A Texas Child by Linda Warren

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A Texas Child by Linda Warren
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (297 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy

To save a child

Regret. Assistant District Attorney Myra Delgado knows all about it. She’s spent seven years regretting a foolish betrayal of her ex, Levi Coyote. But now Myra needs Levi, a private investigator, and the stakes are bigger than their history—a baby has been kidnapped. And only Myra is brave enough—or crazy enough—to go after a Mexican drug lord and attempt a rescue.

Levi might not be able to forgive her, but he can’t let Myra face the danger alone. As they work to save an innocent child, he learns a shocking truth about their shared past. If they make it through this, he and Myra just might get a second chance at not only love, but family.

This was my first foray into stories by Linda Warren and I completely enjoyed it.

It’s a little suspense and a lot of romance, though I was expecting a more even spread between the two based on the blurb. The focus of this story is the characters more than the plot, though the plot is solid enough. Really what makes it most enjoyable is watching the characters, main and secondary, interact with one another. While the villains were a bit clichéd and completely evil, they served their purpose.

I thoroughly enjoyed Pop and Stu. They were awesome, funny in places and very, very wise. I liked our hero, and watching him struggle with having feelings for Myra while being engaged to another woman was intriguing. He is, at his heart, honorable, so it was tortuous for him. I do wish it had been a more difficult choice in the end; I think the author made it too easy by making his fiancee less than admirable at the conclusion. I would have liked to see him choose Myra over an equally admirable woman. It would have made that decision much more interesting.

I really enjoyed Myra. She’s a no-holds barred kind of woman who lets nothing stand in her way. I’m not sure I would have had the conjones to do what she ended up doing to find the baby. Her heart is huge, her courage even bigger and she’s a neat lady. It’s no wonder why Levi is unable to turn away from her again, despite their difficult past.

I think there must be a story prior to this one about some of the other characters we meet in passing. While it didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the story, I felt like it would have been richer if I’d read the other one.

All in all, A Texas Child was a good story that touched my heart in many ways. I’d absolutely pick up a book by Linda Warren again, and will most likely hunt up the one I’m sure preceded this one.

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