* Review * STAKING A CLAIM by Janice Maynard

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* Review * STAKING A CLAIM by Janice MaynardStaking a Claim by Janice Maynard
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Ranchers and Rivals #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on April 26, 2022
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It’s a Lone Star matchmaking twin swap!

As a favor to his identical twin, Joshua Banks agrees to pose as his brother. The switch is supposed to last for just one “date” with Layla Grandin, their childhood friend. But dinner soon leads to much, much more. Trust is everything to Layla—she’s been burned before and secrets are destroying her ranching family. If Joshua stands any chance of staking a claim on relationship-wary Layla, the Texan has to confess so much more than his true identity. And risk losing more than he ever imagined…


Intriguing kickoff to a brand new Texas Cattleman’s Club spin-off! The first in the Ranchers and Rivals series is easy to sink your teeth into from the start. Various families and their members are introduced and is a tad overwhelming, but the groundwork is lain for the scandal that is about to rock this town. I’m looking forward to watching how the series plays out for sure.

Joshua is newly back in Royal and drama already seems to be attaching itself to him when his twin gets him mixed up in a touchy situation right off the bat.

Layla is a fun character and I enjoyed watching her relationship with Josh grow.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Texas Cattleman’s Club saga as each branch of mystery takes us on a journey of power, scandal and lust.


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