Texas

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Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger is a classic Sandra Brown romantic suspense story and if you are a fan of this author or that genre at all, you will definitely want to pick it up. The Great War is over but almost two years after armistice, Thatcher Hutton is still finding his way home. Lack of money and no job means ...

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Crazy About a Cowboy

I have a huge soft spot for Dylann Crush’s funny contemporary westerns.  Crazy about the Cowboy isn’t my favorite Crush or the best book in the Tying the Knot in Texas series, but it’s still good and charming. The reigning “Miss Lovin’ Texas” Delilah Stone has been required to criss- ...

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You Lucky Dog

Julia London’s You Lucky Dog is funny, sweet and charming, but gets a couple of points dinked off for the author’s preference for outside conflict versus internal conflict in the romance. It’s a tough day in Austin, Texas. The arrest of a dog walker in an undercover drug sting has resulted ...

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Things Hoped For

After over a decade putting in the work, Xeno Cooper, queen of the Houston rap scene, becomes an ‘overnight’ success when a major rapper highlights her work in an interview. She’d have it all - if she could just find the right woman to share it with. A chance backstage meeting with masseuse Tr ...

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The Secret of You and Me

The Secret of You and Me is an unexpected treat of a heartfelt but very dark novel, a warm and queer retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen.  But it fashions a whole new world, a whole new set of feelings created from broken hearts and heavy religious guilt in small-town Texas. Captain Nora Noak ...

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The Cowboy Says I Do

There are a handful of authors who can write really charming contemporary romances and make me laugh effortlessly.  Sarah Title is one of them.  Jackie Lau is another.  Add Dylann Crush to the mix.  Her The Cowboy Says I Do is funny, fresh, and delightful. Lacey Cherish has inherited one dooz ...

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What You Wish For

What You Wish For is the first book I’ve read by Katherine Center, and it pretty much knocked my socks off. By turns funny, sad, introspective, and joyful, it was like opening a box of chocolates and realizing I actually liked all the different flavors. (Which never happens, there’s always somet ...

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The Trouble With Hating You

A strong heroine, charming hero and fiery love story make The Trouble with Hating You an utterly delightful début. To say that Liya Thakkar has daddy issues is to seriously understate the problem. She and her father are barely civil. He is disgusted that she flaunts their traditional Indian cult ...

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The Chisholm Trail Bride

This is the first novel I’ve read by Kathleen Y’Barbo, and I can see why she’s a bestselling author – she’s a good storyteller. Each of her characters is drawn with descriptive detail, and she has a deft way of weaving romance and adventure together. The Chisholm Trail Bride is one of seve ...

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Texas Legacy

I loved Lorraine Heath’s Texas Glory, heartbreaking though it was at times, so when I discovered one more book to carry on the story told by her Texas trilogy, I couldn’t wait to read it. Unfortunately, while Texas Legacy often felt like a reconnection with old friends, it didn’t quite live up ...