New park ranger Daphne Baum is a reformed good girl. Breaking free from her overbearing family as soon as she turned eighteen, she’s been on her own ever since. The life of a park ranger, moving from park to park, suits her just fine. Though still a rule follower, she’s okay with a little sin in her life.
Every generation of Hill men has its black sheep. The general consensus among the family is that Odin Hill is the lucky bastard this go around. At seventeen, he blew out of town like an angry tornado only to return fifteen years later withdrawn and secretive. Living like a recluse in the hollows in the Smoky Mountains, he’s happy to keep to himself and is content to let locals believe he’s the town weirdo. Odin prefers the company of his pet pig to the nosy citizens of Green Valley.
When Daphne discovers Odin might be committing nefarious deeds on park land, she vows to find out the truth behind the handsome, yet chaotic, loner. Will the stranger help the ranger discover the difference between being good and doing the right thing? Or will they find themselves on opposites sides of love?
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Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, Mulder, and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.
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I really liked Stranger Ranger even if it took me a while to get into the story, I didn’t know where Daisy Prescott would lead me. After a few chapters and seeing the dynamics between the main characters, I was totally in.
This story had such a powerful soothing effect, like a piece of quietness and peacefulness.
When Daphne met Odin (thank you daisy for writing this delightful and odd hero), she was challenged in every way, when everyone said he was a recluse, she kept meeting him, attracted like magnets. When she’s been told he didn’t talk much to people, they were having conversations turning into flirting with her, the new park ranger.
These two could have the most awkward moments, somewhat hesitant.
It was an interesting and fun interaction, about two people who might be out of practice with socializing and also dating.
Daphne stuck to the rules and as a park ranger she had to check that one one would break them. She could be a bit judgmental at times and also being the kind of woman who only believes in what she sees, a man like Odin with this strange attitude and secretive personality was up to something or hiding something. Mysterious, blond and handsome, who could make her confused with his attitude. Above all, he was such an endearing character to me, being true to himself with a heart of gold… just swoon.
I could feel the connection between these two and the slow burn vibes, being wary of each other, building up a charged sexual tension, but also sweet and tender.
There was no huge drama between Odin and Daphne and I loved how upfront they were and arguing sometimes but always listening to each other. The dual POV was pretty great and once they went past their assumptions (especially Daphne), it just clicked.
A story that took time to fall in love with the characters and scenery, focusing on what really matters and eliminating the unnecessary.