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Peek Inside Rising Assets

Melanie Jacobs’s chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is her best friend, sexy cowboy Colton Freeze, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are blurred. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement destroy everything they once shared?

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A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Extra-Spicy/Erotic category.

Friends with benefits was never the plan…

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.

Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.

Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?



"An enjoyable and heartfelt read with wonderful characters and some scorching hot sexy times. Oh, sweet anticipation for more. There is nothing better." --Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

"Rising Assets will have your blood pressure skyrocketing...In the best way." --Tori McCallister

"A story of family, friendship and love makes for one heart-warming, sizzling, spectacular read! I could not put this book down!" - Talking Books

"This story was deliciously written, I totally fell in love with Colton's and Mel's characters." -Anne-Marie Buchner "hooked on BDB"

"It was definitely a book that left me with a smile on my face and made me happy that I read it. Entertaining reading at its best."--Smitten with Reading

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622665396
Series: Maverick Montana, Book 3
Release Date: Mar 31, 2014
Page Count: 250
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, cowboys, law enforcement/firemen, multi-cultural
Tropes: friends to lovers

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By • Lisa • March 31, 2014


***Release day Sale just 0.99 pennies!!***


This series is pure comfort reading, the family life, the romance, the cowboy theme all equate to well spent reading moments. The only question I have for myself is, why did it take me so long to read a novel by this author? If her braz ...more

By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ March 26, 2014

4 Sweet and Sexy Cowboy Stars

Friends with benefits was never the plan...

This was not my first book by Rebecca Zanetti, but it was the first book I read for this series. I'm a sucker for a steamy friends to lovers story, and this one delivered it in spades. You get a sexy cowboy, a sassy ...more

By ♥Rachel♥ April 11, 2014

I read Rising Assets immediately after a really depressing and frustrating read, thinking that I needed something hot, fun, and passionate with very little drama or angst to get me back into a decent mood. Rising Assets was that and much more being one of my favorite types of romance: friends-to-lov ...more

By Claire March 31, 2014

4.5 - Hot Cowboy Stars!

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The Lodge/Freeze brothers and the whole Maverick Montana series as a whole are definitely up there in my top 5 Series.

Reasons as to why –

• Smooth talking, dirty action, hard working Cowboys with hearts of gold.
• Sassy, independent, ...more

By Wendy'sThoughts March 29, 2014

4 Push/Pull of Friends, Dash of Ticking Clock, Just feels Right Stars * * * *

Mother Nature played some serious tricks when she set up the ways of the world. She made it possible for us to have offsprings yet she also said there was a time limit for us, women....She didn't do that with the male... no ...more

By Kathleen March 31, 2014

Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4.5 Stars
Ending ~ 5 Happy Stars!
Overall Rating ~ 5 Stars

OH MY! I LOVED this book from the first to the last page! The story line was FANTASTIC! The character ...more

By Kathie (katmom) March 31, 2014


I was shocked to discover that I haven't read the first books in this series. I've been caught up reading Ms. Zanetti's paranormal books. That didn't stop me from really enjoying Rising Assets. It takes skill to get a new reader caught up on the world that you're writing about, and ...more

By Lori March 14, 2014

Colton and Melanie were always meant for each other but they were the only ones who didn't know that. They town had a bet going on when they'd finally realize they were in love. And they were not above helping or hindering them to win the bet. Colton had a life plan and Melanie was working against t ...more

By Jamie April 08, 2014

Sexy and sweet! Can't go wrong with this series for a quick fun ride! ...more

By Anna-marie March 18, 2014

“But our lives start with a we”

Rising Assets Book #3 of Maverick Montana Series Rebecca Zanetti

Wow this series only gets better. Didn’t think it possible. I love Rebecca Zanetti’s writing and we waited a long time for our Maverick Montana fix to be sated. Let me tell you the wait was so worth it.

