Tuesday, June 23, 2015

✰ Book Review ✰ ARMY RANGER SERIES by Tracey Cramer Kelly

Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Series: Army Ranger #1
U.S. Army Ranger Cory Foster returns from his latest mission to find the ‘civilized’ world turned upside down. Trading in defending his country for protecting his sister, he’s just biding time until he can leave on his next mission. 

Dr. Madison Wright doesn’t date military men - or family members of her patients. But when a medical emergency introduces her to a tough-but-sensitive Army Ranger, she’s tempted to bend the rules despite the little voice inside her head. 

When a beaten and bloody Cory shows up on Maddy’s doorstep, she can’t turn him away. But their relationship is soon tested as Cory struggles with doubts about his future in the Rangers, and Maddy wonders if opening herself to loving a military man is a wise choice. 

This is Book One in the Army Rangers Series. It is a novella of under 15K words. There is one sexually explicit/erotic scene in this novella.

Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Series: Army Ranger #2
U.S. Army Ranger Chase Richards just wants to do the honorable thing. That’s pretty easy when he’s chasing bad guys, but harder when it comes to his best friend’s little sister. 

Ella Foster is off limits - and has been for three years. But when Chase agrees to help her in an emergency, he gets more than he bargained for - with Ella and her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend. Now he’s got to keep his hands off her - and his heart intact - or risk losing the respect of his best friend. 

Ella has been infatuated with Chase since the day her brother first introduced them. The handsome hero was her knight in shining armor when she needed rescuing, but he’s so far out of her league, she’s sure she can never have him. 

But when Ella’s ex crosses the line, Chase’s honor will be tested like never before… 

- Both books reviewed -

The moment I started reading Ranger's Luck, I was hooked. The opening scene intrigued me beyond belief and I loved seeing Cory's protective side right off the bat. Without even know who he was, I was already swooning for the guy.

An unfortunate but fateful incident brought Cory and Maddy together. Once they met, Cory could not get enough of her. But there was one problem. Maddy and Cory were both on the "no dating" lifestyle...for very valid reasons, of course. 

However, once again, life had a funny way of working out. Cory got himself into a medical emergency in which Maddy had to step up and care for him. She was hesitant at first, but she really couldn't say no. Not when his life - and career - depended on it.

Cue the steamy romance. Maddy and Cory couldn't help but connect and develop feelings for each other. The situation they were in, after all, made it ten times harder for them NOT to fall in love. You'll see once you read this.

Now, this was a very short novella, but that doesn't mean it lacked emotion or depth. There was enough drama and romance to keep me turning the pages! Also, the way it was written was a massive plus. Everything had this natural and smooth flow that allowed me to connect not only with the characters, but their story as well. If you're a fan of military romance, I would really recommend you pick this one up. It's a quick read you don't want to miss out on. To say I'm looking forward to Chase and Ella's story would be quite the understatement!

After reading Ranger's Luck, the first installment in the ARMY RANGER SERIES, I could not wait to start this one. Ranger's Destiny starts off in a scene we didn't quite see in book 1, but we 'knew' about it - when Chase and Brett pick up Cory after he had gotten hurt. And let me just say that I LOVED THAT! I felt like I got the whole picture now and made me feel even more invested in the general story line behind this series. I love these characters! The guys are all Army Strong but yet, easy to relate to.

Ella was very much off-limits. She was Cory's little sister and one of the secondary characters from book 1 whom I could not help but really like (and at times, feel sad for). Chase was Cory's best friend and he was always there for him, come hell or high water, he was there. So when he had to go and be there for Ella, he did not think twice. 

Boy was he in for a ride...

Ella didn't make it easy for him to "stay away" from her. Suffice it to say, he didn't stay away long! He couldn't. He'd fought it long enough.

When Ella's life is threatened (Rolando is still causing trouble), Chase goes into full-on protective mode. Cue my swooning! :)

Another wonderful and at times steamy quick read you should pick up if you're sucker for a guy in uniform. ;) Book 3 will follow Maddy and Cory's story and Book 4 will continue Ella and Chase's. This kind of serial is new for me, but I must say, I'm a fan of this style and this author!

Meet the author:Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Wounded veterans. Biker chicks. Famous people with secrets to hide.

These are the characters that tend to populate Tracey's writing. It's about their personal journey, and their transformation.

Tracey's writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic as well as over 20 years of being a "biker chick" herself.

In addition to fiction, she also tries to keep one toe in the music world, contributing vocals to several albums as well as releasing her own covers. She has even been known to produce a video or two!

When she's not writing or running the family motorcycle accessories business, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two young kids, especially in the great outdoors.

Her web site/blog can be found at http://www.TraceyCramerKelly.com.


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