Title: Her Secret Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #2)
Author: Donna Michaels
Publisher: Lovestruck, Entangled Publishing
Expected Publishing Date: March 6, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3 Stars
By-the-book event planner Beth Brannigan’s best friend dared her to kiss a cowboy. She should have said no. Instead, she said please…again and again. If her brother finds out she’s dating—okay, kissing—okay, sleeping with—one of his military buddies, he’ll kill her. Assuming he doesn’t kill his friend first.
Former Army Ranger Brick Mitchum isn’t a relationship kind of guy. But then he meets Beth and starts to wonder if maybe it’s time he settled down. She’s mysterious. Unpredictable. Curvy in every way he needs… And hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
In need of something to read that would spike up body temperature? You might want to consider Her Secret Ranger. The heat-o-meter is certainly hot on this one! Now, I don’t generally read steamy book (most likely skimming the heated steamy moments) but even I couldn’t pooh-pooh at the heap of sexy times – and believe me when I say plenty, I mean: PLENTY – on the pages. Credit to the author, whose engaging writing made the experience enjoyable for me!
The book is the second entry to The Men of At Ease Ranch. Honestly, I haven’t read the previous book and -although there were are a couple of remarks pertinent to book #1 – it didn’t disturb the fun of reading this. Donna Michaels writes a couple of delightful characters; a bit too perfect in appearance to my liking, perhaps (both had gorgeous face and bod), but of whom I could empathize.
So, the gist of the story was the stranger Beth had a relationship with turned not to much of a stranger anyway. Brick was her big brother’s best friend cum Army Ranger teammate. Knowing her brother’s brotherhood ethic code of don’t mess with one’s sisters while falling for one of said brotherhood member, what’s a girl got to do? Keeping both men from finding out the truth, that’s what Beth did.
Well, the keeping the truth part didn’t particularly sit well with me. But I get where the heroine came from. So expect a bit of cat and mouse hide and seek on the story. With the bulk of the scenes the heated tango between Beth and Brick I mentioned earlier.
I wish the getting to know part between the MCs was slightly more than sexually as shown here. I also wouldn’t say no to some additional brother/sister moments to back up that hint of closeness Beth and Cord had. As it is, Her Secret Ranger is quite an amusing, humorous, and steamy read of lust turned to love cowboy romance.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.