Monday, December 5, 2011

Texas Winter

Title: Texas Winter
Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 9781920502645
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Sequel
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Jack’s recovered from his gunshot wound but between the responsibilities of running the ranch and Hayes Oil, he and Riley haven’t been able to get away. They need to spend quality time alone and head off to the Caribbean for a delayed honeymoon, but their trip gets cut short with a single phone call. Riley has an eight year-old daughter he didn’t know existed. 

The turmoil continues with the discovery that Riley’s dead brother and the company was involved in more criminal activities than previously thought and the FBI is investigating. Riley knows Jack loves him but can he expect his husband to stand by him when so much in their life together is changing? 

I love Jack and Riley and getting to know more about their lives in Texas Winter is a treat, but make sure you read The Heart of Texas first or you’re going to be hopelessly lost. 

Getting together wasn’t easy for these two and the next phase of their life isn’t much smoother. Ms. Scott’s thrown in twists and turns guaranteed to keep your attention and the pages turning as you read on to see if Jack and Riley have gone nuts or been driven apart. That means the emotional drama is through the roof as they deal with shady business dealing, the FBI, a new found daughter and returning family members. There are also plenty of secrets, conflicts and unrest mixed in with their love, passion and desire.

The information about Riley’s ex-girlfriend and why she didn’t tell him about Hayley is very well developed and realistic. The same goes for Hayley. She’s a little cutie and steals every scene she’s in. The story is sweet and entertaining and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint revolves around the FBI portion of the story and the swiftness that Riley’s problems with them are worked out. It seems a bit rushed to me…almost like an afterthought.

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