He can’t resist a puzzle…
When Texas Ranger Brice McAllister spies a sexy woman in short shorts gardening in her backyard, he can’t help but flirt. She shuts him down hard, and Brice is astonished when he realizes this alluring woman is also the aloof and dowdy librarian—complete with thick-framed glasses and a shapeless dress—who helped him research land deeds earlier that day. He’s instantly intrigued and sets out to discover more—namely, why she’s clearly hiding herself.
She can’t attract attention...
After one side of her crime family is involved in her fiancé’s death, Maria Giordano puts half a continent between herself and her L.A. home and family. She moves to Whiskey River and reinvents herself as “Mary,” a serious and plain librarian. Her only indulgence is her garden and cooking with her neighbor’s young daughter. And then she meets Brice.
Maria has every reason to avoid and resent a man with a badge, but when she needs protection, the last man she thinks she can trust is the first one she turns to.
Brice and Mary’s story was sweet. I enjoyed reading it and their special HEA. And Bunny was just a little star like Katie was in Grant’s book. So sweet.
Grant’s name was inserted in a couple of places where Brice’s should have been, proofreading error.
Book three in this series.
This book was a bit different in a good way. While there is still the Texas cowboy element I love, The Ranger had a bit more going on in the way of suspense. I will say this is a slow build romance as the heroine is closed-off and prefers to keep to herself with very few friends. Her past is dictating her future and she feels this is best. Maria was a strong character, independent and likable. While I've know Brice since the first book in the series, and knew little about him, I loved his character as well. From the moment they met, I was engaged and entertained by Brice and Maria's interactions.
This was a fun book, with a bit of angst and suspense and I recommend it as well as the whole series. While I was given an advanced reading copy, my review is unbiased and my opinions are my own. Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)