Ranger’s Justice by Lara Lacombe

Posted June 20, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 Beat the Backlist Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

Can the law get ahead of one of the country’s most brutal killers?

FBI profiler Rebecca Wade is used to tough, gruesome cases.

But a serial killer targeting women in Big Bend National Park gets under her skin in a way she never anticipated.

Alongside her unexpected partner—enigmatic park ranger Quinn Gallagher—Rebecca must race against the clock to prevent more innocent lives from being lost and achieve justice at last.

Titles in the Rangers of Big Bend series include – Ranger’s Justice – Ranger’s Baby Rescue – The Ranger’s Reunion Threat – Ranger’s Family in Danger –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Title:  Ranger’s Justice
Series:  Rangers of Big Bend #1
Author:  Lara Lacombe
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Publication Date:  September 1, 2018
Rating:  4.5 stars

It’s never too late to read a really good story or to begin (binge read) an intriguing series – and I’ve found both in Ranger’s Justice the first story in the Rangers of Big Bend series.

Although, as far as story details go, I need to be very careful not to give away vital information that you should discover on your own in Rebecca’s and Quinn’s story.  I enjoyed this one very much, so it’s not going to be easy to tone down my enthusiasm for this couple and their experiences.

Rebecca is an FBI profiler assigned to an apparent serial killer case in Big Bend National Park.  She’s been on the job for several years so this isn’t her first time, but she will get more personally involved in this case for several reasons.  One, of course, is the strong attraction to Quinn, a man she has to decide if he is at the core or the outside of this case… and at first, that’s not blatantly obvious to her so she’s cautious around him.  Yet, as time passes she’ll find herself not only deep in an attraction to this complex man but right in the middle of danger, as well.

I don’t read suspense or mystery with the goal of figuring out who the villain is.  Frankly, it’s more fun for me to try to put puzzle pieces together while enjoying the romance building surrounding the danger.  But I did have my suspect – a rather vile one at that – who I kept an eye on throughout Ranger’s Justice.  Was I right?  Eventually, yes.  But even with my suspicions fully engaged that took nothing away from the pure enjoyment of watching this story unfold.

Both Rebecca and Quinn have some serious parts of their pasts that will factor into their reactions to each other.  Without giving away details, I was struck with how strong each was in their own ways, and when they knew the time (and the person) was right for them, how they faced not only the future but their past together.  I liked this couple so much, and walking alongside them on this journey was a pure reading pleasure for me.

Ranger’s Justice is an intriguing romantic suspense story, one that will keep you on your toes, find a few twists or turns along the way, discover just how vile a human can be, and witness how the heart may have known loss but can rebound to love again… differently, but no less passionately.  I had fun, and that’s the whole point.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

Available in paperback (Mass Market) or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle

 

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