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In a Ranger's Arms

(The Men of At-Ease Ranch #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  577 ratings  ·  142 reviews
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
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Published November 28th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Lovestruck)
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The Sassy Bookworm
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing


Jovy Larson has four weeks to prove to her grandfather that she has what it takes to become CEO of the family company. Her task, to set up a gluten-free, vegan food café in the heart of Texas. If only her landlord wasn't such a jackass...

Stone Mitchum left his Army Ranger days behind him. Now with help from his brother, and two buddies he is working to build his company that helps to transition veterans back into society. The last thing he needs is a distraction in the form of a sassy mouthed li
For the past year, ex-army ranger Stone Mitchum hast put 110% into Foxtrot Construction, a company he started with his brother Brick and two ex-ranger friends to hire and help veterans reincorporate into civilian life. Having the responsibility of the company and his men he has no time for distractions like relationships, but when a sexy filly from Philly sparks his attention, he’s helpless to resist her.

Jovy Larson will be in Joyful for a month to convince her grandfather that she’s the wom
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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IN A RANGER’S ARMS (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #1) by Donna Michaels has a ranch full of hard bodied, ex-military men, a curvy and intelligent heroine, smart, snappy and flirty dialogue and a love struck cow named Lula Belle.

Former Army Ranger Stone Mitchum has big plans for the Texas ranch and construction company he, his brother and two of their Ranger friends have bought to help ease the transition for ex-military men back into s
Carmen Rae
Every now and then I just need a book to cleanse the angst and for whatever reason this book is one that has stuck in my mind and in my GoodReads feeds forever so I figured what the hell. Thankfully this book delivered all that I expected and a little bit more.

The characters were so human and their actions so understandable that I felt like I knew them from the get go. Neither of them played games or did anything stupid. And maybe it’s partially due to the new adult binge I have been on recentl
Lisa Filipe
So....when is the next book coming out? I need it like NOW!

This was my first Donna Michaels romance and I AM SO GLAD I PICKED IT UP!!! Stone and Jovy were steaming up my kindle and I was LOVING IT! Donna knows how to write some saucy scenes and the attraction between Stone and Jovy was literally jumping off the pages. I was sucked in from the first chapter and I didn't want to put it down! This was one of those books that you want to forget everything else and hide in your closet and read until
Sep 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla
This is a well-written, entertaining, steamy, contemporary romance novel. It has a likable, intelligent female protagonist, a former military, kind and caring male protagonist, sizzling chemistry, a touch of humor, and a heart-warming romance. I listened to the audio version of this novel, and the narrator, Joshua Macrae, has a captivating voice and does an excellent job depicting the characters and their personalities. I am looking forward to reading the other entries in this series with great ...more
2.5 Stars

Where to start?
For starters I’m in the minority here. I truly wish that it would be different but alas it isn’t. I know, I know we can’t like every book we read but sometimes you see why everyone else does and then you just don’t get why you don’t.
Stone Jackass Mitchum is ex-military turned cowboy is offering a safe haven for veterans who need a fresh start. A place to stay, to heal and to work with Foxtrot Construction. Stone, Brick, Vince & Cord founded Foxtrot together. After a tra
Simply Love Book Reviews
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelly's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Jovy is in a small Texas town because her grandfather is trying to pick the new CEO to run the business and she has the challenge of making a profit on gluten-free, vegan food in the heart of cattle country. Challenge accepted she is out to prove herself worthy of the job, but one, tall sexy former ranger and his friends are going to shake up her life and make her rethink what she truly wants.

Stone has his hands full trying to run a business
Donna Repsher
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first novel I've read by this author as well as the start of a new wounded warrior series, and it gets a 4-star rating from this reader.

While I think some of the character names are truly strange (Jovy, Stone, Brick and Cord, for example), this is a very sexy, very intense read and yet it still manages to be a heartwarming, hopeful, sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking wounded warrior romance, and it was such an enjoyable read.

Stone Mitchum, a former Army Ranger and his brothe
Suze Lavender
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jovy is in Joyful for a challenge. She has to start a gluten free vegan café in a place filled with meat lovers and make it a success. If she pulls it off the family business is hers. It isn't an easy job, but Jovy is positive she can do it and there are a few great advantages of being in the Texan countryside. One of them is the men, they're both sexy and chivalrous. Jovy has to leave after a month and isn't planning on starting anything serious and Stone seems to be the perfect candidate to ma ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Bask in the sexy, snarky, flirty banter between two very unlikely people. Stone has his focus aimed in a direction that does not include the opposite sex. He has a job to do and having his libido engaged was not on the to do list for the day or the week. That was until Jovy.

