The Rancher and the Renegade (The Three Goddesses Series Book 2) by Jackson D’Lynne

the rancher and the renegade


Time Travel Western Romance

Humorous, You Will Laugh And Laugh

Awful Evil Villains And A Hunky Cowboy

This is the second book in The Three Goddesses series. Perez Cantana, the incorporeal spirit imprisoned in a pocket watch by three sister Goddesses until he completes three missions, is back in action for mission number two.


It can be read as a stand-alone book.  I did feel I would have understood the circumstances a little better had I read the first book, which I plan to do. It did not take away from my enjoyment of the book.


Sergeant Marisol Sanchez is a DEA Agent under cover as things go wrong on her mission and she sent to a new post.  She is still trying to deal with the events of the night when Haven, her friend, disappeared and she met a woman with the strange pocket watches for sale.


Fifteen months later things come to a head and Marie is transported to 1856 Barrett Ranch near Laredo Texas by Perez and the strange pocket watch to right injustice in and around Laredo, at least that is what Perez tells her.  Tyrence Barrett is having a string of terrible incidents on his ranch.


The La Rosa Negra, The Black Rose Gang led by Espada, is trying to run Ty and the other ranchers out of business.  The evil Espada wants the water on Ty’s land, water is as valuable as gold in Texas.  Espada is evil incarnate; he enjoys absolute cruelty, murder, and rape; the more depraved the better.


Jackson D’Lynne created the most despicable character I have read in some time.  Great work with Espada’s traits and warped mental health Ms. D’Lynne.  I spent a lot of time hoping for Espada to get his just desserts.


Transported back in time is a harrowing experience for Marisol in more ways than one.  She has an unexplainable sexual attraction to Ty, which is not like her at all.  His manly body, handsome face, sun bleached hair, (in a word he is a hunk), is all she can think about and to top it off he is strong, kind, considerate, and a straight shooter.


She is dumped in 1856 without any modern conveniences, how can she tell Ty she came from 158 years in the future, and  Espada is determined to either run Ty off or kill him.  It is a lot to take in all at once.  Perez, of course is there, trying to help her through his mission, as well as, convince her she is not crazy.  Perez he has own problems with his imprisonment by the three Goddess sisters as well.


The exchanges between Marisol and Perez are very funny at times; Marisol’s conversations with herself about Ty are hilarious, I laughed and laughed.  Ty is fighting his attraction for Marisol, trying to keep his ranch going, and keep his ranch hands alive.  Espada is killing livestock, raping and killing neighbors, and pillaging the area. He is an evil, greedy man, and a sexual pervert.



Characters, Plotting And Development:

The sexual tension and attraction leaps off the pages between Ty and Marisol. The sexual scenes are hot as a firecracker.  The author paced the book well, with plots and twists.


The book has mystery, a spy reporting to Espada and doing their best to keep Ty and Marisol apart, vengeance, evil at its worse, the tension of Espada’s plotting and escapades kept going higher and higher, and a hero and heroine that are strong independent characters; the kind of characteristic it took to settle the west and conquer evil.


The author kept the tension ramped up throughout as well with Marisol’s dilemma of loving Ty, going home to 2014 and her need to come to grips with her wounded past.  Though the road is rough, Ty and Marisol do finally get their happy ever after and all is right with the world as the author brings all the parts together.  Is Perez left in limbo; you will have to read the book to find out.

The book has a surprise ending, I am sure you will like.



Due to the sexual content, I recommend this book for young adults to adults only.  This book will appeal to anyone that likes westerns romance, strong characters, evil personified, and happy endings that tie up the loose strings and paranormal elements.  You will love this one.


Books reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion;  book reviews on line under my name are my opinion.  I received this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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