Ranger’s Pride by Vella Munn

Posted October 1, 2018 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

At eighteen, Tara Steele was young and restless, so she left the only man she’d ever loved behind to pursue an education and see the world. Now a nurse, she’s returned to Montana to help her aging parents, but when she discovers an elk carcass, she calls the local ranger to investigate. When Hunter picks up, she wonders if they will still have a spark so many years later. 

Tara is the last person forest ranger Hunter Beavers expects to see again. He’s never fully healed from their broken engagement, but has immersed himself in protecting the land and wildlife he loves. He’s determined to keep his heart and distance when they partner to investigate the poachers, but all of their lingering feelings rush back. Hunter may not be able to forget the love they shared, but he’s sure he can’t trust that Tara won’t go running off again.

Titles in the Montana Rangers series include:  Ranger’s Legacy – Ranger’s Courage – Ranger’s Pride

Title:  Ranger’s Pride
Series:  Montana Rangers #3
Author:  Vella Munn
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 1, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Ranger’s Pride is an intriguing romance that blends Native American beliefs and folklore with two young people who parted ways when Tara decided to do more with her life and headed off for her education.  Hunter never really got past the breakup with Tara emotionally although today he is a forest ranger with responsibilities that hit close to home for them both.  When Tara returns home their paths will meet once again over the slaughter and poaching of a white elk on forest lands.

As always with a Vella Munn story, the writing is smooth, the plot interesting and the characters believable.  Yet, frankly, I found that it was Hunter who had to do the growing up here – not Tara as he kept insisting.  But that’s how I took his words and actions when things got difficult between them.  Interesting secondary characters and some known faces round out this story of a second chance at love… if this couple can get beyond their shared past and do some forgiving and understanding.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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