Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that goes double at the Texas Rose Ranch, home to the Rose family through five generations of toil, sweat, and scandal. From the moment CanDee McCain is hired to write a history of the Roses’ empire, she’s bowled over by tall, sexy Cinco Rose. True, the man initially mistakes her for a stripper, but he certainly puts the man in manly. For the first time since her cheating ex left, stealing her novel-in-progress in the process, CanDee is ready to have a little fun.
No woman has ever made Cinco feel both so at ease and so turned on. Since his divorce, he’s preferred a saddle and solitude to risking his heart again. Yet something draws him to the fast-talking, leggy redhead. CanDee’s not just sweet; she’s smart and brave too. But her research is uncovering long-buried secrets that could jeopardize everything the Roses prize most—and destroy a love that’s just begun to bloom.
Genre: Romance – Western, Cowboy, comedy
Part of a series: Yes – Book 1 of the Texas Rose series
Steam level – Warm but not too hot – a lot of talking about sex but not a lot of seeing the action
POV: Dual CanDee/Cinco
I knew from the start that I was going to love this book. It was outrageously funny and continued throughout the book. Sometimes the humor was subtle and sometimes not so much but it never detracted from the story. Both CanDee and Cinco have been hurt by previous relationships and both are reluctant to name what they have together. As the story unfolds both grow and develop. CanDee’s revelation about her previous relationship was dealt with with respect and clarity. It was probably the best I’ve seen in a while – very true to reality with being stuck between a rock and a hard place. Maybe not worked out to the liking of some people but way better than if it was wrapped up in a pretty bow. The humor kept they story light-hearted while dealing with some difficult issues. The pranks between CanDee and Lefty were downright devious and fun (Cinco’s rule: No bodily harm). And the best part of this book (I thought) was the throat punch. OMG I totally wasn’t expecting it and rolled when I read it. I look forward to reading the next book in this series and hope to see more of CanDee and Cinco since there wasn’t really an epilogue.
If you like Janet Evanovich you’ll like this book!
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