Rescued by the Ranger

Rescued by the Ranger

by Dixie Lee Brown

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Protecting those in trouble is what Army Ranger Garrett Harding does best. But after helping a feisty redhead toss a couple of losers from her Idaho bar, the woman is anything but grateful for his assistance—in fact, she seems to know him. Worse, she almost certainly hates him.

The only thing Rachel Maguire wants is to send this smart-mouthed, muscled military man packing. She knows Garrett has his own reasons for staying, so when he offers Rachel a deal—two days to prove his worth or he leaves—she reluctantly agrees. Despite wanting to loathe him, Rachel finds herself drawn to his quiet confidence…and the way he fills out a t-shirt.

But when Rachel receives a phone call from the past, everything changes. The stalker who destroyed her life ten years ago is closing in once more. Refusing to put anyone else in harm's way, Rachel hits the road hoping to lure danger away from those she loves. But Garrett won't leave this sexy spitfire to face her stalker alone. He'll do anything to protect her. Even if it means risking his life—and his heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062328403
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 34,799
File size: 538 KB

About the Author

Dixie Lee Brown lives and writes in Central Oregon, inspired by gorgeous scenery and 300 sunny days a year. Having moved from South Dakota as a child to Montana and then to Oregon, she feels at home in the west.

Dixie has two daughters that are grown and off living their own dreams. She resides with two dogs and a cat, and they are currently all the responsibility she can handle! Dixie works fulltime as a bookkeeper. When she's not writing or working, she loves to read, enjoy movies, and if it were possible, she'd spend all of her time at the beach.

