Reese Hudson meant to destroy mementos from her last failed relationship, not burn down an outhouse and incur the wrath of a sexy park ranger. When the judge rejects her offer to pay for the structure and sentences her to rebuild it—with the hot ranger supervising—she embraces the challenge to take control of her life.
Park ranger Wade Baker wants nothing to do with the rich city girl, no matter how tempting he finds her lush curves. She’s too much like his ex-fiancée, and if he’s learned anything, it’s that women like Reese don’t fit into his world. And he sure as hell wants no part of her big city life.
Reese may not know a hammer from a screwdriver, but she’s working hard to prove she’s not just some pampered princess to be toyed with. And damn it if Wade doesn’t admire her tenacious spirit. If only they got along half as well outside the bedroom as they do in it, there might be a chance for them after all…
USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing, and reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”
She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.
Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky men in the Bannister family in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.
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By knowing what I like to read. I write about love, laughter, and happily ever afters. I love writing stories set in small towns, and my books usually involve friends, dogs, and hunky heroes. I want my books to make readers laugh, and occasionally cry, and swoon over my heroes, and close the book wanting more. One of my favorite things that I hear from readers is that they wish they could be in the Page Turners book club or that the book club feels like visiting old friends to them.
2. What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
Spend time with my family. I love going to the movies and walking my dogs. I play volleyball on a summer league and love the sport! My perfect afternoon would be a warm summer day spent at the pool with a great book, an icy Diet Coke, and a bag of Cheetos. I’m blessed enough to be married to my best friend, and as recent empty-nesters, we spend a lot of time together, watching the Broncos and finding adventures to take together.
3. Where did you get the inspiration for Romancing the Ranger?
Romancing the Ranger is about a city girl who meets a hunky park ranger when she accidentally burns down the outhouse in his state park and is required to rebuild it under the ranger’s supervision. Part of the idea behind this story came from a real situation that happened in Colorado where I am from. A woman really did go in to a state park to burn mementos of a broken relationship. That turned into a massive forest fire that burned homes. I wanted my story to be light and fun and not harmful, so my heroine only burns down the state park’s outhouse. This story is special to me because my own hero, my husband of 26 years now, was a park ranger and still works in parks so this story has some realistic moments that may have actually happened. I also love fish-out-of-water stories and I think it is realistic that people can find themselves in those kind of situations. Is it realistic to go to a state park and find a hunky park ranger? It could happen. Go visit some state parks and see.
4. What’s up next for you?
I am finishing the third book in the Hearts of Montana series then working on the second story in the Cotton Creek Romances. It’s called Hooked On Love and is about a fashion journalist commissioned to write a story about an introverted fly-fisherman living in Cotton Creek. I’m planning on putting out the third book in my series of hockey romances, the Bannister Brothers, this summer. Then I’ll begin the next book in my cozy mystery/romantic comedy Page Turners series. So pretty much, just writing all the time. Lol. I will also be in Las Vegas next month at the RT Convention, so if any of your readers are going, I’d love for you to look me up.
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