Texas

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West Side Love Story

West Side Love Story transplants that old Capulet/Montague tale to Texas and gives us a fun, spirited and fresh take on that tale of forbidden love.  In the hands of Priscilla Oliveras, the old becomes new, and fun and sexual combustibility prevail. San Antonio native and E.R. nurse Mariana Capu ...

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His Fresh Start Cowboy

The first books by A.M Arthur I read were from her Clean Slate Ranch series set on a dude ranch in California and telling the stories of the guys who stayed and/or worked there, the ‘magic’ of the place putting people in the right place at the right time to find new lives and loves. Those books ...

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Last Seen Alone

Last Seen Alone is listed as one of Laura Griffin’s rare stand-alone romantic suspense novels. The story of a missing woman, her devoted attorney and the cop determined to see justice done, it’s a lovely book that will be sure to please fans of the genre. Brandon Reynolds has been a homicide ...

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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 ...