Thi ...more

By Christi March 31, 2014

My Review:
Yes, this is number 3, but this is the first book I've read in this series and I really liked it. It definitely works as a stand alone. I didn't feel like I missed out on anything by not having read the other two first. And it's a friends to lovers trope which hands-down is my favorite. Th ...more

By Jackie March 30, 2014

*ARC Courtesy of Brazen/Entangled*

So the questing I have to ask, is there anything better than a cowboy??? And the answer to that is yes, yes there is....In this hot little series, you not only get the cowboy package but these hot brothers are also lawyer, sheriffs and CEO's.....oh and did I mention ...more

By Nicola March 28, 2014

It’s official. I want to live in Montana. Because these men put the Mmmm in the place. Rebecca Zanetti doesn’t disappoint with her third book in the Maverick Montana series. If you were partial to a bit of fun with Jake Against the Wall and found your happy place Under the Covers with Quinn, then yo ...more

By Kodie November 19, 2015

It has to be said that colton and Mel are my fav characters so far!!

Mel was beautiful stubborn fiesty and proud. Even though she was going through a really ruff time emotionally and financially she didn't ask for help, instead she tried to carry on making the best of the situation she was in!
Colton ...more

By Janey March 31, 2014

ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..

This is the 3rd book in the Maverick Montana series, and stars the hunky bean counter, Colton Freeze. He is the half brother of Jake and Quinn Lodge, who appeared in the first 2 books of this series.

This is a friends to lovers s ...more

By Sony March 18, 2014

Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. That means I had to finish that "one more chapter" before lights out.

If you haven't read the first two books, Against the Wall and Under the Covers, you should really read them first. This is the third book in the series as with the other two books ...more

By Megan April 08, 2014

I really wish I could have been there for the hospital break out!!! Loved Colton's story, now we just need Hawk's....and if he could stay in the hospital gown that would be great!! ...more

By Jessica April 02, 2014

Fab book! I loved the characters and their chemistry :) this book was a super quick read, flowed very well. Can't go wrong with these tribe men :) ...more

By Jan March 31, 2014

If you like friends-to-lovers romances, you'll love this one. Lots of emotion, very well written and an ending that leaves you all warm and happy inside. Looking forward to Hawk's story! ...more

By Ivana August 03, 2016

Melanie, Colton, and Hawk have been best friends while growing up in the small town of Mineral Lake, Montana. Melanie is a rancher that has her own ranch, left to her by her grandfather after his recent death. She didn't have any family growing up except her grandpa but she had close friends in Colt ...more

By Sarah April 07, 2014

Colton, Melanie and Hawk have been best friends for years, the three of them have always been inseparable but no matter how close they all are there has always been a special bond between Colt and Melanie. Melanie has always been able to turn to Colt and Hawk with any problem in the past but for the ...more

By Thenia May 14, 2019

The story of Melanie and Colton, who grew up as best friends along with Hawk.

When Colton realizes that Melanie has been in trouble but did not confide in him or ask for his help, he's less than pleased with her. He is determined to help her, whether she likes it or not, but is surprised by the attra ...more

By Malinda July 07, 2016

3.5-4 stars

***Spoiler warning - I'm going to tell what Melanie's secret is***

This was a pretty good story. I liked Melanie and Colton and while their story wasn't perfect, it was engaging and I did enjoy it.

Melanie is a rancher that has her own ranch, left to her by her grandfather after his recent ...more

By Yvette March 16, 2014

It is the mark of a truly great Brazen book that you can’t help but wish every side character is a prospective future protagonist. Having a large family or group of friends isn’t always enough, as I discovered with Rebecca Zanetti’s Maverick Montana series, which is currently on its third installmen ...more

By Hannah July 08, 2017

Book three in the Maverick Montana series Rising Assets is a sexy and heartwarming story about two best friends finally realizing they were meant for each other. This Contemporary Romance is one of my favorite type to read. I love small towns, big friendly families, and cowboys who are more than jus ...more

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Rebecca Zanetti

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes contemporary romances, dark paranormal romances, and romantic suspense novels.

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