I got to say that this was so much fun. The banter was fun. The antics were just that icing to send things over the top. There was more to Jovy than Stone could have every expected. There were other fun and very entertaining
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Stone bought his family's ranch with his brother and 2 of their Army friends. The goal is to own a successful construction business that hires veterans while allowing them time to acclimate back to civilian life. Jovy's family owns a successful business and she is in a contest with her cousin to see who will take over for their grandfather who wants to retire. Jovy's task is to open a vegan cafe in the middle of Texas cattle country.
Both Jovy and Stone are likable people. Jovy is able to admit w
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very heartwarming read that really pulls the reader in with characters you will fall in love with as these men build a ranch for veteran’s getting them ready to go back in to the normal world after fighting and serving their country. This is a subject that is dear to my heart after being penpals to many of our service men and women I know how hard it is for some to come home when they feel like they do not fit in and feel that the only place for them is where they have served. A lot of ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very heartwarming read that really pulls the reader in with characters you will fall in love with as these men build a ranch for veteran’s getting them ready to go back in to the normal world after fighting and serving their country. This is a subject that is dear to my heart after being penpals to many of our service men and women I know how hard it is for some to come home when they feel like they do not fit in and feel that the only place for them is where they have served. A lot of ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
This was such a fun read, sweet & sexy Stone had me right from the start....and his "girlfriend" Lulabelle was HYSTERICAL!
In a Ranger's Arms (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #1) by Donna Michaels

One would think that the way Stone and Jovy met wouldn't lead to anything other than animosity towards one another and maybe at first the dislike was there but that changed in a blink of an eye when Jovy landed in Stones arms.
In a Ranger's Arms (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #1) by Donna Michaels

The chemistry was great between Stone & Jovy but what I enjoyed more was the fun they had, this wasn't insta-love but it was definitely insta-lust. It
P Leslie
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's*

Wow I absolutely fell in love with this book: it was funny, intense yet sizzling hot.

Jovy is competing with her cousin to become the next CEO of Larson Industries. She has four weeks to prove herself by selling vegan food. She's determined to win, but that's until she meets Stone.

Stone is determined to run a ranch and help his fellow veterans. He hasn't got time for women or sex: besides the
Books and Spoons
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is a great mix of laughter and loving, and tragedy and hardship. It made me smile and sigh, and it made me want to take action to make the world a better place for so many veterans still suffering in different age groups, in different countries, and barely surviving.
Stone Mitchum is a saint. His heart is as big as Texas, and his aim to save and rescue and take care of as many veterans, or people he cares about, as possible. He is such a perfection with his imperfections that it was e
Karen Roma
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In a Ranger’s Arms is a wonderful story and sets the stage for what I’m sure will be a highly successful new series by Donna Michaels.

Stone Mitchem was determined to save the family ranch and create a safe haven for returned soldiers to learn a skill and re-establish their worth and independence. With the help of his brother Brick and fellow Rangers, Cord and Vince, Stone believed his dream could become a reality. But money, freak storms and emotional obligations, have turned this selfless vent
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy.

I loved this book! It is what I call a “feel-good” book. Since I am a thriller/suspense reader, often my books are high-tension books with lots of action and serious issues. After a while, I find it nice to get an uplifting, happy book. This is a perfect one because it is not schmaltzy, and the hero and heroine are both independent and have great respect for each other.

St one and his brother, Brick Mitchum (I love those names), are former rangers. They, and two other ex-
books are love
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
STone and the other rangers are broken and yet sexy and put together. Through Stone’s ranch and construction business they are pulling themselves together. they still need help but they are working together. Stone needs help the most. He is riddled with guilt with what happened with his best friend and not being there. He has now taken the weight on his shoulders and is straining under the stress. He’s a great guy caring and sweet just burdening himself with everything and not letting himself ta ...more
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jovy moves to small town Texas for a month with a challenge: open a vegan restaurant in cattle country for four weeks and make a profit. Her cousin has a similar challenge. Whoever ends the month with a larger bottom line is named successor and CEO of her grandfather's company in Philadelphia.

