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The Right Ranger

(The Men of At-Ease Ranch #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Haley Wagner's life just got a lot more complicated. As if turning her struggling ranch around isn't tough enough, she's forced to call him for help. With his hard eyes and even harder body, Cord is an irritatingly sexy contradiction of hot and cold. How can she possibly hide her embarrassing secret when just looking at Cord is a combustible event?

Former Army Ranger Cord B
ebook, 185 pages
Published June 12th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Lovestruck)
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it


descriptionThe covers for this series are all on the generic side IMO. Again this doesn't give you a feel for the story found within. Sure the guy is hot, but it could be the cover for a thousand other romance books as well. The typography is interesting, but the composition feels off with the placement of the text.description


description This one was OK. I enjoyed it more than book two, but less than book one. This was yet another one of these ridiculous "bro code" stories that annoy me to no end. This one was especially head
I was looking for a sexy, fun and lighthearted romance and The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels hit the spot.

This sort-of-friends to lovers romance was a great read with the overflowing chemistry between the main characters who desperately wanted to hide said attraction but failed miserably to do so. Everyone saw it. Their friends and family were cheering for them, they even encouraged it. But Haley Wagner and her late husband’s brother in arms Cord Brannigan who promised his friend to always
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I usually do not include spoilers in my reviews, but in this case, I want to include some things that happened in the book because they bothered me and I will be able to express myself.

I was wondering why does the dead spouse have to be someone who cheats? Lately, it seems to have become a trend. I don't understand why Haley's first husband had to cheat on her. Why couldn't he be a nice guy with whom she fell in love and lived happily until the day he died and then have Cord come and make her se
4 stars

The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels was very enjoyable read.

I enjoyed the storyline, it was one of those reads that once you started reading you couldn't put it down. I found myself saying just one more chapter a lot lol
Haley and Cord were likable, endearing characters that warmed my heart watching their relationship unfold.
The drama towards the end was easily dealt with, with honest communication and a little kick in the pants from Cord's friends :D
These two were perfect for each other a
books are love
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Great edition to this already sexy series. We have two stubborn, honest and loyal people. One has turned inward due to duty and guilt but also memories that won’t go away. Another from not wanting to tarnish anyone’s memory of the hometown hero.

Cord and Haley have insane chemistry. She is stubborn and doesn’t want him to think badly of Drew and he is stubborn and is afraid with all his baggage and his promise to Drew that he isn’t what she needs. He doesn
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
The Right Ranger is the third book in the Men of At Ease Ranch series by Donna Michaels. I have not read either of the first two books, but we did get to see glimpses of the two couples from those books, and I really liked them, so I might eventually go back and read their stories. As for Haley and Cord's story. I liked it. It was a super quick read for me. Easy to digest in one short sitting, but I didn't love it if
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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The Right Ranger is a sexy, sweet friend to lovers story. Haley is a widow of an Army Ranger, Drew, whose fellow teammates have all retired and now live in Texas near Haley's ranch. She was having a hard time even before Drew died two years earlier, and now really needs Cord's help with getting her ranch ready to be converted into a horse stabling ranch, rather than the cattle ranch it used to be. She's desperate, her foreman has injured himself, and she's been forced to let go most of the rest

Yvonne Cruz
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Right Ranger is book 3 of Ms Michaels series titled The Men of At Ease Ranch. A ranch created to help veterans find a home and a life after serving their country.
I have enjoyed the series and this book is one of the best stories of the series.
Haley Wagner and ex-Army Ranger Cord Brannigan are the main characters . Hayley is the widow of one of an Army Ranger team memberd and now is trying to get the ranch she inherited up and running as a horse boarding ranch. Cord offers to help. He held
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
When former army ranger Cord receives a call for assistance from his army buddy's wife he goes to her immediately. Haley having lost her husband in war has had a difficult time keeping the ranch going and hopes that Cord can help her with some of the heavy duty work. Cord and Haley have great chemistry but Cord will not be with Haley because of her late husband and the guilt he holds for his death. Will they be able to resist one another.
Bette Hansen
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've loved this whole series and this may be my favorite to date. Haley and Cord just work so well together I couldn't help but fall in love with them. There's a nice easy flow to the story that just keeps you turning the pages. This is a great story of two people fighting an attraction due to a sense of honor but in the end is inevitable. They both keep secrets that could hurt the other and could ultimately drive them apart. Grab a copy of this one and enjoy their story! I highly recommend it. ...more
Isha Coleman
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Donna Michaels has a penchant for writing stories of independent women with one major flaw. Pride. It leads to their downfall, every time. Of course there's always the thrill of a hot guy to help cushion the fall. For Haley and Cord rebuilding their friendship is an uphill battle, littered with secrets and promises. Can their burgeoning romance survive the drama heading it's way? The Right Ranger has classic written all over it. ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
I have been waiting for Cord and Haley's story for a while and even though it wasn't smooth sailing for them it was a great ride. The chemistry between Haley and Cord was phenomenal. I didn't see how Cord thought he would be able to live under the same roof as Haley for three weeks and not act on their attraction, but I would give him a A just for trying ;)

