Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Make Mine a Ranger (Special Ops: Homefront Book 4)

Make Mine a Ranger (Special Ops: Homefront Book 4) 
by Kate Aster
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OO7Y1EG

"It's not him. It can't be him..."

24-year-old Bess Foster has a three-year-old daughter she cherishes... friends she adores... and an Army Ranger she's been fantasizing about for nearly four years.

But she also has a past that haunts her: an abusive ex-boyfriend she fled to protect her child. She thought she was free of him... till she saw his face again.

Sharing a house with a single mom and a preschooler might not sound like the best fit for an Army Ranger. But when First Lieutenant Tyler Griffon finds out that the waterfront house where his long-time friend Bess lives with her daughter has a vacancy, he can't resist the jaw-dropping view of the Chesapeake Bay.

And when he signs the lease, this Ranger will get more action than he bargained for...


Bess - She is shy at first, and a bit unsure of herself. She reminds me a little bit of myself except you won't catch me dead in a dress, ever! She is a fantastic mother, and has talent in the kitchen. Her character was believable and likable. I had no qualms with her at all. 

Tyler - His character is the nice guy, with muscles and hotness. Just the way they should be in a romance novel. The best part about him is that he is articulate enough to have clever things to say. This makes him interesting. He also has a tiny bit of an edge to him, but I think I would have liked to have seen it a little bit more sprinkled through the pages. He was almost too good to be true

Abby - What a cute little girl. I loved her character. 

Bess's friends - High class, a little lofty. I suppose I feel this way because I have never had friends in high places before, or ones that have everything they could ever want.

This was a pretty basic romance novel. It wasn't boring at all, and kept me moving forward without problems. I do however think that a bit more conflict could have been introduced to create more drama between the characters. 

The ending was beautiful. Perfect. Tyler made me fall in love with him.

The author added an epilogue that wasn't necessary though. It didn't add to the book at all, and even took from the elation I felt reading the end of the book. 

Over all, I am impressed with the author. She writes very well for an independent author. In my eyes, she is probably one of the better writers out there, and she should be congratulated for that. I will probably read another of her books in the future.