Stone is an former Army Ranger - and also is Jovy's landlord. Stone is used to taking care of everyone around him, especially the his friends and employees at At-Ease Ranch. Jovy shows up and all of a sudd
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So what happens when you put a city girl out in the middle of cowboy country and she tries to open a Vegan Cafe? Fun ensues that's what!

This book was super sweet, super sassy, and super sexy!

Jovy Larson is being put to the test. Go to the heart of cattle country and run a Vegan Cafe for one month with success. If she can do it, he will be able to take over her grandfather's business as CEO. How hard can it be? I mean her cousin has to sell snowmobiles in Hawaii for god's sake!

But what Jovy didn'
Elizabeth Neal
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Stone, a former Army Ranger, is focused on his partnerships in Foxtrot Construction and At-Ease Ranch (love the names). Their purpose is to give returning veterans hope and a place to acclimate to being a civilian again.
It's also giving Stone something else to help combat the guilt he still feels over his friend, Leo's, attempted suicide last year. However, to help pay the bills he needs his new tenant to pay her rent, which she's insisting she's already done. Now Stone, instead of
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This book should come with a love triangle warning, but not the normal love triangle you expect....
The story follows Stone Mitchum and his curvy tenant, Jovy. Stone is an ex-Army Ranger and with his brother, Brick, farm the At-Ease Range on the edge of a small Texas town. Due to an incident involving a good friend, Stone is sworn off women and just wants to get on with his life. He doesn’t want to be literally catching beautiful Jovy, as she falls off a ladder thanks an admirer, Lula Belle.
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Stone Mitchum is a former Army Ranger, who through some serious guilt, stays away from women. He tells himself that he doesn't have time since he started a company with his brother, and two buddies, because he has too much on his mind. He's seriously focused on getting veterans transitioned back into society, and women are just a distraction. But his whole world is turned upside down when his newest tenant falls into his arms, and now his sex drive is up and running big time. Jovy Larson is stuc ...more
Amber at WickedGoodReads
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
In a Ranger's Arms is the first in a brand new series (The Men of At Ease Ranch) by new-to-me author Donna Michaels and WOW, was I impressed! For Entangled, I normally dont stray too far from the Brazen/Scorched lines but after reading the blurb I was hooked and wanted to see what this new series was going to be all about.
Jovy comes to town and opens a vegan, gluten-free restaurant. She only has four short weeks to prove to her grandfather that she is capable of turning a larger profit than her
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Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, snarky and oh so sweet…

This story had me at “cowboy” but I stayed for the fun and feisty relationship that developed in this not quite ‘fish out of water’ romance. Cowboys are their own breed, aren’t they? Salt of the earth types that love their land, their families and, often, their cows.

Stone Mitchum could be the cowboy poster child with his sense of responsibility, natural leadership and his quiet, but strong way… not to mention his rock hard abs - they were scrumptious too! Jovy Larso
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stone Mitchum, his brother Brick and their buddies Vince and Cord all former Army Rangers are building At-Ease Ranch *to give returning veterans a purpose, a reason to exist, and a place to stay on their ranch, if needed.(*direct book quote), in Joyful Texas. Besides running the ranch, they have Foxtrot Construction as well as renting out downtown storefronts to help bring in fund to help those returning veterans.
Jovy was sent to this cattle town by her grandfather, to set up a succes
Yvonne Cruz
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book for multiple reasons. First, who doesn’t love a book about strong, handsome Army Rangers, but mostly, because though it was the story about Stone and Jovy, it was a story about so much more.
First, to the main characters. Stone is a Former Army Ranger who is making it his vocation to help fellow Veterans not only enter once again the workplace back home, but also to help them emotionally by giving them a purpose. To this end, he, along with his brother Brick and 2 other
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
In a Ranger’s Arms was such an emotional and heartwarming read. Yes I cried while reading this book and for me that is a plus because it means I’m emotionally invested in the characters. Stone is a cowboy that holds the world on his shoulders. The last thing he wants is to have a distraction with a 4 week time frame recking havoc in his hectic life. Jovy is a distraction with a capital D. She is there for one month hoping to open a profitable gluten-free/vegan food—in the middle of cattle countr ...more
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