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Rescued by the Ranger 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
My first choice for a read is not often romantic suspense, but when I am pulled into the story and can’t put it down, I start to question that decision. Dixie Lee Brown’s Rescued by the Ranger danced into the room with an adorable alpha male, a furry sidekick and a huge helping of action. Garret was wounded in Iraq, and has returned to the states, only to discover that his estranged mother had died. He ventures to his mother’s ranch, hoping to discover the answers as to why he and his brother were abandoned. At the Cougar Ridge Ranch, Rachel has been quietly working and isn’t at all interested in making nice with Amanda’s sons. Of course, there are two sides to the story, and both Garret and Rachel have some seriously tangled situations in their family history. From beginning to end, Brown develops the characters with care: releasing bits of information and displaying their own personal integrity as they come to know one another and find some common issues. When Rachel is threatened, the simple fact that Garret exists makes her feel more secure, and his willingness to put aside any of his own questions to help her resolve her past and learn to live safely in the now, you just can’t help but find him a near perfect man. Detailed, emotional and so perfectly plotted that every element falls in to the right place in exactly the right time, with insets from Cowboy and his fierce protective and loyal nature adds the perfect humanizing touch with a cold nose always in the midst of things. A wonderfully fun read that brings chemistry, emotion and action into a hard to put down story! I received an ARC copy of the title from the publisher via the Avon Addicts program. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star The story has laughs, secrets, betrayal, suspense, pain, and heartbreak. This is Rachel and Garrett’s story. Garrett is traveling out to see his Aunt after finding a letter in his father’s desk from her. His mother left him and his brother when they were little and they never heard from her again. When he stops off at a bar he walks in on a possible kidnapping of a woman named Rachel. Once he takes her to a safer place and finds out her name she seems to hate him. He finds out things are not as they seem with his mother. She tried to connect with them for years via letters. His Aunt is able to help out with what she had been doing up until she died. Garrett needs answers as to why his mother was kept from them. He also needs to get Rachel to trust him that he would have loved to meet his mother. Can he get to the bottom of the mysteries of his mother and they men after Rachel before she runs off on her own? I recommend this book.
J_Stewart More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous read by Dixie Brown. She had me by page one. I don’t read much romantic suspense, but I’ll read Dixie any day of the week. What makes her different are her characters and the heart she pours into every page. Her characters feel like real people and the imagery is well drawn, the emotion realistic and heart-tugging. So that I don’t feel like I’m lost in a plot, but lost in their world. It pulls me in and I forget I’m reading. Rescued by the Ranger is so far my favorite of hers. Page one, the hero’s voice sucks me in, but page two? Reading Garett’s thoughts, his love and devotion for his dog, Cowboy? Hooked. There is nothing sexier than a man who loves and will fight for his dog. Except maybe one who doesn’t hesitate to rescue a woman in trouble, no questions asked. And he’s so darn sexy doing it, because he’s a good man, has a good heart, but he’s a man with skills. Swoon. Fantastic. Highly recommended. **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is my own.**
OriginalChele More than 1 year ago
~~~This is the first story I have read from Dixie Lee Brown and I loved it! ~~~~~Garrett is what a good man should be ,protective and honorable.After finding out news from his past he heads to Idaho . The first person he meets is Rachel. ~~~~~~Rachel found herself in Idaho after running from her past.When they meet the sparks fly. ~~Cowboy is highly decorated war veteran who saved hundreds of US military personnel.... (who also happens to be a German Shepherd) is a force to be reckoned with.He is a great Dog. *****When both their pasts come to light it leaves you with a hell of a good story! I recommend this romance to Everyone! 5 stars for sure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J: It was a little predictable but still a pretty good read.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Hunky alpha males, loyal dog, sexy scenes and mysteries to be solved kept me entertained from beginning to end, I couldn't put it down until I had answers! Garrett and his dog Cowboy made a great team and their bond was amazing. I fell for them right from the start and the feeling intensified throughout the book. Rachel took a bit to warm up to and although they had some sexy scenes, I didn't feel the love between them as much as their chemistry. The mystery surrounding her stalker was well played out and I was surprised by who it turned out to be. I wish we would have gotten a resolution to the issue with the letters Garrett's mom wrote to him and his brother Luke, but perhaps that will be resolved in a future book about Luke? There are a few other characters in the story that I would like to see have their own HEAs. I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
MorgansMusings More than 1 year ago
When I am looking for an action packed romance, I know I can count on my go to author Dixie Lee Brown. Dixie brings her characters to life on the pages of her stories. Rescued By The Ranger is no exception, she delivers a sexy, protective alpha hero in Garrett Harding, along with his 4 legged friend and companion, Cowboy, and throws in a feisty, snarky red-headed, heroine in Rachel Maguire. I will have to say, this is one of my favorites from Dixie and I think possibly a new book boyfriend. Army Ranger Garrett Harding has always wondered about his mother, who left him and his brother and never returned. Upon finding a letter hidden from him by his father, that tells of his mother's passing only makes him more determined to find answers to his questions. He and Cowboy take a road trip to Idaho and the Cougar Ridge Lodge, hoping to find closure for a wound that happened so long ago. Upon on arrival, he is met by the feisty, snarky Rachel who wants nothing to do with the man that caused her friend, Amanda, so much grief. Garrett just wants the chance to show her that he is not as bad as she thinks. When Rachel's past comes knocking on the door, she is ready to run again, but Garrett helps her face the evil pursuing her while trying to make sense of his family's secrets. The chemistry between Garret and Rachel jumps off the pages. You can not help but root for a happily ever after. And who can resist a man and his dog? The story is filled with romance, intrigue and suspense that will keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend. Would love to see the story continue with Garret's brother. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
My first read of a Dixie Lee Brown novel, and I was NOT disappointed! It all starts with Army Ranger Garrett Harding finding a letter in his fathers desk drawer. Sent a year ago, addressed to he and his brother Luke, it's from his Aunt Peg, his mother's sister, inviting them to the reading of their mother's will following her death. Angry that their father withheld the letter from him, Garrett sets off on a road trip to see his Aunt Peg. For 29 years he's been told that his mother was a druggie who abandoned her two sons, never to be heard from again. He's lived with that rejection all of his life and feels the need to have some closure and see what his aunt has to say. When he arrives in town, he stumbles across Rachel Macquire being harassed in the bar that she works by some locals. He comes to her aid and wants to see her safely home, but when she finds out who he is, she's fit to be tied. Reluctantly she takes him to see his Aunt Peg who she lives with, and he will learn the truth about his mother. While there, he and Rachel are drawn to each other despite the turmoil, and he learns a secret she's been hiding from even those closest to her. She has a stalker. Will Garrett be able to keep her safe from this unknown person who has been terrorizing her for years? Will Rachel be able to trust him even though she thinks he brought pain to his mother time and again before she died? Will they survive to decide take a chance on love with each other? Read the book to find out all the juicy details!
