Lassoed by the Lawman by Renae Brumbaugh Green ~ Book Review + Giveaway

May 14, 2021


About the Book

Book:  Lassoed by the Lawman
Series: Texas Rangers, Book 3
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: May 4, 2021

Juliana Duke has always dreamed of owning a dress shop.

But as the only child of Oscar and Maria Duke and heiress of the vast Duke Ranch, her job is to marry a rancher and produce a male heir. When Lt. Cody Steves rides onto the scene, her resolve to place duty over daydreams is shaken. Now that her heart’s been lassoed by the handsome lawman, will she be able to love another?

Cody Steves wants marriage and family, but he loves being a Texas Ranger. At any time, he could ride into a job and not come out alive. How could any decent man marry, knowing he could leave a widow and orphans behind? But the beautiful Juliana Duke captures him in a way no other has. When this job is over, can he ride away with his heart intact?

When he learns of a secret plot to take over the Duke Ranch, Cody must risk everything to save Juliana. Little does he know, the outcome will be nothing like he’s planned or imagined.


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My Thoughts

This is the third and final book in the Texas Ranger Series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone. I had no problems following the story. The story draws you right in as we meet our hero Cody singing on his horse heading towards the Duke ranch to help out with a cattle rustling problem. In the process he meets Juliana Duke and fights the attraction that he feels for her once he learns she is the boss's daughter. He also believes he has no time for marriage or relationships as his job takes him to different locations and its a dangerous job to boot. Juliana is a tender soul. She dreams of being a dressmaker but doesn't want to disappoint her parents so she follows everything that they want for her, marriage included. Although she also has a strong pull towards Cody she gives in to her parents wishes. 

This story is filled with suspense and a bit of mystery as you are trying to figure out who is the culprit of the horse rustling. I will say that I had my first suspect right away and there were some I wasn't expecting! Of course I am not going to tell you that information, you will have to go grab the book! I loved how the author had a Bible verse at the beginning of each chapter, they flowed very nicely with the story. 

Overall I thought this was a pretty enjoyable story. It was my first by this author but it certainly won't be my last! If you enjoy stories about Texas Rangers, suspense and of course romance then you should definitely grab this one!

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really enjoyed it!

I received this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Renae Brumbaugh Green is an ECPA Bestselling Author, award-winning humor columnist, and wannabe superhero. She lives in Texas with her handsome, country-boy husband, four nearly-perfect children and one nearly-perfect son-in-law, and far too many animals. When she’s not writing, Renae teaches online classes and tries to be rugged without chipping her nail polish.


More from Renae

Lassoed by the Lawman is the third and final book in the Texas Rangers Series, and I honestly think it’s my favorite book of the series. The main characters, Juliana and Cody, are loosely based on me and my husband, Rick. We’re both creatives, we both love music, and we both try to balance our love for creativity with our need to actually make a living! Our shared love of music initially drew us to each other.

Like Cody, Rick is rugged and masculine, and he melted my heart the first time I heard him sing. As a matter of fact, during our courtship, we often wrote songs together. One of the songs Cody sings to Juliana in the book is actually a song Rick wrote for me. (Sigh.)

The attraction Cody and Juliana feel for each other is both white-hot and pure… the kind of passion God wants husbands and wives to experience. It’s the kind of passion Christ has for us, his bride. As I worked on these pages, I giggled at times, blushed at times, and grinned with mischief always.

Through hardship and heartache, Juliana and Cody find joy. And through hardship and heartache, God wants us to find joy, too…the joy of an abundant life in Christ. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. As a bonus, here’s a link to a song Rick and I wrote and recorded for each other. It’s not the song from the book, but it’s pretty special to us.

God bless, and happy reading!

—Renae Brumbaugh Green

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To celebrate her tour, Renae is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Wonderful review, Kelly-Ann! Thank you for hosting.

  2. Looks like a cute book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Sure would like to read this once. I would like to find out what happens to this couple. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com