Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Your Every Desire by Mary Eason

August 25, 2009

YourEveryDesire 5.99Your Every Desire  by  Mary Eason

Whiskey Creek Press

Maggie Malone might not believe in all that fairy tale stuff but Kylie Monroe had been in love with Aaron Winters from the very first moment she came face-to-face with the most amazing blue eyes in Texas. Aaron had practically launched Kylie’s business, Your Every Desire Party Planners and Sweet Shop, into success when his firm hired her to cater their annual Christmas party where she and Aaron became friends. Unfortunately, Kylie definitely wasn’t Aaron’s type; he only dated models. A single night spent in each other’s arms changes all of that. But can Kylie trust Aaron when he tells her that it meant more to him than simply mending his broken heart?

This is a cute story about misconceptions. Kylie Monroe has loved Aaron from the time she met him but believes he only likes models. I thought it was cute that she throws her roommate at him so he can date her since she believes he will never be interested in her. I liked Kylie as a character. I felt she was  a sweet girl who tried to make something of herself and her business and achieves a funny level of success.



Reason To Believe by Leslie Ann Dennis

August 24, 2009

ReasonToBelieve  6.00Reason To Believe by Leslie Ann Dennis

The Wild Rose Press

Lane Douglas is a die-hard realist, so when her superstitious grandfather tells her he will die if the tree planted long ago in his honor in Scotland is chopped down, she doesn’t buy it for a second. But when her grandfather’s health starts a downward slide, Lane hops on a plane and flies across the ocean to convince the landowner to spare the old, diseased oak. To her surprise the landowner is a devilishly handsome man named Conlan MacGregor. Practical Lane came prepared for a fight to save a silly tree, but she soon finds herself fighting to save her heart from falling under the magical charms of the hunky laird of Wolfscrag castle.

I found this to be a heart warming story of love, family and belief. Lane is a strong business woman who loves her grandfather and would do anything for him. Unfortunately her grandfather, Poppa, believes his life is linked to an oak tree in Scotland. I found the grandfather to be both very sharp and very superstitious. He is able to twist the characters around to do his bidding throughout the story.


A Law of Her Own by Linda LaRoque

July 5, 2009

ALawOfHerOwn_w1720_300A Law of Her Own  by  Linda LaRoque

The Wild Rose Press

She won’t let an innocent man hang—
When Charity Dawson resigns her father’s corporate law firm to pursue a career as a trial lawyer, she gets more of a change than she wanted. She finds herself transported to 1888 Texas in the middle of a murder trial.

Turner Reardon is on trial for killing his mistress. He’s given up all hope when an oddly dressed young woman disrupts his trial, claiming she can prove his innocence. Her testimony is brilliant, but his optimism is short lived when she also claims she’s a lawyer.

Charity doesn’t know how she arrived in Prairie, and no one believes she actually went to law school. Her evidence is tossed out and Turner is sentenced to hang. She has only one chance to save an innocent man’s life and find the real killer.

I found A Law Of Her Own to be pretty good for a short story. I loved the premise of a female lawyer traveling back in time just in the nick of time to save an innocent man from hanging.


Ride a Cowboy by Pamela LaBud

March 19, 2009

rideacowboy-3992Ride a Cowboy  by   Pamela LaBud

Cobblestone Press

Set in the 1880’s of West Texas it is the story of an ex-con cattle rancher Wade MacReynolds whose water supply has been cut of by the locals and desperate to keep his herd alive. He has to get his cattle
to market and pay restitution to stay out of prison for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. His only chance is if he can convince the local brothel madam to let him buy water rights from her land.

Lily Barnett is willing to strike a deal, but only on her own terms. A woman who has spent her lifetime pleasing men decides that once and for all a man is going to return the favor. She tells Wade that he can
have seven days of water if he is able to pleasure her in bed one night each week. A battle of wits and wiles ensue as this headstrong cowboy wrangles the beautiful and demanding brothel madam. It is the first in a series of trysts between this randy couple.