She needed a miracle.
She got a Texas Ranger.
Vivian Watts’s mission to prove her brother’s innocence has left her destitute and desperate. So when Texas Ranger Slate Thompson arrives with his knock-me-out blue eyes and belief in her case, she dares to hope again…until her apartment is burned to the ground. Slate offers refuge at his ranch, but when evidence suggests police corruption is at play, can he face down his own to protect her?
Texas Brothers of Company B
I'm trying not gush all over this review but honestly, I don't care because I loved this story. It is unique, very creepy while putting the danger into a new level of scary. It is heart-wrenchingly sad with the exploitation of those we only should honor and respect, it is entertaining and heart-warming with the tight brotherhood the Rangers demonstrate with each encounter, and it is adorably sweet and sexy with the attraction and palpable connection between the hero and the heroine.
Vivian Watts is an amazing hero. An army vet who grew up in the system and went to college after the service, then had a great internship in one of the top companies in Miami - and she left everything behind and went to serve tables at the 'chicken wing' restaurant with a half a t-shirt on to support her brother while falsely accused of murder. She is tough, independent, yet resilient. She is smart, capable, and able to defend herself and carry her load of responsibility. She has been dealt a rough hand but she is handling it, and I admired her, liked her, and respected her immensely.
Texas Ranger Slate Thompson is the true deal, a cowboy with a sense of honor and serve deep in his blood. He is kind, caring, and protective, yet not overbearing. What I like most about the Company B Rangers is that they are not perfect. They actually are in quite a trouble with their intuitions and action out of order, like they are walking the tightrope with no security net. They have each other's backs and when the bush comes to shove, the company ultimately has theirs.
The disturbing crimes that they are investigating, the false murder case against Vivian's brother, and the alarming troubles with the local vets who are being treated at the sleep clinic were all together so frighteningly ghoulish that I still don't what to think. Can minds be manipulated like that? Can we be programmed to act against our loved ones by a hypnotism or some kind of drugs? The indications of these terrifying crimes against the vulnerable vets coming to seek help from those who they should be able to trust gave me chills.
Action, investigation, battles of minds and assaults by strangers, life and death situations, and sweet, ardent romance that has a spark and passion, I enjoyed the story, each moment of it, so smoothly flowing and tightening everything so well together it was impossible to put down. I am telling you, the Rangers have started the year with a bang, and I am loving it. Can't wait for the next book in the series!
~ Five Spoons
Texas Brothers of Company B
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