Review – In a Ranger’s Arms (The Men of At Ease Ranch #1) by Donna Michaels

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Review – In a Ranger’s Arms (The Men of At Ease Ranch #1) by Donna Michaels

Former Army Ranger Stone Mitchum doesn’t have time for sex. Since starting a company with his brother and two buddies, he’s had more important things on his mind. Like transitioning veterans back into society. But when his curvy new tenant falls into his arms—literally—his libido snaps to attention.

Jovy Larson has four weeks to prove she’s worthy of taking over the family business. Her challenge? Sell gluten-free, vegan food—in the middle of cattle country, Texas. It’s a tough task, but not half as tough as fighting her attraction to her sexy, surly landlord.

Before she knows it, Jovy’s tangling sheets with the hot cowboy, stalked by a jealous cow, and strategizing ways to help Stone’s ranch. But by the time her lease runs out and the test is over, she’s faced with a new challenge…competing against Stone’s sense of duty to win his heart.

Title: In A Ranger's Arms
Author: Donna Michaels
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Her Secret Ranger
Series: The Men of At Ease Ranch #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Her Secret Ranger
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: November 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romance
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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With one of the funniest opening scenes I’ve ever read, Donna Michaels’ had my attention immediately and In A Ranger’s Arms continued to be a great read.  The book is a mix of funny, serious, sensuous and sweet.  Jovy and Stone are immensely likeable and their chemistry is tantalizing but they get off to a shaky start when Jovy tells Stone what she thinks about her landlord not realizing Stone is the building owner.

The military aspect of the book is minimal as the man are no longer on active duty.  Stone, his brother and business partners are were in the Rangers together and the goal of their ranch and construction business is to support veterans and teach them skills.  Much of Stone’s motivation with the business and his protectiveness of the people he cares for are highly influenced by his having been their leader but I suspect he had those traits before the Army too.  Jovy is impressed with the ranch and the mission because she’s got a heart as big as Stone.  She wants to help out from her first visit and jumps bright in to use her business skills to assist Stone and the guys.

Despite being a business heiress, Jovy is as down-to-earth as they come.  She makes friends easily in small town Texas and wins over everyone at the ranch.  Stone’s a good man.  The kind who gives freely of his time and talents and feels a strong need to take care of those around him.  You could say the two of them getting together couldn’t have happened to two nicer people.

The book had a great balance of humor, tense situations, hot sex and tender moments.  Michael’s had me engrossed from start to finish. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I can’t wait for the next story.

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