life there but she is being bothered by Tripp, one of the local ranchers who thinks she should date him. But he is not a kind person and she is not ready to settle down. Her past has her in no hurry to commit to another man. Hannah has a past she is The third book in the Radford brothers series. Chad is the youngest brother. He want to start working with the Cattleman’s Association so he can “modernize” some their processes. Hannah is new to town and trying to settle her and her daughter into a life there but she is being bothered by Tripp, one of the local ranchers who thinks she should date him. But he is not a kind person and she is not ready to settle down. Her past has her in no hurry to commit to another man. Hannah has a past she is keeping secret. Can these two help each other without becoming involved since neither wants an involvement at this point? When Chad learns about Hannah’s past, will he be able to see past what she did or will he turn against her. How does Hannah handle telling people of the town about her past? A good read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karen L Ledee

    4.5***** stars. Chad has always been the youngest freewheeling brother with the player reputation. So it becomes a big surprise to his family and the town that he wants to lead their cattlemen’s association in a fresh new direction. To boost his credibility, he makes a deal with Hannah that he will protect her from an unwanted suitor in exchange to be his fake girlfriend. Hannah is new in town for a new start with her young daughter, but she has a big secret. Will she reveal it before it’s too l 4.5***** stars. Chad has always been the youngest freewheeling brother with the player reputation. So it becomes a big surprise to his family and the town that he wants to lead their cattlemen’s association in a fresh new direction. To boost his credibility, he makes a deal with Hannah that he will protect her from an unwanted suitor in exchange to be his fake girlfriend. Hannah is new in town for a new start with her young daughter, but she has a big secret. Will she reveal it before it’s too late? Interesting story about the baby Radford, playboy brother. Nicely written and interesting how the “fake” situation influences the townspeople. Also how the secret is handled when it’s discovered and comes to light. Very enjoyable book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book

  23. 5 out of 5

    L H

    Chad is the youngest of the Radford brothers and he is easy going which leads to folks in town not taking him seriously. He thinks it is time for that to change especially as it is affecting his candidacy to head the Cattleman's Association. So he decides to use chivalry to help change his image and he sets out to use a good deed to his advantage. Hannah is new in town and she is a single mom in need of a buffer from a suitor who won't take no thank you for an answer. So she allows Chad to pose Chad is the youngest of the Radford brothers and he is easy going which leads to folks in town not taking him seriously. He thinks it is time for that to change especially as it is affecting his candidacy to head the Cattleman's Association. So he decides to use chivalry to help change his image and he sets out to use a good deed to his advantage. Hannah is new in town and she is a single mom in need of a buffer from a suitor who won't take no thank you for an answer. So she allows Chad to pose as her fake boyfriend. Win-win. What starts as convenience turns into more but there are things in Hannah's past that could derail things. Will they be able to keep on track when Chad learns about these things? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    Fake to Forever! This is about Chad, Hannah/Amanda and Aria. Noelle comes up with a bright idea of having Chad and Hannah in a fake relationship to help each other out. Hannah is new in town with her little girl Aria as she is escaping her own past. Both Chad and Hannah need to help each other as Hannah has been harassed by Tripp who she went out with a couple of times, but now she can’t seem to get rid of him. Chad on the other hand needs to look more presentable to the committee he is trying t Fake to Forever! This is about Chad, Hannah/Amanda and Aria. Noelle comes up with a bright idea of having Chad and Hannah in a fake relationship to help each other out. Hannah is new in town with her little girl Aria as she is escaping her own past. Both Chad and Hannah need to help each other as Hannah has been harassed by Tripp who she went out with a couple of times, but now she can’t seem to get rid of him. Chad on the other hand needs to look more presentable to the committee he is trying to lead, but all the members see is his playboy ways. I love the way Chad transform with Aria but when Tripp discovers something about Amanda/Hannah, things are not what they seem, and Chad has to decided what will happen next. As always it has a happy ending! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Claudia

    Hannah is new in town and happy to have found work at the bakery. Her only problem is Trip, a man who cannot take a "NO". To protect Hannah, her boss comes up with the idea of asking her brother-in-law Chad to be her fake boyfriend, to discourage Trip. But she also wants to help Chad, who needs to improve his public image, as he wants to run for the Cattleman Association. Hannah realizes soon that Chad is a lot more than what the town gives him credit for and helps to show him in a good light. B Hannah is new in town and happy to have found work at the bakery. Her only problem is Trip, a man who cannot take a "NO". To protect Hannah, her boss comes up with the idea of asking her brother-in-law Chad to be her fake boyfriend, to discourage Trip. But she also wants to help Chad, who needs to improve his public image, as he wants to run for the Cattleman Association. Hannah realizes soon that Chad is a lot more than what the town gives him credit for and helps to show him in a good light. Being together also brings feelings that both are not sure how to handle.... An entertaining, well-written romance. Nothing specifically outstanding, but a solid story that will give the reader a few hours of fun and relaxation. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Charmaine Nouwen

