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On Sale for 99 CENTS – In a Ranger’s Arms by Donna Michaels

No amount of training
could’ve prepared him for her.
The Men of At Ease Ranch #1
Donna Michaels
Entangled Lovestruck


No amount of training could’ve prepared him for her.
Former Army Ranger Stone Mitchum doesn’t have time for relationships, let alone a one-night stand. He’s too busy running a ranch that helps transition veterans back into society. But when his curvy new tenant falls into his arms, his libido snaps to attention.
Jovy Larson has four weeks to prove she’s worthy of taking over the family business. She’s up for whatever ridiculous task they throw at her, but selling vegan food to a bunch of cowboys in cattle country, Texas? Not half as tough as fighting her attraction to her
sexy, surly landlord.
Good thing she’s stubborn.  Then again, so is he…


I have not previously read any books by Donna Michaels but two of my favorite types of romance books are cowboys and military men; this author managed to combine both of these into one amazing book.
Jovy is such a smart and driven woman from Philadelphia who has compassion for those around her, and Stone is a stubborn and caring man, born & raised in Texas, who would put his life on hold to make sure that others around him are taken care of.  The two of them together might not seem like a perfect match – what with her being a city girl and him being a country boy – but the author tells their tale and you can’t picture them not working out.  They have intense chemistry, right from their first meeting, so as the readers we knew something was going to develop between these two.  When the heat got hotter, it made you wonder what was going to happen that could screw up a HEA ending for the couple.
I loved the characters; the author wrote them in such a way that they were realistic and relatable to the reader.  There were so many times when I was laughing while reading this that I think it is best categorized as a RomCom, with a few heart string tugging moments thrown in.  The book isn’t a very long one, about 220 pages in length, and I managed to read it all in one day.  Not sure if that was because of the length or because it was so good I didn’t want to put it down.  Overall I give this book 4 stars and recommend it to anyone who might have a thing for cowboys or military men.


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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