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Summary

I’ve been living under storm clouds since my honorable discharge, but Julian’s the sun.

I’ve tried everything to deal with my PTSD from yoga to sunning my butthole, but nothing seemed to help. 

So when my brother suggests a service dog, I figure I don’t have anything to lose. The last thing I expect is for the dog to come with a cheerful, quirky trainer I can’t get out of my head....

I’m too screwed up for love, but a chance to explore a side of myself I didn’t realize existed until recently is too good to pass up. 

But the more I get to know Julian, the more I start to think I might not be beyond saving after all....

Ranger is a low-angst stand-alone MM romance featuring a slightly grumpy veteran, a sunshiney animal trainer, an ornery goat, a deaf donkey, and some seriously hot encounters, resulting in a very happy ending. While Ranger was a side character in Heart (Ballsy Boys 3), his book is a stand-alone and can be listened to on its own.

©2020 Nora Phoenix, K.M. Neuhold (P)2021 Nora Phoenix, K.M. Neuhold

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beautiful and real

wow what a book.
I've read/listened to a few of K.M. Neuhold stand alone books and this is now one of my favourites.

Well done John Solo for the narration, the characters were clear and damn you made Ranger sound like Keanu Reeves which is never a bad thing (#swoon!)

The story was hard hitting and truthful of how some struggle with PTSD. it felt real and I loved that a service dog was brought in. the moment he first takes the dog out and the shop clerk says his faking was also great as this is so true of invisible illness and disability. so sad that this is the truth of the world we live in.

Then you bring in Julian a true ray of sunshine and he immediately makes you smile, the menagerie of animals helped too.

I liked that things weren't overly dragged out or made difficult because sometimes life can go well. it's a positive story in the end and I hope for more reads like this.

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incredible!

This story is amazing, I have it on paperback and just craved to listen to it and it's totally worth it.

Narrator is perfect for the book! They way they were so expressive and kept the flow going with the pauses and hesitations in the right places to feel the depth of the emotion and importance of the moment.

Loved it looking forward to listening to it again soon.

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A real heartwarming romance

A touching friendship turns to love for a soldier/ranger suffering from PTSD which threatens to ruin his life when a kind hearted man comes into his life with a care dog 🐕 and slowely change for the better all helped by the narrator John Solo.

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waste of a credit, no refund offered. boring story

diddent finish listening to the audio book same boring story line as many other gay books

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Loved it

It always brilliant when a favourite book comes to audio. I was really looking forward to this and boy I was most certainly not let down.

Ranger and Julian totally deserved their happily ever after and add in a few dogs and other animals, well I'm in love.

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Omg this is amazing 😍 I read the book first and that was fantastic very well written and then I got the audio omg John solo you are amazing ❤️

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  • 06-05-21

This. This is why a true ‘voice actor’ makes the story even better

I haven’t even finished listening and already felt I needed to review this audiobook. When I read the story (through KU) I could tell that it would be even more amazing with a good voice actor. I watched and waited for the audiobook, saw the name of the narrator, and purchased it immediately. Nora Phoenix and K.M. Neuhold wrote a tale that tugs at your heartstrings, in the best of ways, and John Solo brought the story to life and tears to my eyes. Definitely will be adding this audiobook to my list of Favorites so I can quickly access it and listen again. Over and over. Superb job and a huge THANK YOU to the writers and narrator!

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  • 02-04-21

Authentic

Ranger's perspective felt really genuine. His struggle was oddly refreshing because it felt real and it wasn't only happiness or romance. I was concerned that this book might make it seem as if a pet and a boyfriend will solve your mental illness but I really appreciated the clarification that a boyfriend was not a solution and that a service dog has an important job and isn't simply a pet.

It was a bit difficult for me to hear the connection to the ballsy boys series knowing that the narrator to that series is no longer with us...but this narrator is also fantastic and gave a distinctive and emotional performance.

The romance was cute and peppered with sexy scenes and serious issues. it's a nice story.

I recommend this book.

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  • Brittany (A Bit Smutty Book Blog)
  • 06-05-21

So good

Bought this one on a whim and wasn’t expecting how much I would love it.

Rangers story is sad but Julian is such a light both to Ranger and the story. I’m a bit of a sucker for a military rope which is what drew me in.

Haven’t listened to a John Solo narration but really enjoyed it and thought he did a great job.

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  • 21-04-21

Sweet ex-ranger with PTSD & Service Dog Trainor

great story hot, sizzling and easy listening to of John Solo's amazing voice narrations!! Yeah the book's cover picture and Rangers Voice are a perfect match! The voice of the Service Dog Trainor Character Julian is perfect as well matched to his character of someone who's caring and compassionate for the service animals he provides and to the people he's proving them.

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  • Emma Brown
  • 08-04-21

Fantastic

I adored this book when I read it. Hearing John Solo bring Ranger and Julian to life was just fantastic. The voices he does for the characters was strong and believable. The emotion and chemistry is just off the charts!

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  • Agirlhasnoname
  • 12-04-21

Beautiful

Absolutely beautiful story. Gave me all the feels. Great reminder that love heals. Worth the credit for sure.

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  • Ronda
  • 20-10-21

25 Stars!

This was an amazing journey. One man's journey back from the abyss with loving support from unexpected places. Told with kindness, humor, and sensitivity. Another fantastic performance from John Solo. John lent depth to the rich characters.
A must read!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-10-21

Ranger Is Amazing!

this book is one of KM's and NP's Best! I cannot wait for next 1 in the series! I love John Solo (and your use of Nick Russo in other books). Great narrators are a must! Beautiful dynamic between Ranger and Julian. I was enthralled from beginning to end!!

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  • DGMays
  • 24-08-21

Sweet, Sexy, and Enjoyable!!!

Thoroughly enjoyed this sweet romance! Couldn't help bonding with the boys, appreciating their places as they came together!! Right blend of sensual & soul. Loved the humor & compassion, deaf donkey, and bossy goat. Very fun crowd!!!

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  • Mike
  • 01-07-21

Engaging!

Beautiful storyline. I laughed, and nearly cried. Great humor and very touching. I highly recommend!