As best I can tell, Lassoed by the Lawman is the first book I’ve read by Renae Brumbaugh Green but I can guarantee it won’t be my last. I admittedly have a weakness for books about Texas, cowboys, and Texas Rangers so I’m not sure why I have not already discovered this author’s books. I will definitely be checking out more of them as soon as possible.
Juliana Duke is the only child of a successful rancher and although she has big dreams of her own, her desire is to please their parents. That means marrying the man they have chosen for her but she just can’t seem to set a date. Along comes Texas Ranger Cody Steves to help discover those responsible for stealing her father’s cattle. Despite her potential plans to marry someone else, Juliana finds herself instantly attracted to Cody and the attraction is obviously mutual.
Juliana and Cody’s story is filled with plenty of danger, action, suspense, misunderstandings, betrayal, and of course a sweet yet sizzling romance. Well written with plenty of vivid images of life on the ranch and excellent characterization, Lassoed by the Lawman moved along at a steady pace and made me want to discover what would happen next. I was not disappointed! I did have some suspicions but found myself in for some pretty big surprises before the grand finale.
If you love westerns as I do, you will not want to miss Lassoed by the Lawman and I assume the other novels by this new favorite author.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book: Lassoed by the Lawman
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: May 4, 2021
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Juliana Duke has always dreamed of owning a dress shop.
But as the only child of Oscar and Maria Duke and heiress of the vast Duke Ranch, her job is to marry a rancher and produce a male heir. When Lt. Cody Steves rides onto the scene, her resolve to place duty over daydreams is shaken. Now that her heart’s been lassoed by the handsome lawman, will she be able to love another?
Cody Steves wants marriage and family, but he loves being a Texas Ranger. At any time, he could ride into a job and not come out alive. How could any decent man marry, knowing he could leave a widow and orphans behind? But the beautiful Juliana Duke captures him in a way no other has. When this job is over, can he ride away with his heart intact?
When he learns of a secret plot to take over the Duke Ranch, Cody must risk everything to save Juliana. Little does he know, the outcome will be nothing like he’s planned or imagined.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Renae Brumbaugh Green is an ECPA Bestselling Author, award-winning humor columnist, and wannabe superhero. She lives in Texas with her handsome, country-boy husband, four nearly-perfect children and one nearly-perfect son-in-law, and far too many animals. When she’s not writing, Renae teaches online classes and tries to be rugged without chipping her nail polish.
MORE FROM RENAE:
Lassoed by the Lawman is the third and final book in the Texas Rangers Series, and I honestly think it’s my favorite book of the series. The main characters, Juliana and Cody, are loosely based on me and my husband, Rick. We’re both creatives, we both love music, and we both try to balance our love for creativity with our need to actually make a living! Our shared love of music initially drew us to each other.
Like Cody, Rick is rugged and masculine, and he melted my heart the first time I heard him sing. As a matter of fact, during our courtship, we often wrote songs together. One of the songs Cody sings to Juliana in the book is actually a song Rick wrote for me. (Sigh.)
The attraction Cody and Juliana feel for each other is both white-hot and pure… the kind of passion God wants husbands and wives to experience. It’s the kind of passion Christ has for us, his bride. As I worked on these pages, I giggled at times, blushed at times, and grinned with mischief always.
Through hardship and heartache, Juliana and Cody find joy. And through hardship and heartache, God wants us to find joy, too…the joy of an abundant life in Christ. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. As a bonus, here’s a link to a song Rick and I wrote and recorded for each other. It’s not the song from the book, but it’s pretty special to us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDjVxp2m5
God bless, and happy reading!
—Renae Brumbaugh Green
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This looks so good! Thanks for sharing this awesome book rec!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this book, it sounds like a must read for me
Excellent review! Thank you for sharing.
Looks like a good book. Thanks for the review.