Thursday, January 3, 2013
Trouble in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas #4) by Katie Lane
THERE'S A FOX IN THE HENHOUSE
Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl's reputation . . . especially when she's Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble's prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger's kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Waking up in Miss Hattie's Henhouse isn't how Brant Cates reckoned on getting to the bottom of his great-granddaddy's murder. The plan was to solve the centuries-old crime, then get the heck out of Dodge. But after meeting Elizabeth and discovering that the buttoned-up beauty is a sexy siren in disguise, he just can't pull himself away.
Now Brant needs Elizabeth to finally put his past to rest, but is she willing to risk her future on Bramble's newest bad boy?
This is maybe my 2nd Katie Lane book. I did not read the previous books in this series but that didn't bother me and didn't seem to effect the telling of the story. Sexy Brant Cates is the oldest surviving brother of the Cates family. He feels there is a curse hounding his family. He thought it was kind of silly until his wife and young child died after a tornado came through and destroyed his home and his life. Now he's decided to investigate the murder of his great grandfather and that leads him to the Miss Hattie's Henhouse. Elizabeth recently inherited the henhouse but she doesn't want it. She's led a buttoned up maiden type of life. She doesn't know what to do with Brant but being around him infuriates her and arouses her at the same time. The Prologue starts out in with Brant's great grandfathers murder. There is no real clues given there but it to set the mind for later i think. I enjoyed this book. Had a lot going for it. humor, romance and intrigue and secrets as well. Just enough of everything to balance out. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun romantic read with lots of laughs. 4 out of 5 stars for Trouble in Texas by Katie Lane.
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