Wrangler's Challenge

Wrangler's Challenge

by Lindsay McKenna
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Overview

Wrangler's Challenge by Lindsay McKenna

The new novel from the bestselling author of Wind River Cowboy
 
Healing, like love, takes time . . .

  For Noah Mabry, it’s easier sometimes to relate to the dogs and horses he trains than to other people. Ever since his marriage became a casualty of the war in Afghanistan—torn apart by the PTSD he brought back with him—he prefers to be on his own. At the Bar C Ranch, where he works with a crew of fellow military vets, his gentle patience helps tame even the rowdiest mustang—but he’s about to meet a woman who needs a healing touch he’s not sure he can give.
 
Dair Wilson, a half-Comanche ex-Marine who lost a foot to an IED, has been hired on to assist Noah, but her deepest wounds aren’t visible. Growing up in an abusive home, she learned not to trust men, even ones who seem nothing but kind. After a wild horse sends her sprawling, the attentive care she receives from the Bar C family—and especially from Noah—is enough to convince her she’s found a place she can finally breathe easy. But one angry, damaged man poses a threat not only to Dair and Noah, but to everyone who’s built a new home at the Bar C . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420145342
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Wind River Valley Series , #4
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 109,836
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lindsay McKenna is the pseudonym of award-winning author Eileen Nauman. With more than 195 titles to her credit and approximately 23 million books sold in 33 countries worldwide, Lindsay is one of the most distinguished authors in the women's fiction genre. She is the recipient of many awards, including six RT Book Reviews awards (including best military romance author) and an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. In 1999, foreseeing the emergence of ebooks, she became the first bestselling women's fiction author to exclusively release a new title digitally. In recognition of her status as one of the originators of the military adventure/romance genre, Lindsay is affectionately known as “The Top Gun of Women's Military Fiction.” Lindsay comes by her military knowledge and interest honestly—by continuing a family tradition of serving in the U.S. Navy. Her father, who served on a destroyer in the Pacific theater during World War II, instilled a strong sense of patriotism and duty in his daughter. Visit Lindsay at www.lindsaymckenna.com.

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Wrangler's Challenge 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
While I loved the characters, setting, and storyline, this needs editing to tighten things up and remove repetitiveness especially during dialogs which drags things down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a easy wonderful read
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
"Wrangler's Challenge" is everything I would expect of a book in the 'Wind River Series, as I have read and loved them all! Dair is the current wounded vet with an amputation of her foot and PTSD. Finding a job on the Bar C Ranch, and sharing a house with Noah, another vet on the ranch, Dair learns about living with her injuries after coming home from Afghanistan. Noah is such a beautiful caring man and shows it in everything he does. A heartwarming story of falling in love, Dair heals not only from her wounds, but learns how to live life happily again with Noah and the family she has come to love at the ranch. An emotional read, each book stands alone with connecting storylines when a vet comes to work on the Bar C Ranch. If military romance is a genre you love, I recommend starting anywhere for some great reading. I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington/Zebra books for gifting me "Wrangler's Challenge". My opinion is my own. This is mine. 4.5 Stars!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Wrangler’s Challenge by Lindsay McKenna Wind River Valley #4 Love grows slowly in this story of two veterans of war who work on the BAR C Ranch in Wyoming. Dair Wilson is has worked with dogs and lost her WMD companion and part of her leg in Afghanistan when she arrives at the ranch hoping for a job training horses. Noah Mabry is unsure she can do the job with a prosthetic leg but after a trial decides she can. The BAR C Ranch is a haven for veterans of the military. All have PTSD and need a safe place to land. In previous books Shay & Reese and Garret & Kira have had their stories told. Through the books there has been a theme of the impact of war and also of abuse on survivors and this book continues that theme. Shay, owner of the ranch, has a particularly disagreeable father who appears again in this book – my hope is that he is locked away or put down as one dangerous horse mentioned in this book was dealt with. There is a great deal of information about amputees, prosthetic devices, healing and more in this book that will be educational for some. The main thing about these books is the team and the friendship, ties, caring and support that is found by all on the ranch. It is a bit of a fairy tale world with work and hardship but also a place to heal. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books-Zebra for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I have read the previous books in these series and my feelings on this one are mixed. The pros- the storyline of the book is good. It centers around a group of veterans , all suffering from PTSD . The owner of the ranch, a vet herself and one suffering from PTSD, decided to make it her mission of employing veterans who also needed a place to feel safe, work hard, and work on the PTSD. Also, the author, highlights the frequent inefficiency of the Veteran’s Administration in helping these individuals who have served our country. Many coming back not only with physical injuries, like the main character in the story, Dair Wilson, but also emotional and psychological injuries , like all the veterans we meet in the Bar C Ranch. Another important point Ms McKenna presents to us , is the existence of domestic abuse that is prevalent in our society and how not only the adults are affected by it, but also the children. These scars can frequently inhibit the individuals from having healthy relationships when they reach adulthood. As much as I appreciated all of the above, the story moved very slowly. The first 1/3 seem to be repetitive and dragged. I never felt engaged with the main characters, as much as I empathized with their circumstances. By the time the plot picked up, I just wanted to finish it. For that , I rate it a 3 star. I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
With action packed tales and emotionally revealing characters, Lindsay McKenna has been bridging the gap between romance and suspense for years. Although she has a foot in both genres what appeals to me is the fact that she takes on high risks subjects that are realistic and far reaching. For me the appeal is that she uses her voice to make a difference in the world by spotlighting topics that are controversial but no less important. Subjects like rape, war and the after effects of the people who experience these. Wrangler's Challenge puts two such character's center stage as they struggle with the danger they've seen, the people they've lost and the demons that followed them home. Impactive reading that is both entertaining and informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did find some of the dialogue a bit simple and some of it sounded like a councilor wanting to explain something rather than conversation between adults in an adult relationship. Though this story didn't end in a cliffhanger, there were several loose ends and a very abrupt ending. The main characters were likeable. No rough or course language and tame sexual content.