Rescued by the Ranger
Dixie Lee Brown
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Protecting those in trouble is what Army Ranger Garrett Harding does best. But after helping a feisty redhead toss a couple of losers from her Idaho bar, the woman is anything but grateful for his assistance—in fact, she seems to know him. Worse, she almost certainly hates him.
The only thing Rachel Maguire wants is to send this smart-mouthed, muscled military man packing. She knows Garrett has his own reasons for staying, so when he offers Rachel a deal—two days to prove his worth or he leaves—she reluctantly agrees. Despite wanting to loathe him, Rachel finds herself drawn to his quiet confidence…and the way he fills out a t-shirt.
But when Rachel receives a phone call from the past, everything changes. The stalker who destroyed her life ten years ago is closing in once more. Refusing to put anyone else in harm's way, Rachel hits the road hoping to lure danger away from those she loves. But Garrett won't leave this sexy spitfire to face her stalker alone. He'll do anything to protect her. Even if it means risking his life—and his heart.
danced into the room with an adorable alpha male, a furry sidekick and a huge helping of action.
My first choice for a read is not often romantic suspense, but when I am pulled into the story and can’t put it down, I start to question that decision. Dixie Lee Brown’s Rescued by the Ranger danced into the room with an adorable alpha male, a furry sidekick and a huge helping of action.
Garret was wounded in Iraq, and has returned to the states, only to discover that his estranged mother had died. He ventures to his mother’s ranch, hoping to discover the answers as to why he and his brother were abandoned. At the Cougar Ridge Ranch, Rachel has been quietly working and isn’t at all interested in making nice with Amanda’s sons. Of course, there are two sides to the story, and both Garret and Rachel have some seriously tangled situations in their family history.
From beginning to end, Brown develops the characters with care: releasing bits of information and displaying their own personal integrity as they come to know one another and find some common issues. When Rachel is threatened, the simple fact that Garret exists makes her feel more secure, and his willingness to put aside any of his own questions to help her resolve her past and learn to live safely in the now, you just can’t help but find him a near perfect man. Detailed, emotional and so perfectly plotted that every element falls in to the right place in exactly the right time, with insets from Cowboy and his fierce protective and loyal nature adds the perfect humanizing touch with a cold nose always in the midst of things.
A wonderfully fun read that brings chemistry, emotion and action into a hard to put down story!
I received an ARC copy of the title from the publisher via the Avon Addicts program. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility