Thursday, February 2, 2017

Book Review: Texas Secrets: The Gallaghers of Morning Star Book 1 by Jean Brashear

Title:  Texas Secrets:  The Gallaghers of Morning Star Book 1
Author:  Jean Brashear
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  December 5, 2013

From the Back Cover:

The first book in New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Morning Star series—romances rich with emotion, ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension. Up-and-coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father's life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed—by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved. A former SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow. The only place he's ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn't want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days—or it will be lost to them both. "Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Buy Links: Amazon
My Review:

The Kindle version of this book is (at the time of this review) being offered as a freebie.  Even though this is a somewhat older book (2013), I read the description and thought... Sexy hot cowboy?  Sweet romance?  Great reviews?  Audible for only another $1.99?  Sounds good to me!  And good it was!

Jean Brashear created characters you couldn't help but love.  I was so pulled into this story that I finished it within a few hours.

Maddie is a New York chef who inherits a house in Texas where her grandmother lived many years ago, with the stipulation that she must remain living in the house for at least 30 days or ownership of the home would revert to another family.  Sounds good, except for the fact that hunky cowboy Boone, who owns the surrounding ranch land, is currently living in that house... the house he was raised in.  Yes, things start getting steamy right off!

Here's the thing... although this read like a movie on the Hallmark channel... and was quite predictable... it gave me tingles.  Yes, I love romance novels that give you all those warm tingles leading up to the couple rolling in the hay (and I mean that literally).

So even though this was predictable, I did enjoy it... so much that I may pick up the next book in this series.  Like I said... I'm a real sucker for tingles and hot cowboys!

My Rating:

About the Author:

New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author of over 40 novels, including the popular TEXAS HEROES series, a five-time RITA finalist and RT BOOKReviews Career Achievement Award winner, Jean Brashear knows a lot about taking crazy chances. 

A lifelong avid reader, at the age of forty-five with no experience and no training, she decided to see if she could write a book. It was a wild leap that turned her whole life upside down, but she would tell you that though she’s never been more terrified, she’s never felt more exhilarated or more alive. She’s an ardent proponent of not putting off your dreams until that elusive ‘someday’—take that leap now.


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