Wrapped Up with a Ranger - Kait Nolan

Wrapped Up with a Ranger

By Kait Nolan

  • Release Date: 2022-06-03
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 193 Ratings


Can a grumpy former Ranger find lasting happiness in a marriage of convenience with a sunny single mom?

After losing his leg, former Army Ranger Holt Steele is building a new life and a new business with his friends. Sure, he never expected to put small-town baker on his resume, but he finds he likes the quiet, simple life. If only he didn't like the sunny single mom who works across the street--or her adorable kid--quite so much.

After escaping a controlling husband, event planner Cayla Black has one focus--growing her business and maintaining a safe, happy home for her daughter. She has no time or interest in a man. Not even one who charms her child with Disney songs and keeps turning up like a mind-reader to help without being asked.

But when her ex's conviction is overturned on a technicality, and he shows up to reclaim his wife and child, Holt intervenes with an outrageous lie. The only way to fix it is to make his falsehood the truth. As they struggle to convince everyone that their marriage of protection is real, these two reluctant hearts fall deeper, until the lines between the fiction and the dream begin to blur, and they have to risk it all to protect the family they didn't know they wanted.


  • Loving the Military Men

    By qhorse5
    Holt and Cayla had sparks going between them in the “Mixed Up With a Marine” The glances and such; you just hoped something special would happen and Kait did not disappoint. I loved that Holt kind of “fell” into this marriage of his own choosing. He was already in love with Maddie, Cayla’s daughter, but was hesitant about making any gestures toward Cayla. He felt he would be saddled down, just like he was with his sister, Hadley, and his absentee mother. He never thought this would be different. I don’t want to give too much of the story away but highly encourage you to read the second book in this series! I can’t wait for the third. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Will he be able to keep his girls protected?

    By Brightndays
    Wrapped Up with a Ranger is the second book in the Bad Boy Bakers series. Holt and Cayla have been circling around each other for a while now, both feeling the attraction, but he just wants to remain friends, but all of that changes when Cayla and her daughter are in danger from her ex. What starts as a marriage of convenience starts to feel very real, but will Holt be able to keep his girls protected? This was such a fantastic book! I love marriages of convenience, mixed with single moms, plus add in a bit of a grumpy hero with a heroine that has hope and sunshine, and I’m a goner! I adored Cayla, Holt, and Maddie, I loved their connection and their ups and downs they needed to navigate to find their happily ever after. Cayla was so strong, not just because she was a single mom and ran her own business, but also because she stood up for herself, she protected those around her, and she remained hopeful even in the midst of darkness. Holt had a bit of an inner struggle when it came to Cayla. He wanted her so fiercely, but thought he never wanted to be married or raise children again. But I loved how he acted around both Cayla and Maddie, I loved his protective nature, and I loved his drive. They made an amazing team, in and out of the bedroom, and I just loved how their relationship developed. Her past created a nice tension throughout the whole book, but I was definitely invested in this family! I loved this book! I am loving this series, and I am so excited for the next book!
  • Wrapped up with a ranger

    By drblonde824
    I really enjoyed reading the next book in the Bad Boy Bakers series. A feel-good story with real-world characters and problems that was such a page turner I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next one!. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Love this story

    By Nettie1114
    Loved it! Kait Nolan has written a wonderful romantic story with Wrapped Up with a Ranger. Holt is very protective of a Cayla, her daughter and becomes her legal husband to protect them from her ex-husband. The storyline has twists and turns to keep you guessing and throughly interested in outcome of the story. I love how protective all the Bad Baker Boys and how their involvement is interwoven into the story. I highly recommend reading this book!. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Steamy Marriage of Protection Romance

    By Marie Bourgery
    Cayla’s ex was a piece of work and his coming back to threaten her and their daughter Mattie shook her up. Holt step up as a protector and they agree to a temporary marriage. They’ve danced around their attraction for a while. Who wouldn’t love a sexy man who also loves her sweet little daughter, can sing princess songs well, and bakes like a dream? His military friend’s nickname for him is apt. Cayla’s ex steps up his manipulation and ruination of not just her but their friends too. I was shocked he was out of jail with seemingly no one monitoring his activity. I loved Holt’s IT specialist friend Cash and his colorful sister Hayley and would love to read more about them in future books.
  • Fantastic

    By Norm256
    I truly enjoyed this second installment of Bad Boy Bakers. Wrapped up with a Ranger was the love story we all saw coming in glimpses in the first installment, but not at all in the way I anticipated; plus, it was peppered with a little suspense and mystery, tugged on my momma heart and made me swoon all in one book. Aaaand, it unwrapped some mystery that I thought was all wrapped up with a pretty, neat little bow in Mixed Up with a Marine. It doesn’t contradict the first book, but rather adds mystery to what we were led to assume in the first book. This book can totally be read as a stand alone, but boy you would be missing out if you didn’t get the whole story from the beginning! Don’t walk, but RUN to get this one! You won’t be disappointed! I can hardly wait for the next installment!. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Wrapped Up With A Ranger

    By addicted to hot romance
    Again…the sense of family, community, diversity, and love prevails. You know you are going to have an HEA, but the journey there brings a wide range of emotions ending with a tear, a smile, and a sigh of satisfaction. Having read all of Kait Nolan’s books, I never grow tired of her stories. That is rarely true for me, often the stories of other authors become staid with only the names changed with little character variety. Looking forward to her next book!
  • Romance Page Turner

    By MaryCap1964
    Who knew a marriage of convenience could be suspenseful? Holt and Cayla’s story went from spark to spectacular in a heartbeat when Holt stepped in to protect her and her adorable daughter from ruthless evil. With the outpouring of support from his Bad Boy Baker Bros to other friends near and far, this compelling tale had me glued to my reader - chores be damned! Although a stand-alone story, it was great to have familiar characters from other Eden’s Ridge stories included in this adventure. So now I’m eagerly awaiting Jonah and Rachel’s story. Can’t imagine it’ll top this one, but somehow I think it might - that’s how Kait’s series unfold - just when you think you’ve found a new favorite. . . . . Wow. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Wrapped Up with a Ranger

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Received from BookSprout Wrapped Up with a Ranger is book 2 in the Bad Boy Bakers series by Kait Nolan with all the feels. Up next is Holt Steele, Cayla Black and her adorable daughter Maddie. What starts as a fake marriage to protect Cayla and Maddie from her ex husband turns into more…lots of chemistry, swoon worthy hero, baggage, challenges and a mystery yet to be solved. Can’t wait for the last bad boy baker, Jonah!
  • Hot and suspenseful!

    By ricin2
    What an exciting story!! Cayla and Holt’s story is a page turner!! This new series “Bad Boy Bakers” is off with a bang! Maddie is such a sweetheart and an imp to the bone!! What a page turner!! I didn’t see the twists coming and Holt is the perfect book boyfriend. And Cayla is a firecracker! I loved their chemistry, love their circle of friends and the bakery too! I want to go to this bakery ! I wished this was a real place and a real town! I stayed up way late to finish this book!. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.