    The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend by Leslie North is an interesting,heartwarming and enjoyable western romance story of Chad and Hannah..Chad the younger Radford brother,funny and womannizer.Hannah is a single mom, move to a small town for a fresh start far away from all the messes of her past,Trading in her high-powered career as a communications director for a job as a waitress is perfect and simple.. being harassed by a persistent ex is not good,so when a sexy cowboy hekp her pretending to her bo The Rancher’s Fake Girlfriend by Leslie North is an interesting,heartwarming and enjoyable western romance story of Chad and Hannah..Chad the younger Radford brother,funny and womannizer.Hannah is a single mom, move to a small town for a fresh start far away from all the messes of her past,Trading in her high-powered career as a communications director for a job as a waitress is perfect and simple.. being harassed by a persistent ex is not good,so when a sexy cowboy hekp her pretending to her boyfriend To keep the creep away... When her past starts to threaten her present, though, Hannah is faced with the most difficult decision of her life, one that could break the tenuous trust of a man she’s falling in love with… I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kari Hansen

    Chad wants to become a member of the Cattleman’s Union board however the one obstacle in his way is people’s perception of him due to his past. His sister in-law suggests that Hannah, one of the employees at the bakery she owns, might be the solution as a pretend relationship with her will give him the stability he needs to convince people he is the right candidate for the job. Hannah is a single mother with a past she is trying to escape. She and Chad come to an arrangement as a pretend relation Chad wants to become a member of the Cattleman’s Union board however the one obstacle in his way is people’s perception of him due to his past. His sister in-law suggests that Hannah, one of the employees at the bakery she owns, might be the solution as a pretend relationship with her will give him the stability he needs to convince people he is the right candidate for the job. Hannah is a single mother with a past she is trying to escape. She and Chad come to an arrangement as a pretend relationship will convince Tripp, a man she was dating, that she has moved forward with her life and that he needs to as well. As they spend time together the chemistry between them ignites but will her past destroy their futures? This is a heartwarming story about love, family and new beginnings.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Marlowe

    Hannah and her daughter, Aria, have recently moved to Kingsley. Hannah needed to get away from her previous life. She's working for Noelle (see The Rancher’s Pregnant Fake Fiancée) at the bakery. Chad, the youngest Radford, always feels the odd one out, no one sees him as anything other than a clown and a womaniser. He wants to become chair of the local ranch community. Noelle suggests that Hannah and Chad get together, Hannah to help people see Chad in another way and Chad to help Hannah with he Hannah and her daughter, Aria, have recently moved to Kingsley. Hannah needed to get away from her previous life. She's working for Noelle (see The Rancher’s Pregnant Fake Fiancée) at the bakery. Chad, the youngest Radford, always feels the odd one out, no one sees him as anything other than a clown and a womaniser. He wants to become chair of the local ranch community. Noelle suggests that Hannah and Chad get together, Hannah to help people see Chad in another way and Chad to help Hannah with her unwanted ex. Then Hannah's past seems to be coming back to haunt her. A great read and last in the series from Leslie. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Moser

    This is the last of the Radford brothers, Chad's story. He's the one no one thinks is responsible. He wants to run for the Cattleman's Association and needs to show he's serious. Hannah is trying to get rid of a guy she dated. They agree to help each other and have a fake relationship. This is their story. The author brings strong characters and weaves an entertaining story. She moves it fluidly with her detailed and descriptive writing , painting her scenes perfectly. Their chemistry is hot and This is the last of the Radford brothers, Chad's story. He's the one no one thinks is responsible. He wants to run for the Cattleman's Association and needs to show he's serious. Hannah is trying to get rid of a guy she dated. They agree to help each other and have a fake relationship. This is their story. The author brings strong characters and weaves an entertaining story. She moves it fluidly with her detailed and descriptive writing , painting her scenes perfectly. Their chemistry is hot and I enjoyed watching them come together. I loved reading their story and would recommend this book/series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

    Hannah is being harassed and Chad needs to improve his image so they enter a fake relationship. Chad visits his sister-in-law Noelle at her bakery after a bad meeting of the Cattleman's Association where the chairman lets it be know he plans on stepping down but when Chad tenders the idea of entering the race to replace him they had all laughed at him. Noelle's most recent hire Hannah comes through with the board to put outside but as she starts writing on it she gets harassed by Tripp another ra Hannah is being harassed and Chad needs to improve his image so they enter a fake relationship. Chad visits his sister-in-law Noelle at her bakery after a bad meeting of the Cattleman's Association where the chairman lets it be know he plans on stepping down but when Chad tenders the idea of entering the race to replace him they had all laughed at him. Noelle's most recent hire Hannah comes through with the board to put outside but as she starts writing on it she gets harassed by Tripp another rancher so Chad heads out until he leaves. Noelle suggests that they fake a relationship to help his image and keep Tripp away at the same time. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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