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The Army Ranger's Surprise
"There is a lot of heart and soul in this story. There are also moments of sadness and outright hilarity. The author kept the story rocking and the reader engaged. The characters are fun, witty and flirty. The cow is just ridiculously funny!" -Suzette P., Goodreads
"I loved Leo and Kaydee’s story. I empathized strongly with the struggles Leo was trying to leave in his past, and I couldn’t help but admire how Ms. Michaels’ navigated such a sensitive topic. Beyond that, Leo’s sassy grandma added levity and light—as did his buddies—and Kaydee’s willingness to embrace change made her a heroine who was more than worth rooting for. What I’m trying (badly) to say, is that The Army Ranger’s Surprise was an all the feels read. I loved everything about it and the way it flowed. The pacing, the character growth, the check-ins on previous characters—it all worked for me, and ultimately made The Army Ranger’s Surprise a not-so-surprisingly addictive read. FIVE Winter Soldier Stars." ~ Beth, Panda and Boodle
"This novel reminded me of why I love romance novels. It is sexy, sweet and heartfelt. The characters are grown ups with grown folk problems. Their concerns and issues are relatable but don’t drag you down." ~Afrodyt, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"Donna Michaels is truly a master at her craft, and she just keeps getting better! She has delivered yet another amazing addition to The Men of At Ease Ranch series! The Army Ranger's Surprise took me on an emotional journey with Leo as he battles to resolve the demons of his past and move forward with his life. I loved this story and series and look forward to reading more." ~Tracy R., Goodreads
She’s about to remind him how good life can be.
Army brat Kaydee Wagner gets twitchy if she stays in one place for too long. But when her grandfather needs someone to stay with him for a bit and his home needs a lot of repairs, she steps up to the plate.
Lucky for her, help arrives from their neighbor’s gorgeous grandson, former Army Ranger Leo Reed.
Leo’s desperate to rise above his dark past and enjoy life again. He’s already made a lot of progress, so when the woman he can’t stop thinking about needs a handyman, he volunteers. But after a very…wet incident involving deadly dance moves and a wayward sink hose, their clothes hit the floor faster than a stack of bathroom tile.
He doesn’t want forever—that would mean revealing his past, which he’s not ready to do. She only wants right now, because any other option would require sticking around.
And then Kaydee discovers she’s pregnant.
"An absolute keeper shelf series in my opinion (...) this series MUST go on!! Readers of Lori Wilde and Candis Terry will FALL for the Men of At Ease SO HARD!!" ~Lisa Filipe, A Tasty Read Book Reviews
"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."
~Defying Tradition, Allisia Wysong
"...I am convinced that this is one of Ms. Micheals best series. From page one forward you will be intrigued. Alpha men are just scrumptious, when written about because they are always the most honest caring individuals in the book. Some writers don't follow this rule, but Donna Micheals follows it to a "T" Read this series if you just want to swoon!!!" ~Linda C
"I am so pleased I have found Donna Michaels' books into my life because they are just like little rays of sunshine. The stories are riddled with delightful humor that makes me smile, there's adorable tender sweetness that makes me sigh, love stories that are easy to believe, passion that scorches the pages bringing heat and spice to the tales, and there are friends, brothers, families with tight bonds, loyalty, and protectiveness that you can't help but admire." ~Books and Spoons
READ THE WHOLE SERIES
This series can be read and enjoyed in any order but you get more out of the backstories by reading in order.
"I have loved Donna Michaels’ Men of At-Ease Ranch since the beginning. It has proven to be a strong series—one with likable characters, deep friendships that come complete with humor, banter and caring, and love stories that are equal parts sweet and sexy." ~Beth at Panda & Boodle