Saturday, October 20, 2012

Texas Heat


Title: Texas Heat
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: spsilverpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN: 9781614957270
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Life is good for Riley and Jack and it’s not just because their personal relationship is stronger than ever. Professionally they’re both at all time highs—Jack’s quarter horse training facility is taking off and Riley’s ethical oil company is ready to start drilling, which means both mean are busy. There’s an addition to the ranch when Jack hires Robbie to help with training the horses and then Riley’s old friend Eli, a photographer shows up. It gives him and Riley a chance to catch up but then Eli gets the idea that the ranch would make a great backdrop for a male underwear photo shoot.

Between family problems, male models, Eli and Robbie getting into a relationship and unexpected problems with the oil company, Jack and Riley have a hot Texas summer packed with fun, love, family and turmoil. It’s just another crazy period in the lives of two men whose love only gets stronger and who can face anything together.

Texas Heat is the latest release in RJ Scott’s The Heart of Texas series. Since the story follows the same couple and has other recurring characters, the books should be read in order.

What to say about this newest release. Well, I guess first off it would be that once again RJ Scott has done it again with this third look into the lives of sexy Texans Riley and Jack. The plot makes sense and flow smoothly; it’s nice seeing further developments in Riley and Jack’s relationship, there are vivid descriptions, good placement of secondary characters and enough twists to keep you guessing. Actually I was surprised how many little subplots the author managed to work in—gasp—just like in real life. Well done, Ms. Scott.

I really enjoyed the new guys Robbie and Eli. They’re different from Jack and Riley in many ways and added a pop of interest to the story. Additionally they supplied a nicely done secondary romance I wanted to work out. And with the Eli plot, the idea of a male underwear shoot at the ranch gave me more than a few chuckles too.

Now back to Jack and Riley. These guys had problems before, but they’ve grown as a couple over the course of this series and I like them more with each book. I love how they’ve come to rely on each other and the way Ms. Scott has improved their ability to communicate with each other is handled well. So I guess it boils down to this. I found Texas Heat entertaining, I like the main characters and am looking forward to the next book in the series, whenever that might be.  I’ll be looking for it and hope you will be too.

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