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Rescued by the Ranger

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  51 reviews
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.
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Avon Impulse
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Lover of Romance
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Review


There was so much fun moments to Rescued by the Ranger. This is a story that begins when our hero, Garrett a Ranger, found a document leading to mysteries surrounding his mother and his aunt Peg. We see how Garrett and his brother and sister have been misled on the mystery of their mother and the reason on why she left. When he arrives to meet his Aunt Peg, he meets a bar owner who is fesity and hates him at first. But Garrett is a cha
Auria Jourdain
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Action packed and fast-paced - a hot, summer sizzler!

*I was given “Rescued by the Ranger” as an ARC for an honest review; I do not post spoilers!*

Oh, my!!! A handsome army ranger with a sordid past and an adorable furry sidekick stumble across a saucy red-head running from her troubles in the middle of rural Idaho – it’s a recipe for a hot summer sizzler! A fan of Dixie Lee Brown’s romantic suspense novels, I’ve read them all; but Rescued by the Ranger is my new fav!
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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OH MY GOODNESS, AMAZING! I absolutely loved Rescued By The Ranger by Dixie Lee Brown. I had a rough time with the beginning, and a lot of that stemmed from heroine, Rachel Maguire.
She totally rubbed me the wrong way, and the reason was she feared for Garrett Harding life. There were times I wanted to shake and tell her "He's an Army Ranger they just don't let any guy be a Ranger." So, you could see my frustration. It was good portion of the story that I just wanted to s
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Brown and I really did enjoy it. I liked how the when the book starts with Garrett coming to the rescue to help Rachel. You can tell right away what kind of person he is by him helping someone he doesn't even know.

Garrett came to find answers about his mother after finding a letter his father hid from him and his brother Luke. When Rachel meets him she doesn't like him and feels he did his mother wrong. As the story progresses secrets are uncovered and a crazy stalker i
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Thrilling! Addicting! 5 Star read!!!

I was hooked right into this book from the very first chapter! This was such a fast paced novel, it left me turning page after page after page. There are so many GREAT things about this novel, but my favorite is Dixie's ability to make me laugh out loud and swoon. I could not put her book down and pulled an all nighter, devouring it!!! This was my first Dixie Lee Brown novel and I won't be stopping now! I love her writing and I want more.

I completely fell in
Lynn Brooks
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 w
Mignon Mykel
4.5 / 5 stars
Received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

There probably isn't a genre out there that I enjoy more than military romance. Ok, ok, hockey (err... sports) is pretty up there too, but I just love those military men -- and their war dogs, too.

The team of Garrett and Cowboy is no exception.