My full review along with a #Giveaway can be seen on my blog here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...

Haley Wagner is a very independent woman, determined not to rely on her ex-husband's comrades to help her with the ranch she inherited. But when she finds herself struggling to stay on top of things around the ranch, she calls on Cord Brannigan. Working side by side, they both do their best to ignore the chemistry between them, but it's impossible. Will Haley get a second chance at happy ever after, or will the secrets they're both keeping coming to light tear them apart?

The first two books of t
Books and Spoons
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Yes, I confess, I am in love with the Men at Ease Ranch, both as a series and as individual characters! And not even because of the hot ranger cowboy thing going on there, even if it does help, but because of what they stand for, because of who they are, what they are doing, and how they are willing to do the hard things, be the leaders, take care of their brothers and sisters in arms even after the service, that is what matters to me.
When you add Donna Michaels' style of writing; the mix of su
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Right Ranger
By: Donna Michaels

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Star Review by Kristie K

Broken pasts breed broken hearts, but Donna Michaels delivers the cure in The Right Ranger…Love…

What do you get when two friends with an unspoken chemistry, interwoven and broken pasts, and hidden secrets are brought together for a common goal? The Right Ranger, by Donna Michaels…that’s what you get. Cord Brannigan promised his fallen Ranger teammate that he would take care of his wife for him, but he never realized at the time j
The thing about The Men of At Ease Ranch series that I loved since day one was the camaraderie between former Rangers who built new life at At Ease Ranch. The closeness and familiarity practically leaped from the page and brought smile to my face. Cord - especially - drew my attention over his close friendship with Brick and his apparent care to his sister on Her Secret Ranger. So of course I grabbed the chance to read his story.

This third installment to the series finally brought together Cord
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-reads
2 1/2 stars

Let's be real, this cover drew me right to this book. And then I read that blurb and really wanted to read it. Love military guys and there's no doubt I'm on board for him 'trying' to keep his hands off her.

Here's the deal though, I missed part of the book. The part that wasn't written. I will admit that this is a book three but it's campaign books so I figured I'd be okay. Yet I still felt like I missed a whole lot of story.

I'm a show me kinda story girl. I want to hear the conversat
Elizabeth Neal
Haley, a widow, lost her husband during a mission as he was serving his country. Ever since, she's been struggling, emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. She knows in order to save their ranch she needs to do something she'd rather Cord for help.

Cord, a former Army Ranger, promised his fallen teammate, Drew, that he'd watch over his wife, Haley. This promise, though he will keep it, will be hard for Cord as he's had a crush on Haley for years, and knows a secret regardin
Defying Tradition Allisia Wysong
Alight I have been living under a rock or something because I have been seriously missing out on this author! Donna Michaels writes her characters with depth and real life issues. My friend Lisa suggested I read this series and I am so glad I did. I had the motivation to start reading because of this review, but once I started I couldn’t stop. I read all three books in three days, couldn’t put them down! If you haven’t read The Men of At Ease Rach series you NEED to, right away.
Now The Right
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cord Brannigan is about to meet his match in the one woman that he's been secretly pining for for years.

Haley Wagner is living with a secret and the last thing she wants is have the one man that makes her weak in the knees under her roof. However she's between a rock and a hard place and needs help to make her ranch ready for her new business.