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read, I am so in love with this book! A fast past book that made me completely fall in love with Garrett (a heart stopping sexy Army Ranger) and his sidekick Cowboy (his canine best friend)! Wounded while in Iraq, Garret Harding has returned home only to discover that his mother, who abandoned him years before, has died. Garret finds a letter from his Aunt Peg that his father had hidden from his and his brother. Garret is furious with his father and decides to head out to see his Aunt, he is looking for answers as to why she left him and his brother all those years ago. For years Garret and his brother Luke have been told that their mother was a druggie who abandoned them and was never heard from again. When Garret gets to town he decides to stop at a local bar and grab a quick drink but ends up with more than he bargained for. Instead he walks in to find Rachel Maguire, a beautiful red-head, being physically harassed by a guy. Garrett steps in and helps Rachel and offers to get her home safely but when Rachel finds out who Garrett is she is furious. After some serious discussion, Rachel agrees to take Garrett to meet his Aunt Peg, who just happens to live with Rachel. Garret decides to stick around for a while so he can learn more about his past but while there he also learns that Rachel has been keeping a secret of her own. Rachel ended up in Idaho and on Garret's mom's ranch after running from a crazy stalker 10 years ago. Now after all this time, the stalker is closing in on her once again. Rachel has no choice but to flee once again or risk the lives of those she loves. When Garrett offers to help she quickly refuses, not wanting him to get hurt or worst. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher via Edelweiss for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
Anonymous 6 days ago
I enjoyed this read, Rachel was smart andwilling to stand up for what she beleived in. It was interesting how she was ready to stand up for the people she loved.
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I enjoyed the story.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
There's a lot going on in this novel, from family dramas, to romance, to intense danger and action. I enjoyed the story, with the many different layers in it, it kept the interest high, and the pages turning in rapid pace. When Garrett finds out his father has been hiding the truth about his mother most of his life, he takes off on a road trip to get some answers. At the arrival to the resort, that his deceased mother owned with her sister, he meets a feisty Rachel, who is not afraid to step into a fight. It is obvious Rachel has some secrets, and is not ready to part with them to a total stranger. The family drama in the story, from Garrett's mom and dad, the addiction, the past events, the half truths, and lies, the truth is revealed to a certain extent. It is painful, the hurt and resentment is deep, the lies have made an impact during the lifetime, Garrett and his brother Luke have some work to do, to find out the truth, what to believe in, and where to go from here. While trying to find out what really happen to his mother, Garrett is enticed by the beautiful Rachel. The troubles seem to hunt her, and Garrett is more than ready to help her, protect her, and keep her safe. Garrett is an honest, loyal, honorable, man with integrity. He is easy to like and admire, his dog, Cowboy, is just adorable. Rachel is a bit prickly, hiding from a crazy stalker for ten years has taken its toll, and trust doesn't come easy to her. She has her moments of light and fun, but mostly she carries the weight of the world with her, and is intense, understandably. But Garrett sees her as she is, her true self, and is falling hard for her, willing to do anything to keep her safe, and giving them a chance at a future together. And he has to fight for every step of the way for her and for her affections. The danger, Rachel lives with is a continues strain on her, for ten years now. The danger is constant, looking over her shoulder tiresome, but to survive, that is what she has to do. And now her stalker, Jeremy, is right on her heels, and the hunt is on. It is scary, the fight against him is not just a mental battle, but this time he gets close enough for physical terror, as well. No one is safe, the race against time is on, and there's no much time on the clock. I really hope there's a series coming out of this, since there are several things I am still wondering about, like how about Luke, Garrett's brother?! The story is well written, interesting twists in the plot, lots of intriguing characters, and a dog you will fall in love with ~ Four Spoons
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Cowboy is my new dog book boyfriend! Is that a thing? It should be. He's just awesome:) The ranger isn't too bad, either. ;) Rescued by the Ranger was my first book by Dixie Lee Brown, and fortunately, it's a standalone--though there's some potential here for future stories (Garrett's brother Luke, though he's pretty much a forgone conclusion; Rachel's friend Jonathan; and Garrett's friend Jace), so maybe it'll be the first in a series? It was an okay read--the pacing was good with interesting characters. I especially liked Garrett, and did I mention Cowboy? ;) Rachel, however, was not my favorite character. She had a tendency to see everything in black and white, was quick to judge, quick to jump in where it wasn't really any of her business, and she constantly threw barriers up between herself and Garrett that weren't really justified. It really seemed like she was more work than she was worth and half the time I wasn't sure why he stuck with her. Her stalker storyline felt a bit over the top too. She had her moments, though, and fortunately my interest in the other characters was enough to keep me reading. The secondary characters here were sufficiently interesting that if it were to continue as a series, I would definitely consider picking up a book or two. Rating: 3 stars / C I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you how grateful I was when I discovered this story wasn't complicated. Of course, I had to get to the end to realize that, lol. I love a complex storyline but sometimes a girl just wants to sit back with a book and enjoy the simplicity of it. Garrett and Rachel's story was simple with a couple of twists and turns that needed to be clarified and/or solved. The first was Garrett figuring out why his mother "abandoned" him and his brother and coming to terms with that. The second was figuring out who Rachel's stalker was, how he managed to find her despite her countless attempts to disappear, and drawing him out to end the madness. While the two story lines might seem impossible to connect, Ms. Brown did a great job of bringing them together at the beginning, entwining them tightly as the story moved on, then unraveling them at the end. This is a great story, to me, with enough suspense and action that did not detract from the romance between Garrett and Rachel. Oh, and if you're looking for hot and heavy and nakedness by the halfway mark, you'll be disappointed. This isn't that kind of romance. Garrett and Rachel do get there, and the sex is sensual, but it's not the focus of the story. Their relationship and their goals (his mom and her stalker) are. Well-written with engaging characters this was an enjoyable and fulfilling story for me that I'm most likely going to read again. 3.5* (Received from Edelweiss via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)