A sexy Army Ranger with a loyal dog and a feisty red-head…what’s not to like, and I did like Rescued by the Ranger by Dixie Lee Brown. One thing that I liked the most is that the characters weren’t the same old, same old you find in many romance books. Garret is a wounded Army Ranger who knows that his future is either at a desk or out of the Rangers. In most books, those guys are broody, surly, and closed off. Not Garrett. He’s open, loving, and willing to risk his life for a stranger.
Rachel has a difficult past (and present), and while she is “hiding,” she’s not a mouse. Instead she’s feisty and independent. There were a few moments that I wanted to shake her and remind her Garrett is a Ranger and maybe he could help, but of course, tension is what keeps a story moving.
Also, in the not as you’d expect department, was Garrett’s father, who could have easily become the quintessential rich, powerful, bad guy, but in the end, he was a guy who made bad, maybe even selfish decisions, but wasn’t a bad buy deep down.
One last bit I liked about Rescued by the Ranger was how it moved. I’m one of those people who don’t like too much description. I prefer action and staying as much in the story as possible, and Dixie does that well.