Cord and Haley have an insane attraction to each other and they fight it with everything they have, but you can only fight their kind of attraction for so
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Was Provided A ARC Through NetGalley
(Possible Spoilers)

Quite and stubborn, ex army ranger Cord Brannigan, just isn't himself lately, he has been caring around a lot of guilt the past couple of years, after the loss of one of the men on his team. And on top of that, he finds himself having to fight the explosive chemistry he feels towards the one woman he can't have. But that doesn't stop Cord from running to Haley Wagner's ranch, when she calls for help. The equally stubborn, sassy mouth woman
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of The Right Ranger from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels is the third book in her Men of At Ease Ranch. I have read all three and really think that this one is my favorite. This is Cord and Hayley's story and I loved it so I'd give it 5 stars for everything and hope that there will be more books in the series.

Cord Brannigan made a dying promise to his teammate Drew but he has a secret that
Fun and sexy off-limits romance with a strong simmering attraction while trying to do the right out of honour

The Right Ranger is an off-limits romance that is a wonderful addition to this small town series. With an undercurrent of simmering attraction that teeters on the edge of spilling over whenever the two characters are together, the strong sense of doing the right thing in order to honour leads to secrets unravelling in surprising twists to make this a fun read!

Told from dual point of view,
Christine Mize
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When everything in your life has flipped upside down, the only thing standing between you and ruin is the help of friends. Even if you desperately do not want that help. Haley Wagner's life has suffered a number of hits, from the loss of her husband while overseas in the military, to the dream farm that the two planned to build. When her last ranch hand is injured on the job, she has no choice than to reach out to Cord Brannigan, a Former Army Ranger officer who served with her husband. The bigg ...more
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
After I finished The Right Ranger, two questions immediately came to mind. Is Vince next? And how the hell did I miss the 2nd book?! I devoured the first book and freaking loved The Right Ranger, how on earth did I miss Beth and Brick's book? I will fix that wrong lickety–split! And speaking of lick (see what I did there...), we need to take a moment to admire these covers. Holy Abs, Batman!

Okay, back to The Right Ranger. I loved every moment of this book. Although this may only be the 2nd book
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is the third book in the series but they all completely stand alone (no cliffhangers) so you can read them in any order as long as you don't mind small details about the previous couples being spoiled. There is both cursing and on-screen sex in this one, so if that isn't your jam, you might not enjoy this, but you'll be missing a beautiful story...and, to be totally honest, really hot chemistry.

This book was exactly – EXACTLY – what I wanted for Cord and Haley's story. When we met seri
Chanda Norman
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent romance from Donna Michaels' "The Men of At Ease Ranch" series. The men of At Ease Ranch are ex military/cowboys with plenty of macho and sex appeal.

In this book we met Cord who is going to help Haley a fallen Ranger's wife that lives near his hometown of Joyful. As Drew took his last breath Cord promised him would look after his wife Haley. The problem is that Cord has been half in love with Haley for years so until now he has kept his promise from a distance out of respect.
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Promise me, man. I need you to promise me you’ll watch over her.”

The Right Ranger is not only the third book in Donna Michaels’ The Men of At Ease Ranch series—it's also the third one I've loved reading.

I am absolutely enamored with these Rangers-cum-Cowboys. They're charming and swoony, gruff and damaged, and very, very hot. And Cord might be my favorite… so far.

His connection with Haley was teased in Her Secret Ranger and, as I said in my review then, I expected their story to pack a bit mo
Debbie Collins
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Right Ranger is the third book in The Men of at Ease Ranch series, and although they have all been fantastic, I think this one is my favorite.
Cord Brannigan promised his fallen teammate that he would protect and watch over his wife, Haley Wagner. That is not a promise that Cord took lightly and whenever she calls he goes running, even if she doesn't call he checks up on her. The problem is that Haley is very independent and being a widow, she has secrets that she doesn't want her husbands Ra
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hayley Wagner is been struggling hard to turn her ranch around, when things took a turn for the worse. So much so, that she has to turn to a man that she struggles keeping her strong attraction for a secret. Cord Brannigan, a former Army Ranger, promised a fallen teammate that he'd protect Hayley, and from a distance it's been okay, but now being together closely for three weeks alone, well, it will take everything in him not to touch her, but how long will he last? I've recently had to opportun ...more
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