Monday, March 13, 2017

Book Review : Her Secret Ranger by Donna Michaels

Kissing the sexy soldier was a dare she couldn’t resist…

The Men of At Ease Ranch #2
Donna Michaels
Releasing March 6th, 2017
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Kissing the sexy soldier was a dare she couldn’t resist…

By-the-book event planner Beth Brannigan’s best friend dared her to kiss a cowboy. She should have said no. Instead, she said please…again and again. If her brother finds out she’s dating—okay, kissing—okay, sleeping with—one of his military buddies, he’ll kill her. Assuming he doesn’t kill his friend first.

Former Army Ranger Brick Mitchum isn’t a relationship kind of guy. But then he meets Beth and starts to wonder if maybe it’s time he settled down. She’s mysterious. Unpredictable. Curvy in every way he needs… And hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what

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A cute romance and a great addition to The Men Of At Ease Ranch series.
In this book we have Beth who is an event planner, who is usually straitlaced. When she comes back to her hometown for a wedding, she has a hot,steamy fling with a cowboy.Just when she is putting it behind her, her friend dares her to kiss a guy, and surprise surprise-it's her guy-Brick.
They pick up where they left off and hot days turn to sultrier nights.But, just when they start to get closer she finds out that he is her brother-Cord's Army Ranger buddy.And her brother is super protective of her.He would never let her date a military guy, and especially one of his friends?
What's a girl to do when she's caught between a Brick and Cord place?Lol!

The chemistry between Beth and Brick was awesome!Brick is cooler than his brother Stone whom we met in the first book.It was great reading from both the main characters' point of views.
It was a little weird to see Beth being afraid of her brother's reactions.He has his reasons, but still its a free country man.Your sister should get to date whoever she wants.
Even more stupid was the fact that Beth decided to keep it a secret from both Beth and Cord.So there were many funny moments where she has to manage things.
Nevertheless, it was a great read in the end and I loved being able to meet all the old characters again.
I hope Cord gets his story next, and I am really interested in reading it!

You can also find my review of In A Ranger's Arms here.

Q&A with Donna Michaels

How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
Right from the birth of The Men of At-Ease Ranch series concept, I knew from discussing with my editor that the heroine in the second book, Her Secret Ranger, was going to be the sister to one of the other heroes. The mistaken identity trope went into play, because the hero would never “knowingly” mess with another Ranger’s sister. It made for a little bit of fun trying to keep the two men from meeting.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I enjoyed writing all of it. I really did. The characters practically wrote the book themselves. It was every author’s dream type book. They were funny and sweet, hot and hardheaded, and then I got to revisit the characters from the first book, including Lula Belle. Yep, this was one of my all-time favorite books to write. I wish they were all this fun and easy.
Name three things on your desk right now.
Three things on my desk, besides my laptop and mouse, are:

1. Halo, my cat. She’s half on my lap, half on my laptop desk. Bless her. She’s been diagnosed with inoperable cancer, so if she wants to lay on my work, I let her, I just have to try to type around her, like I am doing now. J
2. Coffee mug with the phrase: Writer’s Block: When your imaginary friends stop talking to you.
3. My phone so I can keep up with the messages from authors about parties I’ve agreed to do, and of course, texts from my kids.
What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis. I’m so freaking excited it’s going to be made into a movie!! I love all her books. Can’t get enough of Jill!
What do you like to do when you aren't writing?
When I’m not writing, if I have some me-time, I’ll either read or watch TV. I have a lot of shows I usually have to catch up on once I meet my deadline. Halo likes this too, because she gets to have my lap unobstructed by the computer.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
I just finished writing book 3, tentatively titled: The Right Ranger. In it, I got to have fun causing a little chaos to Cord Brannigan who is Beth’s brother and Brick’s best friend. He’s been kind of quiet, unsmiling, and a little controlling in the first two books, so it was fun to dig into why and give him a heroine who is a bit independent. 

Donna Michaels is an award winning, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Romaginative fiction. Her hot, humorous, and heartwarming stories include cowboys, men in uniform, and some sexy, primal alphas. With a husband in the military fulltime, and a household of nine, she never runs out of material to write, and has rightfully earned the nickname Lucy…and sometimes Ethel. From short to epic, her books entertain readers across a variety of sub-genres, and one has even being hand drawn into a Japanese translation. Now, if only she could read it.

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