Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog Tour: In a Ranger's Arms - Donna Michaels


In a Ranger’s Arms

by Donna Michaels 
The Men of At Ease Ranch, #1 
Publication Date: November 28, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary Romance




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.



I’m usually not one for cowboy stories.  I think this is probably my second one this year and I’m beginning to think I need to start jumping on these stories!  In a Ranger’s Arms is a heartwarming story that tackles some tough subjects like veteran suicides and transition back to civilian life with grace.    There were a lot of feels within this book but it was all tempered with humor.

Stone is closed off to women, has a Type A personality and carries the world on his shoulders.  This guy has a heart of gold beneath his gruff exterior.  It was no chore at all to fall in love with him.  Jovy is focused, independent and sassy.  I love watching the two of them together.  There’s banter and off the charts sexual chemistry.   I loved that the relationship didn’t develop lightning fast.  It was pretty steady, just bordering on a slow burn.  The character development is fantastic.  All of the characters were relatable and complex with realistic flaws.  The secondary characters were just as great.  I hope we get stories for all the men of At-Ease Ranch. 

Despite the tough subjects it addresses, the book is relatively low drama and low angst.  It’s well written and well-paced.  I would definitely recommend it especially if you like cowboys or romances with former military.  -Peace and love, Buxom J



It’s all my mother’s fault. She read to me when I was little and sparked my imagination. Now, my mind is the limit, and believe me, there’s no limit to my mind. Hello, I’m Donna Michaels, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Award winning author of Romaginative fiction. I write romance through the H’s—Hot, Humorous, Heartwarming reads with strong alpha cowboys and military men who are equally matched by their heroines. With a husband in the military fulltime, and a household of nine, and several rescued cats, I never run out of material. From short to epic, my books entertain readers across a variety of sub-genres, and one has even been hand drawn into a Japanese Translation.




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