A Ranger for the Twins
by Tanya Agler
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date October 6, 2020
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adultss
She fell from grace…
Before falling for him
When her husband defrauded the town of Hollydale, now-divorced mom Lucie Decker went from being the town darling to total pariah. Now she’s launching a new business and needs ranger Caleb Spindler’s help. And her twins adore Caleb. After all, he’s a genuine hero—even if he is hiding a secret. But while Lucie’s heart has forgotten how to trust, it still remembers how to fall in love…
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
How can you not admire a woman who remains in the small town she has always lived in despite the animosity of the townsfolk towards her?
Determined to hold on to her parent’s heritage and provide for her twins after her husband’s (excuse me, ex-husband’s!) treachery towards those who trusted him was revealed, Lucie endured scorn, accusations, and just plain meanness from her neighbors with aplomb. Returning kindness instead of anger, she did her best not only to survive but also to thrive. And she had quite the heart of gold, always looking for ways to care for others.
Caleb was a very humble hero! I appreciated the way he refused to take all the glory for the rescue that made him a household name. And instead of being an invincible tough guy, he was a somewhat shy man who had been hurt, both physically and emotionally, and was afraid to trust. Until he was confronted with the woman who had been such a friend in need when they were younger, that is.
Lucie’s menagerie was fun! The author managed to show the unique “personalities” of each of her unique pets. Not only were their names fun but so were their quirks. I loved the way Ladybug, the English bulldog, always sat on Caleb’s feet. And Ethel, the huge miniature pig was so funny!
This small-town romance was a sweet story. There were several ahh inspiring moments.
A few things caused me to not rate it as high as I would have. There were a few places that it seemed like things bounced from one idea to another quickly. It seemed unrealistic that the townsfolk who had been rejecting her and shunning her would have changed their tune so quickly. And one situation at the end was resolved without the resolution ever really being explained – not to mention that it wasn’t really realistic that it would have been a problem in the first place.
While the second book about people in this town, I appreciate that Tanya Agler did not use “those” references some authors like to include to indicate you missed reading the first book in the series. This story does stand on its own if you so choose. If you enjoy heartwarming romance, do consider A Ranger for the Twins.
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