I was looking for a sexy, fun and lighthearted romance and The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels hit the spot.
This sort-of-friends to lovers romance was a great read with the overflowing chemistry between the main characters who desperately wanted to hide said attraction but failed miserably to do so. Everyone saw it. Their friends and family were cheering for them, they even encouraged it. But Haley Wagner and her late husband’s brother in arms Cord Brannigan who promised his friend to always look after her didn’t want to acknowledge it. Until Haley needs help at her ranch and is forced to call the very hot yet decidedly taciturn man which requires they be alone. For three weeks. With each other. And their undeniable attraction. Can they keep to themselves or will they blur the friendship line bound by loyalty?
These two had a huge problem on their hands. Cord and Haley were more than attracted to each other and could probably smell it from a mile away, but were stubbornly resolved not to show it or act on it because of the deceased man that connected them. But Cord had loved Haley for years and was jealous that his friend Drew had such an incredible woman.
Tragedy struck though and even though Haley is now free and Cord has the blessing and go-ahead from everyone, guilt weighs him down. It’s not enough to overshadow her pull though. The tension between them becomes too much to contain and sparks fly when they finally give in and not just on a physical level, even though that’s how it starts. The feelings they have for each naturally grow, but misunderstandings and lack of communication can throw a wrench in any plan.
The Right Ranger is book #3 in the Men of At Ease Ranch series by Donna Michaels. It is a sexy and fun standalone contemporary romance. Told from two points of view with a happy ending.
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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts taken are from that copy. *