When Garrett and Cowboy are injured on a tour, Garrett does what he can to get Cowboy to come home and retire with him -- not that Garrett's planning on retiring, but he wants the dog who
J.M. Stewart
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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. P
Renee Entress
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, suspense, read-2015
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 n
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I loved this story!

~~~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 re
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 we
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rescued By the Ranger was a great read. The author, Dixie Lee Brown, is a new to me author. I truly didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Garrett Harding, the son of US Senator Harding and military war hero, has just had his life turned upside-down. Everything he thought about his Mother’s abandonment of both his brother and himself when they were children might not be everything he was told it was. While checking for a phone number at his father's desk he comes across a l
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read military romance and romantic suspense is not usually my thing but I decided to give this one a chance and I was so glad that I did. This book isn't really set around the military, Garrett is a wounded Army Ranger who decides to visit his aunt and get some answers about the mother he never knew before returning to duty. While there he meets Rachel and finds himself protecting her (whether she likes it or not). There is great chemistry between the characters. My favorite part ...more
Heather andrews
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Garrett and his pooch are good people, "man and dog both trailed her now. “That’s because I told him to stay with you. He’d die before he left your side.” Garrett kept moving closer. “We need to talk, Rachel.” Garrett is a typical man when it comes to those dirty thoughts and his woman, “oh, ***t. Do you have anything on under that robe, sweetheart?” His swollen manhood jerked and twitched at the thought." I liked this book I fell in love with Garrett and of course Cowboy. ...more
Dixie Lee Brown is a new to me author so I wasn't really sure what to expect going into Rescued by the Ranger and while it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, it was still a good read.

Rachel and Garrett meet when Garrett stops at her bar to ask for directions to his aunt's lodge and he ends up helping her out of a bit of trouble with a couple of local guys. I really enjoyed their meeting but unfortunately things took a turn for the worse as soon as Rachel realized who Garrett was. I get that s
Mackenzie Crowne
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Brown always delivers heart pumping suspense, interesting characters and steamy romance. With Rescued by the Ranger she gives us all that and more, adding a healthy dollop of heart with the engaging relationship between Garrett and Cowboy. Throw in an intriguing cast of background characters and I’m hoping this is just the first story in a future series.
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 play ...more
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
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
New Author....Love Her Stories

Garrett, Rachel and Cowboy's story was really good. I wished I had read this story first. I started with Luke and Sally's story first. I loved it So much and both Garrett and Rachel and Cowboy were in it that I wanted to find out more about them. This is how I found their story.

So my recommendation is start with Rescued by the Ranger first. Plots from both books are great. Dixie Lee Brown is a new author for me. Now, I need to figure out which book is next.
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Rescued by the Ranger grabbed my attention right from the start, with its twin mysteries, vividly-drawn characters, and well-maintained suspense. The whole stalker issue is pretty well done and adds an element of real danger to the plot, and the main characters’ relationship is brimming with romantic tension.

I fell in love with Garrett, an Army Ranger with both physical and emotional wounds, the latter from his mother’s disappearance from his life when he was five. He’s got a big heart, though,
I am Jules
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This was such a great story and an easy read for me. I instantly fell for Garret and his Shepherd, Cowboy who had the coolest name for a dog ever!
Garret and his dog both come home as wounded warriors but Garrets wounds stem further then a bloodied deployment. Bringing his dog home so both of them could heal, he discovered his father’s betrayal and ventured off to a mountain town to find the truth. Arriving to find the life of a mother he never knew, he also found Rachel. Their meeting was dange
Bette Stanek
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5, actually. A good book to start off my summer reading kick. This is the first book that I’ve read by Ms Brown. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’d had this one sitting in my Nook for a while and decided to give it a shot. It’s a fast-paced story with plenty of action. There’s not over the top drama, but enough to keep things interesting.

Garrett is home after his fourth deployment where he and Cowboy, his military canine, were both injured and are on medical leave. While looking for someth
Jeanne Miller
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First book I have ever read by this author but it will not be my last. Great read. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Hoping she is working on a new book about his brother.
Books and Spoons
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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,
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I am totally dating myself with this acknowledgement, but I think that the 80's song I Need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler would make the perfect theme song for Rescued by the Ranger. Rachel Maguire doesn't want to admit she needs a hero, but like it or not she has found hers in Garrett Harding. This sexy Army Ranger will not let her out of his sight once he realizes that she is in danger.

Rachel feels that she has exposed enough people to her problems in the past with dire consequences. She refuses to a
Jenna Harte
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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.

Jeanie Jackson
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Loved it! A great romantic suspense with great characters and unique subplots. This is my first Dixie Lee Brown book, but I will be following her in the future. I enjoyed the people greatly but I was especially happy to see that Cowboy, a retired military k-9, played a real role in the story line. In addition to being a good story, the book just plain reads well. I was drawn in from the very beginning.,

While Garrett waits out time for his rehab to end so he can find out if he is able to return t
Inishowen Cailín
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A non-stop action packed romantic suspense.
The reader is immediately pulled into a tension filled scene from the very beginning where Garrett kicks into action to protect Rachel. The story gains even more momentum as the plot unfolds. Rachel and Garrett find their lives in danger from a stalker who has remained anonymous but scarily ever present in Rachel's life for the past ten years. I kept guessing who the stalker might be but it was so well written I wasn't able to guess correctly.

I love it
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