Flirting With Texas by Katie Lane

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Flirting With Texas by Katie Lane
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (368 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Sunflower

YOU’RE A LONG WAY FROM HOME, COWGIRL

On her own in the Big Apple, Jenna Jay Scroggs can handle herself when trouble arises. But when she tries to rescue a horse, the passionate do-gooder ends up on a runaway Central Park carriage ride with a hunky stranger. With his sexy drawl and well-worn Levis, Beauregard Cates is doing his darnedest to make Jenna homesick for the small western town she’s spent years trying to forget. And it’s working: She’s dangerously close to falling head over boot heels for the rugged rodeo star with hair the color of moonshine.

Beau came to the big city to escape his past and live life to the fullest. Yet the leggy blonde with eyes as blue as a western sky causes a real hitch in his giddy-up. So when the well-meaning folks of Bramble plot to bring Jenna home, Beau will need to convince her that she won’t ever get Texas out of her blood – or one good-time, ever-lovin’ cowboy out of her heart.

You can take the girl out of Texas, but somehow, she will find her way back. Even when she fights it every which way to not go back. Add in a rugged sexy cowboy that makes her weak in the knees, and you’ve got a problem.

New York is a far cry from her small Texas hometown, but Jenna is doing well and holding her own. Or at least, she thought she was. All she wanted was a new start, to see the world a little bit and escape the typical small town life. It’s working out fine until Beau comes into her life. He’s got a stubborn streak a mile wide and has a mission to bring Jenna where she belongs, and that includes in his heart.

Mmm, talk about sexy. He’s a rodeo star, he’s hot and he’s witty. Perfect! The heat is on between Beau and Jenna and I’m not sure w hat’s hotter- the summer heat, or the fiery sparks between the two. Whether it’s frustration or sexy banter, these two light up the pages. Bring the hose!

Written with the same witty humor as the other novels within the Deep in the Heart of Texas setting, this one lacked the normal three dimensional characterization that I’ve come to know in Ms. Lane’s novels. It still had a lot of fun and humor, but the characters fell just a bit flat for me. The conflicts didn’t feel as strong, and at times, I also found myself skimming some of the pages. I enjoyed the story, loved the attraction between Jenna and Beau, but had hoped for a little more depth to them.

Still, the overall story had my emotions all over the place. I laughed, I got mad, I wanted to tear up a few times, and that’s what kept me rooting for everyone to their HEA. If you enjoy a fun contemporary romance about finding your place back home, why not do a little flirting with Texas of your own and snag a copy of this book?

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