Rescued by the Ranger by Dixie Lee Brown with Excerpt and Giveaway

Rescued by the Ranger by Dixie Lee Brown with Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop with Rescued by the Ranger, a new romantic suspense title from Dixie Lee Brown. Please read on for my review and an excerpt, don’t forget to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could be one of Ten (10) Digital Download Copies of RESCUED BY THE RANGER.

Book Review:

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!

Rescued by the Ranger by Dixie Lee Brown with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Rescued by the Ranger
Author: Dixie Lee Brown
Published by: Avon Impulse
ISBN: 0062328409
Published on: 8 September, 2015
Pages: 384
Rated: four-stars
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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.

A copy of this title was provided via Avon Addict for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.


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 “Sorry, bud. Needed you with me on this one.” He rested his hand on the dog’s shoulder just above the ragged scar where a bullet had torn through muscle and tissue. Cowboy had recovered surprisingly well, but the wound had ended the career of the best military dog Garrett had ever been teamed with.Cowboy’s big, brown, soulful eyes studied his for a moment before a barely audible woof broke the silence.

Garrett chuckled and patted the dog’s furry side. “Good boy. That’s right—use your indoor voice. You’ll need to be on your best behavior while we’re here. Shouldn’t be long, though. I can’t imagine there’d be anything to keep us here beyond the end of the day.”

Why had he come anyway?

Aunt Peg’s letter. His temper flared remembering the confrontation between him and his father after Garrett had stumbled upon the year-old letter in his dad’s desk drawer.

“Looking for something, son?” There’d been wariness in his father’s voice.

Garrett had dragged his gaze from the envelope in his hand to study the senator. “I misplaced Shay’s telephone number. I thought I might find it in here.” The call to his sister momentarily forgotten, he’d held the letter up so his father could see.

The senator had looked away, his expression shuttering over. “I meant to give that to you, but both you and Luke were out of the country when it arrived and, frankly, it’s not something you should worry about. You need to concentrate on getting well,” his father had said, but the way his gaze bounced around the room instead of meeting Garrett’s told a different story.

“Dad, I’ve been in the States for six months. Two months at the VA hospital and four months recuperating right here in this house. Luke’s been here a week. What were you waiting for?” Garrett had held the letter out in front of him. “ ‘Garrett and Luke Harding.’ ” He’d read the first line of the address out loud and then jerked the letter away as his father made a grab. “Peg Williams. That’s Aunt Peg, isn’t it? Did it cross your mind at all that Luke and I might be interested in what our mother’s sister had to say?”

“Your mother passed away a year ago. Peg invited you to the reading of the will. Hell, your mother didn’t have time for you while she was alive. Why would you be interested now? Hate me for it if you want—I took it upon myself to keep the letter from you. I didn’t think it was important twenty-nine years after she walked out on you boys.” Anger had hardened his father’s expression.

Garrett had sucked in a breath as the words pelted him, reopening a wound he’d thought long closed. After all, they hadn’t heard from the woman their father had said was a drug addict in nearly thirty years. Now she’d apparently left them something in her will—as though she’d have anything they’d want. Wasn’t that just the icing on the cake?

Garrett had straightened his six-foot-one frame until the muscles surrounding the six-month-old wound in his back protested sharply. “You had no right to make that call.”

“I had every right. I wasn’t going to let that woman hurt you again.”

Steel-gray eyes, so like his own, had stared back at Garrett. “Are you sure that’s the reason, Dad? Or could it have had anything to do with keeping the senator’s ex-wife off the front page of the newspaper?” Silence had stretched for at least thirty seconds, during which Garrett had had ample time to regret his words.

His father, ever the diplomat, had smiled faintly. “Let’s table this discussion until cooler heads prevail, shall we? You have your letter, and I have a meeting I’m going to be late for.” He’d grabbed several folders from his desk and hastened from the room.


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About Dixie Lee Brown

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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