Rescued by the Ranger
By: Dixie Lee Brown
Releasing September 8, 2015
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.
There's a lot going on in this novel, from family dramas, to romance, to intense danger and action. I enjoyed the story, with the many different layers in it, it kept the interest high, and the pages turning in rapid pace.
When Garrett finds out his father has been hiding the truth about his mother most of his life, he takes off on a road trip to get some answers. At the arrival to the resort, that his deceased mother owned with her sister, he meets a feisty Rachel, who is not afraid to step into a fight. It is obvious Rachel has some secrets, and is not ready to part with them to a total stranger.
The family drama in the story, from Garrett's mom and dad, the addiction, the past events, the half truths, and lies, the truth is revealed to a certain extent. It is painful, the hurt and resentment is deep, the lies have made an impact during the lifetime, Garrett and his brother Luke have some work to do, to find out the truth, what to believe in, and where to go from here.
While trying to find out what really happen to his mother, Garrett is enticed by the beautiful Rachel. The troubles seem to hunt her, and Garrett is more than ready to help her, protect her, and keep her safe.
Garrett is an honest, loyal, honorable, man with integrity. He is easy to like and admire, his dog, Cowboy, is just adorable. Rachel is a bit prickly, hiding from a crazy stalker for ten years has taken its toll, and trust doesn't come easy to her. She has her moments of light and fun, but mostly she carries the weight of the world with her, and is intense, understandably. But Garrett sees her as she is, her true self, and is falling hard for her, willing to do anything to keep her safe, and giving them a chance at a future together. And he has to fight for every step of the way for her and for her affections.
The danger, Rachel lives with is a continues strain on her, for ten years now. The danger is constant, looking over her shoulder tiresome, but to survive, that is what she has to do. And now her stalker, Jeremy, is right on her heels, and the hunt is on. It is scary, the fight against him is not just a mental battle, but this time he gets close enough for physical terror, as well. No one is safe, the race against time is on, and there's no much time on the clock.
I really hope there's a series coming out of this, since there are several things I am still wondering about, like how about Luke, Garrett's brother?!
The story is well written, interesting twists in the plot, lots of intriguing characters, and a dog you will fall in love with
~ Four Spoons
DIXIE LEE BROWN lives and writes in Central Oregon, inspired by what she believes is the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. She resides with two dogs and a cat, who make sure she never takes herself too seriously. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, movies, and trips to the beach.
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